Calendar

Apr
27
Sat
Laurinburg “SpringFest”: Laurinburg, NC @ Downtown Laurinburg, NC
Apr 27 all-day
Laurinburg "SpringFest": Laurinburg, NC @ Downtown Laurinburg, NC

Springfest brings together the Arts Council of Scotland County with the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce, Scotland Memorial Foundation and Scotland County Parks and Recreation.

This arts festival will include a stage of music with performers from Scotland High School, the University of North Carolina Pembroke, and St. Andrews University. There will also be craft and food vendors, a chalk art contest, a community art project.

Town of Cary’s “Spring Daze” Arts & Crafts Festival: Cary, NC @ Fred G Bond Metro Park
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Town of Cary's "Spring Daze" Arts & Crafts Festival: Cary, NC @ Fred G Bond Metro Park

Join us as we celebrate the annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary’s 310-acre urban park. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food, and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina’s diverse arts and crafts community.

May
3
Fri
Kids Fest: Manteo, NC @ Roanoke Island Festival Park
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 am
Kids Fest: Manteo, NC @ Roanoke Island Festival Park

KidsFest will be a morning of hands-on crafts and activities for young children. We will have fire trucks, EMS & police vehicles, face painting, bubbles, ice cream, snowballs, music, arts and crafts, and much, much more.

May
4
Sat
ApexPeak Fest: Apex, NC @ Historic Downtown Apex
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
ApexPeak Fest: Apex, NC @ Historic Downtown Apex

Salem Street in historic downtown Apex will come alive during PeakFest!
 For more than thirty years, PeakFest has brought families together for a day of fun, food and fellowship. The event, which is referred to as an arts and crafts festival, has deep roots within the Apex community.  What started as a small community day in a school parking lot has grown into an event that draws hundreds of vendors and over 22,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex.  Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.

PeakFest is the largest public event in Apex and, it is about more than fun.  Live music all day, artist of every kind (jewelry, pottery, watercolor and acrylic), entertainment for the kids, food that you would find at the fair, and so much more!

Fest in the West: Cary, NC @ USA Baseball Thomas Brooks Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fest in the West: Cary, NC @ USA Baseball Thomas Brooks Park

You don’t want to miss Western Cary’s Signature Festival!

Fest in the West is presented by CaryCitizen in partnership with the Town of Cary. Enjoy food, beer, music, activities for the whole family, and an arts and crafts village!
5th Annual Midtown Music Fest: Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5th Annual Midtown Music Fest: Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park

Back by popular demand! Celebrating it’s 5th year, this all-day art and music festival welcomes Spring and the return of outdoor music to North Hills. Midtown Music Fest features a mix of original music and fan favorite covers from artists both nationally and locally know, culminating with a national headliner, soon to be announced! The festival also features local craft beer & beverages, popular food trucks, hip hop dancers, flame throwers, stilt walkers, custom teepees, flower crowns, a marching band and other artful activities.

May
9
Thu
Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) “Breaking Ground:” Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden
May 9 – May 12 all-day
Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) "Breaking Ground:" Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden

LEAF Festival is an inter-generational celebration of world culture that uses music, arts, and creativity to champion artistic expression, instill cultural competency, and build a diverse & welcoming community.

“They say the creation of a thousand forests lies in a single acorn. One word, one choice, one gesture no matter how seemingly small, has the power to transform this world for the better. For the 48th LEAF Festival, we’ve scoured the globe to select artists who are architects of positive change using the strength & resilience of their creative expression to uplift our communities. Artist who defy expectation, remaining true to their path allowing authenticity to guide them to ever higher heights of accomplishment & impact.. Artists who value the importance of planting deep roots as much as reaching for the stars. As LEAF Community Arts approaches a new phase in its legacy with the creation of a year round Global Arts Center, we welcome one and all to gather at the beautiful Lake Eden to celebrate this new inspiring chapter in our journey together. Bring your hopes, your dreams, your families, and an open heart for a world culture celebration you will never forget.”  ~ Ehren Cruz, Artistic Director

May
11
Sat
Hippie Fest: Salisbury, NC @ Rowan County Fair Grounds
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hippie Fest: Salisbury, NC @ Rowan County Fair Grounds

Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy! Returning to Rowan County Fairground in Salisbury, NC May 11 & 12, 2019. Featuring live music, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble garden, cirque performers, kids activities, delicious food, tipsy-hippie tiki bar, and more. All ages welcome. Kids 10 and under free. It’s groovy baby!

Note: Due to crowd size and parking limitations, tickets must be reserved online in advance. Limited tickets remaining.

May
18
Sat
Cheerwine Festival: Salisbury, NC @ Downtown Salisbury
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cheerwine Festival: Salisbury, NC @ Downtown Salisbury

A celebration of all things good and cheerful, southern and delightful! The Cheerwine Festival brings in tens of thousands of locals and visitors from across the Carolinas converging on this small, historic city to eat good food, shop cheerwine merchandise and have fun in the downtown area.

Cheerwine is a one-of-a-kind soft drink with a unique cherry taste that has been delighting southerners for more than a century. Cheerwine was first created in 1917 in Salisbury, NC by a general store owner named LD Peeler.

Jun
8
Sat
Celebrate Princeton Street Fair: Princeton, WV @ The Mercer Street Grassroots District
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Princeton Street Fair: Princeton, WV @ The Mercer Street Grassroots District

This year’s event will feature Live Music and other exciting performances, waterslides, lazer tag, The Meltdown, a car show, a live art mashup, a petting zoo & more!

Jun
11
Tue
Boonville Community Library Hoop Jam: Boonville, NC @ Boonville Community Public Library
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Boonville Community Library Hoop Jam: Boonville, NC @ Boonville Community Public Library

Join Imagine Circus at Boonville Community Public Library for a hoop performance followed by an interactive hoop jam. Get in on the action– move your body and let your creativity shine! This family friendly event is open to the public

Jun
25
Tue
Hickory Public Library Presents “Time With Tain”: Hickory, NC @ Ridgeview Recreation Center
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:45 pm
Hickory Public Library Presents "Time With Tain": Hickory, NC @ Ridgeview Recreation Center

Come out to see “Time With Tain,” a one-man comedic circus show featuring a variety of colorful juggling props and interactive elements. Keeping audiences laughing and engaged, this show is a must see for the whole family!

Two Shows!

10 am show

Ridgeview Recreation Center

700 1st St SW

Hickory, NC 28602

3 PM show

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

375 3rd St NE

Hickory, NC 28601

 

Jun
26
Wed
John L. Throckmorton Library Presents “It’s Showtime at Your Library with Imagine Circus”: Fayetteville, NC @ John L. Throckmorton Library
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
John L. Throckmorton Library Presents "It's Showtime at Your Library with Imagine Circus": Fayetteville, NC @ John L. Throckmorton Library

You’re in for a treat! It’s Showtime at Your Library with Katie and Kaci from Imagine Circus. They’ll share what it’s like behind the scenes as a circus performer, as well as the fun, sweat, and tears that goes into creating performances. This show will inspire you to move, be creative, eat healthy, and realize that all the world’s a stage! At the end of the show, get a chance to ask Katie and Kaci questions!

Jun
29
Sat
4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks: Monck’s Corner, SC @ Monck's Corner Regional Recreation Complex
Jun 29 all-day
4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks: Monck's Corner, SC @ Monck's Corner Regional Recreation Complex

Join the Town of Moncks Corner for its annual Independence Day festivities! Parade down Main Street, Street Dance at the Regional Recreation Complex, watch the fireworks! There will be food trucks, vendors, live music, and activities for kids!

New Hanover County Public Library Presents “Acro Alphabet”: @ New Hanover County Public Library, Northeast Branch
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Hanover County Public Library Presents "Acro Alphabet": @ New Hanover County Public Library, Northeast Branch

Imagine Circus’s dynamic acro duo, Katie and Kaci, are movement enthusiasts, healthy eaters, creativity cultivators, self-published authors, and reading advocates! Years ago they were inspired to create every letter of the alphabet with their bodies–an amazing feat of strength, skill, and patience– and published their first book, ACRO: An Alphabet Art Book. Featuring colorful letters and high resolution images of the “acro alphabet,” their book includes an uplifting poem about hard work and cooperation.

Audience members participate in a light hearted group stretch and other fun activities. Learn about life as an acrobat, the need for healthy eating, the value of hard work and the importance of practice, practice, practice!

Jul
3
Wed
Independence Day Celebration: Wake Forest, NC @ Heritage High School
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Independence Day Celebration: Wake Forest, NC @ Heritage High School

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at Wake Forest’s two-day 2019 Independence Day Celebration presented by PowerSecure!

Now in its 46th year, Wake Forest’s annual celebration is one of our area’s most eagerly-anticipated summer-time events serving up two days-worth of fun and excitement for the entire family – and this year it’s all free!

The 2019 Fireworks Spectacular will be Wednesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities on the  Husky Stadium football field or on one of the designated viewing areas on the Heritage High School campus. Spectators may also sit on the home side stadium bleachers. No chairs or blankets will be permitted on the stadium track.

Jul
4
Thu
Independence Day Celebration “Imagine Circus Show”: Lake Junaluska, NC @ Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Jul 4 – Jul 5 all-day
Independence Day Celebration "Imagine Circus Show": Lake Junaluska, NC @ Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

Let your imagination run wild as Imagine Circus takes the stage during the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska. You’ll be wowed by aerialists in Stuart Auditorium, jugglers, stilt walkers and more! Plus, Imagine Circus will join the Independence Day Parade on July 4 and face-paint at the picnic.

 

July 4th: Parade

July 5th: Imagine Circus Show

4th of July Stars in the Sky: Newport News, VA @ Victoria Landing Park
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4th of July Stars in the Sky: Newport News, VA @ Victoria Landing Park

The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Victory Landing Park (50 25th St.). The event includes free children’s inflatables (moon bounces, obstacle courses) and free face painting. Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen treats.   Live music by Full Spectrum from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Free light-up give-a-way items will be given out during the event (while supplies last).

Full Spectrum is a six piece electrifying, high energy “pop & hip-hop” band out of the USAF Heritage of America Band. This dynamic group of Active Duty musicians is assembled from areas throughout the U.S., but call Langley AFB, VA home. The band is made up of a lead singer, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and an audio engineer. Their sound is a mix of “old school” hip-hop similar to artists like “Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five”, “Run-DMC”, and “The Beastie Boys,” and today’s pop music trends such as “Maroon Five”, “Macklemoore” and “The Weekend”. Their musical influence stems from their main mission of reaching this generation’s youth and young adults.

A spectacular fireworks show and will light up the sky over the James River at 9:30 PM.

Jul
9
Tue
Montgomery County Library Presents “The Liquid Nitrogen Show”: Troy, NC @ Troy Elementary School
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Montgomery County Library Presents "The Liquid Nitrogen Show": Troy, NC @ Troy Elementary School
The world we live in is even more magical than anything we could hope to imagine. During this fun hour, we’re going to be playing with a vacuum chamber to see what happens to marshmallows and balloons when the pressure from the air is removed. We’ll also have some liquid nitrogen on hand and observe freezing objects which we don’t normally get to see frozen. We will discuss how these topics relate to physics in space and in the laboratory. At the end, we’ll have an entertaining act using liquid nitrogen which will be certain to amaze!
Oct
19
Sat
Carolina Balloon Fest: Statesville, NC @ Statesville Regional Airport
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Carolina Balloon Fest: Statesville, NC @ Statesville Regional Airport

Come enjoy Carolina Balloon Fest! Attractions include live music, delicious food vendors, beer & wine, and circus performances! Join Imagine Circus Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM for their flagship show “Cirque Spectacular.” Catch a selfie with our larger than life stilt walkers roving throughout the event!

Rain or Shine… Carolina BalloonFest is open October 18-20, 2019!  
Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather-dependent.  The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity.  Due to limited entrance points into our festival,  on Saturday, guests are encouraged to PARK by 1 PM to attend late afternoon launches. Saturday is our most popular festival day and the admissions booths will close when we reach maximum capacity. Tickets are non-refundable.