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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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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