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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.
“Of all the forces in our universe, few things captivate more inspiration, awe and wonder… than the stars. No matter where we stand upon this beautiful Earth, up above is a celestial blanket beckoning our vision to higher possibilities. For the 49th LEAF Festival, the artists selected transcend expectation, defy all convention, and capture the essence of what it means to embrace one’s fullest potential. From the shores of Benin, to the mountains of Colorado, to the forests of Ireland, to the city streets of LA… this Fall, over 15 nations will unite at Lake Eden to share a vision of who we are when we release all expectations, dive deep into our creative passions, and #ReachfortheStars. Join us this October for a Global Gathering filled with music, magic and infinite possibility… And prepare for the journey of a lifetime!” ~ Ehren Cruz, Artistic Director
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.
Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy! Featuring live music, group camping, 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!
Due to crowd size and parking limitations, tickets must be reserved online in advance. Limited tickets remaining. Reserve tickets while they last at HippieFest.org.
Join us at this annual, family-friendly event as we celebrate Holly Springs and all the people, places and services that our community has to offer. Featuring local artists, businesses, food vendors, children’s activities, and local entertainment; this free event is a Holly Springs tradition.
o Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with our Arts & Crafts Alley and Harvest Market
o Play until your hearts content at the Children’s Corner, full of activities and games
o Free Kids Zone with inflatables & rides
o Food and treats for every taste
o Learn about local, non-profit community groups
o Business Expo sponsored by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce
o Fire Truck & Police vehicles on display – Meet Cinder too!
Go back in time to the Jazz Age at the inaugural Roaring Raleigh Lawn Party! This unique 1920’s inspired event will feature dance performances and lessons, roving entertainers, model T cars, vintage clothing vendors and more. Join us at Moore Square on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920’s attire. There will prizes for best dressed and best picnic set up.
Entrance to his event is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site.
Featured Performers include:
- Mint Julep Jazz Band, headliners on the main stage
- Russ Wilson, DJ
- Barbershop quartet, Never 4 Home
- the NC Youth Tap Ensemble
Roaring Raleigh Lawn Party will bring people together from all over the triangle through music and dance.
Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and hippie-ness! Returning to Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday October 26, 2019. Featuring vibrant entertainment, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble garden, cirque performers, kids activities, delicious food, beer, and more. All ages welcome. General admission $10. Kids 10 and under free. It’s groovy baby!
Due to crowd size and parking limitations, tickets must be reserved online in advance. Limited tickets remaining.
Every Halloween the Town of Boone hosts this community tradition in downtown Boone. The fun starts at 4:00 PM at the Watauga County Library with games and arts & crafts and a haunted tour of the Jones House Cultural and Community Center where children can enjoy tricks and treats around every corner. Trick-or-Treating with the downtown Boone merchants begins at 5:00 PM and concludes at6:00 PM. Come out and enjoy a fun, safe, and silly Halloween with your friends in downtown Boone.
Main street will be closed to traffic so families can do their trick-or-treating safely. Several churches, businesses, and groups will have plenty of candy, cider, and goodies on hand for the kids. Main street businesses will be open so parents can browse or have a treat of their own. Come on out to Main street in Stuart for fun on Halloween.
WE’RE BACK! The greatest comic book pop-culture celebration in the multiverse! Locally owned & operated, our focus is creativity, inspiration, education, and most of all, FUN! Meet the biggest guests in comic books like Kevin Eastmen, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Palmotti, and Amanda Conner!
NC Comicon is your portal to the best & brightest creator superstars from around the globe, the most intimate panels & workshops, and the events & parties you’ve come to expect from NC’s premiere convention!
All-inclusive, all are invited, as NC Comicon: Bull City 2019, takes over downtown Durham NC on Nov 8-10th!