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Want to attend an Imagine Circus performance? All of our “open to the public” events are listed below–come see us in action! 

Aug
24
Sat
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival: Cary, NC @ Cary Townhall Campus
Aug 24 all-day
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival: Cary, NC @ Cary Townhall Campus

Join us at Cary’s Town Hall campus on Academy Street for the 43rd Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Lane & Associates Family Dentistry. The two-day event will feature over 300 artists including featured artist JJ Jiang, Jerry Miller Award winners, live music, children’s activities, and a variety of food and drink vendors. We look forward to enjoying the Lazy Daze of summer with you!

World Arts Celebration: Newport News, VA @ City Center at Oyster Point
Aug 24 all-day
World Arts Celebration: Newport News, VA @ City Center at Oyster Point

Explore cultures from around the world at the World Arts Celebration on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM around the fountain at City Center at Oyster Point (735 Town Center Drive).  A stroll around the fountain will transport you through a curated world tour of hands-on exhibits, art demonstrations, entertainment and culinary delights to tantalize your senses.

The World Arts Celebration is presented by the City of Newport News, Newport News Sister Cities, and the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.  Admission and parking are free.    For additional information, call 757-926-1400 or visitwww.nnparks.com.  Updates and announcements (including weather-related announcements) will be posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals and Twitter @nnfestivals.

IMAGINE – Celebrate Hart Theatre’s 35th: Waynesville, NC @ The Fangmeyer Theatre
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
IMAGINE – Celebrate Hart Theatre's 35th: Waynesville, NC @ The Fangmeyer Theatre

This year The HART Theatre celebrates its 35th Anniversary. Nestled in the shadow of Cold Mountain in Waynesville, North Carolina, The HART Theatre, founded in 1984, is a semi-professional community theatre and has been showcasing the talents of the people of the region and beyond in over 350 productions for the past 35 beautiful years. We invite you to help us Celebrate this achievement this August.

Cocktail attire – coats for men not required.

To reserve your spot for this special celebration and for more information contact the HART Box Office at 828 456 6322 Tues-Sat 1-5pm.

Please RSVP by Aug. 15, 2019.

 

Aug
28
Wed
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh in the newly renovated Moore Square Park.

The Market will feature over 20 vendors along with entertainment, educational programming, and special events.

Be on the lookout for a roving Imagine Circus performer!

To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, the Moore Square Market is proud to accept EBT. Additionally, the Moore Square Market will match the first $10 that each EBT shopper spends each week! Simply purchase EBT tokens at the information booth and spend your dollars like it’s a grocery store. The Moore Square Market Match dollars may be used to buy anything sold at the Moore Square Market, from fresh produce to crafts and more!

Aug
29
Thu
Allegheny College presents the “2019 Student Involvement Fair and Student Celebration for Dr. Link: Meadville, PA @ Gator Quad
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Allegheny College presents the "2019 Student Involvement Fair and Student Celebration for Dr. Link: Meadville, PA @ Gator Quad

This year the 2019 Involvement Fair be held in conjunction with “Imagine the Possibilities,” the Student Celebration for our new president, Dr. Hilary L. Link. The Student Celebration and Involvement Fair will be Thursday, August 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. around the Gator Quad.  Table space can only be guaranteed if your group is registered before Monday, August 26, by 5 p.m.

Aug
30
Fri
Floyd Yoga Jam “Infinity”: Floyd, Virginia
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day
Floyd Yoga Jam "Infinity": Floyd, Virginia

Welcome to FloydYogaJam 8 … four days of Yoga, Music, Magic, and Mountains all in our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County. This event features outdoor camping, awesome vendors, quality food, healing arts, workshops and speakers, children’s activities and a lineup featuring more than 125 artists throughout the weekend.

Aug
31
Sat
Mainstreet Busker Fest AfterDark: Abingdon, VA @ Abingdon Market Pavillion
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mainstreet Busker Fest AfterDark: Abingdon, VA @ Abingdon Market Pavillion

For guests 21+, Buskers After Dark is a night of up-close and untamed performances, including roving perfomances throughout the crowd, offering a chance to mingle with the best buskers of the festival. There will also be stage performance and fire show finale presented by Imagine Circus.

Attendees are welcome to arrive in costume, adding to the magic of the night. The evening event will entertain guests 21 and older with amusement including fire jugglers, aerialists, acrobats, stilt walkers, dancers, and beverages.

Sep
4
Wed
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh in the newly renovated Moore Square Park.

The Market will feature over 20 vendors along with entertainment, educational programming, and special events.

Be on the lookout for a roving Imagine Circus performer!

To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, the Moore Square Market is proud to accept EBT. Additionally, the Moore Square Market will match the first $10 that each EBT shopper spends each week! Simply purchase EBT tokens at the information booth and spend your dollars like it’s a grocery store. The Moore Square Market Match dollars may be used to buy anything sold at the Moore Square Market, from fresh produce to crafts and more!

Sep
18
Wed
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh in the newly renovated Moore Square Park.

The Market will feature over 20 vendors along with entertainment, educational programming, and special events.

Be on the lookout for a roving Imagine Circus performer!

To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, the Moore Square Market is proud to accept EBT. Additionally, the Moore Square Market will match the first $10 that each EBT shopper spends each week! Simply purchase EBT tokens at the information booth and spend your dollars like it’s a grocery store. The Moore Square Market Match dollars may be used to buy anything sold at the Moore Square Market, from fresh produce to crafts and more!

Sep
21
Sat
Eats, Beats, & Brews Food Truck Festival: Pineville, NC
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eats, Beats, & Brews Food Truck Festival: Pineville, NC

Everyone’s favorite food truck rodeo is back at the Village Arboretum! Eats, Beats, and Brews returns offering a variety of your favorite local vendors while bringing something new into town! Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Live entertainment throughout the evening for all to enjoy and kids’ activities in store for the children!

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and appetite!

Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:00pm-7:00pm: Heads Up Penny
7:00pm-9:00pm: Minutes and Years
Village Arboretum

Beverage Vendors:
Southern Pines Brewing Company

Food Vendors:
Berri Bowlful
The 13th Taco

Sep
22
Sun
Abundance NC’s 12th Annual Pepper Festival: Pittsboro, NC @ Downtown Pittsboro
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Abundance NC's 12th Annual Pepper Festival: Pittsboro, NC @ Downtown Pittsboro

This year Pepperfest is coming home to downtown Pittsboro!

A celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s top chefs, brewers and artisans! This amazing culinary event is held in the late cool summer and hosts around 3,000 folks who enjoy live music and revelry, learning and discovery – including a kid’s craft and fun zone – while filling up on delicious pepper-themed dishes made with locally grown sweet, hot and smoky NC peppers.

Sep
25
Wed
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh in the newly renovated Moore Square Park.

The Market will feature over 20 vendors along with entertainment, educational programming, and special events.

Be on the lookout for a roving Imagine Circus performer!

To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, the Moore Square Market is proud to accept EBT. Additionally, the Moore Square Market will match the first $10 that each EBT shopper spends each week! Simply purchase EBT tokens at the information booth and spend your dollars like it’s a grocery store. The Moore Square Market Match dollars may be used to buy anything sold at the Moore Square Market, from fresh produce to crafts and more!

Oct
2
Wed
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh in the newly renovated Moore Square Park.

The Market will feature over 20 vendors along with entertainment, educational programming, and special events.

Be on the lookout for a roving Imagine Circus performer!

To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, the Moore Square Market is proud to accept EBT. Additionally, the Moore Square Market will match the first $10 that each EBT shopper spends each week! Simply purchase EBT tokens at the information booth and spend your dollars like it’s a grocery store. The Moore Square Market Match dollars may be used to buy anything sold at the Moore Square Market, from fresh produce to crafts and more!

Oct
9
Wed
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Moore Square Market: Raleigh, NC @ Moore Square

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh in the newly renovated Moore Square Park.

The Market will feature over 20 vendors along with entertainment, educational programming, and special events.

Be on the lookout for a roving Imagine Circus performer!

To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, the Moore Square Market is proud to accept EBT. Additionally, the Moore Square Market will match the first $10 that each EBT shopper spends each week! Simply purchase EBT tokens at the information booth and spend your dollars like it’s a grocery store. The Moore Square Market Match dollars may be used to buy anything sold at the Moore Square Market, from fresh produce to crafts and more!

Oct
12
Sat
Mum Fest: New Bern, NC @ Downtown
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day
Mum Fest: New Bern, NC @ Downtown

MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 120,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2018. And, MumFest 2019 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 11-13, 2019!

MumFest is one of the finest award-winning festivals in the state of North Carolina. It is recognized statewide as a major eastern North Carolina family festival, and has received numerous awards over the years to include Best NC Main Street Downtown Event, Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 October events, and the Sun Journal Reader’s Choice winner as Best Festival for many years running. MumFest is a great weekend for visitors of all ages!

Oct
13
Sun
31st Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk/Run for Hope: Raleigh, NC @ Angus Barn
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am
31st Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk/Run for Hope: Raleigh, NC @ Angus Barn

In the nearly 31 years since it began, our flagship charity event has helped raise millions of dollars towards better understanding—and, eventually, maybe even curing—illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, and anorexia. 100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. And, as critically, it helps call attention to the stigma and significance of these often invisible illnesses, which affect as many as 1 in 5 American adults.

Each year, thousands of participants come together at the Angus Barn in Raleigh to show solidarity for family, friends, and community members living with a mental illness. After the walk is over, we celebrate our achievement with a family-friendly afternoon of food, games, music, and prizes.

Every step gives us hope, and hope keeps us moving forward. In 2019, we’ll strive to go further, and do more, than ever before. We’d be so pleased to have you walk beside us.

Walk, Run, and Festival

All participants will receive a wristband for admission to the Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak, and to the festival. 
Walk, run, or stay at the Angus Barn to enjoy the festivities!

Oct
18
Fri
Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) “Reach for the Stars”: Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) "Reach for the Stars": 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.

“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

Appalachian State University Homecoming Parade: Boone, NC @ Downtown Boone
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Appalachian State University Homecoming Parade: Boone, NC @ Downtown Boone

The 2019 Appalachian State University Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 18th, at 7:00 p.m. The parade will travel along King Street in downtown Boone. The Town of Boone and Appalachian State are working together to ensure the safety of all guests and to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. Visitors to downtown will be able to park in any of the Town of Boone public parking lots, or on King Street. For optimal parking and parade-viewing sights, please arrive in downtown no later than 6:15 p.m. Streets will close just prior to the parade step off at 7:00 p.m. All traffic lanes through downtown will remain open until that time.

 2019 Homecoming Parade Route COMING SOON!!!

 We hope to see you there!

APPtoberfest: Boone, NC @ Peacock Parking Lot
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
APPtoberfest: Boone, NC @ Peacock Parking Lot

APPtoberfest (includes live music featuring Weekend Excursion, Pep Rally, Ferris Wheel, Inflatables, and Food)

After the parade, Head over to APPtoberfest and the Homecoming Street Party. Relax and enjoy live music as you catch up with old friends at the Alumni Beer Garden.

Registration coming soon!

For additional information regarding this weekend’s Homecoming activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (866) 756-ALUM(2586) or email alumni@appstate.edu.

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.


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