Here’s my 2016 roundup of spring festival and events across the Triangle. This list isn’t exhaustive, just a selection of major events that caught my eye. I’ll be adding others as I hear about them so check back each month. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comment section below. I’ll share more about upcoming spring/summer outdoor concerts in a separate post in a few weeks. Cheers to warmer weather!
3rd – Empty Bowls
5th – Patchwork Market
12th – Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade
13th – Durham Food Truck Rodeo
19th – Nog Run Club St. Paddys 8k & Kilt Run
20th – Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo
1st – Casks on Fools at Crank Arm Brewery
1st-3rd – Cedar Creek Pottery & Glass Festival
2nd – World of Beer Festival Raleigh
2nd – Lonerider Brewery Showdown
2nd – Grand Opening Bonds Brother Beer in Cary
2nd – Tour De Brew
2nd – Sarah P Duke Garden Spring Plant Sale
8th – “Friday Night on White” in Wake Forest
9th – Salt & Smoke Festival
7th-10th – Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
7th -10th – NCMA’s Annual Festival of Art & Flowers
9th-10th – Cedar Creek Pottery & Glass Festival
10th – Bull City Food & Beer Experience
16th – NC Cuegrass Festival at The Pit BBQ
17th – Cary Food Truck Rodeo
21st – 23rd – Taste ~ Celebration of Food & Drink
22nd-23rd – Brewgaloo
23rd-24th – Preservation Durham’s Home Tour
22nd -24th – Wake Forest Herbfest
23rd-24th – Piedmont Farm Tour
30th – Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Cary
30th – Midtown Music Festival
30th – Triangle Beach Music Festival
April 30th – May 1st – Oakwood Garden Tour & Tea
April 30th – Counter Culture HQ Grand Opening
1st – Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
7th – Apex Peak Festival
7th – Wake Forest Meet in the Street Festival
5th-8th – Shakori Hills Grass Roots Music Festival
6th-8th – Art of Cool Festival
13th – “Friday Night on White” in Wake Forest
19th-22nd – Raleigh Food & Wine Festival
19th-22nd – Moogfest
21st – Cary “Fest in the West”
20th -22nd – Artsplosure
20th-22nd – Got To Be NC Festival
21st – Durham Blues & Brews Festival
28th – Annual Piedmont Car Show
27th-30th – Freedom Balloon Festival
Have a suggestion? Feel free to leave it in the comment section below.
6 responses to “Triangle Festivals & Events ~ Spring 2016”
Hey you missed our event- Fest in the West , Sat May 21 at Parkside Town Commons 12-6
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Live music all day
Handmade Arts and Crafts
Everything’s for sale
Thanks so much Lindsey. I have added the event!
Another good one for this list: Preservation Durham’s Home Tour on April 23-24 – Bull City Bungalow Days.
For Preservation Durham, 2016 is the year of the bungalow. The bungalow is the first truly American house form not derived from European antecedents. Bungalows dominated residential construction across the country from the time of the First World War right up to the Great Depression. Many thousands of bungalows were built in Durham during this period and thousands of them survive today – a testament to the durability and popularity of the form. Bungalows make up a large part of Durham’s inventory of historic structures and they define the majority of our historic neighborhoods.
This year’s tour will showcase eight to ten houses in diverse bungalow styles in neighborhoods across the city. Our purpose is to promote a fuller public appreciation of bungalow houses, the people who lived in them, and of Durham at the time they were built.
Thanks, Jon. I’ve added the home tour. Sounds cool. Hope to check it out!
I’m excited!!! Can’t wait to see ya there!
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