Triangle Festivals & Events ~ Spring 2016


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!

March 2016
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

April 2016
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

May 2016
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.


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6 responses to “Triangle Festivals & Events ~ Spring 2016

  1. Hey you missed our event- Fest in the West , Sat May 21 at Parkside Town Commons 12-6
    Produced by CaryCitizen
    Live music all day
    Handmade Arts and Crafts
    Craft beer
    Kids Zone
    Free admission
    Everything’s for sale

  2. Jon Crisp

    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.

  3. WE

    I’m excited!!! Can’t wait to see ya there!

  4. Tom

    Showtune Sing-Along
    The Bar Durham presents “Showtune Sing-Along” every Thursday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Join us to sing along to your favorite Broadway showstoppers. Your bartender and host Tom plays a range of tunes, from old stand-bys to current hits (as well as some movie musical favorites for good measure). Enjoy great drink specials, show trivia, and lots of fun!

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