Raleigh, a vibrant city and the capital of North Carolina (NC), has much in store when it comes to celebrating culture, food, wine, and music. The year-round festivals in Raleigh, NC, are sure to keep you engaged. Greek Festival Raleigh is an annual celebration of the Greek heritage and culture organized by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church for the locals of Raleigh. The Annual Mama Afrika Festival celebrates Community Through Cultural Diversity with Afro-Caribbean music and dancing, Kids & Adult African Fashion Show and over hundreds of Exhibits. The African American Festival Raleigh is an annual 2 day festival in the month of September celebrating exceptional art, culture, music, dance and scrumptious food reflecting the power of a diverse community. Annual Blackberry Festival is a fun family festival with a focus on blackberries and growing food locally along with lots of fun activities, delicious garden food, live music, The Garden’s Pizza, garden salad and some Blackberry Cobbler. Apart from food and music festivals, Raleigh also has a one of its kind Metaphysical Fair, an exciting event organized at The Sagewood Center that offers mini healing sessions and readings from practitioners and also exhibits crystals, jewelry, books, and various arts and crafts items.
If you are looking for an exciting cultural international festival, Raleigh International Food Festival is your go-to event where you get to enjoy food surrounded with cultural celebration and an international spread of wine and beer, it takes place annually in the month on June. Brewgaloo NC Craft Beer Festival, North Carolina’s largest craft beer festival features NC Beer, food trucks and live music and is held annually in the fourth weekend of April in Downtown Raleigh. Marchtoberfest is a 2-day extravaganza of singing and dancing in March, with some of the city's best food trucks and a special beer release. Yet another food festival in Raleigh is the Compass Rose Food Truck Rodeo & Festival where they host 4 food trucks - Arepa Culture, Fatboys Kitchen, Hale Yeah Kitchen and Hibachi Express with live music and a rock band performing through the day into late hours. Among other awaited annual festivals in Raleigh are the Annual NC Wine Festival and NC Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival.
Raleigh Music Festival, popularly known as the Hopscotch Music Festival is a signature 3-day music festival in Raleigh featuring over 130 bands across multiple genres including rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic and more across multiple venues. Annual North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival or the erstwhile Bluegrass Festival is a day full of great 'cue, famous Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue, local brews, and toe-tapping bluegrass music featuring some of the most favorite bands. Dreamville Festival is a first of its kind event for the region of NC, a multi-stage music event featuring some of the biggest names in music along with upcoming talent and a celebration of local culture, food, and art. Prime Music Festival is another celebrated annual music festival in Raleigh.