Festival Season 2018

posted on April 23, 2018 by Paislee

It’s Spring and almost Summer in Greensboro, which means festivals are around the corner, celebrate music, food, and wonderful weather in Greensboro with these upcoming events.


Greensboro Food Truck Festival- April 29 and August 26

Over 50 Food Trucks, Live entertainment, Children’s Area and more. Hosted in Downtown Greensboro. Taste food from all over North Carolina from lobster to Thai food you will be surprised at the amount of food you will find at the Greensboro Food Truck Festival.

Downtown Greensboro

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Bound Book Festival- May 18-20

Greensboro’s First Literary Festival, celebrating it’s first year featuring over 70 authors in all genres, including Dan Pink, Naima Coster, Stacy McAnulty, Carmen Maria Machado, Kevin Powers, Beth Macy, Nikki Giovanni, and John T. Edge.


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Carolina Blues Festival-  May 19- 20

The longest running Blues Festival in the Southeast featuring Nikki Hill, Gary Hoey and More. Celebrating it’s 32nd year.

Lebauer Park

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Cinco De Mayo Festival- May 6

Honor the Mexican Independence with a Free Family oriented event. The celebration will have regional Mexican live music is a very important element of this event and has included world famous artists. Live events such as Lucha Libre, Children’s Fun Zone and Cultural Dance presentations give this festival a special and attractive flare. This festival is always FREE and open to people of all backgrounds and ages!

Greensboro Coliseum

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Eastern Music Festival June 23-July 27

Celebrating EMF’s 57th year of providing unmatched educational experiences and great performances it’s the country’s greatest summer educational institution and most imaginative performance festival.

Guilford College

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Summer Solstice Festival June 23

Celebrate the longest day at the summer solstice festival. Drum Circles, Parade it’s creative family fun.  The summer solstice blends local artisans, performers and budding entrepreneurs with a little bit of magic, opening up imaginations to the possibilities in each of us.

Greensboro Arboretum & Lindley Park.

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Summertime Brews Festival July 28

The 14th annual Summertime Brews Festival celebrates all things beer. Enjoy tasting/sampling from over 100+ craft beer made locally and internationally.

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

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Fun Fourth Festival- July 3-4

Be A part of  America’s independence and Greensboro. Fun Fourth Festival brings a Freedom Run, America’s Block Party, Live Music, Local Vendors and Fireworks.

Downtown Greensboro

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Bonus This Fall

North Carolina Folk Festival- September 7-9

Downtown Greensboro

The NC Folk Festival is a FREE, 3-day outdoor, cultural celebration of North Carolina roots and worldwide heritage held every second week of September in downtown Greensboro.

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