March 1 – March 10 [North Carolina Events]

The Rice Festival has been postponed until 2020 due to Hurricane Florence. Next year promises live music, arts and craft vendors, kid’s play area, rice cooking contest, a beer garden and much more…

One of our most popular events of the year, and serves as a fitting kick off to Raleigh Brewing’s Customer Appreciation Week. Come share samples with the Raleigh beer community, including local homebrew clubs.

Ghent Neighborhood Mardi Gras. A parade will be be led by Tryon Palace’s Fife and Drum Corps, with floats, cars, the Mardi Gras King and Queen, and more riding from Spencer Avenue and 8th St. to Spencer Avenue and 2nd St.  and more…

A fun-filled day in downtown Wake Forest, the annual Mardi Gras Street Festival features a walking parade, children’s activities, costume contests and plenty of live music and entertainment for the family-friendly affair.

Sadly, we must cancel the 2019 Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k. We received notice this past Friday that we would not be able to go over the bridge from Morehead City to Atlantic City due to ongoing construction. WE WILL BE BACK in 2020!
 
 Learn about celestial navigation, how it was used before modern technology and ways it can still be relevant. A Night Sky Viewing Session will be offered by the Crystal Coast Stargazers Astronomy Club at Harborside Park…
 

Cheers to six years of craft beer! Raleigh Brewing Company,  the first woman-owned brewery in the state will host a massive birthday celebration— special beer releases, outdoor beer tents, non-stop live music, and more. The party kicks off at noon and runs through 10pm.

Made in NC! Local Wilmington food trucks, BAC cash bar and Wilmington’s Fabulous Food Trucks, and over 50 vendors all in one place! We can’t wait to see you at the BAC!
 
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March 11 – March 17 [North Carolina Events]

North Carolina Piedmont Orchid Society Show is being held March 15 – 17, 2019 at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC.  Judging is being held on March 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

Explore a diverse collection of original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, seasonal plantings, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, and vintage at this upscale vintage-inspired market. Listen to live music and relish food at Vintage Market Days.

 
Nightrain LIVE…will perform at SALT in Emerald Isle starting at 9:30. Bring a friend, have a drink and sit back to enjoy the music! Nightrain, The Guns N’ Roses Experience pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. 

Comicon is three incredible days of pop culture madness at the Raleigh Convention Center, March 15-17, 2019! Comic Books, Animation, Art, Cosplay, Films and SO much more! Now partnered with the Alamo Drafthouse for an experience like NO other!

For kids of all ages, Bond Park’s Annual Kite Festival is a great way to spend the afternoon. Participate in a free kite flying contest and you’ll be eligible for certificates and special awards in a variety of kite flying categories intended for all ages and experience levels.

 
Find everything you need for your home and garden projects. Get great ideas and products for home decorating, home improvement, outdoor landscaping, outdoor furnishings and much more.

Charlotte Goes Green Festival will feature annual parade. The festival will include Irish music, Irish dance performances, kids’ zone, bagpipers, Irish/Celtic and other vendors, food and drinks, and much more. Hours: 10am-6pm

Downtown Raleigh Green Festival will feature parade, vendors, crafts booths, live music, dancing, lots of great food and refreshment. Kids can enjoy bounce house and kiddie rides. Hours: 10am-5pm 

The Charlotte region’s Greatest Healthy Living Event returns to bring you its most impressive Expo yet, featuring indoor and outdoor activities!Education, Healthy Eating Stage, Movement Stage, Cardio Dance Zone, Yoga and more…

Nuv Yug India Fest 2019 promises to be a spectacular exposition of South Asian culture, and an excellent opportunity the general public to discover Indian cultural arts through a dazzling array of dance, music, fashion, crafts and cuisine.

March 18 – March 31 [North Carolina Events]

Art in Bloom four-day festival of flowers featuring over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s galleries and special related events. The Museum will have special extended hours and food options, along with daily trunk shows in the Museum Store…

Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery Sip and Shop commemorates spring with complimentary wine, gallery discounts, and demonstrations by local artists. This year’s featured maker includes Andrea Kulish…

Guests aboard Battleship North Carolina explore the bow (officers’ country, boatswain locker), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office), Engine room #1, superstructure (Captain’s cabin, armored conning tower), after diesel, and climb inside the forward superstructure to the top of the ship.

The Race to the Taps 5k Series inspires runners to get off the sofa and run, for the love of beer and hard cider. Runners receive a pint after crossing the finish line. Must be 21 to receive beer or cider, see site for other dates to run…

MLF Bass Pro Tour Series: “North Carolina is well-known for its outdoors and natural beauty and our amazing lakes are no exception,” said Tori Collins, Associate Director of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. “We’re excited to showcase the fishing-rich culture of our region and all the Raleigh area has to offer to the best anglers in the country and spectators alike.”

Wilmington Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Pier 33. There will be beer and bourbon tastings, gaming area, great barbeque selection, seminars, live rock and blues music, contests, exhibits and Hurricane Relief.

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival. Explore over 110 potters and vendors offering a wide variety of antiques and items such as historical pottery, textiles, baskets, furniture, miniature items, coffee mugs, art works and more. 

Jacksonville Home and Outdoor Living. Meet home professionals and find everything needed for your home projects. Get great ideas and products for home decorating, home improvement, outdoor landscaping, outdoor furnishings and much more…

For the seventh annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience, 30 of Durham’s restaurants will be paired with 30 breweries from all over the US at DPAC. The “On Stage Experience” will showcase local food and live music, and proceeds will go to the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.

The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association.

The Spring Fair is here in the Queen City! Get ready for funnel cake, fried everything, carnival rides, games, and exhibits.

Wine tasting at Sanctuary Vineyards, the Outer Banks’ leading producer of award-winning wines. You will sample locally grown wine varietals, paired with complimentary NC artisan cheeses, while learning the basics of wine appreciation.

Ketel One Botanical Tasting paired with 3 stations of NC Seafood along with a live band to get you dancing (even if just on the inside). Ketel Tasting and Food pairing included in the ticket.  Must be 21 years old or older to attend this event.

The Duplin Blue, Brew, & ‘Que Festival will feature bluegrass music, North Carolina craft breweries, and barbecue. In case you were wondering, organizers advise bringing lawn chairs and to have your ID so you can receive a commemorative glass from this awesome event.

Enjoy some of the best darn bbq in the World, WT’s world famous hotdogs, Double D’s fabulous grilled pork chops. Then, dance it all off and shop to your heart’s delight. Rain or Shine…we’ll see you at the Daffodil Festival!

Stroll through the grounds of Poplar Grove for the annual Herb and Garden Fair. Check out herbs, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts and houseplants, garden art and accessories, herbal and all-natural products, artisan crafts and more.

Soft Beer Fest…a first for Brewery Bhavana. Expect subtle and nuanced fermentation flavors, complex aromatics, silky carbonation, and pillowy textures. Spend the afternoon under our fig trees and our skylight, surrounded by the beauty of an early spring.

The annual kick-off party for Raleigh, N.C.’s Beer Month celebrations in April, Casks on Fools at Crank Arm Brewing features truly-unique casks from more than 20 N.C.-based breweries. We’re talking everything from mango habanero IPAs to chocolate cream stouts, Irish stouts with cherries and way more.