MINI SERIES: September = Fall + Festivals

September is the start of many things like, fall, pumpkin spice everything, flannel shirts and Festivals!! Did you know there are over a dozen annual festivals happening in the Triad area between September 8th and September 30th? There is a festival for everything this month history, culinary arts, even music!

Although you and your families are in back to school mode, these festivals could be a great way to spend your weekend. Here are our  favorites you can’t miss:

Hopscotch Design Festival

Date: September 8th-10th | Location: Raleigh

The Annual Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its seventh year to downtown Raleigh. This is the only event on this list outside of the triad area but totally worth the drive!

This festival, secretly, described as “America’s best festival”, Hopscotch features 120 acts performing over 3 days and within a walkable distance to hundreds of bars, hotels, and restaurants in downtown Raleigh

Hopscotch will take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater and all surrounding venues. This is a great event to attend with friends of all ages who are ready to have some fun, eat some great food, and listening to some great music!

76th Annual National Folk Festival

Date: September 9th-11th | Location: Downtown Greensboro


The National Folk Festival is a 3-day event outside in the heart of downtown Greensboro. It is free to the public and parking is limited. However, you will not be disappointed, this festival embraces the heritage and traditions of all Americans! Prepare to be amazed as both legendary masters and the next generation of dynamic, young artists celebrate America’s musical soul and cultural roots.

Greensboro’s own unique story and rich, multicultural heritage—from the pacifist traditions of its 17th-century Quaker founders to the brave college students who initiated the country’s Civil Rights’ Sit-In Movement at a downtown Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1960—was celebrated throughout the 75th National Folk Festival in special Fabric of Freedom activities.

With over 30 groups performing on seven stages, the National Folk Festival offers an exciting array of experiences for all ages.

Annual Greek Festival

Date: September 16th-18th | Location: Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church (Greensboro)



Please join our music and dance events (click here for the detailed schedule)


Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church


$2 at the door, children under 12 free!

Please keep your admission ticket for periodic drawings (only during hours band is playing)

Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival

Date: September 17th and 18th | Location: Downtown Winston Salem

Free Admission For All!! Come out and celebrate the talent of regional and national chefs and the live music of locally and nationally known bands. This event, sponsored by the Winston-Salem Journal,  takes place in the heart of downtown Winston Salem, Trade Street between 5th and 7th Street and 6th Street between Liberty and Cherry!

With over 20 restaurants in the lineup you will not be disappointed, or leave hungry. Come out and enjoy this free event, event, drink, shop, and listen to some great national and local bands!


Hope to see you all there!

For more information on other North Carolina events and festivals, click here!


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