Memorial Day Weekend 2017

This Weekend in North Carolina events are provided by our partners and pulled from May’s Dates & Events section in Our State magazine.
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Ole Time and Bluegrass Festival at Fiddler’s Grove • Union Grove • May 26-28
This fiddlin’ festival has been held annually for nearly 100 years. Musicians and music lovers alike will gather for competitions, workshops, barn dancing, and concerts.

Learn more: (785) 282-4753 or

Garden Jubilee • Hendersonville • May 27-28 (Our State will be here!)
Learn gardening tips from regional experts, attend workshops led by specialists, and shop for everything from plants to wind chimes to birdhouses to lawn furniture. Don’t forget to bring a wagon to cart your purchases down Main Street.

Learn more: (800) 828-4244 or

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof • Smithfield • May 26-27
The Neuse Little Theatre presents the classic drama by Tennessee Williams. Set in a plantation house in the Mississippi Delta, it explores the relationships in a cotton tycoon’s family, and examines themes like greed and desperation.

Learn more: (919) 934-1873 or

Last Fridays Art Walk • Hillsborough • May 26
Browse local art, see new art exhibits, and listen to live music at various galleries during this monthly event, which takes place along the streets of downtown.

Learn more: (919) 643-2500 or

Memorial Day Remembrance • Cary • May 29
In honor of our nation’s fallen military, a ceremony will be held at Veterans Freedom Park.

Learn more: (919) 319-4560 or

The Lost Colony – Opening Weekend • Manteo • May 26-August 19
The country’s longest-running symphonic outdoor drama is celebrating its 80th anniversary. More than 100 dancers, actors, and singers bring to life the mysterious 16th-century disappearance of the first English settlers in the New World.

Learn more: (252) 473-2127 or

Island Art Show • Rodanthe • May 29
More than 20 local artists and crafters will sell their work at this art show, which will also feature live music. Browse fine art, woodworks, seaglass jewelry, handmade soap, and more.

Learn more: (443) 243-5870 or

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