Charlotte NC Festivals

Carolina Balloon Fest

Do you love hot air balloons? Then you must make it a point to attend this festival! Carolina Balloon Festival is a fun-filled weekend festival that takes place in the 3rd weekend of October, and includes a wide variety of attractions and activities – all revolving around hot air balloons. Taking place every year since 1974, the festival’s main attraction is the colorful and beautiful sight (and sound) of over 50 hot air balloons that launch twice daily against the beautiful autumn weather. There are also other balloon-related activities such as walk-in balloons and tethered balloon rides that can be enjoyed.

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Are you a history buff, or at least a fan of all things Medieval? In that case, you should definitely head over to The Carolina Renaissance Festival. Filled with costumed historical characters, one-of-a-kind entertainment and attractions, fun rides and games, thrilling live performances, and some of the best and most authentic food, this festival truly brings the medieval times to life and is a treat of all kinds.

Yiasou Greek Festival

Are you a fan of all things Greek? Then this festival is definitely the place for you to be!

One of the biggest cultural events of Charlotte, the Yiasou Greek Festival is (as the name implies) a Greek-themed festival that offers multitudes of activities that cater to all sorts of tastes and ages. From shopping and dining, to kids’ rides and play areas, to classy parties and wine tastings, and much more, there’s nothing that this festival does not offer to visitors!

Charlotte Film Festival

If you’re a fan of films, you simply cannot miss this one. One of the most famous festivals of the Queen City, the Charlotte Film Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival that gives a chance to up-and-coming filmmakers while giving visitors a chance to watch something new and innovative. Featuring both emerging and veteran filmmakers, and some of the best and most outstanding artists, the Charlotte film festival works as a great platform where laymen, beginners and experts unite and exchange ideas and opinions – besides seeing films of course.

Hola Charlotte Festival

If you’re looking for the best Latin experience, this uptown street festival is indeed the place to be.

A free, annual, street festival, the Hola Charlotte Hispanic Heritage Festival is one of the best representations of Latin culture in the state, and is filled with family-friendly, fun activities that everyone can enjoy. The largest Hispanic Heritage event in both Carolinas, the Hola Charlotte highlights the richness and diversity of the Latin way of life through art, music, dance, food and much more.

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