The Best Local Music + Art Festival 
Coming To Raleigh This Spring
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The Best Local Music + Art Festival Coming To Raleigh This Spring

Raleigh’s Spring Festival season is officially upon us! Mark your calendars for  Saturday, April 14th, when Hillsborough Street turns into Live & Local Spring Fest: a free, all-day festival celebrating NC’s best local art, music, food and beer. Get ready for live performances, local brews, an art market, Kid’s Zone, a food truck rodeo and much more!

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Catch Live Performances

Embodying the spirit of "live and local," Spring Fest is bringing together a whole slew of Triangle-native acts that’ll keep you groovin’ all day. From the breakdancing Raleigh Rockers, to the no-instruments-necessary group, Acappology, Spring Fest’s got something for everyone. Throughout the day, you’ll hear an eclectic mix of swing, blues, funk, R&B and more. There’s even a full-on German band slated to perform so feel free to bring out that lederhosen!

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Sip Local Brews

Live tunes and good brews are the perfect pair—enhance your outdoor concert experience with a pint of Raleigh Brewing in hand! With the brick-and-mortar brewery located just a few blocks down on Hillsborough St., this Oak City staple will be slingin' pints all day in both Beer Zones.

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Chow Down at the Food Truck Rodeo

What’s a festival without food trucks? When your stomach starts growling, head over to the Food Truck Rodeo for ideal on-the-go bites. From Smashed Waffles to Baguettaboutit, you're sure to find something to satisfy cravings and keep you going strong!

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Shop Handmade Goods at the Art Market

Be sure to check out the Art Market, where 30+ local artists gather to show off their stuff. Peruse everything from handmade ceramics to jewelry, woodwork, apparel and more.

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Get Hands-On

Be a part of the art! Join in on interactive community projects like the insta-worthy 'willow festival structure' or the good-vibes only 'peace pole'.

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Let the Kiddos Hang in The Kid's Zone

Spring Fest’s Kid’s Zone is like a pint-sized festival all on its own. They’ve got their own live performances—including interactive story times and performances by Jeghetto Puppets—in addition to hands-on craft activities, like DIY ribbon wands, festival tote bags, community art projects and way more. Oh, to be a kid again!

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Getting There (ie: The Parking Sitch)

We all know parking on Hillsborough can be tricky but if you bike or hop on the Wolfline bus (ICYMI: it’s free to public year-round), you’ll avoid the headache.

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2018 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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The Best Local Music + Art Festival 
Coming To Raleigh This Spring
The Best Local Music + Art Festival Coming To Raleigh This Spring