Created in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street + Artsplosure
The Best Local Music + Art Festival Coming To Raleigh This Spring
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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