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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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'.
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!
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.