Greensboro Festivals & Events
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Enjoy one of our numerous annual festivals and events. Click on the names below to go to their web site.
Eastern Music Festival
This internationally acclaimed music festival is one of North Carolina's major summer attractions, presenting renowned guest artists, three symphony orchestras and chamber music in more than 70 concerts throughout the Piedmont Triad area.
National Folk Festival
Greensboto is delighted to have been selected to host the National Folk Festival from 2015-2017. A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented free to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 300 of the nation's finest traditional musicians, dancers and craftspeople in performances, workshops and demonstrations, plus children's activities, savory Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades and more.
Guilford College Bryan Series
Guilford College’s Bryan Series enriches the educational and cultural experience for residents of Greensboro and the central North Carolina region with provocative speaker programs featuring well-known figures in the arts, humanities and public affairs.
17 Days Arts Festival
Held in early fall each year with 100+ events featuring the best in art, music, dance, and theatre during 17 days in Greensboro.
One of the largest and most diversified entertainment, civic and sports facilities in the Southeast, the nearby Greensboro Coliseum hosts a variety of events throughout the year including trade and consumer shows, concerts, family shows, arts and entertainment events as well as professional, college and amateur sports (including ACC and NCAA basketball tournaments).
Greensboro Sports Tournaments
The ball is tipped and there you are...in Tournament Town)! “One Shining Moment” is not only a euphoric theme song for NCAA basketball but a timeless anthem that captures the very essence of championship competition in all sports. Greensboro NC has long been recognized as a place where athletes can bring their game and lay it all on the line for a chance to make dreams come alive. But what distinguishes Tournament Town the most as a championship destination is the extraordinary level of hospitality and genuine love of sports that permeates this Southern city of Greensboro. See the full schedule of sports events and tournaments in Greensboro.
Fun Fourth Festival
An Independence Day celebration held in downtown Greensboro's National Register Historic District. The festival is jam-packed with fun, lively and engaging entertainment for the young and the young-at-heart. The festival strives to offer quality recreation activities for the entire family.
High Point International Home Furnishings Mart
This is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 80,000 people to High Point every six months, in April and October.
See our Performing Arts Guide for more events.
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