As soon as the weather heats up, people in the Triangle love to venture outdoors. All over the area, food trucks, live music, and festivals can be found almost every weekend of the spring season. Whether you’re new to the area or have been living in the area for a while, Cary and Apex have plenty of festivals that you don’t want to miss out on. Here’s a sneak peak at what to expect. Grab your family and get outside to take in some of the best opportunities for fun in your town.
Downtown Cary Spring Festival
When: Saturday, April 1
Where: Bond Brothers Beer Company
Recently, Bond Brothers Beer Company was named one of the best new breweries in America by BeerAdvocate. Now in its second year, the festival has already become a favorite for local residents with food trucks and live music. This year, the Mountain Goats will play at 5 pm. Food trucks in attendance include Zeke’s Meats, Chirba Chirba, Fetch Hot Dog Co., The Humble Pig, The Tot Spot, Buddhalicious, The 13th Taco, Fuzzy’s Empanadas, and The Cookie People. There will also be several timed special release beers at the Spring Festival.
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Beer & Bacon Festival
When: Saturday, April 8
What could be better than beer and bacon? Not too much. Spend the day tasting more than 75 international beers and wines or chow down on bacon from 10 vendors across the United States. Live entertainment will come from 120 Minutes Band plus Captain and the Keels, and there will also be a bacon eating contest.
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Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival
When: Saturday, April 22
Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Come to one of the Southeast’s largest wine festivals, with more than 25 wineries on deck. Hundreds of varieties of rich, North Carolina wines will be available for sampling, along with live music, food, and arts and crafts for shopping.
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Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
When: Saturday, April 29
If you’re looking for a festival with more than 170 local artists, the Spring Daze festival is the one for you. Now in its 24th year, four stages bring you entertainment that includes music, storytelling, food, and more. This is a family-friendly event that has plenty of interactive opportunities as well as entertainment for young children.
Located across the street from the brand new Green Level High School, Crestmont is close to many parks and shopping areas for convenience sake. With third-floor game rooms available, round up the troops and head to the Spring Daze festival close by.
When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Downtown Apex
This festival attracts more than 22,000 in attendance annually to downtown Apex. The well-known arts and crafts festival features live music all day, fair-themed food, entertainment, and more on Salem Street.
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