PHOTO BY JOHN MICHAEL SIMPSON
There’s always a great festival, market, celebration and more on tap, no matter the time of year By Morgan Chapman, Hannah Lee, Renee Ambroso and Jessica Stringer
Mark Your 22
Art in Bloom This fundraising festival of art and flowers at North Carolina Museum of Art showcases the creativity of floral designers who use their skills to interpret the fine art within the museum and design an awe-inspiring arrangement. Proceeds from the event benefit the NCMA Foundation Inc.
Artists Jane Cheek and Tonya Thornton take in the floral arrangements at North Carolina Museum of Art during Art in Bloom.
Great Human Race This annual fundraiser, a 5K run/walk and timed race hosted by The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park,
benefits more than 100 nonprofit organizations. Community Egg Hunt Hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival The 39th annual celebration in the heart of downtown Raleigh features a unique parade, dancers, bagpipers, decorated cars and floats and more. There are many food and drink options and activities for children on Leprechaun Lane. Don’t forget to wear green!
Bull City Food & Beer Experience Guests enjoy unlimited food and beer samplings throughout all three floors of the Durham Performing Arts Center to benefit local nonprofits. Northside Festival Throw it back with oldschool field games, arts, crafts and more on the lawn in front of St. Joseph C.M.E. Church in Chapel Hill. Spring Hootenanny & Foodie Festival Enjoy live folk and bluegrass music, local fare, games, giveaways, Cheerwine and more at this family-friendly festival at Phillips Farms in Cary.