The Playlist

Boats, Trains, and Autombiles (including food trucks!) across the state

Tweetsie Railroad in Watauga County, N.C. | Shaggy Paul CC
Tweetsie Railroad in Watauga County, N.C. | Shaggy Paul CC

August 26
Charlotte Antique & Classic Boat Show

The Charlotte Antique & Classic Boat Show showcases classic, antique boats and will feature beautifully restored wooden-hulled vintage boats. Starting at noon on Saturday, the show will host the Ladies and Gentlemen “Start Your Engines” classic and antique boat parade.


August 26
Celebrate Our Racing History
High Point

Join the High Point Museum as they celebrate racing history. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a cruise-in from local race car drivers followed by the unveiling of historical markers for High Point Speedway and Tri City Speedway. Drivers and local dignitaries will be on hand. Completing the day will be a panel discussion on the history of stock car racing.


August 26-27
Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Dating back to the 1970s, the annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is considered one of the largest juried art fairs in the country. The one-day extravaganza features dozens of artists showcasing their talents in various media including clay, photography, jewelry, sculptures, mixed media, fiber, glass and furniture. Additional attractions include live musical performances, a kids world and concessions.


August 26-27
Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie
Blowing Rock

Take a step back in time at Tweetsie Railroad and celebrate the rich history and tradition of our nation’s railroads. Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about and experience mountain traditions and culture at Tweetsie’s Railroad Heritage Weekend. Activities include a Cherokee dance performance, taking a ride in the cab of one of the steam locomotives and participating in other historical activities.


August 27
Greensboro Food Truck Festival

Let your tastebuds take an international trip as you stroll the streets of Downtown Greensboro. More than 50 food trucks line the streets and thousands will attend to indulge in the in this one-day event. Craft beer, live music, vendors and kids activities also accompany the food trucks.