The Playlist

Racing, potatoes, beach music and Cheerwine!

May 19-21 Got to be NC Festival Raleigh The annual Got to be NC Festival is a community celebration complete with livestock, fried food and family-friendly attractions. The three-day event features a homegrown food fair, carnival rides, live musical performances, pig races, hands-on farm activities for kids, barbecue from the region’s top pitmasters, lumberjacks, car shows, displays of antique farming equipment and a fireworks spectacle. May 19-20 29th Annual Beaufort Music Festival Beaufort The event draws artists from all around the county, providing music from various genres like R&B, folk, blues, punk, bluegrass and more. Also, you’ll enjoy great food, a beer garden and children’s activities! Artists include Caroline Dare, Muddy Magnolias, 4Everall, Blue Cactus and many more. May 19-21 2017 North Carolina Potato Festival Elizabeth City A fun-filled, family festival that celebrates one of northeast North Carolina’s largest crops — potatoes! May 20 Race City Festival Mooresville Mooresville’s annual celebration coincides with Charlotte Race Week and features family fun areas, hundreds of vendors, food, antiques, arts and crafts, kids areas, dancing, live entertainment and more! Cheerwine’s 100th Anniversary Party SalisburyCheerwine is 100 years old and throwing a birthday party in downtown Salisbury! This outdoor festival is to thank customers and fans for their support of the Southern soda for the past century. The party will feature free Cheerwine, live bands, a barbecue cook-off (12-2 p.m.), family-friendly activities, Rowan museum tours with a special Cheerwine exhibit and merchandise for sale, and more!4th Annual Atlantic Beach Music FestivalAtlantic Beach You don’t want to miss the 4th Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival at the boardwalk at the Circle. The lineup consists of Coastline, Band of Oz, Fantastic Shakers and Mighty Saints of Soul.