The Playlist

Miss North Carolina will be crowned this week

June 21—24
Miss North Carolina Pageant
Duke Energy Center 
for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
This year is the 80th anniversary of the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant. The Miss North Carolina program provides personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. Miss North Carolina will be crowned live on ABC11 on June 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
June 23—25
NC Sunflower Festival
The festival features large stage concerts on Friday and Saturday nights, contests, pageants, animals and food. Sunday features a special church worship at the farm event for community churches. Bring your blankets, towels and lawn chairs.
June 23—25
Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Cape Fear Blues Festival is a cultural fixture in the region and an up-and-coming festival throughout the national blues industry where blues fans can satisfy their soulful cravings! This year’s lineup includes touring blues artists, noted regional performers and talented local blues musicians performing in a variety of genres. Wilmington’s premier blues music venues — the Rusty Nail Saloon and Ted’s Fun on the River — will host the 2017 Cape Fear Blues Festival. The three-day all-blues celebration features live concerts, a blues workshop and an all-day blues jam.
June 23—July 8
Annual Lumbee Homecoming
This weeklong festival recognizes the heritage of the Lumbee people in Robeson County. There is a daily outdoor market selling local foods and products, Little/Junior Miss Pageant, Teen/Miss Lumbee Pageant, a golf tournament, 5K/10K runs, bike rides, a parade, a car and antique farm equipment show, live outdoor concerts, and fireworks.
June 24
Fire Truck Festival
Local and regional fire departments and firetruck collectors will join in for a huge gathering of antique and classic trucks, firefighting equipment, and demonstrations. Now in its third year, the event represents one of the largest gatherings of firetrucks in the state.Source: North Carolina Department of Cultural and Natural Resources