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October festivals in Raleigh, NC

Mark your calendar for these three upcoming festivals.


The IBMA 2022 Bluegrass Live! festival is Fri., Sept. 30-Sat., Oct. 1.

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If you couldn’t make it to Hopscotch or Farm Aid this September, we’ve got you covered. There are still plenty of festivals in and around Raleigh to look forward to in October. Here are three we’re eyeing:

IBMA Bluegrass Live! | Fri., Sept. 30-Sat., Oct. 1 | Raleigh Convention Center + Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | IBMA and Grammy Award-winning musicians, emerging acts, and collaborations will perform during this huge international bluegrass festival.

Click! Photography Festival | Sat., Oct. 1-Mon., Oct. 31 | Multiple Triangle locations | This month-long festival is hosting photography exhibitions, special events, and keynotes at places like the NCMA + CAM to celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence.

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance | Thurs., Oct. 6-Sun., Oct. 9 | Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro | See acts like Donna the Buffalo and Hiss Golden Messenger perform during this family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art, and education.