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SAVE THE DATE(s) for Statesville, NC in 2023

Statesville, NC

We are the best of all worlds. Come to Statesville and discover our events where we give you room to breathe. We are close enough, yet worlds away. We are city life and outdoor discovery. We are the wooded shores of Lake Norman, and scenic vistas of the Brushy Mountains. We are industry and agriculture. We are friends and neighbors, sharing in this authentic place. 

Wine Walk
April 22, 2023 – Downtown Statesville
Spend the afternoon tasting remarkable wines and exploring the fantastic shops, restaurants, and businesses in historic Downtown Statesville.

Muddy Dash
April 22, 2023 – Moto40 MX Park
Get as muddy as possible as you navigate the obstacle course. Make sure to stick around after you make it through the finish line for the post-race celebration festival. This event includes food and beer vendors, live music, giveaways, photo-ops, and more!

Hops & Harmony Craft Brew Fest
May 20, 2023 – Downtown Statesville
This event features local and regional craft beers and ciders along with remarkable live bands, right in the heart of Downtown Statesville.

All Which They Have Reduced To Ashes
June 03, 2023 – Fort Dobbs Historic Site
In June of 1760, a British army under Col. Archibald Montgomery attempted to invade the Cherokee’s homeland. While a few villages were destroyed, the army was forced to turn back with heavy

Art in the Park Festival
June 10, 2023– Martin Luther King Jr Park
Enjoy a lovely stroll through art-filled alleys at Martin Luther King Jr Park. Live music, food trucks, face painting, art displays and more!

Wild Goose Festival
July 13, 2023 – Vanhoy Campground
The Wild Goose Festival is a Spirit, Music, and Arts Festival. But, it’s more than that too. It’s a place where all kinds of people come together, not only to hear great music and incredible speakers, but also to dive into lively conversations with thought leaders, writers, dreamers, artists, visionaries, social justice activists, peace-makers…the ones you’ll find on the official program, and the ones you might meet while just getting lunch or hanging out.

Iredell-Statesville Coin Club Show
August 12 – 13, 2023 – Statesville Civic Center
The “North Carolina Numismatic Association” holds an annual convention. In addition to a bourse, where members and non-members alike can trade numismatic collectibles.

Full Bloom Film Festival
September 7, 2023 – Downtown Statesville
The festival is dedicated to bringing diverse quality cinema to Statesville, NC, a multifaceted art-conscious city in North America. Just north of Charlotte, NC, there is something for everyone. 

Art Crawl
September 15, 2023  – Downtown Statesville
The concept is simple – come downtown and walk from location to location, enjoy music, meet the artists and enjoy their work, and browse through the shops. The event showcases artists in different shops, restaurants, and businesses scattered throughout the heart of Downtown Statesville.

Carolina Jubilee
September 29, 2023 – Carolina Farm Trust
A weekend of music and farm-to-festival food and beverage. The festival supports CFT’s work to foster an ecosystem of sustainable farming, reduce the environmental impact of the food we eat.

Fall Living History
September 30, 2023 – Fort Dobbs Historic Site
A glimpse of what daily life was life for the garrison of Fort Dobbs through on-going displays of camp life, historic cooking, and scheduled musket firing demonstrations.

Hemp Stock Fall Festival
October 2023 – Atkinson Acres Hemp Farm
Pick Your Own Hemp! This festival is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the event will benefit “The Magic of the Outdoors for Kids”

Carolina Balloonfest
October 20-22, 2023 – Statesville Airport
The festival takes pride in its North Carolina based roots and is known as the second oldest hot air balloon festival in the country featuring hot air balloon morning competitions, mass ascensions, evening balloon glows, live entertainment on two stages, 

NCGCA Gun Show
October 21-22, 2023 – Statesville Civic Center
Shop hundreds of high quality dealers bringing you a wide selection of firearms and memorabilia.

Statesville Pumpkin Fest
November 04, 2023 – Downtown Statesville
Downtown Statesville’s largest event annually, this event features a Corks, Taps & Barrels Garden, a Kid’s Zone, Classic Car Cruise-In, a variety of food options throughout the festival, and two entertainment stages featuring bands and local talent.

Military Timeline
November 11, 2023 – Fort Dobbs Historic Site
Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars, and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations.

‘Tis The Season
December 01, 08, & 15, 2023 – Downtown Statesville
Kick off the holidays in Downtown Statesville. The season officially begins with the lighting of the Christmas tree. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, music, festive trolley rides, a few snowflakes, Santa {of course}, and more!

Winter On The Western Frontier
December 09, 2023 – Fort Dobbs Historic Site
This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend winter in the fort in 1756. On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as weapons firing demonstrations. 

We are Statesville, All American, yet uniquely North Carolina. We are creating a dynamic future for ourselves, while maintaining the values and quality of life that we cherish. We invite you to be our guest, and discover Statesville – a community of people committed to our heritage, our citizens, our visitors and our future. www.visitstatesville.com