In Gaston County, North Carolina


Holidays at the Garden

December

Delight in a stroll through the shimmering Mile of a Million Lights this holiday season! Along your journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of color glittering in the Piedmont Prairie, enchanting fairy villages and model trains flourishing in the Orchid Conservatory, and so much more. Roast a marshmallow, listen to live holiday music, children's activities and more at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

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In Gaston County, North Carolina

New Year’s Shooters

Shooters from all over travel to Cherryville, North Carolina to take part in this very old tradition. Complete with the chant and musket blasts spectators are welcome to watch the shooting which takes place every year on New Year's Day.


Gaston MAX

The City of Gastonia and Gaston County Public Library are partner to host Gaston MAX (Multicultural Arts Xperience) at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Gastonia. This event showcases art, music, literature, and culture and features food trucks, cultural and artistic vendors, cultural dances and activities, artists, authors, and musical performances.

Tuck Fest

Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing.


Spring Fest

Mount Holly Springfest in Downtown Mount Holly. Bring your family and friends. and celebrate spring. This festival features a car show, over 120 different vendors, lots of food, great music and a kids zone.

Fossil Fair

Travel back through time by exploring fossils, rocks, minerals, and the ancient stories they tell. Explore museum and fossil club displays, and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones, visit our Dino Safari and Tiny Titans exhibits, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina coast, and even meet some living fossils! All this takes place at The Schiele Museum of Natural History.


Belmont Blooms

A month-long citywide celebration of blossoming bulbs, art, community and culture. Beginning with an electric evening parade, Belmont Blooms will also include Pups and Perennials at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a juried art exhibit, a symphonic band concert, an Arbor Day Celebration, a Friday Night Live concert on Main Street, Easter festivities and the annual Garibaldi Festival.

Spring on the Farm

Celebrate the arrival of spring on The Farm! Meet baby farm animals, explore newly planted gardens and enjoy outdoor activities and displays. The event happens at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia.

Bug Day

Explore the wild world of insects, spiders, and other interesting arthropods on Bug Day at The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Learn all about bugs by meeting entomologists, have hands-on opportunities with live insects, and enjoy insect-themed crafts, games and activities.


Art & Orchids

The Art & Orchids is a yearly event held at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden where visitors can not only view beautiful orchids from the conservatory but also see an incredible art display as well. Each year the art display changes making it worth revisiting year in and year out.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Located on Main Street in Downtown Cherryville, the Cherry Blossom Festival
is a 2 day community festival with games, inflatables, clowns, puppets, dancers, little Blue Choo, arts, crafts, food, entertainment stage and the Little Miss Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant.


Freedom Fest

The Down Home Festival is held yearly at Rankin Park and features all kind of rides, rides for children, rides for the family and rides to thrill you! Games, food, live entertainment, music, vendors, and more!

Down Home Festival

The Annual Down Home Festival is a two day festival of fun in downtown Bessemer City! Entertainment, activities and fun for everyone will includes music, rides, food, crafts, games and face paintings. Vendors will offer jewelry, wood crafts, local art, candles, artisan items, and much more. The festival ends with a fireworks show.

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