Festivals and Expos through April 26
Mount Airy, April 18. Mount Airy Art Walk. Details: www.mountairydowntown.org/Events_Festivals.html.
Seagrove, April 18-19. Celebrate Spring in Seagrove. Details: www.discoverseagrove.com.
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North Wilkesboro, April 23-26. MerleFest. Details: www.merlefest.org.
Mebane, April 24-25. Mebane Dogwood Festival. Details: www.mbamebane.com.
Mount Olive, April 24-26. Mount Olive Pickle Festival. Details: www.ncpicklefest.org.
Durham, April 24-26. Art of Cool Fest. Details: www.aocfestival.org.
Spartanburg, April 17-18. Hub City Hog Fest. Details: www.hubcityhogfest.com.
Pickens, April 17-18. Pickens Azalea Festival. Details: www.pickensazaleafestival.org.
Blacksburg, April 18. Iron City Festival. Details: www.ironcityfestival.com.
North Augusta, April 17-19. Under the Crown & Colonial Trades Fair. Details: www.colonialtimes.us.
Charleston Through April 19
Events mark 150th anniversary of Civil War’s end
April 11-19, the Fort Sumter–Fort Moultrie Historical Trust will mark the 1865 end of the Civil War with commemorative presentations in Charleston, where the conflict began in 1861. Free 150th anniversary events include patriotic concerts at Fort Moultrie & White Point Gardens (the Battery), lectures by historians at Dock Street Theater, a memorial service at Hampton Park, a dramatic nightly spotlighting of Fort Sumter on April 14, and the National Park Service hosting re-enactors at the fort, flag re-raising ceremonies and an exhibit at Liberty Square (details: www.nps.gov/fosu). Details on events: www.fortsumtertrust.org.
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