Festival season in high gear in the Triangle

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
ABC11 photographer Rob Judson
ABC11 photographer Rob Judson

Fall means festivals in the Triangle. While the official start of Fall isn't until Friday, Sept. 22, the season is in full swing in Central North Carolina.

One of the biggest festivals, SPARKcon runs Sept. 14-17 in downtown Raleigh. It's a creativity festival with street performers, music, vendors, and artists. One of the highlights begins Friday, Sept. 15 at 3:00pm when over 700 street painters cover two and a half city blocks of SPARKcon's footprint with chalk and illustrious murals.

Here's a list of some of the other festivals:

Bugfest SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

9 AM-7 PM


Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games, and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to interact with entomologists and other scientists so you can continue learning about the fascinating world of bugs. We also feature Café Insecta, where the brave can sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs.