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2024 Folk Festival Weekend Itinerary

Picture this: a late summer evening and the streets of downtown Greensboro are flooded with beautiful music wafting through the warm evening air. It’s Friday, September 6, 2024 – the first day of the 10th annual NC Folk Festival. It’s the start of three days filled with free music, culture, and fun.

But here’s the best part – the fun doesn’t stop with the festival! Now’s the time to plan your weekend getaway to Greensboro!

Stay at one of Greensboro’s great hotels – we have nearly 100 options to meet your needs.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2024

4:00 pm

Come in on Thursday and check into your hotel for a long weekend.

6:30 pm

Enjoy Thirsty Thursday at the Greensboro Grasshoppers Game. Treat yourself to dinner at First National Bank Field, including discounted 16oz. drafts ($3 domestic and $5 premium), $3 burgers, and $2 fountain drinks and bottled water.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2024

Sleep in and enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

10:00 am

For a day of family fun, enjoy the Greensboro Science Center, Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum, bowling at SpareTime, or mini golf at ParTee Shack.

Shoppers should check out Replacements, LTD, a one-of-a-kind experience offering eight football fields of dinnerware, collectibles, and estate jewelry. The pet-friendly destination offers daily tours on the hour between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll want to visit Greensboro’s many parks and greenways. Enjoy biking, hiking, playgrounds, public art, and much more throughout the city. Or take to the links for a day of golf.

For the history buff, start your morning at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, home of the famous 1960 sit-in that sparked the Civil Rights Movement, tour the Greensboro History Museum, or enjoy some time outdoors at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the site of a famous Revolutionary War Battle.

1:00 pm

Take a break and enjoy lunch at one of Greensboro’s more than 500 dining establishments. Check out local favorites in a variety of cuisines and locations. 

2:00 pm

After lunch, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden or the nearby Bog Gardens (or both!).

3:30 pm

Eat like a local at Yum Yum Better Ice Cream, a nearly 120-year-old Greensboro mainstay. (Please note: Yum Yum is cash only).

4:00 pm

Head back to your hotel for a little R&R before the festival begins.

5:00 pm

Get ready to rock! The Folk Festival begins at 5:00 pm tonight and will keep the music going until 11:00 pm. Then head back to your hotel to prepare for a full day of festival fun.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2024

9:00 am

Start your morning with coffee and breakfast from a local café such as 33 & Elm, Chez Genèse, Spring Garden Bakery & Coffeehouse, Cheesecakes by Alex, or The Breakfast Spot.

11:00 am

Head downtown for a full day of music and festival fun. Check out the full festival lineup.

1:00 pm

Enjoy lunch from one of the festival’s many food vendors or a nearby restaurant.

2:00 pm

Head back to the festival for more music, makers, and family fun. We want to see you dancing out there!

11:00 pm

Get a good night’s sleep at your hotel before another day of music-filled fun! 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2024 

9:00 am

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch at a Greensboro hot spot like Scrambled Southern Diner, The Sage Mule, Print Works Bistro, or SouthEnd Brewing Company.

11:00 am

Kick-off another full day of festival fun!

1:00 pm

Enjoy lunch from one of the festival’s many food vendors or a nearby restaurant.

2:00 pm

Take in the sights and sounds of the 10th annual NC Folk Festival in its final afternoon.

6:00 pm

Treat yourself to a tasty dinner before returning to your hotel or heading home.

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