15 upcoming May festivals to have on your radar right now

15 upcoming May festivals to have on your radar right now
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Clear your weekend calendars and stock up on sunblock. Outdoor festival season is upon us.

Kindermourn Hope Floats Duck Race

Date: Sunday, May 1
Time: 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Price: FREE to watch; adopt a rubber duck ($30 for 6, $60 for 12) for a chance to win $2,500

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North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Date: Friday, May 6 – Saturday, May 7
Time: Friday 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday 11:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Price: Music only $26, Beer + Music $42, Camping $18 – $70

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 12 – 6 p.m. (first 2 hours VIP only)
Location: Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall
Price: $39 Regular, $69 VIP, $29 Designated Driver, $39 Designated Driver VIP

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Carolina Roots Musicfest

Date: Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14
Time: Friday 5 – 10:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: 260 Hangar Drive, Statesville, NC 28677 (near Statesville Regional Airport)
Price: Friday $32, Saturday $43, Both days $64, Camping $25

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Guinness World Record Bootcamp & Block Party

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: STAX, 3722 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28217
Price: FREE

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Greater Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: Races begin at 9 a.m. and run all day, Festival opens at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC 28031
Price: FREE

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South End Hops Festival

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 1 – 6 p.m. (first hour VIP only)
Location: 380 Carson Boulevard, Charlotte NC
Price: $35 21+, $50 21+ VIP, $10 Designated Driver, $25 Designated Driver VIP; buy tickets

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The Soul Food Festival

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: Gates open at 2 p.m.; shows start at 4 p.m.
Location: Route 29 Pavilion, 6845 Sandusky Boulevard, NC 28027
Price: $35 – $65; buy tickets

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Lost Hollow Music Fest

Date: Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15
Time: Saturday 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Price: Free for members; additional pricing and ticket sales here

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The Charlotte Arab American Festival

Date: Sunday, May 15
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Location: Queens University of Charlotte
Price: $3

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Charlotte VegFest

Date: Saturday, May 21
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204
Price: FREE

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Festa Italiana

Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 1 – 7 p.m.
Location: Queens University of Charlotte
Price: Youth $25, Adults $75; buy tickets

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Speed Street

Date: Thursday, May 26 – Saturday, May 28
Time: Festival 12 – 11 p.m. daily, Concert gates open at 6 p.m. for general admission
Location: Uptown Charlotte (Tryon Street)
Price: FREE for festival, $15 for concerts Friday and Saturday night; buy tickets

Mint Hill Madness

Date: May 27 – 29
Time: Friday 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.
Location: 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Price: FREE admission (rides cost extra)

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Joyfest

Date: Saturday, May 28
Time: Park open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., shows start mid-afternoon
Location: Carowinds
Price: $24.99 – $106.99; buy here

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