Greensboro Fringe Festival is a popular festival in Greensboro. It is a well attended annual celebration of the theater, dance and music arts, featuring locally produced live entertainment. It takes place in the last week of January and the two first weeks of February. For an updated schedule of events and show locations, check out the festival website at www.greensborofringefestival.org .

In early May, the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society presents their Carolina Blues Festival, a one day blues festival featuring national, regional, and local blues artists. The annual festival is held in downtown Greensboro at Festival Park. As an added bonus to the hot blues under the big tent, there is a kids' area hosted by the Music Academy of North Carolina, with additional entertainment and games. For more information about the Carolina Blues Festival, and other events hosted by the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, including the  PBPS Blues Challenge, and Blue Christmas, visit the PBPS website at www.piedmontblues.org

From June to August, Eastern Musical Festival features more than 100 concerts performed by national and international musicians. A truly international event, the festival include a Classic, Philharmonic, Great Performers, Young Artists, Chamber Music and EMFfringe series. EMFfringes features modern and ethnic music from jazz to rock and Latin. For the yearly schedule of concerts, check out the festival website at http://www.easternmusicfestival.org/s... .

The arts and crafts that are an essential part of Greensboro and North Carolina heritage feature two festivals: the Spring Show in April and the Christmas Classic in November. At both events you will be able to admire (and buy) some of the most exquisite works in textiles, such as quilts, toys (many dolls) and woodwork.