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Fun Friday Night in Valdese

Join us as we kick off our Family Friday Nights Summer Concerts series! Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series celebrates the summer months with FREE live music events from Memorial Day to Labor Day each Friday night. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a different regional band each week. Concession are available for purchase and proceeds fund various civic groups in Valdese. The featured group will also offer a 50/50 raffle for those who would like to participate. Concerts begin at 7pm are held on Temple Field behind the Old Rock School. The night of entertainment concludes at 10pm.


47th Annual Waldensian Festival

The event is presented by the Town of Valdese each year to commemorate the heroic Waldensian people who founded Valdese in 1893. Honoring the Town's unique heritage with a variety of events that fills the quaint downtown with over 15,000 visitors and residents during the 2 day festival celebration. The Friday night kickoff features live music, classic car show, amusement rides and a special presentation of the outdoor drama "From This Day Forward". The weekend continues on Saturday when Main Street is lined with over 170 food/art/craft vendors, amusement rides, bocce tournament, church service, traditional Waldensian meal, open art competition, attraction tours, street dances and live music throughout the day. The Valdese community looks forward to sharing the celebration with you!

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Historic Morganton Festival

Come play in the streets at the 40th annual Morganton Festival in downtown Morganton, North Carolina. The festival features free music each evening, Kid Zone fun with rides and games, food for all ages, plus arts and crafts vendors!