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4 Not-to-Miss Southeastern Summer Festivals for Families

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Looking for fun summer activities and festivals? Check out these Southeastern Summer Festivals you won’t want to miss!

1.  HarbourFest, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Through September 3, 2017

Credit: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort​

In its 29th season, HarbourFest on Hilton Head Island is a beloved family tradition featuring Shannon Tanner, a family-friendly entertainer known for his beanie hat and songs like “My Hair Had a Party Last Night.” The popular summer event held nightly at 6:30 and 8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Harbour, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s entertainment district, also features face-painting, bounce houses, balloon animals and Cappy the Clown. Every Tuesday, attendees to the free festival can enjoy fireworks over the harbor at dark. More information: www.palmettodunes.com/shelter- cove/hilton-head-harbourfest

2.  Shindig on the Green, Asheville, N.C.

July 1-September 2, 2017

Get a taste of Appalachian mountain culture in Asheville, N.C., at the weekly Shindig on the Green concerts running July 1 through September 2, every Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. The free event, held at downtown’s Pack Square Park, features musicians and dancers from clogging to Bluegrass from across Western North Carolina. In addition to scheduled performances, there are informal “jam sessions” held throughout the night. More information: www.folkheritage.org/ shindigonthegreen.htm

3.  Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee, Ga.

July 21-29, 2017

This North Georgia fair, in its 67th year, is held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and features musical performances, arts & crafts, food, carnival rides and information about North Georgia’s rich history and culture. More information: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds. com/events/georgia-mountain-fair

4.  39th Annual Wright Kite Festival, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

July 15-16, 2017

Kids will love watching the skies fill with kites in this town where the Wright Brothers invented human-powered flight. The free event also features stunt kite flying lessons, as well as kite-making stations. More information: www.kittyhawk.com/event/ wright-kite-festival/

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