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Special Events

The city of Newton and its many valued volunteers plan a wide variety of annual events that attract thousands of people to the area.

FFAF logoThis year marks the inaugural Foothills Folk Art Festival. Thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art, the festival—formerly known as the Lake Norman Folk Art Festival—will make Newton its new home.

The festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1, in Downtown Newton. This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw around 3,000 visitors, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists - whose work will be for sale - as well as artist demos, hands-on kids activities, two stages of live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens and more.

Get all the latest information about the Foothills Folk Art Festival at www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com or on Facebook.

unity day bagpipes

The city sponsors several events each year, including the Unity Day Celebration (May 22, 2016, at Newton-Conover Auditorium) and the Light Up the Town Celebration (Nov. 27, 2016, on the Courthouse Square). The Parks and Recreation Department coordinates a wide variety of other activities throughout the year as well.

Newton is pleased to host these special events each year, and appreciates to the many dedicated volunteers who work hard to make our city a destination for area residents.