With all of its restaurants and boutiques, North Hills is a bevy of activity pretty much on any given day of the year. The area also plays host to many annual events where you’ll see North Hills residents and visitors alike enjoying music, food, drinks, and camaraderie!

Many North Hills events are free and family friendly as well. Be sure to put these six North Hills annual events on your calendar for the upcoming year:

Midtown Farmers Market

From early April through November, you can find local farmers and vendors setting up shop in North Hills on Saturdays from 8am – 12pm. The Midtown Farmers Market gives the North Hills community the opportunity to purchase locally sourced fruits, vegetables, meats and baked goods.

Midtown Beach Music Series

Do you love beach music? You will LOVE this annual music series that takes place in North Hills on Thursdays from Late April through mid-August! Each week, groove to a different beach music band. It’s almost like being at the beach!

Wellness Wednesdays

Every spring, you have a chance to make good on that promise you made to yourself to get fit. Join the North Hills community every Wednesday for a FREE fitness class. Each week is something different. It could be yoga, pilates or even boxing!

Friday Night Tributes

Friday Night Tributes is a FREE concert series featuring cover bands of all of your favorites. Past cover bands included The Return (Beatles) and Crucial Fiya (Bob Marley).  It starts in mid-August and runs through early October.

North Carolina Wine Festival

Longtime wine enthusiasts and newbies alike gather in North Hills in late October for the North Carolina Wine Festival! This festival features wine from wineries throughout the state. There’s also food and entertainment. Tickets are typically around $40, and it’s well worth the price of admission.

Annual Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season in mid-November at North Hills at the Annual Tree Lighting. This event features a vendor village and plenty of holiday activities for the kids. You can expect a visit from Santa as the 41 foot Christmas tree is lit!

Other events to look for in North Hills are Sip & Shop events, where you can get a complimentary beverage as you shop at the many boutiques. Many North Hills restaurants and shops also host their own events throughout the year. Keep up with all of them by subscribing to the 919 Blog or visiting the North Hills event calendar.

So what are some of your favorite events in North Hills? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/919Blog and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the North Hills Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN