Events

The North Carolina Education Lottery sponsors a variety of community events throughout the state to help raise awareness about our products and beneficiaries.
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Carolina Keno Live!

August/September 2018
Across North Carolina

The NC Education Lottery could be stopping by your favorite pub, restaurant or hangout to bring you Carolina Keno Live! Now through November, our exciting team will be criss-crossing the state to host events at some of your favorite local spots to teach you all about the fun of playing Carolina Keno. They will be providing games, entertainment and free prizes. So, take a break from the same-old, same-old and make some memories worth remembering with the game of thrilling, nonstop match-making action. Stop by for a chance to learn how to play Carolina Keno, where you have a chance to win up to $100,000 every five minutes.

Carolina Keno Live may be coming to a location near you. More events will be added, up to a week or two in advance of each event, so check back regularly.

Click here for event schedule.

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2018 NC Seafood Festival

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Morehead City, NC

Join the North Carolina Education Lottery as we head to Morehead City for the 32nd North Carolina Seafood Festival. The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the positive social and economic impact of North Carolina seafood. The North Carolina Seafood Festival features craft vendors, live music and entertainment, and of course seafood! Stop by our booth located at the corner of 4th Street and Evans Street to learn about our new and exciting games and enjoy the BUY, SPIN & WIN promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise!

For more information, please visit the North Carolina Seafood Festival website at ncseafoodfestival.org

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International Folk Festival

September 29th - 30th, 2018
Fayetteville, NC

The North Carolina Education Lottery is a proud sponsor of the International Folk Festival. The International Folk Festival is a large-scale, two-day outdoor event that�s free to the public held in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The International Folk Festival is the stage where families, neighbors and visitors celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and cuisine that reside right here in Cumberland County. This year enjoy an international street dance, Parade of Nations, live performances, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors and American Indian Showcase.

Also, be sure to stop by the North Carolina Education Lottery booth at the International Festival Stage to check out our BUY, SPIN, and WIN promotion for the chance to win NCEL merchandise.

For more information, please visit the International Folk Festival website at theartscouncil.com

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Wilmington Riverfest

October 6 - 7, 2018
Wilmington, NC

Make plans to join the North Carolina Education Lottery in Historic Downtown Wilmington for the 36th annual Wilmington Riverfest from October 6 and October 7 2018. The Wilmington Riverfest draws nearly a quarter million people annually, featuring over 200 craft and food vendors, live music and entertainment, fireworks and MORE! Stop by NCEL trailer on Water Street to learn about our exciting new games. Enjoy the BUY, SPIN, & WIN promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise!

For more information, please visit the Wilmington Riverfest website at wilmingtonriverfest.com

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Hola Charlotte Festival 2018

October 6, 2018
Charlotte, NC

Join the North Carolina Education Lottery at the Hola Charlotte Festival in Uptown Charlotte! The Hola Charlotte Festival is a free event and the largest Hispanic heritage event organized in Charlotte. The event features national entertainment acts, an art show, and a Latin American cultural village highlighting the heritage and culture of 15 Latin countries.

While you are at the Hola Charlotte Festival, be sure to stop by the NCEL trailer, located at 5th and Tryon Street, to learn about all of the new and exciting games! You can also Buy, Spin and Win for your chance to acquire the latest NCEL branded merchandise ranging from t-shirts to many other great items!

For more information, please visit the Hola Charlotte Festival website at holacharlottefestival.com

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Wide Open Bluegrass Festival 2018

September 28-29, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Come and celebrate the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival with the North Carolina Education Lottery! The Wide Open Bluegrass Festival is a one-of-a-kind event featuring Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and a street fest featuring more than 100 bands performing on seven stages along Fayetteville Street.

While you are at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, be sure to stop by the NCEL trailer, located at the Food Truck Rodeo Section, to learn about all of the new and exciting games! You can also Buy, Spin and Win for your chance to acquire the latest NCEL branded merchandise ranging from t-shirts to many other great items!

For more information, please visit the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival website at: wideopenbluegrass.com

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zMax Dragway NHRA Carolina Nationals

October 12-14, 2018
Concord, NC

Hey race fans, burn some rubber and head out to the zMax Dragway to see the NHRA's best drivers as they begin their quest for supremacy in the first race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th. Be sure to stop by the North Carolina Education Lottery trailer located directly behind the John Force Grandstands to learn about our new and exciting games, and participate in the "Buy, Spin, and Win" promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise.

For more information, please visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/nhra-carolina-nationals/

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North Carolina FC / Carolina Courage

March - October 2018
Wake Med Soccer Park
Cary, NC

The NC Education Lottery is a proud partner of the North Carolina FC and Carolina Courage professional soccer teams. Kick start your summer by joining the North Carolina FC team as they take on renewed regional rivalries in their first year competing in the United Soccer League (USL). Cheer on the Carolina Courage as they compete to return to the NWSL championship game for a third straight year.

For more information, visit northcarolinafc.com and nccourage.com.

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