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Spring Fest 2023

We’re excited to kick off our 2023 Signature Event Series with Spring Fest on Thursday, May 4th from 6 to 8pm at the Embrace Sculpture. We have JAVA Band bringing the dance party, a lineup of great food and drinks, inflatable games from Big Air, facepainting, chalk art, and an expanded market area full of local businesses, artisans and nonprofits. Scroll for the full list of participating vendors.

Huge thank you to our Event Sponsors, who are helping make Spring Fest free to the community and supporting MoRA’s work this year: Dentistry on MonroeSocial Pet Hotel | Hearing Solution Center Edge City BreweryThe Barker Lounge | Hawthorne’s Pizza
JAVA Band group pic
JAVA Band group pic
JAVA Band group pic
Edge City Brewery logo
JAVA Band group pic
JAVA Band group pic

Music & Entertainment

JAVA Band group pic

JAVA Band: Rock, Motown/Beach, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, and Jazz

Art Henson, Emcee

Art Henson, Emcee: Neighbor, model, writer, and inventor

Big Air inflatable games

Big Air: Free inflatable games like axe throwing and basketball

Food & Drink

JAVA Band group pic

Edge City Brewery: Beer, wine, non-alcohol drinks and local snacks

Art Henson, Emcee

Hawthorne’s Pizza: 2 slices/$6; whole pie $15.
Or order from full menu to pick up inside.

Carolina Smash food truck

Carolina Smash: Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, potato salad, and chips.


New! Peruse an expanded market area with local business vendors, artisans, and area nonprofits. You’ll enjoy art and decor, pet products, luxury self-care items and more for purchase, and you’ll learn about neighborhood businesses and nearby nonprofits. Kids will love making colorful creations with Elle of Chalk Art CLT and getting their faces painted by our friendly MoRA Volunteers.


Is Spring Fest a free event?
Yes, MoRA’s Spring Fest is a free community event. Everyone is welcome (4-legged friends too.)

Can I bring a picnic?
Yes, pack a picnic or order takeout from any of your favorite Monroe Road eateries in advance. No outside alcohol permitted.


Parking is FREE at Meridian Place (alongside Hawthorne’s, Great Clips, and WingStop), with free overflow parking across the street at East Meck H.S.

Inclement Weather
Stay tuned to MoRA’s Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest. May the 4th be with us, but if we need to cancel, the raindate for Spring Fest will be the following week— Thurs. May 11th from 6 to 8pm.