Haw River Festival


Due to a high prediction for rain this afternoon, the Festival will be inside the Haw River Ballroom 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 – get directions HERE

Join us in person for another Annual Haw River Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw NC. The festival is an annual fundraising event for the Haw River Assembly, a 501c3 non-profit that works to protect the Haw River watershed and Jordan Lake. The festival includes live music, a farmers market, a river walk, river monitoring, a silent auction, a kayak raffle and more! So come out and join us from 4pm – 8pm for tons of fun!


We’re Raffling Off An Intex Expedition Pro K1 inflatable Kayak

We’re raffling off an Intex Expedition Pro K1 inflatable Kayak at the Festival! Tickets are $2 each. Don’t need to be present to win. You can see the kayak on display now at the Saxapahaw General Store! (paddles, pump and life jacket are included).

Sorry – No Dogs Allowed at the Festival


2022 Silent Auction Items

Check out our silent auction table the day of our festival behind the main stage! All proceeds raised from auction items will go towards HRA’s advocacy and education programs. Opening bid for all items is $5.00!

Items will continue to be added for display until the week leading to the festival so check back for more auction items!

  • Original Painting by Nathalie Worthington

* $50 Gift Card to The Eddy Pub * (2) $25 Gift Cards to Great Outdoor Provision Co * 4 Tour Passes to Carolina Tiger Rescue * Jewelry & Watercolor Painting donated by The Charmed Azalea *


2022 Band Line Up

Jasmé Kelly

Jasmé is a singer/songwriter & guitarist from Durham, NC and is a graduate of the UNC-CH. Performing for over 20 years, you can expect sultry tones and turns of phrase that leave you caught up in the moment and hanging on every note.

Honey Magpie

An indie/folk band sewing a patchwork quilt of warm and folksy three-part harmonies, complex yet catchy string parts, and sweetly layered piano riffs into a flurry of elegant sounds.

Saludos Compay

Traditional, contemporary, and original music from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Stage Times

Jasmé Kelly 4:15 to 5:15 PM

Honey Magpie: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Saludos Compay: 6:45 to 8:00 PM


Parking Information

The main parking meadow of the past is now becoming the new Hawbridge Upper School and is a construction zone not available for parking.

There are new designated parking areas on Pine and Hilltop near and just past the Water Tower.There is a large and expanded parking area behind the Saxapahaw Museum.

There is a parking area to the right of Paperhand Puppet and Haw River Canoe/Kayak.

There is a large parking area on Saxapahaw Island (closes at 9pm).

There is a large parking lot at the Saxapahaw United Methodist Church across the bridge.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE ROAD or in people’s yards or driveways or blocking residential gates. We love our community and we ask that you respect that people live and work here and need to be able to feel that their homes and property are not affected by people coming in for the event. Cars parked in any of these spaces or over the white line on the road will be towed. We have been warned. Now you have as well.


Missed the 2021 Virtual Event?

That’s okay! Check out Salads Compay’s performance with us and learn about the history of the Haw River!