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100% of Matthews Alive proceeds go to benefit Matthews-area non-profits.

Welcome to the Matthews Alive Festival

     The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. In 2017, Matthews Alive will be held September 1-4.

     Alongside our Board and key volunteers, community groups volunteer their time by working the festival areas. This dynamic produces a festival packed with family activities, great food, arts, and fantastic entertainment!

     Following the festival, 100% of the proceeds go back to these non-profit organizations, in order that they may provide services to enhance the quality of life in our area.

     To date, Matthews Alive, Inc. has contributed over $1,500,000 back into our local community!

Quick Links

  • Are you a crafter that would like to exhibit at Matthews Alive? Here is the 2017 Arts & Crafts Application
  • NEW IN 2016: South Trade Street will be closed for festival set-up on Friday , Sept 2nd, at 9:00am this year! Click for more info.
    Parade Road Closures 2016
  • Join us for the Matthews Alive Parade! – 2016-ParadeLineUp
  • Many thanks to David Weekley Homes for sponsoring Eldora the mobile racing simulator from RaceDay Motorsports! Try your hand at racing the most famous tracks across the country! Eldora will be located on the south end of the festival again this year, near Fire Station 1. Stop in and meet the great folks at David Weekley Homes!              DavidWeekly
  • Have a handmade quilt you’d like to exhibit? We would love to have your creation in the show! Quilt Show Entry Form 2016
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks to our social media volunteers at BeeSmart Social Media.
  • No pets or alcohol are allowed at Matthews Alive per Town Ordinance.