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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 2015, Matthews Alive will be held September 4-7.

     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 $1,200,000 back into our local community!

2015 Quick Links


  • NEW ATTRACTIONS in 2016 will be posted here soon!
  • Join us for the Matthews Alive Parade! – 2016 PARADE APPLICATION 
  • 2016 Arts & Crafts Application – CLICK HERE
  • 2016 Food Vendor applications will be posted in March.
  • 2016 Exhibitor/Display Sponsor space applications are available. Email Lee Anne Moore at lamoore@matthewsnc.gov for information.
  • In January, all bands and entertainment groups should send their 2016 information to Key Signature Entertainment: info@keysignatureonline.com
  • Have a handmade quilt you’d like to exhibit? We would love to have your creation in the show! Quilt Show Entry Form 2016