Knightdale Spring Carnival to Open on Mar. 28, 2019

Knightdale Spring Carnival 2018. Photo: Nadia Ethier
Knightdale Spring Carnival 2018. Photo: Nadia Ethier

By Kay Whatley, Editor

The Spring carnival, organized by the Knightdale Police Department as a Special Olympics fundraiser, returns on Thursday, March 28, 2019, starting at 5pm.

The carnival is scheduled to be open for eleven days, including two weekends, with an expected end-date of Sunday, April 7, 2019.

The carnival schedule this year, weather permitting, is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 28 — 5-10pm
  • Friday, March 29 — 5-11pm
  • Saturday, March 30 — noon-11pm
  • Sunday, March 31 — 1-10pm
  • Monday, April 1 — 5-10pm
  • Tuesday, April 2 — 5-10pm
  • Wednesday, April 3 — 5-10pm
  • Thursday, April 4 — 5-10pm
  • Friday, April 5 — 5-11pm
  • Saturday, April 6 — noon-11pm
  • Sunday, April 7 — 1-10pm*

*May close at 11pm on the final Sunday.

Admission to the carnival is free, as is parking in the adjacent lots. Each year, the carnival sets up inside Midtown Commons plaza, 200 Hinton Oaks Boulevard, Knightdale, North Carolina.

For the carnival rides, you may purchase individual tickets, sheets of tickets, or a wristband for rides all day (single day). Ride wristbands are $25.

This Spring Carnival is held annually to raise funds Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). Last year, the Knightdale Police Department’s carnival raised close to $20,000 for SONC. Captain Tracy Solomon (photo below) has served as the department’s Special Olympics Coordinator for the past eight years, and the carnival fundraiser has been held each Spring for 21+ years.

Follow the Knightdale Police Department Facebook page for 2019 Spring carnival updates or weather delays.


Source: Captain Tracy Solomon, Knightdale Police Department, Knightdale NC (2016).
Source: Captain Tracy Solomon, Knightdale Police Department, Knightdale NC (2016).


The Town of Knightdale is located in eastern Wake County, about 15-minutes east of Raleigh, NC.  Knightdale made the “Safest Cities in North Carolina 2018” list.


Ed. Note: Originally published March 8, 2019. Updated March 28 with hours and wristband pricing. Thank you to Captain Tracy Solomon for the details.

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