The Ava Gardner Museum hosts an annual festival in honor of the legendary actress, fashion icon, and humanitarian Ava Gardner, a North Carolina native who grew up just 7-miles east of Smithfield. This year’s festival will include a multitude of exciting events, and we invite you to join the museum staff and board as we unveil new exhibits, conduct heritage tours, and host special film and video presentations, and much more. The opening night concert is going to be an exciting musical tribute and promises to be a night to remember!!


Ava Gardner Museum 325 E. Market St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

(919) 934-5830

Updated June 27, 2022

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