By Kay Whatley, Editor
This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range from free happenings (majority) to mid-level and ticketed events.
Event information comes from organizers, event postings, and emailed announcements. Attempts are made to verify events from confirmed sources, or multiple sources when possible. Events may be added in the days following publication.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
First in Flight RC Jet Rally (May 24-28, 2017)
Head over to Wilson Industrial Air Center Airport in Wilson NC for this free, open to the public event running all weekend. See remote control jets and watch the competitions. Updates on organizers’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FIFJETRALLY.
Public Works Week Equipment Show (May 24, 2017 @ 4-6pm)
The annual Public Works Equipment Show is taking place Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to understand the types of equipment used to maintain sidewalks, collect solid waste, and more. Various tools and equipment used in all eight divisions will be on hand. The Public Works Equipment Show will be held at the Environmental Services Complex, located at 1221 Thorpe Road, Rocky Mount NC. The city of Rocky Mount, in conjunction with the American Public Works Association (APWA), is celebrating Public Works Week from Sunday (May 21) to Saturday (May 27).
Recycled Flower Yard Art (May 24, 2017 @ 6pm & May 25, 2017 @ 2pm)
Create a flower to take home in this free Crafts Class. Held at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash Street NW, Wilson NC. Register, teens age 16 and over and adults, by calling 252.237.5355 to register.
Wednesday Hemp Day (May 24, 2017 @ 6-11pm)
Hosted at The Block off Biltmore, 39 S Market Street, Asheville NC. Music, beer, hemp extracts, speakers, and information on Medical Cannabis bills, HB 185, SB 579, and SB 648. Farming applications will be available. The Green Team from Carolina Hemp Company will be there with many hemp goodies to try and buy. Special Guest speaker Todd Stimson is making his first public speaking appearance since returning to his family from an unjust, unlawful, 2 year incarceration. His insights from this experience and much more will be shared during this emotionally-charged engagement. Parking available free next to the police station (Marjorie Street & S Spruce Street) or paid in the Buncombe County Parking Garage on College Street, across from City Hall. See schedule and more details in this Facebook event.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Music at Midday (May 25, 2017 @ noon-1pm)
Head to Centennial Plaza, in front of Town Hall, 301 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest NC, for this free, public concert. Music at Midday offers an opportunity to break away from the grind, go outside, and enjoy a free music concert. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and Wake Forest ARTS, Music at Midday features diverse one-hour musical programs on Thursdays. Next date is June 1, 2017 (final date).
Downtown Live! (May 25, 2017 @ 6-8:30pm)
The city’s summer concert series features East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band on Thursday, May 25. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5pm. Local vendors on-site with food/beverages available for purchase. No coolers. Held on the lawn at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount NC. For the full band line-up and for more information, visit www.downtownrockymount.com or call 252.972.1266. Next date is June 8, 2017.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Final Friday: Jurassic Park Public (May 26, 2017 @ 5:30-9pm)
Head over to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones Street, Raleigh NC, for this Final Friday event. Admission is $5 per person. Explore the often wacky intersection between science and cinema. Hear the Museum’s very own Khai Button, Resident Graduate Student in the Paleontology Research Lab, as our expert to sort out the dino-fact from the dino-fiction in Jurassic Park. Music too, plus science stations, and food/drink available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30pm. Movie and presentations begin at 7pm. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Open Mic Night (May 26, 2017 @ 7-9pm)
Cornerstone Writers, a new Selma-area writing group, hosts an Open Mic night every 4th Friday. Cornerstone Writers founder Susanne Poté and Published Author Cindy Brookshire will facilitate. Poets and writers of all ages are welcome to come early and sign up for their time at the mic. Admission is free, with food/drinks available for purchase. Note that 7-8pm is reserved for family-friendly content and the mic is open to all writing from 8-9pm. Held at the Hula Girl Cafe & Catering, 103 S Raiford Street, Selma NC.
Yu-Gi-Oh Friday Tournaments (May 26 & 28, 2017 @ 7-10pm; 4pm)
Held at Uncle Sleepys Sports Memorabilia & Supplies, 6204 Main Street, Bailey NC. This location holds Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments every Friday Night starting at 7pm, and Sundays at 4pm.
The Jazz Tree-Oh Live (May 26, 2017 @ 8-11pm)
The Jazz Tree-Oh will be coming home to its original spot at Michael’s Showside Grill, 102 N Pine Street, Spring Hope NC. Stop by for live music Friday evening. See more at www.showsidegrill.com/showside-music-events.
Art Of Murder Dinner Theatre (May 26 & 27, 2017 @ 6pm)
Check out this comedy/drama about art, retribution, and murder. Held at the Barn Dinner Theatre, 120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro NC. Tickets and show information available at www.barndinner.com or by calling 336.292.2211. Show tickets ($48+) and times listed here.
Carolina Mudcats Baseball (Home Games: May 26-29, 2017)
Come and root for the home team at Five County Stadium, 1501 NC-39, Zebulon NC. Home games often include special promotions and Friday fireworks. See full schedule online here.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Wilson Farmers Market (May 27, 2017 @ 7:30am-noon)
This market is open from the end of April through August at two locations, depending on day of the week. Wednesdays (8am-1pm), the market is open at 207 W Green Street, Wilson NC. Saturdays (7:30am-noon), the market is at the Hwy 301, Wilson County Fairgrounds on Highway 301 in Wilson NC. Updates are posted here.
Rocky Mount Farmers Market (May 27, 2017 @ 8am-1pm)
The market is located at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount NC. The market is open Saturdays (8am-1pm) from April to November. During summer months — June, July, and August — the market is also open on Wednesdays (8am-1pm). Updates are posted to this Facebook page.
Franklin County Farmers Market (May 27, 2017 @ 8am-1pm)
Held outdoors at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg NC, this market is open Saturdays (8am-1pm), Tuesdays (9am-1pm), and Fridays (9am-1pm). Updates are posted on their Facebook page.
Wisdom For Life Fishing Derby (May 27, 2017 @ 8am-1pm)
Fishing and fun at First Fruits Farm, 832 Mort Harris Road, Louisburg NC. Wisdom For Life is partnering with First Fruits Farm to offer this free event; registration is required for all those who plan to fish. Prizes will be awarded to the top anglers. See the official rules and registration here.
Cars & Coffee Wake Forest (May 27, 2017 @ 8-11am)
Held at 950 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest NC. This event takes place monthly on the 4th Saturday, year round. Huge lot with plenty of parking (parking rules must be followed). Stop by and check out “old school to exotic cars, motorcycles or whatever drops in.” The shopping center offers food, bathrooms, and coffee. Event has a family-friendly atmosphere.
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market (May 27, 2017 @ 9am-1pm)
“ZFFM” is open Saturdays from May to October 2017. The location is the Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC — just across Arendell Avenue from the Food Lion plaza. See market updates and weekly themes on their Facebook page.
Clayton Farm and Community Market (May 27, 2017 @ 9am-1pm)
Held at 348 E Main Street, Clayton NC. Memorial Day weekend, the market will include a craft fair. This market has two seasons: Regular Season runs Saturdays through October, and Winter season is every-other Saturday November through March. See more on their Facebook page.
Garden Plant Giveaway (May 27, 2017 @ 11am-until gone or 5pm)
Nonprofit Grow And Share is holding a “clear the greenhouse” Garden Plant Giveaway this Saturday. Head over to their “Tucker” Greenhouse, located behind 4013 Brown Place, Raleigh NC. Tomato plants, pepper plants, and much more will be given away. There is a maximum on free garden plants, and gardeners are asked to sign a Pledge To Share their harvest with neighbors, strangers, and food banks.
Stepping Into The Past (May 27, 2017 @ 10am-3pm)
This weekly series focuses on demonstrations and displays of traditional / old-time processes. This presentation is included with museum admission. Confirm topic and details at www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org/events/stepping-into-the-past. Held at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N Church Street, Kenly NC. Next date is June 3, 2017, when the topic is Whittling.
Brown Bag Lunches (May 27, 2017 @ 11am-12:30pm)
Just about every Saturday, Zebulon United Methodist Church provides free “brown bag lunches” to anyone who drives or walks by the church at 121 W Gannon Avenue, Zebulon NC. For more information on food distribution for those in need, or to volunteer, visit www.zumchurch.org, which also lists other events on this date.
AZ Free Outdoor Concert with Diana Garnet (May 27, 2017 @ 3-5pm)
Head down to Animazement for a free, open-to-the-public outdoor concert. In keeping with their goal of bringing Japanese culture to the Triangle, Animazement is hosting a free outdoor concert on Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC — in front of the Marriott. Diana Garnet will be performing, followed by samurai tate peformers The*Jacabal’s! All are encouraged to attend, especially in cosplay.
Tim and Betty Bunn Variety Show (May 27, 2017 @ 7:30-10pm)
This special event is being held at the Small Town USA Castalia venue, located at 8928 Main Street (on Hwy 58), Castalia NC. “If you like 50’s and 60’s classic oldies, country, and a dash of Elvis thrown in, then this is the show for you,.. and you can dance if you want!” Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under free. Call 252.462.0408 to hold tickets at the door and reserve a seat. Updates are posted on Facebook here and shows are held every-other Saturday.
A Pre-100th Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser (May 27, 2017 @ 8-10pm)
The Monk US Memorial Foundation and The Arts Council of Wayne County Present A Pre-100th Birthday Celebration for Rocky Mount, NC native, iconic Jazz Pianist / Composer Thelonious S. Monk. This event is being held at The Arts Council of Wayne County Hall/The Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N. John Street, Goldsboro NC. Tickets are $20, available at www.eventbrite.com.
Memorial Day: The American Soldier Through the Ages (May 27-28, 2017)
Free, educational days at Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham NC. Meet and talk with military living historians, who are representing American Soldiers throughout US history. Visitors will be able to learn about soldiers from the Revolutionary war up to the present day. Weapons demonstrations too. Hours are Saturday (May 27) 10am-4pm, and Sunday (May 28) 10am-3pm.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Summer Concerts on the Lawn (May 28, 2017 @ 6:30-7:30pm)
Grab a spot on the lawn for this free and family-friendly concert. Bring a lawn chair for comfort. Held at the Freeman Roundhouse Museum, 1202 Nash Street SE, Wilson NC. Concerts will run every Sunday (weather permitting) from May 7 through June 25, 2017. Next concert date is June 4, 2017. See more at www.theroundhousemuseum.com.
Memorial Day Program (May 29, 2017 @ 10am-noon)
This open-to-the-public ceremony begins at 10am Monday in front of the Wilson County Courthouse, 115 E Nash Street, Wilson NC. The service includes patriotic music, ceremonies involving Junior ROTC, placing of a wreath for the war dead, a 21-gun salute, and more activities. Hot dog lunch provided to veterans and their families following the service.
Downtown Alive (May 31, 2017 @ 5:30-8:30pm)
Come join the tradition of food, beverages, dancing and fun at the annual Downtown Alive concert series. Held on the grassy lot on 210 Tarboro Street, (Historic Downtown) Wilson NC. No coolers; no pets. It is recommended that you bring a chair, blanket, sunscreen, and/or dance moves. Park in the adjacent Centre Brick lot or the BB&T parking lot. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be rescheduled. See more at www.historicdowntownwilson.com/events. Next Downtown Alive date is June 14, 2017.
Outdoor Movie: “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them” (June 1, 2017 @ 8-10pm)
The 2017 Outdoor Movie Series shows movies on the Back Lawn at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W Garner Road, Garner NC. The show starts at sunset, around 8pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. This Outdoor Movie Series is presented by Downtown Garner, Planet Fitness, Home Towne Realty, and the Town of Garner. No pets. Due to film rating, parents should use discretion when deciding to bring children under the age of 13. If it rains, the movie will be cancelled. Watch this event on Facebook for updates.
Center Street Jam: Military Appreciation (June 1, 2017 @ 6-9pm)
Come for this free downtown summer concert series, which is open to the public. “Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes and prepare to enjoy live music, great food, cold drinks & children’s activities.” Concert located in the John St. parking lot, 130 N. Center Street, Goldsboro NC. No coolers or pets allowed. See more details and future concerts at www.dgdc.org/events. Next date is June 15, 2017.
Goldsboro Shop the Block (June 2-3, 2017)
Local shop and dine in downtown Goldsboro NC to support the city’s home-grown economy. Shop at participating businesses for a chance to be rewarded on-the-spot for supporting downtown. See more here.
Community Yard Sale (June 3, 2017 @ 7-11am)
Open to all surrounding areas, come and check out the local yard sales in Black Creek NC. Should be a variety of items offered throughout the community. VENDORS/RESIDENTS: Free spaces may be reserved to sell/resell by calling Dale Edmundson at 252.373.1890.
Wendell Farmers Market (June 3, 2017 @ 8am-noon)
This market’s opening day is June 3, 2017, with produce and goods from local farmers and crafters. Held at the corner of Pine Street and Wendell Boulevard, Wendell NC. See more on their Facebook page.
Open Call for Talent and Crew (June 3, 2017 @ 9:30am-noon)
Held at the Stephen D Hyers Studio Theater, 200 N Davie Street, Greensboro NC. “A great opportunity for actors, crew and team leaders to meet. People trying to create a team and people trying to join a team can mingle.” Actors are asked to prepare a one-minute monologue of their choice. Held by the Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project.
Afternoon Tea with the Artist (June 3, 2017 @ noon-2pm)
Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to Afternoon Tea with Dawn Lancaster at the Franklin County Arts Council, 22 S Main Street, in downtown Franklinton NC. Dawn Lancaster is a self- taught artist whose medium is eco-printing on silk or paper. She will be talking about the process of eco-printing and show the different stages of the process at this event. The Arts Council is online at fcacarts.org.
All About Lavender Picnic and Labyrinth Walk (June 3, 2017 @ 10:30am-1:30pm)
Learn how to grow and use lavender. Walk the lavender labyrinth and enjoying a totally-lavender picnic lunch. Held at Toad Song Farm, 14765 Buffalo Road, Clayton NC. This event is appropriate for big kids (12 & up) and adults. Fee is $20 per person. Register on meetup, call 919.815.6090, or email.
Selma Porch Patio Garden Tour (June 3, 2017 @ 10am-4pm)
“Selma has over 400 properties on the national historic registry, many with beautiful gardens and the kind of southern style expansive porches written about in romance novels and history books.” Tour tickets may be purchased at the Selma Historical Museum, 104 W Anderson Street, Selma NC. Organized by S’Uptown Selma NC and Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum. For more information or ticket prices, call 919.291.1428.
Mondo Roots Cultural Arts and Music Festival (June 3, 2017 @ noon-8pm)
Vendors, free concert, dancing, and more. Enjoy funk, jazz, blues bands, and world music. New artists and performers will headline and fan favorite arts and crafts vendors are back. “This free event aims to bring multiple cultures, races, and walks of life together to celebrate diversity and to make a stronger community.” Dozens of artists and vendors will line Main Street near Town Square, 110 W Main Street, Clayton NC. Rain or shine. For details, visit www.MondoRoots.com.
First Annual Book Fest (June 3, 2017 @ 2-5pm)
Free admission to this community event and Literacy Campaign promoting reading in the community. The organization which bring the most guests will receive a cash donation. Meet/greet authors and purchase their books. Held at Wilson Community Church, 2301 Montgomery Drive, Wilson NC. Organized by Epps CreativeMindz Enterprises / CreativeMindz Book Lounge.
Bar-B-Que Pork Plate Sale (June 3, 2017 @ 5-8pm)
Hosted by Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 108 W Center Street, Black Creek NC. Come for a plate and support the fire deparment. For $8 per plate, enjoy a meal of BBQ, slaw, potatoes, and hush puppies. Black Creek is just minutes south of Wilson NC.
Spring Concert Series (June 3, 2017 @ 5:30-7pm)
Come to Mill Bridge Nature Park for this free Spring Concert in the Park. Bring family and friends to enjoy live music. Food trucks available at the site. Held at Mill Bridge Nature Park, 4600 Winslet Drive, Rolesville NC. Music by the Will McBridge Group. See more on this and other events at secure.rec1.com/NC/town-of-rolesville/catalog.
Tobs Baseball : Beer & BBQ Festival (June 3, 2017 @ 5:30pm)
The 6th Annual Beer and BBQ Festival is at Fleming Stadium, 300 Stadium Street SW, Wilson NC. The Beer and BBQ Festival is one of the largest events of the year for the Tobs. Cooking teams cook a 100-pound pig in hopes of winning the Top Tob Hog Trophy. The best news of all is that you get to enjoy the BBQ too. Southbound 85 will be performing live from Fleming Stadium, and after the ball game, stay for fireworks. May still be spots available for those interested in cooking a 100lb pigs for the festival. See wilsontobs.com/community/beer-bbq.
Sunday in the Park (June 4, 2017 @ 6-8pm)
Enjoy a concert at Dix Park Harvey Hill, 693 Palmer Drive, Raleigh NC. Bring a blanket or short lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Register for this free event at www.eventbrite.com. For refreshments, Food Trucks will be on-site. Next date at this location is June 18, 2017.
Family Renaissance Fair (June 4, 2017 @ noon-4pm)
Head over for this special, free event hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC. “Step back in time and visit Venice for an afternoon of merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations, and art-making for the whole family! Princesses and kings, pirates and comedians, fairies and acrobats are just some of the people you will encounter at the NCMA’s Renaissance Village. Activities take place inside and out, rain or shine, and will include calligraphy, blacksmithing, maskmaking, interactive drumming, and performances.” Details and Fair food information at ncartmuseum.org.
“IT Best Practices: Tips and CyberSecurity” (June 6, 2017 @ 5:45-7:45pm)
This SCORE workshop is part of the library’s First Tuesdays for Business and Non-profits series. Held at Braswell Memorial Public Library 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC. This is a free program open to the public. Register by calling Joetta Pittman at 252.442.1951 x.239.
Raising Bertie Screening (June 6, 2017 @ 7pm)
This independent film screening, by the GroundSwell Pictures Moon Shadow Film Society, takes place at the CAMEO Art House Theatre, 225 Hay Street, Fayetteville NC. Tickets are $15. Raising Bertie is described as “an intimate portrait of three boys coming of age in a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina” — Bertie County. “This film takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of three boys – Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell – over six-years.”
Coffee with a Cop (June 7, 2017 @ 8-10am)
“The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. By removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.” Join the Zebulon Police Department at McDonald’s, 141 Wakelon Street, Zebulon NC, for coffee and conversation.
Friday Night on White (June 9, 2017 @ 6-9pm)
The Town of Wake Forest holds free outdoor concerts along S White Street, Wake Forest NC. See details and future dates on the town website here.
Small Farm Sheep Day (June 10, 2017 @ 9am-noon)
The NC Small Farm Association presents this special event at Clover C Farm, 117 Cheves Road, Bunn NC. Learn about sheep care, product marketing, see wool-spinning, and learn about a fiber mill coming to Youngsville. Presentation by Carvel Cheves — outdoors, so bring a chair and dress appropriately. Hosted by North Carolina Small Farm Association and Clover C Farm.
Family Movie Series (June 10, 2017 @ 8:15pm)
Come and watch a free movie on the football field at Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, Rolesville NC. Concessions available. See more on this and other events at secure.rec1.com/NC/town-of-rolesville/catalog. Future movie date is August 12, 2017.
Knightdale Business Expo (June 15, 2017 @ 1-6pm)
The Business Expo is being held at the The Life Enrichment Center, 3805 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh NC. The public Expo is open 1-6pm, so all are welcome to walk through and meet local businesses and organizations.
Businesses interested in exhibiting, check out the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce exhibitor booth map and access registration forms on the Chamber’s Expo page.
RTP 180 “Design” Presentation (June 15, 2017 @ 6-8pm)
So, what is design anyway? In today’s world it can take on many different forms – architecture, user experience, graphics, and many more. With technology ever-evolving, design has to keep pace and innovate around those technological advances. For instance, what will the impact of autonomous vehicles be on urban design? Speakers for this Design event are:
Held at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park NC. At RTP180 events, speakers from three universities, local companies, and the community at-large take the stage to speak about what matters to them. Doors open at 5pm for networking. Show kicks off at 6pm. The hashtag for this event is #RTP180 and we always livestream from our YouTube channel over at www.youtube.com/TheRTPNC.
Concert at Clayton Town Square (June 15, 2017 @ 5:30-9pm)
Join the crowd for a free concert in Town Square, 110 W Main Street, Clayton NC. Event begins at 5:30pm with food trucks, inflatables, vendors, and more, with live music starting at 6pm. This Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) concert series offers free concerts July 20, August 17, and September 8, 2017.
301 Endless Yard Sale (June 16-17, 2017 @ 7am-5pm)
Plan to take part in this fifth-annual event with over 100 miles of antiques, thrift store finds, and yard sales with more than 500 vendors along US Hwy 301 from Weldon NC to Dunn NC through five counties. Map and information available at www.301endlessyardsale.com.
Mill Music Sessions Free Concert (June 16, 2017 @ 6-9pm)
Chatham County Line plays on June 16 as part of the Rocky Mount Mills free music series. Held on the lawn at Rocky Mount Mills, 1151 Falls Road, Rocky Mount NC. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, family, and friends. Concerts are free, open to the public and are fun for all ages! No coolers; pick up a picnic dinner from one of the Mill restaurants and grab a drink from one of the local breweries and the bottle shop. Event is pet friendly. This this series and more events at www.rockymountmills.com/calendar-events. Next date is July 14, 2017.
Hot Dogs for the Kids (June 17, 2017)
This upcoming event is planned for Red Oak Fire Department, 7951 Red Oak Blvd, Red Oak NC. Hours are not yet announced; prior offerings have occurred around lunchtime. The Nash County Sheriff’s office holds hot dog grilling events across the county. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) is reaching out to communities with their “Hot Dogs for Kids” events, offering free lunch and an opportunity to meet local law enforcement officers. These events are “community outreach and community policing” events designed to connect officers with local residents, and ensure positive contact with area youth. Volunteer deputies from across the county will be grilling and serving… Officers aren’t assigned, they choose to be there! Updates and event notices may be found on the NCSO Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NashCountySO.
“Shake, Rock, Rattle & Roll” (June 17, 2017)
Presented by Vision Community Theatre Group in celebration of Black Music Month. Enjoy an evening of music, song, dance, and laughter. Tickets are $12. Held at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 W Nash Street, Wilson NC. See more at visioncommunitytheatre.webs.com.
Y’all at Dix Park (June 24, 2017 @ 4-10pm)
Deep South Entertainment is holding free concerts on Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh NC. There will be live music with several performers, food trucks, field day games, and more. The concert series includes local bands. Each date features an opening “next generation” set by a young (under 19 years old), up-and-coming local band. See more at yallatdixpark.com. Additional dates are July 22 and August 26, 2017.
MUFON-NC Chapter Meeting (TBD Summer 2017 @ 2-5pm)
The Mutual UFO Network – North Carolina’s next chapter meets several times a year, rotating between Winston-Salem NC and other locations. Admission is usually $10, payable at the door, which includes the presentation, networking, and often door prizes. An optional dinner gathering follows meetings, for those who’d like to continue discussions. See upcoming announcements at www.mufon-nc.com.
Winterville Watermelon Festival (August 24-26, 2017)
Held annually in Winterville NC, the festival includes entertainment, watermelon, and much more. Watch for coming schedule at www.watermelonfest.com.
Ed. Note: Event information gathered from various sources. While attempts are made to verify data, for most events contact details are included. If you’re planning to attend an event, use contact information or event links to confirm, check for updates or changes, or verify space is available. These events are publicized by The Grey Area News, but are not events overseen by this news site or staff.