Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored – April 22-24

Spring has sprung, and there is a wide variety of Things To Do coming up this weekend in Eastern North Carolina!

April 22, 2016

Atlantic Beach NC — Reenactments, cannons, and more at the Fort Macon State Park Centennial Celebration, which is April 22-24, 2016. More event details on The park is at 2303 E Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach NC.

Goldsboro NC — Cures for the Colors is being held April 22-23, 2016, 5-6pm, at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534. More information at

Middlesex NC — Ferrells Fish Fry is April 22, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm, at the Ferrells Fire & Rescue, 9589 NC-97, Middlesex NC. Plates are $8.

Raleigh NC — The Whole Foods North Raleigh “Earth Day” event is April 22, 2016, starting at noon, and includes a “Garden Plant Giveaway” by Grow And Share. The location is Whole Foods, 8710 Six Forks Road, Raleigh NC. The full list of giveaway dates is at

Raleigh NC — Brewgaloo is April 22-23, 2016 in Raleigh with music, beer and more. It is in the City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC. More info at

April 23, 2016

Bunn NC — Bunn United Methodist Church, 210 Main Street, Bunn, has a yard sale plus an all-you-can-eat breakfast on April 23, 2016, 7-10am. More in their Facebook events.

Bunn NC — The annual Bunn Fun Day is on Railroad Street in downtown Bunn, starting at 10am on April 23, 2016, starting at 10am. More details at

Four Oaks NC — “Woodstock” — a family-friendly outdoors event — is being held in Johnston County on April 23, 2016, starting at 1pm. Details are at

Knightdale NC — Troop 365 is holding a Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on April 23, 2016, 11am-8pm at the BB&T parking lot, 6612 Knightdale Blvd, Knightdale. Dinner is $8. Website is

Louisburg NC — South Main Street Baptist Church is holding a car & truck show April 23, 2016, 11am-4pm, by 805 South Main Street, Louisburg NC.

Nashville NC — The Harold D. Cooley Library hosts “Koloring Klub” for teens and adults April 23, 2016, 1-2pm. (Also scheduled for April 30, 2016.)

Rocky Mount NC — Imperial Centre is leading a free nature walk April 23, 2016, 10am-noon, starting at Battle Park. For more info visit

Smithfield NC — The Down East Brew and BBQ Festival is April 23, 2016, 11am-6pm at Double Barley Brewing, 3174 US Hwy 70 West, Smithfield NC. It includes a Down East BBQ Competition at the brewery. More at

Spring Hope NC — Spring Hope 5K is also on April 23, 2016, starting at 8am. More details at

Tarboro NC — Edgecombe County Recycles day is April 23, 2016, from 10am to 1pm in the parking lot of the Marrow Pitt Ace Hardware Center, 1713 N Main Street, in Tarboro NC. More details are available at

Wake Forest NC — Wake Forest’s Arbor Day (tree giveaway / outdoor event) and a Grow And Share “Garden Plant Giveaway” are being held April 23, 2016, 11am to about 3pm, in Wake Forest Joyner Park, Wake Forest NC.   More information is on the Town of Wake Forest website at

Wendell NC — Wendell Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a workshop featuring a Simulcast with speaker, author, and and actress Priscilla Shirer. The event is April 23, 2016, from 8am to 4:30pm. More details at

Wendell NC — Annual Perennial Garden Club plant sale at J. Ashley Wall Square in Wendell NC on April 23, 2016, 8am-noon. More information on the town website.

Wilson NC — The Wilson Chamber of Commerce 2016 Diamond Dip presented by Vaughan’s Jewelers is April 23, 2016. More details and links are at

Wilson NC — Wilson Heart Walk is April 23, 2016, starting at 8am. More details are on their website, It is held at the Eastern NC School for the Deaf.

Wilson NC — The Wilson County Schools’ WCS Glow Run 5K is April 23, 2016, 7-8pm, and glow sticks are provided. More details are on the website, The location is the Wilson Recreation Center, Wilson NC.

Wilson NC — An Earth Day Festival is being held on April 23, 2016, 11am-5pm, at Truely Unique in Wilson NC. More details at

Wilson NC — Imagination Station is holding an Earth Day event on April 23, 2016, 9:30am-12:30pm at the Imagination Station. More information at

Tour — The 2016 Piedmont Farm Tour is for April 23-24, 2016, 2-6pm. More details at

April 24, 2016

Louisburg/Bunn NC — Miracle Fling in the Spring is being held at Ray Family Farms, 6913 Pearces Road, Bunn NC, on  April 24, 2016, 2-4pm. The event is a joint effort of the Miracle League of Franklin County, the local 4H group, and Ray Family Farms.

Wrightsville Beach NC — Head to Wrightsville Beach NC for the 6th annual West Marine Carolina Cup, which began April 19 and goes until April 24, 2016, by the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Details and links online at

Tour — The 2016 Piedmont Farm Tour continues on April 24, 2016. The tour runs 2-6pm. The farm tour website is

Coming Soon

Bailey NC — The 2016 Springfest and Plant Sale is April 30, 2016, 10am-4pm, at the Country Doctor Museum, 6642 Peele Road, in Bailey NC.

Bunn NC — A Bunn NC plate sale is coming up on April 30, 2016.

Nashville NC — The Parks and Rec movie series starts May 8, 2016. More information on the town website.

Wilson NC — The Downtown Alive series returns with Jim Quick & Coastline on May 4, 2016, 5:30-8:30pm. It is scheduled for the grassy lot on 210 Tarboro Street, Wilson NC.  Please leave coolers and pets at home. See updates on their Facebook page or the full scheduled at

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