Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored – June 3-5

Many things to do in North Carolina this weekend. While most events listed are in the Five County Stadium area and surrounding towns. a few are elsewhere in the state.

What’s missing? Let the editor know.

Note that multi-day events are listed under the first date.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Down East Flick Fest

This annual film festival returns June 3-4, 2016, in Greenville NC. The event spans several venues. More information on the Down East Flick Fest is online at (Article)

Edenton Music and Water Festival

This 18th annual festival is June 3-4, 2016. The event is being held in Colonial Park, 101 West Water Street, Edenton NC. For more information, see

Farm-to-Fork Events

Three events celebrating locally grown food are being held June 3, 4, and 5, 2016. Enjoy a supper and square dance in Saxapahaw NC, dinner in Durham, or a picnic in Hurdle Mills NC. Adult ticket prices range from $35 to $220 depending on event; see for details.Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival

The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival is June 3-4, 2016, at the Douglas Block, in downtown Rocky Mount. For more information about Juneteenth, call 252.972.1151 or visit for the schedule of events. (Article)

Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention

Scheduled for June 3-4, 2016, this convention is being held  at Veterans Memorial Park, 691 W Lebanon Street, in Mount Airy NC. For more information, see

NC Black Bear Festival

June 3-5, 2016, is this wildlife-oriented festival. According to the festival site, the biggest black bears on the planet and the highest black bear densities in the world are in coastal NC. The festival location is 302 East Water Street, Plymouth NC. The festival is online at

Preschool Storytime (two locations)

On Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:30-11am, kids ages 3-5 (with their caregivers) may participate in “an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills.” This storytime is at Wendell Community Library, 207 S Hollybrook Road, Wendell NC.

This event is also available, same date and time, at the Zebulon Community Library, 1000 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon NC.

Special Olympics NC Summer Games

Happening June 3-5, 2016, the Opening Ceremonies will be June 3 at 7:30pm, in the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh NC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the event online.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Born Learning Children’s Festival

Partnership for Children of Wayne County (PFCW) is holding its annual Born Learning Children’s Festival on June 4, 2016, 10am-2pm. This free event is being held in Herman Park, 903 E Ash Street, in Goldsboro NC. For more information, call 919.735.3371 or email. (Article)

Free Outdoor Cooking Workshop

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free Outdoor Cooking workshop on June 4, 2016, from 9am to 2pm, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville NC. Space is limited to the 25 people ages 14 and up, and pre-registration is required — contact Thomas Carpenter at 910.868.5003 x.15 or by email. (Article)

Knightdale Farmers Market

The theme on June 4 is Princesses and Superheroes. Plan to bring the kids in costume, and enjoy this sparkly, super-themed Saturday. The food truck onsite from 11am-2pm is going to be Brown Bag Bagels of Wendell NC.  The market is at Knightdale Station, 810 S Main Street, Knightdale NC. It is open Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Contact the market manager via email with questions. (Article)

Military Appreciation Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10am-4pm, join this special appreciation day at Hammocks Beach State Park, 1572 Hammocks Beach Road, in Swansboro NC. More details at

Rocky Mount Farmers Market

This Saturday Market is held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount NC, 8am-1pm. Call 252.407.7920 or email with questions.


From 6am to noon on June 4, 2016, Troutacular serves as “a celebration of Spruce Pine’s Mountain Heritage Trout Waters designation.” This free event is designed for ages 14 and under. The competitive fishing tournament is the main attraction, with other activities available. Join the fun at Riverside Park, Peach Street, Spruce Pine NC. For more details, visit

Wendell Farmers Market

The Wendell Farmers’ Market is open, 8am to noon.  The market is located at 3700 Wendell Blvd, Wendell NC (Wake County). The market accepts EBT, debit and credit cards. For more information, email the market Director, Cathrine Evans.

Wendell Yellow Dog Farm Roadside Produce Stand

Located at 1705 Eagle Road Road in Wendell NC, this farm stand’s opening day is June 4, 2016, and is open each Saturday from 9am until noon. (Article)

Wilson Farmers Market

The Saturday Market is held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds, Hwy 301, Wilson NC, and is open Saturdays, 7:30am-noon. Call 252.237.0111.

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Held on the grounds of the Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC, this market is open Saturdays, 9am-1pm. For more details, contact Market Manager Maurine Brown at 919.823.0432 or email.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Family Storytime

Bring the family Sunday, June 5, 2016, and participate in “an interactive program with books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills.” Designed for ages birth to 5 years old, his storytime is 1:30-2pm at the East Regional Library,  946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC.

Summer Concert with The Triple Wide Band

Summer concerts are free at the Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum, located at 1202 Nash Street E, Wilson NC. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

Baseball Games

It’s that time of year! Check out local baseball games on:

(Both above baseball links redirect to the team pages on the (Minor League Baseball) website.

Coming Soon

Happening on The Common Arts Festival

Join the fun on Tarboro’s Historic Town Common for a day of music, art, crafts, food, and activities for kids! Scheduled for June 11, 2016, 10am-5pm, performances include a variety of music genres. Held on the Tarboro Town Common, 700 N Main Street, in Tarboro NC

301 Endless Yard Sale

Communities along US 301 again join together with deals, antiques, collectibles, and more along the stretch of highway between Kenly and Benson NC — in Johnston County — and beyond to sites in Halifax, Wilson, Nash, and Harnett counties. The US 301 Endless Yard Sale officially runs June 17-18, 2016, 7am-5pm each day. More online at

Stay tuned for more from Eastern North Carolina!

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