Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored – May 13-15

Fort Bragg Fair photo. Source: US Army, Fort Bragg NC (
Fort Bragg Fair photo. Source: US Army, Fort Bragg NC (

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

For all events, it is best to check for updates or weather changes before travelling to the location. While the editor makes an effort to provide accurate day, time, and location information, double-checking with the venue or organizer is encouraged.

What’s missing? Let the editor know.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Greenville: BBQ Chicken Plate Sale on May 13, 10am-2pm. This fundraiser is at New Destiny Church, 2600 E Fire Tower Road, Greenville NC. Plates are $8. (Facebook)

Knightdale: The town Parks, Recreation & Cultural Programs is holding their “Outdoor Movie Night Series” May 13. Movie showing is Rio, at the Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater, 810 North First Avenue, in Knightdale NC. Movies are outdoors and begin at dusk.

Raleigh: May 13, the Veterans and Community Gala event is being held at the North Carolina Museum of Science, 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC starting at 6pm. (Tickets)

Raleigh: The Longleaf Film Festival starts May 13 and continues through May 14. This film festival is free to attend at North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton Street, in Raleigh NC. More details at

Raleigh: May 13-15, an Iraqi Refugee Art Exhibit is being hosted at William Peace University, 15 E Peace Street, in Raleigh NC. The three-day exhibit features paintings by twelve professional Iraqi artists. Organized by Common Humanity, a New York-based non-profit, the art exhibit is being hosted locally by members of the local Muslim community and Raleigh Mennonite Church.

Raleigh: “A PURPLE REIGN” special celebration of Prince is May 13 – conflicting sites show 8pm / 9pm so suggest planning for 8pm or calling. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at show. Southland Ballroom, 614 N West St, Raleigh NC. Join this “live music celebration of the Life And Music Of His Royal Badness, Prince Rogers Nelson.” (Tickets)

Raleigh: Late Night presents Friday The 13th (the original movie) for an 11:30pm showing, May 13. At Mission Valley Cinema, 2109-124 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh NC, this film was originally released on May 9, 1980. Only $5.

Tarboro: A Young Professionals of the Twin Counties social event is planned for May 13, 5:30pm, at the Tarboro Brewing Company Taproom, 526 N Main Street, Tarboro NC. Social event details are posted here.

Wake Forest: May 13, 6-9pm, join Family Night Cosmic Bingo! at NC Beach Bingo, 306 S White Street (The Event Gallery), Wake Forest NC. Games start at 6pm, doors open at 5pm. Black lights, disco balls, glow sticks, and wear something that will glows to help the whole game light up. Minimum buy in is $5 for 12 games.

Zebulon: The Town of Zebulon Parks and Rec’s next “Family Movie Night” is May 13. The movie is shown at the Zebulon Community Center, located at 301 S Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. Movies start at 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm. To find out more, or ask which movie is showing, call 919.823.0432.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bunn: Shearing day is May 14, 2016 at Clover C Farm. Come and watch the sheep get sheared and enjoy a morning out in the sunshine. Get there early in the morning, as they finish the flock around noon or so. The farm is located at 117 Cheves Road, in Bunn NC. (Article)

Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg Fair winds up the weekend of May 13-15 at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds. More information is here.

Knightdale: The 2016 Knightdale Farmers Market is open May 14, 10am-2pm, with vendors, weekly themes, and a featured food truck. The market is at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater, 812 N First Avenue, Knightdale NC.

Rocky Mount: The Tackle The Tar mud run is May 14 at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, Rocky Mount NC. (Article)

Rocky Mount: Braswell Library has organized two events. Literary Latte, a book-related gathering, is May 14, 1-2pm, at Dunkin’ Donuts, 2120 Stone Rose Drive, Rocky Mount NC. The library’s Writer’s Fellowship is May 14, 3-4pm, in the Second Floor Computer Lab, Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC.

Rolesville: On May 14 at 8:15 pm, town’s “Family Movie Series” is showing Up at Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, Rolesville NC, outdoors on the football field.

Wendell: The town is the site of a Spring Fling, an Art Walk, a Corvette show, Saturday farmers market, and so much more!  Details of these May 14 events are in this article.

Winston-Salem: The Mutual UFO Network of NC is holding its Chapter meeting May 14, 2-5pm, followed by an optional group dinner. The meeting is at the Courtyard Winston-Salem Hanes Mall, 1600 Westbrook Plaza Drive, Winston-Salem NC. The presenter is an NC author, Ray Szymanski, lecturing on his newly released book, Fifty Shades of Greys:  Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson AFB and Beyond. (Article)

Zebulon: The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market is held at 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. It is open Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Zebulon: May 14 at 11am, Zebulon United Methodist Church’s annual Fish Fry begins, and continues until the fish runs out. The church is located at 121 W Gannon Avenue, Zebulon NC. (Article)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Goldsboro: A free concert by Richard Simmons, Soloist and pianist, is scheduled for May 15, 6pm. The location is Pineview Baptist Church, 3357 US Highway 117 N, in Goldsboro NC.

Greenville: Sunday in the Park concert with Don Davis is May 15, 7pm, at Town Commons Park, E 1st Street, Greenville NC. It is organized with Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church.

High Point: Sisters in Crime-Triad Chapter’s monthly meeting covers “Genre/Subgenre Nuances in Writing Mysteries.” The meeting is May 15, 2-4 pm, at the High Point Library,  located at 901 N Main Street, in High Point NC. (Article)

Raleigh: Dress in your Steampunk best, bring a picnic, and enjoy the Spring Steampunk Picnic on May 15, 1pm, at the North Carolina Museum of Art park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC.

Snow Hill: Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames is a special, light-and-sound production on May 15 at 7pm. It is being held at the New Life World Outreach Center, 106 Hull Road, in Snow Hill NC.

Wendell: The 2016 NPC Spring Concert is May 15, 7pm, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 125 S Selma Road, in Wendell NC.

Coming Soon

Got To Be NC Festival
May 20-22, 2016 in Raleigh NC
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