Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored – May 6-8

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.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

K-5th School Age Super Special: Star Wars Celebration!
May 6, 2016 @ 4-5pm
At Wendell Community Library, 207 S Hollybrook Road, Wendell NC. May the force be with you as we celebrate Star Wars and reading with crafts, activities, and books with your favorite Star Wars characters! Open to children Kindergarten through 5th grade and their families. More information, call 919.365.2600.

Parks and Rec Movie Series
May 6, 2016
Nashville NC summer movies begin! More information on the town website.

Fabulous Fridays
May 6, 2016  @ 3-5pm
Imagination Station, 224 E. Nash Street, in Wilson NC opens their doors for free with an event designed to engage kids in science. The May 6 event is on Cryptozoology.

NC Strawberry Festival
May 3-7, 2016
In the self-described “The Strawberry Capital of the World”, Chadbourn NC. More details and schedule at

Our Town Production
May 5-7, 2016 @ 7pm
At the Bunn High School Auditorium, 29 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn NC. Low price for tickets.

Nashville Blooming Festival
May 5-7, 2016
The Nashville NC Chamber of Commerce event is always Mother’s Day Weekend. The parade is Saturday. More details on the chamber’s festival page.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Star Wars Fest
May 7, 2016 @ 12-2:45pm
At East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC — Sign-up is requested by this library. May the force be with you as we celebrate Star Wars and reading! Crafts, activities, books, and trivia, followed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie (PG). This special family event is for Jedi and Storm Troopers of all ages! Registration requested. More information, call 919.217.5300.

Spring Fling 2016
May 7, 2016 @ 10am-2pm
At Deans Farm Market, 4231 NC Highway 42 W, Wilson NC. (Article:

32nd Annual Ham & Yam Festival
May 7, 2016 @ 9am-6pm
Scheduled for 200 S Front Street, Smithfield NC. (Article:

42nd Annual Wooden Boat Show
May 7, 2016 @ 10am-4pm
At the North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort NC.
The Annual Wooden Boat Show takes place on the Beaufort waterfront at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Admission is free and open to the public. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The North Carolina Maritime Museum at 315 Front Street, Beaufort NC. Visit the website at or on Facebook at

Home Gardening Workshop
May 7, 2016 @ 9am-3pm
At the Currituck County Extension Center, located at 120 Community Way, in Barco NC. The Extension Master Gardeners of Currituck and Dare Counties will be conducting a Home Gardening Workshop providing information to people interested in or already participating in home gardening, weekend gardening, or community gardening. The workshop will consist of six speakers including Extension Master Gardeners, Extension Agents, and local garden experts covering a variety of topics including building a greenhouse on a budget, vermiculture/composting, growing pollination gardens, garden design, and vegetable gardening. All materials are included and lunch will be provided. The workshop is free to the public, but registration is required. Register online at For more information about the Home Garden Workshop, contact Joe Newsom of Dare County EMGV at or 252.261.8580 or Sarah Watts of Currituck County Cooperative Extension at or 252.262.2262.

Grow And Share Garden Plant Giveaway
May 7, 2016 @ 8am
At Wendell Farmers Market, 3700 Wendell Boulevard, Wendell NC. (Website:

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Opening day
May 7, 2016
New location on the Zebulon Municipal Complex lawn, 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. This location is just across Arendell Avenue from the Food Lion (Wakelon) plaza.

Blue Fest 2016
May 7, 2016 @ 8:30am-4pm
At Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount NC. Blue Fest combines two of Nash Community College’s annual events: the Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge and Run for Knowledge, and a free festival component to bring the community to campus for live music, food, hands-on activities, and more. The college has information on the Jack Laughery Ride at

Nashville Blooming Festival
May 5-7, 2016
The Nashville NC Chamber of Commerce event is always Mother’s Day Weekend. The parade is Saturday. More details on the chamber’s festival page.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 — Mother’s Day

Bubbles, Brews and Street Eats — Part of the “Wilmington Wine and Food Festival” being held May 5-8, 2016.
May 8, 2016 @ 1-4pm
At the Bellamy Mansion Museum, 503 Market Street, Wilmington NC. Bringing together local breweries and food trucks — plus champagne and mimosas. According to the website, “We’ll have several Wilmington and North Carolina breweries pouring up beer samples along side wineries sharing their bubbly offerings. Try the local fare from our area food trucks and explore the creative cocktails at the mimosa bar while enjoying thine from DJ Professor Dub! Admission is $15.00 and includes 5 sampling tickets. Additional beer and wine sampling tickets will be available on site for $1.00/each. Food will be on sale by the individual trucks. Well behaved dogs on leashes and well mannered children are allowed. Children over 5 must have a kids ticket.” Tickets for sale online. There are no refunds; this event is scheduled rain or shine.

Coming Soon

Wendell Art Walk
May 14, 2016 @ 10am-9pm
In the Town of Wendell, 15 East 4th Street, Wendell NC. Multiple events planned for the day, so many things to do around the Art Walk.

Got To Be NC Festival
May 20-22, 2016
More information at

Annual Got To Be NC Festival returns in May 2016. Source:
Annual Got To Be NC Festival returns in May 2016. Source:

Baseball Games
It’s that time of year! Check out local baseball games on:
(Both links redirect to the team pages on the (Minor League Baseball) website.

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