This weekly things-to-do listing may include in-person events in the North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, or beyond — unique coastal or mountain events are occasionally included.
Things to do may be rescheduled/delayed or locations changed. Contact an event’s organizer directly to confirm. Any online offerings (watch from home) events that may be included will be marked as online.
At public gatherings, follow state coronavirus/Covid-19 safety measures for the good of yourself and others: wear a mask, keep your hands clean, and let everyone enjoy their time out-and-about with a bit of personal space. When in doubt, stand six feet out.
Farm Credit Farmers Market: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 17, 18 & 19, 2021
The Farm Credit Farmers Market, which will be open Thursday (10am-5:30pm), Friday (10am-5:30pm), and Saturday (9am-2pm).
Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC.
Follow the market for updates, changes to hours, and vendor information.
10th-annual 301 Endless Yard Sale: June 18-19, 2021 @ 7am-5pm daily
Yard sales and sellers in business parking lots spread along US 301 from Weldon to Dunn, NC. No fee to set up in your own yard, some businesses charge a small fee.
Franklin County Farmers Market: Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Come and pick up locally grown food from local farms, fresh eggs, and more. Check with market directly for any schedule changes related to weather and other factors.
The market is located in the parking lot at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, NC.
Follow the market for updates.
Friday Nights on the Tar Summer Concert: Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 6:30pm
This summer series returns with its first free concert. Food trucks will be by the event site.
Held in the Amphitheater at 116 N Main Street, Louisburg, NC.
Follow Town of Louisburg updates here.
Zebulon Outdoor Movie Night: Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 7:30pm (gates open; movie sundown)
Free movie provided by Zebulon Parks & Recreation. Watch a movie under the stars. Bring lawn chairs/blanket for comfort. Prior to the movie, activities will be available.
Held at Zebulon Community Park, 401 S Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.
Movie title is on flyer here.
Wake Forest Farmers Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Weekly offerings from farms, artisans, and crafters at this year-round farmers’ market. Live music at the market!
Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC.
Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Purchase from local vendors and pick up snacks or lunch from food truck(s) on site.
Held in the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC.
Find the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market online at www.historicdowntownwilson.com/farmers-artisan-market and updates here.
Wendell Farmers Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Check out vendors offering local produce and locally-made goods.
Located at Campen Street & Main Street, Wendell, NC.
Follow on Facebook for updates, vendor information, and special town events during market hours.
Nash County Farmers Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8am-1pm
This farmers market encompasses two buildings and an outdoor areas, with lots of room for the wide variety of offerings. Shop for locally-grown produce, meats and seafood, homemade goods, home decor, crafts, furniture, plants, apparel, and more. Includes a food truck.
Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.
The Nash County Farmers Market is *also* open Tuesdays @ 3-6pm (June, July, and August).
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Head downtown for this market offering a wide variety of vendors selling handmade/homemade items and local farm produce.
Held at 116 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.
See latest updates here.
The Farm Market at Oak Ridge Farms: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
On-farm market featuring farm goods and vendors from local businesses, artisans, and crafters. Now open *every* Saturday.
Held at Oak Ridge Farms, 92 Thomas Arnold Road, Zebulon, NC (near Rocky Cross/Pilot areas).
Follow Oak Ridge Farms for market details/updates.
Clayton Farm and Community Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Farm goods, handcrafted items, artwork, and more as the market’s regular season resumes.
Held at Horne Square, 348 E Main Street, Clayton, NC.
Follow updates at www.facebook.com/CFCMNC.
Juneteenth Event at Wilson Arts Center: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ noon-2pm
History talk on Juneteenth with Yolanda Taylor.
Organized by Wilson Arts and held at the Wilson Arts Center, 204 Nash Street S, Wilson, NC.
See flyer here.
WhirliDogs at Casita Brewing: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ noon-7:30pm
The WhirliDogs Food Truck will be at Casita Brewing selling “Out-of-the-Box” Hotdogs. Proceeds support Whirlidogs’ efforts “to open a Cafe that will provide on-the-job training for teens and adults with disabilities.”
Casita Brewing is located at 217 South Street S, Wilson, NC.
Follow Whirlidogs activities here.
(Note that before arriving at Casita Brewing, the Whirlidogs team will be at the Wilson Farmers Market 8am-noon.)
Town of Selma Juneteenth Activities: June 19-20, 2021
On Saturday, June 19 @ 1-6pm, there will be a Juneteenth event with a Car Show and Live DJ held in Downtown Selma, NC.
On Sunday, June 20 @ 2-5pm, a special Juneteenth Gospel Show will take place in downtown near Raiford Street, Selma, NC.
Follow town updates here.
- ONLINE Garden Talk: Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 3:15pm — Organized by the Wilson (NC) Botanical Gardens, this online event will cover “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” in landscaping and gardening insects. Free to attend via eventbrite. See description and eventbrite registration link via the event posting.
- Last Friday Night Market on the Square June 2021: Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 6-9pm — Special evening market at the Clayton Farm and Community Market, held at Horne Square, 348 E Main Street, Clayton, NC — See details here.
- Movie in the Park: Friday, June 25, 2021 @ (open w/ food vendors at 7:30pm) — Watch a free movie beginning at dark. Held at Town Common, 100 E 1st Street, Greenville, NC — Follow Town Rec and Parks updates here.
- National Parks And Recreation Month Celebration: Saturday, July 3, 2021 @ noon-3pm — The Town of Knightdale will be holding this special celebration with inflatables, a DJ, and food trucks offering goodies for sale. The splash pad is expected to be open. — Held at the Knightdale Station Park, 810 N First Avenue, Knightdale, NC — See details here.
- 4th of July Picnic at the Park: Sunday, July 4, 2021 @ 11am-2pm — This community picnic will include lawn games, food trucks, and bounce houses. Held at Wendell Park, 601 W Third Street, Wendell, NC. See flyer here.
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