Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — June 21-23, 2019

Things To Do in NC When You're Bored -
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored -

This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond — occasionally including unique coastal or mountain events. While most listed events are free, ticketed or fee-for-entry events may be included.

Events may be rescheduled/delayed or locations changed. Contact an event’s organizer directly.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Franklin County Farmers Market

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 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 also open Tuesdays and Saturdays.) The market is located in the parking lot at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, NC. Follow their Facebook page for updates, closings, and produce available at this year-round farmers market.

Friday Morning Movie

Fridays, June 21 and 28, 2019 @ 10am-noon

Join the Wilson County Public Library and Historic Downtown Wilson for this series of free summer movies. Watch a family movie and enjoy free refreshments as available.  Movie showing at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash Street W, Wilson, NC. No registration required; however, for large groups, email or call 252.237.5355 to arrange group visit. Future dates: July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2019.  See more here.

Monthly Movie at the Library

Fridays, June 21 and 28, 2019 @ 3-5pm

Bring the kids and enjoy a free, family-friendly movie, no registration necessary. Held at the Lucama Branch library, 103 E Spring Street, Lucama, NC.  Information on this library, part of the Wilson County Public Library system, may be found here. Follow the Lucama Library Facebook page for updates and other events.

3rd Friday With The Artist

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 6-8pm

Come and see a display of art works by Clina Polloni, the Franklin County Arts Council’s 2017 Artist of the Year. Held at the arts council’s Gallery On Main, 118-B North Main Street, Louisburg, NC. (Note that Friday Nights on the Tar is also happening, and the Gallery’s parking lot will have food trucks. See more here.

Downtown Tarboro Live Music Series

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 6-9pm

Join the fun and listen to live music by the TrainWreck Band. There will be food trucks and treats, with beer available for purchase for those of age. No alcohol may be brought in. This event is held on the Courthouse Square, 311 N Main Street, Tarboro, NC. Follow the Town of Tarboro on Facebook for this event and more.

Friday Nights on the Tar

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 6:30-9:30pm

Free outdoor concert for all ages. Come and hear live music, pick up a meal/snacks from food trucks, and enjoy this monthly community gathering. Concerts are planned for the third Friday of each month May through September. Future dates: July 19, August 16, and September 20, 2019. Concerts take place in the downtown Amphitheatre, 116 N Main Street, Louisburg, NC. See more on the town website. (Article)

Free Family Movie Night

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 7-9pm

Join the Zebulon Parks & Recreation Department for this free movie with free popcorn and bottled water. Held at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC. See details and movie title here.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wake Forest Farmers Market

Saturdays, June 22 and 29, 2019 @ 8am-noon (Spring/Summer hours)

Weekly offerings from farms, artisans, and crafters at this year-round farmers’ market. Check with market directly for any schedule changes related to weather and other factors. Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC. The Wake Forest Farmers Market website is

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

Saturdays, June 22 and 29, 2019 @ 8am-1pm

Local farm offerings and handmade/homemade goods. Open Saturdays (and Wednesdays 8am-1pm) through October 2019. Held in the Pavilion at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC. See details here. Updates may be posted via the market’s Facebook page.

Farmers Market Rocky Mount

Saturdays, June 22 and 29, 2019 @ 8am-1pm

Check out local farm and craft offerings at this weekly market. Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Updates may be posted to the market Facebook page. Note that during June, July, and August the market will be open Tuesday afternoons in addition to Saturday mornings.

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Saturdays, June 22 and 29, 2019 @ 9am-1pm

Vendors at the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market offer farm produce, baked goods, handmade goods, arts, plants, and more. The market is open Saturdays through October 12, 2019. Zebulon Farm Fresh Market is located at the Zebulon Municipal Complex (town hall), 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. Free parking available in the town hall parking lots. Follow the market on Facebook for updates and market theme information. If vendor spaces are available, information and 2019 application may be found on the town’s market web page.

Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturdays, June 22 and 29, 2019 @ 9am-1pm

The market will be open every Saturday for its regular season through the last Saturday in October 2019. The Clayton Farm and Community Market is located at 348 E Main Street, Clayton, NC. Contact information may be found at Follow this market’s Facebook page for updates.

Blueberry Music Festival 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @​ 2-10pm

Head to the farm and enjoy a full festival day with live music, food trucks, snacks, local vendors, and activities / walking space throughout the farm’s “Back 40 Playground.” This fifth-annual Blueberry Music Festival is organized and hosted by Vollmer Farm, 677 NC-98 Hwy E, Bunn, NC. Tickets $10. See details at

Wake Forest Family Movie Nights

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 7:15pm (movie 8:3opm)

Enjoy activities and a free, public movie under the stars. Before the movie starts, enjoy an activity or buy goodies from food trucks. Bring blankets/chairs for comfort. Also, it is suggested patrons bring bug spray, a flashlight, and an umbrella. No pets, smoking, or alcoholic beverages are allowed. Movies shown at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest, NC. Future movie nights are: July 27 and August 10, 2019. Follow the Town of Wake Forest on Facebook. (Related Article)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Cars and Coffee Knightdale

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 8am-noon

Gather with car enthusiasts, check out the vehicles, and network over a morning cup of coffee. Held at 8001 Knightdale Blvd, Knightdale, NC. Follow on Facebook here.

Summer Concert Series

Sundays, June 23 and 30, 2019 @ 6pm

Join the fun with this free, family event on the lawn at the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum, located at 1202 Nash Street E, Wilson, NC. Concert schedule may be affected by weather. For more information, visit the Round House website at or follow the Round House Facebook page.

Coming Soon

Carolina Mudcats Baseball

Home games June 24-30, 2019 @ Various Times

The Mudcats baseball Home games are played at Five County Stadium, 1501 NC-39 Hwy, Zebulon, NC. See the team’s schedule here.

Center Street Jam Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, June 27, 2019 @ 6-9pm

Come for these free, public, outdoor summer concerts. Bring lawn chairs for comfort. In addition to live music, each date food/drinks will be available for purchase and there will be activities for children. No coolers, no pets. ID needed for adult beverages. Address is 219 N John Street, Goldsboro, NC. See details and performers at Additional dates: July 11 and 25, and August 8 and 22, 2019.


Outdoor Movie Series

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 8pm

Enjoy watching a family-friendly movies outdoors. Refreshments will be on sale via local businesses and food trucks. Bring lawn chairs/blankets for comfort. No pets allowed. Held on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center, 125 Avery Street, Garner, NC. See updates, weather notifications, or additional details via the Downtown Garner Facebook page.

Friday Afternoon Popcorn and A Movie

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 2pm

The NASH holds a movie for seniors on the fourth Friday of each month. Popcorn is available for 25 cents a bag. Held in Room 112 at 103 N Alston Street, Nashville, NC. The NASH movie on June 28 is Footloose. Pre-registration is requested to ensure seating and refreshments; call 252.459.7681 to register. Follow The NASH & The Southern Nash Senior Center on Facebook for activities and updates. Or, view their newsletter for April/May/June 2019 here (PDF).

Teen Pizza and Paint Nights

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 6-9pm

Teenagers in grades 9-12 are invited to hang out together. Pizza and soda provided. Students may bring an art project to work on while enjoying the company of others. Art materials are not provided. Held at the Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N John Street, Goldsboro, NC, This event takes place at the same time as the Arts Council’s Community Drum Circle, and teens are welcome to join. Fee is $5 per student, which  includes two slices of pizza and a soda. No outside food or drinks are allowed. See “fourth Friday” event info.

ABC Craft and Learn: A Kindergarten Readiness Program

Saturdays, June 29, 2019 @ 11:30am-12:15pm

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in this pre-reading skills development time. Held at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC. East Regional Library information may be found via the Wake County Libraries website.

Note: This program is often held at the Zebulon, NC library and Wendell, NC library on the same/similar dates as Knightdale, though times vary.

Summer Movies @ The Library

Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 2:30-3:30pm

Enjoy a family movie at the library. Time may be approximate if movie is longer. Held at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC. Future dates: July 13, July 27, and August 10, 2019. Access library event including movie title via this library page.

Coming in July

First Fridays on the Lawn

Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 6-9pm

Enjoy a free community concert with a live band, food vendors, and entertainment. Held on the lawn at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash Street N, Wilson, NC. Visit the city’s calendar for this event and others.

First Friday Flix

Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 7-9pm

Held the first Friday of each month, this movie showing is free and open to the public. “Feature a variety of film favorites and genres, including comedies, dramas, thrillers and more, often with a seasonal or historical theme.” Held at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC. Future dates: August 2, September 6, October 4, and November 1, 2019. See this event and more on the Wake Forest Renaissance Center Calendar.


Monday, July 8, 2019 @ 10:30am-12:30pm

Bring the kids for a free, family-friendly movie. Held the second Monday of each month, and open to the public. Held at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC. Call the centre’s Special Events Hotline at 919.435.9428 for movie title. Future dates:  and August 12, 2019. For more information, visit the town’s event calendar.

Friday Night On White Free Concert Series

Fridays, July 12, August 9, September 13, 2019 @ 6-9pm

Come and listen to Sleeping Booty Band at this outdoor concert on White Street, Wake Forest, NC. Food and beverages will be for sale at area restaurants and food trucks too. See full schedule here.

Lawn Chair Theatre

Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Watch a free, family movie at the city of Rocky Mount’s Lawn Chair Theatre series. Bring a lawn chair / blanket and settle in on the lawn of the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Upcoming dates: August 9, and September 6, 2019. For more information on Lawn Chair Theatre, visit  (Article)

Downtown Live!

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 6-9pm

The 2019 Downtown Live! free outdoor music series takes place on the lawn of the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Food and beverage vendors will be available. Bring lawn chairs for comfort. Scheduled dates include: August 1, August 15,  August 29, and September 12, 2019. The full schedule is also available at (Article)

Discover Your World: Family Movies @ The Library

Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 2-3:30pm

Bring the family for a free movie at the library. Snacks are provided. Designed for students in grades K-5th. Held at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC. Registration is not required. This is a monthly event. Future date tentatively set as  August 18, 2019. See the Wake County public libraries’ East Regional Library web page to access calendar and movie details.

Selma Saturdays Arts and Crafts Market

Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 9am-1pm

Browse a variety of local vendors for arts and crafts, handmade items, and more. Live entertainment too. Held at the Uptown Gazebo, 100 block of E Anderson Street, Selma, NC (parking lot behind Town Hall). For information including vendor booth reservations, contact Melissa Dooley at 919.965.9841 x.8003 or via email.



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