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 24, 25 & 26, 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.
Franklin County Farmers Market: Friday, June 25, 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.
Popsicle In The Park: Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 10am
Held by the Town of Zebulon in a different Park on alternating Fridays. Kids can enjoy free popsicles, story time, and more. Dates and locations this summer:
- Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 10am: Gill Street Park, 600 N Privette Street, Zebulon NC
- Friday, July 9, 2021 @ 10am: Little River Park, 1800 W Gannon Avenue
- Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 10am: Whitley Park, 601 N Wakefield Street
- Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 10am: Zebulon Community Park, 401 S Arendell Avenue
See these events and more via the Town’s Facebook Events page.
Tarboro TNR Yard Sale: Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 3-6pm *and* Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Tarboro Trap, Neuter and Return will have a large yard sale / fundraiser Friday evening and Saturday morning. Items available vary from furniture to knick knacks, dishes, and more.
Held at 1403 St Andrew Street, Tarboro, NC.
Follow Tarboro TNR here.
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.
Drive-Thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic: Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 8-10am
Rabies vaccines $8 each; other vaccines available.
Held at Franklin County Animal Shelter, 351 T Kemp Road, Louisburg, NC.
See flyer here or call Tar River Veterinary Hospital at 919.494.5500.
Wake Forest Farmers Market: Saturday, June 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 Community Recycling Day: Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 8:30am-noon
Bring items for proper disposal including tires, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs, electronics, and paper (for shredding).
Held in the parking lot at the Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.
Follow Zebulon Public Works for updates.
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market: Saturday, June 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 Commemorative Celebration: Saturday June 26, 2021 @ 11am
Public event at the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will begin with an historic overview of Juneteenth, then at recent history and how Juneteenth is interpreted today. Presentations will run approximately an hour, followed by time for discussion, comments, and fellowship, and a closing prayer.
The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum is located at 104 W Anderson Street, Selma, NC.
Follow museum updates on Facebook.
- Nashville NC Library Two Day Book Sale: June 29-30, 2021 @ 9am-5pm — The library will have items for sale including hardback and paperback books, DVDs, audio items, video games, and more. Held at the HD Cooley Library, 114 W Church Street, Nashville, NC. See event flyer and pricing here.
(Note: This library will also host a Storytime on June 28 @ 10:30am.)
- 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.
- Independence Celebration: Saturday, July 3, 2021 — City of Rocky Mount’s annual celebration. Held at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, 600 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, NC.
- 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.
- Friday Nights on the Tar Summer Concert: Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm — This summer series invites the public to enjoy free concerts downtown. Food trucks will be by the event site. Held in the Amphitheater at 116 N Main Street, Louisburg, NC. See this and other Town of Louisburg events here.
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