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.
To suggest an event for a future list, email the editor.
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 to yourself), 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, May 6-8, 2021
The Farm Credit Farmers Market, which will be open Thursday (10am-5:30pm), Friday (10am-5:30pm), and Saturday (9am-2pm).
NOTE: The May 6-8, 2021 market will have a special focus on strawberries!
Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC.
Follow the market for updates, changes to hours, and vendor information.
Franklin County Farmers Market: Friday, May 7, 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.
Town of Nashville Carpool Movie Night: Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 8pm
Screening of The Mighty Ducks movie.
In Nash County Courthouse parking lot, 234 W Washington Street, Nashville, NC.
See flyer here.
Wake Forest Farmers Market: Saturday, May 8, 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, May 8, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Purchase from local vendors and pick up snacks or lunch from food truck(s) on site.
NOTE: May 8, 2021 is Maggiepalooza (until 1pm) at the market.
Held in the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC.
Follow the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market here.
Wendell Farmers Market: Saturday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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.
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market: Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Head downtown for Opening Day at this market offering a wide variety of vendors selling handmade/homemade items and local farm goods.
Held at 116 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.
See latest updates here.
Selma Saturdays Arts and Crafts Market: Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Mother’s Day market with vendors and more.
Held on N Raiford Street, Selma, NC.
See market website.
Clayton Farm and Community Market: Saturday, May 8, 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.
Coming Soon (In Person Events)
- Live on the Lawn: Spring Concert Series — May 12, 2021 @ noon-2pm — Wayne County Public Library will be holding free concerts on the Baddour Garden lawn at the Goldsboro Library, 1001 E Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC Bring lunch and a chair, and enjoy music in an outdoor setting.
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