Seasonal Events

YEAR ROUND

Open Mic Night
Monthly, 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N. John St., Goldsboro, N.C.

Wayne County Jazz Showcase presented by PNC
3rd Friday each month
Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N. John St., Goldsboro, N.C.

First Fridays, Monthly
Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N. John St., Goldsboro, N.C.

First Friday Uptown Artwalk
Uptown, Greenville, N.C.

Red Budd Holy Church, Sundays, Year-round
1108 Luper St., Rocky Mount, N.C.

SPRING

April

Sundays in the Park, 1st Sundays of April to June
Herman Park, 901 East Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C.

Spring Music Explosion
Community Council for the Arts
400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, N.C.

Billy Taylor Jazz Festival
Fletcher Recital Hall & Wright Auditorium
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

PirateFest
Uptown Greenville
Evans/Fifth streets, Greenville, N.C.

Shad Festival  Mid-April
528 Queen St., Grifton, N.C.

New Music@ECU Festival
100 Fifth St., ECU Campus, Greenville, N.C.

May

Evening with the Stars & Kinston’s BBQ Festival on the Neuse
Downtown, Kinston, N.C.

Sand in the Streets
May through August
Pearson Park (corner of Mitchell and West Gordon streets) Kinston, N.C.

Happening on the Common
Third Saturday in May
The Common, Downtown Tarboro, N.C.

Reunion Gospel Fest
Late May
Various locations, sponsored by the Greene County Training School – South Green High
National Alumni Association, Snow Hill, N.C.

Downtown Alive
May to August
Tarboro Street downtown, Wilson, N.C.

The Center Street JAM
Every other Thursday night early May to mid-August
Center Street, Downtown Goldsboro, N.C.

Sunday Evening Concert and Movie Series
Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum
1202 Nash St., Wilson, N.C.

Theater Festival: Theater of the American South
May through June
Edna Boykin Cultural Center
Sponsored by the Wilson County Arts Council, Wilson, N.C.

Downtown Live!
May-August, second and fourth Monday
Imperial Center, 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount, N.C.

Uptown Umbrella Market
May, June, July, August, Wednesday
Uptown Greenville, N.C.

SUMMER

June

Jazz in the Courtyard & Green County Performing Arts Series
107 Northwest Third St., Green County Museum, Snow Hill, N.C.

Juneteenth
Mid-June
Neuse Regional Public Library
510 North Queen St., Kinston, N.C.

Juneteenth
Stith-Talbert Park, 729 Pennsylvania Ave., Rocky Mount, N.C.

Harambee Festival Spring
Summer
Harambee Square, Douglas Block neighborhood, Rocky Mount, N.C.

Toyota Amphitheater Sunday Concerts
June, July, August
Town Common, 100 E First St., Greenville, N.C.

July

First Fridays on the Lawn
July through October, First Fridays of each month
Wilson Public Library, 249 West Nash St., Wilson, N.C.

August

Freeboot Fridays
(August – November, Fridays before ECU home football games)
5 Points Plaza, Uptown Greenville, N.C.

Fall

September

Sundays in the Park
1st Sunday September
Herman Park, 901 East Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C.

Fall for the Arts Festival
Downtown, Goldsboro, N.C.

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
September to June
ECU School of Music, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

October         

Jazz on George Festival
100 block of North George St., Downtown Goldsboro, N.C.
Sundays in the Park, 1st Sunday
Herman Park, 901 East Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C.

First Fridays on the Lawn
Wilson Public Library, 249 West Nash St., Wilson, N.C.

The Barton/Wilson Symphony Free Concert
Usually October
Barton College, 704 College St NE, Wilson, N.C.

North Carolina Fall Gospel Classic
October
Hosted by Luther Barnes Song Ministries, 627 Cleveland Avenue, Rocky Mount, N.C.

November

Whirligig Festival
November, 1st weekend
The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Goldsboro, Douglas, and South streets, Wilson, N.C.

WINTER

December

Christmas Parade
Downtown Snow Hill, N.C.

Christmas Parade
First Saturday
Downtown, Goldsboro, N.C.

A Banker’s Holiday
First Friday
Arts Council of Wilson County, 124 Nash St., Wilson, N.C.

January

Martin Luther King Jr., Day Celebration
Arts Council of Wilson, 124 Nash St, Wilson, N.C.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
Caswell Street, Downtown LaGrange

February

Tribute to Motown Show
February
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.