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Calendar of Events

Through Nov. 19th

Downtown Goldsboro Lights Up Essay Contest

Let your little one submit an essay of 250-300 words about why they love Downtown during the holiday season. Two writers will be selected to read their essays at Downtown Lights Up on Nov. 24th. Kids 3rd – 5th grade are welcome to enter. Mail essays by Nov. 19th to Downtown Goldsboro, 219 N. John St. Goldsboro, NC 27530.

November 2nd 4 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting – Center Street Streetscape

Join the City of Goldsboro and Downtown Goldsboro merchants, as they celebrate the completion of the Center Street Streetscape Project. Enjoy live entertainment, a giant ribbon cutting, special guests and more. Stick around and shop or dine in our favorite downtown businesses. This free event is open to the public. ∙ 919.735.4959

November 5th 7:30p.m.

USAF Heritage Brass Band

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is proud to present Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble. Bringing the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage, Heritage Brass presents programs that are both exhilarating and intimate.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We suggest that you call (919) 583-8432 to reserve your tickets in advance.

November 6th 5-8p.m.

First Friday

Looking for something fun and relaxing to start off your weekend? Stop-by the ACWC for refreshments. See the latest art exhibits. Meet local artists and watch them at work. Listen to live music, and more! ∙ 919.736.3300

November 10th 11 a.m.

Veteran’s Day Parade

Don’t miss this patriotic downtown tradition. Bring your family out to enjoy the bands, performers & community groups, while recognizing the men and women who have served in the US Military.

November 10th 7 p.m.

Paramount Movie Night: Jaws 40th Anniversary

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Jaws follows the events after a young woman is killed by a shark while swimming near the New England tourist town of Amity Island. Relive this classic on the big screen at the Paramount Theatre! Tickets: $5/each ∙ 919.583.8432

November 12th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Musicians, singers, spoken word performers, creative thinkers...we want to hear from you! It's free and everyone is welcome. ∙ 919.736.3300

November 14th 7:30a.m. The 4th Fighter Wing Company Grade Officers’ Council is hosting a Run for the Fallen Half-Marathon/5K/Fun Run at Seymour Johnson on November 14th. The funds are being raised for the benefit of the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. For more information on the event and the foundation visit their website at Sign up today for this great cause!

November 14th 8a.m.

Warm the World

First Baptist Church, Goldsboro

Free gently used and new coats, hats, gloves, blankets and sleeping bags. Partnering with the many local churches for donations. 125 S. John St. For more details call 919-735-2515. Breakfast begins at 8a.m.

November 14th 5p.m. – 7p.m.

21st Annual Benefit Tasting of Wine

A tasting of today’s finest wineries and a silent auction of special vintages, oversized bottles, one-of-a-kind releases and art. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Wayne County. Tickets: $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. ∙ 919.736.3300

November 14th 7 p.m.

Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant

Who will be crowned the next Miss Goldsboro & Miss Goldsboro Oustanding Teen? Find out at the annual Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant! ∙ 919.583.8432

November 15th Noon

27th Annual Wayne County

Motorcycle Riders Toy Run

Meet at Berkeley Mall. Bikes pull out at 2p.m. All makes of bikes welcome! Minimum of one new toy per bike. Party to follow at Spikes Tavern, 2006 N. William St. All toys and preceeds to benefit the Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence Program. For more information call Gary Blalock at 919-750-4862 or email at

November 20th – 22nd

Stage Struck: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's most popular comedy, performed every year by dozens of theatre companies all over the world. Reserved Seating Tickets are $15-$18/each and available at the Paramount, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at

November 21st 10 a.m. - Noon

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party

The ACWC is hosting a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party at 102 N John Street in downtown Goldsboro. Children will enjoy making a beautiful Thanksgiving crafts to take home. Afterward, they’ll feast on popcorn, buttered toast, jellybeans, and pretzels (just like Charlie Brown and the gang did) while watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.


November 24th-December 22nd

Gingerbread House Contest & Display

Get into the spirit of the festive season with the Arts Council of Wayne County. Gingerbread houses will be on display all month long! ∙ 919.736.3300

November 24th 5-8 p.m.

Downtown Lights Up

One of Goldsboro's favorite family events is back this year to celebrate another holiday season downtown! Join us in front of City Hall for free trolley rides, entertainment, cookies, cocoa, visits with Santa and more! ∙ 919.735.4959.

November 24th 8p.m.

NC Symphony Holiday Pops Concert

Familiar holiday favorites are brought to life once more in Downtown Goldsboro by the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for this festive show go quickly so get your tickets soon! ∙ 919.583.8432

November 25th 8p.m.

Downtown Goldsboro Butter Ball

Join the Board and friends of Downtown Goldsboro for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration – the Downtown Goldsboro Butter Ball. The Butter Ball is an all-inclusive events, featuring DJ Tommy King, heavy hors d’oeuvres from Sheryl’s Catering & beer/wine. Also enjoy games & prize packs. This ticketed event will benefit the 2016 NC Main Street Conference, to be hosted in Downtown Goldsboro in March. ∙ 919.735.4959.

November 26th 8a.m.

YMCA Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, the Goldsboro YMCA will host the 10th annual Turkey Trot race to support the CHANGE for Children healthy lifestyles program. The 5K and 10K races start at 8am, and the 1-mile fun run begins at 9am. Individuals and families of all ages are encouraged to come and participate. For more information on the race or the CHANGE for Children program, or to register, visit or email

November 26th - December 19th

Letters to Santa

Your little ones will be able to send their holiday greetings and wishes to the Man in Red through the Arts Council of Wayne County's magic drop box. Address letters to: Santa Claus, 100 The North Pole and should include the sender’s full name and mailing address. ∙ 919.736.3300

November 27, 2015 8:30 p.m.

Paramount Presents: The Black Friday Comedy Explosion!

The Black Friday Comedy Explosion is an urban comedy show appropriate for ages 21 & up. The evening will feature Mike Brooks ( Def Comedy Jam & Movie "The Salon" featuring Vivica Fox), Big Mac (Comic View), Tiana Douglas (Comic View), Schewitz (Comic View) & King Tink (Bad Boy's of Comedy). Reserved Seating Tickets are $25/Advance, $30/Day-Of Event ∙ 919.583.8432

November 28th All Day

Small Business Saturday

It's time to Shop Small in Downtown Goldsboro! Work off that turkey and pumpkin pie by hitting the streets to tackle your holiday shopping this year. Downtown Goldsboro is home to dozens of great shops full of unique gift items you won't find at any big-box stores. Enjoy discounts all day at Downtown businesses during Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.

It's Christmas with John Berry

Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, "What an awesome vocalist!” As John has grown in his walk with Christ, his calling has been to share God's love with his audience. Reserved Seating Tickets: $30-$40/each ∙ 919.583.8432

November 28th 9p.m. – 1a.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

10th Annual Black & White Affair

H.V. Brown Hall, 801 Poplar St, Goldsboro

Semi-Formal Black and/or White. Donation: $20 in Advance & $25 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 919-709-2372 or email

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