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Calendar of Events

Now through April 13th

Old Waynesborough Park

Azalea Sale Fundraiser

Dozens of varieties and colors of azaleas, hanging baskets and more! Azaleas are in 3 gallon containers. $15 each or 2 for $25. Located at 801 US Hwy 117 Bypass South, Goldsboro. Call 919-731-1653 for more information. Come out and support us!

April 1st 7p.m.

April Fools Follies

Benefitting United Way of Wayne County, April Fools Follies is a variety show featuring individual acts of singing, dancing, a magic act, stand-up comedy and LOTS more! Join your favorite Goldsboro jokesters for an evening of fun entertainment for a good cause! 919.583.8432

April 1st 5-8p.m.

Arts Council of Wayne County First Friday

Looking for something fun and relaxing to start off your weekend? Stop by First Friday at the Arts Council of Wayne County for this monthly favorite, including refreshments, exhibits, art, live music and much more! Meet studio artists, browse the Art Market and enjoy a fun, FREE family night! 919.736.3300

April 2nd 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Sunrise Spring Fest!

Come out to the Sunrise shopping center located at 1700 E. Ash in Goldsboro and enjoy carnival games for the kids, food, Face painting, Wayne County Cruiser Classic cars along with live music, special discounts and sidewalk sales!

April 2nd 10a.m. – 3p.m.

Mini Golf For Multiple Schlerosis

$7 mini golf and $3 Bumper Cars at Larry Bill’s Funtime Golf located behind Walmart at 2940 Hwy 70 West, Goldsboro. Part of the proceeds when you golf or ride will be donated by Larry Bill Funtime Golf to the Multiple Schlerosis Society.

Now – April 8th

Kiss the Pig Contest – Downtown Goldsboro

Vote for the community celebrity you want to see kiss a live pig at the April 9th Pig in the Park event when you dine downtown. Participating restaurants include B&G Grill, Chef Herb’s Bistro, Ed’s, Jay’s & The Laughing Owl. The winner kisses a LIVE PIG at the April 9th Pig in the Park event. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club. ∙ 919.735.4959

April 7th noon - 1 p.m.

Available Properties Open House

Meet downtown property owners, get information about City rules and regulations, learn about financial incentives, and more! At 219 N. John St. Lunch will be provided. ∙ 919.735.4959

April 8th 8p.m.

Barnyard Bar Bounce

A precursor bar crawl to Pig in the Park. Come out to support the community celebrity ‘spokespig’ you'd like to see kiss a live pig at the festival this year! Participating restaurants include: Ed’s, Jay’s, JoJo's Bar & Bistro, The Flying Shamrock & The Laughing Owl. ∙ 919.735.4959

April 9th 9a.m.

Pig in the Park

PIG IN THE PARK, presented by Goldsboro Milling Company and Sam's Club in partnership with Goldsboro Wayne County Travel and Tourism and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, is a series of events celebrating Wayne County’s barbecue tradition. On Saturday, April 9, up to 24 teams will compete in a whole-hog cook off for the title of Wayne County’s Best Barbecue! But, PIG IN THE PARK is more than just a cook-off! Arts and crafts vendors, bouncy houses for the kids, live music, and a whole lot more will be featured during the festival at Old Waynesborough in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County.

April 13th 10:30a.m. - Noon

Teddy Bear Picnic

The Partnership for Children invites everyone to this family-friendly afternoon full of stories, songs, and fun! Bring a picnic lunch, pitch a blanket, and partake in the festivities. For more information call 919.735.3371.

April 14th 8:30a.m.

Teepa Snow Seminar

Presented by O’Berry Center Foundation & Caswell Center Foundation.

Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US & Canada. The morning session includes valuable information on issues in dementia care, nutrition, caregiving and more. Tickets: $16/each 919.583.8432

April 14th & 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

April 15th 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Presents: Yolanda Rabun

Yolanda sings with intelligence and passion. Her vocal flexibility and range earn high marks for taste, inventiveness, and power. Phrasing is always sophisticated, and she's not afraid of taking risks. She handles all styles of music across nearly three octaves with sensibilities that stem from years of vocal performance. Reserved seating tickets are $15-$20/each and are available at the Paramount, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at

April 16th 9 a.m.

38th Greater Goldsboro Road Run

One of the oldest road runs in North Carolina, the Sunrise Kiwanis hosts this annual downtown tradition. Sign up for a 5K, 10K, 5K Walk of 1 Mile Fun Run. Register prior to April 9th for great savings! To sign up visit:

April 16th 1p.m. – 6p.m.

2nd Annual Three Eagles Beer Festival

Craft brew fans & festival lovers, get ready for the first-ever beer tasting & festival in Downtown Goldsboro, presented by the Three Eagles Rotary Club! Enjoy beverages from some of your favorite NC breweries, and taste them all in a souvenir tasting glass. VIP & General Admission available. Located at Cornerstone Commons in Downtown Goldsboro.

April 19th 10a.m.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Proclamation Ceremony

Come one, come all! On the steps of City Hall as the Mayor’s Office will be officially be proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month!

April 19th 7 p.m.

Get On Up

James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) was born in extreme poverty in 1933 South Carolina and survived abandonment, abuse and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He joined a gospel group as a teenager, but the jazz and blues along the "chitlin' circuit" became his springboard to fame. Although his backup musicians came and went, Brown retained the ability to mesmerize audiences with his music, signature moves and energy. Rated PG-13. General Admission Tickets are $5/each at the Paramount Theatre. 919.583.8432

April 21st 6-9 p.m.

Center Street Jam: Mighty Saints of Soul

Get ready for the first Center Street Jam of the season, featuring local favorite, Mighty Saints of Soul! Sponsored by Stovall Dental. Center Street Jam is a FREE downtown summer concert series, hosted every other Thursday through August 11th. Enjoy live music, great food, and cold drinks. Located in the John St. parking lot. Mandatory ID check for purchase of beer. 919.735.4959

April 22nd – April 23rd

Cures for Colors

5K, 100 mile(for teams) and 1 mile

All proceeds will be use to assist Cancer patients and their families in Eastern North Carlina. Family night on the 22nd. Races on the 23rd. For exact times and more information call 919-580-0000 or

April 23rd

NC Pickle Festival

Mt Olive

Games, Face painting, pet some animals, rides, food, numerous exhibits, antique cars, eat of pickles and much, much more!! Go to for more information.

April 23rd 11a.m. – 3p.m.

Celebrating AWETISM®

Each April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, NIA holds its largest annual fundraiser, Rockin’ With AWETISM®. This community-wide event offers several family-focused activities. Some of this year’s festivities will include crafts, games, inflatables, live entertainment, raffles and lots of food! There will also be a silent auction with many wonderful items including trips, sports memorabilia, and jewelry among many other amazing options. People are also encouraged to participate by taking pledges to rock (in rocking chairs) or play video games. It will be held at NIA, which meets in the fellowship hall of Rosewood Worship Center, located at 2103 O’Berry Center Road.

April 29th – May 1st

Center Stage Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof won 9 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964 and continues to wow audiences worldwide. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Tickets: $15 - $18/each. 919.583.8432.

April 30th 9.a.m.

1st Annual Center Street Car Show

The Wayne County Cruisers and Southeastern AACA Chapter are excited to present the North Carolina Region Spring Meet and Center Street Car Show, featuring classic and collector cars from across NC and beyond. The event will begin at 9:00 am, with cars lined up along Center Street, in the John Street Parking lot on Center and more. You won’t want to miss this exciting event! For more information on the open class car show, visit To register for the AACA show, visit

April 30th 11a.m.

Angels of Hope of

Wayne County Beauty Pageant

A fundraiser for Wayne County Relay for Life. Berkeley Mall. All age groups. No Fancy pageant wear! For registration and fee information call Carla Sutherland at 919-580-7315 or Tara Sutherland at 919-222-8272 or email at

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