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Festive Weekend Options

The Strawberry Festival is in happening today. The festivities for the day include a parade at 10 am. The music soon follows the parade. Today's schedule according to the site is as follows:

Saturday May 4th @ 10am-4pm

Parade, Rides, Kids Activities, Photos with Characters, Vendors, Food & Live Music

  • ​10am: Parade starts on Main Street

  • 10am: Festival grounds open: Rides, Vendors, Food, Kids Activities

  • ​10:30am: The Band We Are _____.

  • 12:00pm: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

  • 6:30pm: A documentary by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road will be showing inside Vanceboro Global Methodist Church along with a short performance by the band.

The Live Music on the festival grounds start after the parade.

Our main performance will be by the chart topping bluegrass band

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. They will be taking the stage at Noon (12pm).

Opening the festival on the main stage after the parade will be the Band We Are _____ playing Contemporary Christian originals and covers of Anne Wilson, We The Kingdom, Katy Nichole & more.


In Greenville's Recreation and Parks is hosting a free event that will be fun for the whole family at Wildwood Park, 3450 Blue Heron Dr., today from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be plenty of beer food and music to enjoy at this first annual BBQ Blues & Brews Festival Shannon Baker & Sometime Soon will kick the music off at noon. Built For Comfort take to the stage at 2:30 and closing out the day will be Elonzo Wesley at 5 pm.


Kinston BBQ Fest on the Neuse is also happening this weekend. Things kicked off last night but continue through the day today. There are lots of vendor and plenty of music to take in. Just follow the link for today's full lineup.


The Ol Front Porch Music Festival is a two day event which takes place in Oriental, NC each fall. This year the event will be held October 4-5, 2024. Though the festival is months away, many around the harbor town are getting ready for the fall event now.

The Silo's Restaurant is hosting an event today to raise money for the fall festival. Today's event is essentially free but there will be people on site to accept your donations. There will be food to enjoy. Proceeds from the food sales are being donated to the popular town event. Performing for the cause, on stage at the Red Rooster from 5:30-9 pm, The Southern Hellcats.


The 2nd Annual Ma & Pa Festival is happening today in Raleigh. This event is hosted by MAKRS. This is the first festival of the season and it is happening today from 11 am - 6 pm. Be sure to visit their website to learn more.


The Lovin' Life Music Festival is happening all weekend in Charlotte. This event is action packed with lots of music being featured. To stay in the know be sure to visit their website at


Last but not least, I would like to share an event happening at The Old Theater tomorrow in Oriental. Helt Oncale is bringing the flair with some Louisiana flavored sounds for his show which starts at 3 pm. This special event is one of many taking place this season at The Old Theater. Be sure to visit their website to buy tickets, become a sponsor, or just to see who is coming up. You will be glad you did!


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