Local Weekend Guide

Dated: June 22 2022

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Your Local Weekend Guide

If you're looking for fun, entertaining and educational things to do in the Greensboro, NC area, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you! 

1. Historic Gate City Trolley Tour

When: Fri, Jun 24 at 10:30am and 1:00pm

Where: Departs from the History Museum next to LeBauer Park in Downtown Greensboro

Enjoy some time with us on this comprehensive history tour aboard a classy, sassy, and comfortable Trolley. Whether you were raised in Greensboro or are visiting from afar, or even just passing thru, this is a great way to see the sights and hear the tales thru decades of popular landmarks, architecture, and history galore! These departures are on Mon/Wed/Fri @ 10:30am and 1:00pm. Downtown Greensboro local Trolley Tours occur with the comforts of air-conditioning, cushioned seats, an on-board Guide, and a stellar courteous Driver.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance, or by calling 336-722-7777. Neither bathrooms nor seatbelts are available on the Trolley. Beverages welcome but no glass or alcohol please. This tour can accommodate maximum of 8 passengers to practice social distancing aboard our Trolley. Also available for families, neighbors, etc most "anytime". 

NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of four passengers to run. Please book your desired party size (recruit friends/family), and we will reach out within 24 hours of the start time to let you know if the minimum has not been reached for a refund or to reschedule.

2. 5th Annual Triad Vegfest 

When: Sat, Jun 25, 11:00am-5:00pm

Where: Center City Park, 200 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC

Join for fun and amazing vegucation!!! We are so happy to offer you the 5th year of this awesome festival!!! Triad get ready to come together for kindness to ALL living things. Samples giveaways games fun and more!!! 

3. Hank Williams, Jr.

When: Fri, Jun 24 at 8:00pm

Where: Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC

Ticket Prices: $39.50 and up, plus applicable fees

4. Saturdays in Saxapahaw

When: Sat, Jun 25, 5:00-8:00pm

Where: The Haw River Ballroom,1624 Jordan Dr, Graham, NC

Saturdays in Saxapahaw returns for an entire summer! The weekly festivities include performances by local bands and a thriving Farmer’s Market with fresh local produce, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, locally produced microbrews, handmade arts and crafts, food trucks, ice cream and more! Festivities take place every Saturday with the market opening at 5pm and music going from 6 to 8pm from the first Saturday in May through last Saturday in August. Admission is free though donations are appreciated, organizers will have our famous “Swan Buckets” on stage each week and Swan Venmo information posted for the bands! Please give what you can to these wonderful musicians!
May 7 - Haw River Festival - 4 to 8pm- with Saludos Compay, Honey Magpie and Jasme Kelly
May 14 - Big Fat Gap
May 21 - Molly Sarlé
May 28 - David Wimbish & Graham Dickey of The Collection
June 4 - Jennifer Curtis & Diali Cissokho
June 11 - John Howie Jr & the Rosewood Bluff
June 18 - Country Soul Songbook
June 25 - Dissimilar South
July 2 - XOXOK
July 9 - Will Easter & the Nomads
July 16 - Django Haskins
July 23 - Bella Nonna
July 30 - Colin Cutler
August 6 - Josh Moore
August 13 - Tan & Sober Gentlemen
August 20 - Streak of Tigers
August 27 - Caique Vidal & Batuque
Market Rules:
No Smoking
No Dogs or other animals allowed (sorry!)
ADA recognized Service Animals are allowed but only those trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability
No Guns allowed on the property (which is private)
No Soliciting
BE KIND and UNDERSTANDING to others! This is a free, fun, volunteer run community event. We do it because we love it - let’s all take care of each other and be safe - it’s been a tough year for everyone.
Safety:
2 members of the police department will be helping with traffic and and two EMS members of the Eli Whitney Fire Department will be onsite as well each week.
Parking:
The main parking meadow of the past is now becoming the new Hawbridge Upper School and is a construction zone. NEXT summer it will be a wonderful place to park, but for now, the main recommended parking spots are as follows (see map)
There are new designated parking areas on Pine and Hilltop near and just past the Water Tower.
There is a parking area to the right of Paperhand Puppet and Haw River Canoe/Kayak.
There is a large parking area on Saxapahaw Island (closes at 9pm).
There is a large parking lot at the Saxapahaw United Methodist Church across the bridge.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE ROAD or in people’s yards or driveways or blocking residential gates. We love our community and we ask that you respect that people live and work here and need to be able to feel that their homes and property are not affected by people coming in for the event. Cars parked in any of these spaces or over the white line on the road will be towed. We have been warned. Now you have as well.
Rainy Days:
If it is storming or raining, and if is not an event happening at Haw River Ballroom, we will move the show inside. However, if an event is happening inside Haw River Ballroom, we will have to cancel the event. We will make the call by 4:00 Saturdays and announce on all our social media accounts should we have to cancel the event.
Accessibility:
There is very limited parking for vehicles with a handicap permit right next to the site (there will be a policeman right there with a police car and they can help). There are no chairs or seating provided but you are welcome to bring your own and/or we have a section for wheelchairs next to the stage on the flat tarmac.
Thanks to Saxapahaw Rivermill and Jordan Properties for supporting Saturdays in Saxapahaw and making the space available. Thanks to the Saxapahaw General Store, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, and Fireside Farm for their extra support this year, and to Malik for helping to organize this event, and thanks to the Haw River Ballroom for hosting, planning, and underwriting the event.

5. Laser Tribute

When: Fri, Jun 24, 7:00-10:00pm

Where: Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC

This month’s evening laser show features artists including John Lennon, Elvis Presley and David Bowie… artists who have struck a chord in our lives, only to depart this world much too soon but leaving behind a musical legacy. Laser Tribute pays homage to some of the great artists whose songs still inspire. Join us at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. in our OmniSphere Theater for this spectacular laser light show.
Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased online at https://shop.greensboroscience.org/#/SpecialEvents.
All evening laser shows have a minimum age of 3 years old. 
 

6. Woofstock

When: Sat, Jun 25, 12:00-5:00pm

Where: RayLen Vineyards & Winery, 3577 US Highway 158, Mocksville, NC 

Join us with your pup for a fun-filled afternoon of live music, great food, and local vendors!
RayLen Vineyards is honored to host Woofstock 2022 to benefit the Humane Society of Davie County. Bring your leashed, well-behaved dog and visit our vendor area, silent auction, and get some great food from the El Taco Vaquero food truck! This family-friendly event will also include live music by Michael Chaney and Bryan Thompson & Chandis Lilly of Simerson Hill from 12-4pm.
General Admission tickets will be required for access to our property this day (ticket sales to benefit the Humane Society). We will also have an exclusive number of VIP table tickets available. VIP table ticket purchase includes a private table under our covered Pavilion, souvenir Woofstock wine glasses, and a glass of wine of your choosing for 6 people. Only 8 VIP tables will be available. See ticket pricing below.
General admission: $10 per person in advance ($15 at the door)
VIP Tickets: $150 per table and must be purchased in advance
You can purchase your tickets online by clicking the "Find Tickets" button or by calling the Tasting Room at (336) 998-3100.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL: NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
Once purchasing a ticket, your name will be added to our guest list- you will NOT receive a physical or virtual ticket.
Online Ticket Trouble? Call our Tasting Room at (336) 998-3100.
Interested in being a vendor? Email michellegraska@gmail.com to apply.
Feel free to bring a lawn chair! NO outside food, alcohol, coolers, balls, scooters, or bicycles are permitted. Rain or Shine.

7. Lego Builders Club

When: Sat, Jun 25, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Caldcleugh Multicultural Art Center, 1700 Orchard St, Greensboro, NC

Opportunity for creativity, design, and team building while having fun with Lego's. Participants are welcome to bring their own or utilize supplies provided by the Xperience @ Caldcleugh.
Cost is free. No registration required.

8. MUSEP: Greensboro Concert Band

When: Sun, Jun 26 at 6:00pm

Where: LeBauer Park, 208 N Davie St, Greensboro, NC 

The 2022 MUSEP season has already had over 1200 people attending our first two concerts! Be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming concert on June 26 with Greensboro Concert Band, led by Kiyoshi Carter, playing live at LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro.
Concessions will be available from Off the Hook and Sweet Cold Treats & Funnel Cakes. The concert is free but donations are appreciated! Your support is what keeps MUSEP going year after year at various parks throughout Greensboro.

9. Bubble Painting

When: Sat, Jun 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Where: High Point Museum, 1859 E Lexington Ave, High Point, NC 

Let’s have some fun with art in a different way! Create your own masterpiece using bubbles and paint together. We’ll be outside for this craft, so come enjoy the summer day with us! All ages welcome. Free. Drop in.

10. Aquarium Adventure

When: June 25-26, 1:15-2:00pm

Where: Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 

Have you ever wanted to see our Shark Reef tank from above, hand out a special treat to our cownose stingrays or feed our seahorses? Now you can! Join us for an Aquarium Adventure where you'll go behind the scenes of the Wiseman Aquarium to learn how we bring a world-class aquarium to the center of North Carolina!
Spaces are limited. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Check availability and see age restrictions and rules online at:

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Michelle Porter

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