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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 (while social distancing!), 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! 


Weekend Guide

Michelle Porter

I have been a leader in Greensboro’s real estate market since 1994 and have consistently been a top producer in many segments of the Triad market...

I have been a leader in Greensboro’s real estate market since 1994 and have consistently been a top producer in many segments of the Triad market...

Sep 6 6 minutes read

1. Open Streets #DGSO

When: Sat, Oct 3, 5:00-11:00pm

Where: Downtown Greensboro

Enjoy a pedestrian-friendly Elm Street (from Market Street to Lewis Street) every Saturday through October 3rd!

Saturday | 5-11 pm

Parking is available in our parking decks and street side on streets not blocked off for pedestrian traffic.
Parking is free all day on Saturdays.

Visit for a list of participating restaurants and retailers.


2. NC Balloon Festival Live Stream 2020

When: Fri, Oct 2 at 5:00pm and Sun, Oct 4 at 9:00pm

Where: Online Event

Hot air balloons (weather permitting), food trucks, retail vendors and activities for the family! This event is held just outside of Charlotte, NC


3. Shop, Sip & Stroll

When: Fri, Oct 2 5:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Downtown Greensboro


Get a jump on holiday shopping, shop local and enjoy complimentary beverages from your favorite downtown retailers during First Friday and Saturday in October!
First Friday, Oct. 2: 5-9 PM

October 3: 12-9 PM

(Note: Elm St. will be pedestrian friendly for Open Streets on Oct. 3 from 5-11 PM)
Go to for a list of participating retailers!


4. Mama Crockett's Hittin' Greensboro!

When: Sat, Oct 3, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Sweet Tea Studio & Boutique at Irving Park, 401 State St, Greensboro, NC

GREENSBORO: Catch Yo Dozies from the Chute at Sweet Tea Studio on Saturday, October 3!

Click 'GOING' to be 1 of 3 FREE dozie winners!!!

Optional pre-order large orders with this link:


5. Kona Ice at Spears Family YMCA

When: Fri, Oct 2, 4:30-6:00pm

Where: Spears Family YMCA, 3216 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro, NC

We will be continuing our visits to the Spears Family YMCA on Fridays thru October!

We will be following all social distancing rules.


6. Sunday Brunch on Mendenhall

When: Sun, Oct 4, 8:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast, 204 N Mendenhall St, Greensboro, NC

Double Oaks is pleased to partner with the Grinder Café to bring Greensboro a new option for Sunday brunch. This pairing brings together baristas and chefs to create a full-spectrum menu in a comfortable, neighborhood location. Take a look at what we have to offer, and we’ll look forward to seeing you on Sundays!

The Grinder Café truck will be parked out front on Mendenhall St. every Sunday, so you can enjoy their specialty coffee and smoothie drinks, as well as our full brunch menu. Order yours to-go at the truck, or ring our doorbell so we can help you find a place in the garden to enjoy your meal. Dine-in is on a first-come, first-served basis—find a spot at one of our outdoor tables, or bring your own chairs or picnic blanket! (Please practice safe social distancing.)


7. Art in the Arboretum: Virtually Awesome!

When: Sun, Oct 4 at 2:00pm

Where: Online Event

Experience the event at home! A variety of musical performances by local bands and musicians, presentations by the garden’s volunteer curators highlighting special garden areas, and a photo lineup of local artists showcasing their work. Check back for a detailed listing of performance and presentation times.


8. Food Drive & Pet Blessing

When: Sat, Oct 3, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2210 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC

St. Pius Catholic Church will host a drive-though food drive and pet blessing in the parking lot of the church on Saturday October 3, 2020 from 9am until noon. All are welcome! Bring your furry, fuzzy, slimy, crawly, scaly or winged friends in the car with you for a very special pet blessing from Monsignor Marcaccio! The GUM Food Pantry is seeking FOUR food items for this event that are needed MOST in the pantry - PEANUT BUTTER - CANNED MEATS - SOUP - MAC & CHEESE!


9. Historic Gate City Trolley Tour

When: Fri, Oct 2, 12:00-2:00pm

Where: Daily Departures in Downtown Greensboro

Enjoy some time with us on this comprehensive history tour aboard a classy, sassy, and comfortable Trolley. Whether you were raise 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 daily departures @ 2-3 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.

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.


View Open Houses For This Weekend

Whether you're looking to buy or just need some inspiration, here is our comprehensive open house list!

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