Calendar of Events

 

 

We have a variety of events throughout the year, ranging from festivals, cultural events, indoor and outdoor shows, and other types of functions designed to appeal to a wide audience.

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Date Event Location
3/25 - 4/16 Spring 2013 Student Exhibition Series
Reception TBA. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday 5:00-8:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Call Carla Rokes for more information at 910-775-4186.
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A.D. Art Gallery, Locklear Hall, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 1 University Road, Pembroke, NC 28372
Time: See Description
4/3 - 6/5 Art Faculty Exhibit
Beyond Art- From the confines of the four-walled classroom and into the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater comes the annual Art Eduators show from the Public Schools of Robeson County. They've helped students learn it, now they're ready to show it! The Art Educators of Robeson County public schools present Beyond Art, a faculty art exhibit displaying a variety of artwork in a wide variety of media such as; crafts, photography, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and painting. Admission to the reception is free. Light refreshments will be available. Many of the works will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Civic Center’s educational programming. The exhibit can be viewed during scheduled events at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater or by appointment by calling 738-4339. For a full schedule of events, go to www.carolinaciviccenter.com
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: See Description
4/19 Tractor Pull
There is a charge. Contact James Prevatte for more information at 910-827-1222.
Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, 1027 Hwy. 74 East, Lumberton NC
Time: See Description
4/19 ANTIQUE AND CRAFT EXPO
First annual antique and craft expo. If you are ready to spend the day browsing through antiques and crafts come on out and enjoy the day. Admission for shoppers is $5.00 at the door. Vendors can get information about renting a 10 x 10 booth from Vanessa McNeill at McNeill230@gmail.com or 910 876-7256.
Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, 1027 Hwy. 74 East, Lumberton NC
Time: 10:00 am
4/19 2014 Shag Contest and Social
FIRST: Everyone attending the social will be entered in a chance to win $1000! $150 per couple to attend ~ includes dinner for two and two complimentary drinks (beer or wine). Drawing will be held at 10:00pm. SECOND: ONLY 25 couples may enter the SHAG CONTEST for a chance to win an additional $1000. Amateur shaggers ONLY - NO PROS. (Persons who have danced competitively in any CSA or sanctioned shag contest). SHAG CONTEST will take place between 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Limited performance up to 90 seconds per couple. Winning couple will be selected by judges and receive a trophy. After the SHAG CONTEST, everyone is invited to share in the open dance floor until 11:00pm. Dress attire: Casual(no jeans please). For ticket information and shag contest entry forms please call 910-738-8474. Sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County.
Candy Sue’s Downtown Restaurant (111 West Third Street)
Time: See Description
4/25 - 4/27 Kids on Stage Series Spring Children’s Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic, and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage! Open to actors and singers ages seven to 17. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. will be a hit for actors and audiences alike! Tickets are $10 adults/seniors and $7 students with children 5 and under free.
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7pm April 25-26 / 2pm Sunday April 27
4/25 - 4/26 2nd Annual River Roots Art Showcase
Come out an enjoy local artists and performers! Art pieces include fine art prints, paintings, gourds, beadwork, glass beaded jewelry, pine needle baskets, hand-dyed scarves, hand painted wine glasses, and more! Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the River Roots Art Guild. For more information, contact Alishia Locklear at lockleara@hotmail.com.
GPAC and Chavis Center Annex Building at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 1 University Road, Pembroke NC 28372
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4/26 4TH ANNUAL RIVER PEOPLE MUSIC AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
On Stage for Youth-The River People Music & Culture Fest celebrates the rich American Indian heritage and culture of the Carolinas. The two-day concert and artist showcase features American Indian dancers, musicians, storytellers and artisans. The musical genres range from traditional Native music to rhythm and blues, gospel and jazz. All events are free! For more information, contact Alishia Locklear at lockleara@hotmail.com OR 521-6361.
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Givens Performing Arts Center, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 1 University Road, Pembroke NC 28372
Time: 10:00 AM & Matinee, Saturday: 6:00pm-9:00pm
4/26 FOUR BEATS FOR PLEASURE DOGWOOD JUBILEE
FREE admission. Four Beats for pleasure is a marketing and promotional organization for the smooth gaited horse and promotes the joys of horse ownership in general and the smooth gaited horse in particular. Four Beats for Pleasure is open to easy-gaited horse enthusiasts as a whole. Breeds represented include, but are not limited to: Tennessee Walking horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Racking Horses, Missouri Fox Trotters, Rocky Mountain Horses, Paso Finos, Icelandic Horses and others. Four Beats for Pleasure will have a show open to smooth gaited horses beginning at 9:00 am. For a class list and entry forms visit the website at 4beatsforpleasure.com or contact Shannon Gibbs at 919 255-0429 or shgibbs29@gmail.com. We are excited to have our first show of this type and welcome Four Beats for Pleasure. There is no charge for spectators. Plan to come out and see our first show of this kind in a fun filled family atmosphere.
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Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, 1027 Hwy. 74 East, Lumberton NC
Time: See Description
5/1 City of Lumberton presents "Alive After Five"
Performing will be Jim Quick and Coastline. Free. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Corner of 3rd and Water Streets, Historic Downtown Lumberton
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
5/2 - 5/4 "Dance of the Spring Moon" - Annual Lumbee Spring Pow Wow
Celebration of the Lumbee Indians. Traditional Native American Indian food, arts, crafts, music and dance. Dance and drum competition. Admission Adult $7.00, Youth(6-12) $5.00, Seniors (55+) $5.00, Kids (under 5) free, Military $5.00 with id. Call 910-521-8602 or 910-522-2134 for more information or visit the website.
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Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, 1027 Hwy. 74 East, Lumberton NC
Time: noon
5/10 Suzanne Vega in Special Mother’s Day Concert
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation , Suzanne Vega is touring as a duo with her amazing guitarist Gerry Leonard (David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Chris Botti, etc) in support of her new album, “Songs of Family.” Suzanne Vega has reached in the top 10 of various international charts with “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” both from her sophomore album, Solitude Standing and has gone on to release over eight albums, live CDs and DVDs, and career retrospectives. In 2010, Vega began to release several volumes entitled Close Up which finds her re-imagining songs from her vast catalog in a stripped down, unadorned setting, placing emphasis on her lyrical talent and hushed melodic sensibility. The first three volumes have received worldwide critical acclaim, Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Tickets are $25 or $20 with the advance purchase of ten or more as a group. Perfect for churches and other organizations - or just a group of friends!
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 PM
5/15 City of Lumberton presents "Alive After Five"
Performing will be Jim Black Water Rhythm and Blues. Free. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Corner of 3rd and Water Streets, Historic Downtown Lumberton
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
5/16 FRIDAY NIGHT CLASSIC FILM SERIES
"The Oxbow Incident" Admission is $5 general seating. For more information, call 910-738-4339.
Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 pm
5/29 City of Lumberton presents "Alive After Five"
Performing will be Craig Woolard Band. Free. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Corner of 3rd and Water Streets, Historic Downtown Lumberton
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
5/30 A Night of Big Band Music
The theater welcomes back a favorite touring big band from last year to perfectly complement the setting of our historic theater that first opened in 1928 – just 10 years before the original version of this famous big band was formed. Tickets are $20 or $15 with the advance purchase of ten or more as a group. Perfect for churches and other organizations - or just a group of friends!
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 PM
5/31 Bully Breed Dog Show
American Bully Kennel Club Dog Show. Adults $15.00 under 12 free. Doors open at 8am. Show 11:30 am. Contact Sigmund Platt at 336-314-7238 for more information.
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Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, 1027 Hwy. 74 East, Lumberton NC
Time: See description
6/5 City of Lumberton presents "Alive After Five"
Performing will be Band of Oz. Free. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Corner of 3rd and Water Streets, Historic Downtown Lumberton
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
6/12 City of Lumberton presents "Alive After Five"
Performing will be Carolina Breakers. Free. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Corner of 3rd and Water Streets, Historic Downtown Lumberton
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
6/21 Jeff Bates and Friends
Robeson County’s favorite country star returns for a special performance with his acoustic trio. A regular participant in the annual WKML Singer-Songwriter Showcase held at the theater, Jeff thrills local audiences with his candid songwriting and unique and “travelled” voice Jeff Bates has been a staple in country music for nearly 10 years, since breaking onto the scene with his deep, sexy voice, cranking out hits such as “Long Slow Kisses,” “The Love Song” and “I Wanna Make You Cry.” All this time later, Bates is still delivering the music his fans want to hear, more so now than ever. And that is exactly what he is doing, not only with just one album, but several that are currently in the works. Bates, a huge Conway Twitty fan, has started a new record simply titled, Me and Conway. The collection will include six original tunes, as well as six Conway Twitty classics, including some possible duets. In 2011, Bates won the ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards title for Mainstream Country Artist. Tickets are $25 general admission (doors open 6:15pm) or $40 VIP admission.VIP admission includes 4:30pm exclusive meet and greet dinner with artists at Candy Sue’s Restaurant in downtown Lumberton and 5:45pm early seating.Tickets are $25 general admission (doors open 6:15pm) or $40 VIP admission.VIP admission includes 4:30pm exclusive meet and greet dinner with artists at Candy Sue’s Restaurant in downtown Lumberton and 5:45pm early seating. Call the Civic Center at 738-4339 for more information.
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:30 PM
6/26 City of Lumberton presents "Alive After Five"
Performing will be The Castaways. Free. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 910-671-3876.
Corner of 3rd and Water Streets, Historic Downtown Lumberton
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
6/29 - 7/6 46th Annual Lumbee Homecoming
Weeklong festival recognizes the heritage of the Lumbee people in Robeson County. Little/Junior Miss Pageant, Teen/Miss Lumbee Pageant, golf tournament,5k run, parade, car show, live outdoor concert, and fireworks. Schedule will be posted on their website. Call 910-522-2142 for more information.
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Pembroke NC
Time: Varied
7/3 FAMILY FOURTH FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
COME OUT AND CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!! Lumberton will celebrate The Fourth of July with music and a large fireworks display. Fireworks by Zambelli Internationale. The Carolina Breakers will perform. Face painting and bouncers for the kids. FREE. For more info, call 910-671-3869.
Lumberton Senior High School, Lumberton NC
Time: Program 7:30 pm, Fireworks 9:00 pm
7/19 LUMBER RIVER DAY
Canoe rides and races, booths and exhibits, kids' fishing contest, casting contest, kids' wet T-shirt race and other activities. Food vendors will be present or you can bring a picnic for you and your family. For more information, contact Neill Lee at 628-4564 or Everett Davis at 910-618-6626.
Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC
Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
7/19 Lumberton Budweiser EXTREME Truck and Tractor Pull
Good entertainment for the whole family. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 6-12; children 5 and under free and can be purchased at the Bargain House in Lumberton. Gate tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Gates open at 5:00 pm.
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Robeson County Fairgrounds, 3788 Martin Luther King Dr., Lumberton NC
Time: 7:30 PM
7/19 LUMBER RIVER DAY
Canoe rides and races, booths and exhibits, kids' fishing contest, casting contest, kids' wet T-shirt race and other activities. Food vendors will be present or you can bring a picnic for you and your family. For more information, contact Neill Lee at 628-4564 or Everett Davis at 910-618-6626.
Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC
Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
8/23 2014 Tri-Warriors Youth Triathlon
Swim - Bike - Run. For boys and girls ages 6-15. Registration limited to first 300 kids. For more information and registration online, visit their website.
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UNCP Campus
Time:
10/3 - 10/11 68th Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair
Robeson County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 41 South. From I-95 take exit 13 and travel east on Hwy. 74 to Hwy. 41. Turn left on Hwy. 41. Look for fairgrounds on left. Contact (910) 738-2126 for more information.
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Robeson County Fairgrounds - 3788 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Lumberton, NC 28358
Time: Various
11/22 Lumberton's Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, vendors, and of course, Santa Claus!! Contact the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce at 910-739-4750 for more information.
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Downtown Plaza to Biggs Park Mall
Time: 10:00 a.m.
11/30 - 12/7 29th Southeastern Hospice Festival of Trees
THEME: A Holiday to Remember. The Festival, which features exquisitely-decorated theme trees, also includes the Unique Boutique gift shop which offers fresh-baked goodies, specialty food, crafts and gift items, such as holiday ornaments, wreaths and centerpieces, for purchase. Admission $3.00 for adults,$2.00 Senior Citizens and $2.00 Children. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 910-671-5007.
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Osterneck Auditorium, 102 N. Chestnut Street. Lumberton
Time: December 8 1-5PM ; Dec. 9-10 9:30AM-5:30 PM
12/1 ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY/MOVIE
Free to the public. Free horse and carriage rides and tractor hay rides, hot cocoa and cookies. Addition food will be available for purchase (vendors TBA) Free movie will begin at 7:30 pm. Movie TBA. Presented by the City of Lumberton and the Carolina Civic Center. For more information, call 910-671-3876.
Historic Downtown Lumberton on the Plaza
Time: 6:00 p.m.
12/13 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR
Holiday Tour of Homes. Reception at Robeson County History Museum with refreshments and artists exhibiting and selling. This year the Proctor building will be decorated to stage an 18th Century Christmas with full dress of the time. The Tour of Homes is a self-guided tour. Listing of homes may be found on website. NO ADMISSION. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and support the Robeson County History Museum. Tickets are now on sale now at Robeson County Library, Robeson County History Museum, Lumberton Visitors Bureau and Biggs Park Mall Office. Tickets may also be purchased online. Contact info@robesoncountyhistory.org for info or call 910-738-7979 for more information.
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Robeson County History Museum - 101 South Elm Street Lumberton, NC 28358
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2/28 4TH ANNUAL BOOK 'EM NORTH CAROLINA
About 75 authors are expected to participate in book signings, talks and panel discussions. Proceeds from the book sales will go to literacy campaigns and anti-crime measures in Robeson County.
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Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28360
Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
3/7 RUMBA ON THE LUMBER
Historic Downtown Lumberton. Southeastern Health 5K Run. THE BUD LIGHT NORTH of the BORDER CHILI TOWN FESTIVAL. Family Fun Day. Race entry fee is $20.00/30.00/40.00. At 1:00 PM there will be: The Ride Robeson Metric Century sponsored by Rhino Linings as well as The Robeson 20 Mile Bicycle Adventure sponsored by Cruzbike. Later that same afternoon at 3:30 PM will be The Family Fun 5K Bike Ride sponsored by the Bicycle Shop. Call 910-671-3876 for more information.
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Downtown Lumberton
Time: Various
3/9 TASTE OF ROBESON
A little taste of various Robeson County restaurants’ favorite menu items. Cost is adult $10, child 12 and under $5, child under 3 free. Presented by Robeson County Church and Community Center. Contact number 910-738-5204.
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Bill Sapp Recreation Center, 1100 North Cedar Street Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
Time: 5:00-8:00 P.M.

 

   

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3431 Lackey St.
Lumberton, NC 28360
Phone: 910-739-9999
800-359-6971

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