Celebrate Rocky Mount
Top 10 Fun Things to Do
  1. Witness the beauty of nature on the three-and-a-half mile Tar River Trail and cross the Tar River on the longest wooden suspension bridge in North Carolina.
  2. Playing on a championship golf course or golfing under the lights will challenge players at any handicap. Bring a flashlight!
  3. Participate in the world’s liveliest tailgate party at the Down East Viking Classic.
  4. Take the kids to see the live animal habitat & touch the living marsh and visit “Inside Africa” without going there, all just a part of the Children’s Museum and Science Center.
  5. Tap your foot to the best Gospel music in the country at the Luther Barnes Fall Gospel Classic.
  6. Spend a cool afternoon in the ten galleries of the Art Center in the Imperial Centre. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping in the Gallery Shop full of handmade original crafts and artwork.
  7. Get lost in the crowd at the Down East Festival, where thousands mingle for music, crafts, dance and home-cooking plus the Eastern Carolina Throwdown, the king of the barbecue cooking competitions.
  8. See the “outsider art” of self taught artist Leroy Person, including a chair or two you can’t take a rest on, at the Four Sisters Gallery at NC Wesleyan College.
  9. Grab the family and head out for Southern cooking, rides, music, crafts, live music and all types of big time fun at the Nashville Blooming Festival.
  10. Hear how Rocky Mount toots its own horn at the new Nash County Visitors Bureau at the Gateway Center.