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Events Across the County – May 2023

As the weather gets warmer and days get longer, events are returning! This month is full of festivals, concerts, movies, hikes and more. Here is our list of events happening across Randolph County in May.

We will continue to update this post are more events are added to our event calendar.

???? Concerts & Music

Music & Market

May 5 – 5pm – 10pm | Commerce Square Park | FREE

Fresh produce, plants, food trucks, and live music. The first concert scheduled for May 5 features Red Dirt Revival. Food Trucks arrive at 5pm, the event runs through 10pm.

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Friday Night Bluegrass presents “True Grass”

May 19 @ 7:00 PM | Sunset Theater | $8 Advanced / $10 at door

Asheboro Cultural and Recreation Services presents Friday Night Bluegrass to the historic Sunset Theatre with the return of local favorites True Grass on Friday, May 19th . The concert begins at 7:00 pm.

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Trinity High School Thespians Presents “Guys and Dolls”

Trinity High School Thespians will present the Tony Award-Winning musical, “Guys and Dolls,” on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, at 7:00 p.m., and again on Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Friday Night – Rock’n the Park

May 26th – 6pm – 7:30pm | Bicentennial Park | FREE

Friday nights heat up in Downtown Asheboro with the concert series – Friday Rock’n the Park. The opening band 1964 The Tribute will take the stage from 6 – 7:30 pm

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Asheboro Summer Concert Series

May 21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Bicentennial Park | FREE

Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert in the heart of Downtown Asheboro at Bicentennial Park. Opening night will feature The Castaways.

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Liberty Showcase Theater Presents – BRYAN WHITE

May 13 @ 7:00 PM | Liberty Showcase Theater | $25+

Bryan White is a CMA, ACM, and Grammy award-winning country music artist, producer, and songwriter. Throughout his prolific recording career, he’s charted twenty-one singles, of which six were number 1. His hits include “So Much for Pretending,” “Sittin’ On Go,” and “From This Moment On” which he recorded with Shania Twain for her “Come On Over” album which is the biggest selling female album of all time.

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???? Asheboro Mariachi Festival

Friday, May 5th, 2023 | Sunset Theater | $25+

Friday, May 5th kicks off the Mariachi Festival in Sunset Theatre with Latin GRAMMY-Winning female group Flor de Toloache at 7:00 PM. Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ first and only all-women Mariachi group. Flor de Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds that define their unique flavor and sound.

Tickets for this performance are $35 for Orchestra seating or $25 for Balcony seating. Tickets are available online at SunsetTheatre.eventbrite.com or in person at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office located across the street from the Theatre at 241 Sunset Avenue.

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Saturday, May 6th 12PM-5PM | Bicentennial Park | FREE

The Mariachi Fest will continue Saturday, May 6th from 12 PM – 5 PM in Bicentennial Park.

This free event in the park will have performances from Mariachi Viva Mexico from Raleigh, Mariachi Mexico 2000 from Greensboro, and Ballet Folkloric Guadalupano from Asheboro. There will be food trucks, taco eating contest, and more!

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???? Catch a Movie

Blue Hawaii – Thrifty Thursday | Senior Movies

May 4 @ 1:00 PM | Sunset Theater | $3

Thrifty Thursday Movies are shown at the Historic Sunset Theatre on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1 pm. Price: $3 per person (includes fun size drink and popcorn) Those 50 and older enjoy FREE admission to the show thanks to local sponsors

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⚾ Sports

Asheboro ZooKeepersvs Post 45

May 29 @ 7:05 PM | McCrary Ballpark | $7+

Zookeepers kick off the pre-season by taking on Post 45 at the newly renovated McCrary Park (????)

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????Get Outside

Wilder Uwharrie Trail Running Group & Night Hikes

Saturday May 20th (Multiple Times) | Robbins Branch Trailhead | FREE

????”Night” Hike starts at 5:45 AM and we return back to the trailhead around 6:45 AM! This is a great warm up for the group run and an awesome way to experience a wilder side of Uwharrie with new friends!! Group Run starts at 7:00 AM!!

All paces, distances, and experience levels are welcome!!
DOGS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE HIKE AND THE RUN!!! ????????‍????

Group Run – May 20 @ 7:00 AM

Night Hike – May 20th @ 5:45 AM

Wilder Uwharrie Trail Running – Wild Walks with Littles

May 5 & May 19 @ 10:00 AM | Tot Hill Trailhead | FREE

???? Join us again this month for some warmer and always WILD walks on the trails!!

Wild Walks with Littles – May 5 @ 10:00 AM

Wild Walks with Littles – May 19 @ 10:00 AM

Quiet Day at the NC Zoo

May 30 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | NC Zoo | Admission Required*

On Quiet Days at the Zoo, we offer a more sensory-friendly experience and invite everyone looking to visit the Zoo on a less crowded day. We will not allow reservations for large groups or field trips on these Quiet Days. We will also turn off all loud music and messaging at our entrances and throughout the Zoo.

Sensory bags are free for check out from the Guest Services Office or at Kidzone, and designated quiet areas are available and marked throughout the Zoo. Quiet sensory play experiences will also be open 10 am – 2 pm in our Kidzone on these days.

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Other Events

Randolph County Law Enforcement Torch Run

May 3 @ 12:00 PM | Downtown Asheboro | FREE

Area law enforcement agencies in Randolph County are raising awareness for the North Carolina Special Olympics and their amazing athletes. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to participate with other law enforcement agencies in Randolph County in the local Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) on May 3rd at noon in downtown Asheboro.

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Blessing of the Badges

May 15 @ 12:00 PM | Sheriff’s Office – Asheboro | FREE

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office will be observing National Police Week May 14-20, 2023, and Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15 th . We will be hosting the fifth annual “Blessing of the Badges” on May 15, 2023.  Everyone is welcome to attend as we pray for and honor every law enforcement officer in Randolph County for their dedication in protecting and serving our community.  The brief service will be held on the Sheriff’s Office lawn at noon.

(Rain locations: Randolph County Office Building Meeting Room A).

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Document Shredding / Medication Disposal Event

May 20 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Hillside Shopping Center | FREE

Free event hosting document shredding and medication disposal. Taking place at the Hillside Shopping Center in Asheboro (same location as the Board of Elections Building).

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????Library Events

Library gardening talks to focus on irises, companion planting

Tips for growing irises in your garden and companion planting are the topics of talks at four Randolph County libraries in May. All Events are Free.

“Irises in the Garden, a Month-by-Month Calendar,”
Asheboro Library – May 25th at 6:30 p.m

“Bearded Irises for the Home Landscape”
Randleman Public Library – Tuesday, May 9 3:30 p.m.

“Is This Plant Friend or Foe?”
Franklinville Library – May 10 at 4 p.m.
Seagrove Library – May 24th 4 p.m.

????‍♀️ May 13 – 10am-1pm | Asheboro Public Library Comic Con

???? May 18 – 3:30pm | Caleb Sigmon brings “The Fun Factory Starring CJ & Fidget” to the Randleman Public Library

???? May 25th – Library gardening talks to focus on irises, companion planting

???? Donate Blood

The Red Cross will be holding blood drives at the following times and locations in Randolph County:

May 2 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Randolph Hospital

May 11 @ 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM | First United Methodist Church (Asheboro)

May 17 @ 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Journey Church

May 19 @ 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | State Employees Credit Union – Randleman

???? Food Drive

Randolph County Law Enforcement Torch Run

May 3 @ 12:00 PM | Downtown Asheboro | FREE

The Community Based Programs Division is rounding out the year with an end of school year food drive to assist area food banks in restocking prior to summer. You can drop off items at either Sheriff’s Office location, call the number provided for pick up or pick a local food bank of your choice and drop off items. Summer is one of the hardest times to keep shelves full, when kids are home for the summer.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 13 – All Day

Help end hunger by participating in the ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive without ever having to leave home. Organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the country. On Saturday, May 13, 2023, the public is asked to leave bags of non-perishable food by their mailboxes for local Letter Carriers to collect. You can also drop off food at your local post office.

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