Tuesday, July 23
Shadow

June Events in Randolph County

Check out our list of events across Randolph County for June 2023. We will continue to update this page as we add more events. If you are hosting an event, you’d like us to add to our event calendar, don’t hesitate to let us know about it.

Juneteenth

A Juneteenth Memorial will be erected on Thursday, June 15Friday, June 16; and Monday, June 19, in front of the Historic Randolph County Courthouse. The Memorial honors those individuals in Randolph County who were bought or sold into slavery. Using records from the county’s Register of Deeds as a source, the Memorial will display the names of more than 1,100 people — from infants to the elderly — how much they were bought and sold for or valued as, and the dates of these transactions. The memorial will be up during daylight hours.

Historian Smallwood returns to Asheboro library for Juneteenth talk

June 15 @ 6:30 PM | FREE

The history and importance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the 1865 proclamation announcing the end slavery in the United States, is the topic of a talk by Dr. Arwin Smallwood at the Asheboro Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15.

Smallwood, chair of the History Department at North Carolina A& T State University, will talk about the impact of enslavement not just on African Americans, but on all Americans, and the historic effort require to abolish it. He will draw attention to slavery in North Carolina, and the over 5,000 African Americans, Native Americans and white people who fought to end it.

He also will explain why the celebration of Juneteenth brings a powerful sense of pride about the commitment that African Americans have made to the betterment of their lives and those of their children, grandchildren, and future generations.

View Event on Calendar

Historian Dr. Karen L. Cox Phd Explains the History of Confederate Monuments

Dr. Karen Cox has written three books about Southern history and Confederate monuments. She talks about the myths surrounding these monuments. Dr. Cox also chronicles the struggles communities have faced trying to get Confederate monuments moved.

Juneteenth March

June 19 @ 3:00 PM | FREE

On Monday, June 19th, 2023, there will be a march at 3 p.m. from Greater St. John’s Baptist Church, 819 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Asheboro, the site of Civil Rights training and activism in the 1960s, to the Memorial where flowers will be laid at the base of the Memorial to honor those who were enslaved.

View Event on Calendar

Hope of Eastside – Juneteenth Event

June 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | FREE

The Hope of Eastside also is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration at Asheboro’s Eastside Park, 627 Brewer St., on Saturday, June 17. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature vendors, food, and performers.

View on Event Calendar

???? Concerts, Music, Movies, & Entertainment

Seagrove Summer Concert presents Randolph Jazz Band

June 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | $10 (Per Family)

View Event on Calendar

“Rhythm & Zoo Fest”

City of Asheboro presents “Rhythm and Zoo Fest” — Asheboro’s first Rhythm and Blues Festival. Three nights of entertainment, Thursday, June 15th through Saturday, June 17th at the Sunset Theatre. Featuring Smitty and the JumpStarters on Thursday, Ghost Town Blues Band on Friday, and GRAMMY Nominated Guitarist Eric Gales on Saturday. Sunset Theatre is located at 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. 

Thursday, June 15th at 8:00 PM – Smitty and the JumpStarters are based out of Greensboro, NC. The band features upbeat songs that get your feet moving. Their music pulls styles from West Coast Swing, Chicago Blues, Memphis Rockabilly and a dose of Chuck Berry. The band features Bryan Smith on vocals and guitar, Steve Blake on saxophone, Doug Dennis on bass and Roy Brown on drums.

Friday, June 16th at 8:00 PM – Ghost Town Blues Band are based out of Memphis, TN and is an American blues and blues rock band. They have released 5 albums since 2010. Their album “Shine” reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. The band’s stage show and energy is unparalleled and has been called the best new live blues show in the world.

Saturday, June 17th at 8:00 PM – GRAMMY Nominated Eric Gales, also known as Raw Dawg, is an American blues rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2022, Gales has recorded 19 albums for major record labels. His latest album, “Crown,” was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. 

Tickets for Thursday and Friday are $25 for Orchestra seating or $15 for Balcony seating. Friday night tickets are $35 for Orchestra or $25 for Balcony. Want to attend all three nights? Save money with the 3-Night Pass for $75 Orchestra and $45 Balcony. Tickets are available online at RhythmandZooFest.com or in person at the Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services office located across the street from the Theatre at 241 Sunset Avenue. 

Sunday Concert – The Holiday Band

June 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | FREE

View Event on Calendar

Liberty Showcase Theater Presents – JOHNNY LEE

June 24 @ 7:00 PM | Tickets start at $35

Nashville Recording Artist Johnny Lee was born in Texas City, Texas, and is a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

View Event on Calendar

2023 Summer Kids Movies

Matinees – 10am & 1pm – $5 per person (includes small popcorn and drink)

Evening Show – 7pm – $8 per person (includes small popcorn and drink)

June 13th, 2023 – Minions (View on event calendar)

June 20th, 2023 – The Bad Guys (View on event calendar)

June 27th, 2023 – Storks (View on event calendar)

For groups of 10 or more, please call ahead to help us prepare your drinks! Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services 336.626.1240 x1

???? Randolph County Library Events

June 10th, 2023 – “All Together Now” Summer Reading Kick-off Party at Asheboro Library

June 19th, 2023 – TeenZone Mini Garden Decor

June 21st, 2023 – ‘Blind Fairy’ Reading with Author Micki Bare

June 28th, 2023 – Family Wellness with guest Beth Knott

June 29th, 2023 – Piedmont Lawn Care

June 30th, 2023 – Science Heroes: Saving Earth Together!


Criss Cross Mangosauce

Join us for a bilingual musical performance by children’s entertainers Criss Cross Mangosauce! They will share riddles, adivinanzas, bilingual songs, canciones bilingües, finger games, juegos con los deditos, dramatic play, juegos dramáticos, storytelling, narración oral and biliteracy practices.


All Together with the NC Zoo

[FREE] Have you ever wanted to befriend a box turtle? What about a snake or salamander? All together we can learn to show kindness to animals in our own backyards. Come meet these animal ambassadors at the Asheboro Public Library

Everything Else

NC Zoo Quiet Day

Tuesday, June 20th – 9 AM-5 PM | Zoo Admission Required

While the North Carolina Zoo is Sensory Friendly every day, we understand that it can still be overwhelming for some of our guests on busier days. 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.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office – Meet & Greet

June 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

View on Calendar