SUMMER FUN in Granville (June/July/August Events)



Summer comes out to play in Granville.  Check out the fun events planned:

konnectionThe Butner Community Association is making final plans for the 24th Annual Butner Chicken Pickin’
The festival weekend kicks off with the Butner Street Dance, which will be held on Friday, June 1st from 7 - 10 pm in the parking lot at Lifestyle Fitness on the corner of 16th & C Streets in Butner, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the dance will be held at Solders Memorial Sports Arena located on 24th Street in Butner. The band for this year’s street dance is The Konnection Band.

castawaysThe Butner Chicken Pickin’ is always held on the first Saturday in June so mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am – 4 pm! The day’s events include: day-long live entertainment on two stages, BBQ chicken cook-off contest, lots of food and craft vendors, kiddie activities and rides, tractor show, and a car show that can’t be beat!  The featured band this year is The Castaways Band, which is a local favorite!
The event will be held rain or shine at Gazebo Park on Central Avenue in Butner.


bee jubileeThe Granville County Beekeepers Association will host Bee Jubilee on Saturday, June 23rd from 9 am to 4 pm at the Granville Expo Center located on Highway 15 in Oxford.  The day will include speakers on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm, pollinator, Ag and Environment Vendors & Education, local arts & crafts, bee products & supplies, produce & plants, chicks & goats, food, fun and more.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Christi Henthorn at 907-738-9047 or log onto their Facebook event page Bee Jubilee.

patPat Leveque OakleyCedar Creek Gallery co-founder and studio artist, has returned to the studio to make 50 pots in honor of Cedar Creek Gallery's 50th anniversary.  Pat's hand-coiled pots will come in various shapes, sizes, glazes, colors and prices. The collection is a symphony of light, color, texture and form, enhanced by masterful glazing.  Pat Leveque Oakley: 50 Pots for 50 Years opens June 23 at 10:00 am. The show runs through July 29, 2018.  The gallery is located 1150 Fleming Road in Creedmoor.  For information, log onto


The Granville Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Alive After Five Music Series.  Save the dates for 

July 26th - Downtown Oxford -Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot 
August 16th – Butner Gazebo Park – The Konnection Band
September 13th – Oxford – Jim Quick & Coastline

Each event is from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come out for an evening of good food, great entertainment and drinks.
For more information, log onto

first friday

City of Creedmoor host First Fridays in every month.  This is a monthly event designed with the entire family in mind and featuring rotating family and movie night themes throughout the year. Admission to these events is free. Dates for the summer are June 1st and August 3rd for Movie Nights. 

Join your friends and neighbors for First Fridays in Creedmoor’s Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, June 1st at Lake Rogers Park
This month features the Boss Baby from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.  For more information, log onto 

 For an update on the event details, please log onto or go to their Facebook page @City of Creedmoor, NC



Vino Oasi is premier event center and winery located in Stem. There will be a Wine Down Wednesdays on June 20th, July 18th and August 15th where you can stop by after work and bring new neighbors, friends and family to tour the space, while enjoying some nibbles from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase.     For more information, log onto

fireworksThe Town of Butner, Creedmoor, Oxford and Granville County hosts the Annual 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Holt on July 3rd from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy a wonderful light show over Lake Holt in Butner.  Head up to the rolling hills that surround the lake to get the best view. For more information, log onto  




The Hub on Main will host weekly events for food, beer,  and wine lovers:

Bread Share with Strong Arm Bakery on Every Thursday 4 pm to 6 pm
Brewery Beer Tastings on Every Friday (See Lineup Here)
Saturday Sips with Cindy (See Lineup Here) 
Sushi Sundays (once a month) .  

For upcoming events CLICK HERE and log onto their Facebook Page The Hub on Main NC

Come to Historic Downtown Oxford to dine, shop and explore during their Sip & Shop Series.  On September 12th there will be Store-GATE:  Pre-party for Alive After Five.  On August 3rd & 4th there will be Oxford Sidewalk Sale from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  

music mainCome experience Oxford Outdoors:  Bring a lawn chair and your crew to the come build some memories.  Some events include:
June 1st - Music on Main, June 21st - Hix Field Classic Movie Night, July 19th - Downtown Movie Night and August 16th -  City Hall Theater Movie Night

For more information, CLICK HERE or log onto their Facebook page

playCreedmoor Parks & Recreation Committee will host National Day of Play on Friday, August 3rd from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Creedmoor gymnasium and ballfield, located on 108 Wilton Avenue.  This year's carnival-themed event is planned to be bigger and better than ever - including live entertainment, DJ-provided music with lots of interaction, games, prizes and face painting.  Come and enjoy hot dogs, beverages, son-cones and more.  All activites, food and veverages are free of charge while they last.  For more information visit



libraryThe Granville County Library System will sponsor several programs in the Summer:

June 5th from 6 pm to  7pm "Master of Mayberry"  the Miraculous life of Andy Griffith at the Thornton Library in Oxford. 
The library will host Dr. Elliott Engel to speak on Andy Griffith and his life as an actor as well as little known facts about Griffith.  Using anecdotes, analysis and a large does of humor, Engel will share the story of the immortal Hollywood actor. For more information, CLICK HERE.  

June 18-22 from 9 am to 4 pm the South Branch library in Butner/Creedmoor will host GSK "Science in the Summer"  
July 30-August 3rd from the Thornton Library in Oxford will host "Science in the Summer" Level I & II and August 1st-3rd for Level III
For more information and registration CLICK HERE for South Branch and CLICK HERE for Thornton Library.

shawGeorge C. Shaw Museum:  African American History in Your Community is open monthly on the 3rd Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm and is located on 202 E. McClanahan Street in downtown Oxford.  Upcoming Presentations will include:

"The Life of Rev. Martin V. Marable of Granville County" on June 16th at 2pm
"Cedar Law Plantation from Two Perspectives" on August 18th at 2 pm
Both feature Guest Artist/Speaker:  Sallyann Marable Hobson

For more information on special tours or program, call 919-690-8055.