Welcome to Downtown Rocky Mount!

As the heart and soul of the city, Downtown Rocky Mount is a safe, family-friendly community gathering place. Many events make Downtown the place to be all year long. Every event is free and open to the public. Many feature live entertainment, extended shopping hours, and a sense of old-fashioned values.


Summer Music Series

Summer Music Series

May 12 - September 29
Bring your lawn chairs for FREE concerts on the Imperial Centre lawn (rain or shine)! Food & beverage vendors on site (no coolers).

Summer Music Series

Lawn Chair Theatre

Summer Movie Series

June 17 - July 29
Enjoy FREE family-friendly movies every other Friday. Join us at 7 p.m. for FREE Children's Museum activities. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

Summer Movie Series

Juneteenth Festival

June 3 and 4
Community Empowerment celebration, with live jazz at the Booker T Theatre on June 3, and music, activities, and more on the Douglas Block, June 4.

Juneteenth Festival

Rockin' Classic Auto & Motorcycle Expo

Rockin' Classic Auto Expo

July 30
Come to Main Street for an all-out exhibition and competition featuring classics cars and motorcycles, plus live music, family activities, and more! FREE!

Rockin' Classic Auto Expo

Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down

BBQ Championship

October 7 & 8
An annual KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition. Cash awards and trophies for up to 10th place in each category. FREE!

BBQ Throw Down

Holiday Events

Holiday Events

December 4, 11, 15-31
Celebrate with the 60th Annual Christmas Parade on December 4 and Winter Wonderland at The Imperial Centre, December 11 to 31.

Details Coming Soon...

For more information about area events, please contact the special events office at 252-972-1159.

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