Thursday, May 2, 2019

Amusement Rides
3 p.m. • Location - Pearson Park off of Mitchell Street
Adult and youth rides will be available, including a Ferris wheel, Super Shot Drop Tower, Swing Ride, Dragon Wagon and merry-go-round. Carnival rides this year are presented by Inner’s Amusements, a family-owned amusement company that has been in operation since 1909 and has a variety of carnival rides providing fun for the entire family. 

Que the Arts
6:30 p.m. • Location: TBA
Visual art show and sale, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverages and great entertainment. Entertainment TBA. Ticket price: please visit

2018 Schedule

Pearson Park Stage Area

All day throughout the festival
Located within Pearson Park along the Riverwalk path, StoryWalk
promotes family engagement and physical movement with a primary
focus on young children developing literacy skills that will future enhance
their school success. Start at the playground.

North Street Stage Area

"Plein Air Paint Out"
9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Location: Kinston Community Council for the Arts, Mitchell Street,
Pearson Park, downtown Kinston
A Jurors Awards ceremony Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m., with an open to the public awards
ceremony and reception and wet paint sale. Juror is nationally-known plein air artist
John Poon (; Poon lives and works full-time in Utah as an artist.
For more information and registration, please visit

Caswell Center Foundation golf tournament
Tee off time: 1 p.m. • Location – Falling Creek Country Club, Kinston
Join other Caswell supporters for the 19th annual Superball golf tournament.
Your support will make life better for people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities in Eastern North Carolina. Entry fee: $300 per team; package includes
one mulligan per golfer, beverage services, thank-you gift, team photo, BBQ chicken
meal and an opportunity for additional prizes. Join the cause and have fun! For more
information on sponsorship opportunities or to register a team, contact Wiley Leonard
at 252-208-3780 or Danielle Howell at 252-208-3790 or
To learn more about Caswell Center Foundation, visit http:/www.caswellcenter