6 Things We Are Excited About in Rocky Mount for Spring 2018

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We wish he were alive to see the looks of hopeful optimism in our students' eyes. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had an immeasurable impact on our country, transforming the world in which we live. His compassion and courage also shaped our city. Rocky Mount was the first location where Dr. King used the phrase "I have a dream," in a speech he gave at the Booker T. Washington theatre.

In January, Rocky Mount continued its Annual Unity Breakfast in honor of Dr. King. The event is marked by an annual oratorical contest. That's one of the events we wish Dr. King could witness. We believe he would be pleased with the young lives that have been transformed by his legacy.

There are a lot of other events to look forward to in Rocky Mount in 2018. While we don't have enough space to list them all, we wanted to list six:

2018 Events in Rocky Mount

  1. The return of summer celebrations.

    Events such as the Lawn Chair Theatre, the Downtown Live! musical performances and the Juneteeth Community Empowerment Festival are yearly favorites.

  2. The latest performances at the Imperial Centre.

    The community theatre has some wonderful shows in store in 2018. This includes Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (that’s one of our favorites!).

  3. Continuing Downtown Revitalization.

    Rocky Mount has been honored as a great "Main Street in the Making." We can’t wait to see what's coming up next.

  4. Music in the Garden at Rocky Mount Mills.

    What better way to celebrate the latest addition to the community than with good food and great tunes in a wonderful environment. You can check out the other great upcoming events at Rocky Mount Mills online.

  5. The continuing development of the Rocky Mount Event Center.

    The center is scheduled to open in late 2018. We're excited to see what type of sports events, celebrations and memories will be made within those walls.

  6. The Rocky Mount Mills 5K.

    The time to lace up your running shoes and get in shape is now, before this popular June event. Proceeds will benefit research for cystic fibrosis.


More to look out for in Rocky Mount

What are you looking forward to in 2018? It's time to treasure our past and look forward to the future with hopeful eyes and wonderful enthusiasm for all that our community is and all that it is becoming.

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