Upcoming Events in Oriental

There’s always a lot happening in Oriental!  We may be the Sailing Capital of North Carolina but we’re also much more than that.  Here are some of the regular events going on in and around Oriental, North Carolina in the next few weeks.

Open Mic Night – every Wednesday night at The Silos.  Besides being known for their annual outdoor music Fest “SilosPalooza,” The Silos opens up their indoor stage every Wednesday for anyone wanting to jam for a while.  Stop by for a great pizza or some seafood and kick back while you enjoy the music.

Neuse River Winery Wine Tastings – the winery is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for wine tastings and a tour of the facility.  Hosts Glenn and Rolayne Schwendy explain the passion and dedication necessary for growing exceptional grapes and turning their product into delicious wines.

Oriental History Museum – stop by the history museum any weekend to get a glimpse into Oriental’s history.  How did we get our name anyway?  Take one of the complimentary walking tour maps and stroll through the village to get a taste of our unique history.

Friday Flicks at The Old Theater – in between regularly scheduled musical performances by top line musicians, the Old Theater hosts Friday Flicks.  For $5.00 you can watch a classic movie and enjoy free popcorn.

Inland Waterway – stop by to check out the gallery’s current guest artist.  Each month the Inland Waterway Gallery hosts different North Carolina artists as well as showcasing some of the finest works of our local craftsmen and artists.

Nautical Wheelers Wine Tasting – the third Saturday of every month, you can sample some of the finest wines and excellent deals available.  Wine Tastings are held on the front porch of this delightful shop.

Oriental also hosts an unusually large number of special events for such a small village.  We host multiple festivals and boating events as well as art shows, musical events and theatrical offerings.  come visit us in Oriental – we know you’ll have a fabulous time!