March at Weaver’s Pond marks the beginning of spring and a lot of activities to partake in the surrounding community. Let’s look at a few of our favorite spring events!
- The Zebulon Community Library at 1000 Dogwood Drive goes beyond its usual activities involving children to celebrate National Pig Day Thursday, March 1, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The free event lets K-5th grade children read, create, discover and explore through books, hands on activities including games and a performance celebrating pigs.
- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17 by taking a 15-minute drive west on U.S. Highway 64/264 to Oak City Brewing Company at 616 N. First Ave. in Knightdale for its third annual Shamrock Shuck. Starting at noon, guests can enjoy free live music (including bagpipes) and purchase a ticket for one peck of steamed oysters (about two dozen), one beer (pint) and one Shamrock Shuck koozie. Non-oyster eaters can enjoy two food trucks too. The tap house will have all 20 taps going as an additional eight beers on tap outside in the beer tent. The lawn festivities will end at 7 p.m., but the tap house will remain open until midnight.
- The annual Zebulon Easter Egg Hunt occurs Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at the Zebulon Municipal Complex at 301 S. Arendell Ave. The free event plans to have an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and children are encouraged to get their pictures taken with him along with finding as many hidden eggs as possible.
- Opening its schedule with a night home game on Thursday, April 5, the Carolina Mudcats baseball team provides a lot of fun for spectators who come to see players in action at Five County Stadium at 1501 NC Highway 39 near Highway 264. The minor league team offers many promotions for the 2018 season, including nine souvenir giveaways, four themed game jerseys, two Dirty Dogs Spa Bark in the Park games and 15 total fireworks nights. For bargains, Marked Down Mondays has $8 box seats, free parking and food specials including $1.50 hot dogs, $3 hamburgers and $2 popcorn.