GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — The weekend is almost here, and there is a lot to do in Eastern North Carolina.

“What’s Happenin'” takes a look at some of the activities and events going on in the area. Are you bored and looking for something to do in this new year? Here is a list of some activities that are happening this week to keep you entertained, learn some things, and much more.

You can always click here for a full list of events through our WNCT community calendar. You can also add events and much more. If you any events you want to be featured you can always email Kimberly at kwooten@wnct.com.

Now, let’s get the weekend started with some of our top picks.

This Weekend

Greenville  

Throwback 2000’s Block Party

Radio station V 103.3 is hosting a block party playing everyone’s favorite 90s and early 2000s music. There would be many fun things for the kids including bouncy houses and face painting. There will be giveaways and prizes.

Potter’s Wheel Workshop

Learn how to use and make your own pottery with the Emerge Art Gallery Center on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Emerge Art Gallery Center. All supplies will be included.

Paint in the Park

At the Town Common, local artists can get together to paint and enjoy the natural scenery that is the Tar River. This event will take place on Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

Jacksonville

Amateur Showcase & Talent Hunt

This event will be showcasing all the local musicians in the ENC area that are not signed to a record label or studio. This event will take place this Saturday at the Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center.

Ayden

Kings of Q BBQ Cook-off Festival

The cookoff festival is a weekend event that will take place on Friday and Saturday at 462 Second Street. On Friday the fun begins at 5 p.m. and on Saturday at 9 a.m.

BBQ is ‘King’ this weekend in Ayden

Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach Music Festival

Click here to read more and to see a video about the event.

Goldsboro

NC Freedom Fest

Here’s more about the return of this festival, happening Saturday.