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Lenoir Connect

Posted on: June 30, 2021

Lenoir Connect, Volume 16, Issue 1, July 2021

Events are back and fun things are happening in the City of Lenoir! Check out Lenoir Connect for news and updates and information on things to do this month in Lenoir. #DoMoreInLenoir


Caldwell County Farmers Market

Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm at at 902 Harper Ave behind the County Office building | The Caldwell County Farmers Market began in 1979 and is the longest running market in the area. The CCFM is a producer only market.

A vendor at the Caldwell County Farmers Market

July Cruise-In

Saturday, July 3 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm in Downtown Lenoir | Head to Downtown Lenoir for a cruise-in of hundreds of classic cars and hot rods. Do some shopping and grab a bit to eat at a downtown restaurant.

People looks at cars in during the June 1, 2019, Cruise-In in Downtown Lenoir

Free Fishing Day

July 4 all day | Free Fishing Day, which runs from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., offers residents and out-of-state visitors the opportunity to fish without having to purchase a license; however, all other fishing regulations apply, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions.

Mother and child fishing Photo by Alexandr Podvalny from Pexels

Mother and child fishing | Photo by Alexandr Podvalny from Pexels

July 4th Fireworks

Sunday, July 4 at 9:30 pm | Fireworks will be shot from the Lenoir Optimist Park. Residents can park at Mulberry Rec or in the old shopping mall. Waterlife Church is offering some public events.

Firework exploding, July 4, 2019

Kids In America Concert

Friday, July 9 at 7:00 pm in Downtown Lenoir | Come downtown and dance to your favorite 80's tunes from Kids Of America. We'll have a costume contest, 80s trivia, and cash and prizes. Don't forget your favorite chair. I.D. is required to enter the Beer Garden. #SummerMusicMadness

Bike Nights

Saturday, July 24 at 6:00 pm | Bike Night is hosted by Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) 15-10 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the 1841 Cafe Stage on Church Street in Downtown Lenoir. There will be music, food, friends, and 50/50 drawings. Bring yourself, family, and club. All bikers are welcome.

Foothills CVMA Bike Night, May 22, 2021

Bring Back the Music Jazz Concert

Saturday, July 24 at 6:30 pm | Bring a comfy chair or blanket to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for the Bring Back the Music jazz concert featuring Lexxi, Groove Masters Band, and Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory. A food truck will be on site and FREE COVID Vaccines will be available from Happy Valley Medical Center. Music starts at 6:30 pm.

Reggie Graves and Jazz Theory


Lenoir Local Podcast

The City of Lenoir has started a new podcast to inform residents about news, events, and services. The first episode is available today. 

The podcast is called Lenoir Local. Shows will cover a variety of topics including events, things to do, City services, community interest topics and more. Communication and Public Information Director Joshua Harris plans to release a new episode every other week to start.

"I'm always looking for ways to reach the public and keep people informed," Harris said. "I like podcasts, and I'm always listening to them in my car, so I figured, 'Why not a podcast about what's happening in Lenoir?"



There's a new City employee walking around Main Street and West Avenue, and his job is to keep Downtown Lenoir clean and tidy and help out visitors as needed.

Well, Darren Bryant isn't technically a new employee. For the past year, Darren has worked in the Sanitation Division of Public Works. He moved into the Main Street Attendant position June 1, and has been learning the ropes, or rather, the sidewalks, for the past two weeks. Darren's primary duties are cleaning City Hall and the Police Department and picking up around  Downtown Lenoir, and assisting visitors.

Darren will be working Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30. His schedule may vary depending on events and such. After cleaning City Hall and the Police headquarters, Darren will head outside to blow off sidewalks and empty trash and recycling cans. Then, he takes a trash grabber and dust pan and starts walking the sidewalks looking for stray bits of litter. Darren also cleans the municipal parking lots in Downtown.

Read more at Check out Fox46's story on Darren below.


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