Wendell Historical Society 2016 4th of July Celebration
Spring Fling 2016
Looking for something to do on a cold winter night?? Movie Night inside the Wendell Community Center, January 30 at 7:00pm!!! Come watch Inside out with us!!! There is no charge for this event
Wendell Parks and Recreation will be heading to Wintergreen, Virginia for a ski trip. The dates are February 19-21 and the first 50 are guaranteed a spot on the trip. There are still some spots left and this will make a great Christmas present. Call Kelley for more information 919-366-2266 or check out our website atwww.townofwendell.com/departments/parks-and-recreation
The inaugural Art Walk will be held on Saturday, May 14th. Additional details can be found here.
Wendell Wonderland featuring Lake Myra Christmas Lights
The Town of Wendell is excited to host the third annual holiday event this season entitled “Wendell Wonderland.” One of the largest holiday light shows in the State of North Carolina moved from its former location on Lake Myra Road to Downtown Wendell in 2012. Wendell Wonderland is open to the public and will be located in our historic downtown at the corner Cypress Street and Third Street (10 S. Cypress) in the Town of Wendell.
Wendell Wonderland will come alive beginning on Wednesday, November 25 at 6 p.m with the Lake Myra Christmas light show. The light show runs nightly through December 31, weather permitting. Event hours are from 6-10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 6-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
As part of the Wendell Wonderland event, kids and adults alike are invited to come spend an Evening with Santa at the Town Square on December 4th at 6.p.m. at the corner of Cypress and Third Street. Stop by for a magical night with old Saint Nick, surrounded by one of the state's largest light shows.
Thousands of people have visited the Lake Myra light display show each year since its inception and the Town of Wendell received an increased number of visitors at the new location. Improved access and ample parking make it easier for people in the region to visit this unique and spectacular holiday light show and events in downtown Wendell! The location is 10 S. Cypress Street in Wendell. Here is a map showing the directional route of traffic.
Wendell Parks and Recreation is a child friendly Halloween Treat Trail Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The trail will be non-scary and will have booths of local businesses, a costume contest and hay rides. Come on out and enjoy this family friendly event.
Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
The Wendell Chamber of Commerce will hold it's Annual Banquet on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third Street from 5:30-8:30pm. To purchase tickets on line click here.
The Mayor's Award will be presented at the Banquet by Mayor Timothy A. Hinnant. If you would like to nominate someone for the Mayor's Award you can fill out a nomination form and return it to Town Hall Attention: Jonnie Driver or mail it to Timothy A. Hinnant, 15 E. Fourth Street Wendell. Nomination forms are due by Monday, November 2, 2015. Click here for Nomination Form.
Mark you calendars and plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.
Wendell Farmers Market
Meet the Farmers and Plant Give Away on May 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
2015 Season Grand Opening of the Farmers Market Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 8:00 - Noon. Both events will be held at the corner of Pine Street and Wendell Boulevard.
Side Walk Sale - May 2 -3, 2014
Downtown Wendell Sidewalk Sale - The annual Downtown Wendell Sidewalk Sale is taking place Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3. During this weekend, downtown Wendell is turned into an open-air market featuring beautiful clothes, quilts, jewelry, art, homemade items, sportswear, antiques, handcrafted furniture, dance apparel, and items for hunting enthusiasts. All of your favorite downtown stores will be participating: Kannon's Clothing, Perry's Gun Shop, Strickland Jewelers, The Dance Exchange, Ladybug's Cottage, Vintage Dreamzzz, Flowers by Mike, Mad Sports, Collector's Corner, Designs by Donna, Mortex Outlet Store, and many others. The Wendell General Store, featuring NC and locally made products, will also be open. Shoppers should come hungry as there are lots of yummy options for lunch and dinner, including: Aubrey's & Peedie's Grill, Primo Pizza, Agave Mexican Bar & Grill, Boulevard Pizza, Subway, McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, and Great Wok Chinese Restaurant.
New this year, we will close Main Street (from the railroad tracks to Third Street) from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Friday, May 2 to have a Street Dance in celebration of the Downtown Wendell Sidewalk Sale, which will feature a local band performing bluegrass, folk, jazz, and classic rock.
Independence Day Celebration
The Wendell Historical Society hosts an annual Independence Day celebration filled with red, white and blue fun. The event and activities are held downtown on Main Street and at J. Ashley Wall Town Square. The event is free to the public and is a great day filled with family fun. Many of our town's citizens, civic groups and organizations volunteer each year to make this event a huge success. The event is kicked off by a non-motorized parade down Main Street with bicycles, pets, and parade participants decked out in red, white and blue. After the parade, everyone gathers in the square to enjoy hot dogs, watermelon, cotton candy and lemonade. The event also includes red, white and blue balloon hats and face painting. This is a great family-oriented event hosted by the Historical Society as a way of thanking our town for their support and celebrating our nation’s independence.
International Food and Music Festival
The International Food and Music Festival is held annually at the J. Ashley Wall Towne Square on the third Saturday in September, which this year falls on Sept. 19th, from 11am to 6pm. 2015 will mark the 13th year of the festival, which is organized and operated by the Saint Eugene Catholic Church parishioners. The festival features authentic foods from many countries, including Cajun jambalaya, Filipino Manilla Bay barbecue, Polish pierogie, and Salvadoran pupusas, to name just a few, as well as homemade desserts. There are 19 booths—Festival attendees get to taste the world while enjoying free music and dance entertainment, free kids games, silent auction, and outstanding raffle prizes. The festival also hosts a food drive, with contributions going to the WUMC food pantry. Visit www.thefoodfestival.com or www.facebook.com/InternationalFoodAndMusicFestival, for more details.
Wendell Harvest Festival - Our annual Wendell Harvest Festival will be held Friday, October 2 - Saturday, October 3, 2015. Festival-goers can expect to find specialty craft vendors, local art, games, music, kid's inflatables, activities for children and adults, yummy food, and a craft-beer garden. The Harvest Festival Parade will begin at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 3, 2015. Interested vendors can register to participate in the 2015 Wendell Harvest Festival by visiting www.wendellchamber.com.