Weekend in the Sandhills

May 12-14, 2023

The Sandhills of North Carolina is a special place bustling with things to see and do. On any given weekend, you can find live music, concerts, plays, art exhibits, festivals, fairs, car shows, and so much more! Take a look at some of the many things to do in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area this weekend:

Friday, May 12

Live After Five in Pinehurst

Live After 5

On Friday from 5:15-9:00pm, come out to the Village Arboretum for a Live After 5 concert by the Legacy Motown Revue. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, and food trucks. Learn more at vopnc.org/events.

sunrise theater with vintage cars out front

Live Theater

All weekend, join the Sunrise Theater for their live production of The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. The play features all local actors, directors, artists, and technicians. Learn more at sunrisetheater.com.

Saturday, May 13

Buggy Festival

On Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm, come out to downtown Carthage for the 34th annual Buggy Festival! Enjoy 100 vendors, food trucks, axe-throwing, antique appraisals, and a classic car show. For more info, go to thebuggyfestival.com.



Big Top Circus

On Saturday and Sunday from 6:00-7:30pm, come out to the Carthage Fairgrounds for the Zerbini Family Circus under the big top! Enjoy acrobat and trapeze artists, clowns, dancers, juggling, and more. Learn more and purchase tickets at zerbinifamilycircus.com.

Sunday, May 14

Dressage in the Sandhills

On Sunday from 8:00am-4:00pm, come out to the Pinehurst Harness Track for Dressage in the Sandhills. Watch horses show off their training in front of a panel of judges. Learn more at carolinadressage.com.

conductor directing Moore County Band

Spring Concert

At 2:00pm, come out to the Owens Auditorium for the Moore County Concert Band’s Spring Concert honoring mothers. This concert is free and open to the public! Learn more at facebook.com/moorecountyconcertband.

We hope you’ll get out there and enjoy everything the Sandhills has to offer this weekend! Find more local events on our events calendar.