Take advantage of the warm temperatures, sparkling lakefront, and scenic views around the Lake Gaston area and ring in the spring season!
The Lake Gaston community is full of ways to celebrate the nicer weather, so take a look at some of the highlights and add a few to your calendar.
Catfish Fry Fridays
When: April 5th, April 12th, 5pm — 6:30pm
Where: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
What: Feast on some of the freshest fish, straight from the lake! The Catfish Fry’s last two weeks are happening at the beginning of this month. Try out some farm-raised catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw, iced tea, and more. Plus, the profits go towards supporting local charities!
Live Country Music at Ridgeway Opry House
When: April 6th, 7pm
Where: Ridgeway Opera House
What: Enjoy the smooth stylings of local country musicians every Saturday night at the Ridgeway Opry House. In additional to regional talent, the Opry House ocassionally invites in special guests. Tickets are only $6 at the door, so stay posted on who’s performing at the upcoming shows.
Movie Nights on the Square
When: April 13th, 7:45pm
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Warrenton
What: Come out to Warrenton for the first of seven Movie Nights on the Square. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks (try browsing Downtown Warrenton for some local flavors), and lawn chairs or blankets—popcorn and other refreshments can be purchased on-site. This week’s movie is Creed II, and you can check the other movies on the Warrenton Festivals Facebook page.
Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 13th, 3pm—5pm
Where: Centennial Park, South Hill
What: Hosted by the Olive Branch Baptist Church, South Hill’s Centennial Park will be the site of this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and sharpen your egg hunting skills!
When: April 27th, 10am—4pm
Where: Historic Courthouse Square
What: The biggest Warrenton event of the spring, the SpringFest is the perfect way to ring in the season! Check out the food and craft vendors, listen to some live music courtesy of Backyard Bluegrass Band and TranZition Band, grab fresh fruit and veggies from the farmer’s market, and more!
Run Warrenton 5K
When: April 27th, 9am
Where: Downtown Warrenton
What: One of the highlights of SpringFest, the Run Warrenton 5K is a great chance to get active around the streets of Warrenton. The race will happen on a USA Track and Field certified course, and awards will be given to the male and female winners in each age bracket. If running isn’t your thing, come out and support the participants along the trail!
Find Your Home in Lake Gaston
The community around Lake Gaston is home to a wide variety of events, and you’ll always find something to do in the area! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a member of this passionate and active community.