In Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon food trucks, town events and popular outdoor movie nights accompany warm summer weather.
Knightdale Parks and Recreation will launch the first of three “spring into summer” outdoor movie nights May 15 with “Madagascar” and on June 12, “The Princess Bride.”
The original April 25 showing of “Night at the Museum” rained out and will now show July 17.
Concessions will be provided by Hodge Road Elementary School PTA as a fundraiser for the school, and by other dessert trucks.
Starting at dusk or 8 p.m., the events will be held at the Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs to the free viewing.
Although the town has held previous single move nights, this is their first series, which they hope to grow and incorporate other events alongside, said Parks and Recreation coordinator Megan Thornton.
“Hopefully having the new location will be a good gathering place,” she said.
Zebulon will host its annual movie in the park event at Zebulon Community Park on Friday, June 5, showing “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
Last year, Wendell hosted 3,000 residents and visitors for a showing of “Frozen” at Wendell Park.
Town leaders are currently deferring a second event based on budget discussions.