Roxboro, North Carolina - Culture - Events

Events

  • Apple Chill - Held in late April at the Roxboro Motorsports Dragway; the main attraction features a showcase of motorcycles and cars.
  • Clash of the Carts - The competition invites teams of amateur engineers, mechanics, performing artists, general goofballs, and others to create outrageous human powered soapbox carts to race against the clock in a two block downhill sprint to the finish line in uptown.
  • Mayo Lake Cyclysm - Join over 100 cyclists on a scenic journey through rural North Carolina and Virginia. Choose between route distances of 25K (15.5 miles), 50K (31 miles) and a more challenging ride of 75K (46.5 miles) for experienced cyclists. Cyclysm Bicycle Tour is usually held the third weekend of October.
  • Relay For Life - Cancer fight fund-raising event from all walks of life, including patients, medical support staff, local businesses, friends, families, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers. This yearly event is held at Person High School Stadium in late September.
  • Flat River Antique Engine and Tractor Show - This two-day event attracts many exhibitors and visitors with demonstrations and displays based on the rich agricultural heritage of Person County. Event held in mid September at Optimist Park.
  • July 4 Parade & Fireworks - Main street is paraded with antique cars, hot rods, tractors and horse back riders. Followed by celebration of American spirit and pride. Set at the Person High School Stadium, the colorful sights and sounds are preceded by a live concert.
  • Alive After 5 - Join hundreds of musical fans listen to the smooth sounds of local bands. This summer event usually held twice a year in June and July at Merritt Commons in uptown.

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