2023 Calendar of Events

Guilford Creek Week starts June 3, 2023!

Saturday, June 3

Guilford County Parks – National Trails Day Hike

  • Company Mill Preserve, 6344 Company Mill Rd, Climax, NC 27233
  • Join Guilford County Parks staff for a behind-the-scenes tour on designing and maintaining hiking trails.
  • Time: 9 am
  • Registration is required: click here
  • Contact tbailey@guilfordcountync.gov or 336-641-7863 for more information.

City of High Point National Trails Day and Hikes around City Lake

  • Piedmont Environmental Center 1220 Penny Rd., High Point, NC 27265
  • Come celebrate National Trails Day by exploring the beautiful trails of The Piedmont Environmental Center around City Lake! PEC Naturalists will lead guided hiked, live animals will be on display, wildflowers will be for sale and various organizations will be present during the celebration.
  • Time: 9 am – 2 pm
  • For more information please visit: City of High Point Parks and Recreation Programs

Youth Fishing Derby at Oak Hollow Marina

  • Oak Hollow Marina – 3431 N. Centennial St, High Point, NC
  • Time: 8 am – 10 am
  • Please register in advance: click here
  • Children ages 1-15 are welcome to come learn about fishing and participating in a fishing tournament at the Oak Hollow Marina Youth Fishing Derby. The first 80 kids will receive t-shirts, and trophies will be awarded in three different age groups.  
  • For more information call: 336.883.3494

National Trails Day at Greensboro Country Park

  • Greensboro Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Green Dr, Greensboro, NC
  • Time: 9 am -12 pm
  • Join Greensboro Parks and Recreation as we celebrate National Trails Day and the North Carolina Year of the Trail. This year’s event will offer tons of trail related activities for all ages. Events include guided hikes, rides, yoga, and paddling trips, crafts, kids activities, music, raffles and more! Special thanks to VF Corporation for sponsoring this year’s events.


Pollinator Palooza at Woven Works Park

  • Downtown Greenway at Woven Works Park – 401 Cumberland St, Greensboro, NC
  • Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
  • June is National Pollinator Month and we will be celebrating by constructing bug hotels, and enjoying an afternoon of activities, crafts, scavenger hunts and more.
  • Click here for more information.


Core Coffee Shop Celebrates Creek Week

  • 4000 Ossi Ct, High Point, NC
  • Core Coffee Shop will be celebrating Guilford Creek Week all week with a GCW- themed beverage!
  • Monday, June 5, 7 am – 10 am, there will be a GCW education table with City of High Point Stormwater staff on site for giveaways and information.

Creek Week Recycling Center Tour

  • Want to know what happens to recycling once it leaves your house? Join City of Greensboro staff on a tour of the Recycling Center to learn
  • Time: 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Must be 18+ to tour the recycling center. Long pants and closed-toed shoes required. The tour is limited to 4 total participants. Please register here.
  • More details to be provided the week of the tour.

Guilford Creek Week Pop-up Community Adopt-a-Stream

  • City of Greensboro Water Resources will be hosting a pop-up creek cleanup. Buckets, trash bags, gloves and grabbers will be provided to all volunteers.
  • Time: 6 pm to 8pm
  • Location will be provided upon registration. Click here to register.

Tuesday, JUNE 6

Lake Brandt Cleanup with City of Greensboro

  • Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Registration is required. Please register here. Location details will be provided after registration.
  • City of Greensboro is hosting a cleanup of lake Brandt via watercraft. Participants must be 10 years or older and where personal floatation devices at all times.
  • Bring your own watercraft, or rent one from City of Greensboro at no charge (free only for this cleanup event).

Wednesday, JUNE 7

Water Investigation at Kathleen Clay Library

  • Kathleen Clay Library, 1420 Price Park Rd, Greensboro, NC
  • Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Please register by emailing melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov.
  • Join staff at the Kathleen Clay Library to enjoy water science activities. If the weather permits, we will walk down to the creek and explore. This program is open to school-aged children.

Rain Barrel Workshop

  • *UPDATE: This workshop has been filled*
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Join City of High Point Stormwater staff for a free rain barrel class where you will learn how rain barrels help with water quality and water conservation. You will build your own to take home with you.
  • Registration has been closed due to the classed being filled and a lengthy wait-list.

Thursday, JUNE 8

Trivia Night at Brown Truck Brewery

  • Brown Truck Brewery, 1234 N. Main St, High Point, NC
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Join Brown Truck Brewery for their weekly trivia night with a Guilford Creek Week twist! There will be GCW prizes, kayak and paddleboard rental tickets, swag from Core Coffee Shop and more!

Friday, JUNE 9

Stream and Creek Education at the Children’s Museum

  • Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum, 200 Qubein Ave, High Point, NC
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Join City of High Point Stormwater staff at the STEAM table to learn about the tiny animals that live in our creeks and streams and what they tell us about water quality.
  • The craft room will also have a Creek Week themed craft happening all week!

Wonders of Wetlands Workshop

  • Kathleen Clay Library, 1420 Price Park Rd, Greensboro, NC
  • Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • As part of Guilford County Creek Week, parents and educators learn how to teach youth about wetlands. Through this curriculum learn about the role of wetlands in the environment, types of wetlands, and fun activities to teach wetlands at an integrating concept to teach science, reading, math, art and social studies
  • Participants can earn CEUs and credit towards the NC Environmental Education Certification hours
  • To register, e-mail melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov

Saturday, JUNE 10

Children’s Fishing Tournament at Lake Higgins

  • Lake Higgins, 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd, Greensboro, NC
  • Time: 9:30 am – 11 am
  • Greensboro Parks and Recreation is hosting a Children’s fishing tournament for ages 6-12! Bait and poles will be provided and trophies, prizes and goodie bags will be given out.
  • This event is free and limited to the first 40 participants. Must register here.

World Ocean Day at the Greensboro Science Center

  • Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC
  • Time: 10 am – 2 pm
  • The GSC invites guests of all ages to celebrate the wonders of the ocean, our connectedness with the ocean, and how we can all help protect the ocean.
  • This year’s celebration includes designing 30 x 30 postcards, trivia, coloring pages, temporary tattoos, a bubble station, photo ops with our penguin mascot, special aquarium talks, and more! Additional activities will also be hosted by our partners: Greensboro Recycling, Greensboro Water Resources, and Reconsidered Goods.

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