Interested in sponsoring an event?  Review available opportunities below. For information, contact Jeff Bell, Executive Director  Email: whirligigpark@gmail.com  Phone: 919-423-2669.

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GIG IN THE PARK Spring Concert Series

This concert series is one of Wilson’s most anticipated annual events. The series, held at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, draws thousands of residents and visitors for regional bands, food trucks, frosty beverages, and community Fun! 

ELECTRIC LIGHT FANTASY (E.L.F.) – A Holiday Laser & Music Extravaganza

Launched in December of 2020, Electric Light Fantasy (E.L.F.) is a unique, innovative, COVID-safe event designed to draw residents and regional visitors to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Historic Downtown Wilson. The drive-in laser show, set to holiday music against a backdrop of spinning whirligigs, was an immediate regional HIT! About 1/3 of attendees were Wilson residents and over 60% were from outside of Wilson County! The 2021 show is back, even bigger with a new program and eight nights of exciting shows. 

CANDYLAND CHRISTMAS – Holiday Event and Decor

Each year, our goal is to add additional lights and sounds of the holiday season downtown. In past years, we have added additional height to the Courthouse Plaza tree, as well as colored lights and ornaments, street lamp banners and bows, and park decor.

Our goals are to provide:

  • Holiday music equipment module for Courthouse Plaza tree
  • Light Up the “Christmas Tree” whirligig in Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
  • Signage and decor for Candyland Christmas celebration
  • Moving lights for select storefronts
  • Lighting for Courthouse Plaza