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2nd Annual Downtown Greenway Community Picnic

July 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and the theme for 2023 is “Where Community Grows” – what better way to celebrate community than by gathering with friends and family for a good ol’ pig pickin’ outdoors!

Action Greensboro and Greensboro Parks and Recreation are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Downtown Greenway Community Picnic!

Join us for an afternoon pig pickin’ with the most famous pit master in North Carolina, Ed Mitchell, who recently published a new cookbook alongside his son, Ryan Mitchell.

Enjoy delicious whole-hog barbeque fresh off the smoker, along with classic southern sides and dessert provided by downtown Greensboro restaurant, ‘cille & ‘scoe. Greensboro songwriter, Colin Cutler, will provide live music, while local speaker, Ivey Ghee, serves as emcee and conversation partner with Ed and Ryan. Hardcover copies of Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque can be purchased online from Scuppernong Books, and they will be offering on-site book sales at the picnic.


This event has limited capacity – don’t delay, and purchase your tickets today!

  • $40 for adults
  • $20 for children 12 & under

This collaborative event is made possible thanks to Greensboro Parks & Recreation and Greensboro Bound. All proceeds will support free community programming offered year-round along the Downtown Greenway.

Questions? For more information, please contact Chelsea Phipps at chelsea.phipps(at)greensboro-nc.gov, or Dabney Sanders at dsanders(at)actiongreensboro.org


July 8, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Downtown Greenway, near the corner of MLK Jr Drive and Bragg Street
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Greensboro Parks and Recreation