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Even for those of us who have lived in Wilkes for most of our lives and know it like the back of our hand we often find ourselves at a loss for what to do on our days off (for example this long Holiday weekend.) It’s easy to waste a day away lounging in front of the T.V. and catching up on projects around the house. Change it up this weekend and explore “your own backyard!” Here are a few places and events in Downtown North Wilkesboro that you should add to your plans:

FullSizeRender 3Hero Clash Collectibles –  The only place in Wilkes to play your favorite childhood arcade game, Galaga! Take a walk around and browse through comics, sports cards, action figures and more! Plus! Hero Clash hosts events like Free Comic Book Day, Wrestling autograph signings, and Madden Tournaments. (For info on upcoming events and deals, follow us on Facebook!)



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Liberty Theater – You know that movie that you kinda want to see but you’re not sure it’s worth paying $9 a ticket for? Catch it at the Liberty! All showings are only $4! And on “2 Dollar Tuesday” you can get medium drinks for $2 each and medium popcorn for $2 each.




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Wilkes Art Gallery – Spend a Saturday perusing the art Gallery for free! While you’re there you can purchase some of the hand-made jewelry, pottery and beautiful prints. You can also sign up for one of the many art classes offered and learn how to knit, paint with watercolor, and more!




Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 4.25.24 PMWilkes County Public Library – The library often has local authors come and speak and the kids will love Storytime Tuesdays!



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The Dispensary – This Restaurant and Pub has a great list of beers on tap and often has live music and daily specials.




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Branciforte’s – One of the few places in Wilkes you can enjoy your meal outside on a shaded patio! This is the perfect “date night” spot to enjoy dinner.



Do you have another Downtown North Wilkesboro favorite?