Created in 1987, the Kinston-Lenoir County Convention & Visitors Bureau/Visit Kinston is a destination marketing organization and the leading authority on travel and tourism in Kinston and Lenoir County. In recent years, Visit Kinston’s primary objective is to boost the economy. Visit Kinston is a driving force making Kinston and Lenoir County a tourist destination!

Visit Kinston isn’t just for those who are visiting, but for those who are staying and living in the area. The Visit Kinston staff provides residents with information that may assist them in planning weddings, reunions, events or even just a night on the town. Our staff is ready to assist area residents when guests are visiting from out of town by providing sample itineraries, private tours, dining and lodging information. Visit Kinston resources provide a one-stop planning guide for general reference, restaurants, shopping, attractions and events.

The calendar of events allows residents and visitors to see what’s happening in Kinston and Lenoir County on any given day. Let us help you!

“We are dedicated to making Kinston and Lenoir County a tourist destination that will continue to grow for years to come!”
-Jan Parson, Visit Kinston Executive Director

Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism Development Authority

118 W North Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Media Inquiries

For media requests, please contact:
Jan Parson, Executive Director
P: (252) 523-2500

Our Staff

Jan Parson, Executive Director

Board Meetings

In accordance with Public Policy 143-318.12
Public notice of official meetings

Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism Development Authority
2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at The Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism Development Authority Office located at 118 W North Street, Kinston, NC 28501 on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm.

October 27, 2020

November 24, 2020

December 22, 2020 (Time and Location TBD)

January 26, 2021

February 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

April 27, 2021

May 25, 2021

June 22, 2021 – Budget Hearing, 1:50 PM and Meeting 2:00 PM

July 27, 2021

August 24, 2021

September 28, 2021

October 26, 2021

November 23, 2021

December 21, 2021 (3rd Tuesday, Time and Location TBD)

January 25, 2022

February 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

April 26, 2022

May 24, 2022

June 28, 2022 – Budget Hearing 1:50 PM and Meeting 2:00 PM