4th of July Parade & Festival

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

The best small-town holiday parade around! Come early for the parade and enjoy the festive atmosphere in town for the afternoon with games and music in Memorial Park! 9AM- Surefire Bluegrass Band 10AM- Parade 11AM- The Cockman Family 12:30PM- Horseshoe Tournament (18+) Prizes Awarded 1PM- Park Games: sack races, egg/spoon relay, water balloon toss, and […]


Appalachian Summer Festival: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

State Farm Road Concert Lot Boone, NC

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen Celebrate Independence Day with us! An Appalachian Summer Festival kicks off its season with an outdoor concert by a country music icon and the Town of Boone’s annual fireworks display! With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones […]


Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Celebrate July 4th with a day of family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, and the High Country’s most spectacular fireworks display. The park will remain open until 9:00 pm and fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Select evenings in November and December. See park website for dates, TBA soon. Head to the mountains of North Carolina to celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, visit with Santa in his life-size gingerbread house, spin […]

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town celebration is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love. Join us for hot chocolate, caroling, and visits with Santa. The festival is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, and is the perfect time to kick off your holiday and Christmas celebrating! Bring […]


Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Main Street 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The best small-town parade you'll find anywhere! Celebrate the Christmas season with us as Main Street hosts a parade of decorated vehicles, dancing, costumes, and more. A 10am start time gets you in the holiday spirit for the rest of the day! No parking along Main Street before the parade ensures good visibility and safety. […]


Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Traditions Pottery Studio 4443 Bolick Road, Blowing Rock

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Bolick and Traditions Pottery will host their Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday November 26. The groundhog style wood kiln will be unloaded at 10am on Saturday morning. Guests are encourage to be present at that time to watch the items being taken from the kiln and then make […]