Immersive History: Independence Day Celebration at Hickory Ridge

Hickory Ridge History Museum 591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC

Celebrate Independence Day at Hickory Ridge! See a North Carolina Continental Line encampment where you can join the 1st North Carolina Regiment under the command of Colonel James Moore. See period weapons demonstrations as well as demonstrations of different skills and crafts from the colonial period. On Sunday afternoon witness a reading of the Declaration […]


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.