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Meltdown Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Winter isn’t over until we say it is! Join us for one last weekend of end-of-the-season silliness! Cardboard Box Derbies, Terrain Park Events, and our signature Pond Skim / Costume Contest are just part of the fun!

Blowing Rock Easter Egg Hunt

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

We have a HOPPY feeling about our Easter Egg Hunt this year!!

Come join us in Memorial Park on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00AM sharp! There will be three different age groups, so look for the signage in our park:

Free

Linville Gorge Loop Backpacking with Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Speckled Trout Outfitters will be taking backpackers who want to start the season off with a challenge to the Linville Gorge Wilderness to backpack the “Is That All You Got?!” Loop.

$400

Tweetsie Railroad Opening Day

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The familiar "Tweet, tweet!" of Tweetsie Railroad's historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives will be heard throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains once again when Tweetsie opens its doors for the 2024 season. Featuring a family-friendly Wild West Adventure for children of all ages.

Experience the Solar Eclipse at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

A total solar eclipse, one of nature’s most spectacular sights, is coming to North America on April 8. Weather permitting; a partial eclipse will be visible at Grandfather Mountain.

$20

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Rocket Run: Bubble & Fun Run at Davant Field

Davant Field & Rotary Pavilion 245 Clark St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock School is hosting a new annual event with its first-ever Rocket Run on May 24, 2024 from 3 to 6pm at Davant Field. As a start to the summer, the fun-run style event will include a bubble run, food trucks, music, games, bounce houses, a photo booth and more.

Free Entry

Fly Tying Night at the Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head on over to the Speckled Trout Outfitters for a night of tying your own flys! The $25 entry fee covers materials, tools, one drink, and a $25 gift card! 

$25

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Tweetsie Railroad: Day Out With Thomas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

'Pop' on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! The Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is heading to Tweetsie Railroad this June. Enjoy one ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, bubble-themed activities, and a full day at Tweetsie Railroad!

Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

$115 – $140
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Summer Music Series: Music in the Park 2024

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to Broyhill Park (173 Lakeside Dr.) for a free concert! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sounds of local artists in a serene setting. 5-7 pm

Free
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Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Fire Skills Pint Night at The Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Learn how to make a friction fire by bowdrilling, how to make your own bowdrill set, and hone your fire tending skills with hiking guide, Becca. Free event, no registration. 

Free Entry

9th Annual Ducky Regatta

Casting Bread Pantry 194 Aho Rd., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Casting Bread Food Pantry and Cafe is hosting their annual Ducky Regatta. With bounce houses, face painting, local vendors, and a Duckling Race down the New River, it's fun for the whole family!

$5 – $6

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort's Lakeside Tent 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

A night under the stars filled with pop and orchestral music. Firework Finale! 

$70

Fred’s Roubaix Ride with Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters

We will roll at 9am on Saturday, July 20th from the Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Parking is $5 and you can pay at the donation boxes located around the park.

Free

Plein Air Basics at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Monday, July 22, Tuesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 24, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Each Day)

This is a 3-day outdoor painting workshop in the beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina, area.

$349

Blowing Rock Tour of Homes

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church 140 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Save the Date! Tour Blowing Rock's most notable homes and gardens! 

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show. Website

Free Entry

Hawk Watch at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

Junior Naturalist Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Junior Naturalist Program activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome!

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry
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Fall Color Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

From October 5 through 13, guests enjoy short, guided nature walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. The Fall Color Rambles take place daily, weather permitting, and are included in your admission ticket.

Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Visit Grandfather Mountain for a day of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat on the mountain and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Included with admission.