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Grandparents’ Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

NEW! This will be a day of fun and interactive programs meant to be attended by the whole family. Take your grandchildren … or grandparents(!) … and explore nature together! 

3T Mixer Ride at Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters

Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters 7593-B Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to the 3T Mixer Ride, Thursday, May 11th from 10am to 12pm starting from Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters.

3T Demo Day at Valle Crucis Community Park

Valle Crucis Community Park 2892 Broadstone Rd., Banner Elk, NC, United States

Head over to 3T Demo Day, Saturday, May 13th from 10am to 5pm at Valle Crucis Community Park (Herrick Pavilion).

Free Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park Gazebo 1036 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 1pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows.

FREE

Rhododendron Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 2 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities.

National Trails Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a variety of interpretive tables and programming at the Woods Walk on topics such as how to plan a hike, Leave No Trace, essential items needed in a backpack and more.

All-Day Rhododendron Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Celebrate the rhododendron blooms with guided rambles, kids crafts and special displays. See the blossoms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities.

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – Saddlebred

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The Saddlebred classes are loaded with chrome and flash. The atmosphere at a Saddlebred show is electric, with teams shouting encouragement and rooting for their favorites.

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 breakout sessions, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park Gazebo 1036 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 1pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows.

FREE

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Join Grandfather Mountain to celebrate the birthdays of their resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park’s wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

Summer Concert Series: Music in Broyhill Park

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

Head over to Broyhill Park for Live music and a great time. The music plays from 5-7 pm. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers. Free entry and parking at Broyhill Park. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Civic Association. 

Free

Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening

Bolick and Traditions Pottery 4443 Bolick Rd, Lenoir, NC

Annual event at the Bolick & Traditions Pottery studio, about 4 miles south of their gallery shop on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Be present at 10 am to watch them unload the groundhog-style wood kiln.

Free Entry

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America.

Summer Concert Series: Music in Broyhill Park

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

Head over to Broyhill Park for Live music and a great time. The music plays from 5-7 pm. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers. Free entry and parking at Broyhill Park. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Civic Association.

Free

Grandfather by Night at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before!

$50

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park Gazebo 1036 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 1pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows.

FREE

Grandfather by Night at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before!

$50

Grandfather by Night at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before!

$50

Grandfather by Night at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a beautiful sunset, and experience the mountain as never before!

$50

Grandfather by Night at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a beautiful sunset, and experience the mountain as never before!

$50

Summer Concert Series: Music in Broyhill Park

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

Head over to Broyhill Park for Live music and a great time. The music plays from 5-7 pm. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers. Free entry and parking at Broyhill Park. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Civic Association.

Free

Once in a Blue Moon Party at The Blowing Rock Attraction

The Blowing Rock Attraction 432 The Rock Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Celebrate the Blue Moon by enjoying special after-hours admission to The Blowing Rock Attraction, two beverages (beer & wine), and light refreshments. 

$40.00

High Country Climbing Film Screening with the Carolina Climbing Coalition

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

This evening will be focused on the dynamic world of High Country rock climbing. BRAHM will be joined by representatives the Carolina Climbers Coalition and filmmaker Andrew Kornylak to view three of his films about the climbing community.

Free

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! Events are included with admission. It is recommended that those planning to attend purchase their tickets to the park online in advance.

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K

Bistro Roca 143 Wonderland Trail, Blowing Rock, NC

Enjoy the scenic views of the Blue Ridge as you challenge yourself with a climb up Wonderland Trail Road along side other Blue Ridge Conservancy supporters.  Run the 3.1 miles as fast as you can knowing that sticky buns, coffee, and even beer await as you cross the finish line.

Corn Hole Tournament at Speckled Trout Outfitters

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

Head over to the Speckled Trout Outfitters with your team and flex your corn hole muscles. Entry is $40 per team and all proceeds go to the Mayfly Project. The tournament will be from 12-5pm. There will be beer, music, prizes, and discounts!

$40
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Blowing Rock Farmers Market

Blowing Rock Antiques 379 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock Farmers Market is back and at a new location! Thursdays from May 18 to October 2023 from 2-6 PM. The ever beloved flower bouquets will be back along with many new vendors! 

Free Entry

Blowing Rock School Fall Festival

Blowing Rock School 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Head on over to the field next to Blowing Rock Elementary School for their Fall Festival. Bring a blanket and some chairs and get comfy! They will have great food options, carnival games, face painting, silent auctions, and more! 

$5

Fall Color Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

From September 30 through October 8, 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 an admission ticket.

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Embrace your nocturnal side at Grandfather Mountain through Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, the park’s after-hours program where guests enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nighttime residents.

$40

Sugar Mountain Resort’s Oktoberfest

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC

Enjoy a two-day Oktoberfest from 10:00am until 5:00pm in the North Carolina Mountains. The festival features live Bavarian music by the Harbour Towne Fest band, German and American food & beverages, a children’s fun center, hay rides; local & regional craft fair, lift-rides on the Summit Express chairlift, a winter sports shop sale, lodging specials and much, much more.

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park Gazebo 1036 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 1pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows.

FREE

All Day Fall Color Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Grandfather Mountain’s Fall Color Ramble wraps up with a day full of fall-color activities, including naturalist talks and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

High Country Breast Cancer Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Our commitment to helping those in need is the very foundation of why we do what we do. Integrity in all things is a high priority of ours so that we may maintain the trust of our local community. Get ready for the 7th Anniversary 5k Fun Run/Walk! Post your race pictures on the Foundation Facebook page.

$20

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.

Christmas in the Park

Blowing Rock Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

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.

Free

Sunrise at the Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunrise from the top of the mountain. Sunrise is at 7:14 a.m. Nov. 25, 2023, and park gates open at 6:15 a.m.

$40

Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Join App Ski Mountian the first weekend in December for our Anniversary Celebration, where they roll back ticket prices and offer both Saturday & Sunday Day Sessions for only $10!

$10

Holiday Midnight Blast Nights at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers the region’s only late night skiing with special “Midnight Blast” sessions, offered every Friday & Saturday night all season long, with bonus holiday sessions the week after Christmas, Dec 26-31. Note the slopes close at 11:30 on December 31 to prepare for our annual Torchlight show & Fireworks Celebration.

Smith/Dakine Shred for the Cup Rail Jam

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

App Terrain Park will kick off the Signature Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, January 7 with the Rail Jam!

The Shred for the Cup Series is the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle).

Arbor/SPY Shred for the Cup Big Air

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

The second event of ATP’s signature Shred for the Cup Series, the Big Air, is scheduled for Sunday, January 21.

The Shred for the Cup Series is the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle).

USASA Boarder / Skier X at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

The USASA series is back once again in NC on January 27 & 28! This event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a seasoned ripper or beginner, we invite you to come out and experience a well run, super fun, and safe event series this winter.

Oakley / Volcom Shred for the Cup Slopestyle Finals

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

The Shred for the Cup Series is the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle).