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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. Admission charged. Website

Day and multi-day tickets available

Concerts in the Garden presented in partnership with BRAHM & Watauga Arts Council

Daniel Boone Native Gardens 651 Horn In The West Dr., Boone, NC, United States

We hope you are ready to dance because Mountain Home Music and BRAHM present Todd Wright Quartet Live in Concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens! The quartet will perform a lively set of classic and contemporary Jazz numbers to get you moving. This will be a fun time for all ages for a summer dance […]

$10 – $15

High Country Breast Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run

This year's event is back in person! Walk your 5K October 22nd and tag HCBCF in your pictures on social media! Registration is $20 and every bit goes to helping those in need who have been affected by breast cancer right here in the High Country! Registration includes a t-shirt. To receive a shirt by […]

$20

Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

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

$10

Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

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

$10

Blowing Rock Holiday Stroll

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join us in Blowing Rock for the Holiday Stroll, a celebration of winter and the Christmas season in December. It’s like a town-wide holiday open house! Shops are open late, many with special deals just for the season!

Free Entry

Red Bull Rail Yard at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Ski is excited to announce Red Bull Rail Yard is coming to App Ski Mtn. on December 10th and 11th. Head out and watch as the best snowboarders in the world put their creativity and skills to the test in an incomparable rail garden!

Appalachian Ski Mountain: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

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

Grab a ski or skate reservation and ring in the new year right. Reserve your spot for the firework show and torchlight skiing! The cafeteria will be serving up delicious breakfast food too!

$59 – $80

Shred for the Cup Rail Jam at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Terrain Park kicks off the Signature Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, January 8 with the Rail Jam!

The Shred for the Cup Series has become 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).

Shred for the Cup Big Air at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

The second event of App Ski’s signature Shred for the Cup Series, the Big Air, is scheduled for Sunday, January 22.

The Shred for the Cup Series has become 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 at Appalachian Ski Mountain once again on January 28 & 29! This event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities.

Shred for the Cup Slopestyle at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

The Shred for the Cup Series has become 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).

President’s Day Family Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Ski has scheduled some family time for you!

Its a four day weekend of family fun at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Online ticket deals, special ice skating sessions, fun food and more will be offered to celebrate the holiday at ASM!

Grandfather Mountain: Sunset at the Swinging Bridge

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head over to Grandfather Mountain and enjoy a mile-high sunset! Sunset at the Swinging Bridge tickets include the entire days admission to the park as well as the sunset event at the Swinging Bridge. 

$24 – $40

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Ladies Park Night at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Terrain Park’s Ladies Park sessions highlight a custom terrain park area with features specifically designed for learning and progression that will be open to ladies only. Trick tip coaches are on hand for the event to offer advice if needed.

Grandfather Mountain: Sunset at the Swinging Bridge

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head over to Grandfather Mountain and enjoy a mile-high sunset! Sunset at the Swinging Bridge tickets include the entire days admission to the park as well as the sunset event at the Swinging Bridge.

$24 – $40
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Appalachian Ski Mountain: Meltdown Games

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

Winter isn't over until App Ski Mountain says it is! Head over to Appalachian Ski Mountain on March 18 & 19 for fun events for the whole family! 

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

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

For over four decades, we've been celebrating the opening of Trout Season with friendly competition and prizes! Prizes for kids and adults, with free entry and participation.

Free Entry

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.

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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

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.