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Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance exhibit

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

Presented in the Fort Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Musem. This exhibit will illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections from the 17th through 21st centuries, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the Middle Passage have helped create […]

Free admission

Blowing Rock Frameworks Gallery Show- Plein Air Masters

Our plein air players set the stage for June, and will show off their incredible mastery of the impressionist technique of painting outdoors. Look for the series of plein air painting demonstrations- each artist will be painting at Bass Lake during the weeks leading up to the show opening! Jeremy Sams, Kyle Buckland, and Robin […]

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Grandfather Glows: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

For the first time ever, Grandfather Mountain will open in the evenings to showcase their newly discovered Synchronous Fireflies. They will be showcasing these natural and mesmerizing light shows for only a few days this summer. Tickets go on sale May 23rd, and the dates for viewing are June 26, 29 and July 1. Tickets […]

$35 – $60

Artists in Residence: ​Susan March Payne & Lonnie Webster

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Susan March Payne (fiber & paint) and Lonnie Webster (photography) work by Susan March Payne   work by Lonnie Webster

Free
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Tunes at the Trout – Mondays

The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop 922 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Don't miss live tunes every Monday in June from 6-8 PM Website

No Cover
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Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays

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

Thursdays, May 19-Sept 29!  The Blowing Rock Farmer's Market is a mid week event for local vendors to showcase their products. Find an assortment of fresh produce, baked goods, and more set along Park Avenue from 3pm to 6pm. The Blowing Rock Farmers Market also serves as a High Country Food Hub pick-up location!

Movies at the Museum – Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture present Resilience

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

After the film, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and the NC Association of County Commissioners will hold a panel discussion about the film and the importance of resilience strategies for our communities. Website

$8

July 4th Block Party & Weekend Celebration at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

The weekend event will feature four days of sidewalk sales, live entertainment on center stage, courtyard firepit and games, kids chalk art, hometown hero meet & greet, and Mookies Kettle Korn!! Enjoy extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores from Friday, July 1st - Monday, July 4th as you celebrate and salute the red, white and blue! […]

Free Entry
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Mystery Hill: Tales at the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us at the Dougherty House at Mystery Hill every Friday for Tales at the Hill! Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Most of these events will feature live music and an actual historian, Professor Carson. Professor Carson and the Storytellers here at Mystery Hill share tales […]

Free with admission

Appalachian Summer Festival: Summer Exhibition Celebration

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC

Photo: Jesse & Katy "Transit Candy" Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center for the Visual arts and engage, discover and connect through the arts! The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy live music and refreshments and spend time with fellow arts patrons while exploring one of the […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

$25

Artists in Residence: Earl Davis & Tim Larson

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Earl Davis (paint) & Tim Larson (epoxy wood furniture)

Free

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.

North Carolina Outlander Tour by Our State

Inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Our State and AAA Vacations present an Outlander experience from New Bern to Blowing Rock. Meet in Raleigh to be transported to Tryon Palace in New Bern, glean more fascinating history from the New Bern area, then head west for additional Outlander-themed adventures. Trip dates are July 5-10, 2022. Website

Appalachian Summer Festival: Maeve Gilchrist featuring Aizuri Quartet & Kyle Sanna: The Harpweaver

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Shervin Lainez A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone Maeve Gilchrist (harp, vocals) Kyle Sanna (guitar) Aizuri Quartet Emma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, Violins Ayane Kozasa, Viola Karen Ouzounian, Cello Harpist and composer Maeve Gilchrist’s new offering The Harpweaver plays on the idea of artistic nostalgia. When we can’t be with those that […]

$30

A Gathering on ‘The Ridge’ by Novel Adventures

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself  in a 5 day/4 night "Drums of Autumn" Novel Adventures Experience! They offer exquisite lodging in authentic historical buildings of the 1800’s at The Mast Farm Inn, all meals prepared by private gourmet chefs in fresh farm-to-table fashion, hikes (low impact degree of difficulty included), ziplining/ropes course(optional), whisky […]

BRAHM: Creating ‘Jessie’ with Cantey Tanner and Shelley Crisp

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

Image credit: 'Jessie in front of the Blowing Rock Library.' Courtesy of Cantey Tanner. The presentation will be about the creation of the life size ‘Jessie’ sculpture in front of the Blowing Rock Community Library. Cantey will demonstrate the process of sculpting, molding and casting this sculpture and describe the what led her to become […]

$8

Appalachian Summer Festival: The Turchin Center’s Faculty Biennial Celebration

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

Jody Servon, Pandemic Lint The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Turchin Center Curator Mary Anne Redding moderates a panel discussion with Appalachian State University Art Department faculty members featured in the current biennial exhibition, which will […]

Free - Registration Required

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

Appalachian Summer Festival: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Valborg Theater, Appalachian State University 480 Howard Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Love Imagery Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets The Tony Awards. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” Broadway’s Next […]

$15 – $25

Artisan Market at Tanger

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a local artisan market held the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Located in the central courtyard surrounded by fun games, fire pit and lawn, Tanger's Handcrafted Art Walk will feature several of […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Playground (Un monde)

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo: ImagePresse Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Playground (Un monde) In French with English subtitles Belgium, not rated, directed by Laura Wandel, 2021, drama, 72 min In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child’s-eye-view as an obstacle course of degradation and […]

$10

Gallery Show- Bringing the Outdoors In: Lita Gatlin

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Lita Gatlin’s bold and beautiful paintings have been best sellers at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for close to 15 years. Her beautiful palette can be seen adorning the walls of many homes all over Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and all over the country. Her paintings capture the rich color the natural world has to […]

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Appalachian Summer Festival: 36th Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

36th Rosen Sculpture Finalists A legacy of artistic excellence The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen Competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American […]

Free

BRAHM: In the Spotlight

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

Image credit: Glenda McDowell, Deacon of the All Souls Cathedral Asheville, NC. Photo by Carrie Turner, 2022. In the Spotlight: How Older Adults in Western North Carolina Serve their Communities Join us to celebrate the stories of service from people who are 50+ in our community. We will meet in the Museum’s main lobby at […]

Free

Opening Reception: Bringing the Outdoors In

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for an opening reception for the Bringing the Outdoors In show, Saturday July 9th from 3-6pm. Meet the artist Lita Gatlin and view her work while enjoying complimentary libations and hors d’oeuvres. Lita Gatlin’s bold and beautiful paintings have been best sellers at the gallery for close to […]

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A Ceilidh on “Fraser’s Ridge” by Novel Adventures

Novel Adventures® annual 'Celidh on Fraser's Ridge' returns to The Mast Farm Inn July 9, 2022 with special guest Richard Rankin! All tickets entitle you to enjoy an authentic North Carolina pig roast with all the fixin's (including a delectable dessert!), private acoustic concert by the ah-mazing SYR Celtic folk band, cherry bounce, bonfires, and photo/autograph […]

Appalachian Summer Festival: esperanza spalding in Concert

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo by Samuel Prather An Appalachian Summer Festival presents five-time Grammy® winner esperanza spalding — American jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer — in a stunning one-night-only performance. Join us for an unforgettable night of musical exploration. spalding took home her fifth career Grammy at this year’s 64th Annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022, winning Best […]

$25 – $40

Appalachian Summer Festival: Eastern Festival Orchestra with Santiago Rodriguez, Piano

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Ben Van Houten GERARD SCHWARZ, conductor Alan Benaroya, Music Director Chair SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, piano Umoja for Orchestra                                       Valerie Coleman Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16                 Edvard Grieg      Allegro molto moderato      Adagio      Allegro moderato molto e marcato           Santiago Rodriguez, piano Symphony No. 4 in […]

$20 – $35

Artists in Residence: Zan Thompson & Morgan McCarver

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Zan Thompson (paint) & Morgan McCarver (ceramics)

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Monday Night Concert Series

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

The Monday Night Concert Series began as a spin off of the Farm House Inn and Restaurant that was located in Blowing Rock from the 1950's until 1997. The mission of the Monday Night Concert Series is to support rising talent and to share a variety of music with residents and visitors to the town […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players: Together at the Table

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone The Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players invite you to a feast of music to share tastes of cuisine, tradition and home. Conducted by Dr. Régulo Stabilito, the chamber orchestra concert opens with La Revue De Cuisine (The Kitchen Revue) by Bohuslav Martinů, a jazz-influenced ballet […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: Belfast

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Belfast In English with English subtitles United Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Surrounded […]

$10

BRAHM: App State Presents

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

App State Presents: Examining the ecological impacts of the Civil War and how scholars write history Join App State’s Judkin Browning and Tim Silver for an enlightening discussion about their new book, An Environmental History of the Civil War — a fresh look at the most written about event in American history. Browning and Silver […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Meet the Film Curator: Featuring Dale Pollock, curator for the Weicholz Global Film Series

Turchin Center Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dale Pollock is a renowned film critic, movie producer and film professor who served as Dean and taught in the celebrated film school at UNC School of the Arts, where he is now […]

Free

Appalachian Theatre: Dumbo

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

“Dumbo” is a 1941 American animated fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The main character is Jumbo Jr., an elephant who is cruelly nicknamed Dumbo, as in "dumb." He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, […]

Free

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

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

Appalachian Summer Festival: Renee Elise Goldsberry

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo by Robert Cummerow A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties, and Appalachian Home Care LLC. Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award-winning performances both on Broadway and the screen. […]

$25 – $50

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 3pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows. All concerts are free of charge! Please join us in supporting local causes: This year’s concert series is a food drive for the […]

FREE

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

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

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

Artists in Residence: Theresa Gloster

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Theresa Gloster (paint)

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Imani Winds

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Shervin Lainez A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the twice Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: When Pomegranates Howl

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents When Pomegranates Howl In Pashto/Farsi with English subtitles Australia/Afghanistan/The Netherlands, Iran, not rated, directed by Granaz Moussavi, 2021, drama, 83 minutes Nine-year-old Hewad peddles food and amulets tackling dangers of daily street life during an ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following an explosion, he is photographed amongst other […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Film Screening: DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment. In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage in Boone, NC. The heavily spliced […]

Free

Blowing Rock Tour of Homes

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

The 2022 Tour of Homes will be on Friday, July 22. Tickets available from St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. The tour will include entrance to several beautiful Blowing Rock homes. Transportation will be provided. Walking to the homes will be an option for guests. The tour begins at 9:00, the last tickets will […]

$30

Symphony by the Lake

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola will return on Friday, July 22, 2022! Tickets are now limited, so get yours before they sell out. General admission tickets and tent packages available from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce- on sale starting April 1, 2022.

K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Your family won't want to miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. First-come, first-served reduced capacity seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission. For tickets or more information please visit: […]

Free with regular admission