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TRANSFORMATION Exhibit at Brahm

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

Guest Curated by Larry Wheeler, Carlos Garcia-Velez, and Allen Thomas. Presented in the Fort Gallery. The photographer is an artist who applies a lens to the world and the contemporary social order. TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation. Open March […]

Day Out With Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock

Day Out with Thomas™ is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities.

Artists in Residence: Evenlight Eagles

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Evenlight Eagles, Leather Artisan. From journals to bracelets to bags and beyond, working under the name “Primavera Leathers,” Evenlight offers items of impeccable leather craftsmanship one can use in everyday life, and yet hold onto […]

Free

Artists in Residence: Cathy Futral

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Cathy Futral, Watercolor & Acrylics. Cathy Futral is an artist who favors watercolor and acrylic mediums, often plein air or working from photographs of extensive travel in the U.S. and abroad. She is an active […]

Free

Artists in Residence: Lauren Waterworth

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Lauren Waterworth, Oils. Lauren Waterworth grew up in Watauga County and has lived in Western North Carolina most of her life. She minored in Studio Art at Appalachian State while pursuing a major in Geology. […]

Free

Doodlebug Club

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

Preschool-age children and a parent/guardian are invited to Doodlebug Club — a fun, educational art program focused on basic art skills (holding your paintbrush, identifying primary colors, etc.).

$8

Music on the Lawn – Fridays June 4-Oct 8

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock

June 4 through October 8, Free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Drinks and snacks available for purchase. See link for performance listings!

FREE

Learn Sumi-e Japanese Painting

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

Join us to celebrate the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by learning Sumi-e, the art of Japanese ink painting.

$65 – $70

Artisan Market at Tanger

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

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a new 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 […]

4th of July Parade

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock

The best small-town holiday parade around! Come early for the parade and enjoy the festive atmosphere in town for the afternoon. *note* Main Street will not have parking available on the morning of the parade, to allow more space and visibility for spectators! Parking will re-open just after the parade's end.

Free

Immersive History: Independence Day Celebration at Hickory Ridge

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

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 […]

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Storytelling Saturday at Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock

Join us at the Dougherty House at Mystery Hill the first Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm for Storytelling Saturday! Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Admission is included in the price of your Mystery Hill ticket, so you can also enjoy the Gravitational Anomaly, museums […]

Free with admission