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Imminent Perils: John Beerman exhibit at BRAHM

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

Presented in the Rankin West Gallery. Imminent Perils: To Wonder at Trifles in the Paintings of John Beerman gathers together new works alongside earlier paintings to trace Beerman’s approach to the landscape. John Beerman’s paintings are uncommonly contemporary in their glimpses of natural and built environments. Open March 8th, 2022 - July 31, 2022. Check […]

Free

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
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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!

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

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

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.

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
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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 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

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

Appalachian Theatre: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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

Fifty-five years after its first showing at the App Theatre, Disney’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” a 1968 British musical-fantasy film starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. At a rural English garage, two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, find a car formerly used for racing in Grand Prix in Europe until it crashed and […]

Free
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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: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/k-9s-in-flight-frisbee-dogs

Free with regular admission

Appalachian Theatre: Mary Poppins

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

Disney’s “Mary Poppins” is a 1964 musical fantasy based on P. L. Travers's book series of the same name. The film combines live-action and animation and stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as a nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's […]

Free

BRAHM: F.A.R.M. Cafe: A Decade of Dedication

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

Image credit: F.A.R.M. means family. Photograph by Ashley Warren, 2018. Join us for the world premiere of a documentary celebrating the first 10 years of F.A.R.M. Cafe. The film will be followed by a discussion of F.A.R.M. Cafe's impact on the High Country over the past decade. We will be joined by the film's director […]

$8

Appalachian Theatre: Lady and the Tramp

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

“Lady and the Tramp” is a 1955 animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney featuring the voice of Peggy Lee, among others. It tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady, who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt called Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they […]

Free

BRAHM: Shakere African Instrument Making Workshop

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

Adults, teens, or children accompanied by an adult We will prepare a gourd, paint or etch on the gourd, string the beaded skirt around it and learn one rhythm & song on the instrument. Beads, wooden, ceramic, and pony plastic beads will be used. Other objects like seashells may be woven in -however, if they […]

$75 – $90
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Riders In The Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Come hear America's favorite Cowboys, as this Grammy Award-winning quartet sing and entertain audiences "the Cowboy Way." Performances at Noon and 3:00 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Reservations are not required for the shows. Shows included with regular park admission. For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/riders-in-the-sky

Free with regular admission

BRAHM: The Jagged Path Dance Performance

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

Don't miss an original dance performance choreographed by Laurie Goux. The Jagged Path, dance performance will transform the gallery space into a performance space putting the themes of the Jagged Path exhibition in motion. Featuring performers from around the United States this exciting event will include West African dance, Afro-Caribbean dance, Tap, Clogging, Modern dance, […]

$10

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

BRAHM: Using Technology to Save the Honey Bees

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

Presented by Appalachian State University Don't miss App State’s Rahman Tashakkori for an engaging look at a new beekeeping information system that could help boost U.S. honeybee populations. The system was developed by App State faculty and funded by the UNC System. Hardworking honeybee populations — responsible for a third of the food on Americans’ […]

Free

Appalachian Theatre: Heidi

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

The beloved classic film “Heidi” concludes the inaugural series at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. This 1937 American musical film stars Shirley Temple as the titular eight-year-old Swiss orphan, who is taken from her mountain-dwelling hermit grandfather, Adolph, to live in the wealthy Sesemann household in Frankfurt as a companion to Klara, a sheltered, […]

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Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

A Once-a-Year Event for Railroad Enthusiasts of All Ages! Celebrate the golden age of steam locomotives behind Tweetsie's historic narrow-gauge, steam locomotives. Special attractions for rail fans, plus enjoy all of the Wild West adventure Tweetsie has to offer! For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/railroad-heritage-weekend

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Autumn at Oz

Land Of Oz 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC

Image Credit: www.landofoznc.com "Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!" The Land of Oz theme park opens up to celebrate all things Wizard of Oz on weekends this September. WEBSITE

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

Mining for a Purpose Fundraiser

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine 111 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

100% of money Raised goes directly to cancer patients via the Cancer Patient Emergency Fund at Seby B. Jones Cancer Center in Boone. The money helps the patients with what they need while in treatment so they can focus on getting better, not on financial issues. No Administration fees, no advertising fees- fundraising as it […]

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

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, a live performance by the Valle Crucis Middle School band, German and American food & beverages, a children’s fun center, hay rides; local & regional craft fair, lift-rides on the […]

FREE

Valle Country Fair

Valle Fair Grounds NC 194, Valle Crucis, NC

The annual Valle Country Fair is a sure favorite among locals and visitors. Local food and crafts fill the space, while musicians and demonstrators entertain all day. Admission is free, but bring cash for parking and easy shopping. Tip: If you plan to attend both Valle Country Fair and Woolly Worm Festival on Saturday, arrive […]

Free admission, fees for parking

Woolly Worm Festival

Banner Elk Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, NC

The quirky and light-hearted Woolly Worm Festival is an event that you won’t see anywhere else!  Enjoy traditional festival fare like crafts, plenty of festival food vendors, and live music, plus the Woolly Worm Wace. Bring cash for discounted admission! Parking around town is available and managed by local non-profits raising money- parking rates vary […]

$4.00 – $12

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Join Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation for tons of FREE fun with a full afternoon of spooky activities! From downtown trick-or-treating to the famous Monster March, this is among the best Halloween events for kids of ALL ages. Memorial Park, located right in the middle of downtown, is the center for all the fun!

FREE

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Select evenings in November and December. See park website for dates, TBA soon. Head to the mountains of North Carolina to celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, visit with Santa in his life-size gingerbread house, spin […]

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

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. The festival is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, and is the perfect time to kick off your holiday and Christmas celebrating! Bring […]

FREE

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Main Street 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The best small-town parade you'll find anywhere! Celebrate the Christmas season with us as Main Street hosts a parade of decorated vehicles, dancing, costumes, and more. A 10am start time gets you in the holiday spirit for the rest of the day! No parking along Main Street before the parade ensures good visibility and safety. […]

Free

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Traditions Pottery Studio 4443 Bolick Road, Blowing Rock

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Bolick and Traditions Pottery will host their Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday November 26. The groundhog style wood kiln will be unloaded at 10am on Saturday morning. Guests are encourage to be present at that time to watch the items being taken from the kiln and then make […]

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