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Contra Dance at the American Legion

Band: Down the Hall 

Caller: Roberta Kogut 
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

$10

Not Your Average Cat: An Overview of the Creative Genius of Dr. Seuss at BRAHM

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

In his twentieth-century career spanning just under 70 years, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) created an immense, fantastical imaginarium of visual and verbal work that included advertisements; films; political cartoons; and books ranging from innovative & groundbreaking primers to subversively satirical fables.

$8

Children’s Storytime at The Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Blowing Rock Community Library offers Children's Storytime the first Saturday of the month at 11 am. Volunteers read to children aged 2-8 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. Call (828) 295-7000 for more information.

Free

“A Tapestry of Our Roots” at BRAHM

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

Join us for a special discussion of the exhibition A Tapestry of Our Roots with representatives from Q’Pasa Appalachia and Immigrant Connection of the High Country.

Registration Required

Town Birthday Party

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

Head over to the American Legion and celebrate Blowing Rock's 135th birthday! The public is invited so bring your friends too! There will be birthday cake, and a historical video on Blowing Rock. 

Free

Meltdown Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Winter isn’t over until we say it is! Join us for one last weekend of end-of-the-season silliness! Cardboard Box Derbies, Terrain Park Events, and our signature Pond Skim / Costume Contest are just part of the fun!

Socks in the Frying Pan at The App Theatre

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

This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including ‘New Band of the Year’ by the Irish Music Association.

$25

Blowing Rock Easter Egg Hunt

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

We have a HOPPY feeling about our Easter Egg Hunt this year!!

Come join us in Memorial Park on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00AM sharp! There will be three different age groups, so look for the signage in our park:

Free

One For the Foxes at The App Theatre

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

 Dave Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair & Joanna Hyde form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio that presents a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music, having already won over audiences on both sides of the ocean.

$18

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

Tweetsie Railroad Opening Day

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The familiar "Tweet, tweet!" of Tweetsie Railroad's historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives will be heard throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains once again when Tweetsie opens its doors for the 2024 season. Featuring a family-friendly Wild West Adventure for children of all ages.

Experience the Solar Eclipse at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

A total solar eclipse, one of nature’s most spectacular sights, is coming to North America on April 8. Weather permitting; a partial eclipse will be visible at Grandfather Mountain.

$20

The Spice & Tea Exchange Celebrates 10 Years!

The Spice & Tea Exchange 1087 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Spice & Tea Exchange has been open in Blowing Rock for 10 years! To celebrate this Anniversary they will be hosting a 10% off everything in the store sale (excluding sale items)

Free Entry

Night of Jazz at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Performances by: the Watauga High School Jazz Band, Watauga Community Bands Swing Set Jazz and Appalachian State University's Jazz Ensembles I and II.

$10

The Del McCoury Band at The App Theatre

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

Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link.

$35 – $42

Contra Dance at the American Legion Hall

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

No partner or experience required. Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes and dress in layers. New dancers are always welcome. We have a New Dancers' Workshop before each dance. 

$8 – $10

High Country Jazz Society Presents: Brazilian Romance

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

Brazilian Romance: Brazilian Music from Antonio Jobim and beyond

Sunday, May 12, 2024 - Starting at 5PM / Doors open at 4:30PM

$25

Blowing Rock Library Association – Spring Social!

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Explore Blowing Rock's historic library and learn about summer programs and volunteer opportunities.  Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. 

Free

Art in the Park

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

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 Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

Rocket Run: Bubble & Fun Run at Davant Field

Davant Field & Rotary Pavilion 245 Clark St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock School is hosting a new annual event with its first-ever Rocket Run on May 24, 2024 from 3 to 6pm at Davant Field. As a start to the summer, the fun-run style event will include a bubble run, food trucks, music, games, bounce houses, a photo booth and more.

Free Entry
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Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

An Evening of Laughter and Intimate Magic Entertainment with Lyndy Phillips The Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor is not just a 75 minute magic show; it's an immersive experience that engages all the senses.

$25

Fairy Hair Flare Pop Up at The Funky Tulip

The Funky Tulip 1128 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Need a little added sparkle in your life? Fair Hair Flare is here to do just that. Add a little sparkle to your hair with options for every budget. Appointments are appreciated, but walk ups will be welcome as well! 

$20 – $60

Skip Sickler at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Photography has been a natural companion to Skip’s love of nature. It’s been over 50 years since Skip received his first 35 mm camera.

Free Entry

Morgan McCarver at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Morgan works in porcelain to create beautiful delicate and intricate functional and decorative art. Come enjoy Morgan’s work from May 27 through June 2 at Edgewood  Cottage in Blowing Rock.  

Free Entry

Memorial Day Ceremony at Boone Mall

Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC

The High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will conduct the 16th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at the Boone Mall.

Free

Mipso at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Mipso formed in 2012 as an excuse to play together between classes in Chapel Hill.

$26

Zoe & Cloyd and The Foreign Landers at The Appalachian Theatre

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

The innovative “klezgrass” music of Zoe & Cloyd springs from the rich traditions and complementary styles of fiddler/vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist John Cloyd Miller.

$28
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Grandfather by Night – Less Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

$50

Children’s Story Time at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

11:00 -12:00  Children's Storytime at the library.  For more information please visit the library's website, www.blowingrocklibrary.com

Free

Waitsel Smith at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Waitsel is a visual artist living in Lenoir with almost 50 years’ experience painting the people and places of North Carolina. Working in oil and watercolor, he is considered a master landscape, portrait, and figure painter.

Free Entry

Kathryn Regel at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

A unique combination of colored pencil drawing and collage, Kathryn is inspired by old photos and genealogy.  Her latest work incorporates graphite pencil and collage and is based on old Savannah houses that can be intriguing, unsettling and comforting all at the same time.

Free Entry

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.

$10

Scatting: From Ella Fitzgerald to Jazzmeia Horn at BRAHM

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

Todd Wright, Appalachian State University Jazz Area Coordinator, will take us on a musical journey all about scatting or scat singing. In scat singing, the singer improvises melodies and rhythms using the voice solely as an instrument rather than a speaking medium.

$8

Contra Dance at the American Legion Hall

American Legion Hall Wallingford Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

No partner or experience required. Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes and dress in layers. New dancers are always welcome. We have a New Dancers’ Workshop before each dance.

$8 – $10

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head to Grandfather to celebrate the birthdays of our 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.

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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! Thursdays from May 16 through October 2024 from 2-6 PM. The ever beloved flower bouquets will be back along with many new vendors!

Free Entry
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Summer Music Series: Music in the Park 2024

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

Head over to Broyhill Park (173 Lakeside Dr.) for a free concert! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sounds of local artists in a serene setting. 5-7 pm

Free
Recurring

Music on the Lawn at the Inn at Ragged Gardens

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

“Music on the Lawn” at The Inn at Ragged Gardens has become a much beloved outdoor concert series. Held each Friday from May through September (weather permitting), the event draws locals and visitors alike.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

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

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 Entry
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Tweetsie Railroad: Day Out With Thomas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

'Pop' on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! The Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is heading to Tweetsie Railroad this June. Enjoy one ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, bubble-themed activities, and a full day at Tweetsie Railroad!

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE