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Tweetsie Railroad: Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Tweetsie Christmas offers holiday activities the whole family will love, including a 20-minute nighttime train ride in an open-air car behind one of the park's historic steam locomotives on a three-mile route lined with over 1 million Christmas lights,

New Year’s Sunrise at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Ring in an epic New Year on Monday, Jan. 1, with the first sunrise of 2024 — atop Grandfather Mountain. This special event will provide guests with the rare opportunity to visit the mountain outside of regular operating hours and on a holiday.

$50

Smith/Dakine Shred for the Cup Rail Jam

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

App Terrain Park will kick off the Signature Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, January 7 with the Rail Jam!

The Shred for the Cup Series is 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).

Dan Tyminski Band

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

Throughout his 30+ year career, Dan Tyminski has left his mark in every corner of modern music. Tyminski’s voice famously accompanies George Clooney’s performance of the Stanley Brothers’ Classic song, “I’m A Man of Constant Sorrow,” in the film, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou

$32

Contra Dance at the American Legion

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

Band: Laurie Fisher and Steve Trisem playing

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

$10

Arbor/SPY Shred for the Cup Big Air

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

The second event of ATP’s signature Shred for the Cup Series, the Big Air, is scheduled for Sunday, January 21.

The Shred for the Cup Series is 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).

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Celebrate the fun side of winter in Blowing Rock! Enjoy signature events like the Ice Sculpture Stroll, WinterFest Beer Garden, the Chili Challenge, and more! See details at the official website: blowingrockwinterfest.com

Free Paleo Putt-Putt at Doc’s Rocks

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

For some extra WinterFest fun, head over to Doc's Rocks and enjoy a free round of mini golf with any activity purchase. 

Free with activity purchase

Exhibit: HIGHLIGHTS – Selections from BRAHM’s Permanent Collection

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

BRAHM stewards a growing Permanent Collection of over 800 objects. Museums build collections for a variety of reasons: preserving artworks and other objects of historical importance for future generations; cataloging, documenting, and researching said objects; and displaying and interpreting the collection for the public through exhibitions, publications, and other educational programs.

Free Entry

WinterFest Square Dance at BRAHM

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

Warm up this Winterfest with a community square dance at BRAHM!

The dance will take place in the Wilson Education Center from 6 - 8 pm. No experience necessary, there will be a lesson from 6-6:30. Dancers of all levels are invited to attend.

Free Entry

Bacon Cooker Demonstrations for WinterFest at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Bolick & Traditions Pottery (Main St.) 1155 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Want to get your bacon crispy withouth pulling out the skillet? Look no further because Bolick & Traditions Pottery has got you covered. With their microwavable bacon cooker, you can cook your bacon deliciously crispy every time. They will be showcasing their bacon cooker during WinterFest and giving out samples to show how excellent the bacon comes out. 

Free

USASA Boarder / Skier X at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

The USASA series is back once again in NC on January 27 & 28! This event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a seasoned ripper or beginner, we invite you to come out and experience a well run, super fun, and safe event series this winter.

Blowing Rock WinterFest Polar Bear Plunge

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

The Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Chetola Resort every year. The brave of heart dress up and plunge into the lake to support the charity of their choice. It is free entry to watch and costs $35.00 to plunge.

$35.00

Blowing Rock WinterFest Rotary Chilly Chili Challenge

Blowing Rock School 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

This year the Rotary Chilly Chili Challenge is taking place at the Blowing Rock School Gym! Participating restaurants will be serving their special chili on Saturday, January 27th and donating a portion of the proceeds to local nonprofits!

$10.00

WFDD 2023 Photo of the Year at BRAHM

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

Join BRAHM for a reception for this year’s WFDD Photo of the Year competition. This will be the final day of voting for your favorite so make sure to stop by for an afternoon of photography and fellowship.

Free Entry

Blowing Rock WinterFest Pancake Breakfast

Blowing Rock School 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Do not miss your chance to grab some delicious pancakes at the WinterFest Pancake Breakfast! The event will be inside the Blowing Rock School (Cafeteria) on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The pancakes will be available from 8 am – 10am.

$12

Blowing Rock WinterFest Winter Paws Dog Show

Blowing Rock School 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Get out of the dog house and join us for the WinterPaws Dog Show on Sunday, January 28 from 1:00-3:00. Show off your four-legged best friend or just come to see the cutest dogs around!

$5

Oakley / Volcom Shred for the Cup Slopestyle Finals

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

The Shred for the Cup Series is 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).

Exhibit: Pulp & Bind – Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia at BRAHM

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

Pulp & Bind brings together 18 artists working across the diffuse region of Southern Appalachia who are deeply engaged with the mediums of paper and book as a form and a concept.

FREE

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

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