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Living History Event: High Country Summer Rendezvous at Hickory Ridge

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

Learn what crafts and activities settlers in the North Carolina Backcountry would have been doing during the summer months. See craft demonstrations such as spinning and weaving. Try period food and drinks prepared in the same fashion as the settlers of the 1700s.

$5 – $12

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

Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock

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.

Immersive History: British Occupation of Hickory Ridge

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

Witness as Hickory Ridge is transformed into a settlement under the occupation of the British Army in 1781. See how citizens reacted to having an army literally on their door steps. See how they would fight back without the British knowing. Also see how the British Army treated their subjects after their defeats at Kings […]

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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

Riders In The Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock

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.

Free with regular admission

Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock

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!