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Fragmentary Dimensions: Painting & Sculpture from Chenoweth – Halligan Studios

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Fragments 89, pigments, paper, epoxy, roofing felt on wood panel courtesy of Anvil Arts Studio Abstract Sculpture Exhibition at BRAHM. For more information please visit: https://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/see/fragmentary-dimensions

Free

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 […]

Free

Brother Sam Tate: A Life on Air exhibit

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

Presented in the Alexander Community Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Sam Tate has been a radio DJ for almost 60 years. He began his career at WEAL […]

Free admission

Artists in Residence: ​Susan March Payne & Lonnie Webster

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

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Susan March Payne […]

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Tunes at the Trout – Mondays

The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop 922 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Don't miss live tunes every Monday in June from 6-8 PM Website

No Cover
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Live Music at Chetola- Wednesdays thru Saturdays

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Free live music, Wednesday through Saturday! Performances from local musicians like The Lucky Strikes, Klee Liles, Edward Main, Andy Ferrell and more. Full live music schedule can be found at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Free with admission

Appalachian Summer Festival: Summer Exhibition Celebration

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC

Photo: Jesse & Katy "Transit Candy" Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center for the Visual arts and engage, discover and connect through the arts! The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an […]

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Music on the Lawn Series

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

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 […]

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Live: Charlie Ellis- Fridays & Saturdays

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn.

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Live Music at Town Tavern- Fridays

Town Tavern Blowing Rock 1182 Main St, Blowing Rock

Live music every Friday night.  All live music, karaoke, and special events are free entry unless otherwise noted on restaurant website.  Late shows are inside and early shows are on […]

no cover

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 […]

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Public Guided Tour at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's free guided tours for the public are the best way to learn more about the artworks currently on view at the museum. Tours are led by docents, a team […]

Free

Artists in Residence: Earl Davis & Tim Larson

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

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Earl Davis (paint) […]

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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 […]

North Carolina Outlander Tour by Our State

Inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Our State and AAA Vacations present an Outlander experience from New Bern to Blowing Rock. Meet in Raleigh to be transported to Tryon Palace in New Bern, glean more fascinating […]

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The Red, White, & Bluegrass Jam

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Located at the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, NC every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from April to November. Come to listen or bring your instrument and […]

$5.00

A Gathering on ‘The Ridge’ by Novel Adventures

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself  in a 5 day/4 night "Drums of Autumn" Novel Adventures Experience! They offer exquisite lodging in authentic historical buildings of the 1800’s at […]

BRAHM: Creating ‘Jessie’ with Cantey Tanner and Shelley Crisp

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

Image credit: 'Jessie in front of the Blowing Rock Library.' Courtesy of Cantey Tanner. The presentation will be about the creation of the life size ‘Jessie’ sculpture in front of […]

$8

Appalachian Summer Festival: The Turchin Center’s Faculty Biennial Celebration

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

Jody Servon, Pandemic Lint The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Turchin […]

Free - Registration Required

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

Appalachian Summer Festival: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Valborg Theater, Appalachian State University 480 Howard Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Love Imagery Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets The Tony Awards. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all […]

$15 – $25

Artisan Market at Tanger

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

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a local artisan market held the first Friday and […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Playground (Un monde)

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo: ImagePresse Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Playground (Un monde) In French with English subtitles Belgium, not rated, directed by Laura Wandel, 2021, drama, 72 min In […]

$10

Gallery Show- Bringing the Outdoors In: Lita Gatlin

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Lita Gatlin’s bold and beautiful paintings have been best sellers at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for close to 15 years. Her beautiful palette can be seen adorning the walls […]

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Appalachian Summer Festival: 36th Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

36th Rosen Sculpture Finalists A legacy of artistic excellence The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin […]

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BRAHM: In the Spotlight

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

Image credit: Glenda McDowell, Deacon of the All Souls Cathedral Asheville, NC. Photo by Carrie Turner, 2022. In the Spotlight: How Older Adults in Western North Carolina Serve their Communities […]

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Opening Reception: Bringing the Outdoors In

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for an opening reception for the Bringing the Outdoors In show, Saturday July 9th from 3-6pm. Meet the artist Lita Gatlin and view […]

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Appalachian Summer Festival: esperanza spalding in Concert

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo by Samuel Prather An Appalachian Summer Festival presents five-time Grammy® winner esperanza spalding — American jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer — in a stunning one-night-only performance. Join us for […]

$25 – $40

High Country Jazz Society Concert at The Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: https://today.appstate.edu/2017/12/12/grammys The High Country Jazz Society offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October! This concert will be performed at The Meadowbrook […]

$5 – $25

Appalachian Summer Festival: Eastern Festival Orchestra with Santiago Rodriguez, Piano

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Ben Van Houten GERARD SCHWARZ, conductor Alan Benaroya, Music Director Chair SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, piano Umoja for Orchestra                                       Valerie Coleman Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16                 Edvard Grieg   […]

$20 – $35

Artists in Residence: Zan Thompson & Morgan McCarver

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

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Zan Thompson (paint) […]

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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 […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Belfast

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Belfast In English with English subtitles United Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film […]

$10

BRAHM: App State Presents

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

App State Presents: Examining the ecological impacts of the Civil War and how scholars write history Join App State’s Judkin Browning and Tim Silver for an enlightening discussion about their […]

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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 […]

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