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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. 

no cover
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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,

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Live: Charlie Ellis & Company – 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.

FREE
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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 the website link below.

Free admission

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

Maura Shawn Scanlin at The App Theatre

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

Boone native and now Boston-based fiddle player and songwriter Maura Shawn Scanlin is gaining notoriety among the Celtic and Acoustic music scenes across the country.

$24.50

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

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

Cork & Canvas at BRAHM

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

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Konstantin Gorbatov's A Winter's Day. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. A trained instructor will lead you step-by-step.

$50

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

Cork & Canvas at BRAHM

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

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Konstantin Gorbatov's A Winter's Day. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. A trained instructor will lead you step-by-step.

$50

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

Blowing Rock WinterFest Beer Garden

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for the Annual WinterFest Beer Garden! This year’s event will feature fantastic local breweries from all around. WinterFest’s motto is “Don’t Hibernate, Celebrate!” and that’s precisely what we’ll be doing at the WinterFest Beer Garden. Join us at the Meadowbrok Inn in the Four Seasons Ball Room to sample the special selections of beer from our Local Breweries.

$35.00

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 Wine Tasting & Auction

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Experience an exceptional selection of international and NC wines! The tasting begins at 3 pm on Saturday; auction immediately follows at 5 pm. Register for the auction as wine will be only one of the many types of items on the bidding block, vacation packages, and lots more!

$35.00
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Jazz at WinterFest at The Green Park Inn

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Jazz at WinterFest is back! Get ready for an evening of Jazz at the Historic Green Park Inn. Start the evening by relaxing to the sounds of Charlie Ellis and Company playing in our lobby from 4:00pm to 6:30pm (no charge).  Then dine with us in the Chestnut Grille where the Todd Wright quartet will start at 6:30 pm.

$39.95

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

Girls Go Shred Ladies Night at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Join Girls Go Shred for their first Ladies Park Night of the season on Saturday, February 3rd from 7pm-9pm at Appalachian Ski Mountain! Admission to the event is free with the purchase of a lift ticket and open to women of all ages and abilities, both snowboarders and skiers.

Alice Gerrard & Friends

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

Old-time and bluegrass musician Alice Gerrard has championed traditional music for close to 60 years. Beginning with her trailblazing early duo recordings with Appalachian singer and activist Hazel Dickens, the 89-year-old’s Gerrard channels many modes of creative expression pulled from her unmatched archive of inspiration.

$15

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).

Gangstagrass at The App Theatre

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

“There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their playlists than you think,” says Gangstagrass Mastermind Rench, who had previously made a name for himself as an in-demand Brooklyn country and hip-hop producer and singer/songwriter. He should know – he’s toured the country and abroad with a band of bluegrass pickers and hip-hop MCs to the delight of standing-room crowds everywhere.

$25

Western Peidmont Symphony at Schaefer Performing Arts Center

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

One of classical music’s most spellbinding and immersive experiences, Carmina Burana is an epic, captivating choral masterpiece. A massive orchestra and huge chorus join forces for Carl Orff’s infamous ode to love, drink, and living life to the fullest. Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture” opens the concert.

$28

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Storie Street Grille

Storie Street Grille 1167 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to Storie Street Grille for a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner. It falls on a Wine Wednesday as well so it's half priced wine bottles. 

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Timberlake’s

Timberlake's Restaurant 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to Timberlake's at Chetola for a romantic dinner for two. Don't forget to make reservations as space is limited. 

Making Paper Dahlias at BRAHM

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

Learn to create your own extra large paper dahlias in a relaxed atmosphere. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including paper, scissors, glue and aprons, are provided. A trained instructor will lead you step-by-step.

$45 – $50

Urban Bush Women – 40th Anniversary at Schaefer Center

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

In honor of Urban Bush Women’s 40th Anniversary, Legacy + Lineage + Liberation celebrates the power of Women(+) in an evening of new and classic works that transcend genres and amplify the voices of Women(+) of color.

$28

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
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Mindfulness & Meditation at BRAHM

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

Make time for yourself on Wednesday evenings for a weekly mindfulness and meditation Group. The gatherings will explore meditation, mindfulness and consciousness. Combining years of meditation practice experience with his lifelong passion of living in service to others, Eric DeVere will be guiding the weekly meditation group.

Registration Required
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Charity Chef’s Night at Storie Street Grille

Storie Street Grille 1167 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to Storie Street Grille on Thursdays in February for a delicious menu. 10% of the proceeds from 4:30 - 8:30 pm will go to support High Country Caregivers.

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at The App Theatre

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

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience- For over 40 years, two-time GRAMMY award winning, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, Terrance Simien, has been shattering the myths and often misinformation, about what his traditional Zydeco roots music is – and is not.

$25

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Save the date, Blowing Rock J. McLaughlin will be hosting a sip and shop benefiting High Country Caregivers. 15% of its proceeds on February 23rd Friday 12- 5pm for High Country Caregivers.

Free Entry

BooneDocs Film Festival at The App Theatre

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

The 3rd Annual BooneDocs Film Fest presents a series of short form documentary films that share and celebrate life in Appalachia. This program will include the full slate of documentaries, filmmaker Q&A, and on-stage award presentations for "Judges' Choice" and "People's Choice" at the conclusion.

$12

Tanawha Trail Thru-Hike with Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Experience the Tanawha Trail through a guided hike. Speckled Trout Outifitters is offering the opportunity to hike this trail with an experienced guide

$35

Girls Go Shred Ladies Park Night at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Join Girls Go Shred for their final Ladies Park Night of the season on Saturday, February 24 from 7pm-9pm at Appalachian Ski Mountain! Admission to the event is free with the purchase of a lift ticket and open to women of all ages and abilities, both snowboarders and skiers.

Menu Premier Dinner at The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper 3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC

The next menu premier takes us to the town of Hamelin Germany.  The town is best known for the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin made famous by The Brothers Grimm.  The Gamekeeper chose this region not only because of its beauty but it is also the hometown of a special friend of the restaurant. 

$125.00