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Cork & Canvas: Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows 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 Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Crows.” Each participant goes home with a finished work of art.

$50

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

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

Fly Tying Night at the Speckled Trout Outfitters

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

Head on over to the Speckled Trout Outfitters for a night of tying your own flys! The $25 entry fee covers materials, tools, one drink, and a $25 gift card! 

$25

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

The Cat Behind the Hat: Dr. Seuss at BRAHM

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

Join Docent Sam I Am Reep (and two very special guests) as we discover the wonderful world of of Dr. Seuss. From his beloved children’s books to the secret artwork that was kept hidden until after his death, our tour will uncover the “Cat Behind the Hat.” You won’t want to miss it!

Registration Required

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

Jan Karon’s Mitford Museum Discussion at BRAHM

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

In 2021, #1 NYTimes bestselling author Jan Karon launched a nonprofit museum in her hometown of Hudson, NC, with a mission to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community.

$8

Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

$115 – $140

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

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to J. McLaughlin and enjoy sips and light bites with 15% of the proceeds benefitting the BRAHM Gala! From 11am-5pm on June 7th the proceeds will benefit BRAHM Gala.

Free Entry

Brubeck Brother’s Quartet at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives.  Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago.

$38

Studio Saturdays: Basquiat Mixed-Media Portraits at BRAHM

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

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to join us at BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists.

Registration Required

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

Jazzmeia Horn at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Ms. Horn graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which was attended by other great artists such as Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, and Erykah Badu. In 2009, she enrolled at The School of Jazz at The New School in New York City.

$42

Jazz Brunch at The Green Park Inn

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Enjoy a delicious brunch meal and listen to the smooth Jazz tones of the Todd Wright Quartet. All entrees are served with a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa. 

Call the Green Park Inn for reservations at (828) 414-9230.

ZIAD at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Tenor saxophonist based in Charlotte, NC has recorded with national artists including, The Godfather of Soul James Brown, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Recording Artist "John P. Kee"​, Chart Topping Gospel Recording Artist "Donald Lawrence and the Tri– City Singers"​, Giant Warner Recording Artists "Company"​, the "Impressions" and many more. 

$25

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.

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

Pat Cheshire at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Pat is a photographer who loves the out-of-doors and is passionate about preserving history through pictures.  Pat’s interest in photography started in high school and eventually he developed and printed his own work. 

Free Entry

Amalia Yosefa at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Like so many of us, Amalia is inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, Amalia translates that inspiration into beautiful oil, acrylic and watercolor art, calling upon her lifelong passion for the subtleties of light and nature.

Free Entry

Monday Night Concert in Broyhill Park

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

A special June Concert in the Park with Haze & Dacey! Free and open to the public, bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Free

Fire Skills Pint Night at The Speckled Trout Outfitters

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

Learn how to make a friction fire by bowdrilling, how to make your own bowdrill set, and hone your fire tending skills with hiking guide, Becca. Free event, no registration. 

Free Entry

Cork & Canvas: “The West Wind” 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 Tom Thomson’s "The West Wind." Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided.

$50

BRAHM 2024 Summer Luncheon with Susanna Salk

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

Save the date! BRAHM's Summer Luncheon is set for June 21st, 2024 with guest speaker Susanna Salk. A renowned design author, Salk also hosts an acclaimed video series, "At Home With" via her Youtube channel. 

$125.00

9th Annual Ducky Regatta

Casting Bread Pantry 194 Aho Rd., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Casting Bread Food Pantry and Cafe is hosting their annual Ducky Regatta. With bounce houses, face painting, local vendors, and a Duckling Race down the New River, it's fun for the whole family!

$5 – $6

Theresa Gloster at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Theresa is a storyteller. She tells stories of her childhood and of the world around her using oil and acrylic on canvas, tin, and even once an ironing board.

Free Entry

Pat Miller at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Come enjoy Pat’s free-form designs including memory quilts and wall hangings made from t-shirts, men’s shirts and even dog costumes. Pat is at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock from June 24 through June 30.

Free Entry

Meet the Author: Katherine Snow Smith at Blowing Rock Community Library

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

Meet the Author- Katherine Snow Smith, Stepping on a Blender.  Smith presents her novel and shares how she writes with humor about forging an unexpected path, parenting, dating, reporting, aging, loss and  launching the next act in a full life.

Free
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Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

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

Jeremy Wade at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

As a child in England, Jeremy Wade was obsessed with fishing. However, as he grew up, the rivers seemed more crowded with fishermen and the catches less mythical, and Wade’s dream faded.

$25 – $60