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Appalachian Summer Festival: When Pomegranates Howl

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

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents When Pomegranates Howl In Pashto/Farsi with English subtitles Australia/Afghanistan/The Netherlands, Iran, not rated, directed by Granaz Moussavi, 2021, drama, 83 minutes Nine-year-old Hewad peddles food and amulets tackling dangers of daily street life during an ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following an explosion, he is photographed amongst other […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

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

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. Film Screening: DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment. In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage in Boone, NC. The heavily spliced […]

Free

Blowing Rock Tour of Homes

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church 140 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

The 2022 Tour of Homes will be on Friday, July 22. Tickets available from St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. The tour will include entrance to several beautiful Blowing Rock homes. Transportation will be provided. Walking to the homes will be an option for guests. The tour begins at 9:00, the last tickets will […]

$30

Symphony by the Lake

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola will return on Friday, July 22, 2022! Tickets are now limited, so get yours before they sell out. General admission tickets and tent packages available from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce- on sale starting April 1, 2022.

K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Your family won't want to miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. First-come, first-served reduced capacity seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission. For tickets or more information please visit: […]

Free with regular admission

Appalachian Summer Festival: Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour

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

Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising audiences across the country and around the world “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.” The wait is finally over and Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time […]

$25 – $40

Appalachian Summer Festival: Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Audiences

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

The festival proudly presents the 11th annual Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition for Young & Emerging Artists, known for the pivotal role it has played in launching the careers of some of our region’s most promising young artists. This year the competition, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, expands its eligibility to undergraduate collegiate musicians to […]

Free

Artists in Residence: Dot Griffith & Peg Schroeder

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: Dot Griffith (photograpy) & Peg Schroeder (fiber)

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: Rolston String Quartet

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Ben Gibbs A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone Rolston String Quartet: Luri Lee, violin Jason Issokson, violin Hezekiah Leung, viola Peter Eom, cello With their debut album Souvenirs, an all-Tchaikovsky release that was named Recording of the Year by BBC Music Magazine, the Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclaim […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2022

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

Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen For five decades, Boz Scaggs has mined a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ’70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees, the latter of which spawned three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle,” and the […]

$25 – $50

BRAHM: Memory Painting: The Art of Theresa Gloster

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

Image Credit: Theresa Gloster. Photography by Bryan Reagan for Walter Magazine. 2019 Join us for a talk with storyteller and painter, Theresa Gloster. Theresa was selected to be one of South Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellows for 2021. The fellowship recognizes master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties in […]

$8

Appalachian Summer Festival: A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

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

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​ The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from the […]

Free

Appalachian Summer Festival: On the Water (Vee peal)

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

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents On the Water (Vee peal) In Estonian with English subtitles Estonia, not rated, directed by Peeter Simms, 2020, comedy-drama, 106 minutes On the Water unfolds in rural Soviet Estonia in the early 1980s, during a pivotal year in the life of a shy teen, Andres, who is being […]

$10

Cork & Canvas: Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

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

Join us as we paint inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in a relaxed atmosphere. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step. Wine, beer and light snacks […]

$45

Appalachian Theatre: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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

Fifty-five years after its first showing at the App Theatre, Disney’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” a 1968 British musical-fantasy film starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. At a rural English garage, two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, find a car formerly used for racing in Grand Prix in Europe until it crashed and […]

Free

BRAHM: Memory Painting with Theresa Gloster

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

Image Credit: Theresa Gloster, Bushtown Community, ACrylic on Canvas Learn how to tell a story through a painting. This workshop will focus on storytelling through visual mediums. Participants will learn the basics of turning a personal memory into a narrative and then illustrate it. All levels of painting experience are welcome and encouraged. Website

$75 – $90

Classic Car Cruise-In at Tanger Outlets

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

Save this date and plan on having a full day of fun! Tanger's Classic Car Cruise-In is open to the public!  Go as a participant or as a spectator and enjoy Mookie's Kettle Korn, live music on center stage by the Bryan Osborne and the Ashe Mountain Boys 12 PM -3 PM, courtyard games, restaurants, […]

Free
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K9S IN FLIGHT FRISBEE DOGS AT TWEETSIE RAILROAD

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Your family won’t want to miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. First-come, first-served reduced capacity seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission. For tickets or more information please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/k-9s-in-flight-frisbee-dogs

Free with regular admission

Appalachian Summer Festival: Momix: Alice

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

MOMIX’s internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists conjure the magical world of the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts in this stunning reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s novel. Journey down the rabbit hole with MOMIX and the visionary choreography of Artistic Director Moses Pendleton. Filled with visual splendor and startling creative movement, Alice reveals that nothing in MOMIX’s […]

$20 – $35

Artists in Residence: Brad Gates & patrick richardson

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: Brad Gates (paint/ink) & patrick richardson (paint)

Free

BRAHM: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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

FREE FOR ALL - REGISTRATION REQUIRED -  PRESENTED BY APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY Join App State’s Sue Polanka for an inspired event that pairs a discussion of the “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson with Appalachian moonshine. The book illuminates the story of the ‘packhorse librarians’ in Eastern Kentucky in the 1930s/40s. […]

Free

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 Saturday of the month. Located in the central courtyard surrounded by fun games, fire pit and lawn, Tanger's Handcrafted Art Walk will feature several of […]

Free

BRAHM Gala

Grandview Ballroom 135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC

BRAHM's Annual Gala is taking a field trip! Taking place at ASU's beautiful Grandview Ballroom, the evening will include cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, and of course a Fund-a-Need auction to strengthen BRAHM's impactful exhibitions and educational programs.   Tickets are $300 per person. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 27. The three-course dinner will […]

$300

Appalachian Theatre: Mary Poppins

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

Disney’s “Mary Poppins” is a 1964 musical fantasy based on P. L. Travers's book series of the same name. The film combines live-action and animation and stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as a nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's […]

Free

Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival at Tanger Outlets

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

Attention all runners, walkers, & joggers! Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival is coming to Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 8AM - 11AM. Who is Bubble Palooza - They are the Happy-Makers! Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival is 50% Run, 50% Festival, 100% Family-Fun! Create bubble-tastic memories with your […]

Artists in Residence: Frederick “Craig” Franz & Robert Dennis

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: Frederick "Craig" Franz (Paint) & Robert Dennis (Paint)

Free

BRAHM: F.A.R.M. Cafe: A Decade of Dedication

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

Image credit: F.A.R.M. means family. Photograph by Ashley Warren, 2018. Join us for the world premiere of a documentary celebrating the first 10 years of F.A.R.M. Cafe. The film will be followed by a discussion of F.A.R.M. Cafe's impact on the High Country over the past decade. We will be joined by the film's director […]

$8

Gallery Show- So Different, Yet the Same: Wes Waugh and Amy Sullivan

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

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery's final show of the summer season, on the surface seems to be too contrasting to be cohesive. The show will feature the brilliant colors and flowing nature of Wes Waugh’s watercolors in contrast with the neutral and enigmatic nature of Amy Sullivan’s giant barns. Though these two artists have different […]

free

Appalachian Theatre: Lady and the Tramp

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

“Lady and the Tramp” is a 1955 animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney featuring the voice of Peggy Lee, among others. It tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady, who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt called Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they […]

Free

BRAHM: Shakere African Instrument Making Workshop

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

Adults, teens, or children accompanied by an adult We will prepare a gourd, paint or etch on the gourd, string the beaded skirt around it and learn one rhythm & song on the instrument. Beads, wooden, ceramic, and pony plastic beads will be used. Other objects like seashells may be woven in -however, if they […]

$75 – $90

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

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
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Riders In The Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

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. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Reservations are not required for the shows. Shows included with regular park admission. For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/riders-in-the-sky

Free with regular admission

Opening Reception: Different, Yet the Same

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

Join us at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for an opening reception for the Different, Yet the Same show, Saturday August 13th from 3-6pm. Meet the artists and view their work while enjoying complimentary libations and hors d’oeuvres. The show will feature the brilliant colors and flowing nature of Wes Waugh’s watercolors in contrast with […]

free

BRAHM: The Jagged Path Dance Performance

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

Don't miss an original dance performance choreographed by Laurie Goux. The Jagged Path, dance performance will transform the gallery space into a performance space putting the themes of the Jagged Path exhibition in motion. Featuring performers from around the United States this exciting event will include West African dance, Afro-Caribbean dance, Tap, Clogging, Modern dance, […]

$10

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 3pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows. All concerts are free of charge! Please join us in supporting local causes: This year’s concert series is a food drive for the […]

FREE

High Country Jazz Society Concert at The Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: https://www.instagram.com/noelfreidline/ 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 Inn. We do need to know how many plan to attend, by 5PM ON SUNDAY ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CONCERT. Please call 828.264.6860 with a […]

$5 – $25

Artists in Residence: Scott Ballard & Randi Robeson

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: Scott Ballard (Paint) & Randi Robeson (Paint)

Free

Plein Air Festival

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

With Blowing Rock as the epicenter for this festival, artists are invited to take advantage of the beautiful High Country setting, set up their easels, and paint “en plein air.” During the event, artists can be spotted all over Blowing Rock and the surrounding area! Painters are often happy to engage with the public and […]

BRAHM: Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old – Book Signing

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

For fans of David Sedaris and Nora Ephron, a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging, based on award-winning journalist Steven Petrow's wildly popular New York Times essay, "Things I'll Do Differently When I Get Old." Website

$8

Back to Class Bash at Tanger Outlets

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

Calling all Appalachian State University and Watauga County School Families, Faculty, Teachers and Staff! Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock wants to celebrate YOU this back to school season! Get your best back-to-class fashion with Tanger! Check out the sidewalk sales and your health IQ at this fun Back-To-Class event! OP Smiles and the Village Pharmacy will host wellness checks, then sign […]

Free Entry

Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival Wet-Paint Show & Sale

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

After four days of painting "en plein air," painters are invited to display their completed works at the "Wet Paint" Art Show & Sale on Saturday, August 20th. Collectors and the public are invited to attend this impressive display of Plein Air paintings to both view and purchase the unique works that highlight the incredible beauty of […]

Free

Artists in Residence: Evenlight Eagles & Beth Shuford

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: Evenlight Eagles (Leather) & Beth Shuford (Glass)

Free

BRAHM: Using Technology to Save the Honey Bees

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

Presented by Appalachian State University Don't miss App State’s Rahman Tashakkori for an engaging look at a new beekeeping information system that could help boost U.S. honeybee populations. The system was developed by App State faculty and funded by the UNC System. Hardworking honeybee populations — responsible for a third of the food on Americans’ […]

Free

Appalachian Theatre: Heidi

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

The beloved classic film “Heidi” concludes the inaugural series at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. This 1937 American musical film stars Shirley Temple as the titular eight-year-old Swiss orphan, who is taken from her mountain-dwelling hermit grandfather, Adolph, to live in the wealthy Sesemann household in Frankfurt as a companion to Klara, a sheltered, […]

Free
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Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

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! For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/railroad-heritage-weekend

High Country Beer Fest

High Country Fair Grounds 748 Roby Greene Road, Boone, NC

There will be 1500 people and 35 breweries. Breweries will give out 2 oz. samples - the only payment you make is to enter the festival. There will be merchandise available for purchase but preordering your shirt on the website will ensure we have your size. In addition to breweries and delicious food, we will […]

$20 – $100