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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

Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening

Bolick and Traditions Pottery 4443 Bolick Rd, Lenoir, NC

Annual event at the Bolick & Traditions Pottery studio, about 4 miles south of their gallery shop on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Be present at 10 am to watch them unload the groundhog-style wood kiln. Wood-fired items are highly collectible!

free

An Evening with Natalie Merchant at The Schaefer Center

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

Merchant writes in her album’s liner notes, “The songs contained within this album were written and recorded during the global pandemic that began in the winter of 2019

$55 – $75

Eastern Music Festival Orchestra with Special Guest Bela Fleck

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

Experience a night of groundbreaking musical fusion as the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, collaborates with 16-time Grammy-winning banjo master Béla Fleck.

$30 – $50

Earl Davis at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Earl’s “impressionistic realism” style of oil painting explores the effect of light on scenes in nature, often memorable landscapes from hiking vacations in national parks, woodlands and local scenes.

Free Entry

Thomas Rowell at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Thomas could be photographing a park ranger in Misiones, Argentina, or setting a camera trap to capture elusive species such as an ocelot.  Each day brings new excitement and challenge.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series at The Turchin Center

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

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Fallen Leaves Movie – An Appalachian Summer Festival

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

Award-winning filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Other Side of Hope) makes a masterful return with Fallen Leaves, a timeless, hopeful and satisfying love story that won the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

$10

Chanticleer at Rosen Concert Hall

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. 

$40

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 begin at 9:30 pm.

Summer Exhibition Celebration at The Turchin Center

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

Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere as you explore current exhibitions, delve into the realm of contemporary visual arts, and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts.

Free

4th of July Parade & Festival

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

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!

Free

Rosen-Schaffel Competition at Rosen Concert Hall

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

The festival proudly presents the 13th 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. 

Free

Cocktail Hour: The Show at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Ballets with a Twist is reinventing the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment. With its original mix of sparkling dance vignettes, intoxicating music, and exquisite costume design—the company stirs new life into every venue it visits. 

$32

Ricky Evans at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

As an artist, Ricky just keeps adding media to his list of media:  pen, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic and  photography.  Whether painting the quaint fishing village of Southport, home to his artist studio for 25 years, or photographing the history and beauty of his Blue Ridge mountain retreat, Ricky seeks to make connections through his work.

Free Entry

Bobbie Kelly at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

For Bobbie, there is no one medium. She does drawings, scratchboard, mixed media, pastels but watercolor is her first love. Bobbie’s topics are varied as well, but she loves to do pairs of paintings that have a common theme and resonate with viewers.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series: Canadian Brass at The Turchin Center

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

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

The Taste of Things Movie at The Schaefer Center

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

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin.

$10

Canadian Brass at the Schaefer Center

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

Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. What set Canadian Brass apart from all other performing artists in 1970 was the relentless search for repertoire that was both loved by its performers and embraced by a growing brass audience.

$20 – $40

Brendan Slocumb at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Brendan Nicholaus Slocumb was raised in Fayetteville, NC, and holds a degree in music education (with concentrations in violin and viola) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Free

Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell at The Schaefer Center

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

Guy’s Damn Right Farewell tour will see the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner performing hits from throughout his career, in addition to his 2022 album, The Blues Don’t Lie.

$50 – $70

38th Rosen Sculpture Walk on ASU Campus

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

In honor of the competition’s 38th anniversary, we invite you to join sculptor Christopher Meyer, our competition juror, for an engaging outdoor tour of the ten sculptures chosen as finalists for this year’s event.

Free

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

Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor at Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

An Evening of Laughter and Intimate Magic Entertainment with Lyndy Phillips The Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor is not just a 75 minute magic show; it's an immersive experience that engages all the senses.

$25

The Drifters at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Through a historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King, the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll.

$34

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

Norm Lewis at The Schaefer Center

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

Renowned for his acting work on stage and screen (the Oscar-nominated film Da 5 Bloods and in Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal), fans of musical theater best know Norm Lewis, the SAG and Tony Award-nominated star, for his booming baritone and the magnetic charisma that has marked every step of his nearly three decades of Broadway excellence.

$35 – $55

Gina Marrale at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Gina’s watercolor and acrylics work is filled with color and joy.  A self-proclaimed colorist, Gina is drawn to old barns, churches, trucks and sees them through a joyful and colorful lens.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series: TCVA Faculty Biennial at The Turchin Center

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

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Perfect Days Movie at The Schaefer Center

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

Hirayama is content with his life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his structured routine he cherishes music on cassette tapes, books, and taking photos of trees.

$10

Bell-Denk-Isserlis Trio at The Schaefer Center

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

Hailed as a “dream team of performers” (Strings Magazine), violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk will come together to offer an unparalleled evening of Fauré chamber music.

$35 – $55

Fred’s Roubaix Ride with Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters

We will roll at 9am on Saturday, July 20th from the Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Parking is $5 and you can pay at the donation boxes located around the park.

Free

BRAHM Gala

Grandview Ballroom 135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC

BRAHM's Annual Gala is returning, taking place at Appalachian State University's beautiful Grand View Ballroom. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, as well as both silent and live auctions to strengthen BRAHM's impactful exhibitions and educational programs.  

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

St. Paul and the Broken Bones at The Schaefer Center

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

The eight-piece ensemble burst into the world with their 2014 debut, Half the City, establishing a sound that quickly became a calling card and landing the band a slew of major festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Glastonbury.

$30 – $50

Simone Dinnerstein and Awadagin Pratt, Piano at Rosen Concert Hall

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Renowned pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Awadagin Pratt, each celebrated for their remarkable artistry, come together to present a program showcasing a selection of timeless works for two pianos.

$40

Susan March Payne at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Susan’s distinctive fiber works combine landscape painting with quilt construction to create functional modern quilts as well as decorative art quilts and wall hangings.

Free Entry

Lonnie Webster at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Whether it’s the beautiful places he has traveled to, or right here at home in western North Carolina, Lonnie has captured amazing vistas, wonderful architecture and distinctive faces across the world. 

Free Entry

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper I

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Competitors clear the course in several Classics and Jumper Divisions! Bring cash for entry and vendors.

$10

Artist Showcase Series: Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Turchin Center

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

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Schaefer Center

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

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the most famous modern dance ensembles and has been innovating and transforming modern dance since 1954. Founder Paul Taylor (1930-2018) created 147 dances that cover a broad range of topics, themes, and moods.

$25 – $45

Brad Paisley at Kidd Brewer Stadium

Kidd Brewer Stadium 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. For more than 20 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards.

$40 – $125