August

August 1: Animal Enrichment Day at Grandfather Mountain

August 1-5: Charity Horse Show: Hunter/Jumper Division at Broyhill Equestrian Preserve

August 2: Movies in the Park at Memorial Park

August 2-5: 12th Annual Blowing Rock Art and Antiques Show and Preview Party at BRAHM

August 3: First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone

August 3: Reception for Ashe County Studio Tour at Ashe Arts Center

August 4: Crafts on the Green at Gazebo Park

August 4: The Denim Ball at Chetola Park

August 4: Ensemble Stage Presents: "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground" at Historic Banner Elk School

August 4-5: Ashe County Studio Tour

August 5: "Chosen Road" Performs at Mount Vernon Baptist Church

August 5: "Mountain Laurels" Perform in Summer Concert at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church at 3 p.m.

August 6-8: Boone Bouncers Summer Camp at Greenway Baptist Church Gym

August 7: 35th National Night Out

August 10-12: Fine Arts and Master Crafts Festival at Historic Banner Elk Elementary School

August 11: Homegrown Music Festival, hosted by Foscoe Ruritan Club at Foscoe-Grandfather Community Park

August 11-12: Riders in the Sky: America's Favorite Cowboys at Tweetsie Railroad

August 13: Unvieling of Historical Marker for 1940 Flood at Jimmy Smith Park

August 15: G.O. (Get Outdoors) Grandfather Day at Grandfather Mountain

August 16: Amy Green, Best-Selling Appalachian Novelist at Grandfather Mountain

August 17: The Bluegrass Showcase at the Jones House

August 17-25 Ensemble Stage Presents: "Weekend Comedy" at Historic Banner Elk School

August 18 Free Ice Cream Social and Choir Concert at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock

August 18 "Go, Granny D!" in Evelyn Johnson Room at the Watauga County Library

August 18 Celebration of Art in Seven Devils' Town Hall

August 18 Jeff Little Trio Concert at Joe Shannon's Mountain Home Music at 7:30 p.m.

August 18-19: Amateur and Professional Camera Clinic at Grandfather Mountain

August 19: Vintage Valle Music and Back to School Drive at Baird's Creek Presbyterian Church from 4-6 p.m.

August 20: School Year Starts at Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Ashe County Schools

August 21: Classes start at Appalachian State University

August 21, 23, and 24: Godspell at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church

August 23-26: Ashe County Little Theater Presents: "Savannah Sipping Society" at Ashe Civic Center

August 25: Empty Bowls for Avery at Linville Land Harbor Recreation Center

August 25: High Country Beer Fest at High Country Fairgrounds

August 25: Green Valley Park's Annual Tubefest Fundraiser at Big Hill Road on the New River

August 25: Annual Kids Field Day, hosted by Hunters Helping Kids at Appalachian Ski Mountain

August 25: High Country Half Marathon (Starts at Kidd Brewer Stadium)

August 25-26: Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

August 26, 28 and 31: Groovy Nights at Blowing Rock Country Club

August 25-26: 4th Annual Mount Jefferson Race at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area

August 25-26: High Country Soccer Association's Appalachian Tournament at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex

August 28: Free Matinee Concert, "The Americana Show" at Joe Shannon's Mountain Home Music

August 28-September 1: Avery A&H Fair at Heritage Park in Newland, NC. Tuesday- Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

August 30: 12th annual Peter Pedroni Charity Golf Tournament at Boone Golf Club