Calendar


June

June 1: BRAHM's Annual Meeting

June 1–16: The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

June 5: Fourth Annual Taste of Avery

June 5–8: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show: American Saddlebred Division

June 5-8: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Lithography with Debbie Littledeer

June 6: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Smokey Breeze)

June 6: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Soul Benefactor and Spice Creek Ramblers

June 6: Sound Traveler at Appalachian Mountain Brewery

June 6–8: Toe River Studio Tour

June 6-8: Widow's Peak Retreat

June 6–15: Day Out with Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad

June 7: New River Canoe Race

June 7: 30th Annual Roan Groan Race

June 7: Boone United Trail Grand Opening

June 7: Second Annual High Country Horticultural Symposium

June 7: Sound Traveler at Carolina BBQ

June 8: Flowering Flora at Elk Knob State Park

June 8: Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents Lovell Bradford Trio

June 10: BRAHM Presents: Appalachian Documentary Film

June 10: Essential Oils Make and Take Class at The Wisdom Tree

June 11-July 5: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Shadow of the Hills

June 12: BRAHM Presents: Cork & Canvas

June 12: Free Guided Hike: Wild Iris Loop Trail

June 12-18 Life in Harmony: Ayurveda Detox Treatments at the Art of Living Retreat Center

June 13: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (King Bees)

June 13: Spider Hunt at Elk Knob State Park

June 13: Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament

June 13: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Mercury Dames and Swing Guitars

June 13: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Gallery Crawl

June 13: Sound Traveler at Valle Crucis Community Park

June 13-15: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Dove Tail Box Construction with David Crandall

June 13-15: Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival VI

June 13-15: The Happiness Program at the Art of Living Retreat Center

June 14: Art in the Park in Blowing Rock

June 14: Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

June 14: Mountain Home Music Presents: Gospel with Elements of Country, Rhythm, Blues and Soul

June 14: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Coffee House Live

June 14: Sound Traveler at Famous Fast Eddie's

June 14: Black Light Mine Tour at Emerald Village

June 15: Father's Day

June 15: Butterflies at Elk Knob State Park

June 15: Vintage Valle Music: Amantha Mill, Folk & Dagger and Sarah & Mark McGuire

June 16: National Fudge Day at Grandfather Mountain

June 16-22: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Drum Making with Judy Harwood

June 18: Grandfather Mountain's Birthday Party for Animals

June 18: Blue Ridge ArtSpace Presents: Creating Painting Textures

June 19: Third Thursday at the BRAHM: Wayne Clawson

June 19: Banner Elk Concerts in the Park Presents: Annie Robinette

June 19: Pretty in Pink Fashion Show and Luncheon

June 20: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Harris Brothers)

June 20: Sound Traveler at the Dispensary & Upper Club

June 20: Friday Concerts at the Jones House: Doc Watson Day featuring Elkville String Band, Charles Welch and Rich Kirby, Strictly Clean and Decent and the Kruger Brothers.

June 20-21: Sirens on the Mountain Music Festival

June 20-22: Cool 5 Race Weekend

June 20-Sept. 6: BRAHM Presents: Hound Ears 50th Anniversary Exhibit

June 21–22: Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

June 21-17: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Raku with Lynn Jenkins

June 21: Blue Ridge ArtSpace Presents: Weaving Over Wine Bottles

June 21: Mountain Home Music Presents: An Americana Evening

June 21: Sound Traveler at the Watauga County Farmers' Market

June 21: Todd Summer Music Series Presents: The King Bees

June 21: 20th Annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival

June 22: 90th Annual Singing on the Mountain

June 22: Wildflower Hike at Elk Knob State Park

June 22: BRAHM Presents: Music Series - Wine, Women and Song

June 23: Teresa Walters at Hayes Auditorium

June 23-26: Organic Gardening 101

June 26: Blue Ridge ArtSpace Presents: Making Digital Images from Paintings

June 26: BRAHM Presents: 2nd Annual Art Ball

June 26: Concerts in the Park Presents: Major Sevens

June 26: Free Guided Hike at Buckeye Recreation Center

June 26-July 1: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: 2013 Alumni Show

June 26-30: Ashe County Little Theatre Presents: Less Miserables

June 27: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Soul Benefactor)

June 27: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Red Leg Husky and The Monroebots

June 27-Aug. 16: Horn in the West Outdoor Drama

June 27-29: Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick at Tweetsie Railroad

June 28: Reception for Joan Sporn's New Oils "Trees and More" at Alta Vista Gallery

June 28: Watauga Arts Council Presents: Making a Rainstick - Creative Fun for Kids

June 28: Mountain Home Music Presents: Piano Man of the Blue Ridge

June 28: 150th Anniversary of the Raid on Linville Falls Civil War Reenactment

June 28: Junaluska Jubilee

June 28: Beech Mountain Kids Fishing Derby

June 28: Outdoor Fireworks Concert featuring Little Big Town

June 28: The Great American Backyard Campout

June 28: High Country Festival of the Book

June 28: 16th annual Blood, Sweat & Gears

June 28: Alta Vista Gallery Reception

June 28-30: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Paper Etching with Jay Pfeil

June 29: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Presents: Kiss Me, Kate!

June 29: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Reflection Series International Presents: Songs Without Words

June 29-30: High Country Farm Tour

June 30: Global Cinema Film Series Presents: The Rocket

June 30-July 3: TCVA Workshops


July

July 1: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Reflection Series International Presents: Songs Without Words

July 1-2 Parkway Craft Center Presents: Block Painting and Book Design with Ellie Kirby and Tapestry Weaving with Sandy Adair

July 1-3: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre PresentsL Kiss Me, Kate!

July 2: Fourth of July Festival and Parade in Downtown Blowing Rock

July 3: Pilobus Dance Ensemble

July 3: Concerts in the Park: The Flying Saucers

July 3-8: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Pete Lupo - wood carver

July 4: Fourth of July Scenic Lift Rides at Sugar Mountain Resort

July 4: Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad

July 4: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Supa Tight)

July 4: Mountain Home Music Presents: Bluegrass and Brass

July 4: Banner Elk Independence Day Parade

July 4: Independence Day Fine Art and Craft Show

July 4: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: The Fat Face Band and Liz Hayes & Common Threads

July 4–5: West Jefferson Christmas in July Festival

July 5: Cool Summer Nights at Tweetsie Railroad

July 5: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Christmas in July Children's Activities

July 5: Sugar Mountain Winter Sale

July5-6: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Presents: Kiss Me, Kate!

July 5–28: Tour de France

July 7-10: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Wood Carving with Ronnie McMahan

July 7: Western Piedmon Symphony at Hayes Auditorium

July 7: Global Cinema Film Series: The Lunchbox

July 8: Sound Traveler at Mayland Community College

July 9: Hayes School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert

July 9: TCVA Lunch and Learn

July 10: Concerts in the Park: Wolf Creek

July 10: Free Guided HIke: Westerly Hills

July 10: Triad Stage Presents: All's Well that Ends Well

July 10–13: Grandfather Mountain's 59th annual Highland Games

July 10-15: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Kyle Keeter - watercolor

July 11: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Soul Benefactor)

July 11: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: The Buck Haggard Band and The Buck Stops Here

July 11: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Gallery Crawl

July 11–12: Doc and Rosa Lee Watson Music Festival

July 11-14: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Native American Flutes with Lee Entrekin

July 12: Mountain Home Music Presents: Old Time Fiddle & Dance

July 13: The Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents Larry Lapin

July 16-19: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Presents: A Grand Night for Singing

July 16-20: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Wood Turning with Jack Rogers

July 17-22: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Joann Pipin - watercolor

July 18: High Country Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

July 18: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Matt and Bruce)

July 18: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Andy Ferrell & Oncoming Train and Carolina Crossing

July 18: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Carolina Chamber Symphony Players

July 19: Arts and Entertainment Editor Madison V. Fisler gets married

July 19: Blue Ridge ArtSpace Presents: Making a Contemporary African Basket

July 19–20: Fine Art and Mastercraft Festival

July 19–27: K9s in Flight at Tweetsie Railroad

July 20: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Presents: A Grand Night for Singing

July 20: Beech Mountain Summer Sunset Concert: Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys

July 20: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Reflection Series International

July 21: Brian Gurl and the Fabulous Five Present: The Killer B's Music of Manilow, Joel and The Beatles

July 21: Global Cinema Film Series: Jappeloup

July 21-25: TCVA Workshop: Discovering Your Inner Artist

July 22: BRAHM Presents: Painting with Watercolor the Easy Way

July 22: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Reflection Series International

July 22-27: Lees-McRae Cycling ID Camp

July 22–27: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show: Hunter Jumper I

July 23: TCVA Lunch and Learn: Education Takes the Stage

July 23: Kids in Nature Hike at Glen Burney Trail

July 24: Free Guided Hike: Grass Gap

July 24: Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguishes Lecture Series

July 24: Sheryl Crow at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

July 24: Avery County Wine Tour

July 24: BRAHM Presents: Cork and Canvas

July 24: Belk Distinguished Lecture Series: Frances Mayes

July 24: Concerts in the Park: Dashboard Blues

July 24-27: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Wood Working with Allen Davis

July 24-29: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Eddie Kent Tallent - pastel

July 25: St. Mary Tour of Homes

July 25: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Harris Brothers)

July 25: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and Kelley & the Cowboys

July 25: Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Lake

July 25: Sound Traveler at Banner Elk Cafe

July 25: Grandfather Mountain Campout

July 25: Family Fun Night at the Schaefer Center: The Jungle Book

July 26: National Youth Orchestra with Gill Shaham, Violinist

July 26: High Country Pet Fest

July 26: Blue Ridge ArtSpace Presents: Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

July 26: Reception for "The Power of Yellow" oils by Bennette Rowan at Alta Vista Gallery

July 26: BRAHM Barn Dance

July 26: Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk

July 26: Mountain Home Music Presents: Two Sides of Celtic

July 26: Sound Traveler at Watauga Public Library

July 27: Beech Mountain Summer Sunset Concert: Strictly Clean and Decent

July 27: Boone Cyclo.Via

July 28: The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass at Hayes Auditorium

July 28-Aug.1: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Raku with Lynn Jenkins

July 29: The Mystery of George Masa at BRAHM

July 29–August 3: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show: Hunter Jumper II

July 31: Concerts in the Park: Smokey Breeze

July 31–August 3: BRAHM Art & Antiques Weekend

July 31-August 5: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Tunde Afolayan - acrylic & Sigrid Hice - art books


August

August 1: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Smokey Breeze)

August 1: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Amantha Mill and Jazz Guitar Duo

August 1–2: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddler's Convention

August 2: SugarBrew at Sugar Mountain Resort

August 2: Todd Summer Music Series Presents: Elkville String Band

August 2: Crafts on the Green at Fred's General Store

August 2-3: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Corn Shuck Dolls with Anne Freels

August 4-5: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Doll Making with Charlie Patricolo

August 6-7: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Paper Etching with Jay Pfeil

August 6-9: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Present: Monty Python's SPAMalot

August 7-12: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Marsha Holmes - acrylic and oil

August 8: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Drive South)

August 8: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Never Too Late Bluegrass and Williams & Company

August 8: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Gallery Crawl

August 8-10: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Tapestry Weaving with Sandy Adair and Quilting with Betty Fain

August 9: Mountain Home Music Presents: The Day the Outlaws Came to Town

August 9–10: Riders in the Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

August 10–15: Groovy Nights 6 Variety Show

August 10: Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents Noel Friedline Quintet

August 10: Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Presents: Monty Python's SPAMalot

August 14-19: Edgewood Cottage Artist in Residence: Amy McHugh - oil & Don McHugh - wood carver

August 15: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Worthless Son-in-Laws)

August 15: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Shane Chalke's BE Jazz Band and Todd Wright

August 15–17: Fine Art and Mastercraft Festival

August 16: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Tickling the Ivories

August 16: Mountain Home Music Presents: Bluegrass Attack

August 20-26: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Raku with Lynn Jenkins

August 22: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Lucky Strikes)

August 22: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Steve Katz

August 23: Annual Rotary Charity Auction

August 23: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Coffee House Live

August 23: Reception for "High Country Landscapes" Oils by Sheila Hancock at Alta Vista Gallery

August 23: Mountain Home Music Presents: SC Broadcasters

August 29: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Harris Brothers)

August 29: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: David Childers and the Dashboard Hula Boys

August 29-Sept. 1: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Dove Tail Boxes with David Crandall

August 31: Beech Mountain's Mile High Kite Festival

August 31: Mountain Home Music Presents: The 60s Folk Music Revival


September

September 1: Labor Day

September 4-7: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Native American Flutes with Lee Entrekin

September 5: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Supa Tight)

September 5: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Lazybirds and Sound Traveler

September 6–7: Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

September 6–7: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Emile Pandolfi

September 8-14: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Drum Making with Judi Harwood

September 9–13: Avery County Agricultural and Horticultural Fair

September 12: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Rama Jay)

September 12: Friday Concerts at the Jones House Presents: Traditional Music Showcase

September 12: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Gallery Crawl

September 13-19: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Raku with Lynn Jenkins

September 14: Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents the Jason Foureman Trio

September 16–20: Ashe Arts Council Presents: On the Same Page Literary Festival

September 16: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Elliot Engel

September 19: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Soul Benefactor)

September 20: Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

September 20-23: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Cottonwood Bark Carving with Tom Gow

September 21: International Day of Peace

September 24-26: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Shaker Box Construction with Jeff Neil

September 26–November 1: Tweetsie Ghost Train Festival

September 26: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Harris Brothers)

September 27: Reception for "Mountains and Gardens" Oils by Jean Pollock at Alta Vista Gallery

September 27: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Art on the Mountain

September 27-29: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Wood Working with Bill and Tina Collison


October

October 2-5: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Wood Working with Allen Davis

October 3: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Smokey Breeze)

October 4: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

October 6-8: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Glass Kaleidoscopes with Marc Tickle

October 10: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Glass Blowing with Jeff McKinley

October 11–12: Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort

October 11-16: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Wood Turning with Jack Rogers

October 12: Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents Melva Houston (Vocals, Jazz & Blues)

October 17-19: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Dove Tail Boxes with David Crandall

October 18: Valle Crucis Country Fair

October 18–19: Woolly Worm Festival

October 20-21: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Native American Flutes with Lee Entrekin

October 22-27: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Yarn Crafts with Lin Oglesby

October 25: Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

October 25: Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

October 25: Reception for "This is My Father's World" Oil landscapes by Amos Westmoreland and Alta Vista Gallery's 24th Anniversary Party

October 25-26: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Tapestry Weaving with Sandy Adair


November

November 2: Daylight savings time ends

November 20: The Great American Smoke-Out

November 27: Thanksgiving Day

November 27: The Gobbler 5K Race

November 28: Christmas in the Park and Lighting of the Town in Blowing Rock

November 29: Holiday Open House at the BRAHM

November 29: Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

November 29: Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

November 29: Annual Christmas Open House featuring oil landscapes of the High Country by Bob Francisco at Alta Vista Gallery


December

December 5–7: Toe River Studio Tour

December 6: Downtown Boone Christmas Parade

December 31: New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Appalachian Ski Mtn

December 31: New Year's Eve Celebration at Sugar Mountain Resort

December 31: New Year's Eve Celebration at Beech Mountain Resort


Ongoing Annual Events

July 4–Aug. 3: An Appalachian Summer Festival

May 17, June 14, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4: Blowing Rock's Art in the Park

Every Friday evening from June through September: Concerts at the Jones House

Monday nights: Monday Night Concert Series in Blowing Rock

May 18, June 25, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 7: Blowing Rock Concerts in the Park

Saturdays May through October: Watauga County Farmers' Market

first Friday of every month (except January): First Friday Art Crawl: Downtown Boone

Friday nights May through October: Concerts on the Lawn at the Inn at Ragged Gardens

Every Wednesday during the summer: Concerts at the Bayou

Saturdays: Todd's 'Music in the Park' at Cook Park in Todd

April

April 2: Trash 'n Fashion for Elkland Art Center

April 3: Montana Repertory Theatre: The Miracle Worker at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Past Events

April 3: Ashe Arts Council Presents: California Dreamin'

April 4: Appalachian State University Football's Spring Game

April 4: Environmental Humanities Symposium at ASU

April 4: Watauga Republican's Lincoln Reagan Dinner

April 4–5: Free Developmental Screenings

April 5: Blowing Rock Trout Derby

April 5: Free the Optimus at Boone Saloon with Toon and The Real Laww

April 5: Creative Journal Making for Girls Workshop at Blue Ridge ArtSpace

April 5–7: NCAA Men's basketball championship

April 10–13: Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival

April 10: Blue Ridge ArtSpace Presents: Record Keeping for Artists

April 11: Tweetsie Railroad's opening day

April 11: Kiss Me, Kate at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

April 11: 4-H Fruit Sale

April 11: Boone Service League Hosts Motown in the Mountains

April 12: Mother Earth News Fair

April 12: Ashe County Arts Council Presents: Spring Fest

April 12: 9th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk for Huntington's Disease

April 12: ASU Hosts Spring Open House

April 12: Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park in Blowing Rock

April 12: Banner Elk Easter Egg Hunt

April 12: Ensemble Stage Presents: Resort to Murder

April 13: Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents ASU Jazz Ensemble I

April 13: New River Bass Quintet Performance

April 13: Tour for Life

April 15: Mountain Peacemakers Art Opportunity

April 15: Open Door/Open Mic at ASU

April 19: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Artifacts Yard Sale

April 20: Easter Sunday

April 26: Boone Clean Up Day

April 24–27: MerleFest

April 27: Appalachian Repertory Theater Performance at ASU

April 29: Heritage Hall Presents: Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell

April 30–June 7: Ashe Arts Council Presents: A Norwegian Legacy


May

May 2: Midnight at the OASIS

May 2–5: Boone in Blossom Festival

May 3: Birth and Beyond Fair

May 3: Kentucky Derby

May 3: P.B. Scott's Annual Reunion Party

May 3: First Day of the Watauga County Farmers' Market

May 4: Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Presents: Dasch

May 4: Watauga Community Band Spring Performance

May 5: HCPress's 9th Birthday

May 5-30: Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Presents "Young at Art"

May 6: Boone Area Lions Club Blood Drive

May 9: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Buck Haggard)

May 9: Walker Center Presents: "1969...The Tribute"

May 11: Blowing Rock Jazz Society Presents Wendy Jones (Vocals)

May 11: Mother's Day

May 15: Third Thursday at the BRAHM

May 15-17: Watauga County Library Annual Book Sale

May 16: Music on the Lawn at The Best Cellar (Soul Benefactor)

May 16: Third Annual Watauga Humane Society Golf Tournament

May 16: Exhibition Opening Celebration at the BRAHM

May 16-18 Parkway Craft Center Presents: Shaker Box Construction with Jeff Neil

May 17: Art in the Park in Blowing Rock

May 17: Running From the Cradle to the Grave Race

May 17: Mountaineer Mud Run

May 17-Fall: BRAHM Presents: Barns & Quilts - A Rural Tradition

May 17: Feat for the Arts Desert Gala and Silent Auction

May 17: Empty Bowls for Avery

May 22: BRAHM Presents: Cork and Canvas

May 23: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Supa Tight)

May 23-26: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Yarn Craft with Lin Oglesby

May 24: Ashe Arts Council Presents: Night of the Spoken Word

May 24: Kid's Triathlon

May 25: Mountain Home Music's Memorial Day Salute

May 26: Memorial Day

May 30: Music on the Lawn at the Best Cellar (Harris Brothers)

May 30: BRAHM's Back of the Dock Sale

May 30-June 1: Parkway Craft Center Presents: Glass Blowing with Jeff McKinley

May 31: Mountain Home Music Presents: The Fire and the Passion of Scotland

May 31: Sound Traveler at Linville Falls Winery