Upcoming Events!

Take a look at this category to see some of the upcoming events that can be enjoyed at different times of the year. While there are hundreds of events, big and small, throughout the High Country throughout the year, we try to make note of some of the bigger or special events here. We try to keep the next events at the top, but you may need to scroll down just a bit for the period you want to come. We hope this helps your planning!

Music in the Valle (Friday Nights May 26th - Sept 8th, 2017)

Music in the Valle (Friday Nights May 26th - Sept 8th, 2017)

TIMES: Starting: 7:00 PM PRICE: Free The "Music in the Valle" Concert Series at Valle Crucis Community Park continues each Friday evening through September 9th. Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the park per person is recommended. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic, as food generally is not available for sale.
Location: Valle Crucis
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble on Grandfather Mountain (June 1st - 14th, 2017)

The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble on Grandfather Mountain (June 1st - 14th, 2017)

The Catawba Rhododendron is abundant all across Grandfather Mountain, from MacRae Meadows at 4,300 feet in elevation to MacRae Peak at 5,845 feet in elevation. Because the shrub abounds across this broad range of elevations, its purple flowers can be enjoyed at each successive elevation. The first blooms appear at the lower overlooks in late May and the display will arrive at the Swinging Bridge by the end of June. Join us at 1 pm each day to participate in special programs and activities that celebrate this herald of summer. All programs and guided walks are included in the price of admission. For details, phone 800-468-7325.
Location: Grandfather Mountain
Day out with Thomas the Train at Tweetsie Railroad (June 9th - 18th, 2017)

Day out with Thomas the Train at Tweetsie Railroad (June 9th - 18th, 2017)

Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, at regional heritage railroads across the country.
Location: Blowing Rock
19th Annual Blood Sweat and Gears (June 24th, 2017)

19th Annual Blood Sweat and Gears (June 24th, 2017)

BSG is a challenging to strenuous 90 mile loop ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina. The cumulative climbing elevation is 6629 feet with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, milepoint 50, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top. Race StartBSG showcases the mountain communities of Watauga and Ashe counties, North Carolina; highlights of the route is the signature climb over the 4,500 foot gap at Snake Mountain, and a 10 mile "flat" on old US 421. A 50 mile, 4,200 feet elevation, "Half Century" is available for those who prefer the sanity of a challenging but shorter route. Both rides are fully supported with aid stations and SAG support. Blood Sweat and Gears is planned and executed by BSG Events, Inc., a fund raising non-profit. Net proceeds from the ride are donated to local charities in the High Country. - See more at: http://www.bloodsweatandgears.org
Location: Valle Crucis
Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain (June 25th, 2017)

Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain (June 25th, 2017)

SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN DATE: Sunday June 25 , 2017 TIME: 12:00 am - 12:00 am CATEGORY: Featured Events COST: FREE The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain for its 93rd year. A dozen top gospel groups will perform, and audiences can expect a sermon from a well-known speaker. Free admission. Camping (without hookups) is available on the field.
Location: Grandfather Mountain
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble (June 30, 2017)

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble (June 30, 2017)

Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nations most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works. The series opens on June 30, with additional concerts on July 16, 23 and 25. Gil Morgenstern, violin Grace Park, violin Kathryn Lockwood, viola Caroline Stinson, cello Reiko Uchida, piano
Location: Boone NC