Calendar of Events | High Country Visitor Guide

Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events in the High Country of North Carolina

Calendar: All dates and times are subject to change; please call ahead or go online before attending.

Ongoing Events:
May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1: First Friday Art Crawl
Art showings, refreshments and live entertainment. 5–8 p.m. Downtown Boone. 828-268-6283.

May 3–Oct. 11: Music on the Lawn
Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Free. 5:30–8:30 p.m. Inn at Ragged Gardens, Blowing Rock.

May 4–Nov. 30: Watauga County Farmers Market
From May to November, shop the area’s finest selection of quality produce from local growers. Daniel Boone Gardens and Horn in the West amphitheater, Boone. 828-355-4918.

May 25, June 15, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 7, Oct. 5: Art in the Park
Local artisans showcasing handcrafted jewelry, pottery, photography, painting and more. Park Avenue, Blowing Rock. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 828-295-7851.

May 25–26, July 6–7, Aug. 31–Sept. 1: Art on the Greene
Art on the Greene features quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Free. Historic Banner Elk School. 828-387-0581.

May 27, June 17, July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7: Concerts in the Park
Always on Sundays, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres. Free. 4 p.m. Memorial Park, Blowing Rock.

June 6–9, July 23–28, July 31–Aug. 4: Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
Features top horse competitors from around the country. 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. L.M. Tate Horse Show Grounds, Blowing Rock. 828-295-4700.

June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4: First Friday Sip & Shop
Participating Blowing Rock merchants invite you to join them on the first Friday of the month for a “happy hour” stroll.4–7 p.m. Downtown Blowing Rock.

June 7–Aug. 30: Summer Concerts on the Lawn
Enjoy summer concerts every Friday. Free. 5 p.m. The Jones House, Boone. 828-268-6280.

June 14–Oct. 12: Gallery Crawl
Art, refreshments, music and fun! Every second Friday of each month, 5–8 p.m. Ashe Arts Center, West Jefferson. 336-846-2787.

June 27–Aug. 8: Movie in the Park
Enjoy a family-friendly movie in the park Friday evenings. Free. 8:30–10 p.m. Memorial Park, Blowing Rock.

June 29–Aug. 3: An Appalachian Summer Festival
Featuring a diverse mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts and film. Appalachian State University, Boone. 828-262-4046.