Top 5 March Events in the High Country 2023

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Mark Your Calendar for these 2023 March Events in the High Country

The month of March is full of fun and exciting events in the High Country, from Boone and Blowing Rock to Banner Elk. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up a High Country Visitors Guide to find even more events throughout the year.

Top 5 March 2023 Events in the High Country

Here are our top five events happening in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk during March.

March 2: Grandfather Mountain’s Slithery Friends

Cassie Petrilla from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation will be giving a talk at BRAHM to share information on these long, legless reptiles. Come learn about their critical role in the environment! Whether you prefer snakes from a distance, or value their scales close-up, you will walk away with a greater appreciation of these slithery animals. More info:

March 2-4: Beech Mountain Winter Music Series

Beech Mountain Resort’s Winter Music Series concerts are hosted in Beech Mountain Brewing Company’s Taproom and Grill. Friday concerts typically begin at 7 pm and Saturday concerts begin at 8 pm. More info:

March 12: Easter Egg Hunt

Dress up in your Easter costume and come join Sugar Bear and Sweetie Bear on the slopes in search of prize-filled eggs. You may be the lucky winner of a season pass hidden in the grand prize egg! Or be one of three contestants awarded a prize for the most creative, imaginative, and colorful costumes. Valid lift/slope tickets or passes are required for participation.

Participants should meet at the bottom of the Easy Street slope at 8:30 a.m. Please call for additional details. The event is ONLY for children 12 and under. More info:

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Rail Jam

Presented by the Alpine Ski Shop, this fun and festive Rail Jam & Costume Contest is sure to go off on Friday, March 17! Bring your Green Hat! More info:

March 18-19: Meltdown Games

Appalachian Ski Mountain says farewell to winter with the annual Meltdown Games. On Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, enjoy a weekend full of events at the ski resort. Register for events like the three-man sled contest, trash bag downhill race, costume contest and more.