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Events April 21, 2014 and later

Nov 8, 2013 - May 3, 2014
The Painted Song- Wiili Armstrong Exhibit
Location: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
828-295-9099
Five galleries of works by William "Wiili" Armstrong, "the High Country's Van Gogh." Wiili was an artist, poet, and naturalist, best known for his paintings and constructed sculpture. Opening reception Friday, November 8 at 6pm.
Jan 24 - May 31, 2014
There's No Business Like Snow Business: The History of Skiing in the High Country
Location: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
828-295-9099
This exhibit looks back at the development of the region's ski industry and winter tourism through photographs, archival materials, equipment and gear, resort histories, personal recollections, video footage, and other artifacts. Lots of great local stories! The opening reception is Friday January 24, 5-7 pm, and is free and open to the public.
Apr 1 - 30, 2014
April is NC Beer Month!
828-295-4636
Join us in Blowing Rock as we celebrate the 2nd Annual NC Beer Month. This event highlights great beers and breweries from the Old North State, and we're excited to participate with our own local brewery: Blowing Rock Brewing at the Ale House! More details on events coming soon!
Apr 26, 2014
Blowing Rock Walkabout
1 - 4:30 pm
Location: Downtown Blowing Rock
828-295-4636
This event will acquaint you with area breweries and local business owners in a festive, community-driven atmosphere. All participating businesses are within a few blocks of each other, so you can enjoy Blowing Rock's great downtown area. Samples and entertainment are free! Be sure to bring a little cash for fun merchandise, full-size brews, and delicious food plates.
May 30 - 31, 2014
Murder Mystery Weekend
Location: Green Park Inn
828-414-9230
Bring your skills of deduction and be part of our Murder Mystery Weekend. The mystery weekend lasts 2 suspenseful nights- package includes lodging, meals, and entertainment!
Jun 5 - 8, 2014
BLOWING ROCK CHARITY HORSE SHOW - American Saddlebred Division
Location: Mayview Park
91st Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Dates Announced.The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America.
Jun 15, 2014
Concert in the Park
4 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Main Street, Blowing Rock
828-295-7851
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this free concert.
Jun 18, 2014
Jerry Burns' Day
3:30 pm
Location: Edgewood Cottage
A celebration in honor of the late Jerry Burns, who was a dedicated member of the community and a much-loved advocate for Blowing Rock. Hosted by the Blowing Rock Historical Society.
Jun 28, 2014
Blood, Sweat & Gears 100 Mile
Location: Valle Crucis
The BSG is a challenging to strenuous full English century- 100 mile loop ride- starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina. The route roughly circles Boone through the outskirts of Watauga County, the heart of North Carolina's High Country.
Jul 4, 2014
Fireworks Extravaganza!
Location: Tweetsie Railroad
800-526-5740
Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! Park open till 9pm. Parking for fireworks show $5, free for season pass holders.
Jul 5, 2014
Cool Summer Nights
Location: Tweetsie Railroad
(800) 526-5740
On these special evenings the fun continues as the park stays open late- till 9pm! The park will feature special train show rides at dusk, and cool summer memories for your family. The kids will love it, too!
Jul 5, 2014
4th of July Festival and Parade
9 am - 10 pm
Location: Downtown Blowing Rock
828-295-5222
Games, music, and fun! Plus the best small-town Main Street parade!
Jul 10 - 13, 2014
Grandfather Mountain 59th Annual Highland Games
Location: McRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain
828.733.1333
Experience the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, including many events involving traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture.
Jul 12, 2014
Cool Summer Nights
Location: Tweetsie Railroad
(800) 526-5740
On these special evenings the fun continues as the park stays open late- till 9pm! The park will feature special train show rides at dusk, and cool summer memories for your family. The kids will love it, too!
Jul 19 - 27, 2014
K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs
Location: Tweetsie Railroad
800-526-5740
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. Shows daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm. First-come, first-seated; reservations not required; shows are included with regular park admission.
Jul 19, 2014
Cool Summer Nights
Location: Tweetsie Railroad
(800) 526-5740
On these special evenings the fun continues as the park stays open late- till 9pm! The park will feature special train show rides at dusk, and cool summer memories for your family. The kids will love it, too!
Jul 20, 2014
Concert in the Park
4 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Main Street, Blowing Rock
828-295-7851
Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy this free concert.
Jul 22 - 27, 2014
BLOWING ROCK CHARITY HORSE SHOW - Hunter & Jumper I
Location: Mayview Park
91st Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Dates Announced.The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America.
Jul 25, 2014
St. Mary Tour of Homes
9 am - 5 pm
Location: Blowing Rock
828-295-7323
55th Annual fundraiser tour of outstanding Blowing Rock homes with St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. Admission.
Jul 25, 2014
Symphony by the Lake
7 pm
Location: Chetola Resort
828-295-7851
An elegant evening and tradition in Blowing Rock. Enjoy the symphony by the lake at Chetola Resort.

 

 

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