Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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April 27 @ 9:00 am
The annual Burnsville Metric kicks off the riding season in the idyllic Yancey County countryside. Cruise through the Toe River Valley on a 60.7-mile ride. The ride begins and ends on the Burnsville Town Square, passing through the communities of Huntdale, Red Hill, Loafers Glory and Bakersville along the way. For less-experienced riders, a 43-mile loop provides a shorter option.
After the ride, Homeplace Beer Co. will host a celebration for riders, family and friends with craft beer and a food truck.
Early registration is available; click here to register online. Day-of registration and packet pickup take place 7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Ride begins promptly at 9 a.m.