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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NC Mineral & Gem Festival
July 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm$4.00
The 62nd annual NC Mineral & Gem Festival located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. One of the oldest running and most popular mineral and gem festivals in the country. Hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday Hours are 12:00 to 5:00 PM.