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 Science Festival – Statewide Star Party
April 22, 2017 @ 11:45 pm - April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Back by popular demand, Lake James State Park and the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club will be co- hosting the Annual Statewide Star Party. Learn some basic star gazing tips and take home your own star chart. Telescopes and binoculars provided, but bring your own if you have them. Folding chairs are also recommended. Meet in the upper parking lot of the Paddys Creek Area at 7:45 p.m. and get things rolling as soon as it gets dark and stars and planets start showing themselves.