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.
Parkway Playhouse opens its 72nd season with the hilarious, haunting comedy "Blithe Spirit." Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned […]
An all-American celebration takes place each Fourth of July in Banner Elk. It’s a day that makes Uncle Sam proud, starting with the Banner Elk Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m. The parade begins at the Lees-McRae campus library and goes down Main Street. The parade concludes with a Party in the Park in […]
Friday, May 3 Band: The Extraordinaires - Variety The Extraordinaires kick off the TGIF Concert Series on Friday, May 3rd! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this FREE performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink options. Then music starts at 7:00pm. […]
Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and more. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day […]
Take a break from the frenzy of everyday life and enjoy a wholesome celebration of faith, community and Appalachian music. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, around 1938, "Smoke on the Mountain" brings to life a small-town musical revival featuring the traveling Sanders Family as they play the best of bluegrass and gospel hymns. Audiences […]