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“Strawberry” Full Moon Yoga at Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main St, Chimney Rock

Bask in lunar energy during this full moon yoga session with Namaste in Nature. The mountains are said to be a natural vortex of spiritual energy, which makes Chimney Rock an ideal setting for connecting your spirit with nature. Lightweight yoga mats will be provided by your certified yoga teacher. This class is open to all […]

David Wiseman performing at Altapass Orchard

Orchard at Altapass 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine

Performing in the Olin Hefner Pavilion, David Wiseman is a solo singer-songwriter from the southern Appalachian Mountains of Western NC, creating “Blues, Folk, and Ballads; Truths and Lies.” It’s music with a dog, a couch, and a washing machine on the front porch kind of sound. David's songs are topical and timeless, songs that will […]


Movie Nights at the Farm

NC Outdoor Adventures 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville

While there is so much to be gained from living in a small rural community, there is also a downside. The downside is a lack of things to do and a lack of nightlife. In 2021 NCOA will be hosting “Movie Nights at the Farm”. We will project outdoor recreation films and movies onto one […]


Intro Rappelling Adventure

If climbing up a cliff isn’t for you... perhaps rappelling down a cliff is!  Rappelling with NC Outdoor Adventures is a fun and exhilarating wilderness adventure, tame enough for families new to the outdoors, and exciting enough to never be forgotten. An intro rappelling day can be customized for anyone, from those with no experience […]

Singing On The Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville

Singing on the Mountain is a free gospel music festival that began in 1924 and is the longest running old-time gospel convention in the Southern Appalachians. The festival takes place in late June in McRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Singing on the Mountain begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. […]


Homegrown performing at Altapass Orchard

Orchard at Altapass 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine

Performing in the Olin Hefner Pavilion, Homegrown is a group of local musicians who grew up listening to family members and friends playing music at home in informal jam sessions. The band consists of Rick Sparks, Marty Wise, and Janet Wiseman and is steeped in 70's rock, classic country and blues—providing a wonderful soundtrack for […]


Rotary Club of Rocky Mount’s Independence Festival

Franklin County High School 700 Tanyard Rd, Rocky Mount

The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount brings its popular Independence Festival back for a full, in-person event at Franklin County High’s Cy Dillon Stadium on July 2. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and it will feature live music by the local Harwell Grice Band. Attendees will be allowed to bring coolers and food […]


Spirit of America: Independence Day Celebration

Historic Smithfield 1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd, Blacksburg

Visit Smithfield and help us ring in Independence Day by spending the day at a house that saw the beginning of a new nation! Enjoy house tours, shop in our […]


Art on the Greene in Banner Elk

Historic Banner Elk School 185 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk

Banner Elk’s four summertime Art on the Greene shows return this year to the grounds of the Historic Banner Elk School the following weekends: May 29-30, July 3-4, Aug. 7-8 and Sept. 4-5. Booth space will be reduced 50 percent to allow for distancing, and attendees should follow all NC protocols for Covid safety. The […]


Star Spangled Banner Elk Fourth Celebration is July 3rd

Banner Elk Main St, Banner Elk

Banner Elk’s Independence Day celebration returns with a new name and a new date after a pandemic-forced cancelation last year. The Star Spangled Banner Elk Fourth takes place Saturday, July […]

Low Country Boil at Blue Mountain Barrel House

Blue Mountain Barrel House 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Celebrate Independence Day with a traditional Low Country Boil! Other food options also available. Fee. Live music all day.