SUBMIT AN EVENT
Current Events
May 01-31

Carolyn Bohn Exhibit

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. For the month of May we will have Carolyn Bohn. Her artwork will be displayed until the end of May. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

May 05 - Jun 02

State Marketing Grant

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

State Marketing Grant Applications and Guidelines are now available from the Aiken County Visitors Center at 133 Laurens St. NW, Aiken, SC. They can also be found on www.aikencountysc.gov on the homepage under news update and in the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism office of the Aiken County Government Center. These funds must be used for marketing and advertising tourism related events and programs, with the priority of funding to be in the unincorporated areas of Aiken County. The available tax funds are collected in the unincorporated areas of Aiken County through accommodations and are to be distributed in a manner to replenish the accommodations tax base. Applicants should have 50% matching funds. Projects must take place and be completed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Deadline for receipt of your application is 5:00pm on June 2, 2017. We will notify applicants of any errors or missing information if turned in by May 19, 2017. To receive an application and guidelines, call or email: 803-642-7557 ahavird@aikencountysc.gov

Mar 05 - Jun 09

Southport Waterfront Market

Southport, North Carolina
Ft. Johnston Museum - Garrison Lawn Downtown
203 East Bay Street
Event Website

Waterfront Market is open every Wednesday with the exception of July 5 - in observance of Independence Day 8:00 am - 1:00 pm A long time favorite of residents and visitors who shop over 65 vendors for local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and handcrafted arts and crafts along the banks of the Cape Fear River. Stay and enjoy dinning and more shopping in our historic sea side City.

May 22 - Jun 25

Earthworks

Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

Paintings by Chris Graebner and Jude Lobe, pottery by Garry Childs. May 22 – June 25. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, May 26th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

May 10 - Jul 10

US Open King Mackerel Tournament

FEE (by donation)
Southport, North Carolina
Southport Marina
606 W. West Street, Southport, NC 28461
Event Website

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament at the Southport Marina began 39 years ago, and is one of the largest King Mackerel tournaments on the east coast, attracting over 400 boats annually. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure awarding $25,000 for the largest King Mackerel along with paying 55 additional prizes. The base fee is $340, with four optional TWT's (tournament with a tournament). For those who don't fish, enjoy the food, drinks, and live music while being a spectator on the docks or at the scales. To register or for a full calendar of events visit www.usopenkmt.com. Contact us at(910)457-5787 or (800) 457-6964 or e-mail fish@usopenkmt.com

Apr 04 - Aug 20

20 Years of Art-o-mat Exhibit

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Drive
Event Website

Art-o-mat began in 1997 repurposing cigarette machines as art dispensers in Winston-Salem, N.C., the home of former tobacco giant RJ Reynolds. It has since grown into an international network of contributing artists and Art-o-mat machines all over the world, including the Smithsonian Museum of Art. This 20-year retrospective exhibition includes an armada of Art-o-mat machines and its miniature art works.

Upcoming Events
May 24 - Oct 25

Wine Down Wednesdays Kickoff

Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
210 East Trade Street Suite B320
Event Website

Get over the mid-week hump on the Roof with these amazing weekly drink specials! Every Wednesday, come out and enjoy half priced glasses and bottles of wine, $4 drafts, and plenty of amazing yard games! Relax and unwind every Wednesday to help the week fly by. It doesn't get any better than sipping your fave wine while playing the best yard games with your friends

May 26
7:00 PM

Friday Night Summer Concert Series

Hayesville, North Carolina
Old Courthouse Square, Main Street downtown
Main Street, Hayesville, NC
Event Website

Holman Autry Band - A little bit of Hank, a little bit Metallica, and a healthy dose of "Southern Rock" and "Country" Free Concert on Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Hayesville. Concert begins at 7:00 pm. Food available for purchase at 6:00 pm. Bring your own chair and/or blanket and join us for food, fun, and entertainment.

May 26-27

SILENT DISCO - Rave the Roof at Rooftop 210

Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
210 E Trade Street
Event Website

Rooftop 210 is bringing back one of the hottest trends across the nation, Silent Disco! At Silent disco, YOU get to choose which DJ's music you like best! Rather than using a traditional speaker system, live music is broadcast and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. Those without headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to silence. People watching is half the fun! DJ LINE UP: DJ Chase Morgan, DJ Kommotion, DJ Choco

May 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spartanburg Community Band Ice Cream Sunday Symphonic Concert

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Main Street
Converse College, 580 E. Main St, Spartanburg, SC
Event Website

Memorial Day celebration with the symphonic tones of the Spartanburg Community Band. Bring your own chair. Grab a slice of pizza from Mellow Mushroom, a cone from Bruster's Ice Cream, and sit back for an evening of quality concert band music! Blackman Building, 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

Jun 01-30

Keller Jones Exhibit

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. For the month of June we will have Keller Jones. Her artwork will be displayed until the end of June. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Jun 02-03

19th Annual Edenton Music & Water Frestival

Edenton, North Carolina
Colonial Park Edenton Bay, Edenton
South Broad Street
Event Website

Friday Entertainment from 7 - 10 pm for listening and dancing under the stars and a Beverage Garden all at the foot of South Broad along the water. Saturday, this festival promises to delight with Coast Guard participation, entertainment beyond compare both on the waterfront stage and along Broad with roving musicians as well as many more activities for children off and on the water.

Jun 03 - Sep 17

Home Sweet Home

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road
Event Website

Tues-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm An interactive nature-themed exhibit packed with family fun activities that highlight ways that you can discover, enjoy and help protect our natural world. Imaginations go wild as you join Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl and enjoy outdoor adventures inside. Fish in a stream, row a boat, crawl through a hollow log, climb a rock wall, play with animal costumes and puppets, plant a garden, have a backyard picnic and discover the wildlife living in your own backyard – all this awaits families this summer.

Jun 03
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Blues-n-Brews Festival

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Festival Park
Rowan Street and Ray Avenue
Event Website

Cape Fear Regional Theatre presents the 15th Annual Blues-n-Brews Festival—a one-day event featuring over 100 different beers from more than 20 breweries, with live blues music, local food vendors, and games. Come out for the event of the summer, sample some of the finest beers around, and jam to the hottest blues bands.

Jun 03
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

6th Annual Piedmont Open Air Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Greensboro, North Carolina
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC
Event Website

Sponsored by Greensboro Gem and Mineral Club: Rocks and Minerals, hand crafted jewelry, wire wrapping, beads, crystals, books, free geodes for first 100 children under 12, hourly door prizes, lapidary displays. Concessions available. Free parking. For the young and old, collectors and curious, unique items at a great price!

Jun 04
4:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Farm to Fork Picnic

FEE (by donation)
Pittsboro, NC
The Fearrington Barn
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Event Website

The Farm to Fork Picnic weekend culminates Sunday, June 4th with the 10th annual Farm to Fork Picnic in The Fearrington Barn. The picnic will feature up to 35 chefs producing tasting size dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients grown by a local farm the chef is paired with. These partnerships historically result in highly creative collaborations that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The event also spotlights 14 local food artisans and breweries; each will provide samples of their products, along with makers of local wine, coffee and tea. Live music will be provided by the Chapel Hill bluegrass band Big Fat Gap, and The Holland Brothers. For a fun keepsake, be sure to capture your experience in the ZimZoom photo booth! Tickets for the picnic are $100 per adult, $50 for ages 12-20 (no alcohol), and kids under 12 are free.

Jun 05-17

Finding Patience: The Story of Holly Springs

FEE (by donation)
Holly Springs, NC
Holly Springs Cultural Center
300 W. Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Event Website

Sometimes you don’t choose a town; the town chooses you. And so it is with Patience, an African-American freed slave who has watched over the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina for the past 175 years. With humor and heart, Patience uncovers the roots of Holly Springs, sharing its sorrows and heralding its hopes, revealing what every person wants most in this life – to be remembered. ​ Written and directed by local playwright Angie Ottosen-Staheli with original music by Reed Jacob. Produced by the Town of Holly Springs.

Jun 07
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Wonderful Wednesdays: Turning Trees Inside Out

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road
Event Website

10:15-11:00 am ǀ 11:15 am – 12 noon Forests are full of trees that serve as supermarkets, apartment complexes, energy factories and so much more. Join a York County Forester to look at the inside of a tree. Find out how each tree benefits us and how we can protect our trees. Stay and hike our wooded ¾ mile nature trail. Museum staff will provide bark and leaf rubbing activities after each program. Free with Museum Admission. Culture & Heritage Museum Members get in early at 9 AM on Wonderful Wednesdays in June and July!

Jun 08-11

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show- Saddlebred

FEE (by donation)
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Broyhill Equestrian Preserve
1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Lots of flash and chrome fill the Saddlebred classes, from the Roadsters under saddle and in harness, to the gentle giant Frisians. Outdoor show in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Jun 08
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Boots and Bandanas

FEE (by donation)
Taylors, South Carolina
Lindsey Plantation
750 Camp Creek Rd., Taylors, SC 29687
Event Website

Evening of great BBQ and sides, wine and craft beer, bourbon tasting and country music featuring the West End String Band, for listening and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.

Jun 09-18

Nunsense – MAINSTAGE SERIES

FEE (by donation)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Downtown - Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater
315 North Chestnut Street
Event Website

7pm Friday and Saturday June 9 and 10 3pm Sunday June 11 7pm Friday and Saturday June 16 and 17 3pm June 18 MAINSTAGE SERIES: Directed by Kendrix Singletary. When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this musical has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages. Tickets $10-$25. Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. NEW THIS YEAR: Choose 4, 5 or 6 MAINSTAGE Events together for a subscription series discount - Choose 4 for $90, Choose 5 for $106. Choose 6 for $120. The more you buy, the more you save. Contact the theater for group rates. No Refunds or Exchanges. Note: While Balcony seating offers some of the best viewing and listening, there are significant stairs leading to the balcony. Patrons with mobility issues should choose seats on the main floor. For those with wheelchairs (and one partner), you may select "Accessible" seating or call our box office at 910-738-4339 Ext 106 to purchase your tickets.

Jun 09-18

Delval Divas

FEE (by donation)
Seneca, South Carolina
Oconee Community Theatre
8001 Utica Street
Event Website

Comedy by Barbara Pease Weber June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Friday & Saturday nights at 8:00; Sunday matinees at 2:30 Stella Wild, MBA, Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA, Linda Robertson, M.D.,Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isn't a swanky high rise apartment building or a beachfront condo - they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white and "pink" collar criminals.

Jun 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mount Airy Blooms

FEE (by donation)
Mount Airy, NC
Various Gardens Throughout Mount Airy, N.C.
Event Website

Tours of six private gardens and presentations by master gardeners. $20 registration fee. For more information and  to registrater, please visit http://www.EventBrite.com or contact Web Interiors at 336-786-8745, 1191 West Lebanon Street, Mount Airy, N.C. The event will take place 10 am to 4 pm — rain or shine. Brochures are available at the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.

Jun 10
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Downtown
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Outdoor juried art show featuring 90 regional artists, showing work in all mediums. Rain or shine.

Jun 12-16

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville Academy
3200 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville, NC
Event Website

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp is an individualized focused day camp for rising 8th grade, high school, and college level students that have experience playing one of the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone or Tuba. This music camp focuses on small ensemble playing opportunities, daily group and individualized instruction, and masterclasses/lectures for instrumental students. The development of each student’s leadership and musicianship is emphasized as students learn to work collaboratively in this fun and inviting musical atmosphere.

Jun 13-16

Rosedale Adventure Camps

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

Four days of great half day camps sure to entertain your young explorers. We start at 10 on Tuesday with Fairy Camp. Wednesday is Pirate camp followed by Take A Walk on The Wild Side, our Nature Camp on Thursday. Friday we finish with an Old Timey Picnic & “Graduation” at 11 for our campers. More details about each camp will be available on our website. Reservations can be made either by the day or for the whole week.

Jun 16-17

Paranormal Grounds Investigation

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

Join professional ghost hunters as they take groups of no more than 20 guests through the grounds of Rosedale’s 200 year old plantation, and attempt contact with the beyond. You will use the latest technology in partnership with the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Their team will lead the investigation. Please wear flat, quiet comfortable shoes and bring a small twist top flashlight. You never know what you may find... or what may find you!

Jun 16-17

301 Endless Yard Sale

Selma, NC
Along US Hwy 301
112 S. Pollock St.
Event Website

The 301 Endless Yard Sale is in its 5th year and takes place every third week in June in North Carolina along US Highway 301. It is organized jointly by the 5 counties along the 100+ mile route: Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, and Harnett counties. It was founded in the county of Johnston in a small town called Selma which in its downtown area has over 10 antique stores. This year's sale will be June 16th and 17th, starting at 7AM every morning and going until around 5PM. Thousands of shoppers, and over 500 vendors, show up to the sale every year to sell or buy antiques, collectibles, DIY finds, up-cycled furniture, and other items.

Jun 16
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find a Furever Friend Friday

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us and FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) every 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm to meet your future Furever Friend! FOTAS will have adoptable dogs with them and we will offer photos with fido and free popcorn.

Jun 16
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find a Furever Friend Friday

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us and FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) every 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm to meet your future Furever Friend! FOTAS will have adoptable dogs with them and we will offer photos with fido and free popcorn.

Jun 17
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Better Dads Festival

Asheville, NC
Downtown Asheville
Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park
Event Website

The Better Dads Festival brings together diverse members of the community to explore, connect, heal, and celebrate around issues of masculinity and fatherhood. The festival creates opportunities for men, women and children to interact and share their experiences around how men show up in their lives and, more importantly, learn new ways to connect, grow and heal.

Jun 17
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Centennial Anniversary of Biltmore Industries at Grovewood Village

Asheville, NC
North Asheville
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

Grovewood Village is housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries – a groundbreaking enterprise in the history of American craft and textiles. Join our centennial celebration event which will include hands-on weaving demonstrations, local fiber art displays, history tours, a cake cutting ceremony, and a historical presentation by Bruce Johnson (2pm), Director of the National Arts & Crafts Conference.

Jun 17
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Blackwater Festival

Windsor, SC
Park
1145 State Park Rd.
Event Website

Friends of the Edisto (FRED) invites you to attend the Forth Annual “Blackwater Summer Festival” at beautiful Aiken State Park on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Park gates open at nine o’clock AM. Aiken State Park charges $2 for parking. Registration from 9:00 AM until, and the festivities will begin at 10:00 AM. Aiken State Park features swimming and boating facilities, including a canoe and kayak trail along the South Fork Edisto River. There are also hiking trails around the festival area, and camping grounds if you want to make a weekend of it!* We will have a home-cooked BBQ lunch with all the fixin's. Bring a cooler (no alcoholic beverages, please) and a picnic blanket for the family - well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join, too! The event is free to FRED members. If you’re not a member yet, you can join FRED for special starting annual dues of $10. If you are a member whose membership has lapsed, the renewal fee is $25 for a Basic membership. Non-members can enjoy the all-day activities for a donation of $10.

Jun 19-25

Chautauqua History Alive Festival - Abe Lincoln, Maya Angelou, Walter Cronkite, Cesar Chavez, Rachel Carson

Greenville and Spartanburg, SC
Greenville Technical College
506 S. Pleasantburg Dr
Event Website

Meet America’s greatest wordsmiths and hear them tell their stories in their own words. 30 Free shows! Listen in as ABE LINCOLN redefines American democracy Rise up and sing with poet MAYA ANGELOU March and protest with CESAR CHAVEZ Step inside the revolutionary book “Silent Spring,” with RACHEL CARSON; And once again as the nightly news unfolds, “You Are There” with WALTER CRONKITE A ten-day - two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. A different show outdoors each night and more indoors during the day. Five different Free shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. You'll laugh – you'll cry – you'll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal Pre-Festival event Sat Jun 10 at 10:00a – Walter Cronkite interviews Elvis, Runway Café, Downtown Airport FIRST WEEKEND Fri Jun 16 at 7:30p – Walter Cronkite, Greenville Technical College (Faris Rd) Tent Sat Jun 17 at 2:00p – Maya Angelou, Greenville Technical College, TRC Auditorium Sat Jun 17 at 7:30p – Rachel Carson, Greenville Technical College (Faris Rd) Tent Sun Jun 18 at 2:00p – Abe Lincoln, Greenville Technical College, TRC Auditorium Sun Jun 18 at 7:30p – Cesar Chavez, Greenville Technical College (Faris Rd) Tent WEEKDAYS Mon Jun 19 at 11:30a – Walter Cronkite, Younts Center, Fountain Inn Mon Jun 19 at 7:00p – Abe Lincoln, Headquarters Library, Spartanburg Mon Jun 19 at 7:00p – Maya Angelou, A-B Tech College, Asheville ($5) Tue Jun 20 at 9:00a – Discussion, Walter Cronkite, Upcountry History Museum Tue Jun 20 at 11:30a – Maya Angelou, The Kroc Center Tue Jun 20 at 7:00p – Cesar Chavez, Headquarters Library, Spartanburg Tue Jun 20 at 7:00p – Abe Lincoln, A-B Tech College, Asheville ($5) Tue Jun 20 at 7:30p – Walter Cronkite, Falls Park, bring seating Wed Jun 21 at 9:00a – Discussion Cesar Chavez, Upcountry History Museum Wed Jun 21 at 11:30a – Abe Lincoln, The Kroc Center Wed Jun 21 at 7:00p – Walter Cronkite, Headquarters Library, Spartanburg Wed Jun 21 at 7:00p – Cesar Chavez, A-B Tech College, Asheville ($5) Wed Jun 21 at 8:00p – Rachel Carson, Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest Thu Jun 22 at 9:00a – Discussion Rachel Carson, Upcountry History Museum Thu Jun 22 at 11:30a – Cesar Chavez, Centre Stage Thu Jun 22 at 7:00p – Maya Angelou, Headquarters Library, Spartanburg Thu Jun 22 at 7:00p – Walter Cronkite, A-B Tech, Asheville ($5) SECOND WEEKEND Fri Jun 23 at 9a – Discussion Abe Lincoln, Upcountry History Museum Fri Jun 23 at 11:30a – Maya Angelou, Phillis Wheatley Community Center Fri Jun 23 at 7:30p – Cesar Chavez, Greenville Technical College (Faris Rd) Tent Sat Jun 24 at 9a – Discussion Maya Angelou, Upcountry History Museum Sat Jun 24 at 2:00p – Abe Lincoln, Pelzer Auditorium, Pelzer Sat Jun 24 at 7:30p – Maya Angelou, Greenville Technical College (Faris Rd) Tent Sun Jun 25 at 2:00p – Walter Cronkite, Greenville Technical College, TRC Auditorium Sun Jun 26 at 7:30p – Abe Lincoln, Greenville Technical College (Faris Rd) Tent

Jun 23 - Jul 04

Brevard's Arts & Culture Celebration 2017

Brevard, NC
All over Transylvania County
TC Arts Council
Event Website

Sponsored by: Jerome & Summey Insurance, TC Arts Council, City of Brevard Enjoy more than 80+ ART events in downtown Brevard and Transylvania County. Example of events: Opening of the Brevard Music Center, Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk, Street Dances, Music Jams, Open Mic Nite, Live Radio Variety Show, Art Show & Sale and the celebration ends with a BANG at the Heart of Brevard 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza! For more information call the TC Arts Council 828.884.2787 or go to www.artsofbrevard.org. For 4th of July festivities info go to www.brevardnc.org.

Jun 23-24

Strike at the Wind

FEE (by donation)
Pembroke, NC
Givens Performing Arts Center
1 University Dr.
Event Website

The long-awaited return of one of the most important dramas of North Carolina history is here! Strike at the Wind! will be performed on stage in GPAC on June 23 and 24 for the first time in a decade. The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has partnered with UNCP to revive the drama that tells the local story of the Lowrie War in 1865.

Jun 24

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

FEE (by donation)
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd.
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee to learn how to make a basket out of pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket in class and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: 2 days before workshop Call the Education Center at (803) 428-4988 to register. Meeting Place and Time: Park's Education Center, 10am-2pm What to Bring: Drinks, snacks/lunch, and reading glasses if you need them. Price: $30 per person; workshop is for ages 13 and above

Jun 26 - Jul 23

Up Close

Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC 27278
Event Website

Paintings by Linda Carmel, textiles by Alice Levinson, sculpture by Lynn Wartski. June 26 – July 23. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, June 30th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Jul 01
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Fourth of July Festival

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Downtown
1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Family fun downtown with games, live music in Memorial Park, and an old fashioned parade down Main Street.

Jul 01-31

Deborah Tidwell Holtzscheiter Exhibit

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. For the month of July we will have Deborah Tidwell Holtzscheiter. Her artwork will be displayed until the end of July. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Jul 01 - Sep 02

Shindig on the Green

Asheville, North Carolina
Pack Square Park
1 W Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801
Event Website

Held outdoors at Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, Shindig on the Green is FREE and was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun for these eight summer Saturdays.

Jul 04

45th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase

Brevard, NC
Main Street - downtown Brevard
West Main Street Brevard, NC 28712
Event Website

The TC Arts Council sponsors the annual juried Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on Main Street for the July 4th Street Festival. The Heart of Brevard sponsors the food, music and other vendors with an old-timey car show and fireworks.

Jul 04
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fort Bragg's 4th of July Celebration

Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Main Post Parade Field
25 Capron Street
Event Website

Come out to Fort Bragg and experience one of the most spectacular 4th of July shows in the region. The festivities include some of today's hottest musical acts, parachute free-fall demonstrations, the popular flag ceremony, fireworks, and food and beverages. The event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early due to heavy traffic flow.

Jul 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Author Talk: P. Gaye Tapp

Roxboro, North Carolina
Person County Public Library
319 S. Main St
Event Website

Roxboro interior designer and writer P. Gaye Tapp discusses her book, How They Decorated. Tapp profiles the interiors of 16 icons of style, from Bunny Mellon to Georgia O’Keeffe. Light refreshments will be served.

Jul 15
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Downtown
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ regional artists in a variety of mediums. Rain or shine!

Jul 15
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM

NC Peach Festival

Candor, NC
Downtown
145 Depot Street
Event Website

Come buy fresh, local peaches! Lots of fun shopping, musical entertainment and food. The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with a cooking contest with our signature item - peaches! New this year — Big Bang Boom on the children's stage. Shop and eat all day and enjoy music into the evening.

Jul 21
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GLOW Fun Run

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Festival Park
Rowan Street and Ray Avenue
Event Website

The GLOW Fun Run is a fun and exhilarating 5k that focuses on entertainment and pure enjoyment, and is part of the Positive Direction for Youth Conference. It is going to be an evening full of GLOW gear, music and lots of family entertainment. You can walk, jog, or run it, and it is great for all ages and fitness levels. Once you finish the race, stick around for the GLOW After-Party. This event is open to the public. For more information and to register, refer to the event website.

Jul 21
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find a Furever Friend Friday

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us and FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) every 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm to meet your future Furever Friend! FOTAS will have adoptable dogs with them and we will offer photos with fido and free popcorn.

Jul 21
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find a Furever Friend Friday

Aiken , SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us and FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) every 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm to meet your future Furever Friend! FOTAS will have adoptable dogs with them and we will offer photos with fido and free popcorn.

Jul 22
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Shaggin' on Fieldcrest

Eden, North Carolina
Draper Section
121 N. Fieldcrest Road
Event Website

Jim Quick and Coastline will appear LIVE in concert at our 4th Annual Shaggin' on Fieldcrest! Join us and area shag clubs to dance the night away to your favorite music!! There will be great food and a beer garden. Bring your lawn-chair, family and friends for a great time!!

Jul 24 - Aug 20

Serious Fun

Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton Street
Event Website

Jewelry by Nell Chandler, fiber art by Ali Givens, paintings by Michele Yellin. July 24 – August 20. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, July 28th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Jul 26
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Wonderful Wednesdays: Rock Hill Geology

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road
Event Website

July 26: Rock Hill Geology 10:15-11:00 am ǀ 11:15 am – 12 noon Join Dr. Steve Fields, Curator of Natural History at the Museum of York County, as history and treasure come together. Learn the story behind why our city is named Rock Hill and what types of rocks and minerals have been discovered here. Afterwards, do some “rock-hounding” in the Naturalist Center. Free with Museum Admission. Culture & Heritage Museum Members get in early at 9 AM on Wonderful Wednesdays in June and July!

Jul 28
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Chetola Resort
185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

An evening under the stars with pop and orchestral music and a fireworks finale. Featuring the Symphony of the Mountains.

Jul 28-30

Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show

FEE (by donation)
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Weekend of heirloom-quality furniture, pottery, jewelry, clocks, crystal, silver and more.

Jul 28
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola

FEE (by donation)
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Chetola Resort
185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

An evening under the stars with pop and orchestral music and a fireworks finale. Featuring the Symphony of the Mountains. Tickets available online.

Jul 29
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Santa's Summer in the Pines

Pinehurst, NC
Tuft's Park located the heart of the Village of Pinehurst
Bordered by Village Green Roads East and West
Event Website

Join us for this Community Giving Event benefiting Hearts for Heroes US. Lots of fun planned for the family! Santa will arrive in the Pines on Summer Break with activities for kids of all ages, including Star 102.5 live broadcast, pop-up shops, snow machines, giveaways, and more!  Food, Beer & Wine available for purchase. The festival is open and free to the public.

Aug 03
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

FEE (by donation)
Asheville, North Carolina
A-B Tech Campus - Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center
16 Fernihurst Dr. Asheville, NC 28801
Event Website

Bascom Lamar Lunsford founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival as a means for people to share and understand the beauty and dignity of the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down through generations in Western North Carolina. He saw the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival grow to be the oldest gathering of its kind in the nation and it continues in this way, a platform for the talented of the high country lying between the Great Smoky and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Come celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Mountain Dance & Folk Festival in our brand new, luxurious venue! Doors open each night at 5:30pm with performances starting promptly at 6:30pm.

Aug 04-05

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Burnsville, North Carolina
Burnsville Town Square
100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714
Event Website

The 61st Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 4-5. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square. 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce www.yanceychamber.com 828-682-7413

Aug 16 - Sep 15

Through The Needle's Eye Touring Art Exhibit

Brevard, NC
TC Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC 28712
Event Website

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has been chosen to open the National Touring Exhibit “Through the Needle’s Eye 2017” sponsored by The Embroiderers' Guild of America. The exhibit will be at the TC Arts Council from August 16 – September 15. It will then tour the country. TC Arts Exhibit hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm – FREE. TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC. For more information call 828.884.2787 or go to www.tcarts.org.

Aug 18-19

A Celebration of Quilts

FEE (by donation)
Anderson, SC
Anderson County Civic Center, 3027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
3027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Event Website

A Celebration of Quilts is the Anderson, SC bi-annual quilt show. Located in the Upstate, this year's quilt show will partner with the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail to offer a guided tour of local wooden quilt blocks located on buildings in the Anderson area. Please go to the website to register for the tour package which also features lunch on your own at a downtown restaurant as will as admission to the quilt show.

Aug 18
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find a Furever Friend Friday

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us and FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) every 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm to meet your future Furever Friend! FOTAS will have adoptable dogs with them and we will offer photos with fido and free popcorn.

Aug 18
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find a Furever Friend Friday

Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us and FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) every 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm to meet your future Furever Friend! FOTAS will have adoptable dogs with them and we will offer photos with fido and free popcorn.

Aug 19
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

13th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival

Franklin, North Carolina
Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center
51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC
Event Website

The Franklin Area Folk Festival celebrates all things Appalachian! This family-friendly festival features live heritage demonstrations, Appalachian crafts, old-time mountain music & SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association) jammin’ sessions, Civil War Re-enactors camped on the grounds with infantry drilling and firing demonstrations, kids’ activities, food, textiles, tours & more! Artisans inside Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center will exhibit our rich heritage by teaching us about pottery, textiles, painting, and local history. By linking our future to our past, the Franklin Area Folk Festival sponsors hands-on activities to allow visitors to experience what mountain life was like way back when. These folks learned at their parents’ knee woodcarving, moonshinin’, weaving and spinning, and all the many other heritage skills they’ll be demonstrating. Some additional highlights include special quilts on display (like the famous Cabarras Quilt, The Celebrate America Autograph Quilt, the original World’s Largest Quilt), the village blacksmith, flint napping, woodworking/woodcarving, Border Collies’ demonstrations, Front Porch storytelling, farmer’s market, one-room school, old-time music and more. For anyone making plans to be in Franklin for the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse (Monday, August 21 / DiscoverFranklinNC.com), be sure to join us at the festival the Saturday before, August 19, 2017! Come learn about the culture and folkways of our Southern Appalachian Mountains by engaging in one of the many living history experiences, a trademark of the Franklin Area Folk Festival, “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage.”

Aug 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

National Airborne Day Celebration

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
100 Bragg Boulevard
Event Website

Honor the 77th anniversary of the U.S. Army's airborne forces and the 17th anniversary of the opening of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Though it opened on 16 August 2000, the ASOM chose to celebrate National Airborne Day on a Saturday in August to maximize the opportunity for the public to visit the museum and help celebrate. Visit the ASOM and see static displays from the XVIII Airborne Corps, United States Army Special Operations Command, and 82nd Airborne Division, as well as period reenactors.

Aug 21 - Sep 24

Three Perspectives

Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

Paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders, blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 21 - September 24. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, August 25th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Sep 07
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yappy Hour

Charleston, SC
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr Charleston, SC 29412
Event Website

Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music and beverages at Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park Dog Park. The Yappy Hour series promises great music and fun! Free with $2 park admission.

Sep 09
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pickin' by the Lake

FEE (by donation)
Roxboro, NC
Mayo Lake Amphitheater
1013 Neal's Store Road, Roxboro, NC 27574
Event Website

See five bands for just $20 per advance ticket or $25 at the gate! Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at: www.piedmontcc.edu/pickin and Piedmont Community College (1715 College Drive, Roxboro, NC 27573) Join us to hear the sounds of: Lonesome River Band Flatt Lonesome Salt and Light Lawson Creek Grass Drive Time Camping available. Call Mayo Lake Park at (336) 597-7806

Sep 14
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yappy Hour

Charleston, SC
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr Charleston, SC 29412
Event Website

Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music and beverages at Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park Dog Park. The Yappy Hour series promises great music and fun! Free with $2 park admission.

Sep 15-16

14th Annual RiverFest

Eden, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Eden
Washington Street
Event Website

RiverFest is a three-time award winning festival that provides quality entertainment and fun for all ages! It includes two-stages of live music, artisans, crafters, food, exhibits and loads of fun!! 2017 will feature the Paul Bunyon Lumberjack Show, Knockerball, Gem Sluice, Carolina Raptor Center, Chainsaw Carver, Trick Roper, Gravity Ball, Kayak Race, River Excursions, Amusements, Beer Garden and so much more!! Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 10pm. Plan to come early and stay late and remember your lawn-chairs for the concerts!!

Oct 06-07

Ol' Front Porch Music Festival

Oriental, North Carolina
Neuse Riverfront
P.O. Box 246
Event Website

4th Annual Ol' Front Porch Music Festival. Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and pop music performed on the front porches of Oriental homes. Friday evening and all day Saturday. For information, go to http://olfrontporchmusicfestival.org

Nov 04
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harvest Festival

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, SC
John's Island County Park
2662 Mullet Hall Road Johns Island, SC 29455
Event Website

Join us at John's Island County Park for hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, archery, crafts and more. Feast on Southern delights like finger-lickin’ Carolina barbeque while enjoying some foot-stompin’ live music. $8 per person and free for Gold Pass Members and children under 12.

Nov 11 - Jan 01

Holiday Festival of Lights

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, SC
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr Charleston, SC 29412
Event Website

Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout 52 enchanting nights. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more!

Nov 17-19

Columbia, SC ; 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

FEE (by donation)
Columbia, South Carolina
Near Columbiania Mall Irmo, SC off I-26
Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210
Event Website

The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its 2017 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Fri Nov. 17, 10:00 - 6:00; Sat. Nov. 18, 10:00 - 6:00; Sun. Nov.190, 11:00 - 5:00 Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale Geodes sold & cut Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. Lots of fun for the whole family. South Carolina amethyst on display. Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society $5.00 for adults, Sixteen & under free. All military & their dependents free. 803-736-9317

Nov 25
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chitlin' Strut

Salley, SC
Downtown
230 Pine St. Nw
Event Website

Come out for family-fun, vendors, and the famous boiled or fried chitlins'.

Nov 29 - Dec 03

21st Annual Sandhills Children's Center Festival of Trees

FEE (by donation)
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Carolina Hotel
80 Carolina Vista Drive
Event Website

21st Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees is November 29 – December 3 at The Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista Dr. in Pinehurst. This joyous holiday tradition features over 200 decorated trees, wreaths, and gift baskets…a delight for the senses. All items await bids at the online auction site. Admission is by any monetary donation at the door. Shoppers take note that the free Festival Marketplace, featuring over 60 vendors, will take place December 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit children who have special needs at Sandhills Children’s Center.