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Apr 24
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

Mar 03 - Apr 29

Dissolving The Black Square

Yadkinville, North Carolina
The Welborn Gallery - Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
226 East Main Street Yadkinville, North Carolina 27055
Event Website

Georges le Chevallier's Shibui Series will adorn the Welborn Gallery's walls at the Yadkin Arts and Cultural Center. Inspired by the juxtaposition of Japanese shibui, culinary skill, and Kazamir Malevich's fabled 1915 Black Square, le Chevallier's lively paintings bring a pop of color and an edge of wit, humor, and play to the gallery space.

Apr 24 - May 21

Parallel Play

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
Downtown
Parallel Play
Event Website

Paintings by Ellie Reinhold, sculpture by Jason Smith, pottery by Evelyn Ward. April 24 – May 21. Reception Friday, April 28th 6-9pm. Gallery owned & operated by 21 artists, features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun.

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.

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
Apr 25
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

Apr 27
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Alive After 5 ft Surround Sound

Charlotte, NC
Epicentre, Uptown
210 East Trade Street
Event Website

Alive After Five is how Charlotte kick-starts the weekend every Thursday in style! As the largest weekly happy hour and free entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind, and network while enjoying great live music, tasty beverages and a fun, casual atmosphere.

Apr 28-30

20th Annual Salsbury Confederate Prison Symposium

Salisbury, NC
Landmark Church, Catawba College, Salisbury National Cemetary, Old Lutheran Cemetary.
PO Box 83 Salisbury, NC 28145-0083
Event Website

Explore the history of North Carolinas Military prison during the war between the states. Friday- Banquet and lecture; Saturday- Scheduled 6 lectures and displays; Sunday- Two memorial services and tour of prison site. Paid Event is a project of Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC.

Apr 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3 Redneck Tenors - – MAINSTAGE SERIES

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

MAINSTAGE SERIES: Down Home Laughs, Big City Music The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the Tenor Genre. Their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall: down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera veteran Matthew Lord, with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006. 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.

Apr 28-30

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Downtown Fayetteville
Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Event Website

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival is the city's marquee event and one of the biggest in the Southeast, featuring a midway/carnival, food vendors, live entertainment, inflatable/bounce houses, arts and crafts, a classic car show, street fair with shopping, and lots more fun for the whole family. This year's concert headliners include Parmalee, Winger and Skid Row, and DieDra. The concerts are free, but some of the activities may charge a fee (i.e., carnival rides). Visit the festival's website for more details and the full entertainment schedule.

Apr 29-30

Journey Home, Ancestral Village Days

FEE (by donation)
Frisco, North Carolina
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
53536 Highway 12, Frisco, NC 27936
Event Website

Close your eyes and picture a serene forest. Imagine soft breezes and sweet, tangy sea air merging with the inviting aroma of native foods. Picture grass-carpeted sand with a Native American story teller surrounded by children with joy-filled eyes. Hear native drums blending with the high call of sea birds and the clear, soothing sound of native flutes. Visualize tables with beautiful Native American jewelry, art, and hand-crafted treasures. That picture will come alive on April 29 and 30, 2017 when Journey Home , A Celebration of Ancestral Village Days sponsored by the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center takes place on Hatteras Island, part of the historic outer banks of North Carolina. Set on the nature trail at the museum, the celebration will offer two days filled with activities for the entire family. Participants will have the opportunity to “step back in time” to learn about village life before European contact. It will be possible to explore a longhouse, hear the beat of hand drums and sand-filled rattles, dance in a ceremonial circle surrounded by spirit poles, make a mat from cat tail plants, sift though deep-sea diggings for ancient shark teeth, create a cast of an animal track, paint a tattoo, shape a pot from clay, see how weapons were fashioned from natural materials and cedar logs turned into graceful canoes. Special presentations on native survival skills, knapping, basketry, pottery, gourds, personal adornments, beading, gardening, fishing, medicinal plants, and much, MUCH more will occur throughout the weekend. Activities will begin each day at 10 AM. Admission: Adults $5, School-Age Children & Seniors $3, Families $15 For more information, contact the museum at 252-995-4440; P. O. Box 399, Frisco, N C 27936 or visit www.nativeamericanmuseum.org.

Apr 29
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Earth Day Birthday

Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road
Event Website

Come celebrate Earth Day Birthday as we highlight the positive actions we can all take to make our Earth a better place to live. This FREE family event features activities, games, live entertainment and more than 30 educational exhibits, each with a hands-on environmental message. Shop in the eco-marketplace where artisans offer an array of unique items made from recycled materials. Pony rides and family friendly foods available for a fee. Earth Day Birthday is presented in partnership with the City of Rock Hill Clean & Green, the Culture & Heritage Museums, and York County Collection & Recycling.

Apr 30
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Duck Derby

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Festival Park
Rowan Street and Ray Avenue
Event Website

Approximately 50,000 rubber ducks will race down the Creek at Festival Park to benefit Fayetteville Urban Ministry and several other local non-profit organizations. Event is free to the public, with food, vendors, live entertainment and excitement for all. Adoption fees start at $10 per duck. Visit the event website for further information.

May 02
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

May 03
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

May 04
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

May 04
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Alive After 5 ft 20 Ride

Charlotte, NC
Epicentre, Uptown
210 E Trade Street
Event Website

Alive After Five is how Charlotte kick-starts the weekend every Thursday in style! As the largest weekly happy hour and free entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind, and network while enjoying great live music, tasty beverages and a fun, casual atmosphere.

May 05-06

Jiggy with a Piggy

FEE (by donation)
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Downtown - 401 Laureate Way
401 Laureate Way
Event Website

The smells and sights of 80 barbeque competition teams - there is nothing better and it is coming soon! The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Competition and Festival returns to downtown Kannapolis on May 5 & 6. BBQ teams from across the U.S. will compete in the competition at the North Carolina Research Campus sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The public can get in on the fun during the two day festival with more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, concerts, a 5K walk/run (May 2), outdoor movie, and a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting.

May 05-06

25th Annual Festival of Gardens

FEE (by donation)
Columbia, SC
Historic Elmwood Park
Earlewood Park Community Center 1111 Parkside Drive Columbia, SC
Event Website

The historic Elmwood Park neighborhood will be featured as the location for Columbia Green’s 25th Annual Festival of Gardens on Friday, May 5 and Saturday May 6, 2017. The tour will showcase 10 private gardens and the Roy Lynch Butterfly garden. Tickets may be purchased in advance via Columbia green’s website, www.columbigreen.org. Tickets are $20 for Columbia green members and $30 for non-members. There is an additional $5 charge on the day of the tour. Registration begins each day at 9:00 AM in the Earlewood Park Community Center, 1111 Parkside Drive. Mark your calendars for this must see Spring event.

May 05-06

Jiggy with the Piggy Festival

Kannapolis, NC
Downtown Kannapolis
125 N Research Campus Dr., Kannapolis, NC 28081
Event Website

The smells and sights of 80 barbeque competition teams returns to downtown Kannapolis on May 5 & 6. BBQ teams from across the U.S. will compete in the competition at the North Carolina Research Campus sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The public can get in on the fun during the two day festival, sponsored by Smithfield, with more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, concerts by Little Texas, Darrell Harwood, and others, a 5K walk/run, and a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting. Schedule of Events: Tuesday, May 2: 6:30 p.m. Jiggy with the Piggy 5K, part of the Run Kannapolis Series. (Dress in a piggy related costume to win prizes). Thursday, May 4: 1-5 p.m. BBQ Competition Teams Arrive 4-7 p.m. Kannapolis Farmers Market – Opening Day Zucchini 600 Pre-build workshop @ the Farmers Market (We provide the zucchini – get tips and help building your racecar). Friday, May 5: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. BBQ Competition Teams Arrive 5 p.m. Festival Opens to the Public - Downtown Kannapolis Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More 7-9 p.m. People's Choice - Wings (while tickets last) Location: N.C. Research Campus – near the Core Lab, N. Research Drive (Look for the signs and the white tent). Festival attendees can purchase blocks of ten (10) wings for $10. Proceeds benefit the Cannon Memorial YMCA to help fund local youth scholarships and programs. 7 p.m. Darrell Harwood Concert - Downtown Kannapolis 8 p.m.- Family Movie (TBA) Location: Veterans Park Bring a blanket/chair and enjoy this fun family movie. Sponsored by 600 Festival Association 8:15 p.m. Little Texas Concert, Downtown Kannapolis 9:45 p.m. Fireworks Saturday, May 6: 7 a.m. Kannapolis YMCA All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Admission is $5. 9 a.m. Festival Opens to the Public – Downtown Kannapolis Food, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Rides, and More 10 -10:45a.m. - Prime Time Community Band Children's Concert - Gem Theater Free Admission 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kid's Zone Activities: Including the NEW ZUCCHINI 600 race! Pits open at 10 a.m. 12 p.m. - Zucchini 600 Races Start Carnival Rides, Inflatables, GoProMotorplex Kids Car Displays Noon – 2 p.m. People's Choice - Pork Tasting (while supplies last) Proceeds Benefit the Kannapolis Rotary Club. Festival attendees can purchase blocks of ten (10) samples for $10. Noon - Gal Friday Concert Noon - 1:30 p.m. - BBQ Competition Is Underway! 1:30 p.m. – Coconut Groove Band Concert 3:15 p.m. Joe Lasher, Jr. Concert 5 p.m. - BBQ Competition Awards Ceremony

May 06-07

St. Barbara's Greek Festival 2017

Durham, North Carolina
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
8306 NC Highway 751, Durham NC 27713-6860
Event Website

St. Barbara's Greek Festival 2017 Saturday, May 6 11am - 8pm Sunday, May 7 11am - 8pm Experience the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL. The event will be held 11am to 8pm, rain or shine, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Highway 751 in Durham, one-half mile south of I-40 Exit 274 near Southpoint Mall. Admission is free. A portion of the Festival proceeds will benefit the Durham Rescue Mission. The Festival will feature such favorite Greek foods as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef) and grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground beef and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Enjoy savory lamb, slow-roasted on a spit (souvla), and traditional desserts like baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes (shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar), loukoumades (fried dough balls with syrup, cinnamon and walnuts) or an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. Greek coffee and iced coffee frappé will be served at the Kafenion. The Taverna will feature Greek wine and beer. Enjoy continuous Greek music and scheduled folkdance performances. The bouzouki band “Opa!” will perform live. All are welcome to join in community dancing. Also featured will be Greek cultural exhibits, video travelogues of Greece, tours of the landmark Byzantine-style domed church and a demonstration of traditional Byzantine iconography. New this year is a Silent Art Auction featuring fine art, ceramics and collectibles. Try your luck at winning a grand raffle prize of $1000. Shop the Bakaliko grocery for olives, feta cheese, olive oil and delicious sweet tsoureki bread. Browse the Marketplace for gifts, handmade jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, Greek and Ukrainian imports, children’s books, religious items and fine art featuring scenes of Greece. The award-winning St. Barbara community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE, will be available for purchase. There will also be kids’ activities and fun for the entire family. Remember – Greeks are famous for their hospitality! For more information, visit www.DurhamGreekFestival.org, email info@durhamgreekfestival.org or call 919-484-1600.

May 06
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Club to The Clubhouse Bike Ride

FEE (by donation)
Clayton, NC
The Club at Flowers Plantation (120 Flowers Parkway, Clayton, NC)
120 Flowers Parkway
Event Website

Starting from the historical location of Flowers Plantation, two courses of 20+ and 40+ miles have been laid out for the rider's enjoyment. Those that do the 40 mile course will have a rest stop at the Carolina Mudcats Stadium (~20 mile point)where they will be met with a hospitality suite of many proportions. Those that do the 20-mile course will enjoy a very scenic route and have a hospitality station as well (~10 mile point). Local, county, and state police officers will be volunteering their time/resources to keep things safe all around the course. At least one SAG will be deployed by our charity of choice--Habitat for Humanity. After returning to The Club, a social event will take place thereby lending itself to getting to know your fellow bikers and talking about the events of the day! All participants will receive a free t-shirt (if registered on time) and a number of sponsor freebees. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1016332551

May 06
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Talk Derby to Me

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Uptown
210 E Trade St
Event Website

The Fourth Annual Talk Derby To Me Ladies, don't forget your hats. Gentlemen, grab your bow ties. Its our Forth Annual Talk Derby To Me!!Join us, May 6th at Rooftop 210, as we celebrate A Southern Tradition, The Kentucky Derby.There will be corn hole, life size janga, pong and many more of your favorite tailgate games. Tons of Derby Competitions, such as:Best Hats Best Dressed for Ladies Best Dressed for MenBest Bowtie for the GentlemenBest Dressed Couple Best Dressed "group of friends" "Run for the Roses"- which is our human horse race!! Enter to win a chance to win tickets to the Carolina Country Music Festival. Must be present to win. Awesome Drink Specials Include cocktails from the Mint Juleps Bar and Stella Must be 21+ Ticket Includes: Admission includes 10 drink samples and BBQ style appetizer buffet.#TalkDerbyToMe

May 07

Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University
5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311
Event Website

Students of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra perform their spring concert. Free admission. Concert begins at 4:00pm.

May 07
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

May 07
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mother-Daughter Tea

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Studio 215 Events
215 Williams St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Event Website

Curamericas Global invites you to join us for a sweet and savory afternoon tea, silent auction, and photo booth to support mothers and children in high-need communities around the world. Come celebrate and bring your mother, daughter, or a special woman in your life. The dress code is semi-formal and hats and gloves are encouraged! Order tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-daughter-tea-tickets-33315837567 To order tickets via phone or check, please contact Barbara Muffoletto or Jane Thibodeau at 919-510-8787. About Curamericas: Curamericas Global saves the lives of mothers and children living in some of the most isolated and impoverished areas of the world. We have served over 1,000,000 people in communities around the world since 1983. Come be part of our mission to provide healthcare to those in need!

May 08
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

May 09
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts Downtown
310 Chestnut
Event Website

4th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Films to be announced end of March 2017 For more information go to wilmingtonjewishfilmfestival.org

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

May 11-14

Hats off To Mom

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

Join us for a special look at hats & headwear through the ages. Our plantation house has seen over 200 years of history and so many different styles & trends have come and gone. You’ll see different hats and examples of how millinery fashion changed as displayed through the many rooms of the home. As part of this special program our prized green silk bonnet, one of the oldest locally made textiles, will be on display for these three days only. We encourage you to wear your favorite hat and come on out to Rosedale for a one of a kind hats off experience. For an extra Mother’s Day treat, those who register by May 10 will get $2 off the regular admission rate. Light refreshment to be served in the English Basement Kitchen for those on these special tours.

May 11
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Champions Book Signing

Aiken , SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St NW
Event Website

Author Lisa J. Hall will be on hand to sign copies of her book Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Champions at the Aiken County Visitors Center. Since the 1940's, forty racing champions have traveled the hallowed grounds of the historic Aiken Training Track. Thoroughbred icons such as Kelso, Tom Fool, Swale, Pleasant Colony, Conquistador Cielo, and Shuvee trained at this world renowned track. Numerous members of the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame won the biggest races in the sport. These champions combined for a total of 546 races in 1,395 starts, including wins in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Race along with author Lisa J. Hall as she pays homage to these equine champions and an Aiken legacy.

May 13
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mayfest on Main

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Downtown Main Street North Myrtle Beach
11 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, S. C. 29582
Event Website

One of North Myrtle Beach's most famous, FREE, festivals featuring national entertainment; upscale vendors; arts and crafts, a children's area and lots of fun. Always the Saturday before Mother's Day, 11 South Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, S. C.

May 18-20

Wagons to Wagener

Wagener, South Carolina
Downtown
Railroad Ave E
Event Website

2017 Wagons To Wagener Festival May 18th, 19th, and 20th. Thursday 1:00pm until 10:00pm Friday 1:00pm until Midnight Saturday 9:00am until Midnight Join us for fun starting at 1:00pm on Thursday & Friday evenings! We will have amusements & games, free live music on the pavilion and dancing in the street. Thursday night is TBA, Friday night a performance by New Holland Road and Saturday night is Anybody's Guess. Both performances start at 7:00pm. Bring chairs to enjoy the music, and cash for food, games & beer. *No outside alcohol will be permitted. No drinking under 21. Must provide ID & buy $1 wrist band to drink. Alcohol will be served Friday & Saturday evenings. For more information, please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/wagonstowagenerfestival/ and/or our webpage at: http://www.wagenersc.com/wagons-wagener-festival

May 19

"The Trumpets Shall Sound!" Concert

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Haymount United Methodist Church
Event Website
The Cumberland Oratorio Singers (COS) present the last concert of their 25th season. This unique concert is a combination of choir with brass, percussion, and organ. A mixture of 20th century composers are featured, and highlighting the list is John Rutter’s "Gloria."
May 19-20

The Aiken Garden Show

FEE (by donation)
Aiken, South Carolina
Aiken Historic Museum "Banksia" 433 Newberry St. Aiken
433 Newberry St. Aiken, SC
Event Website

The Aiken Garden Show will have vendors, speakers, a rose show and gardens to tour. Tickets cost $25. There will be 10 gardens on display for two days. On Saturday at 9AM nationally known topiary artist Pearl Fryar will speak, demonstrate his art and sign "Outstanding American Gardens" which will be available for purchase. Vendors come from all over the Southeast. Lunch is available. Proceeds benefit The Aiken Garden Council.

May 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra – MAINSTAGE SERIES

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

MAINSTAGE SERIES: The theater welcomes back a favorite touring big band from last year to perfectly complement the setting of our historic theater that first opened in 1928 – just 10 years before the original version of this famous big band was formed. The world famous GMO, with its unique jazz sound, is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present version of the Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the Orchestra’s present music director. 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.

May 19-20

Crystal Coast Quilt Show

FEE (by donation)
Morehead City, North Carolina
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell Street (Hwy 70)
Event Website

Traditional, contemporary, innovative and challenge quilts. Awards and prizes in many categories including "Viewer's Choice". Special exhibits include Hero Quilts, Kid's Quilts and Guild Challenge. Merchant's Mall, Silent Auction, Boutique, Made in USA Booth and much more

May 19
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.

May 20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saluda Arts Festival

Saluda, NC
Historic Downtown Saluda
24 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773
Event Website

Saluda, NC celebrates its heritage and arts culture at the 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival held in Historic Downtown on Main Street. Exhibits are a diversity of art media from local and regional artists. Enjoy music representing Americana, blues, folk, contemporary and watch artist demonstrations. Sponsored by the Saluda Business Association. Free event.

May 20
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grovewood Gallery's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Asheville, NC
Grovewood Gallery
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

Celebration event will include an outdoor sculpture exhibition, artist demonstrations, live music from The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers, and local food and drinks. Customers will also have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a handcrafted kinetic Wind Sculpture by Lyman Whitaker. Grovewood Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by: Golden Fleece, Hi-Wire Brewing, Metro Wines, and Noble Cider.

May 20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Liberty or Death! War in the Carolinas

FEE (by donation)
McConnells, SC
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road McConnells, SC 29726
Event Website

The unique event features reenactments of three major battles fought in South Carolina- King’s Mountain, Camden and Eutaw Springs. These battles represent both Patriot and British victories. Over the two day event visitors will see cannons, mounted cavalry, uniformed British and American soldiers and militiamen take the field. Other activities include cannon and musket firing demonstrations, kids’ military drill, battlefield tours, special presentation, and hands on activities. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission: Adult $10; Senior $8; Youth 4-17 $6; 3 and under & CHM members Free

May 20-21

Studio Stroll - River Arts District

Asheville, NC
River Arts District historic warehouse district
344 Depot Street
Event Website

Over 220 artists open their studio doors May 20-21, welcoming the public to see and collect amazing art in their studios and galleries. Studio Stroll artists are on hand, offering demonstrations, conversation, and information about their creations. Visitors may journey throughout the 1 mile arts district on free trolleys. See up-to-date information about the event, artists, and historic buildings of the River Arts District, Photos and videos paint more of the picture at www.riverartsdistrict.com.

May 20
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2017 New Bern NC's Premier Antique & Classic Boat Show

New Bern, North Carolina (NC)
Galley Store Marina, 300 E. Front St., downtown at traffic circle
300 E. Front Street
Event Website

The Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will host this event on the Neuse River. These beautiful boats are works of art--a joy to behold. Come see, hear and experience yesteryear. If you are lucky, one of the owners might just give you a ride!

May 20
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Train Day Festival

Spartanburg, , South Carolina
Hub City Railroad Museum at the Amtrak Depot
298 Magnolia Street
Event Website

The Train Day Festival will feature the Hub City RR Museum and restored Southern Rwy. Caboose X-3115. There will be children's activities including a bounce house, rubber tired train rides, Thomas and friends model railroad, live music, railroad book authors, food, and more. Also there is up close and personal viewing of trains on the Norfolk Southern Railway main line from the caboose viewing platform.

May 20
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 works of all mediums. Rain or shine.

May 20
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

5th Annual Charlotte Beer Fest

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Uptown
210 E Trade Street
Event Website

Charlotte's 5th Annual Charlotte Beer Festival is BACK! Sample many flavors of beer and listen to live music while you enjoy craft, import & specialty beers featuring some of your favorite breweries... Soon to be Announced Ticket purchase includes drinking tickets and a 2017 Beer Festival glass! General Admission to Event - Ticket includes all drink sampling tickets and commemorative sampling glass. VIP Admission Ticket - Early admission for sampling - Charlotte Beer Festival T-shirt All drink tickets included - Sampling Glass #CLTBeerFestival Limited pre-sale tickets available. Day of event price will go up. Must be 21 or up. Event is rain or shine. No Refunds!

May 21
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Liberty or Death! War in the Carolinas

FEE (by donation)
McConnells, SC
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road McConnells, SC 29726
Event Website

The unique event features reenactments of three major battles fought in South Carolina- King’s Mountain, Camden and Eutaw Springs. These battles represent both Patriot and British victories. Over the two day event visitors will see cannons, mounted cavalry, uniformed British and American soldiers and militiamen take the field. Other activities include cannon and musket firing demonstrations, kids’ military drill, battlefield tours, special presentation, and hands on activities. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission: Adult $10; Senior $8; Youth 4-17 $6; 3 and under & CHM members Free

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 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.

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 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.
6600 AAA Drive
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.”

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 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