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Jul 19 - Aug 24

Clue — The Musical

FEE
Wilmington, NC
TheatreNOW
Event Website

Book by Peter DePietro, music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci, and lyrics by Tom Chiodo

Jul 19-Aug 24, 2019 at TheatreNOW Fri & Sat nights at 7pm-Doors at 6pm Complimentary Valet Parking Tickets $22-$52 OPENING WEEKEND TICKETS ALL $10 OFF directed by Mike Thompson musical direction by Linda Markas ABOUT THE SHOW Everyone’s favorite board game is a ‘whodunnit’ dinner musical that gets the audience involved on solving the mystery!
Jul 22 - Aug 25

Local Color

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Event Website
Expressive contemporary paintings by Michele Yellin, mixed metal jewelry by Nell Chandler, handmade functional pottery by Evelyn Ward, textile collage by Ali Givens. July 22nd – August 25th. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, July 26th 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 and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com
May 05 - Sep 06

Origami in the Garden2 Exhibit

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Fayetteville, NC
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Event Website

The Origami in the Garden2 exhibit will be open from May to September. Unfold your imagination this summer with special programing and events alongside these beautiful origami sculptures.

Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden2 tells the story of this art form through a traveling collection of metal sculptures, displayed outdoors in public gardens and museums. Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum-quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing. The exhibit will remain open to the public during normal garden operating hours through Friday, September 6, 2019. Garden Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jul 18 - Sep 19

Summer Fun Third Thursdays Four Oaks Community Nights

FREE
Four Oaks, NC
Main Street in Four Oaks
Event Website

Running July - September come spend the Third Thursday in Downtown Four Oaks! Enjoy delicious food and treats from various Food Trucks/ Downtown Restaurants. Visit Street Artisans/Market Vendors on Main Street. Live Music Entertainment at Stanfield's General Store! Find fun in every participating merchant on Main Street!

Aug 07 - Nov 03

HISTORIC RURAL HILL PRESENTS THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE

FEE
Huntersville, NC
4431 Neck Road
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Event Website

Come enjoy some fun in searching your way through a 7 acer corn maze finding map pieces and kernels of knowledge as you seek your way out of the maze. This is one of the largest mazes in the Southeast region. Food trucks will be available should you decide to make a day of it and bounce houses. Please were good walking shoes. Beer and wine will be for sale and you can take it in the maze with you Day Mazes: ages 13 & up $11.00, ages 5-12 $8.00, 4 and under are free. Flashlight Mazes: please bring your own flash light, ages !3 & up $16.00, ages 5-12 $11.00, 4 and under are free

Upcoming Events
Aug 22

Battleship 101 in 2019

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
Event Website

Free with Battleship admission. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subject areas including gunnery, radar, sick bay, gallery, engineering and daily shipboard life. Try on helmets, raise signal flags, "text" using semaphore flags, tap our your name using Morse code, type on vintage typewriters and more! A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!

Aug 22-26

Speaking in Color

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Event Website

Abstract or oil landscapes by Lolette Guthrie, contemporary sewn textiles by Alice Levinson, distinctive blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 26th – September 22nd. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, August 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 and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Aug 23-24

Personality Festival

FREE
Roxboro, NC
Uptown Roxboro
Event Website

Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition at the heart of Person County summer activities. What does it include? Amusements rides line Main Street. Food vendors travel from all over to bring us unique and delicious tastes. Craft and merchandise vendors introduce us to homemade items and wonderful new products. Local businesses interact with residents. Entertainment excites all ages Friday night and all day Saturday in front of the court house with musicians, singers and dancers. It's 2 days of fun, sun, food....and more fun!! Contact the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the Festival.

Aug 23-25

43rd North Carolina Shell Show

FREE
Wilmington, SC
Coastline Conference & Event Center
Event Website

FAMILY FUN! If you’ve ever spent time on the beach picking up shells and marveled at these incredible creations of nature, you will want to come to the North Carolina Shell Club’s 43rd annual Shell Show. Held this year at the Coastline Conference & Convention Center in Wilmington on August 23-25, you will be impressed to see some of the most wondrous works of art and architecture found in nature. You will be amazed by this huge display of shells. Perfect for children and adults, casual collectors on the beach, as well as the most experienced malacologists and naturalists. Admission: $3-4 Friday/Saturday, Aug. 23-24, 2019, 9am-5pm, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, 9-3pm (NOTE 3pm close Sunday)

Aug 24-25

Railroad Heritage Weekend

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
A unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Aug 30

Rosedale Haunted History Tales of Death and The Beyond

FEE
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

Join select members of the Rosedale staff and Charlotte Area Paranormal Society for this special summer evening event. Take a closer look at some of the more macabre events that took place at Rosedale over the years. You will be led through the first floor & basement of the home hearing family stories and rumors of those who may be left behind. Groups will be limited to 15 so that you don’t end up as a lingering soul. Find out why it’s no surprise that some of our residents have never left!

Aug 30

Rosedale Haunted History Tales of Death and The Beyond

FEE
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

Join select members of the Rosedale staff and Charlotte Area Paranormal Society for this special summer evening event. Take a closer look at some of the more macabre events that took place at Rosedale over the years.

You will be led through the first floor & basement of the home hearing family stories and rumors of those who may be left behind. Groups will be limited to 15 so that you don’t end up as a lingering soul. Find out why it’s no surprise that some of our residents have never left!

Sep 05-07

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

FREE
Burnsville, NC
6 Main Street
Event Website

The 14th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival brings dozens of authors to Burnsville, NC this September 5-7. The 2019 theme is On The Move-stories of migration, immigration and travel-physical, emotional & spiritual.

Keynote speaker is Charles Frazier, author four novels including Cold Mountain and Varina.

Festival opens Thursday night with a free performance by Red Herring Productions. All day on Friday and Saturday, authors in fiction, poetry, memoir, non-fiction and young adult literature give free readings and discussions. Four workshops also available and require a pre-registration $35 fee.

Charles Frazier's Keynote Saturday night requires pre-registration. Fee is $25.

Friday night’s locally sourced banquet will feature Andrew Lawler, author of The Secret Token- Myth, Obsession and Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Registration $35 BYOB. Visit www.cmlitfest.org for more details.

Sep 07

Pickin' by the Lake

FEE
Roxboro, NC
Mayo Lake Amphitheater
Event Website

The PCC Alumni Partnership will be turning the Mayo Lake Amphitheater grass blue at their seventh annual Bluegrass festival, “Pickin’ by the Lake” on Saturday, September 7!

Join us to hear the sounds of: * Cuttin' Grass 12 p.m. * Garrett Newton Band 1 p.m. * Lawson Creek Grass 2 p.m. * Charlie Oakley & Blazin Grass 3 p.m. * Sideline 4 p.m. * The Malpass Brothers 5:30 p.m. * Lonesome River Band 7 p.m.              *Bands and times subject to change. Festival FAQ's * No pets (service animals are permitted) * No smoking within the venue area * Personal sized cooler only (14 quart max) * Armbands required at all times * Blanks and lawn chairs suggested * Food trucks will be available * Portable toilets will be available Questions? Contact Patti at (336) 322-2105 or patti.clayton@piedmontcc.edu. Camping available: Call Mayo Lake Park at (336) 597-7806.
Sep 13

Book Signing with Brian Boger

FREE
Aiken, SC
Aiken County Visitors Center
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Join us to celebrate Brian Boger’s new book, Champagne Friday. Meet, greet and get your personal signed copy. Light refreshments available.

Sep 13

MSGS-Instrumental Voices

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Christ United Methodist Church
Event Website

Music for a Great Space will open their season, Instrumental Voices, with the Factory Seconds Brass Trio. Band members include Jack Sutte on the trumpet, Jesse McCormick on the horn, and Richard Stout on the trombone, and each brings a unique twist to the group. Established in 2012, the group brings a distinctive voice into brass chamber music. Transcribing and performing a continually growing body of early music and seeking out collaborations with composers have been two key areas of focus for FSBT. The concert will take place at 7:30 on Friday, September 13, in the Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Tickets are on sale now at www.musicforagreatspace.org. Don’t miss this chance and enjoy the show!

Sep 14

Blowing Rock Music Festival

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
The Blowing Rock Attraction
Event Website

Celebrating the best in Americana, Folk, Blues, Rock, & Jazz at the Blowing Rock Attraction. Music all afternoon, multiple performances.

Sep 14

Blowing Rock Music Festival

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
The Blowing Rock Attraction
Event Website

Celebrating the best in Americana, Folk, Blues, Rock, & Jazz at the Blowing Rock Attraction. Music all afternoon, multiple performances.

Sep 14 - Aug 03

2019 Harmon Field Music Festival

FEE
Tryon, NC
Harmon Field
Event Website

Sponsored and coordinated by The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, the team lovingly refers to this year’s event as the Second-THIRD-ANNUAL HARMON FIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL. On Saturday, September 14 (12:00 noon to 8:00 pm), five great bands all headline the event Rich Nelson Band, Nobody’s Fault, Citizen Mojo, Lecretia w/Thunder Road, Shane Pruitt and Gregory Hodges. The music offerings are a blend of Country, Rock and Blues.

Bring your dancing shoes, a pop-up chair and a great attitude to enjoy Harmon Field at its very best! The music festival is going to be a BLAST! An assortment of food trucks will be on site. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. A car show and craft/vendor market will also be available for perusing during the day. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at CarolinaFoothillsChamber.com. Tickets are also available at the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce office, One of the goals was to make this event affordable for attendees. Starting at 12:00 noon and running until 8:00 pm – it runs about a $1 an hour! Tickets are $8. In advance and $10. at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Band schedule: Nobody’s Fault   12:20-1:45 Rich Nelson Band   2:05-3:20 Lecretia w/ Thunder Road   3:40-4:55 Citizen Mojo   5:15-6:30 SHANE PRUITT w/ Gregory Hodges   6:45-8:00 pm Festival gate and parking will be near the Tryon Arts & Crafts Building. For more information, contact the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce at 828-859-6236 or visit the chamber’s website and Facebook Page.
Sep 14

Blowing Rock Music Festival

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
The Blowing Rock Attraction
Event Website

Celebrating the best in Americana, Folk, Blues, Rock, & Jazz at the Blowing Rock Attraction. Music all afternoon, multiple performances.

Sep 14

13th Annual Hot Sauce Contest and Festival

FREE
Oxford, NC
Downtown Oxford
100 Main Street, Oxford NC 27565
Event Website

Oxford is home of the North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest. This smoking hot contest is now in its thirteenth year showcasing all NC hot and BBQ Sauces, crafted beers, live entertainment, arts and crafts, oh yes and food. If you consider yourself a "local foodie" don't miss this opportunity to sample and taste some of the best North Carolina products!!!

Sep 14

Raven Rock 50th Anniversary Community Festival

FREE
Lillington, NC
Raven Rock State Park Visitor Center, Lillington, NC 27546
Event Website

Raven Rock Celebrates 50 Years! Raven Rock State Park and Campbell University invite you to join our free celebration — featuring world-class historians, local artisans and businesses, nature hikes and displays, local music, food, games and more!

Sep 19

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Violin Virtuosos: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Mayuko Kamio, Risa Hokamura, Marjorie Bagley, Violin. Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins. Saint Saens: Concerto for violin No.3. Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra. Sarasate: Navarra Fantasy for four violins and orchestra. Transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky, US Premiere.
Sep 20-21

The Three Musketeers

FEE
Pembroke, NC
Givens Performing Arts Center
1 University Dr.
Event Website

Set in 1625, d’Artagnan’s quest to become a Musketeer propels him and his sister, Sabine, into a royal scandal comprised of a bitter rivalry between King Louis XIII and the evil Cardinal Richelieu. In a comical, yet fateful twist, d’Artagnan teams up with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, otherwise known as “The Three Musketeers,” to protect the King, Queen and all of France in this action-packed adventure.

Sep 20 - Oct 26

Ghost Train at Tweetsie

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
It's safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train—if you dare! September 20-21, 27-28, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 Open 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Sep 21

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Violin Virtuosos: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Mayuko Kamio, Risa Hokamura, Marjorie Bagley, Violin. Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins. Saint Saens: Concerto for violin No.3. Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra. Sarasate: Navarra Fantasy for four violins and orchestra. Transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky, US Premiere.
Sep 21-22

CenterFest Arts Festival

FREE
Durham, NC
Downtown Durham
Event Website

SAVE THE DATE! The Durham Arts Council is bringing the 45th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival to downtown Durham on Sept 21 & 22, 2019. Visual artists from near and far will showcase their work, and 75 performing arts groups provide continuous music, dance and entertainment throughout the festival including extended Saturday evening entertainment. Add in food courts, hands on activities and Durham’s inspiring nonprofit and government services sectors and you have the best way to kick off the fall season! Bring the family, bring your friends, bring the neighborhood!

Festival hours are Saturday 10am-6pm, Extended Saturday entertainment 6pm-11pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. In the Heart of Downtown Durham! www.centerfest.durhamarts.org #centerfest https://www.facebook.com/events/315872595995515/

Sep 21

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Mayview Neighborhood
Event Website

20th annual 5K and kid’s fun run in neighborhood roads in Blowing Rock! Benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

Sep 21

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Mayview Neighborhood
Event Website

20th annual 5K and kid’s fun run in neighborhood roads in Blowing Rock! Benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

Sep 21

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Mayview Neighborhood
Event Website

20th annual 5K and kid’s fun run in neighborhood roads in Blowing Rock! Benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

Sep 23

Altered Surfaces

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

Vibrant abstract paintings by Marcy Lansman, ironwood with silver and turquoise inlay by Larry Favorite, Photography and digital art by Eric Saunders. September 23 – October 20. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, September 27, 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 and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Sep 28

Battleship Alive!

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website

Free with Battleship admission. Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!

Sep 28

20th Annual Autumn in the Mountains Car Show

FEE
Asheville, NC
Asheville Outlets
Event Website
20th Annual Autumn in the Mountains British & European Motoring Show. Featuring British & European cars and motorcycles from classic to modern. In addition to the car show, the weekend’s events include food, silent auctions, raffles, drawings and the AITM awards presentation. Participants will receive a free event photo, dash plaque and Goody Bag with sponsor gifts and discount coupons to the Asheville Outlets stores.
Sep 28

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival

FREE
Emerald Isle , NC
Western Ocean Regional Access
Event Website

The Town is excited to continue the iconic Emerald Isle event and we hope everyone will join us! FREE admission, food trucks, and great music! Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival t-shirts will be on sale. No tents or umbrellas permitted within 100 ft. of the stage. Beer and wine is permitted on beach strand only (21+ years) but is prohibited in all areas of the Western Ocean Regional Access (restrooms, volleyball courts, parking areas, etc.) Liquor is prohibited. No beer or wine will be sold on-site. Parking will be permitted along the grassy NC 58 right of way. Only handicapped parking will be available at the Western Ocean Regional Access. Call (252) 354-6350 for more details.

Sep 28

The Bone Suckin' Sauce King of the Cape Open King Mackerel Tournament

FEE
Beaufort, NC
Town Square
Town Creek Marina
Event Website
Registration & Awards: Town Creek Marina 232 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort, NC. Registration: Sept. 22nd at 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. / Fish Day Sept 23rd, scales open at 3:00 p.m. Prizes for : Lady Angler, Junior Angler, Senior Angler and more. Tight Lines to all and be safe.
Oct 03-05

U. S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

FEE
Southport, NC
Southport Marina
Event Website
The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over 40 years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament attracts 400+ boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure and in 2018, paid out over $280,000 in cash with 432 boats fishing the tournament. Captain Dieter Cardwell and the crew of Tideline took home over $108,000 for their 37.20 pound king. Entry Fee Charged. Music, food and beverages. Public Welcome. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Southport Marina, Garmin and BEMC.
Oct 04-06

Ol' Front Porch Music Festival

FREE
Oriental, NC
Riverfront -- Front porches throughout Oriental
Event Website

The streets of Oriental, North Carolina, come alive with the sound of down-home music every year on the first weekend in October. The Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival showcases local and regional groups performing on the front porches of homes throughout the small harbor town on the Neuse River. The music ranges from folk, Americana, bluegrass and country, to gospel, blues and jazz. The Festival includes a Village Artisans Market and a Food Park featuring the best offerings from local restaurants.

Oct 05

Pumpkins at Jugtown!

FREE
Seagrove, NC
Jugtown Pottery
330 Jugtown Road
Event Website

Kick off the Autumn season with our sixth annual celebration of pumpkins! This year, we will have more than 600 pottery pumpkins in a wide variety of shapes and glazes, all made by the Jugtown potters. Most pumpkins have removable lids, making them both decorative and functional. We will also have a variety of luminary pumpkins for candles, as well as some that are electrified. Come early for the best selection! There will be coffee, refreshments, and live music in the afternoon by Momma Molasses.

Oct 06-05

Fall Festival at John C. Campbell Folk School

FEE
Brasstown, NC
John C. Campbell Folk School
Event Website
Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at our 45th Fall Festival, featuring over 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance, craft demonstrations, good food, and much more! Event takes place from 10am - 5pm. Admission: Adults $5; Ages 12–17, $3; under 12, free. Contact: 828-837-2775
Oct 06

Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour

FEE
Summerville, SC
Off Richardson Ave.
Event Website

17th annual event -- 10 historic cottages, homes, and gardens in a walkable neighborhood. Area chefs & bakers in kitchens & gardens offering tasting samples of local specialties. Beer and wine tastings with an additional fee and wristband.

Tickets go on sale at website 45 days in advance via website.

Oct 10

World Homeless Day: October 10, 2019

FREE
Cumberland County, NC, NC
Cumberland County, NC
Event Website
World Homeless Day was born out of discussions between aid workers around the world, all of whom were helping the homeless in their own countries. The aim and slogan of the Day is ‘locals act locally on a global day’. The emphasis is on giving hands-on aid that is sensitive to local needs in Cumberland County, while being aware of the global problem of homelessness and feeling solidarity with other individuals around the world. Use this Day (October 10th) as an opportunity to educate people about the homeless in your area. World Homeless Day events can be converted into actions which will help the homeless long after the Day is over. Grassroots campaigns work at the local level, while increasing the publicity and solidarity a global platform provides. Participate by Helping to Raise Awareness for the Homeless in Your Own Community! For additional information contact the President, Willie Williams at 910-987-0217
Oct 11-26

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont in Brevard NC

FEE
Brevard, NC
Silvermont Park
Event Website
Family friendly and artistic fun for all ages with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5.
Oct 11-13

Fall for Greenville

FREE
Greenville, SC
Main Street
Event Website

Fall for Greenville is truly a taste of Greenville, SC: there are no guest chefs, no fancy wine dinners- this is about showcasing the best of Greenville's culinary scene all on Main Street. Almost 50 local eateries set up tents along 8 blocks of Main Street for 3 days offering up samples of their most popular dishes.

More than 50 craft beers from 26 breweries are featured along with more than 70 concerts over the course of the weekend as well (all of the musical performances are free to attend).
Oct 12

Battleship 101 in 2019

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
Event Website

Free with Battleship admission. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subject areas including gunnery, radar, sick bay, gallery, engineering and daily shipboard life. Try on helmets, raise signal flags, "text" using semaphore flags, tap our your name using Morse code, type on vintage typewriters and more! A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!

Oct 17

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Vivaldi, Bach and Co.: Julia Zilberquit, Piano. Copland: Appalachian Spring. Vivaldi/Bach: Concerto in A minor for piano and strings: Concerto in D minor for piano and strings. Transcriptions by Julia Zilberquit. Shostakovich: Symphony No.9.
Oct 18-19

Splash of Color Quilt Show

FEE
Concord, NC
The City Club at Gibson Mill
325 McGill Ave NW, Concord NC 28026
Event Website

The judged show will feature 200 quilts. Local and regional vendors, a silent auction, white elephant shop, raffle quilt, demonstrations, door prizes, and a variety of desserts and drinks for sale. Parking is free. Gibson Mill is also home to the largest antique mall in the Southeast and AutoBarn. A destination for the entire family.

Oct 19

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Vivaldi, Bach and Co.: Julia Zilberquit, Piano. Copland: Appalachian Spring. Vivaldi/Bach: Concerto in A minor for piano and strings: Concerto in D minor for piano and strings. Transcriptions by Julia Zilberquit. Shostakovich: Symphony No.9.
Oct 19

Aiken Zombie 5k

FEE
Aiken, SC
USC Aiken Convocation Center
Event Website

Humans run for their lives through a wooded 5k loop littered with zombies. Each human will be given a life belt with 5 life flags. The zombies throughout the course will try to take your life flags. Make it through the course without losing any of your life flags to avoid time penalties. Located at USC Aiken, enjoy our fun run for beginners to experienced runners.

Oct 19

Lincoln County Apple Festival

FREE
Lincolnton, NC
1 Court Square
Main Street
Event Website

Now in its 47th year, the annual Lincoln County Apple Festival hosts more than 60,000 visitors each year to enjoy crafts, food, entertainment, kids attractions and, of course, the county's signature crop, apples. Prepare for a free, family-friendly event around Lincolnton's iconic Court Square, and don't miss the fresh apples by the bushel, crisp cider, and the homemade apple pies.

Oct 19

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Vivaldi, Bach and Co. Julia Zilberquit, Piano Copland: Appalachian Spring Vivaldi/Bach: Concerto in A minor for piano and strings: Concerto in D minor for piano and strings Transcriptions by Julia Zilberquit Shostakovich: Symphony No.9

Oct 20

Southport-Oak Island Area Restaurant Week

FEE
Southport, Oak Island, NC
Southport & Oak Island
Event Website
Foodies everywhere, make sure you have marked your calendar for the 2nd Annual Southport-Oak Island Area Restaurant Week will be held October 14th thru October 20th in 2019. This week will give diners in our area an extra incentive to go out because participating restaurants will be offering at least ONE of these options: special menu items, special price points, or pre-fixed dining.
Oct 25-26

2019 Bee by the River "Seasons for Quilts" Quilt Show

FEE
New Bern, NC
New Bern Convention Center
203 S Front St, New Bern NC 28560
Event Website

Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents 2019 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show. Come out to view over 300 quilts, multiple vendors, raffles, exhibits, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive Guild Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth. Guest lectures each day at 10 am and 2 pm. Friday Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist and Saturday Pepper Cory, Quilt author and teacher.

Nov 02

Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction at JCCFS

FREE
Brasstown, NC
John C. Campbell Folk School
Event Website
Our annual Blacksmith Auction features some of the finest artist-blacksmith work, as well as a wide selection of other fine craft items made by Folk School instructors and students. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the school.
Nov 02

Annual Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show

FREE
Southport, NC
Southport Baptist Church
Event Website

60+ arts and crafts to include baskets, jewelry, wood crafts and baskets. Hot dogs, home made chili and peach cobbler available.

Nov 08-10

66th Rowan Museum Annual Antiques Show

FEE
Salisbury , NC
West End Plaza
1935 Jake Alexander Blvd West
Event Website

Plan now to attend NC’s oldest annual antiques show featuring some of the finest dealers on the East Coast who will be selling a full array of estate jewelry, linens, paintings, porcelains, furniture, mourning art, silver, glass, and objects d’art. Bring glass and crystal for repair and art for appraisal and restoration. Lunch available on site with southern favorites-vegetable soup, chicken salad, pimento cheese, deviled eggs, and homemade desserts. Plenty of free parking. All proceeds support the programming of Rowan Museum and the upkeep of five historic properties.

Nov 08-10

Arts at The Mill

FREE
Mooresville , NC
500 South Main Street
Event Website
Visit the Arts at The Mill Fine Arts Festival at the historic Mill in downtown, Mooresville, NC! This three-day indoor festival showcases juried artists in the areas of paintings, photography, pottery, glass & woodwork, fiber art, mixed media, fine jewelry and more! Entertainment will be scheduled throughout the weekend. Plan to spend the day at The Mill and shop one of a kind artwork from talented artists. Restaurants are onsite. Free parking. Visit the festival website for more information and to view attending artists. Friday, November 8th (6pm-9pm), Saturday, November 9th (10am-8pm) & Sunday, November 10th (11am-5pm).
Nov 09-10

Rural Hill’s Sheep Dog Trials

FEE
Huntersville, NC
4431 Neck Road
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Event Website
Historic Rural Presents the 2019 Sheep Dog Trails. Watch skilled border collies in action as they herd the sheep though gates and in a 40acre field by a handler using whistle commands. Merchant and food vendors will be on site during this event. The event also features Carolina Dock Dogs as well as a host of dog sports demonstrations. The Sheep Dog Trials are an entire weekend of unique fun for you and your dog. Ages 13 & up $11; ages 5-12 $8; 4 and under free.
Nov 10 - Oct 21

Orange Co. Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show

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

Preview work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2019 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. October 21 - November 10. Reception Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9pm. Owned & operated by 22 local artists the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts features painting, sculpture, photography, glass arts, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber arts. Hours: 10-6 M–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Nov 16

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Pops Seaso

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Westover Church
Event Website
Frank & Ella with Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins | Conducted by Chris Walden Join Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins as they recreate and light up the stage with beloved classics from greats Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Featuring songs such as “Come Fly With Me,” and “New York, New York!”
Nov 21

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Italian Inspirations: Xavier Foley, Double Bass. Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) for orchestra. Bottesini: Concerto No.2 for double bass and orchestra. Schubert: Symphony No.4.
Nov 21

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Italian Inspirations Xavier Foley, Double Bass Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) for orchestra Bottesini: Concerto No.2 for double bass and orchestra Schubert: Symphony No.4

Nov 22 - Dec 28

Tweetsie Christmas

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train and more. November 22-23, 29-30, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28 Open 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Nov 23

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Italian Inspirations: Xavier Foley, Double Bass. Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds) for orchestra. Bottesini: Concerto No.2 for double bass and orchestra. Schubert: Symphony No.4.
Nov 29

Battleship HO HO HO

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Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website

Celebrate the season at the Battleship! Santa welcomes everyone on board and volunteers stationed throughout the ship will help children and parents understand this floating city. Create your own retro e-card by posing in our Happy Huladays banner. Type your Christmas wish list on a vintage typewriter using authentic WWII USS NORTH CAROLINA radio message paper. Call the North Pole from the Battleship's main radio room. See Santa's journey being tracked in the Combat Information center. Bring your camera for some great photo ops! A fabulous way to start your holiday season!

Nov 30

Fireside Sale at John C. Campbell Folk School

FREE
Brasstown, NC
John C. Campbell Folk School
Event Website
Stroll through the beautifully decorated Keith House and shop for holiday gifts made by local and regional artists.More treasures await in the Music Studio and Dining Hall, and don’t miss the Craft Shop’s annual sale! The event takes place from 10am - 5pm.
Nov 30

Shop Small Saturday

FREE
Southport, Oak Island, NC
Southport & Oak Island
Event Website
The holidays are a perfect time to remind visitors and residents to support the small business in their communities. American Express began a nationwide movement to support these businesses during Shop Small Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Our local small businesses have unique gift items and provide excellent customer service. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to support small business year-round. Chamber Member businesses in the Southport-Oak Island Area will host a Shop Small Holiday Open House in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 30th. A Christmas Gift Guide will be posted on the Chamber’s website at www.southport-oakisland.com in November with details.
Dec 07

Battleship Alive!

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Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website
Battleship Alive! is FREE with Battleship admission. Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!
Dec 07

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance

FREE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
Event Website
Operating two stations aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club hosts a worldwide ham radio operator event commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The Battleship is NI4BK and HAM operators may contact the ship via voice, digital and Morse code. NI4BK looks forward to hearing from you! Radio operators making contact will receive a special postcard verifying the contact.
Dec 07

Christmas by the Sea Parade

FREE
Oak Island, NC
Oak Island Drive
Event Website
Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea Parade, the first Saturday in December on Oak Island. The Christmas by the Sea Parade steps off on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2pm on the 2.4-mile parade route from Oak Island Town Hall, traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The parade showcases the businesses and organizations in our community. The hometown feel of the parade makes it a favorite event of locals, second homeowners and visitors. A float decorating contest will be held. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.
Feb 14

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Pops Seaso

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Greensboro, NC
Westover Church
Event Website

The Paul Simon Songbook | Conducted by Evan Feldman

Explore the unique artistry and music of the legendary Paul Simon on Valentine’s Day! Vocalist Paul Loren, his band, and the GSO, will perform songs including: Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound of Silence, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Feb 20

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Farewell Symphony: Artyom Dervoed, Guitar. Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra. Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto. Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell.”
Feb 20

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Farewell Symphony Artyom Dervoed, Guitar Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell”

Feb 22

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website
Farewell Symphony: Artyom Dervoed, Guitar. Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra. Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto. Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell.”
Feb 22

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
Event Website

Farewell Symphony Artyom Dervoed, Guitar Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico for orchestra Castelnuovo- Tedesco: Guitar concerto Haydn: Symphony No.45 “Farewell”

Mar 28

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Event Website

Ode to Joy Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo; Rodrick Dixon, Tenor; Nathan Berg, bass; Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale Copland: Fanfare for the common man Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture Beethoven: Symphony No.9 “Choral”

Apr 04

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

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Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
Event Website
Ode to Joy: Katie Von Kooten, Soprano; Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo; Rodrick Dixon, Tenor; Nathan Berg, bass; Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale. Copland: Fanfare for the common man. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. Beethoven: Symphony No.9 “Choral.”
Apr 18

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Pops Seaso

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Event Website

An Evening with Matthew Morrison | Conducted by Chris Walden

Star of stage and screen, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee, Matthew Morrison, will perform LIVE with the Greensboro Symphony in an evening of sophisticated enjoyment.

May 09

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
Event Website
Maestros and Mendelssohn. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Violin; Gerald Schwartz, Guest Conductor. Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz. Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in E minor. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor.
May 09

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Event Website

Maestros and Mendelssohn Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Violin; Gerald Schwarz, Guest Conductor Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in E minor Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Conductor