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Apr 03-29

Silver Arts All Mediums

FREE
Hertford, NC
Perquimans Art League
Event Website
Local Seniors displaying a diverse selection of original works including paintings, photography, pottery, baskets, glass, fiber art and jewelry, as well as note cards and post cards.
Apr 01-30

Laurie Adamson Exhibit

FREE
Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. Artwork will be displayed until the end of the month. Make sure you stop by and see the talent. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Apr 11 - May 17

Transylvania County Student Art Exhibit

FREE
Brevard, NC, NC
Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street
Event Website

Explore more than 200 pieces of artwork by students in K - 12 grade who live in Transylvania County (Brevard & Rosman students). This art exhibit will be a the TC Arts Council from April 11 thru May 17. The TC Arts Council Gallery is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC and is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787.

Apr 22 - May 26

April Showers, Art Flowers

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

Paintings by Chris Graebner, Stained and Fused Glass by Susan Hope, Figurative Sculpture by Lynn Wartski. April 22nd – May 26th. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, April 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

Upcoming Events
Apr 24

Literary Luncheon with Anna Quindlen

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Pittsboro, NC
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Event Website
A bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author. This unique experience includes lunch with Anna Quindlen and an autographed copy of her new book Nanaville.
Apr 24-27

Friends of the GCPL Annual Book Sale

FREE
Gastonia, NC
Gaston County Public Library
Event Website
Join us at the Gaston County Public Library-Main Library for the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library Annual Book Sale! This is a free public event. New items are added every day. For hours and more information, call 704-868-2164 or visit event website.
Apr 25

Swim in the Wild LIVE at Alive After Five

FREE
Charlotte, NC
113 E. 7th Street
Event Website
Join Alive After Five and Swim in the Wild this Thursday, April 25th from 5 to 8:30pm for the best and longest running (20 years strong!) after work party! We’re back this year with more live music, drink specials, a new location, and a great time!
Apr 26-27

Rocky Hock Opry Spring Concert

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Edenton, NC
John A. Holmes High School Auditorium
Event Website
Enjoy the beginning of the spring season with music by the Rocky Hock Opry.
Apr 26-28

Cycle NC Coastal Ride

FREE
Edenton, NC
Edenton Harbor
Event Website
Historic Edenton looks forward to hosting Cycle NC's Coastal Ride in April with campsites in the downtown waterfront park areas.
Apr 26

Blue October LIVE at Rooftop 210

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Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
Event Website
107.9 The Link presents Blue October LIVE at Rooftop 210!
Apr 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong

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Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

Satchmo is the latest sensation to hit the entertainment scene today! Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome band. Along with his uncanny re-creation of Louis Armstrong, Dean has performed or recorded lead trumpet with many famous acts, such as the Ohio Players, Rick James Stone City Band, Peabo Bryson, Little Anthony, Roger Troutman, and many more. Dean Simms plays trumpet like the master himself and matches his singing style exactly as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage persona! Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and Military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $20 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Apr 27

SpringFest in Warrenton

FREE
Warrenton, NC
Courthouse Square
Event Website

On April 27, 2019 come to Warrenton to celebrate the glorious event of Spring at the 14th annual SpringFest, which will be held from 10:00 AM. To 4 PM. on the Historic Courthouse Square, 109 South Main Street, Warrenton, North Carolina. Presented by Warrenton Revitalization Committee, The event will feature crafters, artisans, food venders, a farmers market, music and more!

Two musical groups are scheduled: Tranzition Band and the bluegrass sensation Backyard Bluegrass Band.

Visitors to SpringFest will enjoy exploring downtown Warrenton’s specialty shops and restaurants.

Apr 27

Battleship Alive!

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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!

Apr 27-28

Native Journeys Music & Dance

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Frisco, NC
Frisco Native American Museum
Event Website
Native Journeys will be a yearly event held the last weekend of April every year. Each year we will explore an aspect of Native Culture. Our premier event will be all about Music & Dance. We have Red Oak Singers as our pow wow drum. Ha'aheo O Hawai'i Hula to teach and share traditional Hula. Flute players, Storytellers, wonderful crafts, hands on activities for kids & adults, chances to dance, do some drumming, learn about the Hatteras tribes, get your name in Cherokee, and to visit and speak with Native Elders. Come and share with us!
Apr 27

Earth Day Birthday

FREE
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
Event Website
Come celebrate Earth Day Birthday as we highlight the positive actions we can all take to protect endangered species! This free family event features activities, games, planetarium programs and more than 25 educations exhibits - each with a hands-on environmental message. Participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win great prizes including a kayak and a bicycle. Food, tie dye t-shirts and Master Gardner plants will be 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 27

Historic Johnson Farm Spring Festival

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Hendersonville, NC
3346 Haywood Road Hendersonville, NC 28791
Event Website
Come out for the annual spring festival. Enjoy the farm while listening to live music, visiting animals, watching heritage demonstrations, buying homemade crafts, and more! There will be wagon rides, a bake sale, food, children's games and activities, Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists, and schoolhouse lessons! The event runs 10 AM-4 PM Saturday, April 27. Adults are $5, students are $3, and children under 5 are free. Parking is across the street at Rugby Middle School, and buses will provide transportation across the street.
Apr 27

Victorian Lawn Party

FREE
Matthews, NC
Lee State Park
134 W. John Street, Matthews
Event Website
The year is 1915 and you are invited to Dr. & Mrs. T. N. Reid's annual Victorian Lawn Party at their home at 134 W. John Street from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Step back in time and learn how the early residents of Matthews got together and enjoyed each other’s company. The Matthews Heritage Museum is sponsoring the 5th Annual Lawn Party where you can partake in activities that were common in the early 20th century.
Apr 27

Queen's Cup Steeplechase

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Mineral Springs, NC
Event Website
As one of the top 6 sporting events in the region, the Queen’s Cup is the premiere, most anticipated social and sporting event on the Southeast’s calendar. No event in the Charlotte region gives you the experience you get at The Queen’s Cup. With everything from amazing tailgates, fancy hats and bow ties to powerful thoroughbreds galloping over 4’6″ obstacles. The Queen’s Cup is about sport, it’s about fashion, it’s about a tailgate extravaganza! It’s about friends and family in an annual gathering and it’s about fundraising. The Queen’s Cup has everything for everybody.
Apr 27

The Vodka Masters

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Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
Event Website
Rooftop 210 and Queen City NERVE presents The Vodka Masters! Creativity in a glass: The cocktail scene in Charlotte is BLOWING UP. The Vodka Masters is a craft cocktail competition highlighting the best of the best and we are searching for the top dog! Drink samples are included with ticket purchase.
Apr 27

Volunteer Open House

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Pineville, NC
President James K Polk State Historic Site
Event Website
Do you love history? Enjoy interacting with people? Have a special modern or historical skill? Join us! Become a volunteer! Stop by to learn more about what volunteer opportunities we have, take a tour of the site, and meet current volunteers to discuss their experiences. Veteran volunteers are encouraged to attend, brush up on the tour, and share their knowledge with new and prospective volunteers!
Apr 28

Aiken Choral Society Spring Concert 2019

FREE
Aiken, SC
Aiken's First Baptist Church
Event Website
Aiken Choral Society invites you to their Spring concert under the direction of Dr. Maureen Simpson. Sunday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. Eclectic mix of musical theatre, opera and operetta with songs from Mame, Man of La Manche, Macbeth by Verdi plus music by Leonard Bernstein . The North Augusta High School Chorus also performing under direction of Christopher Leyseth. David Brown is accompanist.
Apr 29 - May 03

St. Philip's Church Tea Room

FEE
Charleston, SC
Corner of Church and Cumberland Streets
Charleston
Event Website

St. Philip's Church Tea Room will be providing a delicious Lowcountry lunch in a charming atmosphere, April 29 - May 3, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. At this spring’s Tea Room, Lowcountry luncheon favorites will return, such as “Charleston Receipts” okra soup, pimiento cheese, classic chicken salad and shrimp salad. A wonderful selection of desserts, made by parishioners, will include Hummingbird Cake, Grand Marnier Cheesecake and Huguenot Torte as well as a wide variety of other treats.

Throughout the week, homemade items, baked goods, St. Philip’s souvenirs and other treasures will be sold in our Tea Room gift shop. Our historic church building will also be open for tours. Proceeds from the Tea Room benefit St. Philip’s international and local missions, St. Philip’s choirs, and youth ministries. For more information, please call (843) 722-7734 or visit www.stphilipschurchsc.org.

May 01-31

Phil Yarborough Exhibit

FREE
Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. Artwork will be displayed until the end of the month. Make sure you stop by and see the talent. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

May 02-05

Savor Blowing Rock

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Blowing Rock, NC
Downtown Blowing Rock
Event Website
Celebrate food & drink and the mountain springtime! New for 2019: enjoy Saturday’s Wine & Food Tasting event right on Main Street with live music! Seminars, classes, and more outdoor events round out the festival. Tickets and info online.
May 03-04

Jiggy with the Piggy

FREE
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Downtown Kannapolis
401 Laureate Way
Event Website

Jiggy with the Piggy 2019 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 3-4 in downtown Kannapolis.

May 03-04

Festival of Gardens

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Columbia, SC
Forest Lake Gardens
5210 North Trenholm Road, Columbia
Event Website

Columbia, SC The Forest Lake neighborhood will be featured as the location for Columbia Green’s 27th Annual Festival of Gardens on Friday, May 3 and Saturday May 4, 2019. The tour will showcase 8 private gardens in this lovely neighborhood.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via Columbia Green’s website, www.columbiagreen.org, beginning April 1. Tickets are $25 for Columbia Green members and $35 for non-members. There is an additional $5 charge for tickets purchased on the day of the tour. Registration begins each day at 9:00 AM at Forest Lake Gardens, 5210 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC. Mark your calendars for this must-see Spring event.

May 03-12

Oleanna at the Hendersonville Community Theatre

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Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville Community Theatre
Event Website
OLEANNA BY DAVID MAMET. He said, she said — but exactly what happened? Oleanna examines the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being awarded tenure. Second Stage, May 3rd-12th. Director: Lora Ristau.
May 03-18

I Scream You Scream We All Scream Aiken Ice Cream

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Aiken, SC
Aiken County Visitors Center
Event Website
Join us at the Aiken County Visitors Center on May 3rd, 4th, 17th & 18th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm for some good ole’ homemade ice cream from AIKEN ICE CREAM! They will be here with a variety of flavors available for purchase.
May 04

Music Dance and Que Festival and Fundraiser

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Pineville, NC
President James K Polk State Historic Site
Event Website

Kick back and relax to some good tunes, cold brews, and tasty ‘que at the fourth-annual Music, Dance, n’ Que. Live performances from David Childers, High Ridge Pickers, and Myers Park Bluegrass Club. Enjoy plates of local BBQ, pours from local breweries, and be sure to save room for dessert from the ice cream truck! Pop into our log cabins, visit with local vendors, find some treasure gold mining with the folks from Reed Gold Mine, and much more. Purchase raffle tickets and bid in the silent auction to help support the Friends of President Polk Birthplace, a support group that helps fund educational events, field trips, and much more!

May 04

Beyond the Garden Gate

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Hillsborough, NC
Event Website
The Hillsborough Garden Club in partnership with the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will host “Beyond the Garden Gate”, a garden tour. This self-guided tour is on Saturday May 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine). This biennial tour, held in odd years gives visitors a rare opportunity to explore gardens in the Historic District of Hillsborough, as well as discover new gardens nestled in the nearby countryside. These are often gardens that are rarely, if ever, open to the general public. This is a not-to-miss event for any garden or horticulture enthusiast.
May 04

May Play Day on May 4

FREE
Edenton, NC
Rocky Hock Community Building
Event Website
Celebrate with games, entertainment, great food and family fun-BBQ Chicken Plates, kids fishing clinics, BB gun shooting clinic and contest and Optimist Club Train Rides. This event is sponsored by the Rocky Hock Ruritan Club.
May 04-05

Durham Greek Festival

FREE
Durham, NC
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
Event Website
Fabulous Greek food, desserts, live bouzouki music, folk dancing, marketplace, kids' activities, silent auction, church tours. Rain or shine!
May 04-11

25th Annual Art in the Garden

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
1902 Borland RD
Event Website
Presenting the 25th Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition Saturday. The Annual Sculpture Exhibition is a show and sale premiering exciting original out door sculpture by both nationally recognized and local artists. All work is available for sale and the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. In celebration of our 25th year, North Carolina Poet Laureate Jackie Shelton Greene will be there to express her reaction in poetry to the sculptures.
May 04

Hey Day

FREE
Oxford , NC
Hix Field
313 East Spring Street
Event Website
HEY Day, taking place in downtown Oxford, NC, is a way to celebrate community and our agricultural roots and to say HEY to a neighbor.
May 08 - Jun 13

Local Artist Member Show

FREE
Hertford, NC
Perquimans Art League
Event Website
All mediums, a venue for local artists to display their work and features a diverse selection of original works including paintings, photography, pottery, baskets, glass, fiber art and jewelry, as well as note cards and post cards.
May 10-12

Artisphere Art Festival

FREE
Greenville, SC
Main Street
Insert Full Address Here
Event Website

The annual arts & cultural festival features more than 250 artists from all over the world representing 17 different mediums along with dozens of concerts, dance performances and a taste of Greenville, South Carolina's celebrated restaurants. The free festival includes demonstrations, dance performances, more than 30 concerts, a DIY art lab, a local “Artists of the Upstate” exhibition, and Artist's Row — which features 135 pop-up shop galleries on Main Street in Greenville. For more information, visit us online or call 864-283-6825.

May 10-11

NC Brewers & Music Festival

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Huntersville, NC
4431 Neck Rd Huntersville, NC 28078
Event Website
RURAL HILL PRESENTS THE NORTH CAROLINA BREWERS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL On May 10th and 11th Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville will be hosting the 9th annual NCBMF with over 40 of the best craft brewers from North Carolina and 11 bands playing throughout the weekend on 2 stages including Grammy Award winners The Infamous Stringdusters. Event details, schedules, and tickets are available at our website, www.ncbrewsmusic.com
May 11

Train Day at the Depot

FREE
Spartanburg, NC
Hub City Railroad Museum
Hub City Railroad Museum, 298 Magnolia Street
Event Website

Bounce Houses, Trackless Train Ride, Thomas and Friends Layout, N Scale Train Layout, Railroad Motorcars, Visit the Museum, Watch Trains on NS mainline and more. 10am -3pm.

(864) 963-4739
May 11

Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Garden/Art Tour

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Wake Forest, NC
Town Square
Wake Forest Historical Museum
Event Website

The Wake Forest Garden club's annual Mad Hatter's Tea and Garden Party this year will also feature a garden tour, complete with local plein air artists at each garden. The tea will be at the WF Historical Museum and will be from 11 am til 2 pm; the tour runs from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a two-ticket event: the Tea is $20, the Tour is $15. See our website for all details.

May 11

Showboat -- Systems & Design

FREE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
Event Website
As the first of the 10 fast battleships that served in World War II, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed. Hampered by treaty restrictions, naval architects still managed to weave the various ship systems together into an efficient and elegant naval weapons system -- the first battleship constructed in 16 years. Lt. Col. Ken Rittenmeyer, USAF (Ret), will provide participants with an insightful afternoon program explaining these various shipboard systems -- armor, fuel, propulsion, electrical, etc. -- that make NORTH CAROLINA an effective warship and how they are skillfully incorporated into this engineering wonder. A one-hour presentation follower by a two-hour shipboard exploration make up this engaging program.
May 11

Friends and Family Day at John C. Campbell Folk School

FREE
Brasstown, NC
John C. Campbell Folk School
Event Website
Join us for a fun day in our studios! Participate in hands-on craft, music, and dance activities. Tour our campus and learn more about the Folk School's programs. All ages welcome. Even runs from 10am – 4pm. Free admission.
May 11

Sheep Shearing Day

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McConnells, SC
Historic Brattonsville
Event Website
The 800-acre Carolina back-country Brattonsville Plantation has new spring lambs and an assortment of heritage breed animals! The Gulf Coast sheep at Historic Brattonsville will be getting an 18th century-style shearing on "Sheep Shearing Family Day." Along with hand-shearing the heritage breed sheep there will be demonstrations on the many processes of turning raw wool into finished textiles. Period dressed interpreters will be busy sorting the wool and then cleaning, carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving and sewing throughout the day. The annual family-friendly event will have spring lambs and other furry farm animals to pet. Admission price: Adults $8, Senior $7, Youth 4-17 $5, CHM members and children 3 and under admitted FREE.
May 11

Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Garden/Art Tour

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Wake Forest, NC
414 N. Main Street
Event Website
The Wake Forest Garden club's annual Mad Hatter's Tea and Garden Party this year will also feature a garden tour, complete with local plein air artists at each garden. The tea will be at the WF Historical Museum and will be from 11 am til 2 pm; the tour runs from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a two-ticket event: the Tea is $20, the Tour is $15. See our website for all details.
May 11

Moms' Run + Family Fun Day 

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Charleston, SC
MUSC Health Stadium
Event Website
The annual Moms’ Run is a 5K run/walk open to all ages followed by free events and activities for families. Participants and their families can arrive at 7 a.m. for pre-race Family Fun Day festivities. At 8 a.m., runners and walkers can join the 5K run/walk through Daniel Island and ending back at MUSC Health Stadium.

A Family Fun Day and awards ceremony will follow the race. Participants can enjoy music, food and plenty of children’s activities, including a jump castle, face painting, crafts and games. Family Fun Day is included in race registration. Registration fees are $35 per adult; $40 for stroller and $25 for children. A Support the Cause option at $30 is available for non-runners who want a T-shirt.
May 11

The Legendary Briarhoppers

FREE
Gastonia, NC
Gaston County Public Library
Event Website
For more than 84 years, this legendary band has entertained audiences all over with a Bluegrass sound all their own. Come out for this special performance we know you will enjoy. This is a free public event appropriate for teens and adults.
May 17-18

Beaufort Music Festival

FREE
Beaufort, NC
Gallants Channel
Event Website
Beaufort Arts and Music is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working with and in the community to bring tourism and music to Beaufort and to the Crystal Coast. The town is packed on Friday and Saturday with amazing bands performing for free, food, and a fun-filled kid area. Hiss Golden Messenger will be headlining on the Saturday night of the festival this year! You won’t want to miss the most amazing music festival and the best weekend in Beaufort!
May 17-18

Battle of Camden Barbeque Festival

FREE
Camden, SC
Historic Camden
Event Website
The Battle of Camden BBQ Festival, a barbeque contest to benefit the Camden Jaycees’ Annual Stocking Fund, will take place on May 17th and May 18th of 2019 at 222 Broad Street in Historic Camden, South Carolina. The event will include a Chicken Wing Competition on Friday Night, barbeque from some of the finest BBQ Competitors in the Southeast on Saturday, delicious food and drink from local vendors, and live music both days. There will also be a Mac ‘N’ Cheese competition featuring local restaurants and vendors with the winner decided by the general public and carrying home the Golden Noodle trophy!
May 17-18

21st Annual Edenton Music and Water Festival

FREE
Edenton, NC
Water Front Park
Event Website
Friday evening will begin with a guided sunset paddle at 7:00pm. Saturday, the Wooden Boat Exhibit, entertainment on the waterfront stage and along Broad Street as well as many more activities for children off and on the water. Free boat rides, food and beverage vendors and arts and crafts.
May 17

2nd Annual The Queen's Royal Drag Ball

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Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
Event Website
2nd Annual Queen's Royal Drag Ball presented by Rooftop 210, Buff Faye, and Campus Pride! Charlotte's only Queen's Royal Drag Ball is back! Watch the Queens of Charlotte werk it down the runway Friday, May 17th. Come through with your Judy and Kiki because this is going to be a night to shine.
May 18
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

50th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

FREE
Durham, NC
Rock Quarry Park
701 Stadium Drive Durham, NC 27704
Event Website

The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival celebrates West African traditions and culture. All events are free and open to the public. There will be weekday and weekend activities, offering a wide range of programs including music, dance and readings. There will also be a full range of vendors offering local crafts, artwork, food and drink.

May 18
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour

FEE
Hilton Head & Bluffton, South Carolina
Private gardens
Hilton Head Island & Bluffton, SC
Event Website

The 32nd All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour is Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10am-4pm. The 2019 tour features seven gardens on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC providing inspiration for garden lovers. The $35. ticket includes lunch served in the Church social hall in Hilton Head from 11:00-2:00. At the church you will find a boutique, local artisans, master gardeners available to answer questions and a display of landscape items offered by Taylors Quality Landscape Supply & Nursery. All net proceeds from the Tour are donated to local charities. Beginning mid-March, tickets will be available on line at allsaintsgardentour.com In late April, tickets will be also be on sale at local nurseries and merchants. Further information -website is allsaintsgardentour.com or call (843-)681-8333.

May 18

Saluda Arts Festival

FREE
Saluda, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Saluda
Historic Downtown Saluda
Event Website

The quaint mountain village of Saluda, N.C., celebrated its heritage and arts culture May 18, 2019, from 10am to 4pm on Historic Main Street in downtown Saluda. Visitors will enjoy a dazzling diversity of art media including oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, pottery, wood carving, metal working, sculpture, jewelry, painted furniture, stained glass, and more. Music representing Americana, blues, folk, and contemporary performances entertain festival goers. Watch artist painting, weaving, making pottery, blacksmithing. Children may explore and create in the Children’s Tent. Delicious food onsite and from local restaurants. Plenty of free parking. Visit saluda.com to see more information about the festival.

May 18

Hidden Battleship

FREE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
Event Website
For the explorer at heart: Bring a friend and join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of unrestored areas of the Battleship. The four-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officers' country, boatswain locker, and descend to the bottom of the ship), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer's office), Engine room #1, superstructure (Captain's cabin, armored conning tower, maintenance shops), reefer, aft diesel, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. The Azalea Coast Radio Club will be in Radio II to explain their work on the ship's radio transmitters. It's the tour that brings out the "Indiana Jones" in all of us -- without the snakes!
May 18

IT'S A BUG PARTY!

FREE
Bishopville, SC
Lee State Park
Event Website
It’s a bug party at Lee State Park and you’re invited! With a couple of uv blacklight bug attractors set up and a special uv flashlight, we will look for bugs and their nocturnal neighbors like beetles, mantisflies, and moths. Sometimes, even bats, toads, and owls show up for our parties! So be there or be square!
MEETING PLACE: Environmental Education Center. WHAT TO BRING: flashlight, bug repellent and water. EVENT HOURS: 9pm-10pm. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: By noon on day of program. Call (803) 428-4988 to register.
May 18

Mother Earth-Circles of Caring Storytelling

FREE
Charlotte, NC
Reedy Creek Nature Center
Event Website
Seven seasoned storytellers with the North Carolina Storytelling Guild are excited to share stories around the theme Mother Earth-Circles of Caring. Come and meet tellers from the Southern Piedmont Region! This is a family friendly event. The stories will be most appropriate for those of elementary age or older.
May 18-19

Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens- Lindley

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Greensboro, NC
Lindley Park
Event Website
May is National Preservation Month, and what better way to celebrate historic preservation in our community than with Preservation Greensboro’s Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens! The tour is scheduled for May 18th and 19th and will feature vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood. Vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders. The tour highlights charming examples of early and mid-twentieth century architecture.
May 24-26

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

FREE
Burnsville, North Carolina
Burnsville Town Center
Burnsville Town Center
Event Website

The inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational showcases the art of fine stringed instruments with some of the most talented luthiers in the region participating. Jay Lichty from Tryon, N.C., will be the host luthier. Festivities kick off Friday night with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. Throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, the public is invited to take part in exhibits and music workshops at Burnsville Town Center. And, on Saturday night, guitar virtuoso Kaki King will perform a concert at Parkway Playhouse.

May 27 - Jun 23

Please Be In Touch

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Event Website
Paintings by Jude Lobe and Pat Merriman, pottery by Garry Childs. May 27th – June 23rd. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, May 31st 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 31 - Jun 01

9th Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo

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Blythewood, SC
Blythewood Community Arena
Event Website
LETS GO RODEO!! The 9th Annual Blythewood Championship Rodeo returns May 31 and June 1. This family fun event is great for all ages! Eight exciting events including bull riding and barrel racing! Don't miss the award winning patriotic entry, world-class cowboys, cowgirls and stock. Food and fun vendors with pony rides and the DOKO Mechanical Bull. Adult tickets $16. Youth 12 & under $8, and kids 5 and under admitted free. For more information visit www.blythewoodrodeo.com.
May 31 - Jun 01

Ava Gardner Festival

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Smithfield, NC
325 E. Market Street
Event Website
The new “Ava, My Real Story” exhibit will use a new photo/video essay-style design to show visitors who Ava Gardner was as a person, not the movie star. It opens on Friday, May 31st and the museum will host an opening night themed cocktail party to unveil the exhibit, 7pm-9:30pm.

On Saturday, June 1st, the museum will hold a free screening of the movie, “The Barefoot Contessa”, which many critics say most closely aligns with Ava’s own “from-rags-to-riches” life story. In addition, the museum will offer a heritage tour to sites related to Ava’s hometown, including her birthplace, the Teacherage where her mother Mollie was the caretaker for Johnston County School system, and Sunset Memorial Gardens, (Ava’s grave site).
Jun 01-02

Seagrove Wood Fire NC Weekend Pottery Tour

FREE
Seagrove, NC
Seagrove Wood Fire NC
Seagrove Wood Fire NC
Event Website

Join us for an open studio tour the first weekend of June. Discover the extensive array of effects each potter renders from the flame. Choose from a wide selection of creations unloaded from the wood kilns — a perfect addition to your own art collection! A Saturday night meet-and-greet at Starworks Café & Taproom celebrates our local artists. Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Jun 01

Star Heritage Day

FREE
Star, NC
Variety of places throughout Star
Varirety of places throughout Star

The day begins with Star Trek bike race at STARworks. Bike the beautiful rolling hills and scenic rural roads of Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Then visit our historical tours at the Star Museum, the Star Hotel, the Jail, and the Leach Cabin.

Food will be available for purchase at STARworks. Star schools reunion will be in the Town Hall

Jun 01

5th Annual GCPL Comic-Con

FREE
Gastonia, SC
Gaston County Public Library
Event Website
The Gaston County Public Library will host its fifth annual Comic-Con on Saturday, June 1, starting at 10:00 a.m. Each year, the event gets bigger. Comic book retailers, enthusiasts, and artists throughout the region will be a part of the event. As always, admission is free. Events include: On-site comic book vendors, door prizes, superhero-inspired activities for children, face painting and more!
Jun 01

Heritage Farm Fest

FREE
Edenton, NC
John A. Holmes High School
Event Website
Featuring: Edenton Farmers Market,Heritage Village, Vintage Tractors, Farm Animals, sampling heritage foods, 4-H Horse demonstrations, historical displays. Parade begins at 10:00 am downtown Edenton and ends at John A. Holmes High School.
Jun 03-07

Beaufort Garden A Day

FREE
Beaufort, NC
Event Website
This year’s Garden a Day event, celebrating National Gardening Week, is June 3 to June 7, and features gardens on The Point, Pigeon Point, near town and two on Lady’s Island. The Beaufort Garden Club invites the public to visit five gardens, free of charge, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, rain or shine. Garden visitors are asked to not bring pets.
Jun 06-09

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Saddlebred

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Broyhill Equestrian Preserve
Event Website
The Saddlebred show is loaded with chrome and flash, featuring various classes and exciting divisions. Enjoy this outdoor show, now nearly 100 years old, on beautiful grounds adjacent to Blue Ridge Parkway lands!
Jun 07-16

Day Out With Thomas

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Experience everyone's favorite train like never before as Thomas the Tank Engine chugs his way through the NC Mountains. Children can meet and take pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, listen to Thomas and Friends storytelling, and enjoy activities in the Imagination Station. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Jun 08
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arts by the Sea Festival

FREE
Swansboro, North Carolina
Downtown
Front Street
Event Website

A juried arts and fine crafts festival held annually on the second Saturday in June. Next scheduled on June 8, 2019. Entertainment, food, and kids area.

Jun 08

Mount Airy Blooms

FEE
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Various locations throughout the town of Mount Airy
Various locations throughout the town of Mount Airy
Event Website

Stroll through 12 private gardens tended by talented hands, listen to Master Gardener presentations, dine under an outdoor pavilion, and experience the magic of "Mayberry." Several gardens are located in the historic downtown adjacent to great shopping and food. Sponsored by local garden clubs.

Jun 08

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!

Jun 09 - May 31

August Osage County

FEE
Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville Community Theatre
Event Website
AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY, by Tracy Letts. This award-winning dark comedy centers on a tense family reunion in a small Oklahoma town. When the family patriarch vanishes, the Westons daughters return home to care for their afflicted, manipulative mother Violet. Armed with prescription drugs and paranoid mood swings, Violet reigns over the home as family secrets unfold. Main Stage, May 31-June 9. Director: Beth Norris.
Jun 13-16

Annie (directed by Resident Artist Kendrix Singletary)

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

Annie (directed by Resident Artist Kendrix Singletary) 7pm Thursday & Friday June 13 & 14; 1pm & 7pm Saturday, June 15; 3pm Sunday June 16 Directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary and based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and Military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $20 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Jun 13

Author Talk - Rob Christensen

FREE
Roxboro, NC
Person County Public Library
Event Website
Journalist and author Rob Christensen discusses his 2019 book The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys. The Scott family led a populist, progressive movement supported by rural North Carolinians. Christensen offers a definitive history of the state’s most influential political family and the effects of race and populism on North Carolina politics during the twentieth century.
Jun 13-15

Landrum Quilt Show

FEE
Landrum, SC
Landrum Middle School
Event Website
Vendors; 150+ display quilts; Raffle quilt and fabric filled baskets; Quilts for sale; Boutique with handmade items; Books, patterns, fabric mystery bags, thread sale.
Jun 14

Flag Day — Fly your flag at the Battleship

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website

Free with Battleship admission!

Fly your own flag at the Battleship on Flag Day! American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard assists visitors in hoisting and folding their flags. Makes a great video keepsake and family heirloom. Provide your name and email, and a certificate of authenticity will be mailed to you. Visitors can bring a flag or buy a 3X5-foot American-made nylon flag with embroidered stars from the Ship's Store for $39.95 plus tax. Sales from the store benefit the Battleship.

910-399-9100
Jun 14-23

Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival

FREE
Multiple, NC & SC
Event Website
Step back in time and join the Revolution at this FREE History Comes Alive Festival. Duel wits with Alexander Hamilton. Debate democracy with Andrew Jackson. Fight for human rights with Malcolm X. Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy. And like Hamilton’s women – be a part of the story. It's live history and fun for the whole family performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And the shows are Free! (nominal charge for shows in Asheville, NC) You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal. See website for specific shows and times.
Jun 14-15

Paranormal Grounds Investigation

FEE
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
Event Website
Please note: Event is first come first serve and we cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the door. 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! *Plus 7.25% sales tax. Event rain or shine. No Refunds.
Jun 15

Art in the Park

FREE
Blowing Rock, NC
Downtown Blowing Rock
Event Website
Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at series of 6 shows throughout summer. Free parking shuttle and free admission. Rain or shine! Don't miss the Concert in the Park the following Sunday.
Jun 15

Open Studio Art Tour

FREE
Asheville, NC
Grovewood Village
Event Website
On Saturday, June 15, the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works. Meet makers who work in a variety of media, and browse original works of art ranging from jewelry to pottery to sculpture. Tours are free and self-guided.
Jun 15

Roger Day In Concert

FREE
Gastonia, NC
Gaston County Public Library
Event Website
Award-winning children's musician Roger Day will return to the Main Library on Saturday, June 15, as part of the LIVE @ Your Library Family Performing Arts Series. With his witty humor, play on words, and carefree style, Day has put smiles on the faces of kids everywhere, and even on the faces of those who are kids at heart! The performance begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Auditorium. This event is FREE to the public and is appropriate for school-age children and families.
Jun 15-20

50th Anniversary of Brevard AAUW Book Sale

FREE
Brevard, NC
Boshamer Gym Brevard College
Event Website
The Brevard Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring its 50th Annual Book Sale- dedicated to the memory of Carol Martin Elliott. 30,000 sorted books in all genres with expanded Choice Books section with rare and collectible books. Printed music, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs. No restrictions, dealers welcome. Prices range from 25 cents and up. No debit or credit cards- CASH or CHECKS (with ID) ONLY. Free admission, ample parking. Proceeds provide scholarships and educational support for young local women. Remaining books are made available at no charge to nonprofits, churches, schools and camps, after sale closes to the public on the last day, June 20 from 5:15-6:15 pm.
Jun 21

Celebrate the Legacy of the NORTH CAROLINA

FEE
Wilmington, NC
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Event Website

Free with Battleship admission. Celebrate the ships named NORTH CAROLINA! They have been serving our country from the 1824 ship-of-the-line to the fast attack submarine now stationed in Hawaii. From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic to the Pacific, the state's namesakes have traveled the globe. Come enjoy a major display of Civil War, WWI and submarine arms, clothing and equipment from enthusiastic costumed collectors and submarine veterans.

Jun 21

Music On Main

FREE
Oxford , NC
Main Street Downtown Oxford
313 East Spring Street
Event Website
Music on Main in downtown Oxford, NC live music allowing dancing in the street. So bring a friend, lawn chair and dancing shoes for a night of fun, band starts at 6:00pm.
Jun 24 - Jul 21

The Full Circle

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Event Website
Sculptural acrylic paintings by Linda Carmel, abstract landscape paintings by Ellie Reinhold, abstract metal sculpture by Jason Smith. June 24th – July 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, June 28th 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
Jun 27

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!

Jun 28 - Jul 21

Liberty Mountain

FEE
Kings Mountain, NC
Joy Performance Center
Event Website
Liberty Mountain, written by Robert (Bob) Inman, tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy families who were caught up in the chaos of the American Revolution. The production climaxes with the historic Battle of Kings Mountain, where Patriots defeated a larger, better-trained force of Loyalists and turned the tide of the Revolution. It is an action-packed and inspiring drama for the entire family.
Jun 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Worksop

FEE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee State Park and learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home if they do not finish in class. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $35 cost includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (803) 428-4988

Jul 02-04

N.C. 4th of July Festival

FREE
Southport, NC
Downtown Southport
Event Website
The N.C. 4th of July Festival is held annually in the City of Southport July 2nd – 4th and Beach Day on July 1st in the Town of Oak Island. Join the over 50,000 people who attend the N.C. 4th of July Festival each year. Festival events include: Naturalization Ceremony, Flag Raising Ceremony, Flag Retirement Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony, Over 100 Arts & Craft Booths, Food Vendors, Parade, Live Stage Entertainment, Fireworks, and so much more.
Jul 04

Fireworks Extravaganza

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Celebrate July 4th with a day of family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, followed by the High Country’s most spectacular fireworks display. The park will remain open until 9:00 pm and fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Jul 05-14

U RANG DURANG?

FEE
Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville Community Theatre
Hendersonville Community Theatre
Event Website

"U RANG DURANG? TWO SHORT COMEDIES FROM ONE WRONG MIND By Christopher Durang Second Stage July 5-14 Director: Beth Bristol Two of Durang's most popular one acts, "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls" and "'dentity Crisis," combined together into one night of bizarre hilarity. These crackpot comedies both turn family upside down in a way that only Christopher Durang can.

828-692-1082
Jul 06-27

Cool Summer Nights

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Every Saturday in July the park stays open late, until 9:00 p.m., so you can make more time for family memories. Enjoy evening train and stage shows, rides at dusk, and fun throughout the park. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Jul 12-14

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo will be appearing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Extra appearance during Cool Summer Night, Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
Jul 13

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!

Jul 20-28

K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don’t miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Saturday evening show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
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
Jul 25

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 01-03

Joedance Film Festival

FEE
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Ballet, Uptown Charlotte
701 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Event Website

Joedance Film Festival, which is riding a wave of expansion in Year 10, will add a third night of film showings and has expanded the film submission territory beyond Charlotte’s borders to include both North Carolina and South Carolina. The 10th annual Joedance Film Festival, which raises money for pediatric cancer research, will run Thursday-Saturday nights, August 1-3, 2019 at Charlotte Ballet, which will host the event for the second consecutive year. Joedance has been traditionally held Friday and Saturday nights. The expansion positions Joedance to participate in the North Tryon Street renaissance and contribute to Uptown Charlotte’s continued growth.

Aug 02-03

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

FEE
Burnsville, NC
Town Square
Town Square
Event Website

August 2-3, 2019. 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums. Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square.

100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714

Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce

www.yanceychamber.com

828-682-7413

Aug 02-18

Bye Bye Birdie

FEE
Hendersonville, NC
Town Square
Hendersonville Community Theatre
Event Website

"BYE BYE BIRDIE" A Musical Comedy Book by: Michael Stewart Music by: Charles Strouse Lyrics by: Lee Adams Originally Produced by: Edward Padula Main Stage August 2-18 Director: Colby Coren A campy musical send-up of the late 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Inspired by the phenomenon of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army."

828-692-1082  
Aug 10

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 17

15th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival

FREE
Franklin, NC
51 Cowee School Drive
Event Website
The 15th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival, “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage” will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. Nestled in Cowee West’s Mill Historic District at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin, NC, the Center is a unique showcase for demonstrating the everyday skills, crafts and music of our ancestors. And it is a FREE event!
Aug 17-18

Riders In The Sky

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
Event Website
Come hear Grammy-winning music and comedy from America’s Favorite Cowboys. Shows at noon and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults (age 13 and older), $32 for children (age 3-12) and free for ages two and under.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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

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New Bern, NC
New Bern Convention Center
203 S Front St, New Bern NC 28560
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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
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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 08-10

66th Rowan Museum Annual Antiques Show

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Salisbury , NC
West End Plaza
1935 Jake Alexander Blvd West
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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
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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 21

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

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Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
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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

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Blowing Rock, NC
Tweetsie Railroad
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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

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Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 20

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

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Greensboro, NC
Dana Auditorium
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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

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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.”
Apr 04

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

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Greensboro, NC
Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
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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.”
May 09

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets 2019-2020 Masterwork

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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.