While some think that it slows down in the High Country after winter sports wind down, there are tons of things to do in the Spring as the flowers start to bloom. Click on the titles of the events for more information.
Head to Grandfather Mountain to hear about the unique microsystem of one of the tallest peaks in the High Country. Learn about the unique flora, fauna, and climate with experts on the mountain. Designed with children in mind, this is a great event for the whole family.
The oldest attraction in North Carolina will be hosting its grand opening for the season the first full weekend of April. One of the more iconic places to visit, you can ride the last surviving steam engine that traveled the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Rail Road. Enjoy a western themed show or enjoy one of the rides they have.
A favorite for locals, the First Friday Art Crawl returns on April 6. Shop, mingle and meet local artists from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown shops and galleries. Enjoy fresh art, lively street performers, and complimentary refreshments. Stay late for music, food, and drinks at one of our many fine restaurants.
Blowing Rock hosting its annual trout derby is a signal that spring is in the air and fishing is now open for the season. Broyhill Lake in downtown Blowing Rock will be stocked with hundreds of fish in the days leading up to the derby, and other local bodies of water are stocked for the season as well. Kids are especially invited to fish at Broyhill Lake, where some of the stocked fish are tagged for special prizes!
This tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. The show’s Broadway premiere received eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.