Events

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Live Music with The Rockabilly’s @ Sugar Mountain Resort
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Travel back in time with The Rockabilly’s. The retro band performs hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Genres include classic country, rock ‘n’ roll and Americana.

Sugar Mountain Resort is only 10 minutes from Banner Elk.

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Live Music with Highbeams @ Beech Mountain Resort
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Live Music with Highbeams @ Beech Mountain Resort

Highbeams is a trio of brothers who play emotive, high-energy folk-rock. Since the first show on New Year’s Eve 2012, the band has captured audiences all over the Southeast with its warm, personable stage presence and rich three-part harmonies. Highbeams has opened for several top-notch acts including Vertical Horizon, Chase Bryant, Col Bruce Hampton, and the Grammy-nominated duo Brothers Osborne.

Live music takes place at Beech Mountain Brewing Co. Brewhouse, located in the village at Beech Mountain Resort.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Live Music with The Collective @ Sugar Mountain Resort
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Shake a leg at Sugar Mountain Resort with The Collective. The band performs classic rock, country, R&B and dance music.

Sugar Mountain Resort is only 10 minutes from Banner Elk.

Live Music with The Commonheart @ Beech Mountain Resort
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Live Music with The Commonheart @ Beech Mountain Resort

Formed to invoke emotion through tone and energy, The Commonheart is a band of up-and-coming artists from the Pittsburgh area who came together to create a soulful sound for music lovers. The Commonheart takes rock riffs, gritty vocals and a screaming organ to deliver rock ‘n’ roll with a heavy blues, soul and gospel influence. The band’s music is a true testament to the past, echoing the full circle of music and sound.

Live music takes place at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill, located in the village at Beech Mountain Resort.

Mar
4
Mon
2019
March Madness @ Sugar Mountain Resort
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 31 @ 10:00 pm

Soak up the final days of ski season with March Madness deals. Beginning March 4, 2019, and running through the end of the season, Sugar offers up to 25% savings on lift tickets, rental equipment and lessons. Restrictions apply. Go to www.SkiSugar.com for additional details.

Sugar Mountain Resort is only 10 minutes from Banner Elk.

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Live Music with Sweet Sweet @ Beech Mountain Resort
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Live Music with Sweet Sweet @ Beech Mountain Resort

South Carolina based indie folk/Americana duo Jeremy Dunham and Kerrine Gifford doubled down and dubbed themselves “Sweet Sweet” to describe the fresh and inviting way they blend the elegance and mood of her cello with the rustic roots of his acoustic guitar. Those sounds, combined with foot-driven percussion textures that range from gentle to raucous, are the foundation behind the singer-songwriters’ gorgeous lead and harmony vocals. The songs are simple, yet emotionally hard-hitting and filled with heartfelt tales and whimsical Southern charm.

Live music takes place in the Beech Mountain Brewing Co. Brewhouse, located in the village at Beech Mountain Resort.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Live Music with The Hip Abduction @ Beech Mountain Resort
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music with The Hip Abduction @ Beech Mountain Resort

The Hip Abduction began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s third full album released in March 2016, THA engages an indie-pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots-driven sound.

Purchase tickets in advance for a $5 dollar discount. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Advance tickets $10; day-of tickets $15.

Live music takes place at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill, located in the village at Beech Mountain Resort.

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Sugar Bear’s Birthday Celebration @ Sugar Mountain Resort
Mar 10 all-day

Join Sugar Mountain Resort’s resident mascot, Sugar Bear, and his friends for a fun birthday celebration. Activities include the Great Bear Race, special treats, cake and ice cream. For additional details, please contact the Sugar Bear/Polar Bear ski & snowboard school by calling 828-898-4521 ext. 200.

Richard T. Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup Competition @ Sugar Mountain Resort
Mar 10 @ 7:30 am

A giant slalom fundraising competition for skiers and snowboarders with an intermediate or above ability level. One-hundred percent of the entry fee goes to the American Cancer Society in memory of Richard T. Trundy, Sugar Mountain’s former director of operations.

Registration: 7:30-8:30 a.m./3rd Floor
Course Inspection: 8-8:50 a.m.
Start Time: 9 a.m.

Racer Lift Ticket Fee: $25
Family Lift Ticket Fee: $30
Race Fee (Donation): $15

Location: Oma’s Meadow/Big Birch (dependent upon slope conditions)

Type: Giant Slalom NASTAR format (combined time determines the winner)

Donations are appreciated.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Sugar Mountain Resort
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am

Dress up in your Easter costume and join Sugar Bear and Sweetie Bear on the slopes in search of prize-filled eggs. You may be the lucky winner of a 2019-2020 season pass hidden in the grand prize egg! Or be one of three contestants awarded a prize for most creative, imaginative and colorful costume. Valid lift/slope tickets or passes are required for participation. Event is only for children 12 and younger. Participants should meet at the bottom of the Lower Flying Mile slope at 8:30 a.m. Please call for additional details.

Easy Does It!!! Presented by RECESS @ Beech Mountain Resort
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Easy Does It!!! Presented by RECESS @ Beech Mountain Resort

Who is ready for a day of ripping around the park with everyone giving high fives and bringing it back to the basics?! All levels of snowboarders are welcome and encouraged. Lots of grabs, tweaks, style, creativity and good times. There will not be any categories or rankings. Contest pressure is out the window on this one. Prizes will be given out for best grab, most style and some on-the-fly games. The focus is to go snowboarding and enjoy having a killer time on the hill and take a RECESS from everything else.

Registration: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Event Starts at 11:30 a.m. Get $20 park pass voucher at registration.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Easter in the Park @ Tate-Evans Park
Apr 13 all-day

A great event the day before Easter that starts off with “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” at Banner Elk Cafe before hopping on to Tate-Evans Park for an Easter egg hunt. Includes other activities such as face painting, music, dancing and photos with the Easter Bunny.

May
25
Sat
2019
Art on the Greene – Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

May
26
Sun
2019
Art on the Greene – Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

May
31
Fri
2019
Nature Photography Weekend @ Grandfather Mountain
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Nature Photography Weekend @ Grandfather Mountain

Visit Grandfather Mountain to attend presentations from top nature photographers, while photographing spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours. Online registration begins April 1 at grandfather.com.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
2
Sun
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
3
Mon
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
4
Tue
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
5
Wed
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

From June 1-7, a series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. On June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel.

Jun
12
Wed
2019
Animal Birthday Party @ Grandfather Mountain
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Animal Birthday Party @ Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in its environmental habitats with games, contests, crafts and surprises. Grandfather’s habitat staff has prepared a fun-filled day for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park @ Downtown Banner Elk
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

An all-American celebration takes place each Fourth of July in Banner Elk. It’s a day that makes Uncle Sam proud, starting with the Banner Elk Fourth of July Parade at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at the Lees-McRae campus library and goes down Main Street. The parade concludes with a “Party in the Park” in Tate-Evans Town Park, where folks enjoy lunch from several vendors and traditional lawn games like the egg-toss and sack race.  Banner Elk’s Duck Race, which features hundreds of rubber ducks racing down the creek in the park, makes this an event not to be missed!

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Art on the Greene – Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Art on the Greene – Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art on the Greene - Fourth of July @ Historic Banner Elk School | Banner Elk | North Carolina | United States

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games @ MacRae Meadows
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games @ MacRae Meadows | Linville | North Carolina | United States

Founded in 1956, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of the Scottish Clans are considered America’s grandest Scottish-themed games. The spectacular setting in MacRae Meadows at the base of historic Grandfather Mountain provides a beautiful backdrop. The games include brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and plenty of kilts. Visit the heritage tent to research your family tree and then head to the merchant tents to find your family tartan. It’s four memorable days of Scottish heritage in the High Country of North Carolina.

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Animal Enrichment Day @ Grandfather Mountain
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Animal Enrichment Day @ Grandfather Mountain

Enrichment is an integral part of how the mountain cares for its habitat animals every day. An enrichment is a special treat, new toy or even an unfamiliar scent given to the animals to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. Visitors can enjoy watching enrichment demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic @ Grandfather Mountain
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day
Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic @ Grandfather Mountain

Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. This event is free to working members of the press, with an additional cost for non-press professionals and amateurs. Online registration begins July 15 at grandfather.com.

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