Thursday, July 10, 2014

59th Annual
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
July 10-13, 2014

For a complete listing of events visit

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Celebrate the 4th in the High Country!!

Boone: The Town of Boone will begin it's festivities at 11am on King Street in downtown Boone with the annual Fourth of July Parade. Following the parade, The Town of Boone, will celebrate with cake, watermelon and a free concert on the lawn at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center. Later in the evening, beginning at 7pm, music at Clawson/Burnley Park followed by the a spectacular firework show starting at 9:30.

Blowing Rock: The annual Fourth of July parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, July 5 beginning at 9am. Festivities will include a horseshoe tournament, water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest, face painting and much, much more! Come play in the bounce house, climb the tower, watch live entertainment and enjoy the fireworks! The parade on Main Street will begin at 2pm.

Tweetsie Railroad Fireworks Extravaganza: Tweetsie's parking area will remain open until 9pm for Tweetsie's Fireworks Extravaganza. Ticket's for the show are $5 per car.

Sugar Mountain: Enjoy the view from the top of Sugar Mountain with a scenic chairlift ride to watch the fireworks! The lift will run all day beginning at 10am and ending at 10pm.

Banner Elk: Enjoy the Parade beginning at 11am and finishing at the "Party in the Park" at Tate-Evans Park. The party will include food, games, and the "Great American Duck Race." Visit the Banner Elk Elementary School for the Independence Day Fine Arts and Crafts Show.

Crossnore: Come spend the day in a hometown environment hosting an all day craft fair, cake walk, face painting, arts and crafts and much more! End the afternoon with a street dance and fireworks! 

Newland: The Town of Newland will host their annual Car Show beginning at 9am. Beginning at noon, the parade, vendors, bounce houses and Harley Davidson raffle will begin!

Seven Devils: Come explore the Safety Fest in Seven Devils. Food, watermelon eating contests, cake walks, balloon toss, and Harley raffle. Riverwalk Summer Concert Series begins at 6pm with fireworks following!