July Weekend Events: Summertime, Summertime! 07/8-10

Summertime, Summertime…we are in the midst of Summertime here in the High Country! We are truly blessed to live in Watauga County, and the surrounding areas. While other towns and cities experience tremendous heat and humidity, traffic and such, we have relatively mild summers every year, and live in a friendly small town area. I’m very thankful for that!

This weekend really presents the opportunity to explore the High Country and it’s beautiful surroundings, along with the heritage of the area. It’s an exciting time to meet new people and have lots of Fun and Family-Friendly times!

Feel free to add to the event list and tell us what you and your family are doing this weekend!

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This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Family-Friendly Movies Now Showing:

  • Cars 2 NEW! G • 1 hr. 53 min.

Visit www.regmovies.com for more info or call 828-262-3330.

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On Friday…

Already going on, make sure to take part in the 56th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at MacRae Meadows in Linville this Thursday, July 7th, –  Sunday, July 10th. Come and find out which Scottish Clan you might be from and enjoy Music, Sheep Herding, Border Collie demos, Muscle and Athletic games, Geneaology Experts, Food, and much more. Tickets for Adult are $10 – Thursday, $15 – Friday, $25 – Saturday and $15 – Sunday, and kids 5 – 12 are $5 each day, with under 5 free and available at the field on the day of the event. For info about specific events during the games, visit www.averycounty.com or call 828-898-5605.

Head on over to the 14th annual MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove this Friday and Saturday, July 8th – 9th, on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove. The musical lineup has something for everyone from Americana, Folk and Bluegrass, with such greats as Doc Watson, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Kruger Brothers, the Major Sevens, Shannon Whitworth, the Eli Snuggs Band and the Snyder Family Band, among others. Friday’s general admission advance tickets are $15, Saturday’s general admission advance tickets are $20, and tickets go up by $5 at the gate, and children under 12 get in free with an adult. For more info, call 828-297-2200 or click to www.musicfestnsugargrove.com.

On Saturday…


Take the kids out for a show at the Horn in the West Children’s Theater on Saturdays through out July and on August 6, as they present Aesop’s Fables at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens starting at 10 am. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults, and with the purchase of 2 Kid’s tickets,  get 1 free adult ticket. For more info call 828-264-2120 or visit www.horninthewest.com.

Your little ones will have tons of fun at The Children’s Playhouse in Boone where they will have Sand Art on Friday, July 8th at 3 pm, Saturday, July 16th at 2 pm, and Tuesday, July 19th at 3 pm.  Cost $1 per project for members and $6 for nonmembers, which includes paid admission to The Children’s Playhouse. The event is for ages 4 and up, and an adult must accompany children. To register or for more info call 828-263-0011.

On Sunday…


You won’t want to miss An Appalachian Summer Festival’s Eastern Festival Orchestra with Conductor Gerard Schwarz, and famed Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, bringing exhilarating performances, passionate interpretations, musical depth and unique charisma. Held at Farthing Auditorium on the ASU campus, the show begins at 8 pm Sunday, July 10th, and tickets are $28 for adults, $16 for kids 6 to 18, $15 for ASU students, and $10 for kids 5 and under. For more info call 828-262-4046.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!

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