June Weekend Events: It’s Officially Summer! 06/24-26

It’s officially Summer, as of this past Tuesday, the 21st of June! Yay! Are you enjoying your summer days yet? We have been through just a little bit of heat so far, but it has been rather mild, and very stormy. I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come for our Fall and Winter days ahead. Regardless, our days are what we make of them, and I know one thing…I’m gonna make the best of the short summer I have!

How do you make sure that you and your family have a, shall we say, well-rounded summer? Please share some ideas with the rest of us about how to make the most of the summer days and short season here in the High Country. We would like to hear from our readers!

This weekend has no shortage of FUN things to do, so here we go Gang!!! It’s officially Summer!


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.


On Friday…

Need a Family-Friendly activity for Friday? Head on over to the Boone Jaycees Park as the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System sponsors Family Fun Friday this Friday, June 24th, from 10 am – 1 pm. There you’ll find FUN Activities, Prizes and Snacks, and the best part is it’s FREE and open to the public. For more info call 828-268-8961.

Chuga, Chuga, Choo, Choo at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock and meet up with Dora the Explorer and Diego this coming Friday through Sunday, June 24th – 26th. Kids will have loads of fun meeting their favorite characters and riding the rides! Park hours are 9 am – 6 pm, and admission is $34 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 through 12, with kids 2 and under free. For more info call 877-893-3874 or visit www.Tweetsie.com.

On Saturday…

Take the kids to a show as the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this Saturday, June 25th, with 2 showings at 3 and 6 pm. Held at the new Watauga High School Auditorium, tickets will be available at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. For more info call 828-264-1789.

How about some excitement with the family! Take part in the Blue Ridge Parkway Family Outdoor Adventure Day this Saturday, June 25th, from 10 am – 3 pm at the Julian Price Park Picnic Area (Milepost 296) on the Parkway. Come spend the day, bring a lunch, and learn all about Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Rock Climbing and other fun things to do outside. Stations will be set up in the picnic area with various topics related to outdoor adventures. For more info call 828-295-7591.

Have fun reeling them in at the Beech Mountain Kids Fishing Derby, hosted by the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce  at Coffey Lake, this Saturday, June 25th. This FREE event is for kids ages 4 to 12 and will have Trophies and Prizes awarded, and all will get a free NC Wildlife Goody Bag! Registration starts at 8 am and the contest is from 9 am – 12 noon. Coffey Lake is located off of the Beech Mountain Parkway (N.C. 184) on Lake Road. For more info call 828-387-9283.

Don’t miss out on the Family Fun Fest, sponsored by the Watauga County GOP this Saturday, June 25th, from 11 am – 2:30 pm at the National Guard Armory in Boone. Come ready to stomp your feet to the Bluegrass Music, Cloggers, Classic Cars, Food, Children’s Games and Rock Climbing Wall, as well as Republican elected officials. Admission is $5 for adults, while children under 12 get in free. For more info call 828-963-4253.

On Sunday…

Ever been to a Street Festival? Well here’s your chance at the Cyclo.Via this Sunday, June 26th from 10 am – 3 pm where parts of  Rivers, Depot and Howard Street will be closed off to cars and vehicles for this unique Street Festival celebrating healthy activities such as Running, Skating, Cycling, Aerobics and Yoga. There will be fun Activities, Workshops, Demonstrations, and vendors such as Bald Guy Brew, Stick Boy Bread and Scoops Gelato selling awesome Food and Drinks along the streets, and much more! Make sure to read Sarah’s previous post. For more info visit www.cycloviaboone.org or email booneareacyclists@gmail.com.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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  1. Y’all don’t forget about these great events, too!

    Doc Watson Commemoration in Downtown Boone Friday afternoon at 4:30, the 24th. There will be a free concert at the Jones house and King Street will be CLOSED to vehicle traffic.

    Cyclo Via – 5 hours of bicycling Sunday from 10 to 3p at ASU on Rivers Street and in Downtown Boone on Howard St. These roads will also be CLOSED to vehicle traffic for safe bicycling, or tricyling if you’re a little one!!

    Mr. Comedy will perform at the Hayes Center of Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday night.

  2. Singing on the Mountain will be Saturday at Grandfather Mountain

    and then at Grandfather Campground in Foscoe will be Boone One Love Festival where you can camp and listen to music. Lots of Fun!! Read more here:

    Boone Gathering, One Love Festival at Grandfather Campground in Foscoe this Weekend! LIVE MUSIC!
    The weekend includes live music (acoustic, reggae, bluegrass, etc.) from regional artists including Inverted Sea, Ital Seeds, Brian Swanson, Moon Water, Fyah Babylon, Pure Light Energy, and many more! Late night includes a drum & fire circle. Everyone’s welcome to set up a booth for crafts and holistic health services. There will be Boone Farmers Market vendors and at our Barter Fair everyone is welcome to spread a blanket.

    Over 30 free workshops!! In addition to many yoga classes there will be wisdom circles and workshops on: Organic Home Gardens, Earth Skills, Solar & Wind Energy, Creating Loving Marriages & Unions, Finding Your Life’s Mission, Creating Visionary Works, Staying Awake in an Awakening World, Love-Based Decision Making, Mayan & Hopi Prophecies, Emotional Healing w/ Homeopathy & The Emotion Code, The In & Out of Transformation, & much more!!

    The weekend will be from noon (gate opens at 10AM) Saturday June 25 until 7PM Sunday June 26 and will cost $15 in advance & $20 at gate which includes camping w/ deluxe bath house access. 14 & under are free. Weather is looking good with a cool mountain high of 75 degrees! Advanced tickets sold at Dancing Moon, Bare Essentials, Mother Earth Goods, & Caravan Botanicals.Family-friendly so alcohol is ok, but please no intoxication. Dogs OK on leash. Meadow camping is free and cabins, RV site and private campsites are also available by reserving thru Grandfather Campground at (828) 963-7275.

    DIRECTIONS: In Foscoe 10 miles south of Boone on Hwy. 105 (next to the Grandfather Trout Farm). GPS Address: 125 Profile View Rd Banner Elk, NC 28604.