Memorial Day Events in the High Country

School is in session in Watauga County but if you have the day off from your work, we encourage you to attend one of the below Memorial Day events in the High Country.

  1. Happy-Memorial-Day-2Appalachian State University will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony featuring remarks by Eric Gormly, the coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian.

    Appalachian State University’s ROTC cadre positions the flag during a Memorial Day ceremony. Brent Bingham of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music will serve as the bugler at the university’s May 29 Memorial Day ceremony.  Eric Gormly, coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian State University, will speak at the university’s 2017 Memorial Day ceremony. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Veterans Memorial, adjacent to the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on campus.

    A reception will follow in the lobby of the Dougherty building. There will be free parking available anywhere on campus. In case of adverse weather, the ceremony will take place in the lobby of the Dougherty building.

  2. The High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be honoring veterans and those who have given their lives for our freedom and security of our country. Come out to celebrate as a medley of patriotic music will be played by the Watauga Community Band. There will also be the posting of colors, honored guests, historical spokesman of Memorial Day, service theme songs, playing of taps and retire colors.
    Location: Center Court of the Boone Mall

Free Family Fun on Memorial Day Weekend at High Gravity Adventures!

Looking for a fun, family-friendly event to enjoy on Memorial Day Weekend? Bring the whole family to High Gravity Adventures in Blowing Rock, N.C.!  Instead of fighting crowds and traffic on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can treat your family to an afternoon of live music, games, delicious food and high-flying aerial adventure.

High Gravity Adventures

Come to High Gravity Adventures on Saturday, May 28, for a Memorial Day Weekend cookout on the lawn.  There will be live music by Andy Ferrell from 1-4 p.m., plus fun games like corn hole, ladder ball and soccer.  Enjoy delicious items from the grill including burgers, hot dogs, and vegetarian options, or bring your own picnic meal!  While you’re there, you can experience the open-air fun of High Gravity Adventures aerial adventure park, with course options for everyone ages four and up.  Admission into the event is free of charge; food and tickets to the aerial courses will be available for purchase.

This Memorial Day Weekend event is a great way to kick off your summer with some family fun in the great outdoors!