Search entire site
Highlights you might like:
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Navigation - Things to Do Signature Attractions Arts & Entertainment Eat & Drink History & Heritage Kids & Family Outdoor Resorts & Spas Sports & GolfTrip IdeasCities & Regions Mountains Piedmont CoastEventsPlaces to StayTravel DealsVideos
Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
Filter events by date, category, region or keyword.
Please try to broaden your search criteria
Share this page:
See something wrong?
Tell us about it.
Banner Elk area
Contact us for information on lodging, dining, attractions, shopping,and other business in Avery County.
Beech Mountain area
The Beech Mountain TDA is a government entity that promotes travel and tourism on Beech Mountain.
Sugar Mountain area
Contact us or visit our website for the most up-to-date information on beautiful Sugar Mountain.
Browse related places and events.
Banner Elk (5.92 mile)
July 6 , July 13
(6) dates in all …
Founded by Lees-McRae College and community residents to bring a stimulating series of cultural programs to the area during summer.
Linville (8.86 mile)
July 9 - 12
Brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture.
Blowing Rock (18.64 mile)
Celebrate the 4th of July at Tweetsie Railroad. Special hours – park open till 9 pm, fireworks will begin at 9:30.
See more upcoming events.
Beech Mountain (5.30 mile)
Come enjoy the only authentic Mexican food in Beech Mountain, also visit us at 4501 Tynescastle Hwy., Suite 1, in Banner Elk.
Banner Elk (5.72 mile)
We offer small plate fare in the style of tapas. However we do not limit ourselves to Spanish cuisine. We bill ourselves as progressive alternative dining.
Newland (5.75 mile)
Located in downtown Newland, Riverwalk Pizza features a lunch and dinner buffet along with fresh salads and hot subs.
See more places to eat.
Elk Park (2.35 mile)
Located in the blue ridge mountains near Banner Elk and Elk Park. Very large sites, full hookups, concrete patios, coin laundry. Real easy access.Free high speed Internet and cable TV.
Banner Elk (3.14 mile)
Located on over 80 acres of ridgetop property just 7 miles from downtown Banner Elk. We have 2 bedroom cabins, 2 family cabins, small group cabins
Banner Elk (4.27 mile)
Gorgeous million-dollar mountain home on almost 3 acres in The Lodges at Eagles Nest. Located 10 minutes away from Sugar and Beech Mountain ski res...
See more places to stay.
Write reviews of North Carolina hotels on
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Featured Travel Partner
Request your Travel Guide
Download or order FREE guides and maps
Subscribe to our E-Newsletters
Get the latest news, events and travel deals
Join us for travel tidbits, giveaways and more
Explore unique spots across North Carolina