Search entire site
Highlights you might like:
Play a round at Lake Lure Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Tour the Historic River District, board Battleship North Carolina, and enjoy the surf and sand at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches.
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 DealsGetting Around
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.
Cleveland County boasts the perfect location, desirable climate, heritage and, most importantly, friendly people.
Featured Travel Partner
An authentic coastal experience featuring waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches awaits you on North Carolina’s Crystal…
Take the ferry to Bald Head Island and discover a golf course of unparalleled wild beauty. The Bald Head Island Club Golf Course winds its way around…
Browse related places and events.
Morganton (19.84 mile)
Smooth laid back vocals and acoustic guitar with singer/songwriter Jeff Calvert
The Alligators are an exciting three-piece blues/rock combo from the western foothills of North Carolina
Soul, rock & blues band featuring Jaret Carter, June Annas and LA Freeman.
See more upcoming events.
Polkville (0.03 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Great homecooked breakfast and lunch. Fresh produce available. Famous deep fried peanuts.
Fallston (7.98 mile)
Shelby (9.02 mile)
One of the best attractions in the region. With two Bridges Barbecue restaurants, all the locals have a favorite. You will have to decide which o...
See more places to eat.
Shelby (9.83 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Resting in the southwest Appalachian foothills, the Days Inn Shelby is centrally located between the cities of Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville...
Lawndale (9.85 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Renovated 1926 farm house out in the country. Located on a 40-acre horse farm with boarding stables and riding ring. Hiking and riding trails. 30 m...
Bostic (9.92 mile)
Beautiful tri-level house on 3 acres with 3 bedrooms/3 baths, breathtaking views, stone fireplace, leather furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, pro...
See more places to stay.
Write reviews of North Carolina hotels on
North Carolina Department of Commerce,
Division of Tourism,
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