June 1 - 11 THE REMARKABLE RHODODENDRON RAMBLE Time: Noon Location: Grandfather Mountain Admission: General Website: http://www.grandfather.com Grandfather Mountain’s naturalists lead guided experiences, exploring the cultural history behind the plant, as well as its function in the wild landscape. JUNE 1 - 30 FAMILY FUN MONTH Time: Noon to 5:00 p.m. daily Location: Town of Beech Mountain Admission: Varies by event; some are free Website: https://www.beechmtn.com/things-to-do/youth-activities/family-month 30 days of organized family activities including guided hikes, mountain biking lessons, tours of the old Land of Oz, movies under the stars, concerts on the lawn, chairlift rides and more. Family lodging specials are available on the website. June 2 - 4 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND Time: Noon Location: Grandfather Mountain Admission: General Admission/Additional Website: http://www.grandfather.com Listen to presentations from top nature photographers in the evenings and photograph spectacular scenery and native animals during the day. This event is not included with admission. Register online. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JONES HOUSE SUMMER CONCERTS Time 5:00 p.m. Location: Jones House, Downtown Boone Admission: Free Website: http://www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts June 2 - Time Sawyer and Sirius B. June 9 - Carolina Ramble Review: Possum Jenkins, Wurlitzer Prize, and Molly McGinn June 16 - Doc Watson Day Celebration with Charles Welch, Jack Lawrence/Patrick Couch, Presley Barker, and the Jeff Little Trio June 23 - Strictly Strings and Strictly Clean and Decent June 30 - Good Vibes Trio and King Bees Free Parking downtown after 5 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 MUSIC IN THE VALLE Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Valle Crucis Community Park 2892 Broadstone Road Banner Elk, NC 28604 Admission: Free. $5.00 per person donations are recommended. The "Music in the Valle" Concert Series at Valle Crucis Community Park continues each Friday evening through September 9th. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic. June 3 NEW RIVER CANOE RACE & FAMILY FLOAT (Fundraiser) Location: Zaloo's Canoes and New River State Park-Wagoner Rd Access 3874 NC Highway 16 S Jefferson, NC 28640 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Gates open at 8:30 a.m.) Registration: Online. $10 per person, $5 for children, $25 for family float (up to 6 people) for a single race. Every additional race is $5. Registration includes a FREE T-shirt and entry for a door prize. Website: http://friendsofhcsp.weebly.com/new-river-canoe-race.html Bring your own Canoe or Kayak, or Rent one from Zaloo's. Free Shuttles. All proceeds go to support Friends of High Country State Parks’ mission to support our state parks. Music, free food samples, tubing, swimming, and hiking. Racing is not required. Food from local food trucks will be available. The race course if five miles to the Wagoner Road Access of the New River State Park. This route is calm with no white water and just a few riffles along the way to make it fun. Make it a weekend, and book a campsite at Wagoner Access @ New River State Park, http://www.ncparks.gov/new-river-state-park. Family friendly event with options to enter as a “Novice”, “Expert”, or “Championship Category”. The “Special” category is for those with any special needs or elders June 8 - 11 BLOWING ROCK CHARITY SADDLEBRED HORSE SHOW Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location:1500 Laurel Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Website: https://brchs.org/show/saddlebred-division/ Admission: General Admission. $10 per day. 12 and under Free. Chrome, Flash, Electric! These are all adjectives that describe the excitement surrounding this show. Preserving the tradition of horse sports in Blowing Rock since 1923. Supporting education and charities. Why miss it? July 25 - 30 BLOWING ROCK CHARITY HUNTER/JUMPER HORSE SHOW Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location:1500 Laurel Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Website: https://brchs.org/show/saddlebred-division/ Admission: General Admission. $10 per day. 12 and under Free.