August is a thrilling time to visit Blowing Rock, NC! There are so many attractions and events to fill your time while visiting. During your stay in a Valle Crucis Cabin Rental be sure to check out these unique places to see and things to do!

Places To See

The Blowing Rock Community Arts Center

Feel enlightened and immersed in the rich mountain heritage through exhibits, family-friendly cultural events, art and craft workshops, classes, and engaging lectures. Bring the entire group along for a local, cultural experience.

The Blowing Rock

North Carolina’s oldest attraction features views that are unmatched. Take in the sites of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. The North Carolina mountains boast some of the most spectacular views you will ever experience.

Fine Dining

Blowing Rock is home to many delicious and unique fine dining establishments. Treat yourself to some gourmet southern cuisine at local places such as Bistro Roca, Twigs, Chestnut Grille, Best Cellar, and many more!

Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine

Channel your inner geologist and come see what treasures you’ll uncover at Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine. Gem mining is a fun activity for people of any age!

Things To Do

Free Crafting Demonstrations at Parkway Craft Center

Southern Highland Craft Guild artisans create their works on the porch of the Parkway Craft Center from 10am-4pm.

First Friday Sip & Shop

Join the local shops in Downtown Blowing Rock for snacks and sips to start your evening off right!

Downtown Shopping

Blowing Rock is home to many unique shopping destinations that you won’t want to miss during your stay. Throw on your walking shoes and browse the special offerings at unique boutiques, jewelry stores, galleries, and some of your favorite stores.

Art in the Park

Visit an outdoor juried art and craft show featuring an astounding 90 artists on the second Saturday of the month through October.

Get out and Explore

Blowing Rock is home to many places that provide you with the opportunity to get out, explore, and enjoy the nature that will surround you during your trip. Face your fears and take your adventures to new heights at attractions like Sky Valley Zip Tours and High Gravity Adventures.

Music on the Lawn

The Inn at Ragged Gardens features free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres.