TGIF Summer Concert Series • Morganton • July 6, 13, 20, 27
Celebrate another work week’s end on the Burke County Courthouse lawn. There will be live music and food and beverage vendors; all you need is a chair or blanket.
Learn more: (828) 438-5252 or morgantonfest.org
Plein Air Festival • Cashiers • July 17-21
Nationally acclaimed painters from across the country will set up their easels around Cashiers to capture the natural beauty of North Carolina’s mountains. Their original art will be displayed for viewing and sale.
Learn more: (828) 743-3434 or villagegreencashiersnc.com
Historic Flat Rock Homes Tour • Flat Rock • July 21
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Historic Flat Rock will host this annual tour of three of the oldest estates in town, all on the national register.
Learn more: (828) 698-0030 or historicflatrockinc.com
Steel Magnolias • Davidson • July 19-22, 26-29
The bond among Southern women in a beauty shop is incomparable. This much-loved play, which will be performed at the Duke Family Performance Hall, tells the story of friendship through humor and heartbreak.
Learn more: (704) 892-7953 or davidsoncommunityplayers.org
NC Peach Festival • Candor • July 20-21
There’s nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach, and at this annual two-day festival, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that. Enjoy sweet local peaches, art and food vendors, a petting zoo, and live music downtown.
Learn more: (910) 974-4221 or ncpeachfestival.com
Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series • Ocean Isle Beach • July 6, 13, 20, 27
Bring your fold-out chair and enjoy rock ’n’ roll, oldies, and beach music outside the Museum of Coastal Carolina every Friday night as part of this summer concert series. Bands will include The Embers, Band of Oz, The Legacy Motown Revue, and Too Much Sylvia.
Learn more: (910) 508-6874 or oipoa.com
Cemetery Flashlight Tour • Wilmington • July 21
Bring your flashlight on this nighttime tour of Oakdale Cemetery. With local historians as your guides, you’ll learn about the history of Oakdale, the Civil War veterans buried there, and funerary art.
Learn more: (910) 762-5682 or oakdalecemetery.org