Summer Concerts at the Jones House • Boone • June 1-Aug 31
From the first Friday in June through the final Friday in August, bring a folding chair or picnic blanket to the 1908 Jones House and enjoy a concert on the lawn.
Learn more: (828) 268-6280 or joneshouse.org
Waterfalls ’N’ Wine • Brevard • June 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
On this tour, Pisgah Field School staff will guide you to five waterfalls, leaving room for a little education and the identification of flora and fauna along the way. Afterward, spend the rest of the day relaxing at the local wine shop.
Learn more: (828) 884-3443 or pisgahfieldschool.org
“Falling” • Asheville • June 9-July 15
This exhibit at Grovewood Gallery will feature paintings from Asheville-based artist Michael Francis Reagan, whose clients include National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Audubon magazines. An artist’s reception will take place on June 9.
Learn more: (828) 253-7651 or grovewood.com
Summer Worship Series • Lake Junaluska • June 10, 17, 24
Listen to guest preachers and enjoy music by the Lake Junaluska Singers during these installments of the summer worship series, which takes place on Sunday mornings at Stuart Auditorium.
Learn more: (800) 222-4930 or lakejunaluska.com
Doc Watson Day • Boone • June 15
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning musician Doc Watson lived in Deep Gap and was a frequent visitor to Boone and the Jones House during his lifetime. Every year, the Jones House invites musicians who played with Doc and who are inspired by his work to perform at the annual Doc Watson Day Celebration.
Learn more: (828) 268-6280 or joneshouse.org
Daylily Festival • Morganton • June 16
Bear W Daylily Farm will be filled with good food and bluegrass music by Good Ol’ Boys during this annual festival of the daylilies.
Learn more: (828) 584-3699 or bearwdaylilyfarm.com
Funny Bus Comedy City Tour • Charlotte • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Discover the Queen City through laughter: This 90-minute tour travels through Uptown, NoDa, South End, Plaza Midwood, and The NC Music Factory. Tickets are required.
Learn more: (336) 406-6294 or funnybus.net
North Carolina State Food Truck Championship • Randleman • June 15-16
Food trucks from across the state will compete at this fifth annual event at Commerce Square Park. Enjoy vendors, a beer garden, games, and lots of live music.
Learn more: (336) 495-7525 or cityofrandleman.com
Toddler Tour de France • Charlotte • June 16
Watch hundreds of tiny cyclists take over the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Strider Cup, which gives small children and toddlers a chance to test their skills on two wheels in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.
Learn more: striderbikes.com/charlotte
The North Carolina Man Expo • Raleigh • June 16-17
On Father’s Day weekend, head into the “man cave” at the NC State Fairgrounds. See the latest in cars, gaming, gadgets, outdoor adventure, apparel, and more; sample craft beer and spirits; and play games like cornhole and Giant Jenga.
Learn more: (919) 882-3733 or manexponc.com
Caswell’s Steers and Cheers • Yanceyville • June 16
There will be live entertainment, demonstrations, and plenty of slow-cooked beef at this celebration of the region’s agriculture, held in the town square.
Learn more: (336) 694-4013
Sunday in the Park • Greenville • June 3-Aug 19
This summer concert series, celebrating its 45th season, takes place each Sunday evening on the Town Common. A different artist will perform each week, and styles will vary from bluegrass to jazz to beach music to classical to rock.
Learn more: (252) 329-4698 or greenvillenc.gov
Into the Woods • Lumberton • June 8-10, 15-16
In this Tony Award-winning musical written by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, classic storybook characters are brought together during an enchanting adventure. See a performance at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater.
Learn more: (910) 738-4339 or carolinaciviccenter.com
North Carolina Blueberry Festival • Burgaw • June 15-16
For 15 years, the state’s blueberry capital has been hosting this festival to celebrate the economic and cultural significance of the fruit. There are more than 20 events, including a street fair, recipe contest, barbecue cook-off, fresh blueberry sales, a 5K, and more.
Learn more: (910) 259-2007 or ncblueberryfestival.com
Flag Day • Wilmington • June 15
With assistance from the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard, learn how to hoist and fold flags on the Battleship North Carolina. You can bring your own or purchase one on the ship.
Learn more: (910) 399-9100 or battleshipnc.com
301 Endless Yard Sale • U.S. Highway 301 from Weldon to Dunn • June 15-16
The 301 Endless Yard Sale is a mecca for flea market enthusiasts on the hunt for stand-out finds. For two days, a stretch of highway more than 100 miles long transforms into the state’s biggest yard sale. There’s never been a better time for a road trip.
Learn more: 301endlessyardsale.com