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
The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble • Linville • June 9
Grandfather Mountain naturalists will provide maps and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms during this annual celebration of the rhododendron.
Learn more: (828) 733-2013 or grandfather.com
Tour de Mountains • Sparta • June 9
Fill up on a continental breakfast before this annual Blue Ridge Mountain bike ride. There will be rest stops every 10 to 15 miles, and a spaghetti dinner at the finish.
Learn more: (336) 372-2944 or tourdemountains.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
Freight Train Blues • Carrboro • June 1, 8
This outdoor music series on the Town Common celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont folk music legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, who was born in Carrboro in 1893. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music, food trucks, and beer from a local brewery.
Learn more: (919) 643-2456 or freighttrainblues.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
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof • Fayetteville • June 1-10
See the classic drama by Tennessee Williams performed at the Gilbert Theater.
Learn more: (910) 678-7186 or gilberttheater.com
North Carolina Plein Air Paint Out and Workshop • Mooresville • June 5-10
Attend a three-day workshop on plein air painting hosted by instructor Greg Barnes, or head to one of several outdoor sites to put your brush to canvas. Paintings will be hung in the Mooresville Arts Gallery.
Learn more: (704) 663-6661 or mooresvillearts.org
Hops & Shop: BrewStock • Winston-Salem • June 10
Shop from more than 100 vendors selling handmade, antique, and repurposed items while you listen to live music and feast on offerings from five food trucks at this craft fair.
Learn more: facebook.com/camelcitycraftfair
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