Festivals, Holiday Events, and Local Fundraisers:

Elkin Spring Highlights

FMST CONFERENCE EVENTS MARCH 24-26 / everyone welcome to join these FREE LIVE MUSIC events Saturday afternoon! 
Shoppes at The Dutch Castle, N Bridge St
Mark your calendars. Come by the Dutch Castle Saturday March 25, from 2pm to 4pm,  for live music by BACK IN TIME, a 70's rock band. Lots of fun going on in Elkin that date as there is a gathering of people coming in to town for Mountain to Sea Trail meetings that weekend. We hope you come by and enjoy the day! FREE EVENT

DOWNTOWN STREET PARTY  (Saturday, March 25)

  • Wanderlust Studio - Live music with Gary Sibley (blues artist) from 3pm to 5pm and again from 7pm to 9pm. Carolina Heritage Winery pouring 3pm-5pm.
  • Outfitter Pop Up (206 E Main St) - Visit with various outfitters that service our area. Live music with Adam and Mecca Lowe from 4pm to 6pm. Local Winery Pouring. 
  • Foothills Arts Council - Live music with Joe Thrift from 5pm to 7pm.  Skull Camp Brewing Pouring.
  • Southern on Main - Karaoke from 7pm to 9pm or later. 
FREE EVENT:  SATURDAY, MARCH 25th  7:30pm to 9:30pm. Come hear Martha Basset at Grassy Creek Vineyard!  Fabulous, fun and FREE! Sponsored by The Reeves Theater. 

Grand Opening

Angry Troll Brewing
Brewery. Restaurant. Taproom.

April 7, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Live Music. Food. Craft Beer.
Music Performances by:
Time Sawyer Big Daddy Mojo

The Reeves Theater will be OPEN Summer of 2017, offering a 300-seat live music venue, cafe and bar.  
EVENTS:  To be announced!




UPCOMING EVENTS at the Foothills Arts Council: 

Youth Art Expo  Friday, March 10, 5:30-7 pm

Art competition for area schools.

Mountains to Sea Trail Conference & Art Hike, LIVE MUSIC 5-7pm;   gallery open Saturday, March 25, 3-9 pm

 ArtReach East Opening reception Friday April 7, 6-9 pm  On display April 7th through May 20th

Featuring artists from Stokes, Forsyth and Davie Counties, NC

Art in the Garden: "You Can't be a Wimp and..."   Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm




Call 336-835-2025 to make an appointment:

Music: Teacher Cory Myers offers guitar lessons on Thursdays for all ages. $15/half hour or  $30/hour

Music: Keary Reid offers piano lessons (ages 5 to adult) on Wednesdays. $20/ half hour. 


 Offered during Elkin City School sessions Sept-May

Music/Art/Sewing WORKSHOPS:


ELKIN ROOTS MUSIC FEST: Annual event offered the 2nd Saturday in May in the Elkin Municipal Park. 

Elkin Roots Festival

Moved to Saturday, June 24? 

Wineries, Vineyards (6 tasting rooms in Elkin) 

and Craft Breweries (2 in Elkin)

Craft Breweries  


Brewery Open. Keg and growler sales are available now, and tastings too.  Stop in on Fridays and Saturdays till 6pm if you are driving by! On N Bridge Street (old Hwy 21) in North Elkin across from Dodge City.

Brewery open. Now open in downtown, Elkin's newest microbrewery tasting room, located in the basement of 222 E Main St (The Liberty). Hours:  open Fridays 5pm - 8pm and Saturdays 12 noon to 8pm.  

GRAND OPENING EVENT FOR ANGRY TROLL BREWING WILL BE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7th!!  Make sure you stop by for the fun and festivities!

Craft breweries from around NC, set up at the municipal park every September, with live music, food and fun.  Updates will be posted as they are announced. 

Wineries & Vineyards 

Elkin area wineries


Events at Adagio Vineyards:  

Tasting Notes Violin Duets 



Sundays at the Tasting Room-Did you know that every Sunday at Elkin Creek Vineyard, they offer homemade, stone oven-baked pizzas? A delicious pizza in beautiful surroundings...sounds like a new Sunday tradition in the making! Make sure to place your orders for pizza in advance if possible, as dough in made fresh each weekend.

FREE EVENT:  SATURDAY, MARCH 25th  7:30pm to 9:30pm. Come hear Martha Basset at Grassy Creek Vineyard!  Fabulous and FREE! Sponsored by The Reeves Theater! 

GRASSY CREEK VINEYARD                  

FREE EVENT:  SATURDAY, MARCH 25th  7:30pm to 9:30pm. Come hear Martha Basset at Grassy Creek Vineyard!  Fabulous and FREE! Sponsored by The Reeves Theater! 


Open Saturdays and Sundays, or call ahead on weekdays and they will open for your visit if available.  

Burch Station Bluegrass Jam Sessions:  Come join in with your instrument or sit back and enjoy listening/dancing to wonderful traditional, old timey bluegrass and original music. No cover charge. Snacks, coffee available at no charge. Wine tastings, wine by the glass/bottle available for sale. 336-366-3301 

Music schedule for 2017:

Every 1st Saturday (except May) - Celtic Jam  - 2-5 pm

Every 3rd Saturday (except May) - Bluegrass Jam Session - 2-5pm  
Bring your instruments and join in or just come to sit back and listen. Outside (weather permitting) – bring lawn chairs and lunch to enjoy with your wine, if you’d like! No cover charge. Coffee and snacks available at no charge. Wine tastings, glasses/bottles of wine available for sale.

Nearby Winery Events (only minutes from Elkin):  

Round Peak (Mt Airy) 



Roaring River Vineyard (Traphill)

Raffaldini's (Ronda)  

Jones VonDrehle  (Thurmond)  

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (Thurmond) 

JoLo Vineyard (Pilot Mountain)

Fairfield Inn (in Elkin, off of I-77 and CC Camp Road exit 85) 

Offers free wine tastings with featured Yadkin Valley Wineries in the summer: Friday nights from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited!

Get updates and reminders for Elkin events on our facebook page,

whatsupinElkinNC.com by CLICKING HERE

LIVE MUSIC: Check below under Wineries, Restaurants, or Festivals for updates on live music in Elkin! 

Town of Elkin sponsored events and updates:

 Town of Elkin (municipal) Calendar:

Public Works Main line is 336-794-6480

Town Hall Meetings

  • Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall will be Monday, March 13, at 6 pm. 
  • Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 am.
  • Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, March 23, at 7 pm.
  • Monday,  March  27 , TOE Planning Board meeting 6 pm.  
  • Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464


New! Link for the Trails for Kids at the Municipal Park is www.kidsinparks.com/trails/nc/town-of-elkin

For a listing of classes or sports events offered at the Rec Center, click here. or call 336-794-6478


... offers 24/7 drop off for unused prescription drugs. Please do not flush these down your toilet. Keep our water and rivers clean! Non-emergency numbers is 336-794-6475.

For a view of Elkin City School's event calendar (includes Elementary, Middle and High School) go to 

http://www.elkin.k12.nc.us:8085/default .


835-5586  or for events, check  http://nwrl.org/

For more upcoming events click on button below:

All events are free and open to the public. For questions contact: Kassandra Nowalk knowalk@nwrl.org

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Elkin Public Library 111 N Front St, Elkin, NC

Origami for Beginners

Learn the basics of the Japanese art of paper folding through this one-time, two-hour interactive course using a new system of origami notation invented by the instructor. A variety of styles and qualities of paper will be provided, but feel free to bring your own materials as well. For a free preview, visit the instructor's origami blog at www.AaronKrerowicz.com


Saturday, 18 March 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Elkin Public Library 111 N Front St, Elkin, NC

The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Since its release in 1967, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums. This 90-minute multimedia presentation observes and discusses the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.


Monday, March 20th, 2017,  4PM-6PM

Elkin Public Library 111 N Front St, Elkin, NC

Learn to Play Cards:  Euchre!  
Playing Euchre is a great social activity. Whether you have never played or it's just been awhile, this is a good opportunity to get in the game.  We are planning to start a community card club for ages 16 and up.  Invite your friends, put away the screens, and learn something new!  Please register by calling 336-835-5586 or email Kasey at knowalk@nwrl.org.

ELKIN FARMERS MARKET (Open mid-April to end of November) Check out our website for live music schedules at the market!
OPEN every Saturday, 9 am to noon.  Season will open April 15, 2017.

HIKE, BIKE and PADDLE  & 5K WALK/RUN Events and 

EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Association)  Events

Save the Date for the Following Paddle Events:

 Paddler events:  

Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour 


PADDLE on the Yadkin River in Elkin

Three area river outfitters are available for shuttles and for canoe and kayak rentals. Recommend calling a week in advance for rentals: 

Yadkin River Adventures  (based out of Rockford)

Roaring River Canoe & Kayak (based out of Ronda)

Rocky Forest River Run  (based out of Elkin, only a few minutes from downtown Elkin)

Participants can use their own kayaks and canoes or can rent from an outfitter and also arrange a shuttle only, if needed. Fees will apply from the outfitters and arrangements should be made via the outfitter of your choice.

Please contact one of the outfitters with any questions about paddling the Ronda to Elkin section of the Yadkin and to arrange shuttles and rentals if needed. 

EVTA Trails recommended events  https://elkinvalleytrails.org/ :

FMST Annual Conference, Gathering of Friends

EVTA is proud to announce that the annual meeting of the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, the Gathering of Friends, will be held at the Liberty in Elkin on Friday and Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017. In addition to the excellent program (see below) the EVTA will be hosting for attendees . . . wine tours, yoga, music events, day hikes and bike rides on our trails. As a bonus, the REI team will join us with their fleet of bikes for use on our new mountain bike course. Pencil in the date, register and join the Friends of the Mountains to Sea and join all of us for the Gathering of Friends adventure. If you live out of the area, check out the local opportunities for lodging. If you live in our three county area, sign up and meet new friends and learn all about the amazing Mountains to Sea Trail and especially Section 6 from Stone Mountain to Pilot Mountain State Park where EVTA is the Task Force building and maintaining the trails. Learn more at: 


Water / Environmental:  

Watershed Now is a new Elkin group that is bringing interesting educational events to the Elkin community about our watershed and the importance of clean water. They have a river film series planned, lectures, and live music events this spring. The Elkin Schools participate too! 

Learn more at: www.watershednownc.com

5K Run/Walk events:

ANNUAL Habitat Hammer 5K  is held during April at Elkin Municipal Park, in the rolling hills of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Check back for details in early spring!    


EVTA 5th Annual Insane Terrain 5k starts at the Elkin Municipal Park and takes advantage of new trails and bridges along the Big Elkin Creek. Enjoy the beautiful scenery including waterfalls, mountain terrain, wildflowers and the fall colors. All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! Great awards and cash prizes! 

2017: event takes place same day as Elkin's Pumpkin Festival and Brewfest (4th Sat in Sept). 

All proceeds from this race benefit the Elkin Valley Trails Association and their construction of bridges and trails from Elkin to Stone Mountain.

Race Director: Robert Ball at roberthball@gmail.com 

Visit their FB page: Insane Terrain on Facebook

Cycling events:

Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino, May 20th, 2017    http://yvtdv.com/

Cycle your choice of routes, from 25 to 100 miles of gorgeous Surry County countryside... Participants get free admission to the YV Wine Festival!

Mountain Biking:

Elkin's new mountain bike path is now open for use. Access the trail from the Elkin Rec Center parking lot. Head on the new trail towards the first bridge. Access for bikes will be on the right, before you cross the bridge. 

Restaurants Events/ Specials

Angry Troll Brewing at Two-Twenty-Two

222 Public House and Angry Troll Brewing have combined forces and are now a restaurant/bar (main level) and tasting room (lower level with limited hours). Join our Monday lunch club were every 10th Monday lunch is free. Tasting room below is open Fridays 5-8pm and Saturdays 12-8pm.

SOUTHERN ON MAIN  (formerly 21 & Main)
Newly opened as of 7.12.16 for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Live music some weekends.   
KARAOKE   Tuesdays 7pm to 10pm;  Saturdays 7pm to 11pm 

OUR PLACE is located upstairs, above Southern on Main and is a martini and wine bar, with a full bar. Scenic views of Main Street are there and a cozy, cool atmosphere, too!  Open seasonally.

The Liberty  


Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery





No event scheduled at this time.  Karaoke in the bar area some evenings. 

Mazzini's offers fund raisers for local businesses on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Open lunch and dinner, no beer or wine available. 
Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursdays...Small draft beer $1.50, Small Margarita $3.25, Med $5.25, or Blue Margarita $5.00.  

Cedarbrook Grille at CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB (10 min from downtown Elkin)

Friday nights: Come to the country club for dinners Friday nights. Everyone welcome. Steaks, chicken and seafood entrees, full bar, cozy seating. 

SundaysLunch Buffet 11:30-2:00pm. $9.99 Adults, Discounts for Seniors and Children, plus children 5 and under are free. Call for reservations 825-2320, Option 2. Make reservations for Valentines Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, etc.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY...call for reservations!!!

Golf Tournaments and Events


2016 Golf Season - click here for current information

Church events and Non-Profits

Elkin Presbyterian Church, preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year! call 835-9939.

First United Methodist Church Preschool. Our goal is to provide a safe place for children to learn important social, emotional, physical, and language skills in a Christian environment. Our Mother's Morning Out Program is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This is for children ages 9 months to 3 years old. We have qualified and experienced teachers for each age group. Located at 340 Hawthorne Road in Elkin, NC 28621. Our phone number is 336-835-2323. 

Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes/events: 

YOGA ON MAIN    (www.yoga-on-main.com) 

Schedule posted December 2016

Tuesday Evening Meditation Classes
with Denise Lyon, MMI Certified Meditation & MIndfulness Instructor

March 14 - May 2
7-8 pm on Tuesday evenings

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned meditator, we will all have fun exploring various aspects of meditation and how it relates to the exploration of ourselves. You’ll receive instruction in and will experience several different types of meditation. Find one that works for you! 
At Yoga on Main in Elkin
(lower level of the Liberty on Main Street, entrance in back near railroad tracks)
8-week series $100 
(paid at first class, no refunds for missed classes – you will benefit most from doing them all!)
If you are not able to do the entire series, you are welcome to drop in for $15/class.
Week 1-Introduction to Meditation/Brain Science/The Happiness Factor
Week 2-Mindfulness and Beginners Mind
Week 3-Meditating with the Body/Yoga Nidra and Body Awareness
Week 4-Breath Awareness Meditation-Anapanasati
Week 5-Loving Yourself & Heart Centered Breath Meditation
Week 6-The benefits of a gratitude practice & Gratitude Meditation
Week 7-Healing ourselves and our world with Lovingkindness Meditation
Week 8-Self –Inquiry & Living an Examined Life with Mindfulness
Chairs and meditation cushions will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. 
Please contact Denise you plan to attend, or if you have questions.

HCMH Wellness Center @ Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (open to public)


To see the monthly calendar of classes, click on link below, and scan to bottom of Wellness page...



http://rhythmonmain.com/schedule/school-calendar/ or 336-835-5272 or 336-244-1977.  

Owner Will Shover offers dance and gymnastic classes for all children up to 18 years of age. Located on E Main Street, Elkin.  

 336-466-1842. For a current listing of our available classes, visit us at www.gracefulstepsdanceacademy.com." We look forward to dancing with your daughter." Come see our new location at 1956 North Bridge Street! 



Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  9 am to 11 am each week (10 am to noon  for winter hours Oct - April). Come down to the Elkin Municipal Tennis Courts for 2 hours of tennis fun.Everyone welcome to join in... a great opportunity for those wanting to get back into tennis or those want to play but have no partner. These are not considered tennis lessons, must have some ability to play. Tennis will be canceled if courts are wet. Free event. Summertime we meet earlier due to the heat (8:00 am to 10:00am).