Current Seasonal Events and Local Fundraisers:
Events are scheduled on the 4th Saturday of each month, from 4pm to 8pm.
In September, the Cruise in will be held the 3rd FRIDAY, one week before the Pumpkin Festival, on Friday, September 14th.
Historic Elkin Ghost tours are scheduled after the cruises at Diana's Books and More, and the Reeves Theater offers live music performance every Saturday night that begin at 8pm! Get your tickets in advance or at the door. Additional tours are scheduled in October.
Saturday, May 26 from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm, 126 W.. Main St., Elkin Ghost walking tours offering exclusive access to many of the most infamous and haunted sites, grave yards and back alleys within Elkin's Haunted Historic District. Call 336-835-3142
Package 1 - $8.00 - Tour and Choice of Beverage from Coffee Shop
Package 2 - $10.00 - Tour, Choice of Beverage from Coffee Shop, and Souvenir Lantern
In Elkin, this is along Bridge St during the last weekend in July, Friday thru Sunday. Pick up your signs at the Elkin Town Hall if you want to participate in the 100+ mile yard sale! No fees to set up your yard sale that weekend from the Town of Elkin. Be sure to get permission from any property owner before you set up. Free booth locations will be at Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall near the RR tracks in downtown Elkin.
EXPLORE ELKIN EVENTS
Food Trucks 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Live Music, Wine & Beer 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
To drink wine and beer, you will need an Explore Elkin reusable cup. Feel free to re-use your cups from last year, or they are available for purchase for $5 at the ID Check Station under the Farmer's Market shelter.
Listen to live music and sip on some Skull Camp Brewing wines and beers. Find us on West Main Street.
Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sign-up and slot assignment @ 6:30; Show @ 7:00 Ever wondered what you or your band would sound like on stage at the Reeves? Every Tuesday, you'll have your chance to find out. Open Mic Night. All genres and styles welcome. Simple set-ups please!
There are ten 15-minute slots per night. FREE to play, FREE to listen. The REEVES CAFE serves food till 7:30 pm.
EVERY TUESDAY IS OPEN MIC NIGHT FOR ANY BAND TO PLAY ON STAGE! Starts at 6:30 pm. 15 minute increments.
JUL 6 MOVIE NIGHT! Reels at the Reeves: Dirty Dancing 5:30pm and 8:00pm
JUL 7 Martha Bassett Show: Missy Raines & The New Hip Sat 8 PM
JUL 13 Goodfellers Fri 8 PM
JUL 14 Michael Bennett & the "B" String Allstars Sat 8 PM ·
JUL 20 David Holt & Josh Goforth Fri 8 PM
JUL 21 Daniel Justin Smith w/Ben James Sat 8 PM
JUL 27 Seth Walker w/ the Reeves House Band Fri 8 PMJUL 28 Memphis Thunder featuring Taylor Vaden Sat 8 PM
4th of July Celebration - Elkin Municipal Park
THE NOVEMBER ROOM
· Offers lots of fun classes, shopping, and coffee and wine drinks, plus plenty of seating. Check below for a list of upcoming arts and craft classes:
· JUL 10 & 17 - Tuesday, Tour of Europe paint classes
· JUL 24 - Ballerina mixed media paint class for girls
· JUL 31 - Painting wine bottle craft
Prices vary; classes start at 6pm and you must RSVP so we have enough supplies!
Flower bouqets from Duloc Florist available to purchase for your favorite cast member. Photo opportunities also available.
Tickets available at the door, DIXON AUDITORIUM
$12 (teens and adults) and $8 (kids 12 and younger)
THE FOOTHILLS ARTS COUNCIL
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.
Kids AFTER SCHOOL ART LESSONS:
Saturday, July 7, 11 am - 2 pm, FREE!
Foothills Arts Council Garden
An annual event for kids and kids at heart featuring art activities, food, snow-cones, a steel-drum band, and a waterslide!
KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP July 16-19 $60.
Rising first and second graders 9-11am
Rising third thru fifth graders 1-3 pm
Rising sixth grade and up 4-6 pm.
Reevestock Music Festival
August 3rd & 4th, 2018
Taking place at The Reeves Theater & Elkin’s Hidden Amphitheater
"Reevestock is a music festival located in the heart of Elkin, North Carolina. Started in 2011 by folk-rock band, Time Sawyer, Reevestock brings national touring acts in for a great weekend of music. Reevestock is a benefit festival donating festival earnings to the Reevestock Scholarship Fund which is made available to some of our local area high schools for their seniors looking to continue their education at any 2-year program, 4-year program, or technical school. The festival plans to add more schools as the yield allows.
Reevestock offers something for everyone in the family and looks to benefit the community in every way possible. Great music for all ages, food and drinks made available by your favorite restaurants, and even activities for the kids. Music helps to bring us all together and that's what Reevestock is all about. We hope to see you all the first weekend in August for some great music and fun!”
THE ELKIN VALLEY FIDDLERS annual event:
Festival was on Friday, June 22nd, 2018... for more info, go to elkinrootsmusicfest.com
Grand Opening and Brewery Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, June 24th – 11am-11pm
Ribbon Cutting – Live Music – Giveaways – Yard Games
Face Painting for the Kids from 2-4pm
We are so pleased to announce that the Skull Camp Smokehouse is officially OPEN! Come out for fun day to celebrate the new restaurant, and the 6th Anniversary of Skull Camp Brewing. Check back soon, more details to come.
Family Friendly, Bring the Crew! – Dog Friendly Patio
July 1 – Starting at 2pm, Taproom Trivia in the basement Troll Den on Sundays (NOW OPEN SUNDAY!);
July 13 - Every 2nd Friday of each month, Poses and Pints happens at the Angry Troll, in the basement or outdoor patio. Everyone is welcome, Friday, July 13th at 6pm, and includes a beer after all your hard work!
Date: October 27th, Saturday afternoon... time TBA
Location: Elkin's Municipal Park
Wineries & Vineyards
offering 6 tasting rooms in Elkin!
SAVE THE DATE! May 19, 2018! Get tickets early and save $!
Events at Adagio Vineyards:
Upcoming activities at Adagio!
4th Sunday LIVE Music — 2-5 pm
We will be having live music in our tasting room every 4th Sunday through September. Mark your calendar for these dates!
Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Bring a picnic and enjoy!
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 2018:
Head to Skull Camp Brewing at 1980 N North Bridge Street in Elkin where you'll find the Round Peak Vineyard tasting room in the upper level of the Skull Camp restaurant. Wine tasting room open Fri-Sat noon to 5pm.
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!
Year-Round Outdoor Entertainment
CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB
2018 Golf Season - click here for current information
LIVE MUSIC: Check below under Wineries, Restaurants, or Festivals for updates on live music in Elkin!
Town of Elkin sponsored events and updates:
Public Works Main line is 336-794-6480
Town Hall Meetings:
- The next Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall will be Monday, August 13, at 6 pm.
- Main Street Advisory Board meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 am. Learn more at http://www.elkinnc.org/departments/main_street/index.php
- Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, July 19 at 6 pm. Board room.
- TOE Planning Board meeting, Monday, July 30 at 6 pm. Board room.
- Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464
Coffee with the Mayor, Sam Bishop, is scheduled every third Thursday of the month, 9am at Dirty Joe's on West Market St. See you there!
RECREATION & PARKS DEPT:
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
ELKIN POLICE DEPT:
... 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 number for the police dept. is 336-794-6475.
ELKIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
For a view of Elkin City School's event calendar (includes Elementary, Middle and High School) go to
ELKIN'S NWRL PUBLIC LIBRARY
835-5586 or for events, check http://nwrl.org/
For more upcoming events click on button below:
Enjoy live, traditional music every Saturday morning at Elkin’s Farmers Market. Bluegrass, blues and country-themed music as well as instrumental music using fiddles, harps, guitars, and even flutes is also featured from time to time. Hours of market are 9am to noon, every Saturday from mid-April through November.
Hike, Bike and Paddle Elkin
& 5K Walk / Run Events
Anytime Paddler events:
Three Great Paddles on the Yadkin
Paddle shuttle and outfitter services:
Yadkin Riverkeeper Tours in Elkin
HIKING ON THE MST:
Elkin Valley Trails Association recommended events and info:
INSANE TERRAIN SIGN UP (Sept 23rd)
Throwing Shades! Color Fun Run
Saturday, June 2
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Elkin Municipal Park
399 NC Hwy 268 W., Elkin
The throwing shades color run is a new and exciting event being hosted right here in Elkin, NC! Its family friendly, fun for all ages that also gives you an opportunity to get connected to helping out children in the local community. We will spend a color filled morning building up our community through fun and adventure. Want to be at Elkin’s first color run? Want to get plugged into your community?
Show us your true colors and join our team!!
More info here: https://prism-medical.com/throwing-shades-5k-main-page
Online Registration Ends May 18th
Habitat Hammer 5K is held every April at the Elkin Municipal Park:
2018 Habitat Hammer 5k/10k, Saturday, April 14. Run or walk the rolling streets and trails of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley! Now in its 8th year, the Habitat Hammer offers a great race, awards, door prizes, food, music, kids’ games and more. Proceeds support Habitat homebuilding in our community. Registration forms are available at the Elkin Rec Center and online at https://www.active.com/elkin-nc/running/distance-running-races/habitat-hammer-10k-and-5k-2018?int=
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!
Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino, May 19th, 2018 http://yvtdv.com/
Cycle your choice of routes along gorgeous Surry County countryside... Participants get free admission to the YV Wine Festival held later that day!
Ride Elkin’s new mountain bike park
Four Beautiful Bike Rides in the Heart of the Yadkin Valley Wine country
Soul Compass Center Journey Camp is for ages K- 8th grade.
FOOTHILLS ARTS COUNCIL FOR KIDS!
Summer Art Camp July
Rising first and second graders 9-11am
Rising third thru fifth graders 1-3 pm
Rising sixth grade and up 4-6 pm.
Kidsfest Saturday, July 7, 11-2 pm $FREE (Theme not yet confirmed but it's looking like Treasure Hunt)
Fe Fi Fo Fum, Drama Camp & Theatre June 11-26, 9am-noon Foothills Arts Council $150 Performances June 29-30 Elkin Dixon Auditorium.
There's also likely a summer kids sewing camp, weaving camp, and bookmaking camp but all the details aren't pulled together to confirm the dates for those yet.
The ladies at the Clayworks are working out a program so we can offer paint-your-own pottery classes at the FAC but since they have to first make all the pottery, it may take a while to organize!
I'll keep you posted as the other new workshops are confirmed. - Dan Butner
Elkin Restaurant Events
Angry Troll Brewing at Two-Twenty-Two
222 Public House and Angry Troll Brewing have combined forces and are now a restaurant/bar/brewpub (main level) and brewery 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.
Friday, May 4: Live Music by Don Vallarta from 6pm-9pm
Saturday, May 5: Cinco De Mayo Celebration. Join us for tacos and margaritas.
Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12: Sushi Night. Check out our Facebook page or give us a call for menu updates.
Friday, May 18: Live music by Don Vallarta from 6pm-9pm.
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19: 4 Course Dinner Menu for $40. Regular menu still available. Check out our Facebook page or give us a call for menu updates.
Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26: Prime Rib Night.
Tuesday, May 8: Tini Tuesday. Join us for $5 specialty martinis.
Tuesday, May 15: $8 Flatbread Night.
Tuesday, May 22: Southwest Night. Join us for southwestern inspired food specials.
Tuesday, May 29: $1 Off Draft Beer.
Every Wednesday is 1/2 price wine bottles.
Wed. May 9 and Wed. May 23: Live Music by Don Vallarta from 6pm-9pm.
Thursday May 3, May 17, and May 31: Build Your Own Burger Night for $8, add a side of fries for $2. **Ground Beef, Chicken, and Black Eyed Pea Patties are available!
Thursday May 10 & May 24: Wing Night!
Music Line Up this week at Fiddles:
- Live music some Wednesdays.
- Live music with various bands every Friday and Saturday night.
We're rockin'! Come join the party:
Music is usually 7 pm to 10pm
JUL 6 – Maggie Lowe
JUL 7 – Jack Marion
JUL 13 – Bigdumbhick
JUL 14 – Chad Bernard
JUL 20 – Joe’s Cousin
JUL 21 – Libby Haynes
JUL 27 – John Elliott
JUL 28 - Larry Wishon
Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery
DODGE CITY ROYALL'S
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.
Sundays, Lunch 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.