Current Holiday Events and Local Fundraisers:

Summer Highlights

ELKIN Farmers Market is now open EVERY SATURDAY rain or shine from 9:00 am to noon (thru October!) Live music most weekends!
CRUISE IN DOWNTOWN ELKIN - Events are scheduled on the 4th Saturday of each month, from 4pm to 9pm.  Cruises start in May this year, and another month has been added to the schedule so that the season now runs through October! A DJ and Port a Pit Chicken (via Habitat Restore) is offered every month.

NEXT CRUISE:  Saturday, July 22nd

ELKIN GHOST TOURS will be scheduled in the evening after each CRUISE IN is over.  Contact Diana's Books and More on W Main Street for more information! 336-835-3142.
If you are interested in adding your name to the Explore Elkin update emails, please send your contact information to 


Food Truck Fridays - Free entertainment!


Come to the Farmers Market on the First Friday of every month, May thru September for an afternoon of delicious food truck fun, plus live music starting at 5pm!   LIVE BAND starts at 5pm, but the food trucks will be set up all day from 11am to 7:30pm. Bring your cup from last month so you don't need to buy another!  Dog friendly. 

Music provided (5pm - 7:30pm) by:

  • Tyler Hatley

Adult refreshments provided (5pm - 7:30pm) by:

  • Adagio Winery
  • Skull Camp Brewery

Food Trucks on site (11am - 7:30pm)/ for the May 5th event you'll find these trucks: 

  • Chef Jeff
  • 13 Bones
  • Wolf Down
  • Just Write Bistro
Live at Five Party  - FREE AND FUN! 

5 pm to 7:30 pm

Starting May 18th, and every other week afterwards, join your friends for refreshments at the Farmers Market Shelter.  Live music and beer/wine and refreshments. Kid friendly and dog friendly, too!  Stop in afterwards at a downtown restaurant and hang out for the rest of the evening!  Non-alcoholic beverages available too. 

ALSO: Visit Explore Elkin FB page for more information on events. 

JUNE 29:  Fried Pies

July 13: Sinners & Saints

July 27:  Terry Baucom

August 10: The Wasnots

August 24: Owen Poteat 

September 7:  60 Watt Combo

September 21:  The Muddy Creek Players

Stay tuned for info on Elkin's Comedy Club night at The Liberty. Save the date:  JULY 15
LIVE MUSIC at Living Waters hydroponic store on W Main Street. Friday nights, weekly. 


This year's Kidsfest will feature art & craft activities, a water-slide, a LEGO art competition, snow cones, food, face-painting, a steel drum band, and more! Kidsfest is fun for kids and kids at heart. If you'd like to volunteer to help with the event email us at
The Arts

The Reeves Theater will be OPEN Summer/Fall of 2017, offering a 297-seat live music venue, cafe and bar.  
EVENTS:  To be announced!



UPCOMING EVENTS at the Foothills Arts Council: 

Kidshop Theatre "Through the Looking Glass"

Monday through Friday June 12-June 30. Performances June 30, 7 pm and July 1, 5 pm

Tuition: $135

Garden Gala & Elkin Roots Festival

Friday, June 23, 6-10 pm

ArtReach South Opening Reception

Friday, July 7, 6-9 pm

Kids Fest

Saturday, July 8, 11 am - 2 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 Festival

Friday, June 23rd, 6pm to 11pm. Music by ShadowGrass, The Jeff Little Trio, and Nashville sensation, Travis Meadows... donation suggested of $10.00.


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 Elkin municipal park, with live music, food and fun.  The Big Elkin Brewfest is held the same day as the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival (in downtown Elkin), which is scheduled the 4th Saturday in September each year.
SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

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, April 22nd, Come enjoy live music with The Reeves Band, sponsored by The Reeves Theater at Grassy Creek Vineyards

GRASSY CREEK VINEYARD                  

EVENT:  SANGRIA Sundays all summer long from 1pm to 5pm! Next event: June 18th. 

Welcome Chef Tyler Hoover back to
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

Cost is $20 per person for Sushi

We need your reservations by 5:00 p.m.Sunday, June 18.
Please call 336-835-2458 to reserve your Sushi!

On the Menu

Sushi options...

Tuna • Salmon • Coconut Shrimp • Crab


Garnished with...
Avocado • Carrot • Celery • Pickled Ginger • Sriracha

Chef Tyler's special Egg Drop Soup • Chicken Fried Rice • Edemame

Second Annual Songwriters' Soirée!

FREE Admission at The Red Barn Tasting Room

The Red Barn Tasting Room will open at 1:00 p.m.

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!

July 23
Luke Mears & Friends

August 27
Chad Bernard

September 27


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) 



Raffaldini's (Ronda)  

Jones VonDrehle  (Thurmond)  

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (Thurmond) 

JoLo Vineyard (Pilot Mountain)

Menarick (Ronda)

Roaring River Vineyard EVENTS:


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!

Golf Tournaments and Events


2017 Golf Season - click here for current information

Habitat Golf Tournament sponsored by Rotary, Thursday, May 25, at Cedarbrook Country Club. For over 20 years the Yadkin Valley and Yadkinville Rotary Clubs have sponsored this event raising over $260,000 for Habitat homebuilding in our community. Join us for golf, awards, door prizes, lunch as you swing a club -- instead of a hammer -- for Habitat! For more information, call 336-526-2277 or email


June 5 Mon Yadkin Senior Golf Association – 9:00 Shotgun Start 

June 9, 10, 11 Fri, Sat, Sun Cedarbrook’s 2016 Member – Guest (June 9 – Practice Round) June 13 Tues Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town)

 June 15 Thur Surry Yadkin Electric Golf Charity June 18 Sun Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town)

 June 18 Sun Father’s Day Lunch Buffet – Please Call for Reservations 

June 19-23 Mon-Fri Junior Clinic June 22 Thur Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Play is Available in the Morning)

 June 25 Sun Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

June 27 Tues Piedmont Ladies 

June 30 Fri 1 st Annual Brady Sizemore Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament – 2:00 Shotgun Start 

July 4 Tues The Big Bucks Game-27 Holes (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

July 8-9 Sat, Sun Joe Wood Memorial (Individual/Flighted Event) (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

July 13 Thur Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

July 15 Sat CGA Interclub Match Away vs Marion Lake Club 

July 16 Sun Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In Town) Updated 4/26/17 

July 25 Tues Senior’s Wonderful World of Golf Tour – 9:30 Shotgun Start (The Course will Re-Open for Play at the Event’s Conclusion) 

July 29 Sat CGA Interclub Match Home vs Marion Lake Club 

July 29 Sat Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) August 3 Thur 5 th Annual First Baptist Church of Dobson Charity Tournament 

August 5-6 Sat, Sun Member Tournament (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

August 8 Tues Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

August 12 Sat CGA Interclub Match Away vs Lincoln 

August 17 Thur Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic – AM/PM Shotgun Start (Course Closed All Day) 

August 19 Sat Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

August 19 Sat Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

August 26-27 Sat, Sun CCC Club Championship (Mens’ & Ladies’) *Possible Date Change* (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players)

August 31 Thur LP Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Play is Available in the Morning) 

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

and visit our calendar at a glance page on this site! 

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, June 12, at 6 pm. 
  • Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, June 20, 9:00 am.
  • Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, June 22, at 7 pm.
  • TOE Planning Board meeting, June 26, 6 pm. 
  • Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464


New! Link for the Trails for Kids at the Municipal Park is

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 .


835-5586  or for events, check

For more upcoming events click on button below:

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

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 is from mid-April thru the end of October. 

Hike, Bike and Paddle Elkin

& 5K Walk / Run Events 

Save the Date for the Following Events:

 Paddler events:  

Offering two events close to Elkin this summer:

Sat July 15th, Paddle in Wilkes (7.1 miles) This weekend we celebrate paddling one of the most scenic parts of the river at W Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. Paddlers meet at Smoot Park in N Wilkes. We shuttle to the Tailwaters of Kerr Scott Lake and paddle thru the town of Wilkesboro.

Sat August 19th, Paddle in Elkin (6.8 miles) This paddle takes you around one of the most beautiful small towns in America. Paddle from Ronda to Crater Park into downtown Elkin, and enjoy the river's beauty. 


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 :


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:

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!

Annual 5K Run/Walk events:
Annual Foothills 5K Wet Run 
Saturday JUNE 17th, at Located in the heart of the NC foothills, we finally bring you a mixed terrain 5k only Elkin could offer. 

Benefiting clean water projects in 3rd world countries, the Foothills 5k is one fun race doing a lot of good.  Bring your family and experience a race worth running for a great cause:  Life!  Location is at ELKIN MUNICIPAL PARK.  

Concert with Michael Tait/Newsboys preceding race at Elkin Valley Baptist Church. Friday, June 16th at 7:30pm. Concert entry free when entered in Foothills Wetrun Race.

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 

Visit their FB page: Insane Terrain on Facebook

HCMH Food Truck 5K on the Campus of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

 Saturday September 30, 2017

Race begins at 10:00 am

Food Trucks open at 10:30 am outside the Aquatic and Wellness Center

Registration: Before June 30, 2017:  $25

After July 1, 2017:  $30 Day of Race:  $35

 Register at the Hugh Chatham Aquatic and Wellness Center at

700 Chatham Medical Park Elkin, NC 28621



Go to

Proceeds benefit the Aquatic & Wellness Center’s Programs and Equipment

Cycling events:

Cycling events:

Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino, May 20th, 2017

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

Mountain Biking anytime:

Elkin's new mountain bike path is now open for use. Access the trail at Elkin's Municipal park, 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. 

Road cycling anytime: 

Surry County offers a Scenic Bikeway you can access from Elkin.  
Kids Camps

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.

Chef Jeff's Food Truck will be at these locations:

June 23 Arts Council ROOTS MUSIC FEST
June 24th Liberty Parking Lot  CRUISE IN
July 2nd Piccione Vineyard
July 7th Farmers Market FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
July 15th, comedy night at the Liberty details provided by Explore Elkin NC
July 19th and 20th sushi night at Elkin Creek Vineyard 
July 22nd Piccione Vineyard Ridel Event
August 12th Food Truck Event Liberty
August 13th Reeves Stock

SOUTHERN ON MAIN  (formerly 21 & Main)
Newly opened as of 7.12.16 for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.   
1)  KARAOKE   Thursdays and Saturdays 8pm to 11pm.
2)  We have Don Vallarta playing every Friday night from 6:30-9:30pm. This should continue through the entire summer, 

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 for reservations!!!

Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes & Events: 


Schedule posted:

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...

Adult Swim Lessons at Hugh Chatham Wellness Gym!

4-week course: May 30 – June 29, 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm-1pm

For those Ages 16 and over

$30 for HCMH Wellness Gym members and Employees
$40 for non-members

To register: Call Josh at 336-527-7468


RHYTHM ON MAIN 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" 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).