What's Up in Elkin? This page highlights a few unique events occurring in Elkin during each month...for even more (and equally interesting) things to do... make sure you visit the ELKIN EVENT CALENDAR ...you can stay busy all weekend long!
The photo above is from the annual Light Up Night event held the first weekend each December.
Second Saturday Music and Wine Series every month at:
Grassy Creek Vineyard
2017 Foothills Theatre's Dessert Theatre
This year's play is a comedy called "Dearly Beloved" Performances will be at First Baptist Church Elkin fellowship hall on Feb. 24, 25 and 26. Dessert served at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with curtain at 7:30 pm; Sunday dessert at 2 with curtain at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 at the door and includes dessert, coffee, tea.
Gathering of Friends Annual Meeting
When: March 24th - 26th 2017
What: Join in the fun and explore Elkin like never before! Come to the Gathering of Friends event celebrating 40 years of the MST, which is now along Elkin's downtown Main Street where the event is being held. Dozens of events planned for this 3-day event offering numerous things to do on the trail and around the region and a fabulous way to learn about this fun group, which is open for membership! REI will be on hand for a mountain bike demo, keynote speakers, live music, dinner celebrations, and trail and town excursions make up this fun-filled weekend.
2017 Elkin Farmers Market opens!
Opens mid-April (the 15th) and is offered every Saturday morning from 9am-noon.
Located in the Elkin Town Hall parking lot, the event is fun and offers live music most weekends. Go to www.elkinfarmersmarket.com for full schedule.
Mid-April thru end of October!
2017 Habitat Hammer 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run
When: Saturday, April 8th. Fun Run at 7:30 am; 5K Race at 8:00 am. Starting and finishing at Elkin Municipal Park. Timing by Twin City Track Club.
Fund Raiser: Proceeds go to support the work of the Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity. Medals awarded to top 3 finishers in each age group, prizes to top 3 men and women, and door prizes.
16th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival
Date: Always the 3rd Saturday in May (May 20th, 2017)
Time: All afternoon (11am-6pm)
Location: Elkin Municipal Park
What to expect: Vendors, approximately 36 wineries and vineyards represented, food vendors, live music all day, shade trees (yes that is important!), fun for kids too. This is the best wine festival you'll ever experience! Tickets now on sale, go to http://www.yvwf.com/. Amazing event!
Tour de Vino cycling in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region AVA : Start the morning with a ride through wine country before the wine festival begins. Cost for Tour includes admission to the Wine Festival! Learn more at: http://yvtdv.com/ All rides begin at 8am.
2017 Cruise! Downtown Elkin
The Elkin cruise event is back -and bigger and better than ever. May to September, they are scheduled the 4th Saturday of every month, 4pm to 9pm.
Dates for 2017:
May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26 , and October 28
September 23rd is not a cruise, but a car show that will be held during the Pumpkin Festival
Questions? Email Vicki Roberts at email@example.com, Cruise organizer
Foothills Arts Council
Annual Mid-Summer Eve Garden Gala 40th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Friday, June 23, 6-10pm. Food, winery, live music, and lots of fun! Consider joining the FAC to help support future events like this, and bring your friends and family!
Elkin Valley Fiddlers
Friday, June 23rd - ELKIN ROOTS MUSIC FEST
will be held at the Foothills Arts Council at the same time of their Annual Gala! Time is from 6pm to 10pm. Bring a lawn chair and spend the evening with 3 fabulous bands, food, and fun! Donation suggested of $10 at the door. Learn more at www.elkinrootsmusicfest.com
KidsFest 2017 -
Where: Foothills Arts Council, corner of Church Street & W Market St, one block up from Main Street
Date: Saturday, July 8, from 11 am till 2 pm
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 info@foothillsartscouncil.
4th of July Celebration / FREEDOMFEST 2017
at Elkin Municipal Park
Presented by the Elkin Jaycees
DATE: Saturday, July 1st
Elkin Municipal Park
Festivities begin at 5pm
Reevestock 2017 will be held Saturday, August 5th
Friday night, August 4th, Free kick-off party for Reevestock Music Fest called the "Downtown Get Down" at The Liberty, 222 E Main St.
Saturday, August 5th, come to Elkin's Hidden Amphitheater for a music experience like no other! Tickets at Reevestock.com or at the amphitheater entrance. Parking off-site with shuttle service.
2017 Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle - ELKIN
When: Friday-Saturday - August 19, 2017
Where: Downtown Elkin /Crater Park. For more information & sign up, please go to:
Elkin's 21st Annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
When: Saturday, September 23, 9am-4pm, 2017
Where: Come to historic downtown Elkin's Main Street. Call the Chamber for more info at 336-526-1111.
What: Pumpkin weigh-off, craft and food vendors, kids fun area with bouncy houses and more; live music, car show (located at Crater Park) 11am to 5pm with live music from Backwater and DJ "Doctor T", quilt show at West end of Main St at the Episcopal Church from 9am to 4pm, farmers market open at the Elkin Town Hall parking lot 9am to 3pm, EVTA duck and turtle regatta at 5pm on Big Elkin Creek, Library hosts annual used book sale all day long.
Visitors can enjoy a shuttle from local hotels to: Big Elkin BeerFest event 2 blocks away from 3pm to 9pm at Elkin's Municipal Park with live music, over 12 dozen booths with local craft beers from around North Carolina, food trucks, walking trails and more! More info to come!
Big Elkin Brewfest 2017
After the Pumpkin Festival, walk or drive over to the Elkin Municipal Park two blocks from Main Street, and enjoy Elkin's Brewfest with live music, food trucks and a wide variety of NC Craft Beers!
DATE: September 23, 2017
$25 at the gate for tasters, $5 admission for all others
Insane Terrain 5K Road Race
Saturday, September 23rd, 8:30am
Benefits the EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Association). The 2017 Insane Terrain coincides with the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival and the Big Elkin Brewfest, offering a perfect trifecta!
For more info see facebook
Trick or Treat on Main Street
Shops along Main Street are open for kids to Trick or Treat...find fun Halloween events from East Main all the way up into W Main Street's neighborhood. See you on Main Street October 31st!
Foothills Arts Council's hosts Habitat for Humanity's Art for Homes 2016
Saturday, November 5 - Art for Homes auction will be in our garden beginning at 6:30pm. Come join us for this great live auction, food and wine, all for a good cause. Local artists have taken objects from the Home Shoppe and re-fashioned them. You may find something cool to bid on, and it will be a one-of-a-kind item!
Annual Winter Wine Passports
(good winter through spring each year)
Passports go on sale every October at any participating Surry County winery. These "passports" make fabulous gifts for your friends and family. Passports provide a ticket to experience 10 area wineries & craft breweries from Nov 25, 2016 to March 19, 2017 each year...and include wine & beer tastings, weekends featuring live music, wine and food pairings, and discounts to area restaurants and cabins.
2017 Annual Open Air Art Market
When: December 1 - 3
Time : Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday TBA, Sunday TBA
This year, the market will relocate from its previous location (the FAC) to The Liberty's Coley Hall. This event will then become a 3-day event from Friday to Sunday with vendors set up all weekend long.
2017 Light Up Night
When: Friday, December 1st, 2017
Time: From 6-8pm
A tradition in Elkin every Christmas when Santa comes for a visit and reads stories to the children. Downtown on Main Street you'll find rides for the kids, live music and dancing by various local academies, live music, watch the Town tree light up, stroll along Main Street and shop in the stores with holiday window decorations, and enjoy special moments with the family. The Library also offers puppets shows and crafts for kids usually from 4-6pm. Head over to The Liberty where some indoor holiday vendors are set up all weekend.
Dance events will also be indoors at The Liberty and at The Reeves Theater.
Poster is from 2016...
2017 Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade
When: Sunday, December 10th (2nd Sunday in Dec)
Time: 3:00 pm - 5pm
Begins in Jonesville and continues over the bridge into Elkin along the entire length of Main Street towards the library, and ending at the Elkin High School. Over 100 groups participated last year - this was one fantastic parade! Don't miss it! Fun for the entire family.
Parade organizer is Vicki Roberts. Email her for information on how to sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
57th Annual Community Chorus of Elkin
When: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Time: Two shows, 4pm and 7pm
This year the Community Chorus will be performing at the Elkin First Methodist Church on Hawthorn St. Singers from communities all over the area practice for 2 months to offer you a beautiful holiday show to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Free event. Everyone welcome! Donations gladly accepted.
Presented by Rhythm on Main dance studio on E Main St, this holiday classic will be performed in Elkin on December 17th!
Where: Dixon Auditorium, Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Dr
Contact: 336-825-5272 for more information
**Feature Events- Two to three events are "featured" here each month because they are unique and original to Elkin. For full listing of weekly events, please click above on "Elkin Event Calendar" tab, and to view photos of events that have already taken place, go to "Elkin Photo Blog/Past Events" tab.
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