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.
For tickets, ($20), go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-on-main-tickets-41223145538
2018 Foothills Theatre's Dessert Theatre
Gathering of Friends Annual Meeting
When: March 23-25, 2018
What: Join in the fun and explore Elkin like never before! Come to the Gathering of Friends event celebrating 41 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! ... keynote speakers, live music, dinner celebrations, and trail and town excursions make up this fun-filled weekend.
2018 Elkin Farmers Market opens!
Opens mid-April (the 14th) 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 (or November if the weather stays comfortable).
2018 Habitat Hammer 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run
When: 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.
Fund Raiser: Proceeds go to support the work of the Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity.
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=
Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018
17th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival
Date: Always the 3rd Saturday in May (May 19th, 2018)
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.
2018 Cruise! Downtown Elkin
The Elkin cruise event is back -and bigger and better than ever. May to October, they are scheduled the 4th Saturday of every month on Main Street, 4pm to 8pm.
Dates for 2018:
May 26, June 23, July 28 (NO CRUISE), August 25, September (see below), and October 27
September 22nd not be the regularly scheduled date, but instead it will be held the Friday BEFORE the Pumpkin Festival, on September 14th.
Questions? Email Vicki Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org, Cruise organizer
KidsFest 2018 -
Where: Foothills Arts Council, corner of Church Street & W Market St, one block up from Main Street
Date: Saturday, June 9, from 11 am till 2 pm
Join us for this fun annual event for kids and kids at heart, featuring art, activities, food, snow cones, a steel-drum band and a water slide!
Elkin Valley Fiddlers 2018 ANNUAL EVENT:
Friday, June 22nd - ELKIN ROOTS MUSIC FEST
Friday, June 22, 6-10 pm. THIS YEAR, come to our festival at The Reeves Theater!
Plan to see all three of your favorite bands in one evening! Kelley and the Cowboys, The Harris Brothers and Presley Barker & Shadowgrass, will be on stage at the beautifully restored Reeves Theater for the 2018 Elkin Roots Music Fest, Friday evening, June 22 downtown Elkin NC! Food, beer, wine, free Taylor guitar raffle, face painting etc! Block party! Life is good!
4th of July Celebration / FREEDOMFEST 2018
at Elkin Municipal Park
Presented by the Elkin Jaycees
Elkin Municipal Park
Festivities begin at 5pm
3-DAY ROAD MARKET July 27-29, 2018
Join hundreds of treasure hunters for a road market spanning over 100 miles from Harmony, North Carolina to Wytheville, Virginia. The old Lakes to Florida Highway (Hwy 21) was the premier route for mid-westerners to drive from the Great Lakes area to their vacation in Florida, until Interstate 77 was built. Elkin's route is on Business Hwy 21, which travels directly thru the center of town, including the downtown area. Look for locals set up along this road, ready to sell their goodies... you never know what you'll find!
WHEN: The last weekend in July (Friday - Sunday)
Reevestock 2018 will be held Saturday, August 4th
Friday night, August 3rd, Free kick-off party for Reevestock Music Fest called the "Downtown Get Down".
Saturday, August 4th, 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.
2018 Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle - ELKIN
When: TBD (a paddle is scheduled during the MST Conference in March)
Where: Downtown Elkin /Crater Park. For more information & sign up, please go to:
Elkin's 22nd Annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
When: Saturday, September 22, 9am-4pm, 2018 (poster from 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, 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. Lots of family fun!
Insane Terrain 5K Road Race
Benefits the EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Association). In 2017 Insane Terrain coincided with the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival and the Big Elkin Brewfest, offering a perfect trifecta! Stay tuned for 2018 updates...
For more info see facebook
Big Elkin Brewfest 2018
Come Celebrate Oktoberfest at Elkin Municipal Park and enjoy with live music, food trucks and a wide variety of NC Craft Beers!
DATE: October 27th, 2018 (the Brewfest will now be held the 4th Saturday in October each year)
$25 at the gate for tasters, $5 admission for all others http://www.bigelkinbrewfest.com/
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!
Annual Winter Wine Passports
(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 thru March each year...and include wine & beer tastings, weekends featuring live music, wine and food pairings, and discounts to area restaurants and cabins.
PASSPORTS GO ON SALE EVERY OCTOBER till FEBRUARY...
2018 Annual Open Air Art Market at The Liberty (indoors)
Time : TBD.
When: Friday, December 1st, 2017 (INFO TO BE UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018)
Time: EVENTS LISTED ARE FROM 2017
- Tree lighting ceremony
- Visit with Santa
- Foothills Holiday Craft & Gift Market 5-9 pm, Coley Hall @ The Liberty, 222 E. Main St.
- Holiday dance performances Coley Hall @ Angry Troll Brewing, 222 E. Main St. & The Reeves Theater 129 W. Main St.
- Downtown Carriage Rides (or train rides. pending confirmation)
- Holiday Sales and promotions from Downtown Merchants
- Rock Facade Park unveiling
- Check back soon for additional events and updates!
2018 Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade
When: Sunday, December 9th (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: email@example.com.
58th Annual Community Chorus of Elkin
When: Sunday, TBD, 2018
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.
**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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