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
Where: Elkin, North Carolina
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. A fabulous way to learn about this fantastic 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!
Music line up for the wine festival will be posted on their website.
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.
Class of 2017 - Elkin High School Class Play
Live on stage at the Dixon Auditorium,
Tickets $8 adults, $5 students/children
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
September 23rd is not a cruise, but a car show that will be held during the Pumpkin Festival
Questions? Call Vicki Roberts at 336-244-5662 , Cruise organizer
6th Annual EVTA Trails Boogie
The 2016 Trails Boogie will be held the evening of Thursday, June 16th.
Time: 5:30pm social hour; 7:00pm music begins
Where: The Liberty in downtown Elkin.
Who: The EVTA welcomes the Jeweltones for a great evening of music!
What: Come celebrate with the Elkin Valley Trails Association for this annual fundraiser. Everyone is welcome. FREE to the public and donations to the Elkin Trails are much appreciated.
Foothills Arts Council
Annual Mid-Summer Eve Garden Gala
Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2016 7 - 10 pm. Food, winery, live music, and silent auction fund raiser. This is a thank you event for current members (free), but come join the FAC as a new member and enjoy the evening as well. See you there!
Elkin Valley Fiddlers
Saturday, June 24th - ELKIN ROOTS MUSIC FEST
Info to be provided soon!
(Poster is from 2016 festival... soon to be updated!)
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
Fun for kids of all ages and free too! Live music, crafts, food... art activities, live music by pandemic steel drum band, bouncy house and water slide....one terrific day of family fun! FREE
4th of July Celebration / FREEDOMFEST 2017
at Elkin Municipal Park
Presented by the Elkin Jaycees
Elkin Municipal Park
Festivities begin at 5pm
Reevestock 2017 will be held Saturday, August 5th!
Friday, August 4th, FREE Kick-off party for RMF '17!
RMF Presents, "The Downtown Get-Down"
Saturday, August 5th, the music event is held at at Elkin's Hidden Amphitheater. Ticket info at Reevestock.com.
2016 Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle & Jam in Elkin event
A Weekend in the Village (of Elkin)
When: Friday-Saturday - August 19 & 21, 2016
Where: Downtown Elkin /Crater Park. For more information & sign up, please go to :
Elkin Creek Vineyard's 4th Annual Family Arts Festival will be held on Saturday September 17, 2016 from 11am-3pm.
A full day of fun for the whole family with a beautiful backdrop of the vineyard. Special guest is Billy Jonas (billyjonas.com) who will be performing a family concert at 12:30pm and then leading a songwriting playshop at 2pm.
Family Yoga will start at 11:30am led by Kelly Dougherty from Yoga on Main, Elkin. Creativity booths for everyone to create take-home art will be under the tent for the full day and led by Soul Compass Center, Jen Willard and Yadkin Valley Community School.
Food for purchase or bring your own.
Advance tickets are $10 and $12 at the door. Kids under 2 FREE. Call 336-526-5119 or email email@example.com for more information or to reserve tickets.
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.
Photo is from 2012 pumpkin contest... huge pumpkins, gourds, and watermelon from all around the area compete for prizes!
A festival for all ages, lots of food, vendors, live music...fun all day!
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 2016
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!
$25 at the gate for tasters, $5 admission for all others
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 1st
Time : Friday 5-9 pm
Browse numerous fine arts, craft and food vendors underneath market tents, lighted in the garden. Sip from local wineries, enjoy coffee and hot chocolate. More artists are inside the arts council building. Live music all night on Friday. One special holiday event that is unique and truly magical!
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 free horse and buggy rides, live music and dancing by various local academies and clogging groups, 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 up to the Foothills Arts Council for a magical night too...one block up from Main St.
Poster is from 2016...
2017 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: 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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