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After a long hike you might want to just call it a day.

But don’t go doing it in front of a TV. You can do that at home. Out here you can experience live performances of real bluegrass and old-time music, or come out to one of the local jam sessions.  There is always traditional music being picked in the Heart of Appalachia.  Unique experiences will enhance your visit like going to the drive-in, watching an outdoor drama, or seeing exotic animals from across the globe, up close and personal.  The possibilities are virtually endless.

  • Friday Night Bluegrass- Bluegrass Circle
    Feb 22 Coeburn
    On stage this Friday night Bluegrass Circle Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday nights the...
  • Carter Family Fold - Appalachian Trail Bluegrass
    Feb 23 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Appalachian Trail Bluegrass headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a...
  • The Cleverly’s – Lebanon Bicentennial Concert Series
    Feb 23 Lebanon
    As a part of our Bicentennial Celebration, the Town of Lebanon is offering an opportunity to experience the Cleverlys. The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy / music blend from a remote part of the Ozark Mountains, near Cane Spur, Arkansas. This is a free events, but...
  • Carter Family Fold - Turkey Creek
    Mar 2 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Turkey Creek headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a historic role in...
  • Carter Family Fold - Jackson Cunningham & Nobody's Business
    Mar 9 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Jackson Cunningham & Nobody's Business headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who...
  • Murder Mystery Dinner - MountainRose Vineyards
    Mar 15 Wise
    Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Help us investigate one of our hilarious murder mysteries or play along as one of our suspects! Dinner and show $35.00, tickets on sale beginning February 15th!
  • Carter Family Fold - Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
    Mar 16 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Outheadlines this Saturday!

    - Admission $15- Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle...
  • First Day of Spring Bird Walk - Natural Tunnel State Park
    Mar 23 Duffield
    As the trees begin to bud once again, the forest seems to come back to life. This time of year, the birds are very active and for some, Spring is the time for many birds to display their bright colors. Join bird enthusiast, Randy Smith to celebrate the beginning of...
  • Full Moon Float on Norton Reservoir
    April 19, May 18, June 17, July 16, August 17, September 14
    Take a wildly relaxing moonlight tour of the Norton Reservoir. Price includes kayak rental, paddle, life jacket, shuttle service and professional on the water guide. $15.00 per person.
  • Kayak/Float the Powell River Summer Daze
    April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27, August 3
    We will be set up at the Trail head of Powell River Trails for Float the River Daze. You can choose to rent a kayak or inner tube, we will then shuttle you up to the drop off location and place you in the water and let your adventure begin. Some days we will also have food...
  • Burke's Garden Blessing of the Bikes
    May 5 Tazewell
    This annual event was started in 2002 by two local pastors who wanted to reach out to bikers.  Hundreds of motorcycle riders gather each year in beautiful Burke's Garden at the Burke's Garden Community Center to hold the annual blessing of the bikes event.  Local churches...
  • Cinco De Vino! - MountainRose Vineyards
    May 5 Wise
    Join us for a Cinco De ‘Vino’ celebration! Enjoy our infamous wine cocktail "Darby's Rose Colored Glasses"!  UVA Wise graduates and their families are welcomed as we congratulate the class of 2019! Stroll through the vineyard and tour our winery to see how wine is made,...
  • Devil's Bathtub- "Focus on Science" Guided Hike
    May 18, June 14, July 12, August 17, September 14
    Are you a teacher needing professional development or just someone interested in learning about biology and geology? We are offering two guided hikes lead by two of our guides who specialize in the sciences. They will shuttle you to and back from the Devil’s bathtub in our...
  • Watch a meteor shower from a kayak
    June 24-29, August 9-10
    Watch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower or The Taurid meteor shower while kayaking on the lake. Watch up to 150 meteors per hour and enjoy the annual meteor shower show and view the Milky Way from the comfort of one of our kayaks. Meet at the Stone Mountain Adventures building...
  • Mountain Bike Tour/ Fireworks
    July 6
    Ride the picturesque trails of Flag Rock recreation area as part of the July 7th Independence Day celebration by the City of Norton. Mountain bike miles of trails to end up at Flag Rock to watch the fireworks eye level. Price includes bike rental, helmet and tour guide plus...
  • Haunted Ghost Tours
    October 4,5,11,12,18,19, 25,16, 31. November 1,2.
    Take a ride of a lifetime and tour local haunted spots in Wise County. You’ll hear tales of horror and history of some of Wise County’s most haunted spots. Price of the tours is $15.00 in advance

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