North Carolina Blackberry Festival

The 18th annual NC Blackberry Festival in downtown Lenoir will feature over 120 arts and crafts and food vendors, live music, a blackberry eating contest, the Blackberry Cobbler Parade, a children's area with inflatables and more. For more information and schedule, visit ncblackberryfestival.com

  • When: Friday beginning at 5 p.m., and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Downtown Lenoir
  • Cost: Free admission

Bright Future Concert

A free concert to celebrate the revitalization of Main Avenue in Newton and to open the new Frank & Sue Jones Amphitheater will be held Friday.  Enjoy live music by the TNT Band, food, drinks and games. For more information, call 828-695-4300.

  • When: Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Courthouse Square in Newton
  • Cost: Free admission

Cars and Coffee event and Cruise In

Enjoy nice weather, cool cars and 10 percent off breakfast and coffee at Catawba Valley Muscle’s (CVM) Cars and Coffee event at Atlanta Bread Company. Join CVM again in the afternoon at Court Street Grille in Mountain View for another Catawba Valley Cruisers cruise in. For more information, call 828-308-9985 or follow them on Facebook @catawbavalleycruisers.

  • When: The Cars and Coffee event will take place Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The Cruise In will take place Saturday from 5-9 p.m.
  • Where: The Cars and Coffee event will be held at Atlanta Bread Company in Hickory. The Cruise In will take place at Court Street Grille in Mountain View.
  • Cost: Free admission for both events

Catawba Family Fun Day

The town of Catawba will hold their inaugural family fun day event this weekend. It will be packed with family-friendly attractions, such as water slides, bounce houses, a cornhole tournament, music, food and more. For more information, call Catawba Town Hall at 828-241-2215.

  • When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Hunsucker Park in Catawba
  • Cost: Free admission

Murray's Mill Ice Cream Social

The highlight of Murray’s Mill’s annual ice cream social (besides the ice cream) is the rubber ducky race. It's $5 to sponsor a duck and we have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Other activities include corn grinding by hand, cornhole, live music and more. For more information, call 828-241-4299.

  • When: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Murray’s Mill in Catawba
  • Cost: Free admission
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