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NC Mineral & Gem Festival

August 1 - August 4
Spruce Pine Commerce Center, 12121 NC-226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The festival celebrates its diamond anniversary with aisles upon aisles of gemstones, jewelry, beads, crystals, fossils, and other unique gift ideas from vendors from across the country. Admission: Adult $4,…

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5th Annual LEAF Downtown

August 2 - August 3
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza
Asheville, United States
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LEAF celebrates multiculturalism with song, visual arts, vending, and parties. Festivities start at 3PM Friday and 9AM Saturday. FREE to wander

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Lees-McRae Summer Theatre presents “Newsies”

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - August 3 @ 8:30 pm
Hayes Auditorium, 191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604 United States
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Students share their interpretation of the reality-based, Tony Award Disney story of kids who fought the system in early NYC. Tickets: $18-$43

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Horn in the West Outdoor Drama

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - August 4 @ 9:30 pm
Daniel Boone Park, 591 Horn in the West Drive
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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Actors interpret the struggles endured by a band of settlers, led by Daniel Boone, with help from the Cherokee, all for freedom from the Crown. Admission: Adult $20-$45, Student $17-$45,…

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The 2nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - August 3 @ 9:30 pm
UNC Asheville, Lipinsky Hall, One University Heights
Asheville, NC United States
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The nation's longest-running features musicians, balladiers, mountain dance groups, and cloggers. Tickets: Adult $25, Student $10, Child (6-12) $5

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Montford Park Players present Romeo & Juliet

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - August 4 @ 9:00 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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No matter how many times you see it, it will probably provoke new thoughts. Admission: FREE

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10:00 am

47th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan Street
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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This year, 114 fine artists of a variety of genres will display. FREE to wander

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Opening: Modern Visions, Modern Art

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC United States
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Sisters Claribel and Etta Cone traveled the world collecting fine art. Their collection contains over 500 works by Henri Matisse. Among other big names in their bequest to the Baltimore…

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10:30 am

Cups, Cups, Cups!

August 3 @ 10:30 am - August 4 @ 4:30 pm
North Carolina Glass Center, 140C Roberts Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The Summer of Glass may be over, but the North Carolina Glass Center invites you to "Stay Glassy." Among a host of workshops, Ben Elliott will be sharing his craft.…

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2:00 pm

Lees McRae Summer Theatre presents “Newsies”

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - August 4 @ 3:30 pm
Hayes Auditorium, 191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604 United States
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Students share their interpretation of the reality-based, Tony Award Disney story of kids who fought the system in early NYC. Tickets: $18-$43

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3:00 pm

Craft City Food & Art Tour 2019

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC United States
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A couple days a year, Craft City takes visitors on a walking tour behind the scenes of some of Asheville's most important small-batch, handcrafting makers. Tickets $75

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