FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SPONSORED BY VARIOUS MOUNT AIRY ORGANIZATIONS
TOMMY JARRELL FESTIVAL February 26, 2016 The Annual Tommy Jarrell Festival is a celebration of the life and music of Thomas Jefferson Jarrell (1901 - 1985). The Surry Arts Council sponsors this event to celebrate Tommy and the Old-Time Music culture of Surry County. The Festival is held in Downtown Mount Airy at the Historic Earle Theatre & Old-Time Music Heritage Hall. The 2015 Tommy Jarrell Festival events include Old Time music and dancing demonstrations, workshops, traditional music, as well as a youth music competition. For tickets and more information visit www.surryarts.org or call the Surry Arts Council at 336.786.7998.
DOWNTOWN MOUNT AIRY ART WALK April 16, 2016
Mount Airy Downtown, Inc., The Downtown Business Association, and the Surry Arts Council present the Downtown Mount Airy Art Walk. The Art Walk features over 60 artists in over 40 venues throughout Historic Downtown Mount Airy. For participation applications and information on the Art Walk download the form below and contact firstname.lastname@example.org:
MOUNT AIRY DOWNTOWN, INC.
BANJO CRAWL REVEAL EVENT Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Historic Earle Theatre
Join us for the REVEAL of new banjo sculptures for Downtown Mount Airy. Sculptures are designed by local artists, and will take their places on the sidewalks of Main Street following the reveal event. The Banjo Crawl Reveal Event will be held at the Historic Earle Theatre featuring live music.
This is a FREE event. Come meet the artists and be the first to see the new banjos! Visit the Banjo Crawl page on our website for more information: Fiddle Crawl Information
BUDbreak WINE FESTIVAL April 30, 2016, Noon - 6:00 p.m.
The annual wine festival offers wine tastings and sales from 15 North Carolina wineries, multiple food vendors, local artists and musical entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit charity organizations supported by the Mount Airy Rotary Club, who partnered with the Downtown Business Association in order to host the event.
Downtown comes together for this annual Farm Fest to celebrate our agricultural roots with food, music, family fun, tractors, and more tractors! Parade starts at 6:00 p.m. on May 20th. Festivities all day on Saturday, May 21st. Contact (336)789-9505. More Info on Mayberry Farm Fest HERE
2016 BLUE RIDGE AND BEYOND CONCERT SERIES
THE HISTORIC EARLE THEATRE AND OLD TIME MUSIC HERITAGE HALL Balsam Range January 30, 2016 7:30pm WPAQ 68th Anniversary Celebration February 6, 2016 6pm Tommy Jarrell Festival Concert February 26, 2016 7:00pm Sierra Hull February 27, 2016 7:30pm "Irish at the Earle" featuring Mick Moloney March 15, 2016 Rhonda Vincent & The Rage March 19, 2016 7:30pm Black Violin April 15, 2016 7:30pm The Fiddlin' Carson Peters Band April 30, 2016 7:30pm Whispering Bill Anderson July 23, 2016 7:00pm Voice of the Blue Ridge Concerts monthly Jams Thursdays, year round 7pm Merry-Go-Round Saturdays, year round 11am-1:30pm
2nd longest continuously running live radio broadcast in the USA! contact Surry Arts Council 336-786-7998 for tickets and more information
MAYBERRY COOL CARS AND RODS CRUISE-IN
3rd Saturday of the month, June - October! (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Enjoy vintage cars, music, great food, shopping, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes! Mayberry Cool Cars & Rods Cruise-In is every 3rd Saturday of the month. (June - October 2016). Contact email@example.com or (336)786-6116.
MOUNT AIRY FIDDLER'S CONVENTION June 3-4 2016 - Veteran's Park
The Old-Time music tradition born in Surry County and the sounds of sweet music will carry throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains from local, national and international musicians at the Annual Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Come Downtown to see our Fiddle Sculptures! Visit: www.mtairyfiddlersconvention.com or call the Surry Arts Council at (336)786-7998. Photo by Hobart Jones.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION July 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. Declaration of Independence (Museum Courtyard)
11:00 a.m. Parade Immediately Following Annual Pie Eating Contest (Franklin Street)
9:00 p.m. Fireworks at Veteran's Park
Call 336.786.6116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
click here for parade application
For information on "Miss Angel's Pie Eating Contest call 336-786-1537
ROCK THE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW
and DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE March 19, 2016 & August 6, 2016
Rock The Runway is an annual fashion show held in Downtown Mount Airy at Old North State Winery. It showcases the fashion available for purchase in local downtown stores, and benefits local food/backpack programs. These are school program that fills the backpacks of underprivileged students with a food supply for the weekend. The admission to Rock the Runway will be specific non-perishable food items or a monetary donation. Call 336.786.6116 or email email@example.com
26th Annual Mayberry Days Festival September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
The Surry Arts Council presents the 27th Annual Mayberry Days Festival. Mayberry Days is for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn't carry a gun. There is so much to do during the festival such as watching the parade, meeting the Special Guests, laughing at Colonel Tim's Talent Time, placing the high bid at a Silent Auction or taking in all of the music at the many venues. Join us this year for a one-of-a-kind experience! Call 336.786.7998 or visit www.mayberrydays.org for more information and tickets.
50th Annual Autumn Leaves Festival October 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016
The Autumn Leaves Festival showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage; the unique arts & crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations; then there is "Food for the Soul", ham biscuits, collards & cornbread, bbq, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and other community groups.For more information and vendor applications visit: http://www.autumnleavesfestival.com/
MOUNT AIRY DOWNTOWN, INC.
FIDDLE CRAWL AUCTION EVENT Friday, November 4, 2016 at Old North State Winery
Join us for your chance to own one of our beautiful hand-painted banjo sculptures! 9 of the 12 fiddles will be up for auction on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Banjo Crawl Auction Event. Join us for an evening of entertainment from Lacey Green and her fiddlin' band! Great wine, art, and music - what else could you ask for!? Tickets are $15 and will be available for sale soon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Mount Airy
Christmas Parade Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Join us for the 2016 Mount Airy Parade on "Small Business Saturday" Plan to stay all day downtown. Meet Santa after the parade for pictures at the gazebo at the corner of Main and Oak Street. We'll have Santa, festive music, in-store promotions, and more! This will be a great day to get some early Christmas shopping done by supporting small businesses and buying local. ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00pm
City of Mount Airy Municipal Lawn
Music, Hot Chocolate, Festive Fun, and Special Appearance by SANTA!
DOWNTOWN MOUNT AIRY
HOLIDAY ART WALK - Dec. 3, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Dec. 3, 2016
Join us in Downtown Mount Airy on Saturday, December 5th for a day filled with holiday celebrations and activities! The Downtown Mount Airy Holiday Art Walk will feature festive and original art from over 80 regional artists throughout stores and venues in our downtown area. This is a great opportunity to pick up a unique gift or decorative piece in the spirit of the season! Artists will be demonstrating their craft with painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and more. The Holiday Art Walk coincides with the Downtown Holiday Open House. Downtown streetscapes and storefronts will be decorated for the Christmas season. Bring the whole family for activities including a visit with SANTA, face painting, caroling performances, art demonstrations & more!