Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Schedule of Annual Community Events

BANNER ELK, NC (February 11, 2019) — Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Schedule of Annual Community Events. More details will be available as events near on our website at

Saturday, April 13 – Easter Eggstravaganza! – Easter Kids Celebration – Meet the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts activities, and more at the Cultural Arts Center in Historic Banner Elk School starting at 10 a.m., followed by a town-wide Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Come find the Golden Egg!

Saturday, June 8 – Community Yard Sale at the Historic Banner Elk School – Support the HBES and clean out some of your clutter at the same time! Set up at 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. and sell until 12:00 p.m. Money raised from space rentals goes to the HBES. The Town of Banner Elk will also have a booth for folks to drop off donations with all money raised from the Town’s booth going to support the HBES. Co-sponsored by the Avery County Rotary Club.

Thursdays, June 27 – August 22 – Concerts in the Park – Locals and visitors look forward to this free concert series each year, with shows starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Tate-Evans Town Park Amphitheater. Outstanding local and regional bands play fun dance music suitable for all ages, from Southern Rock to Oldies and Soul/Funk. Food vendors are on site. Bands are sponsored by local businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. The lineup of bands and their sponsors will be announced in early Spring.

Thursday, July 4 – Family Fun 4th of July Parade and Festival – Parade begins on Main Street at 11 a.m. followed by concerts, kids games such as watermelon eating and bag races, the duck race, food vendors, and much more on the front lawn at the Historic Banner Elk School in downtown Banner Elk.

Friday, December 6-Sunday, December 8 – A Small Town Christmas – A very special all-weekend event celebrating the arrival of the Christmas season. Friday evening kicks off the festivities with the Town Christmas Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m. and holiday theater performance at Ensemble Stage. Saturday activities include the YMCA 5K Reindeer Run, Breakfast with Santa Claus, cookie and ornament decorating at local restaurants, artisans and craftsmen selling holiday gifts at the BE Artists Gallery and Lees-McRae, storytelling and theater performances, the evening Parade of Lights, train rides in the park, synchronized light show, and of course, more Santa Claus. Sunday wraps up the weekend with one more opportunity to attend a holiday theater performance at Ensemble Stage.

The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce is located on 100 Main Street at the streetlight in downtown Banner Elk, North Carolina and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Summer) and 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Winter). For more information, please call 828-898-8395, email or visit us on the Web

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