Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Update on July 4th Events and Celebrations

This year, we will honor our nation's birthday a little differently. Unfortunately, all of our public celebrations and parades have been canceled, due to COVID-19 safety concerns. 

COVID-19 Updates

Today, North Carolina Governor Cooper extended Phase II restrictions and ordered the public to wear masks/face coverings in public spaces.  This means any person over age 11 must follow the mandatory order, continue practicing social distancing guidelines, and be mindful of your surroundings in small, public areas.  ...

Father's Day Weekend and COVID-19 Updates

The weather forecast for the Father's Day Weekend is beautiful! If you're treating Dad to an outdoor weekend, we're sharing updates on facilities and conditions that may affect your visit.

Blue Ridge Parkway & The Orchard at Altapass

June 13th - Opening day for the iconic Orchard at Altapass. This year, the Orchard is reducing their hours and have created safe spaces for guests to shop, eat, and enjoy the views.  Hours will be Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.  The dance ...

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