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First Friday featuring The Kindest People

Downtown Elizabethton Elizabethton

First Friday is BACK celebrating Music, Shopping, Dining, & Fun! Explore our boutiques, vintage shops, and art-centric spaces as you enjoy performances and live music on our lively streets. Treat […]

Music in the Park: Friday Night Concert Series

Roan Mountain State Park 1015 HWY 143, Roan Mountain

Mark your calendars and have your lawn chair at the ready for the Friday night concert series at the Roan Mountain State Park amphitheater! 5/26 The Corklickers 6/2 The Bog […]

Liberty! The Saga Of Sycamore Shoals

Sycamore Shoals State Park 1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton

The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee begins its 44th season June 2, 2023 at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

seasonal Events

Each year, Carter County businesses, organizations, and community members come together to host a multitude of great events!


Peter’s Hollow Egg Fight • March

Spring Naturalists Rally • April

Carter Mansion Celebration • April

Stateline Drive-In Theater • April to September

Antique Car Show & Cruise In • April to October

Music & Miles Half Marathon • May

Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series • May to August

Roan Mountain Farmers Market • May to September


Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals • June

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival • June

Roan Groan Bike Race • June

Covered Bridge Jams • June to September

Elizabethton River Riders Baseball • June to September

Fourth of July Boat Parade • July

Xtreme Roan Adventures Youth Rally • July


Fall Naturalists Rally • September

Overmountain Victory Trail • March to September

Covered Bridge Celebration • September

Downtown Elizabethton’s Trick-or-Treat • October

Small Business Saturday • November

Skate by The Doe • November-January

Colonial Harvest Celebration • November

Elizabethton Christmas Tree Lighting • November

Roan Mountain Christmas Tree Lighting • December

Downtown Elizabethton Christmas Parade • December