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Old Christmas at Fort Watauga

Sycamore Shoals State Park 1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN

Christmas isn’t over yet! In the 18th century colonial Americans celebrated a holiday on January 6th called Old Christmas. Visit Fort Watauga to learn about the 12 days of Christmas and discover the European roots of our modern holiday celebrations. Contact the park for detailed schedule.

Aces & Eights

Bonnie Kate Theater 115 South Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN

Come out and enjoy live music from rock and roll cover band Aces & Eights at the historic Bonnie Kate Theater!

$10

Preston Benfield & Nathan Hardin

Bonnie Kate Theater 115 South Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN

Don’t miss this great concert performance featuring Preston Benfield & Guest Nathan Hardin.

$15

Stemwinder Live At Bonnie Kate

Bonnie Kate Theater 115 South Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN

Take a musical journey with this new quartet across time and musical boundaries. Bluegrass to folk and then some. From Norman Blake and Tony Rice to Tom Paxton, & the Carter Family with stops along the way to visit the Eagles, the Byrds, Sam Bush, Dan Fogelberg, Richard Thompson, Michael Martin Murphy, and even the […]

$10

Jazz Night at the Bonnie Kate

Bonnie Kate Theater 115 South Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN

Don’t miss this exciting night of fantastic Jazz by two great bands! The ETSU Jazz Band directed by Martin Walters. This band has done jazz arrangements of music from various genres, including Funk, Latin Jazz, and Fusion. They have pizazz in their jazz! https://youtu.be/AGkWuOOIabk The Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra directed by Eddie Dalton. This 17 piece […]

$10

Walking in Frontier Footsteps

Sycamore Shoals State Park 1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN

Join Ranger Davis for a special guided interpretive walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path on Wednesday, February 1. Discover the historical events that took place surrounding Sycamore Shoals and their significance to the formation of our State and Country. Dress appropriately for the weather as we will […]

$5

Freedom and Firelocks

Sycamore Shoals State Park 1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN

How did a frontier militia made up of hunters and farmers win one of the most pivotal battles of the American Revolution against the best-trained army in the world? Join Ranger Jason Davis to discover how our freedom was won by our forefathers as we take a look at the tools that defeated tyranny. The […]

$5

Carter Mansion Tour

carter mansion 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN

Adults - $9.00; Ages 7 to 17 years - $5.00; 6 and under free Tax included Max: 12 Registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals Join park staff for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780. […]

Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round

Bonnie Kate Theater 115 South Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN

The Bonnie Kate Theater is proud to be hosting a qualifying round of the Tennessee Songwriters Competition for 2023. We will feature 20 different acts, that will be judged at the end to reveal 4 winners that will move on to the showcase round. If you are a musician with an original song, you can […]

$8

2023 Winter Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally

Roan Mountain State Park 1015 HWY 143, Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Join Friends of Roan Mountain on Saturday, February 11th at Roan Mountain State Park for a winter celebration of the Roan Highlands! Since 2007 the Winter Naturalists' Rally has drawn hardy nature enthusiasts from far & wide to Roan Mountain on a Saturday close to Valentine ’s Day. The 2023 Winter Rally continues this celebration […]

Sabine Hill Tour

Sabine Hill 2328 W G St, Elizabethton, TN

Adults - $9.00; Ages 7 to 17 years - $5.00; 6 and under free Tax included Max: 15 Registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the […]

seasonal Events

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

SPRING

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

SUMMER

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 & WINTER

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