Downtown Arts Crawl
Over 15 galleries, stores, and studios participate quarterly in an art and crafts display and sale. A number of restaurants also participate, so come browse, eat and listen to great music. The event begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm on March 31st, June 16th, September 29th, and December 15th.
Downtown Hickory • Hickory, NC 28603
Corner of 2nd Street SW and Government Avenue
Local growers and craftpersons gather each Wednesday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm and each Saturady from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm, from April through October, to display their products. Vendors sell items such as free range chicken, fresh shrimp, homemade ice cream, herbs to be grown or used, landscaping plants, all kinds of fresh produce, seasonal berries, homemade baked goods, preserves, wood crafts and soaps.
Sponsored By: Downtown Hickory Farmers' Market
Arts & Science Center Auditorium
Recognized nationally, this all volunteer, nonprofit organization presents 25 concerts and performances by nationally known artists annually that are either held at the Arts & Science Center Auditorium or at the Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen for smaller crowds.
Hickory Choral Society
243 Third Avenue Northeast • Hickory, NC 28602
Serving the Hickory and surrounding Piedmont area for over 25 years, this volunteer organization of over 125 voices presents three concerts annually including a traditional Christmas concert, a classical winter concert, and a spring concert that includes a guest artist. more...
Western Piedmont Symphony
243 Third Avenue Northeast • Hickory, NC 28602
A professional symphony orchestra that offers a season of top quality symphonic music and features rising classical music guest artists. A Masterworks Series that includes five performances and the UBS/PaineWebber Chamber Classics Series of four performances of small ensembles is offered during their season. more...
Across from the Hickory Station Restaurant
Enjoy free, live outdoor music on Union Square every Friday night for two months along with many other activities including children's activities, outdoor fun, and food from local vendors and downtown restaurants. The series of eight concerts will be held on May 6th, 13th, 20th, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and July 1st.
Hickory Community Theatre
30 Third Street Northwst • Hickory, NC 28602
Historic Old Hickory City Hall
One of the largest community theatres in North Carolina, this theatre presents an array of entertaining comedies, dramas, children's shows, and musical during their season from September to June. more...
Seventh Avenue & Eigth Street • Hickory, NC 28602
Belk Centrum, Lenoir-Rhyne Campus
Enjoy mainstage productions in November and April by this theatre group that also features a February presentation of either a student showcase event or a children's theatre.
Green Room Community Theatre, The
60 West Sixth Street • Newton, NC 28658
Performing in the Newton-Conover Civic & Performance Place, this award-winning community theater presents five mainstage productions each season that consists of dramas, musicals, comedies, and children's plays. more...
Located Downtown on Union Square
This event highlights cuisine and cultures from around the world. All vendors will demonstrate the crafts and food from their native country.
Sponsored By: City of Hickory and the International Council
Greater Hickory Smoke BBQ Festival
1366 Highway 321 Northwest • Hickory, NC 28601
LP Frans Stadium at Winklers Park
The Greater Hickory Smoke Barbeque Festival is an annual outdoor professional and amateur cooking competition. Cash prizes are awarded. The festival features live musical entertainment, fine arts exhibit, children's activities, a Poker Run, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities. It will be held during Memorial Weekend, May 27 and 28, at the L.P. Frans Stadium and Winkler Park (Crawdad Stadium) in Hickory, NC. more...
Sponsored By: The Southwest Business Association
Murray's Mill Harvest Folk Festival
1489 Murry's Mill Road • Hickory, NC 28609
Events and entertainment for the whole family are available during this two day, annual September festival that includes molasses making, a petting zoo, Civil War reenactors, butter and apple butter making, bee keeping, gold panning, and steam engines.
Downtown Hickory on the Square
One of the largest events in the area, this three day German theme festival features delicious German food, a beer garden, live music, children's activities, rides, and crafts.
Hickory Motor Speedway
3130 Highway 70 Southeast • Hickory, NC 28658
The oldest professional sporting venue in Catawba County and the oldest continually operating motor speedway in the country, this speedway features Late Model Stock Car racing and includes three fully equipped concession stands, a souvenir stand, a game room, and a children's fenced-in play area. The season runs from March through October. more...
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