Events & Activities in Hickory

Up to 84% Off Dance Lessons

Hickory

$160 $29

Instructors lead one or two students of all experience levels through private lessons in a variety of styles

Up to 53% Off at Lunar Mini Golf

Hickory, NC

$16 $8

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

50% Off Tandem Hang-Gliding

Kings Creek

$230 $119

Take in bird’s-eye views soaring high above the earth during tandem hang-gliding flight

Up to 57% Off Zipline Tour for Two in Morganton

Morganton

$138 $59

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges & tunnels; 32-foot climbing tower; & 50-foot-high educational treehouses

Up to 51% Off from Colin Hocking Photography

Multiple Locations

$195 $95

Colin Hocking - LRPS leads shutterbugs on seven-hour exploration of parks with Joy Shuck NC–certified environmental educator

Up to 58% Off at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club

Morganton

$86 $39

Players head out for 18-hole rounds of golf on a course designed by the renowned Donald Ross

Up to 52% Off a Horseback-Riding Membership

Lake Norman

$158 $79

Equestrian-club membership with monthly English and Western rides on 13 acres of pasture or inside a lighted arena

Up to 54% Off Reptile Encounter

Troutman

$250 $125

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

50% Off Safari Encounter at Zootastic Park

Troutman

$500 $249

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For one hour, guests can interact with baby animals such as a tiger, camel, kangaroo, and lemurs; guests may take pictures throughout

Up to 62% Off a Standup-Paddleboarding Adventure

Multiple Locations

$99 $45

Guides impart paddling and water-safety tips before students glide solo along North Carolina's scenic shorelines

Up to 54% Off Shooting-Range Outing

Mooresville

$41 $19

NRA-certified instructors teach range safety rules before visitors fire in 15 indoor lanes, with an option to add extra private instruction

Up to 61% Off at Athletic Edge Sports Performance

Mooresville

$255 $100

Certified trainer leads students of all fitness levels during challenging indoor boot-camp sessions

Up to 55% Off Bowling, Shoes, and Billiards for 6

Mooresville

$64.95 $29

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Guests can stay entertained with bowling, billiards, and an arcade

52% Off BYOB Pottery Painting in Mooresville

Morrison Plantation

$25 $12

Patrons paint variety of pieces from figurines to plates and bowls during creative and social BYOB pottery-painting sessions

78% Off Boot Camp from Thor's Elite Fitness

Lakeside Park

$129 $29

Trainer leads indoor and outdoor workouts for all fitness levels that consist of calisthenics, cardio drills, and light weightlifting

Up to 60% Off All-Day Paintball Packages

Moore

$49.95 $19.95

Paintball packages include equipment, all-day play pass and air, and 500 paintballs per person

Up to 67% Off Yoga or Pilates at Ahlara International

Mooresville

$120 $47

Instructors lead groups of students through balancing, restorative movements suited for a variety of levels during yoga or pilates classes

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Jonesville

$89 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Karate Party

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Classes teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults in karate, tae kwon do, and Krav Maga styles

Up to 56% Off BYOB Painting Class

Downtown Mooresville

$60 $29

Students replicate paintings of flowers, landscapes, or abstract designs during a class led by a professional artist inside a cozy studio

50% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Multiple Locations

$125 $62

Certified WPA and PaddleFit instructors teach everything from safety to basic standup-paddleboard maneuvers

88% Off Handgun-Shooting Package

Cornelius

$234.50 $29

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Eco-friendly range with a focus on safety and a five-star rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Up to 51% Off a Half- or Full-Day Kayak Rental

Lake Norman of Catawba

$50 $25

Water lovers spend hours kayaking on Lake Norman

Up to 51% Off at Sip and Savor

Cornelius

$59 $29

Sample six wines while learning to read wine menus and labels; take home complimentary bottle of your choice

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp Classes

Cornelius

$50 $15

High-energy group classes challenge participants through combination of boxing, plyometrics, body weight exercises, and flexibility training

Up to 60% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$249 $99

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Experienced dance instructors lead private ballroom-, Latin-, and swing-dance classes as well as social group lessons

Up to 74% Off Boxing-Gym Access

Cornelius

$47.50 $15

Unlimited access to boxing gym with 30-, 45-, and 60-minute workout classes that can start when you walk in the door

72% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cornelius

$140 $39

Challenging, fun workouts build cardio and muscular endurance while burning fat

58% Off BYOB Painting Class

Cornelius

$80 $35

Artists group around individual canvases, creating masterworks from supplied source of inspiration while sipping BYOB wine

Up to 55% Off Self-Defense Course

Cornelius

$50 $24

Experienced public safety trainers teach men, women, and children techniques designed to help avoid violent crime situations

Up to 53% Off Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Classes

Denver

$100 $49

Study the world-renowned ground-fighting style of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, including takedowns, joint locks, chokeholds, and gi wrestling

51% Off Guided Fishing Trip

Lake Norman

$200 $99

Guides escort up to six anglers per boat on three-hour afternoon trip to catch fish such as largemouth bass, catfish, and perch

Half Off from Ghost Walk of Davidson

Davidson

$20 $10

Local history buff spins ghost stories and guide tour-goers along Davidson’s quaint, brick-lined sidewalks

Up to 56% Off at Carolina Adventure Guides

Crowders Mountain Linwood parking lot

$45 $22

Instructors guide participants of all levels in outdoor climbing or rappelling sessions; all equipment provided; bring snacks and water

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 57% Off Mini Golf and Arcade Games

Gastonia

$18.50 $8

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The facility has three 18-hole courses with tunnels and waterfalls and 33 arcade games

Up to 59% Off Handgun-Safety Course

Gastonia

$120 $59

Students undergo training at a private, outdoor shooting range

Up to missing id b007f64e-6c9e-11e2-9cec-00259060b644 Off Zumba Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

Up to 66% Off Group Yoga Hike for One or Two

Crowders Mountain State Park

$95 $35

During a three- to six-hour group hike through a beautiful national park, certified yoga instructors make trailside stops for yoga practice

65% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gastonia

$80 $40

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

Up to 61% Off at Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

$80 $40

18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,757 yards of immaculate fairways nestled in the shadows of mature hardwoods and carolina pines

Up to 90% Off at About Face Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$365 $39

Boot camps cover circuit training, weight training, and cardio to help shape and tone bodies

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gastonia

$80 $40

Husband-and-wife team runs a 22-acre horse farm with outdoor and indoor riding rings; lessons tailored to all levels of riders

Up to 59% Off at Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

Up to 65% Off Scuba Certification

Lowell

$350 $149

Earn a lifelong scuba certification with open-water dives in a local rock quarry

71% Off Intro to CrossFit Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $39

Expert trainers lead small groups through beginner-level classes designed to safely introduce them to the high-intensity CrossFit regimen

50% Off North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival Ticket

Huntersville

$44 $22

Music by Greensky Bluegrass, Sol Driven Train, and Big Daddy Love fills the night as guests scoop up tasty eats and drink craft beers

Up to 50% Off Painting Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

Classes open to all levels feature painting accompanied by instruction and drink specials at one of eight locations

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Huntersville

$139 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 51% Off Paddleboarding Lesson and Tour

Huntersville

$70 $35

Instructors teach basic standing and paddling techniques and introduce ecosystem and wildlife of Mountain Island Lake during 90-minute tours

Up to 61% Off Mini Golf

Belmont

$30 $13

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Access to billiards and a 3-D black-light mini-golf course

Sky Valley Zip Tours – Up to 56% Off Ziplining

Blowing Rock

$158 $69

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Ten zip lines soar through one-mile course at elevations of up to 300 ft. for panoramic views on mountain zipline tour

Up to 54% Off River Tubing

Todd

$40 $21

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Groups of aqueous adventurers float along the peaceful waters of New River atop new tubes with built-in headrests

Up to 51% Off Rock Climbing for One or Four

Boone

$19.95 $10

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Guests scramble up an outdoor climbing tower outfitted in a harness, helmet, and climbing shoes, while instructed from the ground by staff

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

CMC Northeast Stadium

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

CMC-NorthEast Stadium

$199 $99

Driver & friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the cost & hassle of owning one

46% Off BYOB Painting Class

Dilworth

$35 $19

Local artists lead wine-sipping guests brushstroke by brushstroke through creation of their own paintings

Joffrey Concert Group – Up to 50% Off Ballet Performance

Elevation Blakeney

$30 $18

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The touring company of the Joffrey Ballet School presents brand-new pieces and classic works

The LOX Money-Power-Respect Reunion – Up to 33% Off Rap Concert

Amos' Southend

$40.17 $27

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The Yonkers rap trio of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss reunite for a set of hip-hop hits and brand new tracks

Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd – Up to 42% Off

PNC Music Pavilion

$33 $19

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from luxury recliners with wait service

Up to 74% Off Martial-Arts Class Packages

Coliseum Drive

$275 $89

Learn effective self-defense techniques in classes that include a uniform and membership to the school

Up to 50% Off Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater

Wet Willie's

$20 $10

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Interactive, R-rated performances featuring both long- and short-form improv

Up to 44% Off Girls' Soccer Summer Camp

Charlotte

$110 $69

First-time or developing players aged 4–12 refine technique during girls-only summer camps led by enthusiastic staff

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – 50% Off

Charlotte

$16 $8

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Swiss architect Mario Botta designed the museum to showcase art in every space, including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Max Ernst

76% Off One-Month Full-Access Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Well-stocked gym with name-brand gear, childcare house, personal-training sessions, and group classes such as BodyPump, Zumba, and spin

Up to 65% Off a Cultural Kids' Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

$458 $159

Weeklong and three-day summer camps explore a different region every session, including Japan, China, Costa Rica and South Africa

Up to 51% Off Junior Tennis Camp

Multiple Locations

$175 $85

Kids spend their summer mornings learning the ins and outs of tennis during weekday camps

Up to 77% Off Capoeira or Brazilian-Dance Classes

Plaza Midwood

$150 $35

The Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira combines acrobatics, music, and dance; Brazilian Rhythms teaches traditional dancing

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 66% Off at CORE Wrestling

Charlotte

$100 $39

Wrestling memberships and camps help train wrestlers in the core values of respect and integrity and skills like positioning

Up to 76% Off Group Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

Classes include MMC cross-training, MetCon, Olympic lifting, XFITBURN tabata and core training, and KB300 kettlebell cardio and core

47% Off BYOB Painting Class at Cajun Canvas

Charlotte

$70 $38

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Students bring their favorite wine to enjoy as they paint along with step-by-step instruction provided by a professional artist

57% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Charlotte

$30 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 84% Off Classes at CrossFit 704

Charlotte

$150 $29

CrossFit Classes use functional movements to help clients build muscle and get in shape

Up to 53% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Montclaire South

$75 $35

Cardio, strength training, and nutrition are topics of interest during boot camps or personal-training sessions

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Henderson Circle

$130 $35

Instructors lead students in ground-fighting and sparring drills that rely on leverage to subdue opponents

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At Curves, exercisers of all fitness levels move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine-maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks, filling medicine balls with medicine, and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines account for different body weights and fitness levels to create resistance that matches one's abilities, which thereby decreases the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

1768 N Center St
Hickory,
NC
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The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, which was improved by Civil War general Herman Haupt, the late 19th-century Historic Murray's Mill, which boasts a 28-foot high waterwheel, and the Harper House, which showcases its intricate Queen Anne stylings, all have something in common: They're maintained and shown by the Catawba County Historical Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and exhibiting historical sites throughout North Carolina.

The Catawba County Museum of History, situated in the former Catawba County Courthouse, depicts the lives of the Catawba River Valley's original settlers and their decedents through artifacts such tools made from hand-dug iron ore, military uniforms, and hand-stitched quilts. Visitors can step back in time into the ornately decorated, Queen Anne–style Harper House, whose period-accurate color schemes, wallpaper, and architectural details paint a picture of southern life in the Victorian era. The Murray & Minges General Store's shelves are still stocked with old-fashioned toys and treats, which at one time must have kept the Murray family children occupied as their parents helmed the Murray Mill. Guests can tour the mill and imagine workers grinding corn and wheat with the tools on display, toiling away to make their sacrifices to the Corn Gods in hopes of one day receiving Fritos.

310 N Center St
Hickory,
NC
US

Located just a short distance from Charlotte and Winston-Salem, The Spa at Rock Barn is considered a "hidden treasure." The Spa offers a variety a spa treatments along with an unforgettable state-of-the-art spa area including a heated indoor mineral pool, therapeutic waterfall whirlpool, Jacuzzi's, sauns and steam rooms.

3791 Club House Dr NE
Conover,
NC
US

NASCAR Racing School With A Twist. We offer the best NASCAR Experience with the emphasis on Education and getting the most out of the car and driver.

3130 U.S. 70
Newton,
NC
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Laurie Bostian founded Personal Artist Studio as a way to combine her two greatest passions: teaching and art. For more than 25 years, she has specialized in creating custom portraiture and paintings, and her work has traveled to private collections in countries from the United States to Canada to Great Britain to Australia. When Laurie isn't transforming personal pictures into graphite, acrylic, or watercolor keepsakes, she leads weekly art lessons in Lincolnton and Charlotte. Students of all skill levels gather for relaxing, therapeutic creation sessions. Burgeoning artists learn to wield graphite, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors to craft their own masterpieces or awe-inspiring grocery lists.

403 East Main Street
Lincolnton,
NC
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The eighth-annual Red White and Bluegrass Festival unites ears at Catawba Meadows Park with the floating notes of 40 different bluegrass acts over five days (including the free "Fan Appreciation Day" acts on June 30). Bring a blue lawn chair and delight in the high, lonesome sound of such headliners as Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, JD Crowe & The New South, and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, which will close out the festival just before the fireworks. Half of the bands in the 2011 lineup have never performed at the festival, while the other half have been playing a collaborative art piece together since the festival's inception eight years ago.

701 Sanford Drive
Morganton,
NC
US