4/6 – 5/17 National Watercolor Society Traveling Show Tues -Sat 10-4pm

Opening reception 4/6, 6-9pm/Closing reception 5/11. 6-9pm  Event held at Southern Arts

4/27-28 16th Annual Foothills Merry Go Round Festival Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun. 1-6pm
$5 per day arm bands Enjoy this two days of fun, carnival rides, games, and food for the entire family. Free concert stage features regional artists and live entertainers, finishing up the evening with fireworks on Sunday night. Shelby City Park, 850 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, 704-484-6476, http://www.CityofShelby.com/Park

5/4 Boiling Springs Crossroads Festival 10am-9pm Live music, rides and bouncy houses for kids, food craft vendors and more. Main Street, Boiling Springs, 704-434-9419, http://www.boilingspringsnc.net

5/10 Relay for Life at Elliott Farm 356 London Road, Lawndale, 704-472-9667, http://www.ElliottFamilyFarm.com

5/10-6/13  Annual Cleveland County Artist Competition
Submit art work (on10th) Mon-Fri. 9-5:30pm/Opening reception 5/16 @5:30-7:30pm
This exhibit features a rich and varied showcase of the talent that lies in our county. Local artists exhibit their work and compete for awards. Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-484-2787, http://www.ccartscouncil.org

5/12-13  Bar H Championship Rodeo & Country Festival 2013 6pm
$1 2adults/children $6/under 6 free/advance tickets discounted. Gates open at 5pm Festival starts at 6pm each day with the rodeo starting at 8pm each day. Lots of fun activities for all ages, carriage rides, carnival rides, petting zoo, hayrides, and much more at the Bar H Arena, Boiling Springs, 704-434-2866, http://www.barhevents.com

5/16 Annual Cleveland County Artist Competition Mon-Fri 9-5:30pm/Opening reception 5/16 @ 5:30-7pm Local artists exhibit their work and compete for awards in this prestigious competition. Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-484-2787, http://www.ccartscouncil.org

5/18   Over the Mountain Triathlon 8am
Starts at Moss Lake, swim 1 mile, bike for 30 miles and a 10K foot race to finish in downtown at the  gazebo of Patriots Park. Sponsored by City of Kings Mountain, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

5/27  Memorial Day Observance 10am
Held at Mountain Rest Cemetery of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

5/31 The Cleverly’s at the Don Gibson Theatre 8pm
$26.50 Performance at the Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-487-4118, www.DonGibsonTheatre.com

6/7-15 Fleming, An American Thriller 7:30pm Friday & Saturday/3pm Sunday $10/$8 seniors & students.
Performance at Joy Theater, 202 S. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, 704-730-9408, http://www.kmlt.org

6/15 Sunny Ledford at the Farm Camping and Music Park
3757 Harris Creek Road, Lawndale, 704-300-5883, http://www.dammfineentertainment.com

6/22 Robin and Linda Williams 8pm advance $20/at door $25 Appearances on “The Grand Old Opry”, Austin City Limits” and produced many albums. Joy Theater, 202 S. Battleground Avenue, Kings Mountain, 704-730-9408, http://www.KMLT.org

6/28 Don Gibson Marquee Club Special Event
$50 Club members mark your calendar for this event at the Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-487-4118, http://www.DonGibsonTheatre.com

7/4 Revolutionary 4th 6pm
Held at the Walking Track Park of the YMCA in Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

7/18-21 Tar Heel League tournament 2013
Girls fast pitch softball state tournament will be held at Shelby City Park, 850 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, 704-484-6476, http://www.CityofShelby.com/Park

7/20 Beach Blast 10am Sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain held at Patriots Park in KingsMountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

7/24-27  2013 Real to Reel Film Festival 7pm nightly/1pm Sat. matinee
$8 a door/festival pass $25. A unique festival celebrating the art of film and offering a forum for independent  film, video, and multimedia artists to showcase their talents. Held at the Joy Performance Theatre, 202 S. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, sponsored by the Cleveland County Art Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-484-2787, http://www.ccartscouncil.org   or http://www.realtoreelfest.com

8/6 2013 National Night Out / Patriots Park 6-10pm
Annual event designed to strengthen the community by encouraging neighborhood relation with local law enforcement partners. Sponsored by City of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

8/16 -20  2013 American Legion World Series
All games/general admission Held on the campus of Shelby High School, Keeter Stadium,  Shelby, 704-466-3103, http://www.americanworldseries.com

8/17  Red Clay Ramblers at Joy Theater 8pm advance $20/at door $25 Tony Award -winners are a North Carolina string band who play many types of music. Joy Theater, 202 S. Battleground Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 704-730-9408, http://www.KMLT.org

8/23-25 2013 Annual Clear Mountain View Music Festival
Music festival featuring many artists. Bring your blanket, cooler (no glass), tents, and dancing shoes. Campsites available at Elliott Family Farm, 356 London Road, Lawndale, NC 704-477-9665, http://www.elliottfamilyfarm.com

8/31 & 9/1 2013 Shelby Hamfest
Shelby Hamfest is an annual event that is sponsored by the Shelby Amateur Radio Club, Inc. This event has been sponsored by SARC (Shelby Amateur Radio Club) since 1957. http://www.facebook.com/ShelbyHamfest

9/26-10/6 2013 Cleveland County Fair
Time of fair activities vary. An eleven day fair event. This fair is the largest county fair in the state of North Carolina held at the Cleveland County Fair Grounds, 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, 704-487-0651, http://www.clevelandcountyfair.com

10/5 2013 Gateway Festival 10-6pm free event
Festival is celebrated at the gazebo, the historic museum, the Mauney Library and the Southern Art’s Society. Sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333

10/17-19 2013 Art of Sound Music Festival Thurs.7:00-11pm, Fri 6:30-11pm/Sat.10am.-11pm.
Tickets vary in price A variety of musician and groups will perform in several different venues in the uptown area with music and fun for everyone. Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, 704-484-2787, http://www.cityofkm.com  http://www.ccartscouncil.org . (or) http://www.artofsoundcc.com

10/19 2013 North Carolina Liver Mush Festival and Pageant 8:30 am – 5 pm.
Dress up the kids and your pet and join us in Uptown Shelby for our annual festival celebrating our musical culture and regional food, with lots of great activities for kids and pets. Children can paint a pumpkin, play on the inflatable obstacle course, or participate in one of the other free fun crafts or activities. While the kids are having fun, RollOver Pet Supplies, has expanded the pet portion of the festival to include amazing activities for pets. This year our Pet Parade around the court square. The children can watch and prepare for the grand finale Kid’s Parade. Taste Shelby’s famed Liver Mush and learn new recipes. Mack’s Liver Mush and Jenkin’s Liver Mush will be selling their famous liver mush sandwiches. Cooking demonstrations and tasting. Restaurants have liver mush specials that are a must try! Uptown Shelby Court Square, Washington Street, Shelby, 704-482-7882, http://www.TourClevelandCounty.com

10/19 David Holt at Joy Theater 8pm $20 advance/$25 at door Four-time Grammy Award Winner performs with talented multi-instrumentalist Josh Goforth. Joy Theater, 202 S. Battleground Avenue, Kings Mountain, 704-730-9408, http://www.KMLT.org

10/26 2013 Grover Pumpkin Festival noon-8pm
One of the most unique festivals in North Carolina huge Pumpkin Wall, corn maze hay maze, mansion
ghost tours, trick or treat trail for the queen. Town of Grover, Main Street & Cleveland Avenue, Grover, 704-937-9986, http://www.GroverPumpkinFestival.com

10/31 2013 Great Pumpkin Parade 10am
Join in the Halloween parade through town to the Gazebo at Patriots Park. There will be stories, game and the search for the gold pumpkin and for special prizes hidden in the haystacks. Sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

11/1-3   2013 Holiday Gift Gallery
Location to be announced.

11/11  2013 Veterans Day Parade and Observance 10:30am
Start at the War Memorial across from the Joy Performance Center and continue through town to the Veteran’s Memorial at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

11/19 2103 Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting 7pm
Children and their families will gather at Mauney Memorial Library for Christmas activities and stories prior to the tree lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus in a fire truck. Sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, http://www.cityofkm.com

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