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Friday, June 28

Town of Valdese Independence Day Celebration

6:00 PM
2024 Independence Day will be held in conjunction with Valdese Summer Concert Series on June 28, 2024 (held annually the Friday before the 4th). Each year the Town of Valdese celebrates …

Sunday, June 30

Sundays at Swede's Cafe

8:00 AM
Swede's Cafe is located on the mezzanine level of Morganton General Store. We serve breakfast, lunch, and supper in a casual atmosphere. We offer a full line of hot and cold coffee drinks and other …

Sunday Breakfast at The Grind

10:00 AM
Enjoy breakfast all day at The Grind Cafe in Morganton.  Check out their website,, for more information. 

Monday, July 1

$10 Day Pass at Bigfoot Climbing Gym

12:00 AM
Monday $10 day pass 

Dynamic Movement with Breathe Yoga & Pilates

8:15 AM
Dynamic Movement will be held on Mondays and Thursdays. This class is a sweet spot between Pilates, functional movement, and yoga.  Join Larisa as she guides you through a free-weight, body-weight, and ground-based workout, …

Fonta Flora Run Club

6:00 PM
Fonta Flora Run Club will meet at the pub on Monday nights at 6pm.  Join us!

Pinball Tournament at Sidetracked Brewery

6:30 PM
Starting Sept 4th, we will be having weekly Pinball Tournaments every Monday at 6:30pm! Each tournament will be IFPA Sanctioned with Knockout Format play. The buy-in will be $10 a person …

Tuesday, July 2

Tapas Tuesday with Chef Lara from Queens Catering

5:00 PM
Set up at 5 p.m., The Olive of Morganton. Enjoy free bar bites featuring our tasty olive oil and balsamic duos.  Also receive 10% off featured oil, balsamic vinegar, and spice blends.

Tae Kwon Do Class

6:30 PM
The Collett Street Recreation Center will host Tae Kwon Do taught by Stacey Fleming, a 3rd Degree Black Belt. This class is offered for ages 8+, $5.00 per class.

Wednesday, July 3

Wednesdays Mini Farmers Market

11:00 AM
The open-air Morganton Farmers Market is now open and offers the best locally grown products in the area.  The Wednesday Market takes place at 111 N. Green Street and lasts from 11 a.m. until 2 …