Sizzlin’ Summer Series

All events are FREE

A program of Graham Children’s Health Services, Healthy Yancey is a partnership of concerned citizens working together to improve the quality of health for all people in Yancey County. Our mission for this Sizzlin’ Summer Series is to increase connectedness and physical activity, highlighting fun ways to get active with your family and neighbors in our community.

Schedule of Summer Events (each week of activities runs Saturday – Friday) All Saturday Square activities are 10:00-12:00 on the Town Square, unless otherwise indicated

June 11 – Tennis/Disc Golf – Saturday Square activity: Mobile Disc Golf at 10:00

June 13th – 16th: Free Racqueteers Tennis Camp at MHHS, starting at 9:00

June 13th – 11:00: On your mark, get set, color! – Yancey Library

June 15th – 10:00-2:00: Disc Golf at MHHS

On your own: Tennis courts at MHHS, Disc Golf at MHHS

June 18 – Biking/Wheels – Saturday Square activity – Bikes, trikes, scooters, rollerblades & skates around the square at 10:00 – helmets required; traffic around the south half of the square will be closed for this event. Fender-blender – bicycle powered smoothies!

June 20th – 11:00: On your mark, get set, win it! Reading Club at the Yancey Library

On your own: Biking Guide for Yancey County, also Cane River Park, Black Mountain Campground, Spin Classes at Blue Ridge Fitness Center

June/25 – Dance/gymnastics – Saturday Square activity – Clogging on the Square at 10:00

June 25th – 2:00: Intro to Step offered by Mars Hill University Step Team Dancers at Old Burnsville Gym

June 28th – 11:00: Dance class at Old Burnsville Gym with Angel from Dimensions Studio

June 28th – 3:00: Intro to Gymnastics at Burnsville Town Center; Open House during gymnastics classes immediately following from 3:30-6:30 with Becky Smith

June 29th – 10:00: Zumba at the Old Burnsville Gym with Erin McKinney


July 1st – Family Dance Party!! – 5:00 PM – Town Square – DJ Steve Grindstaff

July/2 – Community Playgrounds – Saturday Square activity – Hula hoops & juggling 10:00

July 8th – 10:00-11:00. Play group at Kid Mountain with Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

On your own: Kid Mountain, Ray Court Park, Cane River Park – playgrounds & fitness equipment, church playgrounds


July/9 – Yoga/Tai Chi – Saturday Square activity: 9:30 – 11:00: Beginner -intermediate yoga, 11:15 – 12:15: Tai Chi

July 12th – 6:00 Yoga on the Square with Ryan Robertson

July 14th – 5:15-6:30: Yoga at the Burnsville Library with Margot Rossi

July 11th – 11:00 : On your mark, get set, shine! Reading Club at the Library

On your own: Classes at Blue Ridge Fitness Center and Celo Health Center


July/16 – WalkingFamily hike to Roaring Fork Falls – 1 mile stroll. Meet on the Town Square to board Yancey Transportation vans by 10:00 AM – NC High Peaks Trail Association

July 18th: Quilt Square Walking Tour at 1:00, meet in the Square. (Rain date July 21st.)

July 18th: 11:00: On your mark, get set, relax! Reading Club at the Library

July 22nd: Cane River Loop Trail hike (3/4 mile) – meet at the back parking lot of Mountain Heritage High School at 3:00 PM – NC High Peaks Trail Assoc.

On your own: Walking Trail Guide, Cane River Park, NC High Peaks, Hike WNC,


July/23 – Swimming/water sports – Saturday Square activity: Sprinklers/water feature/ slip & slide at 10:00

July 28th: FREE admission to Toe River Campground Pool

July 29th: FREE admission to Burnsville Pool

July 25th – 11:00: On your mark, get set, shake it! Reading Club at the Library

On your own: local rivers, pools, Toe River Campground, canoes & kayaks, tubes, etc.


July/30 – Running – Saturday Square Activity – Relay races for kids at 10:00

On your own: Walking Trail Guide, Cane River Park, MHHS track


August/6 – Cane River Park – Saturday activity at Cane River Park (Craft’s Fair on the Square) 10:00 – Sack races, hula hoops station, parachute games and more fun; 11:00-Birding walk

August 8, 9, & 11th: FREE Soccer Camp at 6:00 pm, open to all ages

TBA – Story Board Walk at Cane River Park – AMY Regional Library

On your own: playgrounds, soccer, ballfields, fishing, bikes, trails, pollinator garden


August/13 – Gardening – Saturday Square Activity – Scavenger Hunt around town and public art at 10:00

August 18th at Dig In! Yancey Community Garden: 9:45: Tai Chi for beginners with Jenny Boyd Bull at the garden; 10:00 – 1:00: Work Together Thursday. Everyone is welcome to the garden for our public work day.

On your own: Work in your family gardens and lend your neighbors a hand


August/20 – Just Have Fun and Get ACTIVE!! – Saturday Square activity – Kite Making at 10:00

On your own: get out and get active with the activities of your choice!


* Updates and additions will be posted at, and on the Facebook page for Graham Children’s Health Services. “Like” us, and tag us in a photo on Facebook doing the activities to be entered into weekly drawings for prizes.