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We invite you to come and Explore Elkin. Come and experience the beauty of the river, bike and hiking trails, arts and music festivals, wineries and breweries, local restaurants, food truck festivals, and much more.

Explore Elkin Primary Goals:

• To provide networking opportunities to build lasting friendships and mutually beneficial associations leading to enthusiastic community engagement.

• To build a shared vision for the future of our community.

• To train a whole community of Elkin Ambassadors (Elkin Explorer group).

• To create a more vibrant, active community and promote a more robust economic climate for existing and new businesses.

• To increase travel and tourism activity and attract more visitors spending more dollars.

• To ultimately attract permanent residents to increase the local population and enhance our local demographics.


Elkin Explorers help provide significant funding to a wide range of Explore Elkin initiatives, including events like the Family Flotilla, Live at Five, Food Truck Fridays, and more! In addition, the Elkin Explorer program allows us to leverage significant individual support to increase corporate sponsorships for events and programs presented by Explore Elkin. With an investment of $100 or more per couple, Explorers are able to receive many benefits throughout the community. Throughout the year there are many exclusive Elkin Explorer events, including EVTA guided hikes, socials and an Appreciation Dinner Theater. All Elkin Explorers will also receive an Explorer Discount Card which will provide discounts at local businesses throughout the Elkin area. 

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