The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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7th Annual Footcandle Online Virtual Film Festival 2021

  • Presented By: The Footcandle Society
  • Dates: September 22, 2021 - September 26, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Drendel Auditorium
  • 243 3rd Avenue NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • (828) 619-0059
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The Footcandle Film Festival returns September 22nd-26th, 2021 with both in-person and online, virtual screenings! You can expect to see virtual screenings of 10 feature-lenth films and between 15-25 short films during the course of the festival weekend. Please visit or follow their Facebook event to keep informed of announcements and ticket availability!