Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

11/30; 12/1-2: Festival of Trees @ Brevard College – Porter Center
11/30: Second Look Films @ Transylvania Cty Library
11/30; 12/1; 12/7-8; 12/14-16: Lion in Winter @ Brevard Little Theatre
12/1: Annual Tree Trimming Party @ Transylvania Cty Library
12/1: 47th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour @ Downtown Brevard
12/7-8: Transylvania Cty Handcrafters Guild Holiday Show @ Masonic Lodge
12/7: Holiday Open House @ The Potters of US Hwy 276 South
12/8: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols @ Brevard College – Porter Center
12/11: Polar Express Pajama Party @ Transylvania Cty Library
12/13: Vivaldi Gloria: Transylvania Choral Society & Brevard College Chamber Singers @ Brevard College in Porter Center
12/16: Brevard Philharmonic presents Christmastime in Brevard @ Brevard College
12/18: Dr. Elliot Engel @ Transylvania Cty Library
12/21: Brevard’s Holiday Gallery Walk @ TC Arts Council

For TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY: (Brevard, Balsam Grove, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Pisgah Forest, Rosman) – Brevard & Transylvania County Upcoming Events

For BUNCOMBE COUNTY: (Asheville, Leicester, Black Mountain, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Biltmore Forest, Fairview, Montreat, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Woodfin) – Buncombe County Events

Bryson City & Swain County

12/1: Polar Express Train Event @ GSM RR Depot
12/1: Christmas Arts & Crafts Show @ The Schoolhouse Cafe
12/1: Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk @ GSM RR
12/1: Breakfast with Santa @ 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville
12/1: Santa at the Museum @ 3 Everett Street, Bryson City
12/1: Share the Joy Concert w/Alma Russ @ 1415 Fontana Road, Bryson City
12/1: Bryson City 44th Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown
12/2: Folk School Fireside Sale @ Folk School Road, Brasstown
12/1- 12/31: Polar Express Train @ GSM RR
12/14: Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries @ Dillsboro
12/14- 12/17: A Tuna Christmas @ Smoky Mtn Comm. Theatre
12/15: Cherokee Lights & Legends Christmas @ 31 Tsali Blvd
12/31: New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Fontana Village Resort

For SWAIN & GRAHAM: (Almond, Bryson City, Whittier/Swain, Cherokee, Nantahala, Fontana Lake Estates, Fontana Dam, Robbinsville, Lake Santeetlah) –  Bryson City EventsGraham County – Calendar of Events

For CHEROKEE COUNTY: (Murphy, Beaverdam, Hothouse, Notla, Shoal Creek, Valleytown) – Visit Cherokee County Calendar

For JACKSON COUNTY: (Sylva, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Webster, Whittier/Jackson) – Jackson County – Chamber of Commerce

Waynesville & Haywood County

12/1: 13th annual Christmas Worship in a Stable@ 84 Frank Mann Rd, Canton
12/3: Waynesville Christmas Parade @ Downtown Waynesville
12/1; 12/7-8; 12/14-15; 12/21-22; 12/28-29: Live Music @ Frog Level Brewing
12/1; 12/7-8; 12/14-15; 12/21-22; 12/28-29: Live Music @ the Classic Wineseller
12/6: Town of Canton Christmas Parade @ Downtown Canton
12/7: Appalachian Christmas @ Lake Junaluska
12/7: Art After Dark @ Downtown Waynesville
12/8: A Night Before Christmas @ Downtown Waynesville
12/11: Classic Hike in the Smokies – GSMNP
12/13: 12 Days of Christmas @ Downtown Waynesville
12/17-31: Holiday Season @ Cataloochee Ski Area

For HAYWOOD COUNTY: (Waynesville, Canton, Clyde, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley) – Haywood County Tourism Development Authority – MaggieValley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, ClydeDowntown Waynesvile Calendar of Events

For MACON COUNTY: (Franklin, Otto, Scaly Mountain) – Macon County – Franklin Chamber of Commerce Events

Ongoing Events You Don't Want to Miss!

Brevard & Transylvania County

The Transylvania Farmers Market is located in Brevard, NC, just off East Main Street behind Comporium at the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (May through November) and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (December through April).

Brevard Flea Market  every Saturday from April 7th through the end of October (not open if it rains). This is a FREE  outdoor family & pet friendly event.

March: BANFF Film Festival

April: Assault on the Carolinas, Pisgah Stage Race

May: White Squirrel Festival

June: Upper French Broad Riverfest

June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

July: 4th of July Celebration on Main Street in Brevard, Songcatchers Series

September: Founder’s Day over Labor Day Weekend, The Mountain Song Festival

October: Forest Festival Days, Halloween Fest

November: The Couch Potato Mountain Biking Race

December: Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour

Bryson City & Swain County

Live Music Venues – Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm, Fridays, May-Oct.

Semi-Annual Arts & Crafts Drive-About, a free semi-annual tour of artists studios and galleries in Bryson City and Swain & Graham counties. 10 am – 5 pm each day.

Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, May – August. Parking lot behind red caboose. Free movies. Bring or rent lawn chair.

Bryson City Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, festival foods, and fun events including Kids Zone where you’ll find a multiple bouncy houses, a watermelon contest & more, and an evening of incredible, local entertainment.

Fall in the Rockies! A guide to enjoying the peak fall colors, fall festivals and special train rides.

Check out the annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival held each fall in downtown Bryson City.

A Bryson City Christmas is not to be missed! The streets are decorated with holiday lights and garlands; and shops offer plenty of gifts and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, as well as tasty foods and wines. You can also board the Polar Express for a seasonal train ride.

Waynesville & Haywood County

The annual May RAMP FESTIVAL has been running for 80+ years highlighting ramps; a native wild onion, harvested in the spring from the mountainsides, which can be eaten raw or cooked. Come out to Waynesville for a full meal featuring ramps, crafts, variety of vendors, live music & more!

Spend July 4th at the annual Stars & Stripes Celebration in Downtown Waynesville! The restaurants and shops are open with sidewalk sales and live music and entertainment is located throughout downtown and on the courthouse lawn. “Kids on Main” children’s parade starts at the courthouse and proceeds down Main Street at 11:00 am. Great family fun for all ages!

When the weather stars to cool, heat things up in the fall at the annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival offering two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region.

Fun continues through the fall with the Annual Church Street Art & Craft ShowApple Harvest Festival and Halloween Treats on the Street.

Magical moments & memories fill the Wayneville downtown district over the holidays. Events include the 12 Days of Christmas, the annual Christmas Parade and “A NIGHT before CHRISTMAS” shopping event. Check out the downtown calendar for this year’s special line-up of events!