Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

4/1: “First Monday” Free Community Concert @ Brevard College, Porter Center
4/1: Opioid Epidemic: Nat’l Crisis – Local Perspective @ Transylvania Cty Library
4/2; 4/4; 4/9; 4/11; 4/16; 4/18; 4/23; 4/25: Pottery Open Studio Evenings @ TC Arts Council
4/3-5; 4/10-12; 4/17: Generations of Creations: Spinning/Weaving/Quilting @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
4/3; 4/10; 4/17; 4/24: Dart Night at the Taproom @ Forks of the River Taproom
4/4; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25: Bear Lake Sea Kayaking Guided Paddle @ Headwaters Outfitters
4/4: Jennifer Pharr Davis Speaking @ Brevard College
4/5; 4/12; 4/19; 4/26: Silvermont House Museum @ Silvermont Mansion
4/6: Fly Fishing 101 @ Headwaters Outfitters
4/6; 4/13; 4/20; 4/27: Signs of Spring Guided Paddle @ Headwaters Outfitters
4/6: 20th Annual Assault on the Carolinas @ Main Street, Brevard
4/6: Fly Fishing 201 @ Davidson River Outfitters
4/6: The Raleigh Ringers in Concert @ Brevard College, Porter Center
4/6: Paddling Film Festival World Tour @ The DFR Room, 36 E Main St, Brevard
4/7: Wenonah Canoe Demo Day @ The Greystone Inn, Lake Toxaway
4/8-13: 11th Annual Pisgah Stage Race @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
4/8: An Evening with Rosa Parks @ Rogow Room, Transylvania Cty Library
4/11-12; 4/15-19; 4/22-26; 4/29-30: Transylvania Cty Schools K-12 Art Exhibit @ TC Arts Council
4/11; 4/25: Second Look Films @ Transylvania County Library
4/12: Yoga Renewal Retreat @ The Greystone Inn, Lake Toxaway
4/12: Owl Prowl @ DuPont State Rec Forest, Cedar Mountain
4/12-14; 4/19; 4/26-28: Play On! @ Brevard Little Theatre
4/13; 4/20: Forest Wildflower Hike @ Holmes Educational State Forest
4/13: Guided Walking Tours @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
4/13: Day Hike – Reading a Topo Map @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
4/16: Bag Lunch Arts @ Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room
4/21: Easter @ Brevard Music Center
4/22: Paleontologist Jack Horner @ Ingram Auditorium, Brevard College
4/26: Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk @ TC Arts Council
4/27: 6th Annual Looking Glass Tour @ Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom
4/27: Late Spring Forest Walk @ DuPont State Rec Forest, Cedar Mountain
4/27-28: Celebrating 20 Years of Gorges State Park @ Gorges State Park, Sapphire
4/28: Free Paddling 101 Clinic @ Headwaters Outfitters
4/29-30; 5/1-3: Children’s Book Week @ Transylvania County Library
4/29: Author Kwame Alexander @ Transylvania County Library
4/30: Intro to Hand Building @ 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

4/2; 4/9; 4/16; 4/23; 4/30: Open Mic @ Mountain Layers Brewery
4/3; 4/10; 4/17; 4/24; 4/27: Trivia Night @ Mountain Layers Brewery
4/4; 4/18: Music Jams @ Marianna Black Library
4/5-6; 4/12-13; 4/19-20; 4/26-27: Live Music @ Mountain Layers Brewery
4/5: Billy Ray Cyrus @ Smoky Mtn Center for Performing Arts, Franklin
4/6: Half Marathon & 5K @ WCU
4/13: Cherokee Heritage Day @ Cherokee
4/13: Uncorked – Wine & Rail Pairing Experience @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
4/14: Mountain Bike Race @ Tsali Rec Area
4/19-20: Peanuts Easter Beagle Express Train Event @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
4/20-21: NOC Spring Fling @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
4/20-21: Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
4/20; 4/27: 15th Annual Nantahala Open @ Nantahala Falls
4/20: Easter Bunny @ Downtown Bryson City
4/20: Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade @ Downtown Dillsboro
4/20: Live Music by the River @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
4/26-27: Smoky Mountain Relay @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
4/26-27: Rod Run – Cruise the Smokies @ Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
4/27-28: Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro @ Fire Mountain Trail, Cherokee
4/27: Greening Up the Mountains @ Downtown Sylva
4/27-28: Recreational River Release @ The Upper Nantahala
4/27: Outlaws & Renegades Tour @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino



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

4/1: Haywood County Fairgrounds Monthly Events @ Haywood Cty Fairgrounds
4/1: Haywood County Arts Council Monthly Exhibits @ Haywood Cty Arts Council
4/4: Wheels Through Time 2019 Season Opening – Wheels Through Time Museum
4/4: 4th Annual Haywood Ramblings @ Courtroom of Old Courthouse
4/5-6; 4/12-13; 4/19-20; 4/26-27: Live Music @ Frog Level Brewing
4/5: Pickin’ in the Armory @ Canton Armory
4/5-7: Constellations @ Hart Theatre
4/9: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Porters Creek
4/13: Kids Crafter Events @ Shelton House
4/13: 45th Birthday Town of Maggie Valley Scavenger Hunt @ Maggie Valley Community Pavilion
4/20: Friends of the Lake 5K Race & Walk @ Lake Junaluska
4/20: Haywood Historic Farmers Market Opening @ Hart Theatre
4/20: Canton Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Canton Rec Park
4/20: Children’s Easter Egg Hunt @ Lake Junaluska
4/20: Crafter Showcase Spotlight @ Shelton House
4/21: Easter Sunrise Service @ Lake Junaluska
4/26: 25th Southeast Mini Truckin’ Nationals @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
4/26-28: The Foreigner @ Hart Theatre





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!