Western North Carolina Events Calendar
Brevard & Transylvania County
12/1: Brunch with Santa @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd., Lake Toxaway, NC
12/1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 & 27-30: Pisgah Film House @ Pisgah Film House
12/2-6, 9-13 & 16-20: “Small Wonders – Small Works” Open Show @ TC Arts Council
12/2: Brevard Music Center: First Mondays Free Comm. Concerts @ Brevard College, Porter Center
12/2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 & 30-31-30: Art Show & Benefit for Transylvania Cty Human Society @ Wine Down On Main
12/3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31: Pottery Open Studio Evenings @ TC Arts Council
12/4-7, 11-14 & 18-21: Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
12/4, 11 & 18: Dart Night at the Taproom @ Forks of the River Taproom
12/5-8: Festival of Trees @ Brevard College, Porter Center
12/5, 12, 19 & 26: Originals & Traditionals Jam @ Brevard Lumber Yard
12/5-7 & 12-14: Christmas Belles @ Brevard Little Theatre
12/5: Keller Williams ft. Jeff Sipe @ 185 King Street, Brevard, NC 28712
12/6-8, 13-15 & 20-22: An Appalachian Christmas @ Earthshine Lodge
12/6-8: Potter’s Row Holiday Open House @ The Potters, US Hwy 276 South
12/7-8: Brevard Holiday Art Festival @ Brevard Lumber Yard
12/7,14 & 21: Appalachian Craft Market @ Earthshine Lodge
12/7: Annual Tree Trimming Party @ Transylvania County Library
12/7: 48th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade/Twilight Tour @Downtown Brevard
12/7: Sid Kingsley (Free Show) @ 185 King Street
12/8: Fly Fishing 101 @ Headwaters Outfitters
12/10: Polar Express Pajama Party @ Transylvania County Library
12/12: Second Look Films @ Transylvania County Library
12/12: North American Premiere of “Christmas Oratorio” by Bob Chilcott @ Brevard College, Porter Center
12/13-15: Make Your Own Canoe Paddle Workshop @ Headwaters Outfitters
12/13: The Knotty G’s (w/Cousin’s Main Lobster Food Truck)@ UpCountry Brewing Brevard
12/13: Front Country @ 185 King Street
12/14: Christmas in the Park @ 1078 Ecusta Road, Brevard
12/14: Crystal Fountains @ UpCountry Brewing Brevard
12/15: Christmastime in Brevard @ Brevard College, Porter Center
12/3: Brevard Philharmonic presents Christmastime in Brevard @ Brevard Philharmonic, 1 Brevard College
12/17: Bag Lunch Arts @ Rogow Community Room, Transylvania County Library
12/19: Sip, Shop & Sample – Holiday Wine Tasting & Shopping Event @ Headwaters Outfitters
12/20: Brevard’s Holiday Gallery Walk (Third Friday)@ TC Arts Council
12/20: Adam & Elsewhere (Free Show) @ 185 King Street
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
12/1-24 & 26-31: Polar Express Train @ GSMRR, Bryson City Depot
12/3, 10, 17 & 24: Open Mic @ Mountain Layers Brewery
12/4, 11, 18 & 25: Trivia Night @ Mountain Layers Brewery
12/6-7 & 13-14: Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries @ Downtown Dillsboro
12/6-7, 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28: Live Music @ Mountain Layers Brewery
12/7: Breakfast with Santa @ 37 Church Avenue, Bryson City
12/7: Christmas Arts & Crafts Show @ Stecoah Artisans Gallery
12/7 Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk @ Downtown Bryson City
12/7: Christmas Parade – Bryson City 45th Annual @ Downtown Bryson City
12/7: Santa at the Museum @ Swain County Heritage Museum
12/10: Acoustic Christmas Concert @ Smoky Mtn Center for Performing Arts
12/14: Mistletoe Market @ Swain Recreation Center
12/14 Cherokee Heritage Day @ Museum of the Cherokee Indian
12/21: Holiday Homecoming in the National Park @ Oconaluftee Visitors Center
For SWAIN & GRAHAM: (Almond, Bryson City, Whittier/Swain, Cherokee, Nantahala, Fontana Lake Estates, Fontana Dam, Robbinsville, Lake Santeetlah) – Bryson City Events, Graham 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: Haywood County Fairgrounds Monthly Events @ Haywood County Fairgrounds
12/1: Haywood County Arts Council Monthly Exhibits @ Haywood County Arts Council
12/5: Canton Christmas Parade @ Downtown Canton
12/5: Balsam Range Art of Music Festival “Waynesville Kickoff” @ Folkmoot Center
12/6: Downtown Waynesville Christmas Tree Lighting @ Oak Park Inn
12/6: Art after Dark @ Downtown Waynesville
12/6: Balsam Range Art of Music Festival @ Lake Junaluska
12/6-7: Carolina Christmas Show @ Colonial Theater
12/7: Lionell Trains: Christmas in a Caboose @ Buffalo Creek Vacations
12/7: 15th Annual Christmas Workshop in a Stable @ 84 Frank Mann Road, Canton
12/9: Waynesville Christmas Parade @ Downtown Waynesville
12/10: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Goldmine Loop
12/12-15: Appalachian Christmas @ Lake Junaluska
12/13, 15, 21 & 22: Holly Jolly Christmas @ Hart Theatre
12/14: A Night Before Christmas @ Downtown Waynesville
12/14: Christmas @ Elevated Mountain Distilling
12/21: Design Event & Trunk Show – Artist: Jason Janow @ Jeweler’s Workbench
12/31: Darren Nicholson’s Uptown New Year’s Eve @ Folkmoot Center
12/31: Elevated Mountain Shinin’ New Year’s Eve @ Elevated Mtn Distillery
12/31: Boojum’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party @ The Gem
For HAYWOOD COUNTY: (Waynesville, Canton, Clyde, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley) – Haywood County Tourism Development Authority – Maggie, Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, Clyde, Downtown 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
June-August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
September: The Mountain Song Festival
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 Smokies! 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.
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!