Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

8/1-2: Intro to Digital Photography for Youth 8-10 & 11-13 @ TC Arts Council
8/4-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 & 29-30: Waterfalls ‘n Wine @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
8/1: Student Classical Guitar Recital @ Searcy Hall, Brevard Music Ctr
8/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Archery @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC
8/1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29: Pottery Open Studio Evenings @ TC Arts Council
8/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Originals & Traditionals Jam in the Lumberyard @ Brevard Lumberyard
8/1-18: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival @ Brevard Music Center
8/1: Broadway in Brevard: An Evening of Frank Loesser Favorites @ Brevard College, Porter Ctr
8/1-2: Mountain Roots Day Camp @ Brevard, NC
8/2-3, 6-10, 16-17, 23-24 & 30-31: Killer Bees Honey Bee Farm & Honey Tasting Tour @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
8/2: New Music @ Brevard Music Center, Searcy Hall
8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Silvermont House Museum @ Silvermont Mansion
8/2, 10, 16, 24 & 30: Climbing Wall @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC
8/2: Piccolo Opera @ Brevard Music Center, Straus Auditorium
8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing @ Oskar Blues Brewery
8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Lake Toxaway Comm Ctr Dinner & Music @ Lake Toxaway Comm Ctr
8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Creekside Movies on the Lawn @ 8960 Greenville Hwy, Brevard
8/2: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 @ Whittington-Pfohl Aud, Brevard Music Ctr
8/3: CycleNC Mountain Ride @ 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard NC
8/3, 10 & 17: Morning Yoga @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC
8/3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31: Hunger Games Filming Location Tour “The Arena” @ DuPont State Forest
8/3, 9, 17, 23 & 31: Creek Hike @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC
8/3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Creekside After 5 @ 8960 Greenville Hwy, Brevard
8/3: Fire bird @ Whittington-Pfohl Aud, Brevard Music Ctr
8/4: Season Finale: Mahler 2 @ Whittington-Pfohl Aud, Brevard Music Ctr
8/6: Visitor’s Day @ Southern Highlands Reserve
8/6: Brevard Old Time Street Dances @ Downtown Brevard
8/7, 14, 21 & 28: Wilderness Skills @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC
8/7, 14, 21 & 28: Dart Night at the Taproom @ Forks of the River Taproom
8/8: Wildflower Labyrinth Tour @ Southern Highlands Reserve
8/8 & 22: Second Look Films @ Transylvania Cty Library
8/8: BMC Presents: An Evening w/Lyle Lovett & His Large Band @ Whittington-Pfohl Aud, Brevard Music Center
8/9, 23-24 & 31: Cherokee/Pioneer Morning @ Earthshine Lodge, 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC
8/10: Fly Fishing 101 @ Davidson River Outfitters
8/10: Guided Walking Tours @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
8/10: Jameson’s Joy Music Festival @ Brevard Lumber Yard
8/10: Art Spark Art Auction “des masques” @ TC Arts Council
8/11: Fly Fishing 201 @ Davidson River Outfitters
8/11: Brevard Community Band Concert @ Brevard College, Porter Center
8/16: Viewsite Sip & Stroll @ Southern Highlands Reserve
8/17-18: Come to Leicester Studio Tour @ Addison Farms Vineyard
8/17: BMC Presents: Béla Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo @ Whittington-Pfohl Aud, Brevard Music Center
8/20: Bag Lunch Arts @ Transylvania Cty Library
8/22: Floral Design w/ Kirk Moore of Oakleaf Flower & Garden @ Southern Highlands Reserve
8/23: Native Plant Sale @ Southern Highlands Reserve
8/23 & 26-30: Land of Waterfalls Camera Club Photo Exhibit @ TC Arts Council
8/23: Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk @ TC Arts Council
8/23-24 & 30-31: Complete History of America (abridged) @ Brevard Little Theatre
8/25: Free Paddling 101 Clinic @ Headwaters Outfitters, 25 Parkway Rd, Rosman, NC
8/30: Fall Concert Series @ Transylvania Cty Library Amphitheater

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

8/1 & 15: Music Jams @ Marianna Black Library
8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Farmer’s Market @117 Island Street
8/2-3, 7, 9-10, 14, 16-17, 21, 23-24, 28 & 30-31: Bonfire & Stories @ Cherokee Islands Park
8/2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 & 30-31: Live Music @ Mountain Layers Brewery
8/3, 17: Music Jam at GSMNP @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center
8/3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Live Music by the River@ Nantahala Outdoor Center
8/3: Concert: The Jeff Little Trio @ Stecoah Valley Center
8/6, 13, 20 & 27: Open Mic @ Mountain Layers Brewery
8/7, 14, 21 & 28: Trivia Night @ Mountain Layers Brewery
8/9-10: Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show @ Agricultural Center, Franklin
8/9: MJ Live – The Michael Jackson Experience @ Smoky Mtn Center for Performing Arts, Franklin
8/9: Recreational River Release @ Upper Nantahala
8/10: Bike Relay – Great Balsam @ Motion Makers Bike Shop, 36 Allen Street, Sylva, NC
8/10: Cherokee Heritage Day @ Museum of the Cherokee Indian
8/10: Uncorked – Wine & Rail Pairing Experience @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
8/10: Concert: Becky Buller @ Stecoah Valley Center
8/17: Agricultural Fair – Swain County @ Swain County Event Park
8/17: Concert: Salt & Light @ Stecoah Valley Center
8/24: BBQ & Brews Dinner Train @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
8/24: Concert: The Kruger Brothers @ Stecoah Valley Center
8/29: Live Music at the Library w/ Bill Mize @ Marianna Black Library
8/31: Concert: Helen White & Wayne Henderson @ Stecoah Valley Center

 

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

8/1: Haywood County Fairgrounds Monthly Events @ Haywood Cty Fairgrounds
8/1: Haywood County Arts Council Monthly Exhibits @ Haywood Cty Arts Council
8/2: Art after Dark @ Downtown Waynesville
8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Pickin’ in the Park @ Canton Rec Park
8/2: Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert @ Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska
8/2-4: A Facility for Living @ Hart Theatre
8/3-4: Lake Logan Multisport Festival @ Lake Logan, Canton
8/3: Waynesville Downtown Dog Walk @ Waynesville Historic Court House
8/3: Paul Saik in Concert @ Lake Junaluska
8/6: National Night Out @ Sorrell’s Street Park, Canton
8/9: Mountain Street Dance @ Downtown Waynesville
8/10: Kids Crafter Events @ Shelton House
8/13: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
8/17: SoWo Fall Tour @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
8/17: Crafter Showcase Spotlight @ Shelton House Museum
8/17: Cold Mountain Summer Music Series @ Lake Logan, Canton
8/18: Maggie Valley Concert Series @ Maggie Valley Community Pavilion
8/23: Mamma Mia! @ Hart Theatre
8/30: 49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival @ Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
8/31: Maggie Valley Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

 

 

 

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!