Western North Carolina Events Calendar
Brevard & Transylvania County
6/1, 8 & 15: Signs of Spring Guided Paddle @ Headwaters Outfitters
6/1: Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest
6/1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 & 28-29: Killer Bees Honey Bee Farm & Honey Tasting Tour @ Apiary in Pisgah Nat’l Forest
6/1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30: Hunger Games Filming Location Tour of “The Arena” @ DuPont State Forest
6/1: Guided Mushroom Hike @ Holmes Educational State Forest, Hendersonville
6/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Creekside After 5 @ 8960 Greenville Hwy, Brevard
6/2: Fly Fishing 201 @ Davidson River Outfitters
6/3, 17: Nature Nuts: Frogs & Toads @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/3-7, 10-14, 17-21 & 24-28: “BALANCE” an Open Art Exhibit @ TC Arts Council
6/3: Adult Summer Reading 2019 @ Transylvania Cty Library
6/3, 17: Eco Explorers: Canids @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/4: Intro to Fly Fishing @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/4: Bat Talk @ DuPont State Forest
6/4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 28 & 30: Pottery Open Studio Evenings @ TC Arts Council
6/5 & 6/26: Junior Forest Ranger Program @ DuPont State Recreational Forest
6/5: Outdoor Skills Series: Camping 101 @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/5, 12, 19 & 26: Dart Night at the Taproom @ Forks of the River Taproom
6/5, 12, 19 & 26: Things That Go BUMP in the Night @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
6/6: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival @ Brevard Music Center
6/6, 13, 20, & 27: The Blue Ridge Sunset Tour @ Pisgah National Forest
6/6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: Waterfalls ‘n Wine @ Pisgah National Forest
6/7, 14, 21, 24 & 31: Silvermont House Museum @ Silvermont Mansion
6/7, 6/14, 21 & 28: Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle @ Headwaters Outfitters
6/7, 14, 21& 28: Cruise Then Booze Paddle Outing @ Oskar Blues Brewery
6/7, 14, 21 & 28: Creekside Movies on the Lawn @ 8960 Greenville Hwy, Brevard
6/7: Summer Concert Series @ Transylvania Cty Library
6/8: Fly Fishing 101 @ Davidson River Outfitters
6/8: Guided Walking Tours @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
6/8: New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Mini Retreat @ Brevard Yoga Center
6/9: Indie Flea @ Brevard Lumber Yard
6/9: Free Paddling 101 Clinic @ Headwaters Outfitters
6/9: Brevard Community Band Concert @ Brevard College Porter Center
6/10-14, 17-21 & 24-28: Mountain Roots Day Camp @ Brevard, NC
6/12: On the Water: Davidson River @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/12, 19 & 26: Summer Family Show @ Transylvania Cty Library
6/13 & 29: Snorkeling in the Stream @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/13: Casting for Beginners: Level 1 @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/14: Kid’s Intro to Fly Fishing @ 11401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
June 14: Sunset Hike with Jayne & Clyde @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest
6/15-20: Brevard AAUW 50 Anniv Book Sale @ Brevard College
6/15, 22: Chautauqua History Comes Alive-Alexander Hamilton & Jackie Kennedy@Transylvania Cty Library
6/18: Bag Lunch Arts @ Transylvania Cty Library
June 19: Kids Primitive Outdoor Skills @ 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest, NC
6/22: Upper French Broad Riverfest @ Champion Park & Rosman Town Hall
6/22: D.D. Bullwinkel’s Outdoors 25th Anniversary Bash @ Oskar Blues Brewery
6/24: Open Mic Nite for Writers @ 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
6/1: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives @ Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin
6/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Live Music by the River@ Nantahala Outdoor Center
6/1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: Live Music @ Mountain Layers Brewery
6/1, 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 19, 21-22, 26, 28-29: Bonfire & Stories @ Cherokee Islands Park
6/4, 11, 18 & 25: Open Mic @ Mountain Layers Brewery
6/5, 12, 19 & 26: Trivia Night @ Mountain Layers Brewery
6/6-8: Bluegrass Festival @ 1533 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee
6/6 & 20: Music Jams @ Marianna Black Library
6/7, 14, 21 & 28: Farmer’s Market @117 Island Street
6/7: Art Walk @ Downtown Bryson City
6/8: Uncorked – Wine & Rail Pairing Experience @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
6/8: Cherokee Voices Festival @ Museum of the Cherokee Indian
6/8: Meet the Author Event: Horace Kephart @ Swain County Visitor Center
6/14: Recreational River Release @ Upper Nantahala
6/14: BBQ & Brews Dinner Train @ GSMR, Bryson City Depot
6/15: Taste of Scotland Festival @ Downtown Franklin
6/15: Arts & Crafts Show @ Front Street, Dillsboro
6/22: Twelve Hours of Tsali @ Tsali Recreation Area
6/23: XTERRA Tsali Triathlon @ Tsali Recreation Area
6/28: Arts & Crafts Studio Drive-About Tour @ Multiple Locations (https://stecoahvalleycenter.com/artisans.html)
6/28: Herman’s Hermits w/Peter Noone @ Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin
6/29-30: Arts & Crafts Show @ The Ramsey Center Arena, WCU, Cullowhee
6/29: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Concert @ Stecoah Valley 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
6/1: Haywood County Fairgrounds Monthly Events @ Haywood Cty Fairgrounds
6/1: Haywood County Arts Council Monthly Exhibits @ Haywood Cty Arts Council
6/1: Quick Draw @ Laurel Ridge Country Club
6/1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 & 28-29: Live Music @ Frog Level Brewing
6/7: Art after Dark @ Downtown Waynesville
6/7: Pickin’ in the Park @ Canton Rec Park
6/8: Kids Crafter Events @ Shelton House
6/14-16, 20-22 & 27-29: StarDust A Supper Club Review @ Hart Theatre
6/15: Crafter Showcase Spotlight @ Shelton House
6/15: Fines Creek Dance Night @ Fines Creek Community Center
6/16: Maggie Valley Concert Series @ Maggie Valley Community Pavilion
6/20: Maggie Valley Swap Meet & Car Show @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
6/22: 1st Annual Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend @ Shelton House
6/25-26: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Porters Creek
6/28-30: Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally @ Maggie Valley
6/28: Mountain Street Dance @ Downtown Waynesville
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
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.
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!