Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

4/4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25 & 29-30: Celebrating Women in History @ Transylvania Heritage Museum
4/1, 8, 15, 22 & 25: Women’s Backpacking Class & Overnight Trip @ Island Ford Adventures
4/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: NC Songsmith Singer/Songwriter Series @ 185 King Street, Brevard
4/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Originals & Traditionals Jam @ Brevard Lumber Yard, 200 King Street
4/3, 10, 17 & 24: Silvermont House Museum @ Silvermont Mansion
4/3: Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders @ College Walk Senior Living Community
4/3-6, 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27: Pisgah Film House ** ALL SHOWINGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
4/3, 10, 17 & 24: Hawg Wild BBQ’s Bluegrass/Gospel Picking & Singing @ Hawg Wild BBQ
4/3-4: Sordid Lives @ Brevard Little Theatre
4/4: Opening Day & Appalachian Folkways Celebration @ Cradle of Forestry in America
4/4: Assault on the Carolinas @ Downtown Brevard ** CANCELLED
4/4, 11, 18 & 25: Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip @ Headwaters Outfitters
4/4, 18 & 25: Qigong @ Library Ampitheater w/Beth Thran Bunch ** CANCELLED
4/5: Brevard Philharmonic Presents: Beethoven, Bottesini & Bass @ Brevard Philharmonic
4/5, 12, 19 & 26: Open Electric Jam @ 185 King Street, Brevard
4/6: Brevard Music Ctr: 1st Mondays Free Comm Concert @ Brevard College, Porter Ctr
4/6 &14: Guided Wildflower Hike @ Island Ford Adventures
4/6, 13, 20 & 27: Karaoke Night @ 185 King Street, Brevard
4/7: Backcountry Cooking @ Island Ford Adventures
4/8 & 22: Restorative Yoga @ Earthshine Lodge, Lake Toxaway, NC
4/9: Second Look Films: Mr. Rogers & Friends @ Transylvania Cty Library ** CANCELLED
4/11: Loaded Up & Trucking Food Truck-Off @ Oskar Blues Brewery ** CANCELLED
4/13: 12th Annual Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race @ Pisgah Nat’l Forest ** CANCELLED
4/16: “When Memory Fades”-Benefit Concert/Discussion @ Brevard College, Porter Ctr
4/17-19: Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop & Trip @ Island Ford Adventures
4/17-18: Spring Juried Craft Show: Transylvania Cty Handcrafters Guild @ Masonic Lodge
4/21: Bag Lunch Arts @ Rogow Community Room, Transylvania County Library
4/23: Second Look Films: Toothless Movie @ Transylvania Cty Library ** CANCELLED
4/24: Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk @ Downtown Brevard
4/24: Star Party @ Gorges State Park, Sapphire, NC ** GORGES STATE PARK CURRENTLY CLOSED
4/25: Luft Wasser 2020 @ Downtown Brevard ** CANCELLED
4/25: Pisgah Pride Day @ Cradle of Forestry in America
4/25: 7th Annual Looking Glass Tour @ Oskar Blues Brewery

** For over 100 years Brevard and Transylvania County have been welcoming visitors like you to “The Land of Waterfalls.” Today, we’d like to ask for your help as we cope with the impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 27, Governor Roy Cooper issued a Stay-at-Home Order for 30 days, effective March 30. This order only allows travel for essential purposes. With that in mind, we are asking visitors to remain home at this time.

It is worth noting that DuPont State Recreational Forest and Gorges State Park are currently closed to the public, as are all recreation facilities at recreation sites in Pisgah National Forest.

The Brevard and Transylvania County Visitor Center will be closed until further notice, however we can still be reached via the live chat function on our website or via phone. We hope to be welcoming you back soon. In the meantime, why not take a moment to reflect on previous visits – and plan for your next adventure in the Land of Waterfalls. We’ve got lots of tools to help you craft your plan here (https://explorebrevard.com) on our website and soon we’ll be introducing additional virtual resources to make planning future visits even easier.

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

4/3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25: Live Music @ Mountain Layers Brewery
4/5, 12, 19 & 26: Beach Bingo in the Mountains @ Mountain Layers Brewery
4/7, 14, 21, 28: STEAM Club @ Marianna Black Library
4/8, 15, 22 & 29: Trivia Night @ Mountain Layers Brewery
4/10-11: Peanuts Easter Beagle Express Train Event @ GSMRR
4/18-19: NOC Spring Fling @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
4/18-19: Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
4/18: Uncorked – Wine & Rail Pairing Experience @ GSMRR
4/24-25: Smoky Mountain Relay @ Nantahala Outdoor 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

4/14: Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Porters Creek  to Fern Falls, GSMNP











For HAYWOOD COUNTY: (Waynesville, Canton, Clyde, Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley) – Haywood County TourismDowntown 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: 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 Smokies! A guide to enjoying the peak fall colors, fall festivals and special train rides.

Check out the annual Great Bacon Chase 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!