Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

8/2: Blue Ridge Sunset Tour, Pisgah National Forest
8/2-3: Sounds of Silvermont, Silvermont Mansion
8/2-3: Waterfalls ‘n Wine, Pisgah National Forest
8/3: Piccolo Opera, Brevard Music Center
8/3: The Planets, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
8/4: 1st Sat. Drum Circle @ Coffee cArts
8/5: Community Potluck & Music Jam @ Coffee cArts
8/7: Block Party @ Transylvania County Library
8/7: Brevard Old Time Street Dances, Downtown
8/9: Snorkeling in the Stream, Pisgah Center Wildlife Education
8/9: Blue Ridge Sunset Tour, Pisgah National Forest
8/9-10: Waterfalls ‘n Wine, Pisgah National Forest
8/10-11: Handcrafters Guild Summer Show, Brevard College
8/11: Explore Space Exhibition, Transylvania County Library
8/12: Brevard Community Band Concert, Brevard College
8/12: Art Spark Art Auction, STARRY Night @ TC Arts Council
8/13-17: Week in the Woods, Pisgah Center Wildlife Education
8/16-19: SNOOPY, Brevard Little Theatre
8/18: Béla Fleck Banjo Camp, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
8/19: Community Potluck & Music Jam @ Coffee cArts
8/21: Bag Lunch Arts, Transylvania County Library
8/23-26: SNOOPY, Brevard Little Theatre
8/23: Sounds of Silvermont @ Silvermont Mansion
8/24: Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk, TC Arts Council
8/26: Community Potluck & Music Jam @ Coffee cArts
8/30: Sounds of Silvermont @ Silvermont Mansion
8/31: Cruise then Booze Paddle Outing, Oskar Blues Brewery
8/31: Fall Concert: Nikki Talley, Transylvania County Library

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

8/1-11: Ranger Programs, Great Smokys National Park
8/1-8/18: Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama (M-Sat), Mountainside Theater, Cherokee
8/3: Farmer’s Market, Island Street
8/3: Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling, Islands Park
8/3: Movies on Everett: Pirates of the Caribbean
8/4: Paddle Grapple, Fontana Lake
8/4: The Jeff Little Trio, Stecoah Valley Arts Center
8/9: Live Music-Alma Russ, Marianna Black Library
8/10:  Farmer’s Market, Island Street
8/10: Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling, Islands Park
8/11: Concert: Volume Five, Stecoah Valley Arts Center
8/17: Farmer’s Market, Island Street
8/17: Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling, Islands Park
8/17: Movies on Everett:  Star Wars- The Last Jedi
8/18: Back Porch Old Time Music Jam, Oconaluftee Center
8/18: Unspoken Tradition, Stecoah Valley Arts Center
8/18: BBQ & Brews Dinner, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
8/24: Farmer’s Market, Island Street
8/24: Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling, Islands Park
8/25: The Kruger Brothers, Stecoah Valley Arts Center
8/31: Farmer’s Market, Island Street
8/31: Paint & Sip Workshop, Gallery Zella
8/31: Meet the Artists Reception
8/31: 8/24: Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling, Islands Park

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

8/3: Lake Junaluska Singers
8/4: Multisport Festival, Lake Logan
8/4: Downtown DogWalk, Waynesville
8/4: End of Summer Jam, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
8/4: 80’s Flashback Parade + Race, Downtown Franklin
8/4: Pickin’ on the Square, Downtown Franklin
8/4: 80’s Party, Lazy Hiker Brewing Company
8/5: Lake Logan Half Iron Distance
8/9: Movie: Peter Rabbit, Smoky Mtn Ctr Performing Arts
8/10: Mountain Street Dance, Downtown Waynesville
8/10-11: Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show, Macon County Fairgrounds
8/11: Pickin’ on the Square, Downtown Franklin
8/13: Festival of Wisdom & Grace, Lake Junaluska
8/15: H&K Hop Farm Tour+Beer, Bearwaters
8/16: North Italy Wine Dinner, Frogs Leap
8/16: Movie: Wonder Movie, Smoky Mtn Ctr Performing Arts
8/18: Folk Festival, Cowee School- Arts & Heritage Center
8/18: Pickin’ on the Square, Downtown Franklin
8/23: Movie: Michael Bolton, Smoky Mtn Ctr Performing Arts
8/23-26: Haywood County Fair
8/24: SoWo Fall Tour, Maggie Valley
8/25: Pickin’ on the Square, Downtown Franklin
8/31: Smoky Mountain Folk Festival
8/31: John The Revelator, The Water N’ Hole

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!