Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Brevard & Transylvania County

5/1: Taste of Transylvania, Brevard Lumberyard
5/4: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Oskar Blues Brewery
5/5: Luft, Wasser & Brevard Porsche Celebration, Main St
5/5: Hunger Games Locations, DuPont State Rec. Forest
5/10-11: Waterfalls ‘n Wine, Pisgah National Forest
5/12: Mother’s Day @ Farmers’ Market, Johnson & Jordon
5/12: Hunger Games Locations, DuPont State Rec. Forest
5/15-19: Search Blue Ghosts, Cradle Forestry Heritage Site
5/17-18: Waterfalls ‘n Wine, Pisgah National Forest
5/19: Hunger Games Locations, DuPont State Rec. Forest
5/19: Historic House Ramble, Heritage Museum
5/22-26: Search Blue Ghosts, Cradle Forestry Heritage Site
5/26: Hunger Games Locations, DuPont State Rec. Forest
5/25: 4th Friday Gallery Walk & Kick-Off White Squirrel Weekend, Downtown Brevard
5/26-27: White Squirrel Festival, Downtown Brevard
Community Potluck & Music Jam, Coffee cArts
5/29: Full Moonrise Paddle, White Squirrel Paddleboards
5/29-31: Search Blue Ghosts, Cradle Forestry Heritage Site
5/31: Blue Ridge Sunset Tour, Pigsah National Forest

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

5/1: Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, Swain Arts Center
5/3: Music Jams at the Library, Marianna Black Library
5/4: Swain County Farmer’s Market, Island St-Bryson City
5/5: Back Porch Old Time Music Jam, Oconaluftee Center
5/8: Hike the Smokies: Ramsey Cascades
5/11: Mother’s Day Weekend at Fontana Village Resort
5/11: Swain County Farmer’s Market, Island St-Bryson City
5/12: Cherokee Choices Mothers Day 5K, Kituwah Mound
5/17: Music Jams at the Library, Marianna Black Library
5/18: Swain County Farmer’s Market, Island St-Bryson City
5/19: Back Porch Old Time Music Jam, Oconaluftee Center
5/19: Strawberry Jam Festival & Plow Day, Darnell Farms
5/24-25: Waterfalls ‘n Wine, Pisgah National Forest
5/25: Swain County Heritage Festival, Riverfront Park
5/25: Meet the Artists Reception, Gallery Zella
5/25: Swain County Farmer’s Market, Island St-Bryson City
5/26: Merrell Adventure Dash, Nantahala Outdoor Center
5/26: BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Bryson City Train Depot

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

5/4: “ART after DARK,” Downtown Waynesville
5/5: Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon & 4 Miler, Downtown Waynesville
5/6: Rally in the Smokies, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
5/6: RAMP FESTIVAL, Legion Field
5/11:  Whole Bloomin’ Fish Fry, Frog Level Brewing
5/12:  Whole Bloomin Thing Festival, Frog Level District
5/18: Stargazing, Purchase Knob
5/19: Quick Draw, Laurel Country Club
5/22: Mother’s Day Craft, Shelton House
5/23: Signature Wine Tasting, Bosu’s Wine Shop
5/24-26: Rally in Smokies, Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
5/25: Beer Tasting w/ Hi-Wire Brewing, The Hub
5/26: Anniversary Celebration, Elevated Mtn Distilling Co.
5/26-28: Memorial Weekend, Wheels Through Time
5/26: Rockin’ Block Party+Kids on Main, Waynesville
5/26: Poolside Tiki Bar, The Maggie Valley Inn
5/27: Farm2Feast, The Ten Acre Garden
5/28: Memorial Day Activities, Balsam Range
5/29: Poolside Tiki Bar, The Maggie Valley Inn
5/31: Vintage Vinyl Band, Slingshots in the Smokies

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!