Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring the Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring the Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring the Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter Break Family Fun

Winter is the perfect time for exploring the Park. Leafless trees make for more places to enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by offering our popular Family Animal Encounters for this one week, too. Join us daily at 2pm to hear what our Animal Educators would be doing if they were still living on the wilder side during these chillier months ahead.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

This traditional hometown Christmas parade travels along Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street.

For information on the annual Christmas Parade, call 828-692-4179 or 828-595-0901.

For an application to participate in the 2019 parade, go here: http://www.nchmba.com.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Here Comes Santa Street Lighting

Here Comes Santa Street Lighting

The annual “Here Comes Santa Street Lighting” event takes place at the Historic Courthouse. Kick off the season with live music, hot drinks, delicious treats, shopping and a countdown as Santa arrives to light up Downtown. Plus, enjoy free visits with Santa and carriage rides after the lights are turned on! This event will end by 8pm.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Trick Or Treat Street

Trick Or Treat Street

Trick or Treat with downtown merchants from Allen Street to 6th Avenue! Trick or Treating begins at 5pm, Costume Contest registration begins at 4:30pm, with judging to follow at 6pm. The costume contest is held in the 400 block of Main. At the conclusion of the contest, stick around for the kids Monster Mash Street Dance!

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Trick or Trail 5k

Trick or Trail 5k

The 5th Annual Trick or Trail 5k & 1 Mile Spooky Sprint lets runners experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. This run is Halloween themed, so runners of all ages are encouraged to come and run in costume, and are required to wear a headlamp or bring a flashlight.

Race starts and ends at the Guion Farm area in DuPont State Forest.

Bearfootin’ Auction

Bearfootin’ Auction

The lovable bears that have decorated Main Street since April will be auctioned off to the highest bigger to benefit local charities. The auction is the last time you will be able to see the 2019 collection of bears before they make their way to their new homes. Bidding is open to the public and the event will include live music.

The Auction takes place in the historic courthouse square on Main Street.

Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival

Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival

The Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival is a unique, fun-filled day with a wide variety of local and regional amateur and professional wood carvers, whittlers, turners, and suppliers showing, selling, and giving demonstrations.

Naturalist Niche: Fall Ridge Hike

Naturalist Niche: Fall Ridge Hike

The trails of Chimney Rock are amazing, but a guided hike off-the-beaten-path can lead you to places you never knew existed! Join us for this fall venture on one of our most popular excursions. You’ll discover seasonal changes along your trek that will introduce you to a whole new perspective of the Park. This hike is considered moderately -strenuous.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Lake Lure Autumn Arts & Craft Festival

Lake Lure Autumn Arts & Craft Festival

The 2019 Fall Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival takes place October 19-20, 2019, beginning at 10am daily. Enjoy 90+ wonderful crafters and artisans selling unique gifts and handmade works of art. There will also be live music and performances throughout the event, food, family-fun and you can also enjoy stunning views of beautiful Lake Lure. It’s all happening in downtown Lake Lure across from the beach.

Motorama

Calling all Motorheads: Motorama is for you!!! At this gallery of cars, local dealers roll out their lineup of new cars for 2020, plus the Greater Smoky Mountain Region Antique Automobile Club of America will have classic and antique cars on display as well. This event takes place right on Main Street Hendersonville, and is free to the public to attend!

Vintage Hendo

Vintage Hendo

Vintage Hendo is an indie vintage and handmade popup market in Hendersonville, NC featuring fun and unique vendors from Western NC and the Upstate of SC.

There will be more than 50 vendors selling food, vintage items, jewelry, clothing, bath and body, candles, art, pottery, industrial, up-cycled and recycled, handmade and baby items. This event takes place on Locust Street in the Historic 7th Avenue district. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome!

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

The 73rd Annual Tryon Block House Steeplechase Races

The 73rd Annual Tryon Block House Steeplechase Races

The annual Tryon Block House Races are filled with spectators picnicking and participating in hats, pants, & tailgating contests. The Tryon Block House is the longest running steeplechase in North Carolina and four of the races are sanctioned the National Steeplechase Association. Held rain or shine.

Info here: https://tryon.coth.com/page/blockhouseraces

Tickets here: https://tryon.coth.com/tickets/steeplechase

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Bold Rock Half Marathon and 5k

Bold Rock Half Marathon and 5k

The Bold Rock Half Marathon and 5k begins and ends at the Mills River Cidery. The Half Marathon starts at 7:30 am and will take runners on rolling hills and along scenic farmland. Shortly after that, at 8:30 am, the 5k will take their marks and head out of Bold Rock.

Following the race, each participant age 21+ can toast their achievement with a refreshing Bold Rock Hard Cider, which is included in the registration cost.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Fiesta Hendersonville

Fiesta Hendersonville

FIESTA Hendersonville gives Henderson County a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard, Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food and culture. Located on Main Street between Allen – Caswell Streets.

Fletcher Family Festival

Fletcher Family Festival

Enjoy a free, family-friendly event that includes live music from Flashback, The Party Band, who performs music of the 1980s & 1990s, and enjoy Fireworks at 8:05pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews continues the tradition of bringing you popular local craft beverages together with original and talented musicians, local food and activities to entertain all ages. Including live music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area. Located on Main Street between Caswell and Allen Streets, shows run from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets and wristbands, for the purchase of beer, wine and hard cider, will be located at the Downtown Hendersonville tent. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

On July 18th Rhythm & Brews Concert series presents two bands that will not only draw a crowd, but will pull the audience into an energetic and gritty musical experience. Kenny George Band, hailing from Aiken, SC, starts the evening off at 5:30 PM. The band describes itself as a ragtag bunch, whose music and songwriting is honest and organic, with passion, purpose and sincerity—and no pretence. Kenny George and Scott Rankin anchor the band with guitars and vocals along with Randy Borawski on drums, C. Marshall Ely playing the pedal steel guitar and Brooks Andrews on bass. In 2016, the band was voted South Carolina Artists to Watch by the South Carolina Music Guide. Continuing the momentum at 7:30 PM will be the Colby Deitz Band.

July 18: Americana/Rock/Southern
Headliner: Colby Dietz Band
Opener: Kenny George Band

August 15: Americana/Bluegrass
Headliner: Fireside Collective
Opener: Tellico

September 19: Soul/Funk/Brass
Headliner: Honey Island Swamp Band
Opener: Rad Trads

Asheville Duathlon, 10k Run & Gravel Grinders

Asheville Duathlon, 10k Run & Gravel Grinders

The Asheville Duathlon, is a 5k road run, 13.25-mile off-road bike, and a final 5k packed dirt off-road run. The off-road bike is non-technical riding on the west side of the estate, which is typically off-limits to regular guests at the estate. Individual participants or 2 or 3 person relay teams available. Kids can join in on the fun also!

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

This is the rain date from the June Jump Off Rock Concert, so all tickets purchased for the June 8th concert will be honored for this concert!

This concert at Jump Off Rock features Dashboard Blue, who plays a wide variety of timeless dance grooves, including Rock, R&B, 50′s, Disco, Funk, Pop, Beach, Motown, Country and the classics. BYO Beer and wine, coolers and picnics are permitted.

Gates open at 4:30pm, concert starts at 5pm. Tickets $10, Children under age 12 free, tickets can be purchased at Laurel Park Town Hall, the Hendersonville Visitor Center or Crate Wine Market & Project. Rain date is September 15.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Naturalist Niche: Fall Migration Bird Walk

Naturalist Niche: Fall Migration Bird Walk

The early bird gets…to see and hear early birds! This special bird walk was designed to start before the Park opens to ensure participants get the best chance to encounter a variety of birds. Taking place during fall migration also enhances the number of species expected to be in our area. This hike is considered moderate and is the prelude to the our 10th Annual Flock to the Rock event which starts at 11am.

Top of the Grade Concerts

Top of the Grade Concerts

The “Top of the Grade Concerts” will be held on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage in Top of the Grade Park in McCreery Park, historic downtown Saluda, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on June 14, July 12, August 9 & September 13, 2019.  Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks,  and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts. Events are rain or shine.

SCHEDULE:
June 14 – Super 60s (plays a variety of 1960s music)
July 12 – Asheville Circus (plays “mountain electronica”)
August 9 – One Leg Up (plays a mixture of gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions)
September 13 – Sound Investment (plays classic dance music)

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

Hendersonville is home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival! 2019 marks the 73rd year of this delicious tradition, which takes place on Main Street. The weekend’s events include a street fair, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides, the King Apple Parade, lots of food, voting for the best apple variety, live music, dancing, a great way to meet Hendersonville’s apple growers, meet local business owners, and much, much more!

The Festival takes place Fri-Sun from 10am-8pm, and Mon. from 10am-5pm. Located on Main Street from 6th Ave to Caswell St.

Hendersonville produces the vast majority of North Carolina’s apples, and apple farming is a way of life in Hendersonville. This fun harvest celebration takes place early on in the apple harvest season, and is a great way to bring together the country and city folk to enjoy everything apple related!

 

More info on this year’s NC Apple Festival here.

Tour D’Apple

Tour D’Apple

A long-distance bike ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club, includes a Century (100 miles), a metric-century (100km), as well as 45 and 25mi options.

Race starts at 8am at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock.

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

Hendersonville is home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival! 2019 marks the 73rd year of this delicious tradition, which takes place on Main Street. The weekend’s events include a street fair, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides, the King Apple Parade, lots of food, voting for the best apple variety, live music, dancing, a great way to meet Hendersonville’s apple growers, meet local business owners, and much, much more!

The Festival takes place Fri-Sun from 10am-8pm, and Mon. from 10am-5pm. Located on Main Street from 6th Ave to Caswell St.

Hendersonville produces the vast majority of North Carolina’s apples, and apple farming is a way of life in Hendersonville. This fun harvest celebration takes place early on in the apple harvest season, and is a great way to bring together the country and city folk to enjoy everything apple related!

 

More info on this year’s NC Apple Festival here.

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

Hendersonville is home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival! 2019 marks the 73rd year of this delicious tradition, which takes place on Main Street. The weekend’s events include a street fair, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides, the King Apple Parade, lots of food, voting for the best apple variety, live music, dancing, a great way to meet Hendersonville’s apple growers, meet local business owners, and much, much more!

The Festival takes place Fri-Sun from 10am-8pm, and Mon. from 10am-5pm. Located on Main Street from 6th Ave to Caswell St.

Hendersonville produces the vast majority of North Carolina’s apples, and apple farming is a way of life in Hendersonville. This fun harvest celebration takes place early on in the apple harvest season, and is a great way to bring together the country and city folk to enjoy everything apple related!

 

More info on this year’s NC Apple Festival here.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

73rd Annual North Carolina Apple Festival

Hendersonville is home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival! 2019 marks the 73rd year of this delicious tradition, which takes place on Main Street. The weekend’s events include a street fair, arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides, the King Apple Parade, lots of food, voting for the best apple variety, live music, dancing, a great way to meet Hendersonville’s apple growers, meet local business owners, and much, much more!

The Festival takes place Fri-Sun from 10am-8pm, and Mon. from 10am-5pm. Located on Main Street from 6th Ave to Caswell St.

Hendersonville produces the vast majority of North Carolina’s apples, and apple farming is a way of life in Hendersonville. This fun harvest celebration takes place early on in the apple harvest season, and is a great way to bring together the country and city folk to enjoy everything apple related!

 

More info on this year’s NC Apple Festival here.

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features 96.5 House Band

Music on Main Street features 96.5 House Band

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on August 23rd will feature the 96.5 House Band from Western North Carolina. The band is known for their wide-ranging musical influences, including the Temptations, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and the Beach Boys. With a playlist that spans four decades, the 96.5 House Band covers such crowd pleasers as the Bill Withers’ classic “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl,” Otis Redding’s “The Dock of the Bay,” Bob Seger’s “Hollywood Nights,” Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” and “Maneater” from Hall and Oates

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Free Movie In The Park

Free Movie In The Park

Enjoy an evening in the Park at Movie Night, showing “Small Foot”.  A yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as “Small Foot” is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist with the help of Meechee and the S.E.S – Smallfoot Evidentiary Society. Family free event.

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main Street features Deano and the Dreamers

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on August 16th will feature the Deano and the Dreamers, who play favorites from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, as well as the standards.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

The 6th and final week of the series features music by Blue Ridge Tradition and dancing by the Southern Connection Cloggers.

In addition to your dancing shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.


Blue Ridge Tradition


Southern Connection Cloggers

13th Annual Race to the Rock

13th Annual Race to the Rock

The grand finale of the 15th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad – a 3-day family sports festival that showcases the beautiful scenery of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, the Race to the Rock is a challenging 5k run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last 3 miles (a 7-9% grade) to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. The rewarding 75-mile views from the finish line overlooking Lake Lure are enough to take your breath away… or what’s left of it! This is the ONLY TIME you can ever run or bike up to Chimney Rock.

Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman at Biltmore

Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman at Biltmore

The 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series is a truly unique event that combines memorable performances with glorious Blue Ridge Mountain views, a stunning summer sunset, and the timeless beauty of America’s Largest Home®. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Amy Grant is recognizable in both the Christian and pop worlds, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide and receiving six Grammys, a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Music City Walk of Fame. Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with accolades such as 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammys, an American Music Award, and 48 No. 1 singles. 

Tickets may be purchased on select dates starting May 1, 2019, at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and the company’s licensed products division.
Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Party

Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Party

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday at the Cradle of Forestry! The day will include games, cake, crafts, prizes, live children’s music, a live animal program and a children’s parade! Plus, round out the day with a history lesson about Smokey Bear (this one is more geared towards adults) or a Pond Exploration with the Pisgah River Rangers (this is geared for kids).

All activities are included in the regular cost of admission.

Burning Can Festival

Burning Can Festival

Jamming the best of the craft-beer-in-a-can lifestyle into one giant weekend – music, beer, mountain sports, food, and revelry. Camp out or come for the day! Plus, this year, a shuttle will be available to and from Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard.

Check the website for more info! https://www.oskarblues.com/event/burning-can-north-carolina/#info

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

The O’Jays and Kool & The Gang at Biltmore

The O’Jays and Kool & The Gang at Biltmore

The 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series is a truly unique event that combines memorable performances with glorious Blue Ridge Mountain views, a stunning summer sunset, and the timeless beauty of America’s Largest Home®. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The O’Jays have been performing for over 50 years. Their single “Love Train,” rose to #1 on both the R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100 charts upon release. Other chart-topping hits include “Backstabbers,” “For The Love of Money,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” Classic R&B hits such as “Celebration,” “Cherish,” and “Ladies Night” have earned the Grammy-winning group Kool & The Gang global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations. 

Tickets may be purchased on select dates starting May 1, 2019, at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and the company’s licensed products division.
Music on Main Street features Dashboard Blue

Music on Main Street features Dashboard Blue

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on August 9th will feature the Asheville-based band Dashboard Blue. This five-piece band plays a wide variety of timeless dance grooves, including Rock, R&B, 50′s, Disco, Funk, Pop, Beach, Motown, Country and the classics.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

 

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Top of the Grade Concerts

Top of the Grade Concerts

The “Top of the Grade Concerts” will be held on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage in Top of the Grade Park in McCreery Park, historic downtown Saluda, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on June 14, July 12, August 9 & September 13, 2019.  Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks,  and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts. Events are rain or shine.

SCHEDULE:
June 14 – Super 60s (plays a variety of 1960s music)
July 12 – Asheville Circus (plays “mountain electronica”)
August 9 – One Leg Up (plays a mixture of gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions)
September 13 – Sound Investment (plays classic dance music)

Burning Can Festival

Burning Can Festival

Jamming the best of the craft-beer-in-a-can lifestyle into one giant weekend – music, beer, mountain sports, food, and revelry. Camp out or come for the day! Plus, this year, a shuttle will be available to and from Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard.

Check the website for more info! https://www.oskarblues.com/event/burning-can-north-carolina/#info

Chicago at Biltmore

Chicago at Biltmore

The 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series is a truly unique event that combines memorable performances with glorious Blue Ridge Mountain views, a stunning summer sunset, and the timeless beauty of America’s Largest Home®. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago has garnered two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Chicago street dedicated in their honor. The band hits the South Terrace stage to perform their well-known tunes such as “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day,” and many others. 

Tickets may be purchased on select dates starting May 1, 2019, at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and the company’s licensed products division.
Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire / Lake Lure Cloggers

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

Week 5 in the series features music by Appalachian Fire and dancing by the Lake Lure Cloggers.

In addition to your dancing shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.


Lake Lure Cloggers


Appalachian Fire

Music By The Lake

Music By The Lake

Music by the Lake are Free Sunday evening shows at Blue Ridge Community College!

The Inclement weather location is Patton Building Room 150.

All shows 5:00-7:00 pm.

May 19: Buddy K. Combo (classic swing and jazz)
June 23: Geoff McBride (soft rock)
July 21: Carolina Blue (NC based grassroots band)
August 4: Carburetors (rockabilly, honky-tonk party band)

The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band at Biltmore

The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band at Biltmore

The 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series is a truly unique event that combines memorable performances with glorious Blue Ridge Mountain views, a stunning summer sunset, and the timeless beauty of America’s Largest Home®. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

North Carolina-raised Charlie Daniels made his mark with Southern rock anthems, award-winning country hits and gospel albums. The Charlie Daniels Band’s performance at Biltmore this year is one of 100+ concert dates on the band’s 2019 schedule, coming to the stage with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” and “Uneasy Rider.” Equal parts rock, blues, jazz, country, soul, and bluegrass, The Marshall Tucker Band has a music catalog consisting of more than 20 studio albums including songs like “Can’t You See” and “Heard It in a Love Song.” 

Tickets may be purchased on select dates starting May 1, 2019, at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and the company’s licensed products division.
Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Annual Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride

Annual Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride

The Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride is a perfect weekend getaway for any outdoor enthusiast and their families.  The ride is a 2-day cycling festival featuring a variety of route options each day that focus on showcasing the beautiful landscapes that Western North Carolina has to offer.  The routes vary from 15 to 70 miles and meander along rivers and streams through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Multiple rest stops take place throughout the route, and if you want to cheer on these talented athletes, feel free to stop by the Historic Courthouse in Hendersonville on Saturday!

Please be bicyclist-aware and share the road during this event. Major roads affected by this event on Friday (for a warm-up ride), Saturday & Sunday include: Main Street Hendersonville, US 64 in Etowah and Horse Shoe, Crab Creek Road, DuPont Road, Rugby Road, and many back roads in Etowah.

Music on Main Street features The Night Move Band

Music on Main Street features The Night Move Band

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on August 2nd will feature The Night Move Band, from Western North Carolina. This five-piece band performs R&B, Beach, Classic Rock and Funk music. and features 4 part harmonies on many of their songs.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

 

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition and an Open Dance Floor Demonstration

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

Week 4 in the series features music by Blue Ridge Tradition and an Open Dance Floor Demonstration. If you (or your group/organization) want to participate in the demonstration, plan to bring (family friendly) music with you and check in at the side of the stage when called up. You will have 3 minutes to demonstrate your skills in clogging, square dancing or line dancing.

In addition to your dancing shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.


Blue Ridge Tradition

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

The B-52s at Biltmore

The B-52s at Biltmore

The 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series is a truly unique event that combines memorable performances with glorious Blue Ridge Mountain views, a stunning summer sunset, and the timeless beauty of America’s Largest Home®. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Selling more than 20 million albums worldwide, the GRAMMY Award-nominated quartet The B-52s has impacted alternative music, fashion and culture over the course of four decades with hits such as “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack” and “Private Idaho.” 

Tickets may be purchased on select dates starting May 1, 2019, at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and the company’s licensed products division.
Music on Main Street features Rock and Roll Reunion

Music on Main Street features Rock and Roll Reunion

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on July 26th will feature the Spartanburg-based band Rock and Roll Reunion. This six-piece band plays a mix of classic rock, beach and blues.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

 

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

The Beach Boys at Biltmore

The Beach Boys at Biltmore

The Beach Boys are set to kick off the 23rd annual Biltmore Concert Series. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, with breathtaking twilight views of Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.

The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same imagination and style that marked their debut more than 50 years ago, with unforgettable classics such as “Surfin’,” “I Get Around,” and “California Girls.” 

Tickets may be purchased on select dates starting May 1, 2019, at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reception and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star accommodation; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and the company’s licensed products division.
Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire / Southern Connection Cloggers

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

Week 3 in the series features music by Appalachian Fire and dancing by the Southern Connection Cloggers.

In addition to your dancing shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.


Appalachian Fire


Southern Connection Cloggers

Music By The Lake

Music By The Lake

Music by the Lake are Free Sunday evening shows at Blue Ridge Community College!

The Inclement weather location is Patton Building Room 150.

All shows 5:00-7:00 pm.

May 19: Buddy K. Combo (classic swing and jazz)
June 23: Geoff McBride (soft rock)
July 21: Carolina Blue (NC based grassroots band)
August 4: Carburetors (rockabilly, honky-tonk party band)

Asheville Triathlon

Asheville Triathlon

The sprint triathlon consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course which is super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites.

Race starts at 7:45am at the JBL Soccer Complex parking lot on Azalea Road.

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features Vintage Vinyl

Music on Main Street features Vintage Vinyl

Vintage Vinyl is a five-piece band playing the greatest hits from the 60’s & 70’s with a little 80’s thrown-in.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews continues the tradition of bringing you popular local craft beverages together with original and talented musicians, local food and activities to entertain all ages. Including live music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area. Located on Main Street between Caswell and Allen Streets, shows run from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets and wristbands, for the purchase of beer, wine and hard cider, will be located at the Downtown Hendersonville tent. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

On July 18th Rhythm & Brews Concert series presents two bands that will not only draw a crowd, but will pull the audience into an energetic and gritty musical experience. Kenny George Band, hailing from Aiken, SC, starts the evening off at 5:30 PM. The band describes itself as a ragtag bunch, whose music and songwriting is honest and organic, with passion, purpose and sincerity—and no pretence. Kenny George and Scott Rankin anchor the band with guitars and vocals along with Randy Borawski on drums, C. Marshall Ely playing the pedal steel guitar and Brooks Andrews on bass. In 2016, the band was voted South Carolina Artists to Watch by the South Carolina Music Guide. Continuing the momentum at 7:30 PM will be the Colby Deitz Band.

July 18: Americana/Rock/Southern
Headliner: Colby Dietz Band
Opener: Kenny George Band

August 15: Americana/Bluegrass
Headliner: Fireside Collective
Opener: Tellico

September 19: Soul/Funk/Brass
Headliner: Honey Island Swamp Band
Opener: Rad Trads

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

Street Dances features Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition / Mountain Thunder Cloggers

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

Week 2 in the series features music by Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition and dancing by the Mountain Thunder Cloggers.

In addition to your dancing shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.


Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition


Thunder Mountain Cloggers

 

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features WestSound

Music on Main Street features WestSound

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on July 12th will feature the Asheville-based band WestSound. This four-person band plays a mix of Motown, Blues, Country, R&B, plus the best of the ’60’s.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

 

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Top of the Grade Concerts

Top of the Grade Concerts

The “Top of the Grade Concerts” will be held on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage in Top of the Grade Park in McCreery Park, historic downtown Saluda, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on June 14, July 12, August 9 & September 13, 2019.  Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks,  and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts. Events are rain or shine.

SCHEDULE:
June 14 – Super 60s (plays a variety of 1960s music)
July 12 – Asheville Circus (plays “mountain electronica”)
August 9 – One Leg Up (plays a mixture of gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions)
September 13 – Sound Investment (plays classic dance music)

Street Dances features Blue Ridge Tradition / Southern Connection Cloggers

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire & Cloggers

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

Week 1 features music by Appalachian Fire and dancing by the Southern Connection Cloggers.

In addition to your dancing shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.


Appalachian Fire


Southern Connection Cloggers

 

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

This is the 53rd annual Shindig on the Green, which is presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. This FREE event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. There are Stage shows and informal jam sessions, so plan to bring your own instruments, lawn chairs or blankets, and family and friends!

Located at Pack Square Park on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Concerts take place July 6, 13, 20, 27; & August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music On Main 4th of July Celebration Concert

Music On Main 4th of July Celebration Concert

The Music On Main Street concert series presents a Special 4th of July Celebration Concert featuring the music of Upstate South Carolina-based Wishful Thinkin’. A festive Independence Day fireworks display will take place at sundown. Izzi Hughes and Cole Jenkins will be playing a pre-concert show, starting at 6pm, followed by a patriotic tribute and Wishful Thinkin’ performing from 7-9:30pm.  The new launch site will ensure prime viewing of the display from South Main Street and the Music on Main concert area. Enjoy the concert and fireworks from the comfort of your chair at Music on Main Street from 6:00-9:30pm.As part of the July 4th Celebration all military veterans will be recognized along with those currently serving in our armed forces. People having served in the military are requested to attend wearing a cap, t-shirt, or some other source of military identification and those actively serving are asked to wear their uniform to be honored and recognized. Bring an American flag to wave to show your patriotism.

Entertainment sponsored by Carolina Ace Hardware.

  • Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 6pm-9:30pm.
  • The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.
  • Fireworks display will take place at sundown.
  • Admission is free.
  • Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.
  • Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.
  • In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8:00pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8:00pm the performance will be cancelled.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville,

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.
Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features Gotcha Groove

Music on Main Street features Gotcha Groove

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on June 28th will feature the Marion-based band Gotcha Groove. This 10-member party band covers the R&B, Soul, Blues, Motown, Funk, Pop and Rock genres of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Monday Night Live! – Concert Series features Dog Whistle

Monday Night Live! – Concert Series features Dog Whistle

The Monday Night Live! concert series features “Dog Whistle” playing classic country. This four-person groups hails from Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited. The concert series held every Friday evening from June 8 through August 17 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Music By The Lake

Music By The Lake

Music by the Lake are Free Sunday evening shows at Blue Ridge Community College!

The Inclement weather location is Patton Building Room 150.

All shows 5:00-7:00 pm.

May 19: Buddy K. Combo (classic swing and jazz)
June 23: Geoff McBride (soft rock)
July 21: Carolina Blue (NC based grassroots band)
August 4: Carburetors (rockabilly, honky-tonk party band)

ASAP’s Farm Tour

ASAP’s Farm Tour

ASAP’s Farm Tour is a self-guided tour of a variety of local farms, including fruit and vegetable farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, fiber farms, farms that raise animals, and much more.

While on the tour, you can learn about each farm’s growing practices, methods and story, purchase their goods, and many farms will have meals available for purchase, family-friendly activities, u-pick and visiting with farm animals,

Tickets $30 per car in advance (online) or $40 per car that day (at each farm), Locations vary each year, but farms are across the region, but the majority are in Henderson and Buncombe Counties, see their website for more info: https://asapconnections.org/events/asaps-farm-tour/

Annual Fletcher Firefly Festival

Annual Fletcher Firefly Festival

The 4th Annual Fletcher Firefly Festival celebrates the first Saturday in Summer with fun for the whole family. The day includes live music, great local food and ice cream vendors, a kids bounce house, 20+ local artists and vendors selling their wares, the release of 2 Blue Ghost Summer Seasonals, plus Blue Ghost Brewing Company’s regular brews, and other wine and hard cider will be available for purchase.

A portion of the proceeds from this event benefits Fletcher County Parks & Rec.

ASAP’s Farm Tour

ASAP’s Farm Tour

ASAP’s Farm Tour is a self-guided tour of a variety of local farms, including fruit and vegetable farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, fiber farms, farms that raise animals, and much more.

While on the tour, you can learn about each farm’s growing practices, methods and story, purchase their goods, and many farms will have meals available for purchase, family-friendly activities, u-pick and visiting with farm animals,

Tickets $30 per car in advance (online) or $40 per car that day (at each farm), Locations vary each year, but farms are across the region, but the majority are in Henderson and Buncombe Counties, see their website for more info: https://asapconnections.org/events/asaps-farm-tour/

Hola Asheville

Hola Asheville

Hola Asheville possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music, including local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Bachata, Zamba, Tropical, Tango and Merengue.  Hola Asheville takes place in Pack Square, Asheville.

Antique & Vintage Show

Antique & Vintage Show

The Annual Antique & Vintage Show is held on the sidewalks of Main Street, and includes vintage, handmade, rustic, Mid-Century, industrial, collectibles and much more! Held rain or shine.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features Emporium

Music on Main Street features Emporium

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on June 21st will feature the Asheville-based band Emporium. This six-piece band plays the finest in dance music – including classic rock, disco, funk, beach and current hits.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews continues the tradition of bringing you popular local craft beverages together with original and talented musicians, local food and activities to entertain all ages. Including live music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area. Located on Main Street between Caswell and Allen Streets, shows run from 5:30-9:30pm. A city ordinance does not allow pets at this event, so please leave your pets comfortably at home.

May 16: Rock/Southern Rock/Boogie
Headliner: The Broadcast
Opener: Screamin J’s

June 20: Rock/American Rock
Headliner: Travers Brothership
Opener: Big Daddy Love

July 18: Americana/Rock/Southern
Headliner: Colby Dietz Band
Opener: Kenny George Band

August 15: Americana/Bluegrass
Headliner: Fireside Collective
Opener: Tellico

September 19: Soul/Funk/Brass
Headliner: Honey Island Swamp Band
Opener: Rad Trads

Monday Night Live! – Concert Series features the Mojo Brothers

Monday Night Live! – Concert Series features the Mojo Brothers

The Monday Night Live! concert series features the Brevard-based group, The Mojo Brothers, playing classic and original blues music.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited. The concert series held every Friday evening from June 8 through August 17 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features A Social Function

Music on Main Street features A Social Function

The weekly Music on Main Street concert on June 14th will feature the Asheville-based band A Social Function. This seven-member band plays Popular Top 40 and Dance music.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Top of the Grade Concerts

Top of the Grade Concerts

The “Top of the Grade Concerts” will be held on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage in Top of the Grade Park in McCreery Park, historic downtown Saluda, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on June 14, July 12, August 9 & September 13, 2019.  Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks,  and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks and coolers are allowed.  Beer and wine permitted in the park only during the time period of the concerts. Events are rain or shine.

SCHEDULE:
June 14 – Super 60s (plays a variety of 1960s music)
July 12 – Asheville Circus (plays “mountain electronica”)
August 9 – One Leg Up (plays a mixture of gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions)
September 13 – Sound Investment (plays classic dance music)

Monday Night Live! – Concert Series features Johnnie Blackwell Band

Monday Night Live! – Concert Series features Johnnie Blackwell Band

The Monday Night Live! concert series features Hendersonville-based Johnnie Blackwell Band playing classic rock.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited. The concert series held every Friday evening from June 8 through August 17 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Block Party on Main Street featuring the Swingin’ Medallions

Block Party on Main Street featuring the Swingin’ Medallions

The “Block Party on Main Street,” held June 8th, is a family-friendly concert held on South Main Street – between Allen – Caswell Streets from 6pm-10pm. The headline band will be the legendary Party Band of the South the Swingin’ Medallions playing beach music, rock, R&B, and great shagging music. The opening band will be Rock and Roll Reunion, playing a mix of classic rock, beach and blues. There will be food trucks available for concessions and free shaggin’ dance lessons.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited. Held rain or shine.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

 

 

 

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

It’s that time of year again…bring your friends, a chair, some food, your dancing shoes and listen to the music of Dashboard Blue and watch the sunset. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the program starts at 5pm.  Rain date is Sunday, June 9th – same time—same place!

National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day

On National Get Outdoors Day, admission to the Cradle of Forestry is FREE! The day supports Americans in seeking out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, and includes skills teaching and demonstrations by western North Carolina’s outdoor recreation community.

Across the nation, sites offer a chance for you and your family to unplug and connect with the outdoors. At the Cradle we host multiple activities for you to discover the forest in our NC mountains, including guided activities, crafts, and self-guided tours of the property.

Naturalist Niche: Watershed Hike

Naturalist Niche: Watershed Hike

Hickory Nut Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. A common question we often get from Park guests is “where does the water come from.” This hike offers the rare opportunity to explore the origination of the feeder creek, Fall Creek, and follow it as it leads to the upper cascades of this beautiful waterfall. This hike is considered strenuous.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Music on Main Street features Tuxedo Junction

Music on Main Street features Tuxedo Junction

The first Music on Main Street concert, held June 7th, will feature the Asheville-based band Tuxedo Junction. This six-member band plays classic music from the 40s & ’50s, including swing and bebop, classic ’50s & ’60s rock ‘n’ roll, vintage East Coast Beach, Motown’s golden era hits, pop-rock and funk from the ’70s & ’80s, as well as contemporary dance favorites to contemporary country.

The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.  The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic. To participate in the car show with your classic car, the cost is $10. For more information about the car shows call (828) 702-0448.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from June 7 through August 23 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Summer Concert Series includes Music On Main Street, Monday Night Live and the Street Dances. This group of concerts are sponsored by Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins Preferred Realty and Mast General Store, and are organized by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Just Plane Fun Air Fair and Fly In

“Just Plane Fun” Air Fair & Fly In  is scheduled for June 1st & 2nd, and is a fun day for the whole family that includes vintage airplanes, antique autos and motorcycles, kids Ornithopter rides, plane rides and more! Plus, there will be a craft fair with local artisans and crafters selling their wares taking place during the Air Fair.

Mad Mountain MUD RUN

Mad Mountain MUD RUN

The Adults Mud Run features a three (3) mile muddy obstacle course designed for mud-loving runners of all abilities. The course will take you through trails and trees, up hills (and down too), in water, and over many professionally built obstacles. Run as an individual or a team! The run is followed by a festival, where you can cheer on participants as they finish the race, and enjoy live music, craft beer and local food trucks!

Historic Connemara Walking Tours

Historic Connemara Walking Tours

In cooperation with the Village of Flat Rock’s annual Ice Cream Social, the park offers walking tours of the grounds of Connemara sharing the history of the site before the Sandburg’s moved in. East tour lasts one hour. No reservation required. Tours begin in the bookstore of the Sandburg Home.

Tours at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Craft Show at the WNC Air Museum

Craft Show at the WNC Air Museum

This juried craft show will feature all kinds of crafts & art and will take place during the WNC Air Museum’s Air Fair. Organized by the Henderson County Crafters Association. Vendors will be both inside and out.

Just Plane Fun Air Fair and Fly In

“Just Plane Fun” Air Fair & Fly In  is scheduled for June 1st & 2nd, and is a fun day for the whole family that includes vintage airplanes, antique autos and motorcycles, kids Ornithopter rides, plane rides and more! Plus, there will be a craft fair with local artisans and crafters selling their wares taking place during the Air Fair.

Blue Bridge Community College Summer Car Show

Featuring custom and antique vehicles, 9am-3pm, Free admission, at the Blue Ridge Community College Patton Parking Lot. Hosted by SkillsUSA and The Antique Auto Club.

 

828-694-1835, bp_johnson@blueridge.edu

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Kids Mad Mountain Mud Run

Kids Mad Mountain Mud Run

The Kids’ Mud Run features a one (1) mile muddy obstacle course designed for youth ages two and up, plus lots of other muddy activities, like tug-of-war, games, mud painting and more! There will be live music and food available for purchase. This event is rain or shine.

Collier Lilly Ride for North Carolina Outward Bound School

Collier Lilly Ride for North Carolina Outward Bound School

North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50-mile half century ride, with 3,600 feet of climbing, and a 12-mile fun ride, both of which start and end in Asheville,

Half Century 50-Mile Ride begins @ 8:30 am and 12-Mile Ride begins @ 9:00 am.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Lake Lure Autumn Arts & Craft Festival

Lake Lure Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

The 2019 Spring Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival takes place Memorial Weekend Saturday 5/25 – Monday 5/27, beginning at 10am daily. Enjoy 90+ wonderful crafters and artisans selling unique gifts and handmade works of art. There will also be live music and performances throughout the event, food, family-fun and you can also enjoy stunning views of beautiful Lake Lure. It’s all happening in downtown Lake Lure across from the beach.

Music By The Lake

Music By The Lake

Music by the Lake are Free Sunday evening shows at Blue Ridge Community College!

The Inclement weather location is Patton Building Room 150.

All shows 5:00-7:00 pm.

May 19: Buddy K. Combo (classic swing and jazz)
June 23: Geoff McBride (soft rock)
July 21: Carolina Blue (NC based grassroots band)
August 4: Carburetors (rockabilly, honky-tonk party band)

2019 Saluda Arts Festival

2019 Saluda Arts Festival

Street festival celebrating the rich history of arts and crafts in Saluda, including food for purchase from local restaurants and food trucks and live music performances

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews continues the tradition of bringing you popular local craft beverages together with original and talented musicians, local food and activities to entertain all ages. Including live music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area. Located on Main Street between Caswell and Allen Streets, shows run from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets and wristbands, for the purchase of beer, wine and hard cider, will be located at the Downtown Hendersonville tent. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

On July 18th Rhythm & Brews Concert series presents two bands that will not only draw a crowd, but will pull the audience into an energetic and gritty musical experience. Kenny George Band, hailing from Aiken, SC, starts the evening off at 5:30 PM. The band describes itself as a ragtag bunch, whose music and songwriting is honest and organic, with passion, purpose and sincerity—and no pretence. Kenny George and Scott Rankin anchor the band with guitars and vocals along with Randy Borawski on drums, C. Marshall Ely playing the pedal steel guitar and Brooks Andrews on bass. In 2016, the band was voted South Carolina Artists to Watch by the South Carolina Music Guide. Continuing the momentum at 7:30 PM will be the Colby Deitz Band.

July 18: Americana/Rock/Southern
Headliner: Colby Dietz Band
Opener: Kenny George Band

August 15: Americana/Bluegrass
Headliner: Fireside Collective
Opener: Tellico

September 19: Soul/Funk/Brass
Headliner: Honey Island Swamp Band
Opener: Rad Trads

Cradle to Grave 30k & 10k Race

Cradle to Grave 30k & 10k Race

30k begins at 8am, 10k begins at 8:40am, both in front of the Cradle of Forestry’s Forest Discovery Center.

The Cradle to Grave 10k course utilizes part of the existing 30k course, as well as the Pink Beds Loop Trail, past fields of wildflowers and beaver ponds, while crossing creeks on bridges and rocks.

The Cradle to Grave 30k Trail Race course utilizes the Pink Beds Loop Trail, and then moves on to use forest service roads in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, finally climbing up to one of the most unvisited and spectacular views of pristine forest land available. The return trip utilizes several different trails, each with their own unique topography, beauty, and characteristics

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

The 8th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR)

The 8th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR)

The 8th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR) offers kids, ages 5 through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing (adults too). Teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of challenges. The course is TOP SECRET! Challenges may include mountain biking, running, a low ropes course, problem solving, a climbing wall, and a grand finale obstacle guaranteed to leave a perma-grin smile for your ride home.

Waves begin at 1pm,

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

ROAM Bike Fest

ROAM Bike Fest

ROAM Bike Fest is celebration of women and mountain biking that takes place at REEB Ranch in Hendersonville, just outside of DuPont State Recreational Forest.

Events include planned group rides, demonstrations, workshops, tech clinics, special events, items available for purchase, movie screenings, amazing food and local brews, and all the friendship and inspiration you can handle!

Info at https://www.roambikefest.com/brevard-overview

Children’s Day Festival

Children’s Day Festival

The 20th Annual International Children’s Day Festival is a multicultural event designed to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. This event will include live entertainment, inflatables, kids raffles and delicious food from around the World and be held at Jackson Park

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with Chimney Rock State Park and Blue Ghost Brewing Company! This FREE event is fun for the whole family, and includes stations with local environmental educators, games, crafts, live animals, live music, food, Blue Ghost brews, and lots more fun! Plus, kids that participate in the stations with local environmental educators can earn free passes to Chimney Rock State Park 

Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle Show

Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle Show

The Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle Show starts at 12pm at Southern Appalachian Brewery. You can expect more than 1000 vintage bikes at this event, plus there will be vendors and a swap meet spot, where you can buy, sell and trade bikes and parts! All pre-1980 & retro-modern bikes are eligible for trophies, Hosted by Ton-Up Highlands and Southern Appalachian Brewery, proceeds from this event benefit a local charity, tonuphighlands@gmail.com

Tails and Trails

Tails and Trails

WANTED: STRONG LEGS, POSITIVE ATTITUDES, WAGGING TAILS

Bring your best human or non-human buddy (better yet, both) with you on Saturday, April 27, at 10:00 AM, for a charity hike up Bearwallow Mountain. Climb the one mile hike up to the beautiful, bald summit of Bearwallow Mountain with fellow conservation loving pet owners to take in the breathtaking views with your furry buddy.

Proceeds benefit Conserving Carolina & Blue Ridge Humane Society. Registration for this event is $25 and includes your choice of a t-shirt or tote bag, and there is no registration cut off. If registration is made prior to April 20th you will receive your T-Shirt/tote at the event. Registrations after April 20th will need to pick up their T-shirt or tote at the Conserving Carolina office. Registration is open at https://www.blueridgehumane.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/tails/

Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM at the trail head. All participants–humans and their furry friends–must check in prior to the start of the hike. Register by filling out the form below. Proceeds benefit Conserving Carolina & Blue Ridge Humane Society. The registration is $25 and includes an event shirt or printed canvas tote. Once you register, please check your email for more details as we get closer to the event.

If you have questions, contact Laura at lrice@blueridgehumane.org or 828-692-2639.

Run for the Paws 5K

Run for the Paws 5K

This is the 10th Annual Run for the Paws event, where all dogs are invited to join their humans on a run to help raise money for pets in need!

Afterwards, relax and enjoy the afternoon on the Carrier Park lawn with food vendors, music and fun activities.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Biltmore Estate

Easter Egg Hunt at the Biltmore Estate

The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday. Highlighting the day is the grand Easter Egg Hunts for Children age 2-9 (who may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult), plus the day will also include opportunities to take photos with the Easter Rabbit, and fun activities including Giant Bubbles at the Village Green, Sheep Herding at the Farmyard, and much more.

Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson Park

Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson Park

Henderson County Parks & Rec presents the 37th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson Park!

Come enjoy a family friendly and fun event featuring an egg hunt, music, the Easter Bunny & inflatables.
The egg hunt will have prize eggs, grand prize eggs, toy filled eggs & thousands of individually wrapped candies.

Egg Hunt Schedule:

12:30 PM – Walkers-2
12:45 PM – Ages 3-4
1:00 PM – Ages 5-6
1:15 PM – Ages 7-8
1:30 PM – Ages 9-10
1:45 PM – Special Populations

Remember to bring your own basket!

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration

Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration

The Cradle of Forestry in America reopens for the 2019 season today!

Opening day at The Cradle of Forestry celebrates Appalachian culture and heritage from the days of the Biltmore Forest School, so on this day, there will be demonstrations of open hearth cooking, laundry, blacksmithing, traditional music and games, and you can help plow the garden in the traditional way, using draft horses, plus check out the many other activities available at the Cradle of Forestry.

This event is Included with the cost of admission, which is $3 for ages 4-12 and $6 for ages 12+.

Naturalist Niche: Spring Migration Hike

Naturalist Niche: Spring Migration Hike

Spring is for the birds! Dozens of species migrate through our area every spring as they head north. Join us to find how many different species you can see and hear that are making their way home. Don’t forget your binoculars. A Park bird list can be found here. This hike is considered easy- to- moderate.

We love our visitors’ furry friends, but we do understand that some hike participants may consider animals a distraction on the trail. Pets are not allowed on Naturalist Niche hikes because of this.
Advance registration is required. Cost includes Park admission for the day.

Vintage Hendo

Vintage Hendo

Vintage Hendo is an indie vintage and handmade popup market in Hendersonville, NC featuring fun and unique vendors from Western NC and the Upstate of SC.

There will be more than 50 vendors selling food, vintage items, jewelry, clothing, bath and body, candles, art, pottery, industrial, up-cycled and recycled, handmade and baby items. This event takes place on Locust Street in the Historic 7th Avenue district. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome!

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Henderson County Tailgate Market

The Henderson County Tailgate Market is one of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina. Held every Saturday morning from April through October from 8am – noon, the Henderson County Tailgate Market has a unique festival feel that gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to meet and buy directly from local growers that operate small family farms in Henderson County. 2019 is the 40th anniversary for the Tailgate market, and in celebration, each week has a different theme and different specials. Throughout the season you will find in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs, vegetable and flower plant starts, farm fresh eggs, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, and much more! Located one block east of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Spring Break Family Fun

Spring Break Family Fun

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park Naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Take a Walk in a Park Day

Take a Walk in a Park Day

Put down your smart phone and join us for National Take A Walk in a Park Day. Our Naturalist will lead several guided hikes throughout the day, we’ll have Kids in Parks onsite sharing information about their Track Trail Program, Fox Mountain Guides will be on site offering rock climbing experiences and other vendors will help you learn more about the ways you can enjoy getting outdoors. A portion of Park admission on this day will go to the Kids in Parks program.

DuPont Forest 12k Trail Race

DuPont Forest 12k Trail Race

Start time: 10:00 AM.
  • 12k (7.4-mile) trail race, at the DuPont Forest Guion Farm access area
  • There will be hot food post-race.
  • Race Swag included in registration.
  • The course takes place on a series of forest roads and single track and should be described as moderately challenging. There are a few challenging climbs. This is a great race for someone who is looking to run their first trail race or your seasoned mountain runner looking to do a fast trail race.
Registration is only $30 until Feb 11, 2019, and then $35 after that.
Asheville Marathon and Half

Asheville Marathon and Half

In the Asheville Marathon & Half, held on and run entirely on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, runners will wind through paved and packed dirt roads to see hardwood forest, meadows, gardens, and extraordinary views of the Biltmore House and Estate.

HALF MARATHON
Saturday, March 16, 2019
AND
Sunday, March 17, 2019

FULL MARATHON
Sunday, March 17, 2019

New Year’s Eve Apple Rise

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Historic Courthouse includes family celebration at 6 PM featuring a Greenwich Mean Time countdown to midnight London time at 7 PM; Apple Rise ceremonies start at 11 PM – noisemakers, glow sticks and hot beverages will be given out while supplies last – DJ plays top hits of 2018 as you celebrate the New Year – warming stations, cornhole and giant jenga games.

New Year’s Eve Apple Rise

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Historic Courthouse includes family celebration at 6 PM featuring a Greenwich Mean Time countdown to midnight London time at 7 PM; Apple Rise ceremonies start at 11 PM – noisemakers, glow sticks and hot beverages will be given out while supplies last – DJ plays top hits of 2018 as you celebrate the New Year – warming stations, cornhole and giant jenga games.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Main Street Holiday Hay Rides

Take the family on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through festively decorated Main Street, from 6-9pm. Passengers board at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, located at 201 S Main Street. Thanks to Stepp’s Orchard for supplying the wagon rides!

 

On these days, Santa will be on the Visitor Center stage to take photos with your kids from 2-6pm (bring your camera!) and from 11am-7pm, the iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

Bring the kids to see Santa and make your own photos with him on a special holiday backdrop.

During this time, our iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Once Santa turns in for the night, enjoy free tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, from 6-9pm. Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Main Street Holiday Hay Rides

Take the family on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through festively decorated Main Street, from 6-9pm. Passengers board at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, located at 201 S Main Street. Thanks to Stepp’s Orchard for supplying the wagon rides!

 

On these days, Santa will be on the Visitor Center stage to take photos with your kids from 2-6pm (bring your camera!) and from 11am-7pm, the iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

Bring the kids to see Santa and make your own photos with him on a special holiday backdrop.

During this time, our iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Once Santa turns in for the night, enjoy free tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, from 6-9pm. Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Main Street Holiday Hay Rides

Take the family on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through festively decorated Main Street, from 6-9pm. Passengers board at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, located at 201 S Main Street. Thanks to Stepp’s Orchard for supplying the wagon rides!

 

On these days, Santa will be on the Visitor Center stage to take photos with your kids from 2-6pm (bring your camera!) and from 11am-7pm, the iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

Bring the kids to see Santa and make your own photos with him on a special holiday backdrop.

During this time, our iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Once Santa turns in for the night, enjoy free tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, from 6-9pm. Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire / Bailey Mountain Cloggers

In 2019, the annual summer tradition of The Street Dances celebrates its 101st anniversary! The Street Dances began in 1918, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. The Dances features mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening from July 8th through August 12th. On each of these 6 Monday nights, starting at 6:30pm, the caller, William Puckett, will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group.

Week 1 features music by Appalachian Fire and dancing by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers.

In addition to you danging shoes, bring a chair to enjoy an evening filled with live music, dancing and entertainment from 7 – 9pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, as a Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in event areas. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.