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Holiday events and special celebrations make your mountain time even more interesting and exciting. Peanuts characters come to life for Easter and Halloween excursions on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Biltmore displays its "flower carpet" in spring and Candlelight Christmas events in December. July 4th fireworks light up the mountain skies from Lake Lure to Boone after picnics and family activities. Memorial Day Weekend offers fishing tournaments and outdoor fun for the entire family.
Nationally known festivals such as Merlefest and the Wooly Worm Festival draw 1000s of visitors every year.  The Southern Highland Craft Guild offers two annual 4 day craft fairs with 100s of exhibitors, heritage craft demonstrations and good old mountain music.
 
There are year around events held on the same day of each week as well as varying schedules each year. You can listen to the best in local music, see live theatre, attend art walks and show openings, buy produce and handmade goods from tailgate markets or participate in nature programs and hikes.
 
Tailgate and Farmers Markets
There are dozens of markets throughout the mountains offering local produce, foods, handmade products and crafts. Hours and days vary so check locally for details. 
Asheville Area
Asheville City Market Sat 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, April - December
Public Works Building lot,  S. Charlotte St.  Asheville, NC 
French Broad Food Coop Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, April - October
76 Biltmore Ave.   Asheville, NC 
Greenlife Tailgate Market
Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, May  - October 
At Greenlife Grocery, N. Merrimon Ave.   Asheville, NC 
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM April - December 20 UNCA, take Weaver Blvd., Asheville, NC  
Riceville Tailgate Market
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, May  - September parking lot of the Riceville Community Center Asheville NC  
Wed PM Downtown Tailgate Market
Wed 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM, April  - December 23 76 Biltmore Avenue, next to the French Broad Food Coop, Asheville, NC  
West Asheville Tailgate Market
Wed 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - October 28 grassy area at parking lot for West End Bakery and Haywood Road Market. Asheville, NC  
Bryson City
Bryson City Market
Friday 9AM - 1 PM,
May  - October 29 You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market.
Parking lot next to Fred's, Bryson City NC  
Black Mountain
Black Mountain Market Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, May  - October 31
First Baptist Church, 130 d Black Mountain, NC  
Weaverville
Weaverville Market
Wed 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM, April - late October Behind the community center at Lake Louise Weaverville, NC   
Barnardsville
Big Ivy Tailgate Market Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, May 5 - October 24
At the Old Fire Station, center of town Barnardsville, NC  
Sparta
Alleghany County Farmers' Market
Sat  8:00 AM-12:00 PM
County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 21 North, Sparta, NC  
Andrews
Andrews Farmers Market
Sat  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM First Street,
Andrews, NC
West Jefferson
Ashe Farmers Market Wed and Sat
8:00am-1:00pm
108 Backstreet
West Jefferson, NC
Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Thursday  4-6 PM
Wallingford Street
Blowing Rock NC
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Date:      now - June 1, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Asheville Beer Week  
This Annual event offers eight full days of celebrating all things beer in Asheville NC. The week of events will include tastings, dinners, beer education, keynote speakers, and other beer-related fun (and nonsense). Asheville Beer Week culminates with Asheville’s Beer City Festival where dozens of breweries (and plenty of live music) are slated to appear on Roger McGuire Green.
Date:      Now - June 1, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     16th Annual Gourd Artist Gathering  
  The event features exquisitely crafted gourd art. This year’s Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering brings together collectors and exhibiting artists for a weekend of live demonstrations, classes, competitions and a spectacular art market offering stunning works of gourd art, materials, tools and supplies. Come see how an inexpensive, traditionally utilitarian component of the Cherokee household is transformed into a piece of artwork. Admission is free.
Date:       now- June 2, 2019   
NC City:  TRYON  (Mill Spring)
Event:     Tryon Equestrian Spring Horse Show  - 5  
This popular event showcases the l equestrian  event Hunter/ Jumper competition and takes place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. A variety of onsite lodging is available for competitors and spectators.
Date:     Now - June 20, 2019
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Smiles of Spring Photo Contest at Chimney Rock State Park.    
It’s hard not to crack a smile while enjoying amazing views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge from on top of the Chimney. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our spring photo contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.
Date:      May 31 - June 1, 2019
NC City:  MARION

Event:     NC Gold Festival   This annual event, features gold exhibits, gold mining techniques and demonstrations, treasure and scavenger hunts, geo-caching, gold panning, numerous vendors including arts and crafts, raffles, Friday night kicks off the festival.
Date:      May 31 - June 1, 2019
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY - WAYNESVILLE

Event:     Ole Smokey Tractor Club Annual Spring Farm Fest   See the Parade of 30 + tractors drive through the Town of Maggie Valley on Friday & Saturday. Food vendors are onsite for your dining pleasure. Education Antique Tractor & Engine Show with Parts Vendors; Flea Market with Crafts; Tractor rides for kids throughout the day. Farm Equipment Auction. All ages. This year held at the Haywood County Fairgrounds
Date:      May 31 - June 2, 2019
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend 
9 AM - 7 PM. The annual Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain allows participants to hear presentations from top nature photographers in the evenings and photograph spectacular scenery and native animals during the day. Images from Friday and Saturday’s photo excursions are entered in an informal contest with winners announced Sunday morning. Fee charged
Date:      May 31 - June 2, 2019
NC City:  SPRUCE PINE
Events:   Toe River Studio Tour  
Grab the tour map and hit the road to visit artists in Mitchell and Yancey counties.  This year’s first tour includes over 100 artists and 10 galleries, Artists open their studios twice a year for the Toe River Studio tours. Enjoy meeting the artists in the premier craft destination in WNC. 
Date:      Now - September 29, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Biltmore Gardens Railway   
Biltmore’s Conservatory will be the site of Biltmore Gardens Railway, a botanical model train display featuring small-scale replicas of the estate’s structures. These will include miniature constructions of Biltmore House, the Lodge Gate, and even a small version of the Conservatory itself. These handcrafted structures will be created from natural elements such as leaves, bark and twigs, much of which has been collected from estate grounds. With 800 feet of rails and trains traversing six separate lines at different eye levels, this is a one-of-a-kind, fun-for-all-ages garden experience. Tickets may be purchased at www.biltmore.com or by phone (800-411-3812).
Date:       June 1, 2019 
NC City:  TRYON  (Mill Spring)
Event:     Saturday Night Lights at TIEC    Everyone is invited! Whether you’re looking for a free, kid-friendly event for some quality family time, a group outing or the perfect date night, TIEC at Tryon Resort is for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle, and there is something for everyone. Free parking and admission, free entertainment such as live music, entertainers and magicians, face-painting, pony rides, carousel rides, and more, followed by world-class Grand Prix show jumping competition. Fair-style concessions.
Date:      June 1, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 1, 2019 
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Beer City Festival  
A downtown Asheville annual craft beer festival, this Beer City Fest brings the best local and regional breweries from Asheville and surrounding areas together for a great day of beer and music. This year's event features more than 30 breweries with 70+ local beers and local live music performers.  1 PM - 6 PM
Date:      June 1, 2019
NC City:  Just north of Boone in Galax VA
Event:     Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - Mandolin Orange & The Winston-Salem Symphony .   
The Blue Ridge Music Center Summer Concert Series is performed rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please) and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Phone ticket sales through BRPF Office end at Noon on Friday and are available online up to 12 hours before the concert. The Galax Smokehouse serves BBQ, sides and drinks at each concert. Check the website for details about the performers and concerts
Date:       June 1 - 2, 2019
NC City:   HENDERSONVILLE
Event:      Western North Carolina Air Museum Annual Air Fair   
10 AM - 5 PM  Enjoy the Air Museum open house, antique aircraft on display, flybys, memorabilia and artifacts on display. Airplane rides will be available,  FREE admission. The museum is located at 1040 Gilbert Street in Hendersonville NC.
Date:      June 1 -  8, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble at Grandfather Mountain  
Enjoy this special program designed to help visitors get the most out of the memorable sight of Catawba rhododendron blooming up the mountain's slopes in early summer. Staff naturalists offer programs and guided walks daily at 1 PM. All events are included in the price of admission
Date:       June 1 - 30, 2019
NC City:   CHIMNEY ROCK

Event:      Family Animal Encounters     
Meet some of Grady the Groundhog’s woodland friends or possibly the birds of prey, a Red-tailed hawk and Great Horned Owl. A Park naturalist will explain each animal’s role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife. Animal Encounters meet at Grady’s Animal Discover Den Mon-Fri and at the Outdoor Classroom Sat & Sun. Afterward, grab a Track Trail brochure at Grady’s Den and take a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 interactive education stations.   
Date:       June 1 - 30, 2019
NC City:   BEECH MOUNTAIN

Event:      Family Fun Month  
The month is designed to bring together kids, parents and grandparents with 30 days of organized family activities and lodging specials. The fun includes: guided hikes, movies under the stars, tours of the old Land of Oz theme park, scenic chairlift rides, parent-child pickleball outings, day trips to nearby Grandfather Mountain, access to the pool and amenities at Beech Mountain Club, mountain biking lessons, concerts on the lawn and more! Many of the activities are free, while others have special rates. There's even the opportunity to buy discount tickets to area attractions.
Date:      June 3, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 4, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 4 - 9, 2019 
NC City:  TRYON  (Mill Spring)
Event:     Tryon Equestrian Spring Horse Show  - 6   This popular event showcases the l equestrian  event Hunter/ Jumper competition and takes place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. A variety of onsite lodging is available for competitors and spectators.
Date:      June 5, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 6, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 6 - 8, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE 
Events:   Cherokee Blue Grass Festival  
This annual event is held at the Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground. 12:00 noon to 10:30 PM daily . Enjoy such blue grass favorites as The Marksmen, Flatt Lonesome, The Spinney Brothers, Audie Blaylock - over 3 fun-filled days and nights. Admissioncharged, tickets available online.
Date:      June 6 - 9, 2019
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:     Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show 
Saddlebred Show. The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country  - now in its 93rd year - and has been a Blowing Rock tradition since 1923. See the Glitz and Glamour, the Chrome and Polish of the fancy high stepping American Saddlebred. Open to the public.
Date:      June 6 - 9, 2019
NC City:  HIGHLANDS
Event:     Annual Highlands Motoring Festival  
Participants range from pre-war to classic Europeans to American muscle. Featured Marque for 2016 is BMW.  This fun, family oriented event is a must event for the vintage car enthusiast who wants to show or just to browse these great cars from the past. Enjoy the altitude and cool weather, while you get away from the summer heat. Come for the day or the weekend.  One Lap fo the Mountains Cruise (all-day event) will be held on 6/10.Public admission is FREE. The event benefits the Literary Council of Highlands.
Date:      June 6 - 15, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE 
Events:   Cherokee Summer Carnival   
The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  CASHIERS 
Event:     Groovin' On The Green  
This concert features " The Wobblers"   Live summer music concert with great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather. The summer concert series is held on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. (Frank Allen Road – Next to the Post Office). FREE event, but tips appreciated.
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  SYLVA 
Events:   Concerts on the Creek -  Arnold Hill Band w/ Chris Pressley  
Live concerts held every Friday night between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 PM. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike.
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Grandfather by Night    
Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! Aditional cost.
Date:      June 7, 2019    
NC City:  WAYNESVILLE
Event:     Art After Dark   Downtown Waynesville galleries remain open for Art after Dark featuring demonstrations, artist receptions, and special music. Enjoy the Gallery Stroll from 6 PM - 9 PM with live music and great food. Free admission. Art After Dark happens the first Friday evening of each month from May until December.
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  CASHIERS 
Event:     Groovin' On The Green   
Live summer music concert with great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather. The summer concert series is held on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. (Frank Allen Road – Next to the Post Office). FREE event, but tips appreciated. 
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:     Music on Main Street    
The annual Music On Main Street concert series will be held every Friday evening from June through August. Music On Main Street showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from jazz, pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music with room to dance. There will also be a classic car show or corvette show  sponsored by the Hendersonville Antique Car Club.  Bring a chair and enjoy the music from 7 PM - 9 PM. Admission is FREE.
Date:      June 7, 2019
NC City:  SYLVA 
Events:   Concerts on the Creek   
Live concerts held every Friday night between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 PM. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike.
Date:      June 7 - 16, 2019
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Events:   Day Out with Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad   
All aboard for Thomas the Tank Engine™ at Tweetsie Railroad.  Enjoy a 25-minute train ride with a full-size Thomas the Tank Engine™, meet Sir Topham Hatt, have fun with storytelling, live music, Build with Mega Blocks® and more.
Date:      June 7 - July 6, 2019  
NC City:  FLAT ROCK
Event:    The Flat Rock Playhouse presents "South Pacific"    
War brought them together. Beliefs may tear them apart. Conflicting family values set against the beautiful Pacific Islands during World War II. A Broadway Classic with a glorious score. Back home on the Mainstage for the first time in nearly two decades. Admission charged
Date:      June 8, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages. 
Date:      June 8, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     22nd Annual Cherokee Voices Festival   The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You’re invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 22nd year. It’s free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum.
Date:      June 8, 2019
NC City:  BRYSON CITY
Event:     Uncorked - a Unique Rail Line and Wine Experience  
Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh. The wine samples have been carefully selected to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect for the season.
Date:      June  8, 2019
NC City:  CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:   
Park in the Dark   Celebrate the beginning of summer vacation by seeing day turn to night from the top of the Rock. Your family will enjoy hands-on activities, nature stations, storytelling around the campfire, smores and more during this fundraiser for the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park, who support the Park by helping build and maintain trails, and purchase educational supplies for outreach programs. Fee charged
Date:      June  8, 2019
NC City:  CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:   
Naturalist Niche: Watershed Hike   Contact the Park for details
Date:      June 10, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:       June 10, 2019
NC City:   HENDERSONVILLE
Event:      Monday Night Live concert series featuring  Johnnie Blackwell Band . 
These summer concerts are held at the Hendersonville Visitors Center. Bring a lawn chair, but no pets or alcohol. The seating area opens after 5:30pm and the concerts are from 7 PM - 9 PM.
Date:      June 11, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 12, 2019
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK

Event:     Grandfather Mountain's Birthday Party at the Animal Habitats   Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in the park with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The habitat staff has prepared a fun-filled day for guests as well as programming to celebrate its furry inhabitants. Events are included with park admission.
Date:      June 12, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 13, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 13 - 16, 2019
NC City:  FRANKLIN
Event:     Scottish Heritage Festival  
Always held on Father's Day Weekend, this favorite event features Scottish Fun, Food, Fashion, Music, Dancers, Games, Clans, Border Collie Demonstrations, Crafters, Continuous Entertainment and Culture for the whole family. The event kicks off with a golf tournament.
Date:      June 14, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 14, 2019 
NC City:  WEST JEFFERSON  
Event:     Gallery Crawl   
5pm to 8pm, the “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets. West Jefferson Gallery Crawl is back! For the June crawl there will be new exhibits, special artists, refreshments, and in-store promotions.
Date:      June 14, 2019
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:     Music on Main Street   Featuring A Social Function
The annual Music On Main Street concert series will be held every Friday evening from June through August. Music On Main Street showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from jazz, pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music with room to dance. There will also be a classic car show or corvette show sponsored by the Hendersonville Antique Car Club.  Bring a chair and enjoy the music from 6 PM - 9 PM. Admission is FREE.
Date:      June 14, 2019
NC City:  SYLVA 
Events:   Concerts on the Creek   
Live concerts held every Friday night between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 PM. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike.
Date:      June 14, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Grandfather by Night    
Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.
Date:      June 14, 2019
NC City:  CASHIERS 
Event:     Groovin' On The Green    
This concert features Zuzu Welsh Music  Live summer music concert with great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather. The summer concert series is held on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. (Frank Allen Road – Next to the Post Office). FREE event, but tips appreciated. 
Date:      June 14, 2019 
NC City:  Just north of Boone in Galax VA
Event:     Blue Ridge Music Center Concert    This concert features the Bill Monroe's Sons of Bluegrass   
  The Blue Ridge Music Center Summer Concert Series is performed rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please) and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Phone ticket sales through BRPF Office end at Noon on Friday and are available online up to 12 hours before the concert. The Galax Smokehouse serves BBQ, sides and drinks at each concert. Check the website for details about the performers and concerts
Date:      June 14, 2019
NC City:  BRYSON CITY
Event:     Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews  
The Barbeque and Brews Dinner Trains feature locally hand-crafted beer from one of several local brewing companies plus slow-cooked authentic North Carolina Barbeque. The train departs Bryson City Depot at 7 PM and travels through the scenic mountain countryside to the Fontana Trestle for a spectacular sunset. The base ticket prices vary and include a souvenir tasting glass with three beer samples and your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.. Additional beer will be available for purchase. Visit the website for details.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock / Linville
Event:     Rocky Top: The Art of Grandfather’s Trail System     
Known as one of the most rugged mountains in the southeastern United States, Grandfather Mountain's trails share the same status. Oftentimes, unique approaches have to be used to maintain this trail system. John Caveny, Grandfather Mountain Natural Resource Management Specialist, has been maintaining the trails within the park for six years, and few people know the ins and outs of the trail like he does. This course will provide participants with an in-depth look at how to sustainably maintain hiking trails.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE  
Event:     Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  HOT SPRINGS

Event:     Annual Bluff Mountain Festival   Music all day featuring some of the region’s best Traditional Old-Time and Bluegrass Music, ballad singing and clogging followed by an evening Square Dance until dark.  Bring the family and the lawn chairs to enjoy a day full of music under the shade trees. Food will be available from vendors and the event includes a local arts and craft silent auction.
Date:      June 15, 2019 
NC City:  TODD 
Event:     Todd Summer Concert Series - Amantha Mill  
Family-friendly events. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, we have tents. Food and beverages available for purchase.  Sponsor: Todd Community Preservation Organization
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     
Art in the Park    Artisans working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal show and sell in a public market setting in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Asheville Area Arts Council's "Asheville Art in the Park Art and Community Grant". 
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE  
Event:     Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK
Event:    
Art in the Park  
A juried arts and craft show featuring 90 artists held in the picturesque downtown park once a  month from May to October. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. Prices for objects, from a handmade postcard to a large piece of furniture, range from $5 to $5,000.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  WILKESBORO

Event:    
Candle Light Ghost Tours   Come out for an evening of tales, mystery and haunts at the Candle Light Ghost Tours. Learn about the ghosts that haunt the old buildings that make up downtown Wilkesboro. Visit a cemetery where Civil War Soldiers are buried, stand in the jail cell Tom Dooley spent his last days, and listen to the stories of the haunted Smithey Hotel. Tickets will be sold on the Courthouse lawn at the museum and at the Wilkesboro Open Air Market the Friday before. Tours start at 8 PM 
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City: 
DILLSBORO
Event:     Front Street Arts and Crafts Show   Enjoy over 40 booths  displaying the hand-made craftsmanship of some of the best artists from around the region, along with live family entertainment and festival food. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Lighthouse Baptist Church Missionary Fund.
Date:      June 15, 2019
NC City:  LITTLE SWITZERLAND

Event:     Black Light nighttime Mine Underground Tour   Black Light is the common name for ultraviolet light because it is invisible to human sight. Be amazed by the bright colors in the Bon Ami Mine revealed with short-wave ultraviolet lights. Bon Ami Mine is one of the few places in the world where you can visit an underground mine at night and see brightly flowing fluorescent Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals. No reservations needed. Admission: $15/adults; $10/students and seniors.
Date:      June 15 - 16, 2019
NC City:  LITTLE SWITZERLAND

Event:     Artisan League of Little Switzerland Arts and Crafts Market    Unique handcrafted gifts, including woodwork, pottery, paintings, fiber arts, journals, jewelry, photography, literary works, prints, cards and aromatherapy. View or purchase the work of both emerging artists and award-winning professionals. 10 AM - 4 PM at Geneva Hall.
Date:       June 15 - 16, 2019
NC City:   CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:     
Father's Day Weekend Admission Special at Chimney Rock State Park.  Buy one regularly-priced adult admission and Dad or Grampa receives one free,  Forget the tie! Give dad what he really wants: a getaway to the mountains at Chimney Rock for incredible views and scenic hiking with the family. Buy one regularly-priced adult admission and dad's or granddad's admission is free with the online coupon.  Coupon must be presented (in print or on your mobile device) to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase.
Date:      June 15 - 16, 2019 
NC City:  LITTLE SWITZERLAND
Event:     RockFest 
The event features a treasure hunt, hikes, live music and mine tours. Kids tour the mines free of charge. Free treasure hunt featuring minerals and crystals as prizes. 9 AM to 6 PM.  Black Light Mine Tour in the Bon Ami Mine at 9 PM. Admission for that tour: $15/adults; $10/seniors and children, free.
Date:      June 16, 2019
NC City:  MAGGIE VALLEY

Event:     Maggie Valley Concert Series     “Topnotch Tunes”   Live outdoor concert by the Haywood Community Band. Bring a blanket or a chair, picnic supper and enjoy the beautiful Maggie Valley sunset. Free and open to the public. Held each 3rd Sunday from May through October at 6:30 PM.
Date:       June 17, 2019
NC City:   HENDERSONVILLE
Event:      Monday Night Live concert series featuring Mojo Brothers Blues Band  
These summer concerts are held at the Hendersonville Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street. Bring a lawn chair, but no pets or alcohol. The seating area opens after 5:30pm and the concerts are from 7 PM - 9 PM.
Date:      June 17, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages. 
Date:      June 18, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 19, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 20, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 20, 2019
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:    Rhythm & Brews Concert Series  
Held  May through September in the Azalea Parking Lot along King Street. Live music, cool breweries, delicious food, kid zone and fun for the entire family! Music starts at 5:30 pm
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Grandfather by Night    
Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  SYLVA 
Events:   Concerts on the Creek -    
Live concerts held every Friday night between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 PM. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike.
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Grandfather by Night    
Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! Aditional cost.
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:     Music on Main Street   Featuring Emporium / Classic Car Show 
The annual Music On Main Street concert series will be held every Friday evening from June through August. Music On Main Street showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from jazz, pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music with room to dance. There will also be a classic car show or corvette show sponsored by the Hendersonville Antique Car Club.  Bring a chair and enjoy the music from 7 PM - 9 PM. Admission is FREE.
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  CASHIERS 
Event:     Groovin' On The Green     Porch 40
    Live summer music concert with great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather. The summer concert series is held on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. (Frank Allen Road – Next to the Post Office). FREE event, but tips appreciated. 
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages. 
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Opening Weekend of the Festival at Brevard Music Center  All Tchaikosky.  
Priincipal guest conductor JoAnn Falletta opens the season with an all Tchaikosky concert featuring violinist Chee Yung. 7:30 PM. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance
Date:      June 21, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     Downtown After Five  
Free live music entertainment in downtown Asheville. Headlining this concert is Town Mountain with opener Scantum Sully. The celebration is every third Friday, May through September, with the goal of encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy downtown Asheville and support local businesses and entertainers.  The event is located on North Lexington Avenue (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass). Food and beer vendors will be available.
Date:      June 21 - July 4, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD 
Event:     Arts & Culture Celebration 2019   
Arts & Culture Celebration 2019 Enjoy more than 90+ ART events in downtown Brevard and Transylvania County over a two week period. Example of events: Opening of the Brevard Music Center, Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, Old Time Street Dances, Music Jams, Open Mic Nite, Live Radio Variety Show, Art Show and Sale and the celebration ends with a BANG at the Heart of Brevard 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza!
Date:      June 21 - August 10, 2019
NC City:  BOONE
Event:     Horn in the West: Legacy Outdoor Drama  
Live performances of the story of the brave settlers of the Carolina Backcountry presented in one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. "Horn in the West" is an inspiring account of events centered around frontiersman Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, a thrilling look back at the nation's beginnings. Visit the on-site Hickory Ridge Living History Museum during the pre-show hours, 5:30 - 8:00PM.
Date:      June 21 - September 22, 2019
NC City: CHIMNEY ROCK
Event:    Summer Fun Photo Contest at Chimney Rock State Park.    
Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.
Date:      June 22, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
The Festival at Brevard Music Center Presents - The Temptations and the Four Tops. 
7:30 PM.
Date:      June 22, 2019 
NC City:  Just north of Boone in Galax VA
Event:     Blue Ridge Music Center Concert    This concert features The Kruger Brothers & Chatham Rabbits  
  The BThe Blue Ridge Music Center Summer Concert Series is performed rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please) and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Phone ticket sales through BRPF Office end at Noon on Friday and are available online up to 12 hours before the concert. The Galax Smokehouse serves BBQ, sides and drinks at each concert. Check the website for details about the performers and concerts
Date:      June 22, 2019
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:     Annual Main Street Antique Show  
The Antique Show features Over 90 antique dealers offering quality antiques on Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville. The Event will be held rain or shine. 9 AM - 5 PM.
Date:      June 22, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     
Art in the Park      Artisans working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal show and sell in a public market setting in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Asheville Area Arts Council's "Asheville Art in the Park Art and Community Grant". 
Date:      June 22, 2019
NC City:  Valle Crucis
Event:    Annual Blood, Sweat & Gears  
This ride is a challenging to strenuous 100 mile bicycle ride, starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, NC. The route roughly circles Boone through the outskirts of Watauga County, the heart of North Carolina's High Country. The terrain is constantly changing with hills of all lengths and curves too numerous to count. Highlight of the route include 21 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a strenuous climb over the 4500 foot gap at Snake Mountain and a 10 mile "flat" on old U.S. 421.
Date:      June 22, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages. 
Date:      June 22, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE  
Event:     Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.
Date:      June 23, 2019
NC City:  BLOWING ROCK / LINVILLE

Event:     Annual Singing on the Mountain  at Grandfather Mountain.  Thousands gather annually for this all-day outdoor gospel sing and fellowship opportunity. Music from top gospel groups begins at 8:30 AM, and many families bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the event. Camping (without RV hookups) is available on the field on a first come, first served basis. The event is free according to the longstanding motto: "Whosoever will may come." 
Date:      June 23, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: Church Windows. 
3 PM
Date:       June 24, 2019
NC City:   HENDERSONVILLE
Event:      Monday Night Live concert series featuring Dog Whistle (classic country)  
These summer concerts are held at the Hendersonville Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street. Bring a lawn chair, but no pets or alcohol. The seating area opens after 5:30pm and the concerts are from 7 PM - 9 PM.
Date:      June 24, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: BMC Artist Faculty - Mozart Piano Quartet No 2. 
7:30 PM
Date:      June 24, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 25, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 26, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 26, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: BMC Student Piano Recital. 
12:30 PM
Date:      June 26, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance:  BMC Artist Faculty - Brahms F Minor Piano Quintet.
  7:30 PM
Date:      June 27, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Music by the River  
7 PM - 9 PM   Open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Date:      June 27, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: Opera Performance - Susannah.  
7:30 PM
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  CASHIERS 
Event:     Groovin' On The Green    
This concert features Andalyn    Live summer music concert with great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather. The summer concert series is held on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. (Frank Allen Road – Next to the Post Office). FREE event, but tips appreciated. 
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  HENDERSONVILLE
Event:     Music on Main Street   Featuring Gotcha Groove
The annual Music On Main Street concert series will be held every Friday evening from June through August. Music On Main Street showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from jazz, pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music with room to dance. Bring a chair and enjoy the music from 7 PM - 9 PM. Admission is FREE.
Date:      June 28, 2019  
NC City:  BREVARD 
Event:     4th Friday Gallery Tour  
An evening of Art, Wine and Food in Downtown Brevard. Every 4th Friday of the month, from May through December. 5-9 PM.
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Grandfather by Night    
Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  SYLVA 
Events:   Concerts on the Creek - Carolina Soulband (Soul/R&B/Beach/Classic Hits) 
Live concerts held every Friday night between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 PM. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike.
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  WEST JEFFERSON  
Event:     Backstreet Park Summer Concert Series in West Jefferson - Crooked Road Ramblers
 Free annual summer concert series. Come kick back and enjoy the music and the fresh outdoors.  special thank you to West Jefferson Business Association for helping us fund this event  May through October.
Date:      June 28, 2019
NC City:  Blowing Rock
Event:     Grandfather by Night    
Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! Aditional cost.
Date:      June 28, 2019 
NC City:  WAYNESVILLE
Event:     Downtown Waynesville Mountain Street Dance  
Enjoy cloggin’ & square dancin’ at an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations & instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9 PM.
Date:      June 28 - 29, 2019
NC City:  ROBBINSVILLE (Stecoah Valley)
Event:     Stecoah Valley Spring Artisans Drive About  
Visit the artisans' studios and galleries during the open house drive-about studio tour. Get up close and person with the artist and see numerous live demonstrations. The hours will be 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days. The Schoolhouse Cafe at The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center will also be open.
Date:      June 28 - 29, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Summer Concert Series  
The Cherokee Summer Concert Series is a mish-mash of good ol’ country and blues, rock ‘n roll, hip hop, soul—you name ‘em, we’ve booked ‘em.  The first weekend of music kicks off with anchor acts Edwin McCain on June 28 and Colt Ford on June 29. With strong local followings, those shows will fill up fast, so come early!
Date:      June 30 - July 6, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE  

Event:     Swanannoa Gathering - Mando & Banjo Week and Fiddle Week  Mando & Banjo Week features classes in two of the instruments that are at the core of several of the most popular folk genres we offer, including bluegrass, old-time, Irish and Scottish, as well as some of the more adventurous blendings of traditional and jazz flavors known as ‘new acoustic’ music.  Fiddle Week at the Swannanoa Gathering celebrates that universality with classes in traditional and contemporary styles ranging from Irish to Mexican, from Cajun and bluegrass to blues. This summer they are emphasizing playing by ear, developing a personal style and improvising in various genres.
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: Opera Performance - Susannah.  
2 PM
Date:      June 29, 2018
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: Elgar Cello Concerto  
7:30 PM
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  CHEROKEE
Event:     Cherokee Bonfire    7 PM - 9 PM   Spend the evening by a roaring bonfire among Cherokee storytellers and dancers as they tell tales and dance traditional dances of days gone by. Stories often feature native myths, survival skills, and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee people. Dances showcase authentic 17th-century dress and traditional Cherokee music. Enjoy marshmallows for roasting and beverages.
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  POPlAR (near Wilkesboro)
Event:     
Annual Carolina PushRodz Car Show   Run for the Hills for your "fill" of cars, fun and prizes. This is a free family events with no charge for parking or to enter a car. BBQ, funnel cakes and drinks will be available for purchase.
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE  
Event:     Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE
Event:     
Art in the Park      Artisans working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal show and sell in a public market setting in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Asheville Area Arts Council's "Asheville Art in the Park Art and Community Grant". 
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  ROBBINSVILLE
Event:     An Appalachian Evening - Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper   
This annual summer concert series offers an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists — quality entertainment for the entire family. Rich in cultural heritage, An Appalachian Evening continues to be a favorite with locals and visitors alike. All concerts at 7:30 PM in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium.
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  TODD
Event:     Todd's Free Summer Music Concert Series  
  6 - 8 PM  The Lucky Strikes  performs. A FREE summer music series in historic Todd, NC. The series has become a tradition in Todd over the last decade and features some of the best known musicians in the region and a range of musical genres from blues to bluegrass to country. Bring a blanket, a chair and your family and friends.
Date:      June 29, 2019
NC City:  ASHEVILLE  
Event:     Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.
Date:      June 29, 2019 
NC City:  Just north of Boone in Galax VA
Event:     Blue Ridge Music Center Concert    This concert features Kelsey Waldon & None of the Above  
  The Blue Ridge Music Center Summer Concert Series is performed rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket (NO ALCOHOL please) and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Phone ticket sales through BRPF Office end at Noon on Friday and are available online up to 12 hours before the concert. The Galax Smokehouse serves BBQ, sides and drinks at each concert. Check the website for details about the performers and concerts
Date:      June 29 - 30, 2019
NC City:  HIGHLANDS   
Event:     Village Square Art and Craft Show  
Sponsored by the Macon County Art Association, there are many works of art from which to choose. You will also find jewelry, pottery, weaving, metalwork, woodwork and other high quality crafts for the home and garden. 70+ local and regional art vendors. The show is held in downtown Highlands at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park and neighboring Village Square, a block from Main Street.
Date:      June 29 - 30,  2019
NC City:  CULLOWHEE (near SYLVA)
Event:     Mountain Artisans Summertime Art and Craft Show  at WCU  10 AM - 5 PM
 Mountain Artisans presents the Summertime Art and Craft Show at the Western Carolina University Ramsey Center.  Authentic crafts from the hands of 100 Regional Artisans.  Admission $4.50 adults, Children under 12 Free.  Free parking.
Date:      June 29 - August 3, 2019
NC City:  BOONE
Event:     Appalachian Summer at Appalachian State University  
A month+ long arts festival that features events in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film on the campus of Appalachian State University. With award-winning artists from all across the world coming to the High Country in one summer, the festival has become an attraction that appeals to thousands and has been ranked one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeastern Tourism Society. There is something for everyone from fine art enthusiasts, to country and bluegrass fans and all those who like a good mixture of both. Get a complete event schedule at the site.
Date:      June 30, 2019
NC City:  BREVARD
Event:    
Brevard Music Center Performance: Student Competition Finals - Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto. 
7:00 PM 
 
 
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6/13-16 Scottish Heritage Festival   Franklin NC
6/14 Groovin' On The Green   Cashiers NC
6/14 Concerts on the Creek    Sylva NC 
6/14 Music on Main Street    Hendersonville NC
6/14 Grandfather by Night   Blowing Rock
6/14 Gallery Crawl    West Jefferson
6/14 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert    This concert features The Steep Canyon Rangers & Dori Freeman
6/14 Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews    Bryson City NC
6/15 Candle Light Ghost Tours   Wilkesboro NC
6/15 Annual Bluff Mountain Festival     Hot Springs NC
6/15 Todd Summer Concert Series - Amantha Mill      Todd NC
6/15 Front Street Arts and Crafts Show   Dillsboro NC
6/15 Rocky Top: The Art of Grandfather’s Trail System     Blowing Rock
6/15 Art in the Park      Asheville NC
6/15 Ooh La La Curiosity Market   Asheville
6/15 Art in the Park     Blowing Rock
6/15 Black Light nighttime Mine Underground Tour    Little Switzerland NC
6/15-16 Father's Day Weekend Admission Special at Chimney Rock State Park
6/15-16 Artisan League of Little Switzerland Arts and Crafts Market      Little Switzerland NC
6/15-16 RockFest     Little Switzerland NC
6/16 Maggie Valley Concert Series     “Topnotch Tunes”   Maggie Valley
 
Year Around & Season-long Events
Music and Live Theatre:
When:  Various Times
Where: NC Mountains and Foothills
What:   Blue Ridge Music Trails  
A guide to the traditional music of the NC Mountains and Foothills.
When:  Saturday 7 PM, June - Oct
Where: Bryson City Train Depot
What:   Music in the Mountains 
Regional talent is showcased in a relaxed, outdoor venue located in the heart of historic downtown. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an evening of great music. 828-488-3681
When:  Friday 7 PM, all year
Where: Old Fort NC
What:    Old Time Mountain Music -
for more than a decade, folks have gathered to hear and play bluegrass and traditional mountain music. Nobody’s paid, everyone’s welcome and coffee and sodas are still just a quarter!
When:  Saturdays 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Old Fort NC
What:   Tracks Music and Dance -  
music and dancing at the Tracks Event Center located just outside Old Fort. The house band is, Rewind, playing a mix of 50s, 60s, 70s, a little country and bluegrass plus special requests! Free line dancing classes from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
When:  Sundays, 2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Old Fort NC
What:   Informal Jam on the Porch -
Bring an instrument or bring an ear! Happening each Sunday on the porch at the Mountain Gateway Museum in downtown.
When:  various times, all year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Diana Wortham Theatre 
A variety of professional and touring music, dance and theatrical performances. Dining discounts and special performances offered.
When:  First Monday, Oct - May
Where: Brevard NC
What:   Brevard Music Center First Mondays 
Classical music performances by local and touring professionals.
When:  June-August
Where: Brevard
What:   Brevard Music Center  
An annual festival of classical, chamber and opera performances by students, faculty and guest musicians.  The Center is considered one of the premier summer training programs and festivals in the US.
When:  May-August
WWhere: Brevard
WWhat:   Sounds of Silvermont 
Local musicians in a jam session playing bluegrass, country, gospel and more.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville
What:   North Carolina Stage Company

Professional productions, with the best actors, directors and designers from Asheville and across the country.
When:  7-9 PM,  Thursdays, All year
Where: Marion NC, downtown Depot
What:   Bluegrass Music Jam 
Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors, bring chairs or blankets. Free
When:   7 PM Fridays
Where:  Marion
What:    Woody's Original Mountain Music 
An ever changing line up of musicians and musical styles! Join the fun along with Max Woody and friends.
When:   7 PM Fridays, June - August
Where:  Downtown Hendersonville
What:     Music on Main 
Concert series featuring " oldies rock, beach music, variety and top 40 music. Bring a chair and enjoy the music, admission is free
When:   Feb - Dec, various dates
Where:  Flat Rock, Hendersonville
What:    Flat Rock Playhouse
 The theatre season includes world premieres and standard Broadway musicals, comedy, and drama. Music on the Rocks concert series with pop to country.
When:  Most Saturday nights
Where: Saluda NC
What:   The Party Place and Event Center&  
LLive music with country, top 40's, oldies, beach, southern rock and a variety of good party music for listening and dancing.The facility and grounds are available for special events.
When:  All year
Where: Franklin NC
What:   Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts 
A 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns.
When: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, 6-23 to 9-1
Where: Banner Elk NC
What:   Concerts in the Banner Elk Town Park 
Gathers in the town park for a summer concert. Performers range from bluegrass to beach, to country, to top 40, to blues, to jazz, to Motown, to big band
When:  Thursdays, 7:30 PM, June-Aug
Where: Black Mountain NC
What:   The Park Rhythms Outdoor Concert 
A variety of musical groups from throughout the region provide live music in the picturesque setting of Lake Tomahawk
When:  2nd Sun., 7-9 PM, April - Oct
Where: Blowing Rock NC
What:    Jazz Concerts 
Blowing Rock Jazz Society performs. General Admission is $20 for non-members, $5 for students and FREE to BRJS Members
When:  Fridays, 7-9 PM, June - August
WWhere: Canton NC
WWhat:    Pickin' in the Park. 
Free concerts with Live bands and clogging groups at the Canton Recreation Park.
When:  Fridays, 7PM, June - August
Where: Newland NC
What:   Friday Night Free Concert.
(Weather-permitting) held at the Riverwalk Bandstand local musicians perform. Food vendors available.
 
 
NC Parks, Nature Programs:
When:  All year, some closings
Where: Northwest NC Mountains
What:   Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  Events throughout the year. View the full calendar online.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   North Carolina Arboretum
   Touring and permanent exhibits, events and educational programs.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Western North Carolina Nature Center  
Special events and programs, wild walks, Junior Naturalist program, wildlife workshops and more.
When:  May - October
Where: near Brevard
What:   Pisgah Field School Events   
Things to do in Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and along the Blue Ridge Parkway - The Pisgah Field School will introduce you to the wonders and culture of our Southern Appalachian mountains and the “backyard” of the original Biltmore Estate through guided hikes, waterfall tours, private tours and corporate events on our public lands
When:  various times, all year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   Grandfather Mountain
 Special programs with naturalists, Habitat tours, Special kids events, Junior Ranger programs, walks and hikes
When:  All year
Where: Chimney Rock NC
What:  Chimney Rock Park Nature
Programs and hikes  Learn the secrets and wonders of nature, attend photography or dulcimer workshops or enjoy special events and campouts.
When:  All year, Mon-Sat
Where: Brevard NC area
What:  Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education  
Exhibits, special programs, fishing, Nature Nuts and Eco Explorers
When:  All year, various times
Where: Nebo, near Marion NC
What: Lake James Park Programs  
Ranger conducted hikes, nature programs, boat trips and special events. Free to the public.
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Art and Crafts:
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   The Folk Art Center
  Touring exhibits, craft demonstrations, special events, educational opportunities and workshops.
When:  All year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   North Carolina Arboretum
   Touring and permanent exhibits, events and educational programs.
When:  5 PM 4th Friday, May - Oct
Where: Brevard NC
What:   4th Friday Gallery Tour
An evening of Art, Wine and Food in Downtown Brevard
When:  All Year
Where: Asheville NC
What:   River Arts District 
daily open studio tours and special events.  Over 120 artists in an historic setting with restaurants and a brewery.
When:   May - Nov, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Blowing Rock NC
What:    Craft demonstrations 
Members of the renowned Southern Highland Craft Guild demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts.
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Miscellaneous activities:
When:  All year, Mon - Sat
Where: Bryson City NC
What:   Marianna Black Library 
Special events, classic movies, Anime Club, Music programs, Artisan displays
When:  May - October
Where: Between Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland on Parkway
What:   The Orchard at Alta Pass
  Live mountain  music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more.
When:  6 PM, 1st Fridays, May - Dec
Where: Sylva NC
What:   Sylva After Dark
   A night of arts, dining, music, refreshments, shopping and more.
When:  All year
Where: Mount Airy NC
What:   The Surry Arts Council
 Performing and visual arts events
When:  last Saturdays, 9-11 AM
Where: Black Mountain NC
What:  Cruz-N Black Mountain.
Classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles in downtown at the visitor center.
 
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