Area Events Calendar 2016

Enjoy this video:  Property Owners summarize local area attractions and activities.

For more information regarding the area’s attractions, click the name to go to their website.


Old Time Plowing and Folkways April 9th

Migratory Bird Day April 30th

Tour de Falls at DuPont Forest May 7th – May 8th

White Squirrel Festival May 28th – May 29th

Brevard Music Center Festival June 24th – August 7th

Forest Festival at Cradle of Forestry October 1st

Tour de Falls in DuPont October 8th – 9th

Downtown Brevard Halloweenfest October 29th



Tour de Cashiers May 3rd

Grooving on The Green Friday Nights

Rotary Club of Cashiers Arts and Crafts Fair Memorial and Labor Day Weekends

Summer Colors Art Show July 11th and 12th

Cashiers Antique Show July 22nd – July 24th

Cashiers Historical Society Designer Showcase Mid August (2 Weeks)

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival October 10 – 12th



Collective Spirits Wine and Food May 19-21

Highlands Motoring Festival June 9 -12

Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival June 19th

Bascom in Bloom August 13th -16th

The 3 Ceramic Artist Symposium September 12th

Beatlemania September 25th



Biltmore Blooms March 19th – May 26th

Mother Earth News Fair April 9th and 10th

Asheville Orchid Festival April 14th – 17th

Spring Herb Festival April 29th – May 1st

“Downtown After 5” Fridays after May 20th

River District Artists Studio Stroll May 21st – May 22nd

Rhododendron and Azalea Flower Show April 30th – May 1st

LEAF Festival May 12th – May 15th

Fiber Weekend May 14th – May 15th

Dahlia Tuber and Mum Plant Show May 15th

Mountain Sports Festival May 27th – May 29th

Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival May 27th – 29th

Asheville Beer Week May 27th – June 4th

Kenilworth Artists Open Studio Tour May 28th – May 29th

Asheville – Blue Ridge Rose Society Exhibition May 28th – May 29th

Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony May 30th

Asheville Art in the Park June 11th- Remaining Summer

WNC Daylily Flower Show June 25th

Shindig on the Green July 2nd – Remaining Summer

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands July 21st – July 24th

LEAF Downtown Asheville July 30th – July 31st

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival August 4th – August 6th

Wood Day at the Folk Arts Center August 6th

Village Arts and Crafts Fair August 6th – August 7th

Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival August 9th – August 13th

Riverfest August 13th

Asheville Wine and Food Festival August 19th – August 20th

Organicfest August 28th

Asheville Running Experience August 19th – August 21st

Mountain State Fair September 9th – September 18th

Heritage Weekend at Folk Art Center September 17th – September 18th

Carolina Craft Day September 24th



Potters Of Madison County April 2nd

Art on the Island Fest in Marshall September 24th


Bryson City

Appalachian Trail Founder’s Bridge Festival April 9th

NOC Spring Fling April 22nd – 24th

NOC’s Guest Appreciation Weekend September 23rd – September 25th

NOCtoberfest October 22nd

Smokey Mountain Fly Fishing Festival October 8th

Bryson City Chili Cookoff and Fall Festival October 15th



Colorfest Arts Fest in Dillsboro October 1st


Hot Springs

Trailfest April 15th – 17th

French Broad River Festival April 29th – May 1

Bluff Mountain Festival June 11

Wild Goose Festival July 7th – July 10th

French Broad Brew Fest in Hot Springs September 24th


Lake Lure

Earth Day at Chimney Rock April 23rd

Mothers Day Special at Chimney Rock May 7th -May 8th

SpringGo! May 14th

Lake Lure Arts Festival May 28th – May 30th

Lake Lure Olympiad August 12th – August 14th

Dirty Dancing Festival August 19th – August 20th

Flock to Rock Birding Weekend September 17th



Greening Up the Mountains April 23rd




Spruce Pine

Fire on the Mountain April 30th

Spruce Pine BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival July 15th – July 16th



Weaverville Art Safari May 8th



Saluda Arts Festival May 21st

Coon Dog Day Festival July 9th



Garden Jubilee Festival May 28th – May 29th



Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration June 11th

Folkmoot USA July 21st – July 31st

Parade of Nations July 22nd

International Day July 23rd

Church Street Waynesville Art and Craft Show October 8th

Apple Harvest Festival October 15th



Pow Wow Week at Cherokee July 1st – July 3rd


Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games July 7th – July 10th