Apr
15
Mon
Military Vacation Discount at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Apr 15 2019 – Jan 13 2020 all-day
Military Vacation Discount at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm

15% military discount on vacation cottage stays for all military members, active and retired. Enter promo code “MILITARY15” when making a reservation for the discount (Military ID required at check-in).

We are grateful and proud of the military personnel who serve our country. We welcome you to find rest, and respite and to enjoy the balm of healing nature. Come explore the mountains in comfortable cottages surrounded by nature, farms, orchards, wineries and vineyards! Discount applies to both active and retired military.

May
18
Sat
Stones & Dreams, Shadows & Streams @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
May 18 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
Stones & Dreams, Shadows & Streams @ Grovewood Gallery

Stones & Dreams, Shadows & Streams, a solo exhibition of dreamscape and landscape paintings by Hendersonville artist Cynthia Wilson, opens at Grovewood Gallery in Asheville on Saturday, May 18. An opening reception will be held from 2-5pm (free to attend and open to the public), with the artist in attendance. This exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, June 30, 2019.

May
23
Thu
Waterfalls ‘n Wine @ The Pisgah Field School Tickets
May 23 @ 11:00 am – Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm
Waterfalls 'n Wine @ The Pisgah Field School

With over 250 waterfalls in Transylvania County alone, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start looking for them! Let us do all of the hard work as Pisgah Field School staff guides you to five incredible waterfalls in Pisgah using our 15-passenger van, leaving room for some education on the unique history of our Appalachian Mountains and a little flora and fauna ID along the way. We’ll end the day in beautiful downtown Brevard for a private wine tasting at Broad Street Wines. Hiking up to 2-miles on uneven terrain required. Rain or shine event.

May
29
Wed
Things That Go BUMP In The Night @ Pisgah Field School Tickets
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 10:30 pm
Things That Go BUMP In The Night @ Pisgah Field School

When the sun sets during summer, who knows what nocturnal creatures call the Pisgah National Forest home? From blue ghost fireflies, owls and coyotes to black bears and tree frogs, join us for a night of exploration as we search the forest for anything nocturnal! Guide and local naturalist Bryan Suson will talk about who comes out when the sun goes down, then lead a night hike in Andy Cove in search of anything nocturnal, even setting up some special lights to capture a few insect friends. As we continue onto the trails, we’ll shut off the lights, let our eyes adjust, look for movement and search for our forest friends. This family-friendly event is one that you don’t want to miss, but please do not bring pets of any kind. They may scare away our furry and feathery friends! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Jun
22
Sat
Shagging at the Rock @ The Blowing Rock Attraction Tickets
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shagging at the Rock @ The Blowing Rock Attraction

A full afternoon of classic tunes by the best in Beach Music, with the beautiful Blue Ridge as a backdrop at The Blowing Rock Attraction.

Jun
25
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Jun 25 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Jun
28
Fri
Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Tickets
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally @ Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Thousands of bikers roll into the Great Smoky Mountains for the busiest motorcycle weekend of the year.

Maggie Valley is a biker friendly town and a great place for bikers to gather for a rally in the valley surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It makes for a rumbling weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Our tour ride is second to none. Besides all the mountain roads do not miss the hilarious Bike Games where $1,000 cash prize goes to the winners and another $1,000 cash prize to the Bike Show winners.

Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally in Maggie Valley is the oldest and longest currently running rally in western NC.

Blowing Rock Mile of Flowers @ Private Gardens and Downtown Tickets
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Blowing Rock Mile of Flowers @ Private Gardens and Downtown

Presented by the Blowing Rock Garden Club, this tour of local gardens will inspire and delight! Expect a guest speaker, a garden boutique, delicious tea, and more.

Jul
3
Wed
Summer Jam @ Massanutten Resort Tickets
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Jam @ Massanutten Resort

Summer Jam 2019 will be held on July 3rd from 5-10 pm and will feature live music, food vendors, beer & wine garden, kid’s activities, and the best fireworks show in the area. Ages 6 & under are always FREE!

Jul
4
Thu
Freedom Fest, NC @ Downtown Bryson City Tickets
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Freedom Fest, NC @ Downtown Bryson City

An old-fashioned mountain street festival at its best! A wide range of activities including a 5K
race, P.A.W.S. pet contest, kids area, arts and crafts, food vendors and entertainment. The day
culminates with the largest fireworks display in the Smokies at 10 pm.