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.

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.

Stars and Stripes Celebration Waynesville @ Downtown Waynesville Tickets
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am
Stars and Stripes Celebration Waynesville @ Downtown Waynesville

Stars and Stripes Celebration Waynesville!

Businesses Open All Day!

Special happenings and sales all day long!

11AM – 3PM

Jul
18
Thu
36th Annual Folkmoot Festival @ Downtown Waynesville Tickets
Jul 18 – Jul 28 all-day
36th Annual Folkmoot Festival @ Downtown Waynesville

Many folks know Folkmoot as an international folk festival.
We’re proud that the mountains of Western North Carolina welcome the world to our region every July.

Folkmoot is an international folk festival held since 1984 in Waynesville, North Carolina and surrounding communities.

During its history, the two-week event has featured around 200 groups from approximately 100 countries.

Jul
19
Fri
BBQ & Brews Trestle Train Event @ Bryson City NC Train Depot Tickets
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
BBQ & Brews Trestle Train Event @ Bryson City NC Train Depot

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride to the Fontana Lake trestle
along with a slow-cooked BBQ meal prepared fresh, and beer tastings showcasing local
breweries.

Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer
selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating.

Aug
24
Sat
BBQ & Brews Trestle Train Event @ Bryson City NC Train Depot Tickets
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
BBQ & Brews Trestle Train Event @ Bryson City NC Train Depot

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride to the Fontana Lake trestle
along with a slow-cooked BBQ meal prepared fresh, and beer tastings showcasing local
breweries.

Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer
selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating.

Aug
30
Fri
49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival @ Lake Junaluska Tickets
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival @ Lake Junaluska

The 49th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region.

The main shows begin at 6:30 p.m. on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska.

Both nights will include a rich variety of the region’s finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, jew’s harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles.

Tickets are $12/night in advance, $14/night at the door, 12-years-old and under free.
Purchase tickets at the Bethea Welcome Center.

Sep
1
Sun
First Responders Festival @ Downtown Bryson City Tickets
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
First Responders Festival @ Downtown Bryson City

Enjoy a small street festival of live music, arts and crafts, and food vendors. A portion of the
proceeds will be donated to the Swain County First Responders Fund.

Physical Address for First Responders is:
226 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713