Nothing says winter quite like a dip in the pool. That’s the idea behind the Polar Plunge — a frosty challenge now in its 10th year that supports Haywood Waterways Association.
Coming soon to HART Theatre is “Nocturne,” a one man show that examines a life of exceptional loss.
Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina have been delighted that the organization’s annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser will soon be held live at a bowling alley near them.
Ginger’s Revenge, Asheville’s first and only brewery focused on the production of alcoholic ginger beer, will host a holiday market in their tasting room. The two-day Holiday Market will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and will host nine vendors, food trucks — and giveaways throughout t…
To celebrate all things wonderful about Halloween, Highland Brewing will have a candy- beer pairing flight to treat all ghouls, a Monster Market for all scary artisans, kids, adults and dogs, and a costume-required volleyball tournament.
WAYNESVILLE — Art, dancing, music and food vendors will take over downtown Waynesville for the 38th annual Church Street Art and Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WAYNESVILLE — Take a step back in time with some of Waynesville’s most influential and unique historical figures at the Green Hill Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m.
MAGGIE VALLEY — Toast to the cuddly cats and kittens of FUR, a feline rescue non-profit in Haywood County, at Elevated Mountain Distillery on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Get your ballots ready to vote in the brand-new Haywood Idol competition held in conjunction with the Haywood County Fair, where people’s choice voting will narrow down constants to the top finalist who wins a one-night trip to Nashville.
SYLVA — Celebrate the mountain trifecta of fishing, tunes and brews with the annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival in downtown Sylva from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
WAYNESVILLE — A festival celebrating all-things Appalachia will be held at the historic Shelton House campus in Waynesville Aug. 21-22.
ASHEVILLE — Get in touch with your new-age side at the the Psychic & Holistic Pop-Up Expo at the WNC Ag Center Aug. 21-22.
MAGGIE VALLEY — European auto enthusiasts will descend on Maggie Valley for three days of group rides and camaraderie — culminating in a free car show at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds on Saturday, Aug. 21.
WAYNESVILLE — Hundreds of dogs and their owners will take to the streets for the Downtown Dog Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, organized by Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.
WAYNESVILLE — Here’s the purr-fect way to help save homeless felines and give them a chance for a fur-ever home.
HENDERSONVILLE — Two of country music’s brightest young stars will showcase their music at Hendersonville’s free Block Party on Main on Saturday, July 31.
WAYNESVILLE — A monthly market featuring handmade arts and craft and vintage finds will be held at Haywood Square in downtown Waynesville from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1.
CHEROKEE — The blueberry is certainly having a moment. So grab your fellow blueberry lovers and enjoy the freshest you can find during the Cherokee Blueberry Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 24.
HAYWOOD COUNTY — Witness cultural performance troupes from across the U.S. during the Folkmoot festival from Thursday, July 22, through Sunday, July 25.
ASHEVILLE — The music and dance traditions of Southern Appalachia are once again taking over downtown Asheville with Shindig on the Green — a perennial favorite since 1967.
CASHIERS — Experience a summer evening in the quaint hamlet of Cashiers during The Cashiers Village Crawl from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 16.
DILLSBORO — The quaint village of Dillsboro will be transformed into an outdoor art market place during the annual Front Street Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday, July 17.
CASHIERS — Make your kids next bathtime fizzy, fun and fabulous with a make-and-take bath jar session at the Cashiers Village Green at 1 p.m. Friday, July 16.
MAGGIE VALLEY — Nearly 100 artisans from across the Southeast will converge for the Maggie Valley Arts and Craft Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10-11 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
WAYNESVILLE — The Blue Ridge Artists and Crafters are back with the annual Freedom Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11, at the Smoky Mountain Event Center.
ASHEVILLE — A fireworks show will be shot off over downtown Asheville on July Fourth.
SYLVA — Catch a fireworks show over downtown Sylva on July 4, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.
CHEROKEE — Grab your friends and family, a quilt or camping chair, and soak up a Cherokee July Fourth fireworks spectacular.
BREVARD — Fireworks are back in Brevard this July Fourth, but the traditional viewing location from the Brevard College Campus is off limits this year.
CHEROKEE — Hundreds of Native dancers and drummers from tribes across the United States will converge on Cherokee for the annual Fourth of July Powwow July 2-4.
BRYSON CITY — The annual Freedom Fest festival will take over downtown Bryson City on Saturday, July 3, capped off by a fireworks show — making it possible to turn your weekend into a two-day doubler header of fireworks and revelry.
LAKE JUNALUSKA — The bell on the grounds of Lake Junaluska will toll 108 times on Friday, June 25, to honor the 108th anniversary of the conference and retreat center.
MAGGIE VALLEY — The annual Thunder in the Smokies summer motorcycle rally will roll into the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds June 25-27.
ASHEVILLE — AsheJam and the Southern Atlantic Hemp & Arts Expo will converge for a three-day festival June 25-27 at the WNC Ag Center.
ASHEVILLE — Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, a professional ballet company known for its vivid cutting-edge dance, is ready to wow audiences again for the first time since COVID with a triple header weekend.
LAKE JUNALUSKA — A Juneteenth celebration marking the anniversary of the end of slavery will be held at Lake Junasla from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.
ASHEVILLE AND AROUND — Catch a screening of the new WNC-produced documentary “The Spirits Still Move Them: Moonshining in the Mountains,” with the first one coming up Thursday, June 17, at The Orange Peel.
ASHEVILLE — Come together in peace and harmony during the Asheville Juneteenth Celebration from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Asheville.
ASHEVILLE — GRINDfest, a weekend-celebration of Juneteeneth hosted by Grind Coffee Shop, will feature a poetry slam, storytelling, lip sync battle and more over three days from June 18-20.
BRYSON CITY — Take a trip out to Darnell Farms for the annual Gospel Jam on Saturday, June 12, and load up on the bumper crop of mountain-grown strawberries while you're at it.
SYLVA — The eclectic shops, galleries and eateries of downtown Sylva are taking it outside Saturday, June 12, for a Downtown Sylva Sidewalk Sale.
HENDERSONVILLE — The 30th annual Hendersonville Antique & Vintage Show will be held Saturday, June 12, with dozens of vendors stretched along five city blocks of Main Street.
MAGGIE VALLEY — A jeep rally featuring group rides, a festival atmosphere and camaraderie with fellow jeepers will be held Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
ASHEVILLE — A one-day celebration of local + indie craft, design, and vintage-themed wares will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Rabbit Rabbit in downtown Asheville.
WAYNESVILLE — Cowboys and cowgirls will take to the arena in a professional rodeo competition at the Smoky Mountain Event Center June 4 and 5.
AROUND WNC — Mast General Store will ante up a portion of proceeds on June 5 to support land conservation in the mountains.
WAYNESVILLE — Make your own living terrarium during a hands-on workshop at 828 Market on Main in downtown Waynesville.
ASHEVILLE — A weekly skate jam for roller skaters and roller bladers from around WNC is held every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Carrier Park in Asheville.
Free kids fishing sessions — including poles, bait and how-to lessons — are being held across WNC over the next couple of weeks.
ASHEVILLE — Dogs of all breeds are polishing their tricks for the Blue Ridge Agility Club dog trials running May 28-30 at the WNC Ag Center.