August 2017 Events

Through August 6

  • 33rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show, New fire station at 36 Majestic View, Spruce Pine. 10 am to 6 pm. Presented by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. 60 worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more.  Admission and parking are free.

Through August 24

August 4

  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 
  • Music on Main, Sparta. First Friday of each month June-October. 6 pm. Downtown Sparta’s merchants, restaurants, and attractions welcome visitors with music in six or more venues. Performers can be found at BlueRidgeMusicNC.com. Free and family friendly. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

August 4-6

  • NC Gem & Mineral Show, Spruce Pine.

August 5

  • Smokey Bear’s 73rd Birthday Party, Cradle of Forestry, 11 am - 1 pm. $6.00 for ages 16 and older; $3.00 for youth 15 and under, America the Beautiful pass holders, and Golden Age Passport holders. Smokey Bear, the symbol of wildland fire prevention, turns 73 this year. The Cradle of Forestry hosts this special bear’s birthday party each year. Smokey will help cut his birthday cake then meet and greet with his friends during the celebration.
  • The Bankesters performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $15 / K-12 $10

August 6

  • Wood Day, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center, Asheville.

August 7

  • Street Dances, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9 pm.  Free, every Monday through August 10, featuring mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 

August 11

  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

August 11-12

  • Annual Waldensian Festival, Valdese.  The Waldensian Heritage Museum, Trail of Faith, and Waldensian Winery will all be open to the public. Food, craft, and art vendors along with many bands playing throughout the event. The outdoor drama, From This Day Forward, will conclude its 50th season with performances both nights of the 11th & 12th.  Waldensian heritage events will include a bocce tournament at the L.P.D.A. and a traditional luncheon and church service at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church.

August 11-13

August 11-20

August 12

  • May the Forest Be With You, Cradle of Forestry, 8 am - 5 pm. One of the Cradle's new events that celebrates forest resources used today. Local artisans will be joining the Cradle in demonstrating Appalachian cultural and modern uses of forest products.
  • Shindig on the Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams.
  • Freight Hoppers performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 concert.  Tickets: Adults $15 / K-12 $10
     

August 12-17

  • 20th Annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse, Burns Street, Cashiers. Presented by the Cashiers Historical Society, this year’s event will feature three houses in the new Cottage Walk community decorated by the best interior decorators and designers in the Southeast. August 12-27 

August 14

  • Street Dances, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9 pm.  Free, every Monday through August 10, featuring mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 

August 16-September 15

  • Through the Needle’s Eye 2017, National Touring Exhibit sponsored by The Embroiderers' Guild of America. Transylvania County Arts Council gallery, 349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard. Exhibit hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

August 17-19

August 18

  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited.
  • Shindig on the Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

August 18-21

  • Solar Eclipse Weekend, Jackson County. All towns are in the direst path of the Great American Solar Eclipse. Events planned throughout the county all weekend.

August 19

  • Charity Auction, Rotary Club of Blowing Rock, American Legion Building, Blowing Rock. Silent auction begins at 3 pm and live auction at 5 pm. No admission fee, free wine and food.  All money raised is donated to charities and non-profits in the community. 828-295-3353.
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Market, Dillsboro, 9 am to 4 pm. Over 40 artisans displaying and demonstrating their handmade arts and crafts. Family entertainment and food. 
  • The Jeff Little Trio performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $25 / K-12 $10

August 25

  • 4th Friday Gallery Walk, downtown Brevard. Art galleries, stores and restaurants open late from 5 - 8 pm on the 4th Friday from April-November. December Gallery Walk on 34d Friday. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

August 26 

  • Shindig on the Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams.
  •  Kruger Brothers performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $30 / K-12 $10

 

 

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