July 2018 Events

Through October 7, 2018

  • Chihuly at Biltmore represents the first art exhibition in Biltmore’s historic gardens, and the first garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works in North Carolina. The world-renowned American artist’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and now, for a limited time only, they can be seen at Biltmore.  Dazzling in daylight, the exhibition takes on a new dimension when viewed after nightfall; experience the brilliance and beauty of these awe-inspiring marvels of color, form, and light.  Click on link for information on tickets.

July 1, 2018

  • Sundays in July: Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry, 4:00pm-5:30pm, $10.00 / $5.00.  As a proud member of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Cradle of Forestry will host its 16th annual Songcatchers Music Series. This music series celebrates traditional sounds of southern Appalachian heritage at our outdoor amphitheater. Please visit our website for details about the featured artists. 

July 4, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.
  • Music on Main Street: Wishful Thinkin', Patriotic Tribute, Fireworks, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

July 4-7, 2018

July 7, 2018

  • Buncombe Turnpike: 'An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. Buncombe Turnpike plays a variety of heartfelt tunes ranging from traditional and contemporary bluegrass to gospel and handcrafted originals. With their crowd pleasing demeanor, seasoned musicianship, and powerful vocals, the band has made a name for themselves among traditional and contemporary listeners alike.  Adults $15; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax.  All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm.  Click on the link for tickets and additional information.  828-479-3364
  • Winged Creatures of the Night at the Cradle of Forestry, $6.00 /$3.00, 7:30pm-9:30pm  As the sun sets the natural world comes to life. Join Cradle of Forestry educators as we seek for and learn more about the winged beetles, moths, bats and birds that inhabit the forests at night. 

July 8, 2018

  • Sundays in July: Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry4:00pm-5:30pm, $10.00 / $5.00.  As a proud member of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Cradle of Forestry will host its 16th annual Songcatchers Music Series. This music series celebrates traditional sounds of southern Appalachian heritage at our outdoor amphitheater. Please visit our website for details about the featured artists. 

July 11, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

July 11-14, 2018

July 13, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: 96.5 House Band, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

July 13-14, 2018

  • NC Blackberry Festival, Downtown Lenoir, 5:00 - 10:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am-9:00.  Featuring the world's largest blackberry cobbler, The Blackberry Parade complete with the NC Panthers PurrCussion Drumline, blackberry eating contests, live music, vendors, food trucks, Bites, Brews and Blues and more.  Over 35 food trucks will be at this event with an additional 230 vendors starting Friday night at 5 pm.  There will be something for everyone, so please join us.  For more information, contact the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce at 828-726-0616 or click on the link.   

July 14, 2018

  • Art in the Park, Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock, NC.  Free, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.  Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at BRAHM.  Free trolley to and from parking areas at Tanger Outlets and Food Lion, all day, looping every 20 minutes.  828-295-7851

July 15, 2018

  • Sundays in July: Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry4:00pm-5:30pm, $10.00 / $5.00.  As a proud member of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Cradle of Forestry will host its 16th annual Songcatchers Music Series. This music series celebrates traditional sounds of southern Appalachian heritage at our outdoor amphitheater. Please visit our website for details about the featured artists. 

July 18, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

July 18-21, 2018

July 19, 2018

  • Rhythm & Brews Concert: Urbansoil, 5:00-9:00 pm, the Rhythm & Brews concerts series offers a variety of music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area with games and activities. The concerts begin at 5:00 pm with the singer-songwriter showcase, followed by the Opening Act at 6:00 pm and Headliners follow at 7:00 pm.  Downtown Hendersonville, NC, Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets.  828-233-3216

July 20, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: Flashback - The Party Band, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708
  • Camp Folkmoot: Hands around the Globe, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $30. Dancers of all abilities, between ages 10 - 17 years who are inspired by dance can learn international folk dance from visiting  groups who perform at the Folkmoot Festival. Learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures, and hear the timeless, captivating stories behind the dances of each international group. The day includes “make-and-take” cultural crafts and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants. Families, youth groups and accompanying adults are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Tickets for this event are $30 per camper and $10 for accompanying adults and will include lunch, snacks and supplies. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if pre-registered. For more information, contact Elizabeth Burson, elizabeth@folkmoot.org. To register, follow link or call 828-452-2997.

July 21, 2018

  • Carolina Blue at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, 7:00 pm, Franklin, NC.  Tickets $15 Adults; $7.50 Child 6-16; Under 6 Free.  Click on link for additional information and tickets.
  • Train History Day at the Cradle of Forestry, $6.00 / $3.00 10:00 am-4:00 pm.  We love our 1914 Climax logging train enough to give it its own day. Learn more about the history of the logging industry in western North Carolina, as well as the different types of trains that were utilized for the mountainous landscape.
  • Folkmoot: Many Cultures Day, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $5 admission This outdoor event is in its third year and is scheduled for immediately after the Parade of Nations in downtown Waynesville. The event features live art demonstrations, 30-vendors, youth activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, a youth performance stage with local youth fiddlers and dancers; additionally, there will be two Cherokee stickball demonstrations. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.

July 22, 2018

  • Sundays in July: Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry4:00pm-5:30pm, $10.00 / $5.00.  As a proud member of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Cradle of Forestry will host its 16th annual Songcatchers Music Series. This music series celebrates traditional sounds of southern Appalachian heritage at our outdoor amphitheater. Please visit our website for details about the featured artists.
  • Folkmoot Sunday Soiree Concert Series, 7:00 p.m., Celebrating our second year of the Sunday Soiree, the community is invited to experience the foods of eight world cultures, presented by the chefs of the Blind Pig Supper Club. Entertainment is provided by regional youth celebrating African-American, Appalachian, American Jazz and Cherokee traditions. Folkmoot's international performers will attend this event with dessert! 

July 25, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

July 25-28, 2018

July 27, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: Rock & Roll Reunion, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

July 29, 2018

  • Music by the Lake: The Super 60's, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, Free, 5:00-7:00 pm.  This free Sunday evening concert and features a wide range of musical and vocal groups. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the music by the lake.  A food truck will be available on site. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Patton Building.
  • Sundays in July: Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry4:00pm-5:30pm, $10.00 / $5.00.  As a proud member of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Cradle of Forestry will host its 16th annual Songcatchers Music Series. This music series celebrates traditional sounds of southern Appalachian heritage at our outdoor amphitheater. Please visit our website for details about the featured artists. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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