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The Cherokee Bonfire

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gather around a crackling fire in Cherokee, NC, and hear stories from the beginning of time. The Cherokee Bonfire is back! This event series is free and open to the public, only this year it's bigger than ever, with more days added to the season.  As the evening begins to cool, hear mesmerizing stories of creation, as well as myths, legends—and sometimes ghost stories, for good measure. The Cherokee tellers wear period dress from the 17th century, and share tales passed down through…

The Cherokee Bonfire

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gather around a crackling fire in Cherokee, NC, and hear stories from the beginning of time. The Cherokee Bonfire is back! This event series is free and open to the public, only this year it's bigger than ever, with more days added to the season.  As the evening begins to cool, hear mesmerizing stories of creation, as well as myths, legends—and sometimes ghost stories, for good measure. The Cherokee tellers wear period dress from the 17th century, and share tales passed down through…

ArborEvenings

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax and unwind at the Arboretum’s new “ArborEvenings” after hours series. Held every Thursday, April – October, from 6 to 9 p.m., visitors will see the Arboretum’s gardens come to light after dark while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages, including beer and wine, in one of Asheville’s most beautiful natural settings. On the last Thursday of each month, live music be played in the Heritage Garden. Entry into ArborEvenings is free and included in non-members’ standard parking fees. Valid…

The Cherokee Bonfire

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gather around a crackling fire in Cherokee, NC, and hear stories from the beginning of time. The Cherokee Bonfire is back! This event series is free and open to the public, only this year it's bigger than ever, with more days added to the season.  As the evening begins to cool, hear mesmerizing stories of creation, as well as myths, legends—and sometimes ghost stories, for good measure. The Cherokee tellers wear period dress from the 17th century, and share tales passed down through…

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The 50th 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…

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Caldwell Arts Council invites you to experience a perfect Labor Day Weekend on the banks of the Yadkin River, surrounded by mountain music, dance, food, and beautiful scenery. Festival fun begins at 7 p.m. Friday, featuring a community dance with mountain music, cake walks, open caller mic & more. Saturday is packed with great entertainment! Eight categories of music competitions begin at 10 a.m. on the main stage.   The Youth JAM Tent offers performances by talented young musicians. Non-music…

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

August 31

The Caldwell Arts Council invites you to experience a perfect Labor Day Weekend on the banks of the Yadkin River, surrounded by mountain music, dance, food, and beautiful scenery. Festival fun begins at 7 p.m. Friday, featuring a community dance with mountain music, cake walks, open caller mic & more. Saturday is packed with great entertainment! Eight categories of music competitions begin at 10 a.m. on the main stage.   The Youth JAM Tent offers performances by talented young musicians. Non-music…

The Cherokee Bonfire

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gather around a crackling fire in Cherokee, NC, and hear stories from the beginning of time. The Cherokee Bonfire is back! This event series is free and open to the public, only this year it's bigger than ever, with more days added to the season.  As the evening begins to cool, hear mesmerizing stories of creation, as well as myths, legends—and sometimes ghost stories, for good measure. The Cherokee tellers wear period dress from the 17th century, and share tales passed down through…

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

September 1

The Caldwell Arts Council invites you to experience a perfect Labor Day Weekend on the banks of the Yadkin River, surrounded by mountain music, dance, food, and beautiful scenery. Festival fun begins at 7 p.m. Friday, featuring a community dance with mountain music, cake walks, open caller mic & more. Saturday is packed with great entertainment! Eight categories of music competitions begin at 10 a.m. on the main stage.   The Youth JAM Tent offers performances by talented young musicians. Non-music…

ArborEvenings

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax and unwind at the Arboretum’s new “ArborEvenings” after hours series. Held every Thursday, April – October, from 6 to 9 p.m., visitors will see the Arboretum’s gardens come to light after dark while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages, including beer and wine, in one of Asheville’s most beautiful natural settings. On the last Thursday of each month, live music be played in the Heritage Garden. Entry into ArborEvenings is free and included in non-members’ standard parking fees. Valid…

Big Daddy Love- Music on Main

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our first Music on Main event for 2019! Each first Friday of the month, we welcome you to Downtown Sparta to check out local merchants, favorite restaurants and live performances at our free family-friendly event. The Friday night street party offers music and activities on Main Street.

ArborEvenings

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax and unwind at the Arboretum’s new “ArborEvenings” after hours series. Held every Thursday, April – October, from 6 to 9 p.m., visitors will see the Arboretum’s gardens come to light after dark while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages, including beer and wine, in one of Asheville’s most beautiful natural settings. On the last Thursday of each month, live music be played in the Heritage Garden. Entry into ArborEvenings is free and included in non-members’ standard parking fees. Valid…

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