Events Calendar

Wild On Film @ Highland Brewing Company
May 25 all-day
Wild On Film @ Highland Brewing Company | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for a one of a kind fundraising event at Highland Brewing featuring a special premier of our new promotional films- Seasons at the Nature Center and Animal Voices. Admission includes heavy appetizers from Homegrown and popcorn bar from Poppy Popcorn. There will also be live music from the Nature Center’s own Ben Wilson, live painting from Ryan O’Sullivan, a silent auction, photo booth, and a meet and greet with a few of our “VIP” educational animals.
Adults: $20
Youth (age 3-16): $16
VWP (“Very Wild Person”): $40. Our VIP ticket, a $100 value, includes:
• two beer tickets
• seating at front table
• one Wild Walk pass
• Adopt package with mini-plush
• two day passes to Nature Center
• Nature Center tote bag

WNC Flyer @ Oskar Blues Brewery
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am
WNC Flyer @ Oskar Blues Brewery | Brevard | North Carolina | United States

The 14th annual WNC Flyer (formerly called Fletcher Flyer) will be held in the “Cycling Capital of the South”, Brevard, NC. The start/finish will be at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a complimentary first Brew!
Riders will have their choice of a full century, metric century, half century, and half metric rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is the least hilly ride in Western North Carolina, it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone from first-time riders to experience riders.

Better Dads Festival @ Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Better Dads Festival @ Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Kick off Father’s Day weekend with the Better Dads Festival taking place on June 17 in downtown Asheville. This free, family-friendly event welcomes men, women, and children from Asheville’s diverse communities to come explore and celebrate fatherhood in all its forms. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, a poetry slam, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers will invite everyone (festival goers) to consider how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and the many possibilities that exist. For those seeking deeper connection, there will be sharing circles. Musical guests will include LYRIC (who performs with her father), Billy Jonas, and David LaMotte. Come join us for the music and the play and the zest of community.