Events Calendar

Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival @ Arcade Plaza
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 4:00 pm
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival @ Arcade Plaza | Lake Lure | North Carolina | United States

80+ Artisans
12 Food & Refreshment Vendors
Continuous Entertainment
Gorgeous Mountain Setting on Lake Lure

Toe River Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

First of two bi-annual open studio tours featuring the works of over 80 artists in Mitchell and Yancey Counties, WNC. Free self-guided tour of some of the most prestigious artists in the country, who open the doors of their studio for this weekend event, kicked off with a gala reception on Friday, June 2 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

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.

33rd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show @ Parkway Fire and Rescue show field
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

33rd annual gem and mineral show put on 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.
Dates are July 30th to August 6th, 2017.
Hours are from 10 to 6 with some vendors open earlier or later.
Admission and parking are free.
Address is 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine NC 28777. This is at the new fire station on top of the hill above the old fire station and show field.
Contact Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 or
Website is Applications are available on the website.

Directions from Asheville is to go North on I-26 to Exit 9 and take US 19 north 30 miles to Hwy 226 South to the right. Follow Hwy 226 to Skyview Circle and turn right and follow Majestic View to the top of the hill to the new fire station.
From Marion take Hwy 226 north towards Spruce Pine. When you pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway is will be on your left above Skyview Circle at the new fire station on Majestic View.