Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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Burnsville Wedding Expo
February 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$5
The Burnsville Wedding Expo invites brides-to-be, and their fiances, family and friends, to meet local vendors and explore area options for WNC weddings.
A favorite expo tradition returns with brides digging through a tiered cake to find a wedding band hidden inside. The lucky participant who uncovers the ring gets to keep it.
The expo showcases approximately 35 vendors including venues, planners, dress shops, menswear retailers, florists, stationers, caterers, jewelers, photographers, videographers, DJs, transportation companies and more.
Although many aspects of the wedding planning process are carried out through emails and phone calls, the expo provides face-to-face interaction. With an event as highly personalized as a wedding, matching personalities can be as important as comparing budgets and calendars. Attendees can talk with vendors, sample their products and ask questions.
Burnsville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are a popular spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions for local residents and those planning destination weddings. Downtown Burnsville offers a couple of venue options right on Town Square, including Nu Wray Inn and Burnsville Town Center.