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.
Events for July 29, 2019
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Travel back in time to 1955 to a small, dreary cookie-cutter town where everything is about to change. A young mechanic, Natalie, dreams for adventure and love. Suddenly, a mysterious, leather-jacketed, guitar-playing, hip-swinging stranger shakes up the people of this small town as they discover romance, rock & roll, and riotous fun! This musical fantasy […]Find out more »
The 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment. This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is […]Find out more »
This summer and into the fall, the Swannanoa Valley Museum is exploring the story of the textile industry in Western North Carolina through its new exhibit “Beacon Blankets: The Mill.” This multimedia exhibit delves into the history of Beacon Blankets, a New England textile company that migrated to the town of Swannanoa, near Asheville, North […]Find out more »
This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville's street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition. People of all ages gather in downtown Hendersonville each Monday evening from mid-July through mid-August to enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing. People square […]Find out more »