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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.

Be My Valentine Couple’s Paddle

Headwaters Outfitters 25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC

Headwaters Outfitters in collaboration with MagPie Meat and Three and Butter and Blooms, presents a WNC Valentines Couples Paddle. Join paddling Guide Danielle Mathews Ennis for a guided sea kayaking paddle to a local area lake. Enjoy a pack lunch from MagPie Meat and Three and finish with the day with chocolate covered strawberries hand […]


11th Annual Flock to the Rock

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

Join one of Western North Carolina’s most popular Annual events, Flock to the Rock, at Chimney Rock State Park. Originally created to help folks understand why Hickory Nut Gorge is such a premier birding location, this event has grown in size and popularity every year. You don’t have to be an avid birder to find […]

Included with regular park admission

Southern Highands Reserve presents Garden Room Tour–Viewsite

Southern Highlands Reserve 558 Summit Ridge Rd., Lake Toxaway, NC

Join us at the Viewsite as we close our 2019 visitors’ season with a Garden Room Tour! These tours offer a new way to experience the Reserve similar to Visitors’ Days, but focusing on a particular area that is in its peak. This is the perfect opportunity for garden lovers who have less time or […]


Christmas Bird Count

Burnsville, NC

The sixth-annual Audubon Christmas Bird County organized for Yancey County by High Peaks Birders takes place on Saturday, December 28. What is a Christmas Bird Count? It's an opportunity to join in the largest citizen science census, now in its 120th year. The data collected by volunteer CBC participants over the past century have become […]

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West

Black Mountain Savings Bank 200 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC

Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the west side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The caravan will stop for participants to view the impressive chimney that was once part of a large boarding house where travelers on their way to Mt. Mitchell […]


13th Annual Flock to the Rock

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

Start Flock to the Rock out with a bevy of birds! This early bird walk was designed to start before the Park opens to ensure participants get the best chance to encounter a variety of birds. Taking place during fall migration also enhances the number of species expected to be in our area. This hike […]

Included with Park admission