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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.

Hendersonville Restaurant Week

Henderson County Restaurants

Hendersonville introduces its first restaurant week, featuring an impressive variety of restaurants across the county. The 10-day event encourages locals and visitors to explore area eateries via prix fixe, multicourse menus. Participating restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to upscale casual to innovative tasting room food trucks. With prix fixe lunch menus available for […]

A Rumbling Bald St. Patrick’s Day on Lake Lure

Rumbling Bald Resort

Family friendly Live Music, Food, Beer, and Irish Games, Best Kilt Contest, 2nd Round March Madness Games on the TV’s as well. Live Music Starting at 3pm until close. Eleanor Underhill 2p – 4p Melissa Seeley 4:15p – 6:15p Adam Shirah 6:30p – close    

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Friendraiser

Rescue Dog Cafe

The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival and Rescue Dog Cafe present Ash Devine in concert. Devine is an award-winning songwriter and folk-Americana-country musician who is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville. A portion of proceeds benefit the upcoming Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, held in downtown Burnsville Sept. 6-8. Two drawings will be held, one for […]

Bites & Brews Festival Sponsored by iHeart Media-Asheville

Asheville Outlets

iHeartMedia Asheville presents the Bites & Brews Food Truck Festival! Enjoy the local food truck scene, craft brews, and local music that will grace the entertainment stage over the course of the day for a fun, family-friendly atmosphere! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Eblen Foundation. Bites & Brews will be at Asheville Outlets […]

Wine & Jazz Fest

Asheville Outlets

SAVE THE DATE for the first annual Give to the Music Wine & Jazz Fest at Asheville Outlets Sunday, September 23rd from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a special VIP Hour from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.. The event, sponsored by iHeart Radio - Asheville, Ingles Markets and Hi-Alta Real Estate, will feature LIVE Jazz music and […]

No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest

Nu Wray Inn

The inaugural No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest debuts in downtown Burnsville. Fifteen breweries will participate in the event, which also includes live music and local food vendors. The festival, hosted by Burnsville brewery Homeplace Beer Co., will take place at the Nu Wray Inn and along South Main Street. Tickets cost $25 and include […]


Asheville Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Asheville Outlets

Asheville Outlets ( and Food Truck Festivals of America are excited to present the 2nd Annual Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival Saturday, October 6 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (VIP hour 11 a.m. – 12 noon). While some of regions most popular food trucks dish out fan favorites, craft ales and beers […]


Murder in the Moonshine

Nu Wray Inn

The Nu Wray Inn and Parkway Playhouse team up for a fun murder mystery dinner. A local treasure hunter, known for his underwhelming finds, is hosting a roaring '20s themed dinner event to celebrate locating a treasure that’s been hidden for 90 years. He claims to have found the stash of a Chicago gangster who bought moonshine at […]


Be My Valentine Couple’s Paddle

Headwaters Outfitters

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 […]


A Killer Investment: Murder Mystery Dinner

Nu Wray Inn

You received a cryptic message from your financial adviser, Felix Venture, inviting you to a special investors’ dinner at the Nu Wray Inn. His invitation said that he’d reveal the most amazing opportunity that he’s ever seen in all his years of investing. Of course you were interested because you’ve got a lot of money […]


St. Patrick’s Day FAB Crawl

Crawl with us during the St. Patrick's Day FAB Crawl (Food, Art & Brew) in downtown Morganton. Retailers, Restaurants, Breweries, Pubs, and Art Studios are signing up to participate in the ALL DAY FAB Crawl on Saturday, March 16th. This St. Patrick's Day FAB Crawl will include some Irish favorites: chef's specials, GREEN beer, music […]


Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show

Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall

Brides looking to get married in the Blue Ridge Mountains can plan their dream weddings at the Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show. Hendersonville is a popular choice for local brides, as well as brides planning destination weddings. The area’s natural beauty, variety of venues and myriad businesses that support the wedding industry all […]




The North Carolina Arboretum

Relax and unwind at The North Carolina Arboretum's new “ArborEvenings” after hours series. Held every Thursday, April – October, from 6 to 9 p.m., visitors will see the Arboretum’s gardens come to light after dark while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages, including beer and wine. On the last Thursday of each month, live music […]

Free; standard parking fees apply.

Homeplace Supper Club

Nu Wray Inn

Homeplace Beer Company and Twisted Laurel present the next in an ongoing series of pop-up beer dinners at the historic Nu Wray Inn in Burnsville. Twisted Laurel of Weaverville prepares a four-course, beer-themed menu. Each course is paired with unique Homeplace beers. Guests take home a seven-ounce commemorative glass. First Course: Beer Cheese Soup, Mini […]


Cider Wine & Dine Weekend

Throughout Hendersonville

The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend features Henderson County wineries and cideries partnering together to present a weekend filled with a long list of activities including: artisan hard cider, local wines, food, educational programs, music, tours and more. Events will take place all weekend long at seven scenic and unique local venues. Check the web […]

TGIF Summer Concert Series – The Extraordinaires + Cruise In

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Friday, May 3 Band: The Extraordinaires - Variety The Extraordinaires kick off the TGIF Concert Series on Friday, May 3rd! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this FREE performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink options. Then music starts at 7:00pm. […]


Bears Banter + Brews

UpCountry Brewing Comapny

Bears Bees + Brews and UpCountry Brewing are celebrating National Black Bear Day, Saturday, June 1st. Join us for a fun and educational evening with two live interactive brewery talks, trivia, and much more: > NC Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Ashley Hobbs: Coexisting with Black Bears > Wildands Network scientist Liz Hillard: The Importance of […]


Travers Brothership and Big Daddy Love @Rhythm & Brews -June 20th-Downtown Hendersonville

200/300 blocks of South Main Street Hendersonville NC

June 20, 2019 Rhythm & Brews Concert Series-Downtown Hendersonville NC with Travers Brothership and Big Daddy Love Bands. Music lovers, mark June 20th on your calendars for an unforgettable music event. Two Western NC bands, with enthusiastic fan bases, will be performing at Rhythm & Brews Concert Series in Downtown Hendersonville NC. Big Daddy Love […]


TGIF Free Summer Concert Series: Surf Cavalier + Morganton Motor Cruise In

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Friday, June 7 Band: Surf Cavalier - Indie Rock Surf Cavalier hits the TGIF stage for the first time on Friday, June 7th! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this FREE performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink options. Then music […]


Pints & Poses

Asheville Outlets is pleased to present Pints & Poses, a 45-minute yoga class led by instructors from the YMCA of WNC, which includes a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing. The class is $10 per person and ticket sales benefit the YMCA of WNC. Registration is at the door. Participants must be 21+ years old. Pints & Poses will […]

Downtown Hendersonville NC Rhythm & Brews Concert Series presents Colby Deitz Band and Kenny George Band-Thursday, July 18, 2019-5:30-9:30 PM

200/300 blocks of South Main Street Hendersonville NC

How about an Americana/Folk Rock/Southern Rock/Country music awakening in Downtown Hendersonville NC? On July 18th Rhythm & Brews Concert series presents two bands that will not only draw a crowd, but will pull the audience into an energetic and gritty musical experience. Kenny George Band, hailing from Aiken, SC, starts the evening off at 5:30 […]


Morganton TGIF Summer Concert Series – Buick MacKane

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Friday, July 26 Band: Buick MacKane - Southern Rock Buick MacKane closes out the 2019 season of the TGIF Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 26th. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink […]


Grill King Basics at the Old Rock Cafe

Old Rock Cafe

Gear up for Labor Day Weekend with a class focused on all things grilled. Join Old Rock Café’s Chef Randall Spencer for this two-hour class focused on how to create mouthwatering brisket, ribs, and chicken for your cookout guests to enjoy. You’ll also learn how to make your own barbeque sauce and prepare baked beans […]

$35 – $55

Farm to Fork Dinner

Burnsville Town Center

Locally sourced food from Burnsville and surrounding mountain communities will be the centerpiece for the fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner. Agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR hosts the event and has partnered with Taylor Montgomery, executive chef at Mountain Air Country Club, to prepare the dinner. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on […]



38th Annual Morganton Festival

Come Play In Our Streets at the 38th annual Morganton Festival, Downtown Morganton September 6 & 7. Beginning Friday at 12:00pm enjoy a sampling of fine arts & crafts, festival cuisine, kid & teen zones. If you are up for some exercise, be sure to sign up for the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway […]

Downtown Hendersonville presents The Rad Trads and Honey Island Swamp Band @ Rhythm & Brews Concert Series-Sept. 19

200/300 blocks of South Main Street Hendersonville NC

Rhythm & Brews Concert Series, in Downtown Hendersonville NC, wraps up the 2019 season with The Rad Trads performing at 5:30 PM and Honey Island Swamp Band at 7:30 PM. Hailing from Brooklyn NY, The Rad Trads distinguish themselves in ways few bands can. Already drawing lines around the block at home, the globe-trotting group’s […]


Saturday Night Lights

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center from 6-10pm, enjoy an equestrian event featuring street performers, live music, and the highest level of competitive show jumping. Arrive anytime with free parking/admission and dine at any of the ten on-site restaurants!


73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races

Green Creek Race Course

For generations, thousands of spectators can be seen annually at the event, with recent numbers exceeding 9,000. The Tryon Block House Races now feature an expanded lineup of races, resulting in an increase of entries chasing larger purses and delivering top sport to spectators. The 2019 edition is set to break records once again, featuring […]

Prices vary

Bears Bees + Brews

New Belgium Brewing

We're celebrating and learning about human-wildlife coexistence and conservation from trusted organizations, while enjoying lively, family-friendly entertainment, sweet+savory bites, and tasty brews, all in one place.


October Oyster Outing

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Where: Courthouse Square When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 12-7pm The Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, October 19th on the Old Court House Square and the Burke Arts Council property at 115 E Meeting Street in Downtown Morganton. […]


Tryon Festival Horse Show

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing hunter/jumper, equitation, steeplechase, fox hunting, polo, reining and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of […]

Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Asheville Outlets

20+ food trucks and 40+ craft beers will roll into the Asheville Outlets for a day of eating, drinking...and eating some more! BBQ, sushi, burgers, italian, cuban, macaroni and cheese and dozens more! All can be washed down with a cold one from 12 Bones, Dogfish, Ballast Point, Aviator, Hi Wire, New name a […]

$5 – $10

Tryon Beer Fest

Tryon Depot

The Tryon Downtown Development Association and New View Reality present the 8th Annual Tryon Beer Festival to be held in Downtown Tryon on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Headlining the Tryon Beer Fest will be Asheville's Empire Strikes Brass. Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) is a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band rooted in the New Orleans Brass Band […]

$35 – $75

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Point Lookout Vineyards

Send the year off with a rocking good time, a fine dinner, great wine and a midnight toast. Point Lookout Vineyards serves fine wine and mead high atop its namesake mountain. The stately tasting-room pavilion boasts large chandeliers, a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of room for dancing the night away. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 […]

$90 – $170

New Year’s Eve at Tryon Resort

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Save the date for Tryon Resort's fourth annual New Year's Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31 at 7pm. Featuring dinner buffet, champagne toast, party favors, live music and more! Extend the party and book an onsite lodging package! 21+ only Tickets starting at $80/person. Reserved table options available. Buy your tickets online or call Tryon […]


Burnsville Wedding Expo

Burnsville Town Center

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 […]


Dinner & A Movie at Mountain Brook Vineyards

Mountain Brook Vineyards

Dinner & A Movie event is held in the Barrel Room/Event Center. This event kicks-off with the group participating in a wine tasting with Tim Crowe, Mountain Brook Vinyard's winemaker. Relish Food Truck will be serving a dinner buffet for everyone to enjoy. The wine-themed movie is "Under the Tuscan Sun" on a large indoor […]


Red Rocker Inn

Join us on Saturday March 28th at 6 pm for an intimate five course dinner prepared by Chef Kaylea to perfectly pair with our five featured wines from Tryon distributor. Come and learn about wines from around the globe and taste a unique and elegantly presented meal. By reservation only. First Course: Amuse Bouche - […]


Burnsville Metric

Burnsville Town Center

The annual Burnsville Metric kicks off the riding season in the idyllic Yancey County countryside. Cruise through the Toe River Valley on a 60.7-mile ride. The ride begins and ends on Burnsville Town Square, passing through the communities of Huntdale, Red Hill, Loafers Glory and Bakersville along the way. For less-experienced riders, a 43-mile loop […]

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend

Throughout Hendersonville

The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend features Henderson County wineries and cideries partnering together to create a signature weekend surrounded by all things cider, wine and food! It is an action-packed weekend filled with artisan hard cider, award-winning wines, a variety of food, educational programs, live music, facility tours and more. The many separate events […]