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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.


Seussical the Musical

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown 125 S Main St, Hendersonville, NC

Oh the places you’ll go with beloved Dr. Seuss characters The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and more in "Seussical the Musical," a delightful journey imagined by Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. "Seussical the Musical" launches the season for Flat Rock Playhouse's Studio 52 Family Series. A whimsical ride through the land […]

$14 – $28


Passport Please!

Lees-McRae College 191 Main St., Banner Elk, NC

Join Lees-McRae Summer Theatre for "Passport Please!," an exciting adventure that teaches children about the diversity and beautiful cultures that make up the world. This new interactive musical, written by Janet Barton Speer and John Thomas Oaks, the creators of "The Denim King" and "Screen Test," is full of exciting original music and colorful characters from […]



Miss Nelson is Missing

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville

School is back in session, prompting families and educators alike to jump into an exciting new year full of new students, new teachers, and new life lessons. Flat Rock Playhouse brings this relatable, if a bit unpredictable, children's tale. From page to stage, this classic children’s book, written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James […]

$14 – $28

Halloween Festival

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Spend a festive Halloween in the quaint mountain town of Burnsville. Local downtown businesses welcome children to trick-or-treat from door to door. Other businesses and nonprofit organizations will set up on Town Square, where there will also be all sorts of activities for children.



The Jungle Book

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Explore a faraway land full of mysterious and magnificent creatures during Flat Rock Playhouse’s rendition of "The Jungle Book." This adaptation brings the beloved childhood tale to life as you’ve never seen it before. While Flat Rock Playhouse’s 2019 “homecoming” season celebrates love, family, and adventure, family takes center stage in this upcoming production. Rudyard […]

$14 – $28


Rootabaga Stories

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site 1800 Little River Road, Flat Rock, NC

The summer season features children’s plays — lively performances of Sandburg’s “Rootabaga Stories” — performed by apprentice actors from Flat Rock Playhouse Vagabond School of Drama. The Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10:15 am in the park amphitheater, from June 12 through August 10. Wednesday and Friday morning performances feature "Spink, Skabootch and Swipes" (Sandburg’s loving nicknames for […]


Farm City Day

Jackson Park 801 Glover St, Hendersonville, NC

The farm comes to the city at Hendersonville’s Annual Farm City Day, a celebration of Hendersonville’s rural traditions through introducing the urban population to agriculture. The day includes petting zoo, urban, rural and educational displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, food and concessions for sale, and crafters selling their wares, a special youth […]


Halloween Spooktacular


Thursday, October 31, 2019 Where: Courthouse Square When: Thursday, October 31 3:00-6:00pm Calling all goblins, vampires, super heroes, princesses and gypsies and everything in between! Come to Downtown Morganton Thursday, Oct. 31, and enjoy the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Spooktacular! We'll have trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 3-5pm. When the trick-or-treaters have collected their […]



The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Journey to Narnia, the iconic land of mystery and magic as Flat Rock Playhouse presents "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." The classic coming-of-age story by C.S. Lewis begins on a rainy afternoon when four children discover a wardrobe that transports them to a magical world. With every step they take into this new, […]

$14 – $28

The Festival of the Hunt

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, NC

The Festival of the Hunt, highlighting the history and tradition of fox hunting and working field hunters, will be welcomed back to the venue November 12-17, 2019. With opportunities to hunt with local hunt clubs, mock hunts, the TIEC Field Hunter Championships and Carolina Performance classes, the Festival of the Hunt is a beloved fall […]

Winter Carnival and Memorial Tree Lighting

Historic Burke County Courthouse Lawn 102 East Union Street, Morganton, NC

Saturday, November 23, 2019 Where: Courthouse Square When: Saturday, November 23 5:00-8:00pm Join downtown Morganton on the Saturday before Thanksgiving for a holiday celebration for the entire family! Come out to the Courthouse Square at 5:30pm for the Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony and then stick around until 8pm for the Winter Carnival. From 5-8pm the […]


Downtown Hendersonville Street Lighting & Santa’s Arrival

Historic Henderson County Courthouse 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville, NC

The lighting of Hendersonville’s downtown holiday lights and Santa’s arrival kick off the holiday season in Downtown Hendersonville. The evening features entertainment, sing-along, hot chocolate, carriage rides and an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street after he lights up downtown.



Elf Jr.

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York […]

$6 – $12

Breakfast with Santa at TIEC

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, NC

Saturdays at Tryon Resort are packed with holiday fun! Bring the kids to dine on a pancake breakfast with Santa from 8am-11am, followed by story time with Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults, and reservations are recommended. Call 828-863-1130 for reservations. Then after breakfast, decorate cookies while watching classic Christmas […]

Hendersonville Iceless Skating Rink

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, at 201 South Main St. The synthetic ice-skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed regardless of the temperature, plus has a section for curling. Open weather permitting. Regular hours: 11am-6pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, […]

$5 – $8

Eventing Rally & Horse Trial at FENCE

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon, NC

3/28/2020: RVPC Rally at FENCE The River Valley Pony Club is having a Pony Club D Eventing Rally & Intro Horse Trial at FENCE, Saturday, March 28. This is a fundraiser for the non-profit RVPC to support its horse management education and horse sports for all ages. The Rally’s Cross Country will take place on […]

Free – $20

Go Tell It On The Mountain Concert

Orchard Inn 100 Orchard Inn Lane, Saluda, NC

AmiciMusic, the award-winning chamber music organization based in Asheville that is dedicated to intimate concerts in non-traditional venues, returns to the fabulous Orchard Inn in Saluda on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4:00pm with a very special vocal program called “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,” celebrating African-American History Month with soprano Simone Vigliante and pianist […]


Cat Video Fest 2020

Historic Tryon Theatre 45 S. Trade Street, Tryon, NC

Cat Video Fest 2020 is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. Cat Video Fest 2020 is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through our […]


Hawley Magic

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

Hawley Magic are back! Jonathan and Trisha Hawley are excited to bring Tryon some brand new magic and illusion as well as some of their fan favorites. They were finalists on America’s Got Talent, featured in the UK on the award winning TV show The Cruise, and were nominated Princess Cruise Lines Entertainer’s of the […]

$15 – $20

Easter at Emberglow Outdoor Resort

Emberglow Outdoor Resort 95 Pinewood Trail, Mill Spring, NC

Bring the whole family to Emberglow for Easter! Event details coming soon!

Abby the Spoon Lady & the Tater Boys

She’s back… and this time, she will tell her story! Along with a full band, this is an all new show and one you won’t want to miss. This show nearly sold out last time… and with a full band and new show, you will want to get your tickets early. Abby the Spoon Lady […]


Saluda Arts Festival

Downtown Saluda, NC Main Street, Saluda, NC

The annual Saluda Arts Festival attracts many local artist showcasing their crafts. Stretching along Main Street in Historic Downtown Saluda, NC. Every media in art will be represented to explore and for sale. Free family fun festival!


Fabulous Fourth of July Festival

Downtown Columbus Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC

The Town of Columbus is celebrating it's 58th Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration. The festival is 10am-10pm. Come join the crowd for this family oriented event. The day is filled with family fun, food, and entertainment, ending with spectacular fireworks.


Coon Dog Day

Downtown Saluda, NC Main Street, Saluda, NC

57th Annual Coon Dog Day A homecoming and celebration for dogs and their people! Great food, live music, parade, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event in Downtown Saluda, NC. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that attracts over 10,000 people […]