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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.

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The Music of Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson

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

Flat Rock Playhouse presents a Music on the Rock concert celebrating two giants of country music. These two American singer-songwriters, known for flawlessly blending traditional honky-tonk tunes and rock 'n' roll riffs, will have audiences singing along to classic hits, such as “Chatahoochie,” “Thunder Rolls,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” and “Friends in Low Places.” "The Music […]

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Mutts Gone Nuts

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the return of "Mutts Gone Nuts" — a comedy dog thrill show that promotes the adoption of rescue animals. Deemed "A Must See" by "The Washington Post," expect the unexpected as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these […]

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Carolina Shag

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

Summer is here, and the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is ready to celebrate by transporting the beach to the mountains with the upcoming Music on the Rock concert "Carolina Shag." Celebrating the musical phenomenon that developed in the early 1950s on the Carolina coast, "Carolina Shag" features upbeat beach music from artists such as The […]

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Boeing Boeing

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time. Following […]

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Music on Main

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

The summer season gets into full swing with the return of the popular Music on Main concert series. People gather at the Visitor Center on Friday evenings throughout the summer to hear some the region’s finest bands. Concerts are held every Friday evening from June 8 through August 17 . Musical genres vary from pop […]

Free
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Oliver!

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance among a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, […]

$13 – $24

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Godspell

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

Parkway Playhouse continues its MainStage season with the musical "Godspell." A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' […]

$13 – $24

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

Lovers of reading indulge their inner bookworm at the 13th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in downtown Burnsville. The three-day festival includes more than 50 free and ticketed events, such as readings, talks, discussions, book signings and workshops. This year’s Saturday night keynote speaker is Gail Godwin. She is the author of 14 novels and is […]

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Street Dances

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

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 […]

Free

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Art Trek 2019

Upstairs Artspace 49 South Trade Street, Tryon, NC

A visit to Tryon's Upstairs Artspace gallery -- or any gallery, for that matter -- affords the visitor a chance to see a clean, final, mounted work of art, such as a framed painting on the wall or a sculpture on a pedestal, in a pristine setting, under bright lights. What the visitor won't see […]

Free

73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races

Green Creek Race Course 6881 South N.C. Hwy 9, Columbus, NC

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 […]

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Woodcarvers & Whittlers Festival

Historic Courthouse Square 40 Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC

"To promote the unique history of Columbus, carved out of the wilderness, and encourage the continuance of the handmade arts through education, public display, and civic involvement." The Discover Columbus Committee announces an event for the whole family. We are hosting a Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival on October 19, 2019. The festival promises to be […]

Free

Free Concert at FENCE

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

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center hosting a concert that is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible. In a soundscape rich in folk and americana offerings Tina and Her Pony (Tina Collins and […]

Tryon Beer Fest

Tryon Depot 22 Depot Street, Tryon, NC

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
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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 […]

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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 […]

Burnsville Christmas Parade

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Join the mountain town of Burnsville for a good old-fashioned Christmas parade with floats, antique cars and tractors, horses and wagons, marching bands, and of course Santa and his sleigh. The parade makes its way down Main Street, right through the middle of downtown Burnsville.

Free

Tuba Christmas Concert

Polk County High School 1681 NC Hwy 108, Columbus, NC

A special sound created by the musicians consisting of simply tubas playing Christmas tunes. This annual concert attracts many wishing to get in the holiday mood. Information and tickets can be purchased through Polk County High School.

Home Town Christmas

Downtown Columbus Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC

Parade at 4:00PM – Twas the Night Before Christmas festivities at 6:00PM The Columbus Fire Department and Discover Columbus Committee invites people to celebrate the holidays with its Christmas parade through downtown on Mills Street and other activities in Stearn’s Park.

Free

Tony Grant at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

Actor, writer, producer, and GRAMMY-nominated musician Tony Grant has become one of the most sought-after, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. Raised right here in Western North Carolina, Grant has appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and in acclaimed productions from Tyler Perry. Grant continues to flourish gaining critical acclaim and increasing popularity for […]

$35 – $40

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Headlining the show is […]

New Year’s Eve at Tryon Resort

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

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 […]

$80

Mark Sterbank Group

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

Mark Sterbank Group - “Hymns & Spirituals” - very tasteful instrumental arrangements of familiar hymns and spirituals. This group, led by tenor saxophonist Mark Sterbank, is usually a sextet that features legendary trombonist Fred Wesley. 4pm Artist Talk, 5pm Concert

$15 – $25

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 […]

Rich Nelson Band at Tryon Theatre

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

The Rich Nelson Band returns to the Tryon Theatre on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7pm, with special guests Young Mister and Red Rock Hill. This show is a fundraiser for Thermal Belt Outreach, so please bring $5 for admission, and perhaps a food donation!

$5.00

Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Harmon Field 1 Harmon Field Road, Tryon, NC

Mardi Gras Extravaganza at Harmon Field - All You Can Eat & Drink Event Menu: Oysters, Shrimp, Mussels, Crawdads, Low Country Boil, Gumbo, Wings, King Cakes, Craft Beer & Wine Mask/Costume Contest- Bon Fire- Music- Beads 21+ event tickets: www.carolinafoothillschamber.com

$50
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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 […]

$12

Viking Dash Trail Run

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

Viking Dash Trail Run will be hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort. Friday, March 20 -  4-6pm: Packet Pickup @ TBD Saturday, March 21 -  7-8:30am: Packet Pickup @ Race Site, 9am: Start Register by 2/4 before 11:59p.m. EDT 5k: $34 10k: $44 13.1M: $59

St. Patrick’s Day at Emberglow Outdoor Resort

Emberglow Outdoor Resort 95 Pinewood Trail, Mill Spring, NC

Emberglow is excited to host a St. Patrick’s Day event on March 21, 2020. Details coming soon – stay tuned!

Dinner & A Movie at Mountain Brook Vineyards

Mountain Brook Vineyards 731 Philips Dairy Road, Tryon, NC

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 […]

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The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center

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

The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center on April 2-5, 2020. Founded over 15 years ago, The Fork has grown to be one of the most prestigious competitions on the North American equestrian calendar. This year they will be hosting a myriad of social events for you to enjoy while cheering for these inspiring athletes. […]

Intro to Alcohol Ink at Overmountain Vineyards

Overmountain Vineyards 2012 Sandy Plains Road, Tryon, NC

Join Vicki Van Vynct for an intimate afternoon of art and wine. Alcohol ink is a vibrant, beautiful and abstract medium. Limited space - buy your tickets today! $30/person *Supplies included. Wear appropriate clothes and bring a cookie sheet to use and take art work home on.  

$30

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 […]

$20

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! https://www.saluda.com

Free
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Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour

Hendersonville, NC Hendersonville, NC

Garden Jubilee, a fixture on Hendersonville’s Main Street for a quarter century, moves to the countryside this year to avoid large crowds gathering downtown. The 2020 version, renamed Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour, takes place over four days, Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25. In lieu of a street festival, people will venture […]

Free

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.

Free

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 […]

Free

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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

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

Celebrating the legacy of an American music legend, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will bring together artists from bluegrass, Americana, blues, and other roots music genres to celebrate the pioneering vision of Earl Scruggs. The festival will feature 20 artists over two days, plus music workshops, in a setting at the foot of the Blue […]