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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.

Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting Learn about our moderate hiking series, the Valley History Explorer Series during this free informational meeting. The Valley History Explorer Hiking Series offers the opportunity to revisit the past of the unique communities that make up the Swannanoa Valley through 8 moderate​, 3-mile​ […]


Appalachian Spring Tea with Harriet

Whitemont Lodge 15 Hildreth Lane, Swannanoa, NC

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, history lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the tasty sweet and savory foods offered at a formal tea will gather at Whitemont Lodge for a special celebration of spring and one of the Swannanoa Valley’s most honored women, Harriet Styles. The pre-Mothers’ Day tea will be offered in two […]

$35 – $45


Appalachian Spring Tea

Blue Ridge Assembly 84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain, NC

On Saturday, April 27th the Museum will host our 2nd annual spring tea at the Weatherford home in Blue Ridge Assembly. Built around 1936 of native timber by Dr. Willis Weatherford, Sr., founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly; the home and surrounds are being opened to the public for what may be the last […]

$8 – $175

Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends Day

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Shop all things Beacon Blankets while visiting the Museum's exhibit about the textile mill in Swannanoa that was once the largest in the world! Jerry and Kathy Brownstein will be signing and selling copies of their book, "Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends," which relates the history of the company and highlights their collectible blankets, robes, […]


Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House! This event will be an opportunity to enjoy our nine-foot tall Christmas tree, listen to holiday music and enjoy our exhibits! As part of the Monte Vista Hotel’s “Deck the Trees” event, our Christmas tree will be richly decorated with the theme […]

FREE but can register online.