Downtown

Waynesville

Calendar of Events

2014 Events

May-Dec - 1st Friday each month (except July)– the original "ART after DARK"
Downtown Waynesville Galleries remain open Friday evening until 9pm; Demos, artist receptions, music.
May 2 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
May 4 - Sun - annual RAMP FESTIVAL - American Legion Field
Live music & entertainment, food featuring Ramps, a naturally grown wild onion grown in the mountains, 11am - 4pm, 828.456.8691
May 17 - Sat - WNC Quick Draw
A delightful evening filled with outstanding artists, painting to beat the clock, terrific food, and a lively auction to benefit the art teachers & students in Haywood County Schools. Held at Laurel Ridge Country Club, the evening begins at 4:30pm. 828-456-6495 wncquickdraw.com
May 24 - Sat - another Rockin' BLOCK PARTY
Downtown is Alive at Night, Dancing in the street with live bands, 7pm; KIDS on MAIN, 6-7pm Eats & treats, restaurants open, a portion of Main Street closes.
Jun 6 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Jun 14 - Sat - APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE Celebration
Main St. Protecting, preserving & developing our historical & cultural resources through a heritage themed event. Educational & entertaining, 10am-5pm
2014 Appalachian Lifestyle Application
Jun 27 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm
Jul 4 - Fri - STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION
Shops & restaurants open, live music & entertainment, Community Band concert on the courthouse lawn at 2:00 pm, fun for all ages throughout the downtown area. 11-3.
Jul 11 - Fri - (*2nd Friday due to July 4 holiday), the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Jul 11 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm
Jul 26 - Sat - FOLKMOOT USA PARADE of NATIONS
Main St. Dancers & musicians from around the world parade on Main Street after the opening ceremonies of FOLKMOOT USA at the historic courthouse
Jul 19 - Sat - ArtFest
Main Street, Haywood County Arts Council & FOLKMOOT USA join together to present a daylong extravaganza of music, dance, crafts & food from around the world. 10am–5pm
Jul 25 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm
Aug 1 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Aug 2 - Sat – DOWNTOWN DOG WALK
Courthouse lawn, Proceeds support the proposed Sarge's Adoption Center, 9:30-1pm www.sargeandfriends.org
Aug 8 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
Downtown is Alive at Night. Put on your cloggin' & square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm
Aug 22 - Fri – 5th annual MAIN STREET MILE
6:30pm Fundraising Event for Shiners' Hospital for Children of Greenville CHIP TIMED RACE! THE FASTEST, FLATTEST MILE RACE IN WNC waynesvillemainstreetmile.com
Aug 29-30 - Fri & Sat – 43nd annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL
Two evenings celebrating our mountain folk music."Open tent" begins at 5pm Fri & Sat, Main Stage Show follows @ 5:30pm until Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, call 452-1688.
Aug 30 - Sat - another Rockin' BLOCK PARTY
Downtown is Alive at Night, Dancing in the street with live bands, 7pm; KIDS on MAIN, 6-7pm Eats & treats, restaurants open, a portion of Main Street closes.
Sep 5 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Oct 3 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Oct 11 - Sat – The 31st annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW
Main St. is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one-day event; widely known as one of the finest juried art shows in the region. Live mountain music & clogging, entertainment, food. 10am-5pm
2014 Church Street Art & Craft Show Application
Oct 18 - Sat – The 26th annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Music & dance, craft & demonstration booths, apples, cider, fresh fried pies and other apple delicacies. 10am-5pm
Oct 31 - Fri - TREATS on the STREET
Merchants offer treats to young children, 5-7pm
Nov 7 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Dec 5 - Fri - the original "ART after DARK"
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Dec 8 - Mon - Waynesville Christmas Parade
Main Street 6pm
Dec 13 - Sat - "A NIGHT Before CHRISTMAS"
A Family Holiday Tradition downtown. Live music & caroling, Santa, old-fashioned wagon rides, storytelling, poetry, luminaries & more. Shops, galleries & Restaurants remain open. 6-9pm.

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