Downtown

Waynesville

Calendar of Events

2015 Events

Festivals, special events and performances are held frequently in downtown Waynesville, sponsored by DWA and other area organizations. All take place on Main Street unless otherwise stated. For more information, call 828-456-3517.

May-Dec - 1st Friday each month – ART after DARK
Downtown Waynesville Galleries remain open Friday evening until 9pm; Demos, artist receptions, music.
May 1 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
May 23 - Sat - Another Rockin' BLOCK PARTY
Dancing in Main Street, 3 live bands, 7pm; "Kids on Main" activity hour, 6-7pm, eats & treats, restaurants open.
Jun 5 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Jun 13 - Sat - APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE Celebration - Main St.
A heritage themed event. Mountain Music, Clogging, Demonstrations, Art, Craft, Storytelling, Traditional Food 10am-5pm 2015 AL Vendor Application
Jun 26 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse - 6:30-9pm. Details and Schedule
Jul 3 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Jul 4 - Sat - STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION
Shops & Restaurants open all day, live music & entertainment, 11-3. Patriotic Kid's Parade on Main Street 11am; Cook-Out, United Community Bank parking lot, 11-4.
Jul 10 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse - 6:30-9pm. Details and Schedule
Jul 17 - Fri - FOLKMOOT USA PARADE of NATIONS - Main St.
International dancers & musicians parade down Main Street to Opening Ceremonies on Historic Courthouse lawn - 1pm
Jul 18 - Sat - Where the World Meets on Main Street
International Day, a World Class Arts Festival, art, dance, music, food 10am-5pm
Jul 24 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse - 6:30-9pm. Details and Schedule
Aug 1 - Sat – DOWNTOWN DOG WALK
Courthouse lawn, Friends of SARGE, 9:30-1pm - sargeandfriends.org
Aug 7 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Aug 7 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse - 6:30-9pm. -Details and Schedule
Aug 15 - Sat – WAYNESVILLE BEER FAIRE
12-5, American Legion Field, 828.356.4094 http://waynesvillebeer.com
Aug 21 - Fri – 5th Annual MAIN STREET MILE
Shriners Hospital for Children Fundraiser The Fastest, Flattest Mile Race in WNC waynesvillemainstreetmile.com
Sep 4 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Sep 4-5 - Fri & Sat – 45th Annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL
Two evenings celebrating our mountain folk music. Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, 452-1688.
Sep 19 - Sat - BLOCK PARTY
Dancing in Main Street, 3 live bands, 7pm; “Kids on Main” activity hour, 6-7pm, eats & treats, restaurants open.
Oct 2 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Oct 10 - Sat – 32nd Annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOWon Main St.
Known as one of the finest one-day juried art shows in the region. An art & craft marketplace with great food & drink, two stages of live mountain music, clogging teams, entertainment & more, 10am-5pm. 2015 Church Street Art & Craft Show Application
Oct 17 - Sat – 27th Annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Music, craft booths, apples, 10am-5pm.
Oct 31 - Sat - TREATS on the STREET
Merchants offer treats to young children, 5-7pm
Nov 6 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Dec 1-31 - ALL THROUGH THE TOWN
Holiday happenings all month in downtown businesses.
Dec 4 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
Dec 4-7 - HOLLY DAYS
Begins with ART after DARK on Friday evening, followed by seasonal events throughout the weekend ending with the Christmas Parade on Monday night at 6pm on Main Street
Dec 7 - Mon - Waynesville Christmas Parade
Main Street 6pm
Dec 12 - Sat - "A NIGHT Before CHRISTMAS"
A Holiday Tradition in Downtown Waynesville. Live music, caroling, Bethlehem Market Place, Live Nativity, old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa, luminaries line the street. Shops, galleries & restaurants remain open. Join us for an evening of family fun. 6-9pm.
Dec 13-24 - TWELVE DAYS of CHRISTMAS
Magical Moments & Memories Made Here
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