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.
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
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.

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 – the original "ART after DARK"
Downtown Waynesville Galleries remain open Friday evening until 9pm; Demos, artist receptions, music.
May 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.
May 2-3, Sat & Sun - RAMP FESTIVAL
American Legion Field – crafts, live music & more, food featuring ramps, a naturally mountain grown wild onion 11-4, 828-456-8691
May 16 - Sat – QUICK DRAW
A delightful evening, outstanding artists painting to beat the clock, terrific food, a lively auction benefiting local art teachers & students. For info, 828-456-6495 wncquickdraw.com
May 23 - Sat - Another Rockin' BLOCK PARTY
Downtown is Alive at Night
Jun 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.
Jun 13 - Sat - APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE Celebration - Main St.
Protecting, preserving & developing our historical & cultural resources through a heritage themed event. Educational & entertaining, 10am-5pm
Jun 26 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
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 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.
Jul 4 - Sat - STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION
Shops & restaurants open, fun for all ages throughout the downtown area 11am-3pm. Live music & entertainment, "Kids on Main" patriotic children's parade (sign-ups at 10am, courthouse lawn, begins 11am) Main Street Cook-Out in UCBank parking lot, 11am-4pm.
Jul 10 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
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 18 - Sat - ARTFEST Main St
Haywood County Arts Council presents a daylong extravaganza of music, dance, art, craft & food booths. 10am–5pm
Jul 24 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
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 25 - Fri - FOLKMOOT USA PARADE of NATIONS - Main St.
FOLKMOOT USA Dancers & musicians from around the world parade on Main Street 1pm
Aug 1 - Sat – DOWNTOWN DOG WALK
Courthouse lawn, Proceeds support the proposed Sarge's Adoption Center, 9:30-1pm sargeandfriends.org
Aug 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.
Aug 7 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
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 15 - Sat – WAYNESVILLE BEER FAIR
Noon-5, American Legion Field, 828.456.8691
Aug 21 - 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
Sep - Sat - BLOCK PARTY
Downtown is Alive at Night, Dancing in the street with 3 live bands, 7pm; "Kids on Main" craft stroll - 6-7pm, eats & treats, restaurants open, a portion of Main Street closes.
Sep 4 - 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.
Sep 4-5 - Fri & Sat – 45th 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 10 - Sat – 32nd Annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW
Main Street 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.
Oct 17 - Sat – 27th Annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Music & dance, craft & demonstration booths, apples, cider, fresh fried pies and other apple delicacies. 10am-5pm.
Oct 31 - Sat - TREATS on the STREET
Merchants offer treats to young children, 5-7pm
Nov 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.
Dec 4 - 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 7 - Mon - Waynesville Christmas Parade
Main Street 6pm
Dec 12 - Sat - "A NIGHT Before CHRISTMAS"
A Family Holiday Tradition downtown. Live music, caroling, Bethlehem Market Place, Live Nativity, old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa, storytelling, poetry, luminaries & more. Shops, galleries & restaurants remain open. 6-9pm.

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