News & Events

Festivals, special events and performances are held frequently in downtown Waynesville, sponsored by the DOWNTOWN WAYNESVILLE ASSOCIATION and other area organizations. All take place on MAIN STREET unless otherwise stated.

2018 Calendar of Events

Calendar

April

May

May 4th– “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

May 7 – 86th annual RAMP FESTIVAL – Sponsored by the American Legion; Legion Drive, on their Field 828-456-8691

May 19 – Sat – QUICK DRAW – Artists competition/auction wncquickdraw.com Laurel Country Club

June

June 1st – “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

June 29th – 4 Mountain STREET DANCES Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos & instruction, audience participation. Historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

July

July 4th- STARS & STRIPES Celebration Live music venues, entertainment, 11am-3pm. Shops & restaurants open all day. “KIDS on MAIN” Patriotic Children’s Parade, 11am (all Kids Welcome; must sign-up, 10am at Courthouse lawn) Ice cream for parade participants, First Baptist Church.

July 6th– “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

July 13th – 4 Mountain STREET DANCES Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos & instruction, audience participation. Historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

July 20th Sat – Folkmoot USA Parade of Nations Opening Ceremonies, Dancers & Musicians from around the world parade down Main Street to Historic Courthouse lawn 10am

July 27th – 4 Mountain STREET DANCES Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos & instruction, audience participation. Historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

July 28 Sat – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAY – Where the World Meets on Main Street, 36th annual FOLKMOOT USA, Crafts, Music & Dance, Food 10am–5pm

August

August 3rd– “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

August 4 Sat – DOWNTOWN DogWalk 10am Courthouse lawn, Proceeds support the Sarge’s Adoption Center, Fun starts at 9am. sargeandfriends.org

August 10 – Fri nights – 4 Mountain STREET DANCES Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos & instruction, audience participation. Historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

August 31 – 49th annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL Celebrating mountain folk music. smokymountainfolkfestival.com Lake Junaluska

September

September 1- 49th annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL Celebrating mountain folk music. smokymountainfolkfestival.com Lake Junaluska

September 7- “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

Sept 15 Sat – BLOCK PARTY Dancing on Main Street; 3 live bands, 7-10pm; “Kids on Main” activities 6-7pm, Restaurants open.

Sept 28 – Friday Night Mountain STREET DANCE Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos & instruction, audience participation. Historic Courthouse lawn. 6–8pm.

October

October 5th – – “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

Oct 13 Sat – 35th annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW on Main St! Known as one of the finest one-day juried art shows in the region. Art & craft marketplace; good food & drink; two stages of live mountain music, clogging teams; entertainment & more, 10am-5pm. Click here for Vendor Application.

Oct 20th Sat – 30th annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL Crafts, music, apples & more apples. 10am-5pm.

Oct 31 Wed – Treats on the Street Merchant sponsored Halloween treats for young children, 5-7pm

Click here for Church St. Art & Craft Show Vendor App

November

November 2nd– “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

November 30 – Fri evening CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 5pm

November 30- HOLLY DAYS Fun-filled holiday happenings in the downtown businesses beginning with ART after DARK and ending with the Christmas Parade.

December

Dec 1-31 – “All through the Town” Seasonal events throughout the month “all through the town”.

Dec 1- 3 – HOLLY DAYS Fun-filled holiday happenings in the downtown businesses beginning with ART after DARK and ending with the Christmas Parade.

Dec 3 – Mon evening – Waynesville CHRISTMAS PARADE “Jingle All the Way” Main Street 6pm

December 7- “ART after DARK” Ten Galleries remain open until 9pm. Artist’s receptions, demonstrations, musicians. Restaurants & other businesses remain open.

Dec 8 Sat evening – “A NIGHT before CHRISTMAS” 6-9pm. Shops, galleries & restaurants open. Live Music, Caroling, Bethlehem Market Place, Live Nativity, Old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Storytelling, Luminaries & more.

Dec 13-24 – TWELVE DAYS of CHRISTMAS Magical moments & memories fill the downtown district.

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Downtown Waynesville Association
P.O. Box 1409
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-3517 info@downtownwaynesville.com

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