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JUNE EVENTS in Downtown area

2018 Walk to End Elder Abuse  Downtown  Friday, June 15, 5-7pm. 

HAYWOOD COMMUNITY BAND   June 17, Maggie Pavilion, 6:30pm  Classic Band  Music with a Twist   July 4, Haywood Co. Courthouse, 2pm   Celebrate the Fourth!

FRIDAY NIGHT MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE   JUNE 29  6:30-9pm  Located in front of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse and The MOUNTAINEER. Only this area of N Main Street closes at 5pm for set-up.  Mountain music, clogging’ and square dancing. Concessions – Tuscola High Band Boosters

Wednesday, July 4  STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION  

ELLIE’S FINE RESALE  Everything is in full bloom at Ellie’s Fine Resale! We have color popping up all over the place so, come in and refresh your summer wardrobe. So many new arrivals of brand names and sizes to choose from!  Look forward to seeing you!   162 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786; (828) 476-5018; elliesfineresale.com;  Follow us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/elliesfineresale/ and Instagram at Ellies162  Monday – Saturday 10-5; Closed Sunday

GOBLIN LANE  is the place for local handcrafted gift items for self-gifting or giving to your friends and loved ones. Father’s Day is June 17th so, come in and see what he would like best. Choose from hand-forged bells from US Bells; handsome puzzles for the puzzle enthusiast from Zen Puzzles; or find something to dress up his beautiful garden from our garden room. Look forward to seeing you!  136 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786; (828) 456-7400; goblinlane.com;  Follow us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/goblinlane/ and Instagram at goblinlane  Monday – Saturday 10-5; Sunday 1-4

LN DAVIS INSURANCE  Established in 1933, we are a third generation family owned insurance agency.  We have local knowledge and can be a great resource for anyone moving into the area.   We have excellent insurance markets for any need you may have.  We are also licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with certain companies. We are secondary/seasonal homeowner insurance specialists!  We are located at 143 N. Main St., Waynesville and our hours are 9-5 M-F.   828-452-2876   LNDavis@LNdavis.com  

MOUNTAIN FAVORS   Lets celebrate Dad with 10% off our three top selling Dad gifts.  *Beautiful handmade top grain leather 6 oz. hip flask.  *Bay Rum Beer scented handmade soap bars * Spicy Jalapeno Dill Pickles from Copper Pot and Wooden spoon.  We can put all three items together for the perfect Dad gift box or any one of these unique locally made products will make Dad’s day extra special.  Mountain Favors   113 N. Main Street 828-734-4281   Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

JO RIDGE KELLEY FINE ART & EARTHSTAR STUDIO   163 South Main Street JoRidgeKelley.com    EarthstarStudioArt.com    828-226-0549   Hours by Chance & Appointment – Monday-Saturday    “Mixed Media Abstracted Florals”   Painting Workshops including Oil/ColdWax on LARGE Canvas!   What is your story?   Come explore monthly with paint on canvas!   jo@jokelley.com

THE JEWELER’S WORKBENCH  Please welcome our newest metalsmith and enamellist to the gallery – Charity Hall. Charity received her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University in 2008 and moved to Tucson, AZ where she taught metalworking at Pima Community College for five years. In 2013, she became a full time studio artist and the pull of science remained ever strong, influencing every piece she creates. She lives in Blacksburg, VA with her entomologist husband, Paul, a hyperactive dog named Andy, and the exceptionally spoiled cat, Babu. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Enamellist Society. Don’t forget to come by the gallery on June 1st for Art After Dark! Watch as jewelry artist, Terry Thompson demonstrates jewelry making and see her large selection of fine work. Enjoy complimentary wine and music by Jessie Stone.

WAYNESVILLE YOGA CENTER    June Workshop Schedule  Saturday June 2nd  2 – 3:30   Look Ma: I Can Fly! Arm Balances + Inversions w/ Candra ($30/ $35 at door)   Have you always wanted to explore arm balances and inversions but were afraid to try? Used to include them in your practice but find that you no longer can? Or maybe you’ve never even heard of them but are intrigued? Arm balances + inversions are powerful tools to link mind and body in your yoga practice > and can give you profound confidence and exuberance. As long as you are comfortable practicing weight-bearing yoga poses such as down dog and chaturanga, you can attempt this master class. Join Candra Smith to learn how to safely + confidently practice several common arm balances + inversions. You’ll also learn how to address common injuries that can restrict your ability to perform them – and learn how to work around these restrictions.  Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at WaynesvilleYogaCenter.com.   Saturday June 9th-  2 – 3:30   I’ve Fallen – and I CAN Get Up w/ Leigh-Ann + Jay ($30/ $35 at door)   Many of us have difficulty getting low to the ground – due to balance issues, injuries, or plain old fear that we won’t be able to get back up. However, not only is this skill valuable from a practical standpoint, it can also allow us to do things we enjoy, like gardening or playing with the grandkids. As we age, being able to get up and down from the floor is also crucial from a safety perspective. Join Jay and Leigh-Ann to learn how to safely + confidently get low to the ground > and get back up again. You’ll also learn a protocol on how to fall safely and get help if you are in an emergent situation on your own. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at WaynesvilleYogaCenter.com.   Saturday June 16th-  2 – 3:30    Bring Your Dad to Yoga w/ Tara ($35/ $40 at door)   Bring your Dad to yoga, followed by a beer tasting on our gorgeous front porch!  Dads deserve connection, recognition and fun too! Experience a sweet day of following Dad’s lead in yoga poses – and some gentle partner moves to help you connect with your father in a deep, beautiful way. Practicing yoga together can transcend the words that are sometimes so hard for all of us and help us connect to the love we share. Join Tara Scarborough as she helps you stretch your body, relax your mind and connect with your Dad and yourself! Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at WaynesvilleYogaCenter.com. Saturday June 23rd  2 – 3:30   Summon Your Muse w/ Iva Veazey ($30/ $35 at door)   Is your body tense during down times? Do you feel overwhelmed? Would you like to find greater balance and harmony in all endeavors of your life? Come experience effective ways to calm your mind, enjoy enhanced creativity, and reduce stress through deep relaxation, restorative stretching, sound and art improvisation, meditation, and more. *No musical/ artistic expertise or fitness level required. Join Iva Veazey to find out how to uplift your emotions, boost your immune system and increase your well-being.  Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at WaynesvilleYogaCenter.com.    Saturday June 30th 2 – 4   Glorious Greens w/ Sara ($35/ $40 at door) Have you tried cooking leafy greens and were disappointed to find that they tasted and looked lousy? Have you heard that leafy greens are great for your health, but have no idea what to do with them? Do you believe that leafy greens are only for salads? Learn the many healing and rejuvenating benefits of dark leafy greens; how to properly prepare and season greens; identify a wide variety of greens; and participate in cooking demonstration and tasting Join Sara Lewis – Certified Holistic Health Coach – for this culinary journey with leafy greens. Space is limited: call (828.246.6570) or register online at WaynesvilleYogaCenter.com.

PLEASANT PLACES   90 N Main Street, Waynesville, 828-456-4974  Pleasant Places has MOVED! We are now located at 90 N Main St. A larger store to offer you MORE! More decorative garden & home gifts as well as wild bird supplies, solar mobiles, lanterns & birdbaths. Throughout the summer we’ll be bringing in some exciting new lines to help make your home and garden a Pleasant Place! Shop with us for the perfect gift for your favorite gardener or “patio potato”.  We’re excited about our NEW larger location and we hope you will be, too.

TWIGS & LEAVES GALLERY   Pottery artist Crystal Allen will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, June 1st, 6-9PM.  As a longtime resident of Haywood County, Crystal draws on her surroundings for inspiration.  Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy music by “Armadillo” (Herb and Leslie Isley) and delight in the savory hors d’eurves.  Twigs and Leaves Gallery, 98 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 Open Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 1-4. 828-456-1940 www.twigsandleaves.com  Find us on Facebook and Instagram. 

FINE FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT & MORE

SAUCED   Downtown’s Newest Restaurant. Pizza, Tacos, & Taps.  Casual Dining with 16 taps, wine & liquor.                        Serving Pizza, Tacos, and Bar Snacks. Open Daily 3-11pm   Lunch served at 11:30am beginning mid-June.             828.246.9585   190 N Main Street   saucedwnc.com

SUNBURST MARKET  Lunch served Monday-Friday grab & go or eat in.  Frozen homemade entrees and take & bake pizzas.  Fresh & local; trout, meat, cheese, produce, dairy and more!  Free wine tasting on Friday afternoons 2-5pm   180 N. Main Street  452-3848    www.sunburstmarket.com    info@sunburstmarket.com   Open 7 Days a Week   Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm  Sunday Noon-4:00pm

 FIREFLY TAPS & GRILL  New this month – we have added a full bar, and live music on Saturday evenings 8-10! Craft Beer on tap. Simple, delicious food.  Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees & amazing desserts. Daily Specials, Kids Menu. Great Wines, full bar, Waynesville Soda Jerks. Outside seating is dog friendly! Open Daily 11:30am – 9pm.  128 N. Main

BLUE RIDGE BEER HUB  We are a retail beer & wine store / tap house / homebrew supply. We   specialize in local and hard-to-find beers, but we also sell wine, meads, ciders, gifts, and homebrewing/winemaking supplies.  We don’t serve food, other than chips & nuts, but carry-in food is welcome. Upcoming events:  Jun 1 – Art After Dark (6:00-9:00) & Arnold Hill acoustic set (7:30-9:30). Arnold Hill is a local 3-man, cross-genre, high energy band. Jun 7 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7:00-whenever)  Jun 15 – Beer Tasting with UpCountry Brewing (5:00-8:00)  Jun 21 – Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones (7:00-whenever)  Blue Ridge Beer Hub  21 East Street  Waynesville www.blueridgebeerhub.com    blueridgebeerhub@gmail.com  @brbeerhub on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter   Hours:  T-Th 11-9  F-Sa 11-11   Su 12-7

CLASSIC WINESELLER   20 Church St.  828-452-6000   www.classicwineseller.com    Come share our passion – Wine, Beer, Cigars, Food, LIVE    Music.  Retail hours: 10am- 6pm, Mon-Sat. Restaurant opens @ 5 pm Friday & Saturday serving charcuterie, tapas & small plates. LIVE music every Friday & Saturday evening @ 7:15pm year-round. Reservations strongly encouraged 828-452-6000, seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Fri, June 1 – ‘ROUND the FIRE:  bass,   percussion, guitar, harmonica, vocals.  Folk-rock, Americana, and original tunes.  Sat, June 2 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More   Fri, June 8 – SHEILA GORDON: piano, vocals Sat, June 9 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More    Fri, June 15 – JAMES HAMMEL:  guitar, vocals. Jazz, Pop, Originals.  Sat, June 16 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More   Thurs, June 21 – ITALIAN  WINE PAIRING DINNER & LIVE MUSIC by MUSIC NOSTRA beginning at 6:30 pm. Four Course dinner, wine and music $55 per person. Taxes and gratuity extra.  Fri, June 22 – BOB ZULLO:  guitar, vocals. Jazz, Rock, Pop.  Sat, June 23 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More. Fri, June 29 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More  Sat, June 30 – FOUR COURSE DINNER & LIVE MUSIC by THE JAZZ CATS featuring Bonnie Rossa flute, vocals; Brad Keller jazz piano; and Jean Bolduc percussion. Four course dinner $39.99 per person; drinks, tax, and gratuity extra.

PUBLIC RESTROOMS OPEN   Town of Waynesville Public Restroom in Montgomery Street parking lot are in operation 7 days a week.  Doors will be unlocked Monday – Saturday by 10am and locked @ 6pm Monday – Thursday and will remain open until 8pm on Friday and Saturday; Sunday Hours are 12noon – 5pm.  Both are handicapped accessible.  If any cleaning or supply issues are noted, please contact the Waynesville Recreation Center at 828-456-2030.  Police Department building has very clean RESTROOMS in their lobby. OPEN daily 8am- 9pm. 9 South Main Street. 

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

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.

What Makes Waynesville Unique


Church Street in fall

Natural Beauty

wood carver

Local Artists

festival

Live Entertainment

Farm to Table Dining

Farm to Table Dining

apple harvest

Regional Beers

Waynesville, NC

If you are ready to visit our enchanting town, be sure to print our complimentary visitors guide to take advantage of all we have to offer during your stay.

Contact

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

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