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Sun. 1 Aug, 2021

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Mon. 2 Aug, 2021

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Tue. 3 Aug, 2021

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Wed. 4 Aug, 2021

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Thu. 5 Aug, 2021

Thursday Painters

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday Painters group of artists come together every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for fellowship and to paint in Franklin. Free and open to the public. All skill levels and mediums are welcome. Participants are responsible for their own project and a bag lunch. For more information call The Uptown Gallery at 828-349-4607 or contact Pat Mennenger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 2:08 pm - 3:08 pm

There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075. 

ArborEvenings at the N.C. Arboretum

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ArborEvenings is back at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, offering opportunity to spend 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evenings strolling through the gardens through Oct. 1. Visitors can purchase food and beverages, sip and stroll through the gardens while experiencing a variety of local and regional artists. Free with standard $16 parking fee, and free for Arboretum Society members. www.ncarboretum.org

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 94th year of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5,6,7, at the Lipinsky Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.

A Smoky Mountain Boyhood: Memories, Musings & More

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jim Casada, of Swain County, will be presenting his most recent book “A Smoky Mountain Boyhood: Memories, Musings & More” at the Aug. 5 meeting of our Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society. The meeting will take place at 6:30 at the Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center. Open to the public. 

Trivia at Boojum Brewing

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Boojum Brewing (Waynesville) will host trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0350 or www.boojumbrewing.com

Open mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public. www.balsamfallsbrewing.com.

Open Mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public. www.balsamfallsbrewing.com

Karaoke at Water'n Hole Bar & Grill

All day

Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host karaoke on Thursday nights. 828.456.4750 or www.facebook.com/waternhole.bar.

Yoga at Inspiration Point

Thu. 5 Aug, 2021 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Waynesville Yoga Center will host Yoga at Inspiration Point this summer. On Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Amber Russo will teach mixed level flow and on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Amber Kleid will teach gentle yoga. 

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and a strolling musician. 

Bryson City Wine Market Wine Tasting

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Bryson City Wine Market will host weekly wine flight tasting events from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The market will also serve wine by the glass from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

ArborEvenings at the N.C. Arboretum

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ArborEvenings is back at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, offering opportunity to spend 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evenings strolling through the gardens through Oct. 1. Visitors can purchase food and beverages, sip and stroll through the gardens while experiencing a variety of local and regional artists. Free with standard $16 parking fee, and free for Arboretum Society members. www.ncarboretum.org

Friday Night Live in Highlands

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Live (Highlands) will be held at the Town Square from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Foxfire Boys Aug. 6. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org.

Bluegrass with Blue at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host “Bluegrass with Blue” July 30 and Aug. 6. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 888.905.7238 or www.noc.com

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 94th year of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5,6,7, at the Lipinsky Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.

Concerts on the Creek with Shane Meade & The Sound

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concerts on the Creek (Sylva) at Bridge Park will host Shane Meade & The Sound Aug. 6. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. www.mountainlovers.com.

Fridays at the Folk Art Center

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will host a new outdoor interpretive series dubbed “Fridays at the Folk Art Center” at 7:30 p.m. every Friday this season at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. The building will not be open during the programs, with no restrooms available on site. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  828.298.5330, ext. 302.

Travis LeDoyt at Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Fri. 6 Aug, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host Travis LeDoyt (Elvis tribute) 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Tickets start at $20 per person. www.smokymountainarts.com

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and a strolling musician. 

Lake Logan Multisport Festival

All day

Registration is now open for the Lake Logan Multisport Festival, which will return for the 15th year Aug. 7-8 at Lake Logan in Haywood County. There will be a half-ironman, international triathlon and a sprint triathlon. All events include aquabike and relay categories as well. Learn more or sign up at www.gloryhoundevents.com/event/lake-logan-multisport-festival.

Sarge's 16th Annual Downtown Dog Walk

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sarge’s 16th annual Downtown Dog Walk will take place at 9 .m. Aug. 7 at the Waynesville Courthouse Lawn. The $30 registration fee includes a t-shirt and dog bandana. www.sarges.org 

Fundraiser for SEASCAT at Lifeway Church

All day

Saturdays July 24 and Aug. 7 there will be fundraising events for SEASCAT.org at Lifeway Church on Allen Street in Sylva.  SEASCAT.org is a local organization dedicated to helping survivors of child abuse.  Connie Jean Conklin, MEd founder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828 506-6141. 

Bryson City Wine Market Wine Tasting

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Bryson City Wine Market will host weekly wine flight tasting events from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The market will also serve wine by the glass from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 2:08 pm - 3:08 pm

There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075. 

Somebody's Child at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host Somebody’s Child (Americana) Aug. 7. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 888.905.7238 or www.noc.com

Saturdays On Pine in Highlands

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturdays On Pine (Highlands) will be held at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with High Five Aug. 7. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org.

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 94th year of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5,6,7, at the Lipinsky Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.

Shindig on the Green

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shindig on the Green will take place at 7 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Aug 14, 21, on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage, Roger McGuire Green in Asheville. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.

Frogtown at Pickin' on the Square

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Pickin’ on the Square” (Franklin) will host Frogtown (bluegrass) Aug. 7. All shows start at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Located on Main Street. www.franklin-chamber.com

 

Unto These Hills

Sat. 7 Aug, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The “Unto These Hills” stage production will be held at 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday from May 19 through Aug. 14 at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee. There will also be a 10:30 a.m. show all Saturdays in July. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on www.cherokeehistorical.org.

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