Sun. 13 Jun, 2021

Shane Weston Lyles at Innovation Station

Sun. 13 Jun, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation Station (Dillsboro) will host Shaine Weston Lyles June 13. All events are free and begin at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.innovation-brewing.com.

Humps & The Blackouts at Water'n Hole Bar & Grill

Sun. 13 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host Humps & The Blackouts June 13. All shows begin at 3 p.m. 828.456.4750 or www.facebook.com/waternhole.bar.

Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling

Sun. 13 Jun, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 29 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee. The bonfire is free and open to the public. For more information, call 800.438.1601 or click on www.visitcherokeenc.com.  

Mon. 14 Jun, 2021

Pickleball Lessons

Mon. 14 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer pickleball lessons for ages 16 and up at the Waynesville Recreation Center every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and every other Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for new and novice players. Sign up sheets are available at the Old Armory and the Waynesville Recreation Center. Free for members and $20 for 10 play days for non-members. For more information please call 456-2030 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brilliant Botanicals Art Class

Mon. 14 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Brilliant Botanicals art class from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.n. June 14-18, for ages 10 and older. Cost is $245.  828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Art Play-II art camp

Mon. 14 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Art Play-II (Loose Parts) art camp from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14-18, for ages 4-7. Cost is $105. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Master Gardener In-Person Plant Clinic will be open starting in June, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at Haywood County Extension on Raccoon Road. Master Gardeners will be available to help gardeners with all gardening questions. 

Brilliant Botanicals Art Class

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Brilliant Botanicals art class from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.n. June 14-18, for ages 10 and older. Cost is $245.  828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Art Play-II art camp

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Art Play-II (Loose Parts) art camp from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14-18, for ages 4-7. Cost is $105. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Learn about Make X Mtns

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn more about Made X Mtns, a new regional brand for Western North Carolina, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Fire Mountain Outpost in Cherokee. www.madexmtns.com.

Waynesville Art School Art Sparklers class

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Waynesville Art School Art Sparklers class for ages 8-9 meets on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Swap Panthertown Trail Tales

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Swap Panthertown trail tales during an informal gathering 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Whiteside Brewing Co. in Cashiers. Hang out with trail pros and special guests, hear their tales and share your own. www.panthertown.org.

Pickup Soccer

Tue. 15 Jun, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Play pickup soccer Tuesday nights in Waynesville this summer. Games will be played from 6 p.m. to sundown every week at Allens Creek Park, open to anyone age 16 or older. Free. Offered through Haywood County Recreation and Parks. 828.452.6789.

Wed. 16 Jun, 2021

Brilliant Botanicals Art Class

Wed. 16 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Brilliant Botanicals art class from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.n. June 14-18, for ages 10 and older. Cost is $245.  828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Art Play-II art camp

Wed. 16 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Art Play-II (Loose Parts) art camp from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14-18, for ages 4-7. Cost is $105. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Dillsboro After Five

All day

“Dillsboro After Five” will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown Dillsboro. Start with a visit to the Jackson County Farmers Market located in the Innovation Station parking lot.

Shining Minds art class

Wed. 16 Jun, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Waynesville Art School Shining Minds art class for ages 10 and older meets on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

QuickDraw Art Sale

All day

QuickDraw, a local art initiative that funds art supplies in rural WNC schools is selling art for education online now through June 30. The fundraiser presents art to buy or bid on, and a giveaway basket opportunity for donors. Proceeds fund art education in Haywood County through teacher classroom supply grants and student scholarships. The online art market and art auction can be accessed at:   https://wnc-quick-draw.myshopify.com/. QuickDrawofWNC.com or 828-734-5747. 

Film Screening and Panel Discussion (disaster preparedness)

Wed. 16 Jun, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A free film screening and panel discussion dealing with disaster preparedness and climate-related severe weather will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Presented by Macon County Public Library, The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative, North Carolina Humanities and Working Films. Sign up by June 10 at bit.ly/revisioningaccess.

Unto These Hills

Wed. 16 Jun, 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.

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021

Volunteer Trail Workdays

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A series of volunteer workdays are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, with sites in North Carolina on May 13, 20 and 27 and in Tennessee June 10, 17 and 24. In addition, a special opportunity will take place in North Carolina Saturday, June 5, in honor of National Trails Day. Space limited. Register with Adam Monroe at 828.497.1949.

Brilliant Botanicals Art Class

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Brilliant Botanicals art class from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.n. June 14-18, for ages 10 and older. Cost is $245.  828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Thursday Painters

Thu. 17 Jun, 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..

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Master Gardener In-Person Plant Clinic will be open starting in June, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at Haywood County Extension on Raccoon Road. Master Gardeners will be available to help gardeners with all gardening questions. 

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Thu. 17 Jun, 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. 

Art Play-II art camp

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Art Play-II (Loose Parts) art camp from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14-18, for ages 4-7. Cost is $105. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Haywood Community Band

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rehearsals for the start of a new season by the Haywood Community Band begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, in the Fellowship Hall of Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 133 Old Clyde Road. The rehearsals continue at the same time each Thursday evening. Membership is open to all who have previously played in a band, no matter how long ago it was. Auditions are not required. If you would like to participate, call band president Rhonda Kram, owner of the Stone Cottage Band Instrument Shoppe, at 456-4880.

Waynesville Art School Relax & Paint Night

Thu. 17 Jun, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Relax & Paint! Night for Adults from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17. Cost is $35, no experience necessary. Easy to follow step by step instructions are provided. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Trivia at Boojum Brewing

Thu. 17 Jun, 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. 17 Jun, 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. 17 Jun, 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.

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021

Inspiration: The Creative Muse at Work

All day

The exhibit “Inspiration: The Creative Muse at Work” will run June 4-26 at the Haywood County Arts Council in downtown Waynesville. www.haywoodarts.org.

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Fri. 18 Jun, 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. 

Brilliant Botanicals Art Class

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Brilliant Botanicals art class from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.n. June 14-18, for ages 10 and older. Cost is $245.  828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Bryson City Wine Market Wine Tasting

Fri. 18 Jun, 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. 

Learn About Smokies Herbarium

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the Smokies Herbarium during a Zoom presentation 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 18, presented by Janie Bitner, a volunteer with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Natural History Collection. Free. Register for the Zoom link at www.dlia.org/sas.

Art Play-II art camp

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Art Play-II (Loose Parts) art camp from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14-18, for ages 4-7. Cost is $105. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Joey Fortner at Frog Level Brewing

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Joey Fortner (Americana/folk) June 18. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

Friday Night Live in Highlands

Fri. 18 Jun, 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. with Frank & Allie (Appalachian folk) June 11 and Johnny Webb Band June 18. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org.

Bluegrass with Blue at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host “Bluegrass with Blue” June 11 and 18. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 888.905.7238 or www.noc.com

Mark Lowry w/ Endless Highway

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host Mark Lowry w/Endless Highway at 7:30 p.m. June 18. Tickets start at $25 per person. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to www.greatmountainmusic.com

Fridays at the Folk Art Center

Fri. 18 Jun, 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.

Natti Love Joys at Lazy Hiker Brewing

Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Natti Love Joys (reggae/soul) June 18. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.349.2337 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Sat. 19 Jun, 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. 

Juneteenth Journey to Freedom Together 5k

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Juneteenth Journey to Freedom Together 5K and 1K Fun Walk will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Mark Watson Park in Sylva. It is organized by the Jackson County NAACP and will raise money for student scholarships and to bring the Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom Sculpture to Sylva. In addition, a virtual bike ride will be held June 14-19. Cost is $30 for the 5K or bike ride and $20 for the 1K. Register by June 6 at www.jacksonncnaacp.org.

Help clean up Richland Creek

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Help clean up Richland Creek from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, in Waynesville. Organized by Haywood Waterways Association. RSVP by June 17 to Christine O’Brien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.476.4667, ext. 11.

Celebrate National Trails Day w/ Sierra Designs

All day

Black Balsam Knob in the Pisgah National Forest is one of seven spots nationwide that Sierra Designs ambassadors have chosen to celebrate National Trails Day. On Saturday, June 19, ambassadors will be at Black Balsam to host a trailside happy hour and hand out Sierra Designs swag as part of the Toasts on Trail program, designed to encourage people to get out and hike. Black Balsam is the only East Coast location among the seven, which also include sites in Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Minnesota. www.sierradesigns.com/toasts-on-trail.

Ron Hunnicutt exhibit at Macon County Public Library

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

“Faces,” an exhibit of drawings by the late Ron Hunnicutt, who passed away in February, will be held May 15 through the end of June at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. The public is invited to an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the library. 828.524.3600.

Bryson City Wine Market Wine Tasting

Sat. 19 Jun, 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. 

With Heart Projects Golf Tournament

All day

With Heart Projects will host its first Annual Charity Golf Tournament at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Waynesville Inn and Golf Resort. This is a four person captains choice tournament, entry fee is $250 and registration begins at 11 a.m. For more information contact Gabriel Frazier at 229-315-4240 or on With Heart Projects Facebook and Instagram. 

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Sat. 19 Jun, 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. 

Waynesville Art School drop-in class

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Waynesville Art School will host “Cardboard Animals” drop-in class from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, for ages 4-13. Registration is required, cost is $25, parents may accompany children free of charge. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Waynesville Art School Relax & Paint Night

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Waynesville Art School will host Relax & Paint! Night for Adults from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Cost is $35, no experience necessary. Easy to follow step by step instructions are provided. 828.246.9869 or www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

QuickDraw Art Sale

All day

QuickDraw, a local art initiative that funds art supplies in rural WNC schools is selling art for education online now through June 30. The fundraiser presents art to buy or bid on, and a giveaway basket opportunity for donors. Proceeds fund art education in Haywood County through teacher classroom supply grants and student scholarships. The online art market and art auction can be accessed at:   https://wnc-quick-draw.myshopify.com/. QuickDrawofWNC.com or 828-734-5747. 

Bob Keel at Frog Level Brewing

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Bob Keel June 19. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

Saturdays On Pine

Sat. 19 Jun, 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 Crowe Brothers (bluegrass/Americana) June 12 and Americana Jones June 19. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org.

Pioneer Chicken Stand at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host Pioneer Chicken Stand June 19. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 888.905.7238 or www.noc.com

Pickin' on the Square

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Pickin’ on the Square” (Franklin) will host Tugelo Holler (jamgrass) June 12 and Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter) June 19. All shows start at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Located on Main Street. www.franklin-chamber.com

An Appalachian Evening Series at Stecoah Valley Center

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stecoah Valley Center (Robbinsville) “An Appalachian Evening” series will host The Jones Brothers & Julie Nelms June 5, Frank & Allie June 12 and Buncombe Turnpike June 19. The three shows are free and open to the public. A special online performance by The Kruger Brothers will be June 26. Ticketed shows will include The Jeff Little Trio July 10 ($25), Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road July 17 ($15) and Darin & Brooke Aldridge July 24 ($25). 828.479.3364 or www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

Unto These Hills

Sat. 19 Jun, 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.

The High Strangeness at Lazy Hiker Brewing

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host The High Strangeness (rock) June 19. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.342.5133 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

Positive Mental Attitude at Boojum Brewing

Sat. 19 Jun, 2021 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Boojum Brewing (Waynesville) will host Positive Mental Attitude (rock/roots) June 19. All shows begin at 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0350 or www.boojumbrewing.com