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Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Festivals

  • The highly popular “Rockin’ Block Party” will return from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 29, on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.Free and open to the public. No animals allowed at downtown events. www.downtownwaynesville.com.
  • The annual “Spring Market Day” will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29, in downtown Franklin. www.franklin-chamber.com
  • “Spring Fling Art & Craft Walk” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29, in downtown Dillsboro. Live music and craft demonstrations. 828.707.2004.
  • Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29 through Sunday, May 30 in Downtown Asheville (80 court plaza). 
  • The Jackson County Coon Hunters Association will host a night hunt and bench show Saturday, May 29, in Sylva. The bench show will start at 5 pm., and the one-hour night hunt will begin at 9 p.m. The group will meet at 44 Oak Hill Drive. Matthew Bryson, 828.508.6465.

 

Live Music

  • Presented by Adamas Entertainment, the inaugural “Memorial Day Mashup” will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at Mad Anthony’s Taproom & Restaurant in Waynesville. Performers will include: Brothers Gillespie (Americana/indie), J.J. Hipps & The Hideaway (rock/blues), and J. Rex & His High Mountain Pals (jamgrass) Music kicks off at 4 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door (card/cash accepted).
  • Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Western Carolina Writers May 28, Arnold Hill May 29, Syrrup 4 p.m. May 30, All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public.828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com.
  • Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Woolybooger (Americana/folk) May 29. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.342.5133 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.
  • Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Woolybooger (Americana/folk) May 28. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.349.2337 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com. 
  • Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Kate Thomas May 28 and Granny’s Mason Jar May 29. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or www.mtnlayersbeer.com
  • Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host Shane Meade & The Sound (Americana/indie) at 7:30 p.m. May 28 and The Maggie Valley Band (Americana/indie) 6 p.m. May 30. Free and open to the public. 828.641.9797 or www.nantahalabrewing.com.
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host “Bluegrass with Blue” May 28 and June 4, The Log Noggins May 29, Granny’s Mason Jar May 30. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 888.905.7238 or www.noc.com
  • Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host Outlaw Whiskey May 29. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.2488. 
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host “Bluegrass w/Blue” May 28, The Log Noggins May 29 and Granny’s Mason Jar May 30. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.noc.com

 

In Theatre

  • Starring Pasquale LaCorte as George Burns, “Say Goodnight, Gracie” will be held over for more performances following a high demand for tickets. The production will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 28-29, and 2 p.m. May 30 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. Visit harttheatre.orgfor more information and to purchase tickets.

 

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