Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Monday, June 21, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 21 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 22 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 23 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 24 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Friday, June 25, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 25 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 26 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

SummerFest Craft Fair 2021
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tom Johnson’s Camping Center Pavilion

Join us at Tom Johnson Camping Center Pavilion
348 Resistoflex Road
Marion, North Carolina 28752

We have 90+ Vendors signed up!
They are offering handmade wallets, handbags, jewelry, art, home decor, yard and garden decor, lip balms, soaps, personal care items and much more. Entrance fee for shoppers is only $4.00 per person. Come out and support your family and friends small businesses.
Food trucks will be serving all day!

Vendor spots still available. Message me for information.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
Jump Off Rock Music Festival
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jump Off Rock
Thursday, July 22, 2021
LoveShinePlay Festival 2021
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm
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Namaste Beautiful Souls! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting at LoveShinePlay Festival (previously known as Asheville Yoga Festival) for yet another incredible year, and would be so honored to have you join me!

I’m excited to offer 15% OFF of your 3-or-4 Day Pass! Simply enter the promo code TARA2021 at checkout.

♡ About The Festival ~

The name has changed but the Love is always here…

Since 2016, The LoveShinePlay Festival (formerly Asheville Yoga Festival) has been working to bring the gift of yoga to Asheville through a weekend filled with world-class instructors, dynamic musicians, motivating speakers and a diversity of vendors. Alongside co-owners Amanda Hale and Sara LaStella, we invite you for another year of conscious connection and compassion, through practice, discussion, communion with nature & celebration.

♡ So much to explore… Teachers, musicians, and speakers from all over the country and from just down the street! See who I will have the honor of joining, and check back often for schedule updates and offerings the closer we get here!

Vendors and more music, workshops, and other fun events happening all weekend long at the Mountain Air Market! Discover all of the exciting details on the festival’s website! https://www.loveshineplay.com/tickets

~ My offerings will be announced soon! ~

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Jump Off Rock Music Festival
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jump Off Rock
Friday, August 27, 2021
LEAF DOWNTOWN AVL
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Downtown Asheville

LEAF Downtown AVL

 

LEAF Downtown connects our local communities and cultures while celebrating creativity and diversity in the heart of downtown Asheville! This special event works to further the city’s goals of equity, partnerships, and economic vitality in the greater Asheville area. More info coming soon…

Saturday, August 28, 2021
LEAF DOWNTOWN AVL
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Downtown Asheville

LEAF Downtown AVL

 

LEAF Downtown connects our local communities and cultures while celebrating creativity and diversity in the heart of downtown Asheville! This special event works to further the city’s goals of equity, partnerships, and economic vitality in the greater Asheville area. More info coming soon…

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Jump Off Rock Music Festival
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jump Off Rock
Friday, September 24, 2021
Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 24 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests standing outside looking at canoe

Guest Appreciation Festival is our annual celebrating bringing together guests, visitors, paddlers, and staff for a weekend festival of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun, and gratitude!

Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters can take advantage of free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Shop crafts and handmade goods from regional and local vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant Jenga, face painting, and more! Dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. Enjoy a weekend of fun and community in the Nantahala Gorge!

12th annual Dirty Dancing Festival 2021 Kick-Off Party
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lake Lure

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Experience The Time of Your Life at the 12th annual Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, NC!

Whether you have been coming for years, or always wanted to see what the hype is all about, we have a chance for you to WIN a weekend getaway to the namesake film’s backdrop where It’s all Crazy for Swayze.

Join us for singalongs, watermelon carrying, Lift Scenes, lots and lots of dancing, and much more on September 24-25, 2021. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and festival organizers, The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge.

Show-stopping Dance Performances

Live Music  by The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra

The return of Hot Lake Lure Nights dance lessons
hosted by Coach Natalie Foreverland

A Message from PanCAN

Nighttime Lakeside Screening of Dirty Dancing

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Saturday, September 25, 2021
Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 25 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests standing outside looking at canoe

Guest Appreciation Festival is our annual celebrating bringing together guests, visitors, paddlers, and staff for a weekend festival of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun, and gratitude!

Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters can take advantage of free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Shop crafts and handmade goods from regional and local vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant Jenga, face painting, and more! Dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. Enjoy a weekend of fun and community in the Nantahala Gorge!

12th annual Dirty Dancing Festival 2021
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lake Lure

Experience The Time of Your Life at the 12th annual Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, NC!

Whether you have been coming for years, or always wanted to see what the hype is all about, we have a chance for you to WIN a weekend getaway to the namesake film’s backdrop where It’s all Crazy for Swayze.

Join us for singalongs, watermelon carrying, Lift Scenes, lots and lots of dancing, and much more on September 24-25, 2021. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and festival organizers, The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge.

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Professional Dance Lessons to the Original
Movie Soundtrack

Film-Inspired Dance Performances by the Asheville Ballet

Top-notch  Live Music by  DJ Michael Sprouse,  Envision, and ACE Party Band.

Watermelon Races for PanCAN

Selfie  Portraits with scenes from Dirty Dancing filmed here in Lake Lure

A Car Show featuring the 1957 Chevy Bel Air “Swayze” look-alike car

A variety of Movie-inspired Games

The Lake Lift Competition

And much more!

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Guest Appreciation Festival Nantahala Outdoor Center
Sep 26 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests standing outside looking at canoe

Guest Appreciation Festival is our annual celebrating bringing together guests, visitors, paddlers, and staff for a weekend festival of incredible sales, whitewater, outdoor fun, and gratitude!

Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Boaters can take advantage of free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Shop crafts and handmade goods from regional and local vendors. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly riverside games and activities including giant Jenga, face painting, and more! Dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River. Enjoy a weekend of fun and community in the Nantahala Gorge!

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Jump Off Rock Music Festival
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jump Off Rock