WAYNESVILLE HOSTS NUMEROUS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THAT KEEP WAYNESVILLE FULL OF LIFE AND LAUGHTER, AS WELL AS MONTHLY MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES‘ DURING THE SUMMER. “BLOCK PARTIES” ON MAIN ST. FEATURE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. LOOK ON OUR WEBSITE FOR A LISTING OF UPCOMING EVENTS. COME DISCOVER THE ART & CULTURE OF OUR MOUNTAINS HERE IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA!
Winter Arts Smoky Style - January 19 "It's Chili Outside" / February 16 "HeART Warming" / March 16 "Luck of the Art" Downtown Galleries winter promotion of the arts will be held downtown from 3-6 pm. Join the fun on Main Street!
May 25 - Rockin’ BLOCK PARTY - Downtown is Alive at Night! Bring your dancing shoes and a chair and head to Main Street for an evening of live music featuring oldies and goldies, bluegrass, country rock, and more, music 7PM - 10PM
May-Nov 1st Friday - “ART after DARK” - Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9 pm on this evening with special artist’s showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.
May 5 - 87th annual RAMP FESTIVAL - American Legion 828-456-8691
June 1 - QUICK DRAW- A fun lively event where professional artists race the clock to start and complete a work of art in one fast-paced hour while you watch.Artists competition/auction - wncquickdraw.com
June 28, July 12 & 26, Aug 9 - Mountain STREET DANCE- Put on your cloggin’ & square dancin’ shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoedown! Live mountain music, demonstrations, and instruction by local clogging teams
Jul 4 - STARS & STRIPES Celebration - Businesses open all day
Jul 20 - Folkmoot USA PARADE of NATIONS- Folkmoot is an international folk festival held since 1984 in Waynesville, North Carolina and surrounding communities
July 27 - 38th annual INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAY -A wonderful day of celebrating international friendships and cultural exchange!
Aug 3 - DOWNTOWN DogWalk - The annual Downtown Dog Walk is SARGE’S biggest fundraising event of the year
Sept 14 - Rockin’ BLOCK PARTY - Downtown is Alive at Night! Bring your dancing shoes and a chair and head to Main Street for an evening of live music featuring oldies and goldies, bluegrass, country rock, and more, music 7PM - 10PM
Sept 27 - Mountain STREET DANCE - Put on your cloggin’ & square dancin’ shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoedown! Live mountain music, demonstrations, and instruction by local clogging teams
Oct 12 - 36th annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW - Main Street is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one day event
Oct 19 - APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL - The one-day festival has grown into the region’s premier juried arts and crafts
Oct 31 - TREATS on the STREET - Halloween, Kids and Candy!
Dec 1-31 “ALL through the TOWN” - Holiday happenings all month in downtown businesses
Dec 6 - Waynesville CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Dec 9 - Waynesville CHRISTMAS PARADE -Main Street 6pm
Dec 14 - “A NIGHT before CHRISTMAS" - A Holiday Tradition in Downtown Waynesville. Live music, caroling, Bethlehem Market Place, Live Nativity, old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa, luminaries line the street. Shops, galleries & restaurants remain open. Join us for an evening of family fun. 6-9pm.
Dec 13-24 - TWELVE DAYS of CHRISTMAS - Magical Moments & Memories Made Here
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