2017 Event Calendar

2017 Event Calendar

Festivals, special events and performances are held frequently in downtown Waynesville, sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association (DWA) and other area organizations. All take place on Main Street unless otherwise stated. For more information, call 828-456-3517.

To request a special event please complete the Special Events Application

JUNE 2017

June 2- Fri - "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.

June 10 - Sat – The 7th Annual APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE CELEBRATION A heritage themed event.  Mountain Music, Clogging, Demonstrations, Art, Craft, Storytelling, Traditional Food 10am-5pm

June 23 – Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE   An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse.  6:30-9pm.

 

JULY 2017

July 4 -Tues - STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION   Shops & Restaurants open all day, live music & entertainment, 11-3. Patriotic Kid’s Parade on Main Street 11am; Haywood Community Band Patriotic Concert on Courthouse lawn, 2 pm.

July 7- Fri - "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.

July 7 – Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE  An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse.  6:30-9pm.

July 13- Rally USA – Sponsored by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authoritya scavenger hunt/road race to be on Main Street from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.  Traffic will be diverted for the start of the event.   

July 20-30  FOLKMOOT USA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL  - Sponsored by Folkmoot USA -  NC’s Official International Festival celebrating the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Countries from around the world attend and showcase performances are held in Waynesville and regional venues.  www.folkmootusa.org

July 21 – Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE- An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse.  6:30-9pm.

July 22-Sat - FOLKMOOT USA PARADE of NATIONS – Sponsored by Folkmoot USAInternational dancers & musicians parade down Main Street to Opening Ceremonies on Historic Courthouse lawn 10 am

July 29- Sat – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAY – Sponsored by Folkmoot USA - a celebration featuring, art, dance, music, food 10-5 

 

AUGUST 2017

Aug 4- Fri - "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. 

Aug 4 – Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE  An old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music & clogging, instructions & demonstrations, concessions, Historic Courthouse.  6:30-9pm.

Aug 5-Sat - DOWNTOWN DOG WALK Courthouse lawn, Friends of SARGE, 9:30-1pm  www.sargeandfriends.org

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Sept 1 - Fri - "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.

Sept 1 & 2 - Fri & Sat - 48th annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL Two evenings celebrating our mountain folk music. Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, 828.452.1688.

Sept 16 Sat - BLOCK PARTY   Dancing in Main Street, 3 live bands, 7pm; “Kids on Main” activity hour, 6-7pm, eats & treats, restaurants open.

 

OCTOBER 2017

Oct 6 - Fri - "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.

Oct 14 - Sat – The 34th annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW on Main St!  Known as one of the finest one-day juried art shows in the region. An art & craft marketplace with great food & drink, two stages of live mountain music, clogging teams, entertainment & more, 10am-5pm.

Oct 21 - Sat – The 29th annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL – sponsored by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce -  Music, craft booths, apples, 10am-5pm.  Application has not been received for this event at the time of the April 11 meeting.  

Oct 31 – Tues – TREATS on the STREET Participating Downtown merchants offer Halloween treats for young children, 5 – 7 pm

 

NOVEMBER 2017

Nov 3 - Fri - "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.

 

DECEMBER 2017

Dec 1-31 - “ALL THROUGH THE TOWN” Holiday happenings all month in downtown businesses.   

Dec 1-4 – “HOLLY DAYS” Begins with ART after DARK on Friday evening, followed by seasonal events throughout the weekend ending with the Christmas Parade on Monday night at 6pm on Main Street

Dec 1 - Fri - "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.

Dec 4 - Mon Night - Waynesville CHRISTMAS PARADE   Main Street 6pm

Dec 9 - Sat - “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


For more information please visit the Downtown Waynesville Association website.