Connestee Falls, situated in Transylvania county among the western North Carolina mountains, is a community renowned for its beauty. But there is a lot more to the area than scenic landscapes. Brevard county, the greater Brevard area and Western North Carolina are host to a number of recreational activities and community events throughout the year. Things really heat up over the next few months and continue almost weekly through the change of colors in the fall.
Residents and visitors to the area can look forward to a bounty of activities that the spring and summer months have to offer. Whether it’s a trip through local community history, a tour of world renowned gardens, or spending a day at one of the many music events being held this year, there’s truly something for everyone. Below is a calendar listing some of the exciting upcoming events. Check here on the Connestee Falls Blog for updates and more details on these events. Become a subscriber and receive email notices as new information is published. Let us know about other events of interest in the area with comment below.
Every Tuesday All Year Long: Eastatoe Community Center Dinner and Jam – Local musicians gather together to jam. Donations requested for dinner. 6pm dinner, 7 pm music Rosman, NC Click here for more info
March 14th – 15th: BANFF Film Festival – Breathtaking outdoor adventure documentaries screened at Brevard College
March 8th – May 17th: Transylvania Heritage Museum – Transylvania Treasures will showcase several Transylvania Communities. Click here for more info
March 20th – May 23rd: Biltmore Blooms – Breathtaking gardens by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Asheville, NC. Click here for more info
April 3rd – December 18th: Sounds of Silvermont – Local musicians gather together to jam. Bluegrass, country, gospel and more on main-street in downtown Brevard. Click here
April 12th: The Assault on the Carolinas – Annual 100k cycle fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club, Click here for more info
April – May: Spring Guided Canoe Trips April Through May – Spring is the perfect time to explore the beautiful scenery of the French Broad River. Click here for more info
May 23rd – 25th: White Squirrel Festival – Featuring two full days of great live music in downtown Brevard, NC. Click here for more info
May 24th – 25th: Annual Squirrel Box Derby – 8th Annual Squirrel Box Derby, click here for more
May 31st: Connestee Falls Spring Tour of Homes, Saturday from Noon to 4:00PM
May 31st: Mad Mountain Mud Run – Race a 3-mile course and traverse mud pits, creeks, gooey crawls, climbing obstacles. Benefits a children’s museum. Asheville, NC
June 13th – 14th: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival – The most popular sanctioned barbecue competitions in the United States. Tyron, NC Click here for more info
June – August: Brevard Music Center Summer Festival – features the return of longtime favorites, debut of new stars, and performances of classical music’s greatest masterpieces. Click Here
June 21st – July 4th: Arts & Culture Week 2014 – Enjoy more than 60 + ART events in downtown Brevard and Transylvania County. Click here for more info
July Every Sunday: Songcatchers Music Series – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the concert series that honors traditional mountain music and the talented performers who preserve it, share it and make it their own. Click Here for more info
June 27th – July 11th: Transylvania Art Guild’s Summer Arts Showcase Monday – Friday at TCArts Council. Click here for more info
July 4th: Land of the Free, Home of the White Squirrel: Downtown Brevard’s all-day, multi-faceted celebration of this all-American holiday.
July 18: Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours – Adventure Weekend at 4 pm on Friday
Earthshine Discovery Center. Click here for more Info
August 18th: Transylvania Farmers Market – Corner of Jordan and Johnson Streets, just off Main Street behind Comporium.
August 30th: Transylvania Heritage Museum 6th Annual Founders Day Fair – Founders Day at the Heritage Museum offers music, crafters, demonstrations, dancers, an historic Civil War encampment, games, food and drinks, and just plain fun for the whole family. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Click here for more info