Upcoming Events Calendar
An inclusive environment with 6 Stages, 400+ performers, 8 Family Adventure Villages, 80+ vendors, Healing Arts Workshops, Hiking Trails, Camping, Water Sports and so much more!
“Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! At LEAF, we believe life is about the journey. Every day holds an opportunity to discover something new that has the power to transform & uplift the way we see the world. This Fall LEAF, we invite one and all to embark on a voyage across the globe to experience music that will make your spirit soar. From the shores of Kingston, Jamaica, to the frozen tundra of Iqaluit, Nunavut, to the ancient forests of Estonia, to the streets of East LA and beyond… Prepare to expand your horizons with a once in a lifetime adventure. All walks of life are welcome. All ways of life are celebrated. ”
~ Ehren Cruz, LEAF Performing Arts Director
Check out jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie’s historic hometown of Cheraw at the South Carolina Jazz Festival October 19-21, 2017!
Over 20 regional musical artists from the Carolinas will perform in an eclectic collection of venues. Add a Bebop Parade, Early Jazz and Late Night Jazz Restaurant Venues, the Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Golf Tournament, a Birthday Party for Dizzy, kids’ art activities, Madonnari-Southern Style Chalk Competition, a Jazz Mass, a 5K run/walk and much more while you experience the joy of jazz from your head down to your toes! As Dizzy would say, “Bebop on down to Chee-raw, South Carolina on October 19-21.” For additional information, call 843.537.8420 ext. 12.
This will be an evening of EPIC proportions! In order to say THANK YOU to the community, The Veranda is throwing a huge PARTY with trick-or-treating for the kiddos at each business, plus entertainment by IMAGINE CIRCUS! There will be stilt walking, a fire show, aerial performances, a DJ and so much more! You won’t want to miss this!
The Veranda features a dozen locally owned and operated restaurant and service tenants. We welcome you to bring little ones in costumes and walk each of the stores for goodies.
Following your walk please stay and dine at one of our four full service restaurants – Capp’s Pizzeria with artisan wood-fired pizza, Breakaway Cafe, Alberello Cafe & Market, and Town Hall Burger and Beer. Imagine CIrcus will have 3 hours of entertainment starting at 5pm; It will be an enjoyable evening for all ages!! Costumes encouraged with activities, music and more. We can’t wait to THANK our awesome community for all that you have done to welcome The Veranda into your lives!
The first annual High Country Walk/Run for Breast Cancer is the Kickoff event for the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation. It will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:00 am in downtown Blowing Rock. The walk/run will be a 5K fun event, with turnoffs for a 1K, 2K, and 3K walk beginning at the American Legion Building. Start and Finish at the American Legion Building. The address of the American Legion is 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
The goal of the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation is to raise funds by organizing events such as the High Country Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. The money raised is awarded as scholarships to women and men fighting breast cancer in the High Country. The scholarships can be used for various activities in support of the survivor and his/her family—all in an effort to show the patient that the community is fighting the fight with them.
All money raised remains ln the High Country to help individuals and families in our local community.
Hippie Fest is the grooviest festival of the year! Featuring hundreds of artists and crafts people, local goods, bohemian shopping, hippie car show, live music, cirque performers, DIY tie-dye, drum circle, sideshow acts, food trucks and more! All ages welcome.Rain or Shine. Fun for the whole family!!!
$5 – Tickets must be reserved in advance through Eventbrite
Kids 3 & under FREE!
Tickets must be reserved in advance for this event.
The Beer & Fear Bash is the Biggest & Wildest Halloween Themed Party in the Carolinas!
Join Us Saturday, October 28th At 7PM for A Deliciously Frightful Night Full of Spooks, Music, Dancing! Explore All Of The 12 Uniquely Themed Bar & Party Areas While Enjoying Multiple Live Bands, A Dozen DJ’s, Ariel Acrobatic Performances, Live Dancers, And Sooo Much MORE! Don’t Forget The EPIC Costume Contest with Multiple Prizes To Make it A Night You’ll Never Forget.
The Historic Cotton Mill Studios (122 Riverside Drive) will host a vintage circus-themed re-opening party on Saturday, November 11th at 5 pm, after the River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll.
It’s a party celebrating new beginnings and the legacy of the River Arts District.
In June of this year, the Historic Cotton Mill Studios was purchased by Jannette Montenegro and Richard Patino, part-time Asheville residents for the last 15 years.
“We’re thrilled to open our doors and bring people in to see what’s happening at the Historic Cotton Mill Studios,” says Richard.
The studios will be open Saturday (11/11) and Sunday (11/12) at 10 am for the studio stroll, with the opening party taking place after the stroll, on 11/11 at 5 pm.
Artists in the Historic Cotton Mill Studios include mixed-media artist Andy Herod, and new to the studio are metalworker Reid Dawson, painter and costumer Ka Amorastreya, photographer Jody Dixon, Kizmet Yogawear apparel, and Real Old: Vintage Goods. The Asheville Guitar Bar also makes its home in the former cotton mill.
“This is a community party,” emphasizes Jannette. “We invite everyone to help us warm up our space, meet the new artists and makers at the studios, and celebrate the creativity of the River Arts District,” says Jannette.
Freaky sideshow performances by Imagine Circus will include snake charming, a bed of nails, an electrocution box, and other marvels. Performers include DJ Dr. Filth, Pleasure Chest, Eric Congdon, and dancers from Trillium Dance Company.
Wristbands are $1, with proceeds along with beverage sales benefiting Asheville Greenworks. District artists are donating art work for a silent auction to benefit the River Arts District Artists Association. Bun Intended food truck will be on site serving up Thai-inspired buns and bao, and complimentary popcorn and cotton candy will be offered throughout the venue.
Event sponsors and participants include Asheville Greenworks, Asheville Guitar Bar, Wedge Brewing Co., Smoky Park Supper Club, Celine & Company Catering, Oh, Henry Events, Libby Gamble Photography, and Gingers Revenge. For more information on the Historic Cotton Mill Studios’ opening party, visit Cotton Mill Studios on Facebook. To find out more about the artists and makers of the Historic Cotton Mill Studios, and for all the latest news at the studios, visit cottonmillasheville.com.
The Greatest Party in the Multiverse returns to NC Comicon on Saturday night! It’s the Guardians of the Gala: Mutants and Monsters Cosplay ball! Music legend DMC opens the show with a very special track, then DJs FIFI HiFi and DJ PlayPlay take to the stage to keep you dancing all night! Come in costume or not, just come as you are!
Join us in the Durham Armory (directly across from the convention center) for the return of the Guardians of the Gala—a dance-fueled journey through the multiverse combining the best music from the ‘70s through today into one amazing prom! Show off your cosplay or just come as the best version of yourself as you strut your stuff on the red carpet and get your photo taken like the celebrity you are.
The magic of Cameron Village’s Open House returns on November 16th from 5-8 p.m. Join Cameron Village for this Raleigh holiday tradition that includes a night full of entertainment including magicians, music, aerialists, a REAL snow slide, a Ferris wheel– and of course, a visit from Santa!
Don’t miss Cameron Village’s famous gift certificate giveback and get an early start on holiday shopping! When you spend $100 or more, you’ll receive a $25 Cameron Village gift certificate in return.*
Join us as we kick off Christmas – Cameron Village style!
An Expo Like No Other! The North Carolina Vapers Carnivale is a 2 day celebration of tobacco harm reduction for Smokers By Vapers. There will be exhibitors from all over the country to bring consumers, businesses, and smokers the tools they need to stay tobacco free.
Catch roving performances by Imagine Circus!
The Festival of Legends is a celebration of the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. It is a playground for the imagination – for children as well as adults – and an escape from the mundane world. It is a journey to the romantic by-gone eras that never were, and an exploration of the fantastical realms that have always been. The natives are magicians and musicians, acrobats and comedians, artists and crafters, proud knights and fairytale creatures. Step into the Festival of Legends, and step into a place of wonder. Imagine Circus adds to the whimsy with alluring aerial arts and magical stilt walking!
Find Festival of Legends on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/festivaloflegends