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Calendar of Events
July 2015 Events

Compiled by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Information Subject to Change or Cancellation


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July 1 - 3
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, McCormick Field, Mon-Fri. 7:05pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun. 2:05pm, Independence Day Fireworks July 3rd, Asheville, NC 828-258-0428 www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t573

July 1 - 12
Flat Rock Playhouse presents the charming musical satire of office politics and corporate culture, “How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying”, Mainstage, Wed-Sat 8pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org


July 1 - August 2
Brevard Music Center Festival, one of country's premier summer institute and festivals with a community of student and professional musicians, Brevard, NC 828-862-2105 or 888-384-8682 www.brevardmusic.org


July 1- August 8
The Carl Sandburg Home and The Vagabond School of the Drama presents The People’s Poet based on Sandburg’s poetry collection - enjoyable for audiences of all ages on Wednesday and Friday & Rootabaga! based on tales from Sandburg's collection of children's stories performed on Thursday and Saturday, 10:15am-10:45am, free, held rain or shine, Carl Sandburg Home amphitheatre, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl

July 1 - 23
Bearfootin Public Art Display, public art display featuring fiberglass outdoor bear sculptures decorated in different themes on the sidewalks of Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org

July 2 & 5
Asheville Lyric Opera and the Brevard Music Center co-produce Giuseppe Verdi’s masterful opera “Rigoletto”, Diana Wortham Theatre, Jul 2 8pm, Jul 5 3pm, Adults $30-$58, Students $17-$40, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530 ashevillelyric.org


July 3
Fireworks in Downtown Lake Lure, family-friendly event begins at 5pm and will offer patriotic goodies for sale, concessions & fireworks over Lake Lure, Lake Lure, NC 828-625-2725


July 3 & 4
Mountaineer Antique Auto Club Car Show, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-254-8681 www.mountaineerantiqueautoclub.com


July 3,10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14
17th Annual Music On Main Street concert series, featuring Wishful Thinkin playing oldies & beach music, the Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts Classic Car Show; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St., 7pm-9pm, free, every Friday through August 14, Bring a Chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, Backpacks or Coolers Allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

July 4
Music On Main Street concert series Special 4th of July Celebration Concert featuring 96.5 House Band Patriotic Tribute, Visitor Center – 201 S. Main St., 7pm-9:30pm, free, Bring a Chair, No Pets - Alcoholic Beverages or Coolers Allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, enjoy the concert and Jackson Park fireworks (at dusk) from the comfort of your chair, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, every Friday through August 14, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

Independence Day Fireworks Display, at dark, fireworks may be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of Hwy. 25 South and Hwy. 176, a large balloon will be launched the morning of the 4th to signify visibility of the fireworks show, if you can see the "Big Balloon", you can see the fireworks from your location; the Fireworks Display will NOT be visible inside Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4884 www.hendersoncountync.org

Fourth of July Parade, Main Street (5-Points to Caswell St.), 10:30am, Hendersonville, NC  828-595-0901

Independence Day Celebration, Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville, 2pm-10pm, free event featuring family activities throughout the day, with a fireworks extravaganza capping off the event at 9:30p, Asheville, NC 828-251-9973 ashevilledowntown.org/ingles-independence-day-celebration

Lake Julian Park hosts one of the largest July 4th fireworks displays in Western North Carolina, bring a picnic, lawn chair and blanket and free, fireworks begin shortly after dark, Arden, NC 828-684-0376 www.buncombecounty.org/parks

4th of July, Downtown Brevard, music, arts & crafts, fireworks and more; 9am-5pm, Brevard, NC 828-884-3278 www.brevardnc.org

July 6 & 13
UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad spanning many musical genres, free, bring a chair, blankets and picnics; Asheville, NC  828-251-6674 news.unca.edu/articles/concerts-quad-return-unc-asheville-summer-2015

July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10
97th Annual Street Dances season opener featuring Appalachian Fire playing bluegrass music and the Southern Connection Cloggers & Square Dancing; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main Street, 7pm-9pm, (bring a chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, or Coolers Allowed; parking lot seating area opens after 5:30pm-early admission is prohibited; every Monday through August 10, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org


July 8 - 12
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, McCormick Field, Mon-Fri. 7:05pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun. 2:05pm,, Asheville, NC 828-258-0428 www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t573

July 9 - 26
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents the comedy-drama “Driving Miss Daisy”, Wed-Sat 8pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org


July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14
17th Annual Music On Main Street concert series featuring Carolina Rex (classic rock & blues)  & Corvette Car Show; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St., 7pm-9pm, free, every Friday through August 14, Bring a Chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, or Coolers Allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org


July 10 & August 14
Movies in the Park presents "Paddington", Jackson Park, 8pm or dusk, free, in event of rain the movie will be moved indoors at the Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4884 www.hendersoncountync.org/recreation/events/movies

July 11
Coon Dog Day Festival, Downtown, 8:00am-11:00am, (dog shows, crafts, live music, food, parade, kid’s activities and a street dance), Saluda, NC 828-749-2581

Asheville Gun & Knife Show, WNC Ag Center Event Center, $8 adults, Children Free, 9am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun, Fletcher, NC 770-630-7296 www.wncagcenter.org


July 11, 18, 25, August 15, 22, 29 & September 5
Shindig on the Green, bluegrass music, big circle mountain dancers, storytellers and cloggers; downtown Pack Square Park, 7-10pm, bring a lawn chair, free, City ordinance prohibits, dogs, alcohol, and smoking in Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 828-258-6101 x345 www.folkheritage.org/shindigonthegreen.htm

July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10
97th Annual Street Dances, featuring Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition playing bluegrass music, Mountain Thunder Cloggers & Square Dancing; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main Street, 7pm-9pm, (bring a chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, or Coolers Allowed; parking lot seating area opens after 5:30pm-early admission is prohibited; every Monday through August 10, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

July 16 - 19
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, US Cellular Center, over 200 juried artists, craft demonstrations & live regional music; Thurs - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Admission: $8; Children under 12 free, Asheville, NC  828-298-7928 www.southernhighlandguild.org


July 16, August 20, & September 17
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series featuring "Mountain Heart", Azalea Parking Lot along King St. between 3rd &4th Avenues, music starts at 5pm, headline acts from 7pm-9pm, free, seating space is limited; beer, wine & food available, Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 downtownhendersonville.org


July 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14
17th Annual Music On Main Street concert series, featuring Deano and the Dreamers playing oldies; the Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts Classic Car Show; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St., 7pm-9pm, free, every Friday through August 14, Bring a Chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, Backpacks or Coolers Allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

July 18
Jump Into the Park - A Family Fun Day at the Sandburg Home, Carl Sandburg Home, 10am-3pm, family fun day full with activities, young visitors will earn junior ranger patches and awards, all activities including house tours are free on this day, Flat Rock, NC  828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl

Chalk It Up!, Main Street sidewalks, sidewalk chalk art contest, all day, 6 blocks of colorful drawings by artists of all ages ,rain dates: July 25 & August 1 Hendersonville, NC 828-697-6393

Train History Day, Come learn about the history of logging and locomotives at the Cradle of Forestry, 9am-5pm, $5 for ages 16 and up, Pisgah Forest, NC 828-877-3130


July 19 & 26
Folkmoot Festival, Diana Wortham Theatre, 1:30pm both days, colorfully costumed traditional dancers and musicians from different countries converge on WNC; dance troupes from Chile, Ecuador, Estonia, Bagladesh, French Canadian, Indoesia, Pureto Rico, US Philippines & Eastern Band of Cherokee, (all groups perform), Adults $30, Asheville, NC 828-452-2997 folkmootusa.org

July 20, 27, August 3 & 10
97th Annual Street Dances, featuring Appalachian Fire playing bluegrass music, Southern Connection Cloggers & Square Dancing; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main Street, 7pm-9pm, (bring a chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages,or Coolers Allowed; parking lot seating area opens after 5:30pm-early admission is prohibited; every Monday through August 10, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org


July 21-25
Blue Ridge Classic horse show, WNC Ag Center, McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC 919-563-5992 www.blueridgeclassic.com


July 22
Folkmoot Festival, Blue Ridge Community College, 2pm & 7:30pm, colorfully costumed traditional dancers and musicians from different countries converge on WNC; dance troupes from Chile, Ecuador, Estonia, Bagladesh, French Canadian, Indoesia, Pureto Rico, US Philippines & Eastern Band of Cherokee, (all groups perform), Adults $30, Children 12 & under 1/2 price, Flat Rock, NC 828-452-2997 folkmootusa.org

July 22 - 28
Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, McCormick Field, Mon-Fri. 7:05pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun. 2:05pm,, Asheville, NC 828-258-0428 www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t573

July 23 – August 16
Flat Rock Playhouse presents the musical, “Gypsy”, Mainstage, Wed-Sat 8pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org


July 24, 31, August 7 & 14
17th Annual Music On Main Street concert series featuring WestSound (oldies, blues & country) & Corvette Car Show; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St., 7pm-9pm, free, every Friday through August 14, Bring a Chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, or Coolers Allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

July 26
Music by the Lake featuring Elise Pratt & Mike Holstein (jazz), Blue Ridge Community College, 5pm-7pm, admission is free, bring a picnic and lawn chairs, in the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Thomas Auditorium in the Sink Building; Flat Rock, NC  828-694-1743


July 27, August 3 & 10
97th Annual Street Dances, featuring Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition playing bluegrass music, Southern Connection Cloggers & Square Dancing; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main Street, 7pm-9pm, (bring a chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, or Coolers Allowed; parking lot seating area opens after 5:30pm-early admission is prohibited; every Monday through August 10, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

July 31, August 7 & 14
17th Annual Music On Main Street concert series,17th Annual Music On Main Street concert featuring Blind Lemon Philips (blues, funk & soul), Hendersonville Antique Car Club hosts Classic Car Show; Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St., 7pm-9pm, free, every Friday through August 14, Bring a Chair, No - Pets, Alcoholic Beverages, or Coolers Allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org


 
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