2021 Art Events

Calendar of Events

MAY

May-Dec: 1st Fridays “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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County. WAYNESVILLE

JUNE

June 4th (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County. WAYNESVILLE

June 25

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. WAYNESVILLE

JULY

July 2nd (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County. WAYNESVILLE

July 10 & 11

Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival
Artisans and crafters from all over the Southeast come together to sell their handmade treasures. Art demonstrations and lots of festival food.  MAGGIE VALLEY

July 9 &23

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.  WAYNESVILLE

Jul 16-26 * Cancelled
Folkmoot USA
Folkmoot is an international folk festival held since 1984 in Waynesville, North Carolina and surrounding communities   WAYNESVILLE

AUGUST

Aug 6th (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County. WAYNESVILLE

Aug 6
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 WAYNESVILLE

Aug
Smoky Mountain Folk Festival LAKE JUNALUSKA

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER Sept 4 & 5
Maggie Valley Arts & Crafts Show

Maggie Valley’s largest gathering of artisans and crafters come together to sell their handmade treasures. Artisans from all over the Southeast will be in attendance. Chainsaw art demonstrations and lots of festival food. MAGGIE VALLEY

Sept 3rd (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County. WAYNESVILLE

Sept 18
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 WAYNESVILLE

Sept 24
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 WAYNESVILLE

Sept 25 & 26

Haywood County Studio Tour

Join us for a fun self-drive adventure to art and craft studios in Haywood County. This is a great way to see the countryside and visit over 20 open studios and see the work of 34 artists and artisans. HAYWOOD COUNTY

Haywood County Arts Council

OCTOBER

Oct 1st (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County.  WAYNESVILLE

Oct 1 – 3

Smoky Mountain Elk Fest

Experience the Annual Smoky Mountain Elk Fest!  Proceeds from Elk Fest raise funds for habitat maintenance. Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, MAGGIE VALLEY

Oct 9
38th annual Church Street Arts & Crafts Show
Main Street is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one day event  WAYNESVILLE

Oct
Mootenanny at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Oct 16

Apple Harvest Festival
The one-day festival has grown into the region’s premier juried arts and crafts   10 am – 5 pm.   WAYNESVILLE

Oct 16 & 17
Maggie Valley Fall Arts & Crafts Show
9-4pm. Handmade Arts & Crafts, Chainsaw Art Demos, Festival Foods!    MAGGIE VALLEY

Oct 23

Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival

Performances by Balsam Range, Kruger Brothers, Unspoken Tradition, and others.  Food trucks and space for a picnic.  Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, MAGGIE VALLEY

Haywood County Arts Council

NOVEMBER

Nov 5th (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County.  WAYNESVILLE

DECEMBER

DECEMBER
Dec 3rd (First 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 GHC group flag representing the Galleries of Haywood County.  WAYNESVILLE

Dec 3

“Waynesville Christmas Tree Lighting”
 Ring in the season as we light our community Christmas tree!  Indulge in hot cocoa, music & more.  6pm at The Oak Park Inn and Kandi’s Cakes & Bake Shop.   WAYNESVILLE

December 6

“Annual Waynesville Christmas Parade”
Main Street 6:00 pm WAYNESVILLE

December 11

“A Night Before Christmas”
 6-9 pm, Shops, galleries & restaurants open.  Live music, caroling, Bethlehem marketplace, live nativity, old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa & Mrs. Claus, storytelling, luminaries & more.  Sponsored by Downtown Waynesville Association and Town of Waynesville.    WAYNESVILLE