Upcoming Events

Here is a list of upcoming events around the Great Smoky Mountains and Western North Carolina. Bring your family and friends to enjoy festivals, community events, and more!

Swain County Farmer`s Market

Swain County Farmer`s Market

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items.
Location: Island Street, Bryson City

Sylva Christmas Parade

The Sylva Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 3 p.m., rain or shine. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST FREE. Parade participants pay an entry fee TBA.
Location: Main Street Sylva, N.C.
Phone: Paige Dowling, (828) 586-2719

Lights and Luminaries

DILLSBORO LIGHTS & LUMINARIES First & Second Fridays & Saturdays in December December 7, 8, 14, 15 5 - 9 pm each night Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park
Location: Dillsboro, NC
Hayrides At Darnell Farms

Hayrides At Darnell Farms

Come experience a little Smoky Mountain Christmas at Darnell Farms. —Evening Light Hayrides starting November 21, 2018 going through December 30, 2018 Thursday - Sunday from 6:30pm - 10:30pm Hayride is $8 per person, 2 and under Free Meet Santa Claus and his elves working hard in Santa’s Barn. - Other Individual Activities include: —-Paint your own Christmas Ornaments, and other crafts. —-Choose from fresh, locally grown Christmas Trees and Christmas Wreaths ——Enjoy Hot Chocolate, Christmas Themed Ice Cream Whips, Coffee, Hot Ciders. —-Fresh Citrus, Christmas Candy, Fruit Baskets and other produce sources as locally as possible. *Some activities are individually priced from that of the Hayride.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: (828) 488-2376
Festival of Lights and Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

North Carolina Mountain Towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the “Top 20” events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park December 7th, 5-9 pm Dec 8th, 5 -9pm Dec 14th, 5 -9pm Dec 15 5-9pm
Location: 1 Front Street Sylva, NC 28779 United States
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a pancake breakfast for only $5 per person and bring your own camera for photos with Santa. 828-488-3681 or 800-867-9246.
Location: 111 Bryson Walk Bryson City, NC
Phone: 800-867-9246
Official Tree Lighting & Concert in Sylva

Official Tree Lighting & Concert in Sylva

The official lighting of the Sylva Christmas tree takes place on Friday night. There will be a special concert with the WCU Choral group and Geoff McBride. Luminaries will add an extra glow to this special night Fri 7 PM · Jackson County Public Library · Sylva, North Carolina
Location: Jackson County Public Library · Sylva, North Carolina
COLT FORD & THE LACS

COLT FORD & THE LACS

Colt Ford & The LACS are cranking up the party at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center on Friday, February 15! Colt Ford has been nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award and The LACS duo has had four albums enter the Billboard 200, two of which charting top 30. Don’t miss Colt Ford & The LACS. Get your tickets now!
Location: Harrah's Cherokee Casino