Welcome to Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC

Historic Downtown Hendersonville is more than just a business district. It is the heart of an economically and culturally vibrant mountain community. Take any day of the year to walk the 16 blocks that constitute Historic Downtown Hendersonville and you'll find a place bustling with the activity of work and play. Cruise, on foot or in your car, the distinctive serpentine Main Street for an introduction to our mix of specialty shops, art galleries, funky-to-formal restaurants and vibrant entertainment venues all while enjoying free outdoor Wi-Fi. Whether it is serving as the core of the North Carolina Apple Festival over Labor Day weekend, kicking off spring with the Tulip Extravaganza and Garden Jubilee or highlighting the holidays with the Holiday Tree Lighting, downtown is the year round center for celebrating the community's heritage and diversity.


Deck the Halls in Downtown!

November 27th
Street Lighting and Santa Arrives

MIKE DIRKS/TIMES-NEWS 29-November-2013 Santa stands on the balcony of the Henderson County Historic Courthouse to turn on the Christmas lights during Historic Downtown HendersonvilleÕs Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday.

Music by Letter To Abigail begins @ 5:30 pm and the lighting itself will take place shortly thereafter. Santa will be taking requests following the lighting in the courthouse rotunda. In addition many stores and restaurants will be open following the lighting, so stick around and get some early Christmas shopping done! Our downtown merchants greatly appreciate you considering them for your gift needs this year.




Holiday Events in Downtown

November 26th
Turkey Trot
City Hall, 5th Ave. 8:30 am

November 27th
Street Lighting and Santa Arrives
Courthouse 5:30 pm

November 28th
Small Business Saturday

December 4th
Olde Fashioned Christmas
5:00 to 9:00 pm

December 5th
Christmas Parade
Main Street 10:30 am


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Rhythm & Brews Concert Series Comes to a Close.

The 2015 season has come to an end, and what a great one it was with fantastic music, good food, fine drink and, best of all, good friends! Some of the 2015 highlights included the addition of three brand new headliners, a revised role for a couple of our most consistent local acts and the return of one of last year’s most beloved shows in full. Thank you for your interest, support and attendance…now we are off to plan 2016!

Remember, concerts are always the 3rd Thursday May through September!

2016 Concert Dates: May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th.

Click here for more info on R&B!




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Fun for the Entire Family

Downtown Hendersonville is the perfect place to spend a day with the family. Featuring museums, shopping, dining, and desserts, there's a little something for everyone.

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Rich History

A visit to Downtown Hendersonville can also take you back in time. Incorporated in 1847, Hendersonville is a fantastic place for history buffs who want a deeper understanding of our area’s culture and peoples.

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