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Downtown Holiday Events
Annual 5k TURKEY TROT!
November 22, 2018
Earn holiday calories with a casual 5K on Thanksgiving morning
Race begins at 8:30 on 5th Ave in front of City Hall
For more information, contact Lu Ann Welter at 828-233-3204 or at email@example.com.
Here Comes Santa Street Lighting at the Historic Courthouse
November 23, 2018
Kick off the season with Christmas songs, shopping and a countdown as Santa arrives to light up Downtown. Free visits with Santa and carriage rides after the lights are on will end by 8:00.
Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2018
A great opportunity to support local merchants at the outset of the holiday season! Find specials and a variety of gift options.
December 1, 2018
Main Street / Five Points-Caswell St.
A traditional hometown Christmas parade travels along Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street. The parade is sponsored by the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association. Call (828) 692-4179 or 828-595-0901.
Polar Express Story Party
Historic Hendersonville Depot
All Aboard! Join the Apple Valley Railroad Club for a special Polar Express Story Party at the Historic Hendersonville Depot following the Christmas parade in downtown. Space is limited to 40 per reading and will last 15-20 minutes per reading.. Santa, free hot chocolate and goodies will also be available. All ages are welcomed
At the Visitors Center
December 18 – January 1
Iceless Skating Rink
Regular Hours: 11am-7pm
Christmas Eve 11am-3pm
New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm
New Year’s Day from 11Noonpm-7pm
Adults $8, Children $5 ages 10 & younger, group rates available for 12 people or more (payment by cash or check only)
Enjoy ice-skating in Downtown Hendersonville this holiday season. The new larger and improved iceless rink is located at the Visitor Center on South Main Street. The new surface is faster and makes for easier gliding. Two curling are available to try your skills. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice. Skating offers endless family-friendly fun.The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Skate rental included in admission price. Fundraiser of the Henderson County America in Bloom Program. To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom
December 21 – 23
Visit with Santa Claus on the Visitor Center Stage!
2pm-6pm / Free
Visitor Center – 201 South Main Street
Santa Claus will be visiting with the children on the Stage at the Visitor Center on Main Street. Kids bring your wish list to discuss with Santa. Mom and dad need to bring their cameras to capture this cherished moment. (828) 693-9708
December 21 – 23
Main Street Holiday Hayrides
6pm – 9pm
Take a magical hayride through Historic Downtown Hendersonville among its twinkling lights and festive decorations. Board the tractor-drawn wagon ride at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street. Reservations are not accepted, first come, first serve basis.
Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk
The bears will be back May 10, 2019.
Take a walk along Main Street and decide which of the 20 new bears are your favorites. Each custom created work of art is waiting for photos and hugs!
2019 bear registration is now open.
RESERVE YOUR 2019 BEAR TODAY!
2018 Rhythm & Brews Concert Series
Two band evenings!
Showtime 5:30 to 9:30
- Please leave pets comfortably at home.
- Designated seating area in front of Wells Fargo Bank
- This is a cash only event
28th Annual Antique & Vintage Show
June 22, 2019
8:00 to 5:00
Vintage, Handmade, Rustic, Mid-Century, Industrial, up-cycle...collectibles galore will line the sidewalks of Main Street! Rain or shine, picker or seller, you won't want to miss this fabulous outdoor event. Vendors apply online.
If you have unique, crazy, vintage, collectibles or true antiques to sell, join the fun. Reservation opening soon for this great show.
Tails in Town
July 27, 2019
8:00 to 2:00
It’s the ultimate day out for Dog Lovers of all ages and a once a year opportunity to celebrate the companionship, unconditional love and joy that our furry friends bring to our lives.
The day kicks off with an easy 5k for the entire family and continues with day long events and demonstrations. In addition to the plethora of pooches and a flurry of furry action, the latest and greatest in products to hit the pet market will be on show in what can only be described as a Dog’s dream.
9:00 to 4:00
Maple Street in front of the Historic Depot
Come wander the Local Market and enjoy the variety of vendor or refresh at the cider tent. Choose from a selection of handcrafted specialty foods being produced, grown or created by neighbors and friends. Organic vegetables, meats, dairy and other delectable goodies and unique products created with materials from the land. Enjoy gift shopping knowing that you’re supporting small local producers and artisans. It’s all local and it’s all here at the Depot!
As folks have done for years at the Depot, you might be lucky enough to hear some local stories or connect with the personalities that bring us farm fresh, one of a kind products. It’s a place you’ll find not just fresh produce and natural products, but also the stories of the people who make them and the things that inspire them.
Plan to join us at the Historic Depot in Downtown Hendersonville from 9:00 to 4:00 pm We promise something for everyone.
Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk Auction
October 19, 2019
Historic Courthouse on Main Street
- Bidder registration and live music begins at 3:00 pm.
- Live Auction beginning at 5:00 pm.
- Proceeds to benefit non-profits
Trick or Treat Street
October 31, 2019
Trick or Treat at 5:00
Costume registration begins at 4:30 with judging to follow
Trick or Treating with downtown merchants from Allen to 6th Avenue.
Costume contest held in the 400 block of Main.
Partner Organization Sponsored Events
Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, 27, 2018
9 am - 5 pm (both days)
Historic Downtown Hendersonville
(Main Street from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street)
Animals are Prohibited
Fourth of July Fun in Downtown Hendersonville!
- 4th of July Parade
- The Visitor Center Patriotic Military Tribute
- Henderson County’s annual Fourth of July celebration at the Historic Courthouse
- Fireworks Display
Chalk It Up began with 3 children drawing in front of their mother's store. It has blossomed into a beloved and endearing events that has lasted for over 20 years. It is a unique way to experience beautiful downtown Hendersonville, N.C.
North Carolina Apple Festival
The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day Weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina’s Premier Family Festival for over 60 years. Enjoy 4 days of fun including one of the most best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas with freshly picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and free entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Hendersonville’s beautiful Main Street.
Art On Main
The Arts Council of Henderson County presents the Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft festival on September 29 & 30, 2018. Stroll Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC, and shop for fine art and fine craft by artists from Henderson County and the Southeastern region of the U.S.. Media includes work in clay, metal, glass, fiber, wood, painting, photography, jewelry, etc. Art on Main also features live art demonstrations.