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Downtown Holiday Events
Annual 5k TURKEY TROT!
November 23, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here Comes Santa Street Lighting at the Historic Courthouse
November 24, 2017
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 25, 2017
A great opportunity to support local merchants at the outset of the holiday season! Find specials and a variety of gift options.
December 2, 2017
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.
Join the Apple Valley Railroad Club for a special Polar Express Story Party at the Historic Hendersonville Depot following the Christmas parade in downtown. Polar Expres will be read at approximately 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. 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
December 9, 16, 23, 30 & 31
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays from a horse drawn carriage ride. Take a magical ride through Historic Downtown Hendersonville among its twinkling lights and festive decorations. The serpentine street adds to the leisurely pace of the horse to slow down and savor the moment.
Iceless Skating Rink
December 19 – January 1
Again this year the iceless rink will be located at the Visitor Center on South Main Street. 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.
Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk Reveal
May 11, 2018
Come see the bears revealed one-by-one at the First Citizens Bank Plaza.
Music starts at 5:00 followed by the reveal at 6:00.
Reserve your 2018 bear now!
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series
The 2017 summer concert season has ended. Hope to see you back in 2018!
Remember, concerts are always the 3rd Thursday, May through September!
2017 Concert Dates:
May 18 - The Get Right Band
From funk to rock ‘n’ roll to reggae
Opener: Calvin Get Down
Singer/Songwriter: Sean Bendula
June 15 - Major & the Monbacks
60s and ‘70s rock with psychedelic soul
Opener: The Blue Eyed Bettys
Singer/Songwriter: Izzi Hughes & Eric Congdon
July 20 - The Steel Wheels
Americana roots music
Opener: Angela Easterling & The Beguilers
Singer/Songwriter: Rob Williams
August 17 - Come Back Alice
A soulfully southern gypsy funk band
Opener: Hustle Souls
Singer/Songwriter: Rock Kellogg
September 21 - Backup Planet
Opener: The Dirty Soul Revival
Singer/Songwriter: Theme & Variation
27th Annual Antique & Vintage Show
June 23, 2018
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 and reserve a space for this great show.
Tails in Town
July 28, 2018
8:00 to 5:00
Tails is Town is a brand new event that is the result of a partnership between WTZQ’s well-loved Barq in the Parq and Downtown Hendersonville, whose event production background includes the Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk, the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series and the annual downtown Street Lighting Event among others. These two organizations have brought their Considerable talents together to create an event where pets of all kinds and their people can share some quality time together and give back to the local organizations that contribute to our community’s animal welfare.
Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Lew Holloway 828-233-3216
September 2, 2018
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 20, 2018
Historic Courthouse on Main Street
- Bidder registration and live music begins at 3:00 pm.
- Live Auction beginning at 5:00 pm.
Trick or Treat Street
October 31, 2018
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.
At the conclusion of the contest stick around for the kids Monster Mash Street Dance!
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
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.