Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Tryon Resort’s “Saturday Night Lights” @ Tryon International Equestrian Center
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for “Saturday Night Lights,” a family-friendly event at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC, happening every Saturday evening May through October featuring FREE carousel rides, pony rides, bounce house, face painting, entertainers and live music, plus horse show competition. General admission and parking are also free and open to the public. With onsite dining options, concessions, shopping, and lodging, come for the night or for a vacation getaway! Learn more at Tryon.com/SNL.

Phone: 828-863-1000

Email: [email protected]

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Buncombe Chautauqua History Comes Alive Shows @ AB Technical College, Ferguson Auditorium
Jun 17 – Jun 20 all-day

Duel wits with Alexander Hamilton
Debate democracy with Andrew Jackson
Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy
Speak out for human rights with Malcolm X
Meet four amazing people at the center of a Revolution – hear their stories – ask them how their world changed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.

Tickets are $7 per show. All tickets are available only at the door. Box Office opens at 6pm each show night. Cash or check only.
Mon 6/17 7:00p Alexander Hamilton performed by Ian Rose, Philadelphia
Tue 6/18 7:00p Malcolm X performed by Darrick Johnson, Capitol Heights, MD
Wed 6/19 7:00p Andrew Jackson performed by Larry Bounds, Greer, SC
Thu 6/20 7:00p Jackie Kennedy performed by Leslie Goddard, Chicago, IL

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Empower Hour @ YWCA of Asheville
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Drums and Dragons @ Lake Julian Park
Jun 22 all-day

WNC Bridge Foundation’s Drums and Dragons boat race will be taking place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Lake Julian Park located in Arden, NC. Drums and Dragons is WNC Bridge Foundation’s premiere fundraising event benefitting local area non-profits. Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit Asheville City Schools Foundation, Irene Wortham Center, MountainCare’s Adult Day and Grief Support programs, the Rathbun House, and WNC Bridge Foundation’s “You’re Special” fund to name a few.

Now in its third year, Drums and Dragons has built quite the following of not only racing enthusiasts but spectators. New to Drums and Dragons this year is a beer garden, non-profit row where attendees can learn more about participating non-profits in our region, a pop-up thrift shop, and free hydration stations set up in the park to help keep guests hydrated. As always, this family friendly event is free and open to the public and includes a wellness area, kid’s zone, and food vendors. Parking is located just outside of the park offering free shuttle service during the event.

Team registration is open until slots run out! For more information about the event, to learn about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, or to donate, visit drumsanddragons.org or call WNC Bridge Foundation at 828-777-2827.

Upper French Broad Riverfest 2019 @ Champion River Park
Jun 22 all-day

Celebrate the headwaters with outdoor fun for all ages, 10 AM-3:30 PM including canoe relay, outdoor gear flea market, hands-on activities, free tubing, music, food trucks and more. Champion River Park and Rosman Town Hall.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Transylvania Chautauqua Jackie Kennedy @ Transylvania Library Rogow Room
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy. Performed by Leslie Goddard from Chicago IL.

You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.

Performance is free and open to the public.

Jun
23
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Junior Forest Ranger Program @ DuPont State Recreational Forest
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Young people between the ages of 5 and 11 who love DuPont State Recreational Forest are invited to participate in the forest’s first-ever Junior Forest Ranger program! Bring along an adult with you to experience this self-guided a scavenger hunt for information to learn about the work of forest rangers and the ecology and management of forests. Ranger Jane Dauster will be available at the Visitor Center (89 Buck Forest Road, Cedar Mountain) from 10:00-1:00 to help get you started on your self-guided adventure! Program is family-friendly, requires about 2 miles of walking, and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Newly certified Junior Forest Rangers will receive an official DuPont State Recreational Forest embroidered patch. Bring backpack, water, snacks, and good walking shoes. No sign-up is required.

Jun
28
Fri
2019
4th Friday of Tryon @ Tryon
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHORT version: Join us in Downtown Tryon on the 4th Friday of each month to shop, dine and play!

Stores and galleries in Downtown Tryon stay open late every 4th Friday with special events and activities including gallery openings, wine tasting, food and entertainment.

Longer Version:
Join us for our next 4th Friday to celebrate School’s Out For Summer!

Stores and galleries in Downtown Tryon stay open late every 4th Friday with special events and activities including a monthly gallery show at Carri Bass Photography and Art Studio and wine tasting at The Tryon Bottle. Restaurants are open with great food and entertainment including karaoke at McGourty’s Pub and live music at Harper Eatery & Pub.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jun
30
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Empower Hour @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 2 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
10
Wed
2019
Community Dinner @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Empower Hour @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 16 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Lake and Stream Ecology @ DuPont State Recreational Forest
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore the aquatic environments of Lake Julia and Reasonover Creek within DuPont State Recreational Forest! Open to all ages, this family program will uncover the life histories of some of the creatures that live in and around this aquatic ecosystem as well as the history and forest management in the area. We will be using equipment to explore the life forms found in and around the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty and bring a towel, snacks and water. We will meet at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. and carpool to the lake; the program will take about 3 hours. Once we are at the lake, there are very limited facilities. Limit 15 participants, suitable for family audiences, and SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED by calling Holmes Educational State Forest at 828-692-0100.