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.

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Celebrating Rwanda’s Resilience Through Music + Culture
May 28 all-day
online w/ LEAF

Step Into the heart of Rwanda With Culture Keeper David Kwizera + the LEAF International Rwanda Jr. Troupe! This spring documentary is exactly what you need!

Friday, June 3, 2022
Cinema on the Square: Encanto
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Grovemont Square
Cinema on the Square, Swannanoa’s outdoor movie series, returns to Grovemont Square with a screening of the Academy award-winning animated movie, Encanto (rated PG), on Friday evening, June 3, around dusk.
This 2021 musical fantasy comedy from Walt Disney animation studios follows the adventures of a multi-generational family whose members receive magical gifts. Encanto features original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The wildly-popular soundtrack reached #1 on Billboard’s Top 200.
With an audience approval rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 2022 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Encanto is not to be missed!
Grovemont Square, located at 101 West Charleston Avenue (adjacent to the Swannanoa Library), boasts beautiful mountain views, an adjacent playground, and a large grassy area for playing games and hanging out. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a night of free family-friendly entertainment under the stars!
Cinema on the Square is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), the Swannanoa Community Council, and Friends of the Swannanoa Library. For more info, call the library at 828-250-6486.
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, June 10, 2022
Movies in the Park: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
Pack Square Park

movies in the park

June 10: Space Jam: A New Legacy (rated PG for some language and cartoon violence)

– When LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself.

If You Go

  • All movies begin at dusk in Pack Square Park on 80 Court Plaza in downtown Asheville.
  • Rec n Roll Fun Zone programming starts at 7 p.m.
  • Pets, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Free parking is available in marked spaces on city streets and in city-owned lots on Marjorie Street after 6 p.m.
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Film: Southern Rites
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

In conjunction with Gillian Laub’s Southern Rites exhibition on view through July 4, 2022, join us to view Laub’s 2015 documentary. Please note, face coverings are required to view this film.

Southern Rites visits Montgomery County, Georgia, one year after the town merged its racially segregated proms, and during a historic election campaign that may lead to its first African-American sheriff. Acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub, whose photos first brought the area unwanted notoriety, documents the repercussions when a white town resident is charged with the murder of a young black man. The case divides locals along well-worn racial lines, and the ensuing plea bargain and sentencing uncover complex truths and produce emotional revelations. This timely film debuts the week of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision 61 years ago. Executive produced by John Legend, Troy Carter and Mike Jackson; written and produced by Josh Alexander.

Click here to view the trailer.

Friday, June 17, 2022
Outdoor Movie Night: Clifford the Big Red Dog
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
Etowah Park

Henderson County Parks & recreation hosts a free movie screening and food truck at parks across the county this summer! Food truck opens at 7pm, movie starts at nightfall (approx 8pm). Bring your blanket and chair!

– May 13 | Jackson Park | Encanto
– June 17 | Etowah Park | Clifford the Big Red Dog
– July 15 | East Flat Rock Park | Sing 2
– July 29 | Tuxedo Park | Space Jam
– August 12 | Dana Park | Luca

Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, June 24, 2022
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, July 1, 2022
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, July 8, 2022
Movies under the Stars: Jungle Cruise
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
Pack Square Park

July 8: Jungle Cruise (rated PG-13 for adventure violence)

– Take a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila–his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities–possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate – and mankind’s – hangs in the balance

If You Go

  • All movies begin at dusk in Pack Square Park on 80 Court Plaza in downtown Asheville.
  • Rec n Roll Fun Zone programming starts at 7 p.m.
  • Pets, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Free parking is available in marked spaces on city streets and in city-owned lots on Marjorie Street after 6 p.m.

movies in the park

Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, July 15, 2022
Outdoor Movie Night: Sing 2
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
East Flat Rock Park

Henderson County Parks & recreation hosts a free movie screening and food truck at parks across the county this summer! Food truck opens at 7pm, movie starts at nightfall (approx 8pm). Bring your blanket and chair!

– May 13 | Jackson Park | Encanto
– June 17 | Etowah Park | Clifford the Big Red Dog
– July 15 | East Flat Rock Park | Sing 2
– July 29 | Tuxedo Park | Space Jam
– August 12 | Dana Park | Luca

Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, July 22, 2022
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, July 29, 2022
Outdoor Movie Night: Space Jam
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuxedo Park

Henderson County Parks & recreation hosts a free movie screening and food truck at parks across the county this summer! Food truck opens at 7pm, movie starts at nightfall (approx 8pm). Bring your blanket and chair!

– May 13 | Jackson Park | Encanto
– June 17 | Etowah Park | Clifford the Big Red Dog
– July 15 | East Flat Rock Park | Sing 2
– July 29 | Tuxedo Park | Space Jam
– August 12 | Dana Park | Luca

Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, August 5, 2022
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Friday, August 12, 2022
Movies under the Stars: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
Pack Square Park

August 12: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (rated PG)

– When kids sneak into inventor Wayne Szalinski’s upstairs lab to retrieve an errant baseball, his experimental shrink ray miniaturizes them. When Szalinski returns home, he destroys the device – which he thinks is a failure – and dumps it in the trash, throwing out the kids along with it. The four children, now 1/4-inch tall, must survive the journey back to the house through a yard where sprinklers bring treacherous storms and garden-variety ants stampede like elephants.

If You Go

  • All movies begin at dusk in Pack Square Park on 80 Court Plaza in downtown Asheville.
  • Rec n Roll Fun Zone programming starts at 7 p.m.
  • Pets, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Free parking is available in marked spaces on city streets and in city-owned lots on Marjorie Street after 6 p.m.

movies in the park

Outdoor Movie Night: Luca
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dana Park

Henderson County Parks & recreation hosts a free movie screening and food truck at parks across the county this summer! Food truck opens at 7pm, movie starts at nightfall (approx 8pm). Bring your blanket and chair!

– May 13 | Jackson Park | Encanto
– June 17 | Etowah Park | Clifford the Big Red Dog
– July 15 | East Flat Rock Park | Sing 2
– July 29 | Tuxedo Park | Space Jam
– August 12 | Dana Park | Luca