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.

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Puppy Bowl – Mountain Pet Rescue Fundraiser
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Puppy Bowl - Mountain Pet Rescue Fundraiser

Touch down at Down Dog to experience Asheville’s very own Puppy Bowl! Much like the real thing on Animal Planet, adoptable puppies will take the field to not only score touchdowns, but also score the hearts of their forever families.

We are suggesting a $5 donation to attend and hope you will join us for lots of fun and fumbles to benefit Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville.

Saturday, March 5, 2022
OpenDoors Art Affair 2022 “We Rise: Elevate, Educate, Celebrate”
Mar 5 all-day
The Venue

“We Rise: Elevate, Educate, Celebrate” offers art and travel lovers a unique opportunity to expand their collections and experiences, while celebrating the shared vision of a community that sees the potential of ALL children. Proceeds directly support OpenDoors students moving to and through college by providing increased access to education, enrichment, and other thriving resources. The Art Affair is OpenDoors’ largest annual fundraiser, attracting hundreds of passionate donors every year with its highly anticipated art auction. Tickets go on sale Jan. 21.


  • Live and mobile auctions featuring exceptional artwork and experiences donated by area artists and supporters

  • Annual “To & Through” scholarship and Laureate of the Year awards

  • A fresh, creative arts presentation by OpenDoors students

  • New! VIP UNC/Duke Watch Party

  • Food and signature drinks from WNC’s top chefs and mixologists

  • Live entertainment by top-notch regional musicians and DJs

  • OpenDoors of Asheville’s mission is to strengthen community by eliminating the race-based opportunity and achievement gaps for students through education.
Friday, March 11, 2022
Mobile Meals Land Cruise
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Mobile Meals Land Cruise | Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

On March 11 2022, the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium arena will be transformed into a beautiful cruise ship, complete with food, drinks, a live band, sports bar, game room, auctions and much more!

This year we are cruising to Scotland!


Dancing | Silent and Live Auctions | Food Buffets

Tables (for 10) are $1,000 and Individual tickets are $75. If you are interested in purchasing a table or being a sponsor, please contact Susan Spires at (864) 573-7684 or [email protected].

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Annual Fundraising Dinner at Historic Fernihurst Mansion
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fernihurst Mansion
The Western North Carolina Historical Association invites you to an evening of fine dining with proceeds benefiting historic preservation.

The Western North Carolina Historical Association invites you to an evening of fine dining with proceeds benefiting historic preservation. Prepared by the nationally-recognized and award-winning culinary department at A-B Tech, the all-inclusive, five-course gourmet dinner has become an Asheville-area tradition. Dinner service will begin promptly at 5:00pm.

The menu for the evening includes:
Wild Mushroom Crepes
Frisee Salad with Julienne of Bacon and Poached Egg
Glazed Strawberry Tart

A glass of wine is included with dinner. Due to college protocols, no other alcohol is allowed. Also, because this is a pre-set menu and is student driven, we are unfortunately unable to make menu substitutions based on preference or dietary needs.

COVID-Protocols: Students will be masked and gloved during service. All guests are required to wear masks when entering and walking through the dining areas. Seating is limited to six tables which seat four guests per table. Tables are distanced in each room to make every effort to ensure guest and student safety.

Tickets: $100 members/$150 nonmembers of WNCHA; Register below with a credit card, or call us at 828-253-9231 to reserve and pay with cash or check.

Membership: Become a member today and save on this and other upcoming WNCHA events! Not sure about your membership status? Send us an email ([email protected]) and we’ll check.

Seating: Each table seats four. To be seated together, please register your entire party at the same time or email [email protected] with your seating preferences.

About Historic Fernihurst Mansion: Fernihurst Mansion was constructed c1875 for Colonel John Kerr Connally atop Vernon Hill, the highest point in what was once the little town of Victoria. The giant 25-room Italianate-style home was built from bricks handmade from clay mined on the property. Over the next half century, the owners nearly doubled the size of the mansion until it became a “50 room monstrosity,” as one writer remarked.  In 1933, the monstrosity was acquired by John P. Curran, who removed 38 rooms and reverted the house back to its original structure. AB-Tech purchased the property in the 1970s and the mansion is now home to AB-Tech’s culinary institute.