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, April 16, 2023
SHELTER DOG TRANSPORT ALLIANCE Fundraiser + Silent Auction at Smoky Park Supper Club
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm

Shelter Dog Transport Alliance supports county shelter systems throughout our state that are experiencing an overwhelming number of homeless or unwanted animals. When shelters are at capacity, we safely transport shelter animals free of charge to our northern rescue partners to avoid euthanasia of adoptable companion animals. We have saved over 6,700 local shelter pets since 2020.

We are a 100% Volunteer organization, so all proceeds go directly to saving animals.

Here’s a link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shelterdogtransportalliance and website: https://www.shelterdogtransportalliance.com/

Pan Harmonia | Adventure Armenia BENEFIT #2
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Kate Steinbeck
Music for solo flute – A program of surprises

This concert is a fundraiser for a mission trip to Armenia to play concerts for UN Refugee communities and others

Advanced reservations are encouraged.

Read more about Adventure Armenia here: https://panharmonia.org/2023/01/02/adventure-armenia/

Thursday, May 4, 2023
14th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner + Auction
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center
Sunday, May 7, 2023
7th Annual Filthy Franklin Mud Run
May 7 all-day
The Franklin School of Innovation

Get your old(est) running shoes out and prepare to get seriously muddy! The Filthy Franklin Mud Run happens Sunday, May 7th. Our course is guaranteed to steal at least a few shoes before the day is done!
The races will be a timed trial start and there will be crazy obstacles and lots of mud!! Teen and adult races are approximately 2 miles, children 10 and under run just under a mile. Of course, the army crawl and mud trench will be part of this again, as well as other various challenging obstacles!
The Mud Run raises funds for Bolts Athletics. It helps fund equipment, uniforms and facilities. It is planned and created by Community Council members and student-athletes. OH YEAHHH!
You must register by April 12th to receive a free t-shirt. After the deadline, T-shirts can be purchased the day of the event for $20. Limited quantities.
You can register and purchase tickets at:
We will have race day registration as well!
Kids Race at 2:30pm
Adult Race at 3:00pm
Teen Race at 3:30pm
The event is free to attend, but to race registration is $25 for Kids and $40 for Adults & Teens.

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Pan Harmonia | Concoction 5
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum Atrium

ASO Amadeus Festival

Visit the Asheville Art Museum Atrium for Music Mixology!

Music on the hour from Noon to 5 pm
The music begins with Flute at Noon, adds Bassoon at 1 pm then Clarinet at 2 pm; Oboe at 3 pm and finally mixes in a French horn at 4 pm to concoct a woodwind quintet!

Gorgeous music featuring: Kare Steinbeck, flute; Rosalind Buda, bassoon; Taylor Massey, clarinet; Michael Jones, oboe; Anneka Zuehlke, French horn

Each musical portion is 20-25 minutes long. Drop in for any part of the afternoon. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are encouraged, as seating is limited.

Saturday, May 20, 2023
“The Bazaar at St. John in the Wilderness”
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
St John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will host “The Bazaar at St. John in the
Wilderness” on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 8:30am to 1pm inside the Parish Hall and grounds on
the church campus. Fine items, artwork, jewelry, glassware, furniture, linens, silver, plants and more
will highlight the fundraiser with proceeds assisting local charities involving women, children and

Early bird shoppers are welcome at 7:30am with a $10 entry fee. There is no fee to shop inside the
Parish Hall from 8:30 until 1pm.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
An Evening for Kids Deserve Justice
May 31 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Salvage Station

Join Pisgah Legal Services for an evening of community and celebration at the Salvage Station! Come together for local food, drinks, music, and family fun at this mainly outdoor event for all ages. You’ll also have the chance to bid on exciting items in the silent auction. By participating, you contribute to Pisgah Legal’s Children’s Law Program which supports children in our communities.

*FREE admission for kids ages 12 and under

Pisgah Legal Services is a nonprofit providing free civil legal aid, anti-poverty advocacy, and access to health care to people with low incomes in Western North Carolina. All proceeds from this event support PLS’ Children’s Law Program which helps disadvantaged children avoid unsafe housing conditions and homelessness, access essential services such as medical care, and escape abuse. Legal intervention can stop an immediate crisis and improve local children’s long-term futures.

In 2022, Pisgah Legal served over 21,000 people—more than 6,500 of them children—across the WNC mountain region.

Saturday, June 3, 2023
Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community College

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 3 for this year’s Pardee Hospital Foundation Gala! Proceeds will help Pardee UNC Healthcare’s growing cardiology program.

This black tie affair is an elegant and exclusive evening, featuring:

  • a gourmet dinner
  • dancing
  • live entertainment
  • a silent auction

Plus, join us as we celebrate the Philanthropist and Physician of the Year!

Sunday, June 4, 2023
2nd Annual Asheville Honey Festival
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Salvage Station

Looking for a buzz-worthy event? Look no further than Asheville’s 2nd Annual Honey Festival! Join the Center for Honeybee Research and Shanti Elixirs on Sunday, June 4th, from 12-6pm for a day of celebration, education, and community-building.
At the festival, you’ll enjoy live music, food trucks, and vendors showcasing the unique flavors of honey and other artisanal goods. But that’s not all: you’ll also be supporting a great cause, as proceeds from the festival will go towards saving pollinators and our planet.
The Center for Honeybee Research will be offering local and international honey for guests to sample and purchase, and you can even participate in the People’s Choice award for local honey vendors. Plus, we will be featuring the live finals of the 12th Annual International Black Jar Honey competition. Festival goers can watch as local celebrities determine the world’s best tasting honey.
And don’t forget to come dressed in your best pollinator-themed costume! It’s all part of the fun at Asheville’s 2nd Annual Honey Festival.
Personal water bottles are recommended, and families are encouraged to attend. So mark your calendars for June 4th, and come out to celebrate the wonderful world of beekeeping, honey, and all things pollinators. Together, we can help save the bees!

Saturday, June 10, 2023
53rd Annual AAUW Book Sale
Jun 10 – Jun 14 all-day
Boshamer Gym- Brevard College

The Brevard Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring its 53rd Annual Book Sale at Brevard College. Proceeds will support scholarships for local girls and young women. There will be 30,000 well organized books in all genres, puzzles, audiobooks, DVD’s, CD’s and vinyl. There will be ample parking, free admission and dealers are welcome. Prices range from 25 cents and up. Assistance is provided loading books into cars. Payments provided include cash, checks with an ID, or cards.

This event starts on June 10th, 2023 and will be from 10am-7pm. It continues into June 11th, 2023 and is open from noon-7pm. On June 12th and 13th it is open 10am-7pm except the 13th (the 13th ONLY) is half price day. June 14th, 2023 is the final day and it is open from 10am-3pm. On that same day (June 14th) from 3-5pm (only) is free books for local Non-Profits as well.