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.

May
23
Thu
2019
Thirsty Thursday @ WNC Children's Fund
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Thirsty Thursday at the Asheville Tourist’s!! Join us at McCormick field and enjoy $1 sodas and domestic beers, along with discounted craft beers!! Remember it’s $1 for your wristband and a CASH only night. See you at the ballpark!!
**Thirsty Thursday is Presented By Catawba Brewing & 105.9 The Mountain

https://www.facebook.com/events/320710595300301/?event_time_id=320710611966966

Asheville Tourists vs. Charleston RiverDogs @ Asheville Tourists Baseball Club
May 23 @ 7:05 pm – 10:05 pm

Asheville, home of the original Thirsty Thursday, where you can enjoy $1 regular beers and cokes and $2 craft beers at Thursday Tourists games thanks to Catawba Brewing & 105.9 The Mountain.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1663502687290840/

May
24
Fri
2019
White Squirrel Festival – 2019 @ White Squirrel Festival
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Here comes the 16th annual WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL.

A celebration of the locally famous furry critter, this family festival spans three days over Memorial Day weekend and features local handmade arts and crafts, local and regional music, Memorial Day parade, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and rides.

The WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL is a quirky festival with a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians-this year’s headliner is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Other acts include Lover’s Leap, Chatham Rabbits, Zoe & Cloyd. Check back at whitesquirrelfestival.com for band updates and schedule. All concerts are free.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 Friday night and continues all weekend. There are too many activities to list, but among them are great local food vendors and local craft beer, street vendors with arts and hand-made crafts, kids rides and activities, White Squirrel Photo Contest, White Squirrel 5K/10K Run, Transylvania Farmers Market, and even a rescued white squirrel!

A special feature of the event, Saturday starts with a Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion and VFW. The parade honors service men and women, and rolls through town at 9:00 am, followed by the Presentation of the Wreath ceremony at the courthouse.

For more information, www.whitesquirrelfestival.com

Want to be a vendor?: http://www.brevardnc.org/festivals-events/applications/

https://www.facebook.com/events/868386763503073/?event_time_id=868386770169739

White Squirrel Festival – 2019 @ White Squirrel Festival
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Here comes the 16th annual WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL.

A celebration of the locally famous furry critter, this family festival spans three days over Memorial Day weekend and features local handmade arts and crafts, local and regional music, Memorial Day parade, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and rides.

The WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL is a quirky festival with a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians-this year’s headliner is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Other acts include Lover’s Leap, Chatham Rabbits, Zoe & Cloyd. Check back at whitesquirrelfestival.com for band updates and schedule. All concerts are free.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 Friday night and continues all weekend. There are too many activities to list, but among them are great local food vendors and local craft beer, street vendors with arts and hand-made crafts, kids rides and activities, White Squirrel Photo Contest, White Squirrel 5K/10K Run, Transylvania Farmers Market, and even a rescued white squirrel!

A special feature of the event, Saturday starts with a Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion and VFW. The parade honors service men and women, and rolls through town at 9:00 am, followed by the Presentation of the Wreath ceremony at the courthouse.

For more information, www.whitesquirrelfestival.com

Want to be a vendor?: http://www.brevardnc.org/festivals-events/applications/

https://www.facebook.com/events/868386763503073/

May
25
Sat
2019
White Squirrel Festival – 2019 @ White Squirrel Festival
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Here comes the 16th annual WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL.

A celebration of the locally famous furry critter, this family festival spans three days over Memorial Day weekend and features local handmade arts and crafts, local and regional music, Memorial Day parade, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and rides.

The WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL is a quirky festival with a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians-this year’s headliner is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Other acts include Lover’s Leap, Chatham Rabbits, Zoe & Cloyd. Check back at whitesquirrelfestival.com for band updates and schedule. All concerts are free.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 Friday night and continues all weekend. There are too many activities to list, but among them are great local food vendors and local craft beer, street vendors with arts and hand-made crafts, kids rides and activities, White Squirrel Photo Contest, White Squirrel 5K/10K Run, Transylvania Farmers Market, and even a rescued white squirrel!

A special feature of the event, Saturday starts with a Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion and VFW. The parade honors service men and women, and rolls through town at 9:00 am, followed by the Presentation of the Wreath ceremony at the courthouse.

For more information, www.whitesquirrelfestival.com

Want to be a vendor?: http://www.brevardnc.org/festivals-events/applications/

https://www.facebook.com/events/868386763503073/?event_time_id=868386766836406

Weekend Beachside Cookouts @ Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us Saturday & Sunday on the Beach for our weekend beachside cookouts starting at 11:00am.

Beachside Cookout Menu:
All sandwiches come with a side of Miss Vickie’s chips.
• ¼ Pound Hot Dog $5
• Cheeseburger $9
• House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich $9
• Marinated Chicken Skewers $9
• Street Corn $2

Drinks:
• Cocktails $7
• Wine $5.50
• Beer $3.50 (domestic) $4.50 (import)
• Water $2
• Soda $3

ID required to purchase alcohol. Pricing does not include tax.

https://www.facebook.com/events/248762272711802/?event_time_id=248762279378468

Weekend Beachside Cookouts @ Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us Saturday & Sunday on the Beach for our weekend beachside cookouts starting at 11:00am.

Beachside Cookout Menu:
All sandwiches come with a side of Miss Vickie’s chips.
• ¼ Pound Hot Dog $5
• Cheeseburger $9
• House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich $9
• Marinated Chicken Skewers $9
• Street Corn $2

Drinks:
• Cocktails $7
• Wine $5.50
• Beer $3.50 (domestic) $4.50 (import)
• Water $2
• Soda $3

ID required to purchase alcohol. Pricing does not include tax.

https://www.facebook.com/events/248762272711802/

Second Souls to Perform Monthly @ Saluda Outfitters
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Second Souls, a group of talented musicians from Saluda and the Upstate area will perform monthly at Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s Tap Room outdoor music venue. The group plays gritty originals and covers you will want to get up and dance to. The Big Hungry Food Truck will be serving a new menu of made-to-order foods and the taproom will be wide open with 14 taps of locally crafted beers. There is also a wide selection of wines to choose from. You can shop, wine and dine all in once place while boogieing down to some great music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1084585615084197/

May
26
Sun
2019
White Squirrel Festival – 2019 @ White Squirrel Festival
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Here comes the 16th annual WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL.

A celebration of the locally famous furry critter, this family festival spans three days over Memorial Day weekend and features local handmade arts and crafts, local and regional music, Memorial Day parade, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and rides.

The WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL is a quirky festival with a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians-this year’s headliner is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Other acts include Lover’s Leap, Chatham Rabbits, Zoe & Cloyd. Check back at whitesquirrelfestival.com for band updates and schedule. All concerts are free.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 Friday night and continues all weekend. There are too many activities to list, but among them are great local food vendors and local craft beer, street vendors with arts and hand-made crafts, kids rides and activities, White Squirrel Photo Contest, White Squirrel 5K/10K Run, Transylvania Farmers Market, and even a rescued white squirrel!

A special feature of the event, Saturday starts with a Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion and VFW. The parade honors service men and women, and rolls through town at 9:00 am, followed by the Presentation of the Wreath ceremony at the courthouse.

For more information, www.whitesquirrelfestival.com

Want to be a vendor?: http://www.brevardnc.org/festivals-events/applications/

https://www.facebook.com/events/868386763503073/?event_time_id=868386773503072

May
29
Wed
2019
Gaining Ground Farm Dinner @ Yesterday Spaces
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a five course beer and food pairing prepared by Chef John Fleer of Rhubarb.

Gaining Ground Farm will be donating produce for the event and that takes place at Yesterday Spaces – the event center, located at the farm.

Catawba Brewing will be donating the beer for the pairings.

The event benefits Verner Center for Early Learning. Please consider having a Verner Center teacher join you for the evening. Teacher sponsorships are available during ticket purchase.

Come enjoy a delicious meal for a great cause!

https://www.facebook.com/events/309331389675503/

Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ Catawba Brewing Company
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of useless facts stored in the back of your head? Do you like the occasional beer on a weekday? Well… Trivia on Wednesday nights at Catawba Brewing might’ve just become your new weekly tradition. Come join us and Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at 7:30!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2108899619191274/?event_time_id=2108899652524604

May
30
Thu
2019
Thirsty Thursday @ WNC Children's Fund
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Thirsty Thursday at the Asheville Tourist’s!! Join us at McCormick field and enjoy $1 sodas and domestic beers, along with discounted craft beers!! Remember it’s $1 for your wristband and a CASH only night. See you at the ballpark!!
**Thirsty Thursday is Presented By Catawba Brewing & 105.9 The Mountain

https://www.facebook.com/events/320710595300301/?event_time_id=320710601966967

Beer City Tourists vs. West Virginia Power @ Asheville Tourists Baseball Club
May 30 @ 7:05 pm – 10:05 pm

McCormick Field home of the original Thirsty Thursday!
Come out for $1 beers and $1 cokes along with $2 Craft beers! Presented By Catawba Brewing & 105.9 The Mountain

Beer City Tourists
The Asheville Tourists will become the Beer City Tourists on this special jersey theme night! You don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/events/380551439435084/

May
31
Fri
2019
BeYOUtiful Fashion Show Fundraiser @ Ambrose West
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BeYOUtiful, a fashion show benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED), celebrates every body as beautiful regardless of size, shape, race, age, or gender, while bringing more awareness of CRC for ED’s mission and services.

Join us May 31st 7-9pm (doors open at 6pm). Guests will enjoy a live DJ, a cash bar, raffle prizes, and community!

#beYOUtiful will feature fashion by VaVaVooom, Nest Boutique + DIY Studio, Minx Boutique, Hazel Twenty, MineandYours Asheville Resale and will be emceed by model, actress, and fashionista Sarah Merrell. Afterward, guests are invited to the official after party hosted by Asheville FM at Archetype Brewing!

Tickets are $20 and available online through May 31st at Noon. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash only.

If you are unable to attend the show but would like to contribute, we have set up a Crowdrise link:
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/beyoutiful-fashion-show

All proceeds will be allocated to the CRC for ED General Fund for the distribution to the various programs of the organization.

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders has served WNC as T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating since 2004. With their new name, they remain the only nonprofit in North Carolina supporting individuals, families, and professionals concerned with disordered eating and recovery from eating disorders. To learn more about CRC for ED, please visit https://www.crcfored.com/

*The BeYOUtiful Fashion Show was made possible in part due to support from AireServ, Va Va Vooom, SolReflection, Cornerstone Physical Therapy,103.3 AshevilleFM, Brushes and Braids, Alex Brown, Ambrose West, Asheville Community Yoga, Lobster Trap, Hillman Beer , Ingles and Empyrean Arts.

#beYOUtiful #CRCforED #edawareness #bodydiversity #fashionshow

https://www.facebook.com/events/406770760134416/

Jun
1
Sat
2019
White Zombie 5k – June 1st 2019 @ Catawba Brewing Company
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Catawba Brewing introduces the White Zombie 5k, a part of the 2019 Asheville Beer Week!

Run or walk from the downtown south slope location and dodge zombies along the way! Dress up as a zombie or any Catawba brew to join in the festivities.

A beer is included in registration for those zombies/runners that are 21 years and older!

Registration opens Friday, March 1st! Register here >>>

https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22324/catawba-white-zombie-5k

https://www.facebook.com/events/301093303937982/

Weekend Beachside Cookouts @ Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us Saturday & Sunday on the Beach for our weekend beachside cookouts starting at 11:00am.

Beachside Cookout Menu:
All sandwiches come with a side of Miss Vickie’s chips.
• ¼ Pound Hot Dog $5
• Cheeseburger $9
• House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich $9
• Marinated Chicken Skewers $9
• Street Corn $2

Drinks:
• Cocktails $7
• Wine $5.50
• Beer $3.50 (domestic) $4.50 (import)
• Water $2
• Soda $3

ID required to purchase alcohol. Pricing does not include tax.

https://www.facebook.com/events/248762272711802/?event_time_id=248762286045134

Beer City Festival: Summer Session @ Beer City Festival
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pull out those tank tops and dust off your flipflops, summertime is on its way. The annual Beer City Festival celebration returns, uniting the regions best craft breweries for an afternoon packed full of cold beer, live music, and all around good times.

This year’s festival will mark Beer City’s Tenth Anniversary, and we’ve got some exciting things planned to celebrate. We are teaming up with Asheville Van Life to showcase some unique Asheville flair and pay tribute to our amazing outdoor scene and truly vibrant lifestyle!

Beer City Festival will take place at Roger McGuire Park, in the heart of Downtown Asheville. General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale starting March 15. Visit our website for a list of participating breweries and full details. See ya there, cheers!

https://www.facebook.com/events/797708750598947/

4th Annual Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs Festival @ Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

🌟 Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs 🌟 celebrates good times, 🤗
entertainment 🎵 and delicious barbecue 🔥 at Barnet Park ⛱️ in the Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District 🎭 on Saturday, June 1st! 🎼 Live music from Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Song band upstate, The Odyssey Band, EP Epic Proportion and other live entertainment! 🔥 Delicious barbecue chicken 🐔 pork 🐖 briskets 🐮 seafood 🍤 burgers 🍔 hot dogs 🌭 smoothies 🥤 cold beers 🍺 and your favorite summer treats will be served by regional vendors. Artisans and arts & crafts vendors 🎨 will bring their best wares 🖼️ Please join us at this family friendly event! More information to follow! 👉 Click “Going” or “Interested” for updates.
Admission: Adults $10, Students $7, children 10 and under free
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This event is hosted by Spartanburg Southside Lions Club. Proceeds from the Event will go back into the community to be used for service projects and contributions to other nonprofit organizations, including Backpack Buddies, Upstate Stand Down Veterans, Adult Learning Center, South Carolina School for the Blind, Miracle Hill Ministries, Lions free eye exams and free eye glasses program.
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– Valid ID required for purchase of alcohol. Guests wishing to consume alcohol must first visit the Legal Drinking Age Verification Center located at the gate.
– No Re-Entry – No Coolers – No Dogs – No Pets.
– Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed.
– No overnight camping or parking
Thank you for your cooperation!

https://www.facebook.com/events/394766191317566/

BBQ & Bluegrass @ Greenbrier Farms
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for BBQ & Bluegrass on Saturday, June 1st from 5-8PM. We’ll be smoking our pastured BBQ Pork and serving up seasonal farm sides along with yard games and farm fellowship. Beer & wine available but sold separately.

Family Friendly, rain or shine event. Admission is $15/adults; $8 kids 6-12, kids 5 and under free.

Tickets are first come, first served and available at www.greenbrierfarms.com. To RSVP and pay at door, email [email protected] by May 25th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2280732031948139/

Daddy Rabbit LIVE at Sanctuary Brewing Company @ Sanctuary Brewing Company
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come join Sanctuary Brewing Company and Daddy-Rabbit for a night of blues and rock on Saturday The first day of June @ 8 PM. It’s always a great time at The Sanctuary, where folks love great live music and BEER!

https://www.facebook.com/events/225505081655419/