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2020 Waynesville Events
Festivals, special events and performances are held frequently in downtown Waynesville, sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association and other area organizations. All take place on Main Street unless otherwisestated.
All dates are subject to change. Please check before traveling. DowntownWaynesville.com.
January 18, February 15, March 14 – WINTER ART SMOKIES STYLEA day of music, art and fun in downtown Waynesville sponsored by The Galleries of Haywood County.
February 1-29- LOVE THE LOCALSMain Street businesses will offer special incentives and promotions for local patrons the entire month of February. Watch Facebook and downtownwaynesville.com for details.
May 23- ROCKIN BLOCK PARTYDancing on Main Street; Live Music from 7-10 pm; Kid’s activities; Restaurants open.
May- December, 1st Friday, “Art After Dark”Downtown galleries remain open until 9 p.m. Artist’s receptions, live demonstrations, musicians. Other businesses also remain open.
May 2 & 3- AMERICAN LEGION 88TH ANNUAL RAMP FESTIVALSponsored by the American Legion. Located at the American Legion field on Legion Drive.
June 6- QUICK DRAWArtists competition and auction. Find out more: wncquickdraw.com
June 26, July 10 & 24, and August 7- MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES, Friday nights.Courthouse lawn, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos, instruction, audience participation.
July 4- STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Live music and entertainment. Shops & restaurants open all day. Patriotic kid’s parade at 11 a.m. (ALL KIDS WELCOME. Show up, sign up at 10 a.m. on the courthouse lawn. Ice cream for participants at the end of the parade, First Baptist Church).
July 16-26- FOLKMOOT CELEBRATION See folkmoot.org for details.
July 18 FOLKMOOT PARADE OF NATIONS, 10 a.m.Dancers and musicians from around the world parade down Main Street to the historic courthouse for Opening Ceremony.
July 25- 38TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Where the world meets on Main Street- crafts, music, dance, and food.
August 1 – DOWNTOWN DOG WALKSupporting SARGE’S Adoption Center. Courthouse lawn. Fun starts at 9 a.m.More information at: sargeandfriends.org
September 19 – ROCKIN BLOCK PARTYDancing on Main Street; Live Music from 7-10 pm; Kid’s activities; Restaurants open
September 25- MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE, 6-8 p.m.Courthouse lawn, 6 to 8 p.m. Old-fashioned mountain hoe down, clogging & square dancing, live mountain music, demos, instruction, audience participation.
October 10- 37th ANNUAL CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street. One of the finest one-day juried art shows in the region. Main Street becomes an Art & Craft Marketplace for the day; food & drinks; live music on two stages; clogging teams and other live entertainment, and more. Sponsored by Downtown Waynesville Association and The Town ofWaynesville.
October 17 – APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafts, music, apples and more apples. Sponsored by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.
October 31- TREATS ON THE STREET5 to 7 p.m. Young children “trick or treating” for Halloween treats along Main Street
December 1-31 “ALL THROUGH THE TOWN”Seasonal events “all through the town” during the month of December
December 4- WAYNESVILLE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGRing in the Christmas season as we light our community Christmas tree. Sip hot cocoa and sing Christmas carols, as town officials light the tree. 6 p.m. The Oak Park Inn & Kandi’s Cakes & Bake Shop.
December 4-7- “HOLLY DAYS”Fun-filled holiday happenings among downtown businesses throughout the Christmas season, beginning with the Waynesville Christmas Tree lighting on Friday evening and culminating with the Waynesville Christmas Parade the following Monday, Dec. 7.
December 7- ANNUAL WAYNESVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE, 6 p.m. Main Street.
December 12- ANNUAL “A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS”6 to 9 p.m. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. Live music, live carolers, Bethlehem market place and live nativity, old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa & Mrs. Claus, storytelling, luminary-lined streets and more.Sponsored by Downtown Waynesville Association and The Town of Waynesville.
December 13-24- TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMASMagical moments and memories fill the downtown district for 12 days.