The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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The Laurel of Asheville is a lifestyle magazine focused on the arts, culture, and communities of Western North Carolina, and submitted events should fall within this context. If your event occurs over several days, please submit multiple events. Events extending beyond a month will not be accepted. All submissions are subject to editorial approval and edits for clarity and style before being published online. If you are going to include a photograph, please be certain that you have the rights to utilize that image. If there is a question about image rights, we may remove the image. Also, images should be no larger than 2000 pixels wide. Large images will prevent the event from being submitted. Please allow up to 5 days for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email [email protected].

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64th Annual Art on Main

Downtown Hendersonville Main Street @ 2nd Avenue, Hendersonville

This juried art fair is being presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County for the 64th year. Art vendors


Fall for Ikebana: Autumn Splendor

The North Carolina Arboretum 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL Asheville Chapter #74 PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Sue Grier, Exhibition Chair For Immediate Release [email protected] September 23-24, 2023 IKEBANA EXHIBITION & DEMONSTRATION at the NC ARBORETUM Held in […]

Free with admission to arboretum

Fall for Ikebana: Autumn Splendor

Ikebana International, Asheville Chapter 74, is hosting an ikebana exhibition September 23-24 at the NC Arboretum. There will be ikebana designs for viewing throughout the weekend and members will be […]


Wee Wine & Dahlias

Bullington Gardens 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville

Bullington Gardens invites you to experience the epitome of exclusivity with their new and exciting offering - twilight parties in the enchanting gardens. Now accepting reservations, this is your chance […]


What the Constitution Means to Me

North Carolina Stage Company 15 Stage Lane, Asheville

Fifteen year old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage […]


Yes, And… Adult Beginner Improv

Whitmire Activity Center 310 Lily Pond Drive, Hendersonville

Class cost: $180 Min students: 6 Max students: 15 Class Dates: Thursday, September 7-October 26 (8 weeks) Time: 7-9 pm Location: Whitmire Activity Center, 310 Lily Pond Dr, Hendersonville, NC […]


The Grimm’s Tale: Riding Hood

Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center 285 Livingston St., Asheville

Monica McDaniel's original play, Riding Hood, is a modern adaptation of the original Grimm's Tale, Little Red Riding Hood. The play features an all Black cast and utilizes Monica's hometown […]


Orly Cogan: Holding On & Letting Go

Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Avenue, Asheville

Using vintage fabrics such as table clothes, bed linens, and dish towels as her base material, Cogan adds hand interventions of embroidery, crochet, appliqué and paint, layering contemporary imagery onto […]


Cole Caswell: The Source, From the Blue Ridge

Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Ave, Asheville

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by photographer Cole Caswell in our project space. This is Caswell’s first exhibition with the gallery and is presented in […]

Radium Girls

Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious […]


TreeTops 8.5 Mile, 5k and 1 Mile Trail Races

DuPont State Forest - Guion Farm 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville

Join us Saturday, September 23, 2023 for the Inaugural TreeTops Trail Races in DuPont State Recreational Forest near Brevard, North Carolina! The races offer a unique opportunity to explore the […]

Kristian Phillip Valentino brunch show

Citizen Vinyl 14 O'Henry Ave, Asheville

Kristian Phillip Valentino will release Happily Ever After, a five-song collection of love songs, on Friday, September 22. In celebration, Kristian will perform a FREE brunch show at Citizen Vinyl […]


Mountain Monarch Festival

Gorges State Park 976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire

Join in the celebration of the migration of our endangered Monarch Butterflies at the Mountain Monarch Festival! This event will feature an exciting lineup of events including: -Monarch Migration Programming […]


Real WNC Smoked Barbecue Served for Scouts BSA Fund-Raiser

Riceville Fire Department 2251 Riceville Road, Asheville

Get your BBQ fix at the 9th annual Cub Scout Pack 17 and Scouts BSA Troop 17 barbeque dinner benefit, Saturday, September 23, 2023. Tender, juicy, Western North Carolina BBQ […]


ASAP’s Farm Tour

22 farms within an hour drive of Asheville

ASAP’s Farm Tour is back for 2023! Join us at farms across Western North Carolina on Sept. 23–24, 12–5 p.m. Connect with our region’s farmers and get a behind-the-scenes look […]


Asheville Symphony Presents Masterworks 1: Out of the Shadows

First Baptist Church of Asheville 5 Oak St., Asheville

Join the Asheville Symphony at First Baptist Church of Asheville for Masterworks 1: Out of the Shadows. Darko Butorac, conductor Sterling Elliott, cello “To follow in Beethoven’s footsteps,” Brahms once […]

$25 – $75

Don’t Tell Comedy, River Arts District

Ginger's Revenge 829 Riverside Drive, Asheville

You've found Comedy's Worst Kept Secret. SHOW DETAILS This show will be at an indoor location At this show you can buy drinks at the venue and bring outside food. […]


Thunderstruck; America’s AC/DC Tribute at Salvage Station

Salvage Station 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville

Thunderstruck – America’s AC/DC Tribute, will be performing LIVE on the Indoor Stage at Salvage Station on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023! Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at […]

$18 – $22

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues – SEPTEMBER 23

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville

Hendersonville Theatre is proud to welcome back to our Hometown Sound Music Series Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues for a command performance! Alabama Blues Hall of Fame member […]


Equinox Dance Party & Fundraiser

One World Brewing West 520 Haywood Rd, Asheville

Shimmy and shake your way from Summer to Fall with Firefly Gathering! Head to One World Brewing West for the Equinox, September 23rd, to celebrate this sacred time in community. […]

$10 – $30