The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

If you would like to submit an event to appear in our online Community Events Calendar, please visit our submission page.

 

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 amy@thelaurelofasheville.com.

Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore

Biltmore Estate 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC

November 2021 – November 2022 Immerse yourself in our new exhibition series, Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using […]

Earthaven Ecovillage Tours

Earthaven Ecovillage 5 Consensus Circle, Black Mountain

Most Saturdays (Please see our website for dates) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (arrive at 9:45) Near Asheville, NC Want to get a feel for an ecovillage in your body? […]

$25

Carolina Mountains to the Shore

Caldwell Arts Council 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir

Upcountry Fiber Artists will present their exhibit titled “Carolina Mountains to the Shore” at the Caldwell Arts Council August 5 – September 30, 2022. Places and sights discovered while idly […]

Free

LIFE ART LIFE William Bernstein 50 Year Retrospective

Toe River Arts Mitchell and Yancey Counties

“LIFE ART LIFE William Bernstein 50 year retrospective” features the glass and paintings of William Bernstein, an artist who has been at the forefront of the North Carolina studio glass […]

Free

When Was the Last Time You Saw a Miracle? Prints by Corita Kent

Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC

Shaped by her experiences as an artist, teacher, and Catholic nun, Corita Kent used her art to bring people together and ignite social change. Her screen prints position words in […]

Free

The Way I’m Wired: Artist Reflections on Neurodiversity

WCU Bardo Arts Center 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC

Everyone’s brain is wired differently. The Way I'm Wired: Artists Reflections on Neurodiversity exhibition invites artists to share their lived experiences with neurodiversity and how these experiences have impacted their […]

Free

Cultivating Collections: Glass

Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC

Cultivating Collections is a multi-year series of exhibitions highlighting specific areas of the WCU Fine Art Museum’s permanent collection. In this year’s exhibition, student researchers tell the stories of the […]

Free

Wee Wine & Dahlias

Bullington Gardens 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC

Enjoy an exclusive evening at Bullington Gardens while you sip delicious, locally sourced wine and stroll through the spectacular Dahlias in full bloom. Groups of up to 8 are invited […]

$300.00

The Animals of Red Bell Run: Flora and Fauna

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC

The Animals of Red Bell Run: Flora and Fauna by professional photographer Monica Stevenson opens on September 8 at 6:30 PM at Tryon Fine Arts Center's (TFAC) JP Gallery. Passion […]

Free

Georgia Deal + Tom Ashcraft: Uncharted

Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Uncharted, a joint exhibition by multiple-disciplinary artists Georgia Deal and Tom Ashcraft. Incorporating both individual and collaborative works, the exhibition will include wooden […]

UNC Asheville Farm to Table Dinner

UNC Asheville Quad 1 University Heights, Asheville

The Farm to Table Dinner, an annual UNC Asheville fall harvest ritual around food, started in 2015. The dinner celebrates the efforts of our student gardeners, faculty and staff partners, […]

$28

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Andy Gold

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

What’s so funny about being a recovering heroin addict? If you’re Andy Gold—a lot, actually. Andy’s stand-up show, Addicted to Comedy, takes audience members through his life as a recovering […]

$12

Twisted Pine at Isis Music Hall

Isis Music Hall 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC

Twisted Pine has been praised by NPR for their “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; and virtuosic solos.” Their skyrocketing pandemic release Right Now ranges limitless from bluegrass to funk, […]

$15

Hatchwork’s 5th Birthday Celebration

Join us Thursday 9/28 from 4:30 - 7:30 for an open house of all the businesses inside @hatchinnohub including @hatchworksasheville! Celebrate 5 years with live music from @ndauphinais band, food […]

Free

Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH!

John W. Bardo Arts Center 200 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee

The world-renowned modern dance company that has performed at events ranging from the Oscars and the Olympics and has appeared on television, in movies, and advertisements takes the stage at […]

Price varies

Cali Sober, an alcohol free comedy show featuring Andy Gold

blue ridge hemp 61 1/2 N Lexington Ave., Asheville

Cali Sober is a monthly comedy show featuring sober and soberish comedians from Asheville and all over the country! What’s so funny about being a recovering heroin addict? If you’re […]

$12

The Asheville Quilt Show

WNC Ag Center 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., NC

Over 300 quilts from around the country, Over $10,000 in Prize Money, over 20 Vendors, Demonstrations, Gift Shop, Silent Auction, Special Exhibits, Kids Sewing Station, Quilts for Sale, Opportunity Quilt, […]

$5 – $16

Pop-up sculpture exhibit: This is Not a Chair

Drew Langsner will be visiting Atlanta in late September with his pop-up sculpture exhibit, This Is Not A Chair. Drew is well known as the long-time teacher of traditional woodworking […]

Free

GetLit!

The Mitford Museum 145 CEDAR VALLEY RD, HUDSON

The Mitford Museum is planning its first annual literary weekend with a focus on nurturing NC’s literary future. Programming will focus on inspiring, encouraging, and empowering writers as we work […]

$160

Edible North Carolina Event at Plott Hound Books

Join University of North Carolina food historian Marcie Cohen Ferris and award-winning cookbook author Ronni Lundy as they discuss the book, “Edible North Carolina: A Journey across a State of […]

Free

SHREKTOBERFEST

DSSOLVR 63 N Lexington ave, Asheville

Gather ye torches and pitchforks… and lederhosen??? We are going TO THE SWAMP for this one. Friday, September 30th. ALL HAIL! SHREKTOBERFEST! YES, you read that right. DSSOLVR’s inaugural Shrek-themed […]

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SHREKTOBERFEST

DSSOLVR 63 N Lexington ave, Asheville

Gather ye torches and pitchforks… and lederhosen??? We are going TO THE SWAMP for this one. Friday, September 30th. ALL HAIL! SHREKTOBERFEST! YES, you read that right. DSSOLVR’s inaugural Shrek-themed […]

Free

Cast Iron Bluegrass live at Bloom WNC

Bloom WNC Flower Farm 806 N Fork Rd, Black Mountain, NC

Cast Iron Bluegrass plays hard-drivin', traditional bluegrass music. Lead singer and guitar player Rob Sine moved to the area from the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania area some years ago, and has played […]

$20

Center for Craft Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Center for Craft 67 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

Experience the expansiveness of craft on display in our galleries! On September 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm, we will celebrate three new fall exhibitions: Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass, Material Reasoning, […]

Gin & Jazz Social at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC

In celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald, during his birthday month, step back in time and revisit the Roaring ‘20s with an evening of spirits, food and fun at The Omni […]

$115

Puddingstone Concert

The Hub Station Arts Center 145 Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Puddingstone formed first as a trio, consisting of percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp and flutes. It has since doubled in size and now includes vocals, guitar, synthesizer, and fiddle. The genres […]

$25

No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC

On Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 PM, Tryon Fine Arts Center opens its 2022-23 Main Stage Season with Yolanda Rabun starring in No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone. […]

$20 – $45

Getaway Comedy: Bill Squire

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

In 2004, at age 22, Bill Squire was just your regular old excommunicated Mormon Missionary trying to find his way through life. Returning from a two-year-long Mormon mission in the […]

$15

HO DOWN Honky Tonk Drag Show

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Turn it up some for a good ole Ho Down. Hosted by the whoo-wee momma Nova Jynah, the show features a badonkadonk cast. So grab your beer or your fruity […]

$5

Elk Fest Celebration

Join us for the second annual Smoky Mountain Elk Fest at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds! This family-friendly event is full of live music, local entertainment, craft vendors, educational demonstrations, […]

$5

Building Better Businesses Pop-up Shop

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

Support the Asheville small business community by shopping with a variety of vendors offering beauty items, décor, jewelry, food, and more at this FREE event! Now more than ever, Asheville-area […]

Free

Ross Farm’s Harvest Fall Fest with Appalachian Standard

Ross Farm (Formerly Jack Young Greenhouse) 91 Holbrook Road, Candler

Join us for the Harvest Fall Fest, taking place at 91 Holbrook Road, Candler, NC, 28571 on October 1st, 2022 from 11 AM to 4 PM.🍂 In addition to the […]

Free

Bears Bees + Brews Festival II

Rabbit Rabbit 75 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC

Bears Bees + Brews Festival is back this fall, partying for wildlife and wilderness once again. Show your support for wild creatures large and small--from bears to bees--by joining us […]

Free