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Annual Events in Brevard, NC

What’s going on in Transylvania County? We’re so glad you asked.

Throughout the year, there are so many events that locals and visitors alike look forward to in our neck of the woods. Our calendar is filled with vibrant festivals, concerts, shows, and rides — and that’s just the beginning. When you visit the Land of Waterfalls, be sure to add one (or several) of these festivals and celebrations to your itinerary.

Want to learn more? Visit Heart of Brevard for more information on these events, including dates, details, and location.

White Squirrel Day – February

Each year, Brevard’s official White Squirrel Ambassador, Pisgah Penny, makes predictions on February 2nd, White Squirrel Day. This special squirrel has a knack for forecasting whether Brevard will experience an early Spring. Pisgah Penny also predicts each year’s Super Bowl Winner.

Assault on the Carolinas – April

This popular cycling event draws in 1,000 cyclists each year as a fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club. The 100k and 50k routes take riders through beautiful country in the North Carolina and South Carolina mountains.

White Squirrel Weekend – May

A celebration of Brevard’s beloved mascot, White Squirrel Weekend is a fun, festival-style event that takes over Downtown Brevard once a year. It is a family-friendly event with fun activities for all ages. The streets come alive with a toe-tapping lineup of live bands, local vendors, and artisans, plus a variety of tasty offerings from food trucks and local breweries.

4th of July Celebration – July

Let freedom ring! This patriotic celebration kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony and a reading of the Declaration of Independence by elected officials. Enjoy live music, street dancing, and special offerings from local businesses. The fun continues at Brevard College with a rubber duck race and a stunning fireworks display to cap off the night.

Brevard Music Center Summer Series – June/ July/ August

The world-renowned Brevard Music Center offers a spectacular display of live music performances in the summer months. They regularly host musicians across genres, from classical and folk to jazz and opera. Nearly half of these performances are free and open to the public.

Brevard En Plein Air Festival – September

This unique, weekend-long art event features en plein air style painting. The French phrase “en plein air,” means in plain air, or outside. It is also tied to the painting method of the same name, which opts for making art entirely outside rather than inside a studio. Artists from across the region come to share their talents during the festival.


Halloween Fest and Super Scary Stroll – October

Held annually on the Saturday before Halloween in Downtown Brevard, this family-friendly event is a whole host of spooky season fun. You can even explore Downtown Brevard’s businesses through a Spooky Stroll Open House. And of course, there’s lots of trick-or-treating.

Holiday Events – November/ December

Kick off the holiday season with a fun and festive parade! Presented by the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, Brevard’s annual Christmas parade is the perfect way to soak in the festivities and get into the holiday spirit. Experience the magic of the season as Downtown Brevard twinkles during Light Up the Night, featuring the official tree lighting ceremony, ice skating, hayrides, s’mores making, and more. The Holiday Windows Competition is judged during Light Up the Night but displays go up in November and stay up through December.

Events Throughout the Year

The fun doesn’t stop here! In addition to our signature events, there are several other happenings to check out while in Transylvania County. Check out the variety of events that we’ve got going on, including French Broad Riverfest, Pisgah Project Day, White Squirrel Artisans Market, 4th Friday Art Walk, Luft-Wasser Porsche Show, and so much more.

If you’re looking for even more events in the area, dive into live music here.