Get Out Guide
Discover all that Brevard and Transylvania County have to offer. Here you’ll find listings of eateries and accommodations, upcoming events, and tips to Leave It Better. Consider stopping by the Visitor Center at 175 East Main St. in downtown Brevard where friendly volunteers are ready to assist. For the most up-to-date travel information, call 800-648-4523 or visit our Instagram and Facebook.
Events Happening Now
December 3, 4:00 pm
Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade
Celebrate the holiday season at the Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade, hosted by the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin at Brevard High School and continue down Country Club Road and Broad Street through downtown, ending at Brevard College.
December 3, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Light Up the Night Holiday Stroll
After enjoying the annual holiday parade, immerse yourself in an evening of wonder with our twinkling lights, illuminated snowflakes and decorated storefronts. This event will feature the official tree lighting ceremony, live music, food trucks, shopping and festivities for the entire family.
December 4, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This first annual event promises big fun, delicious food, and fellowship with barbecue, bounce houses, a Christmas parade, and much more.
Oskar Blues 10th BREVARDaversary
This year, Oskar Blues will celebrate with an awesome four-day event featuring a live music line-up with Pink Beds, Pretty Little Goat & Friends, Jeff Sipe and the Brevard All-Stars, a James Brown Dance Party, and more, as well as bike builds, food trucks, and plenty of delicious beer.
November 12 – January 14, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ATOM Aluminum Tree Exhibit
Twenty vintage trees will be decorated with the colors and themes of the 1970s. Make plans to visit and enjoy a blast from the past with this wacky, retro display featuring the many crazy, funky designs of the decade.
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
C&S Game Night
Join us Wednesday evenings 5 pm – 7 pm for some fun & games. Borrow our boards or bring your own!
From Bluegrass jams to classical concerts, you can find an amazing diversity of live music every night in Brevard/Transylvania County.
Leave It Better
Join us in our commitment to Leave It Better and help actively reduce negative effects on nature and wildlife. Click the button below to learn more about our Leave It Better checklist and find links to volunteer with local organizations so you can help protect our natural lands for the next generation of outdoor lovers.
Pick It Up.
Bring a trash bag and pick up not just what you packed in, but all that you see. Millions of pounds of trash are left behind in our public lands every year. Keep an eye out for litter and be sure to come prepared with gloves and trash bags to assist with safe collection.
For every 10 hours you spend in the great outdoors, give one hour of service or make a donation to an organization that supports public lands. Balancing the amount of time spent enjoying the outdoors with time spent giving back will not only reduce your impact, but the impact of others. Find a local organization that focuses on an issue that resonates with you and volunteer or provide a donation to make a difference.
Educate yourself on local rules, safety regulations and trail policies before you visit public lands. Leaving it better starts before your visit. Prepare yourself by checking trail closures and weather on the day of your trip as well as packing your bag with the necessary gear to be safe and minimize your impact. Research to avoid crowded areas and explore new experiences off the beaten path.
Avoid disturbing any natural habitats or wildlife. Any significant changes to natural habitats alters their ecology and endangers the lives of native species. Do not stack rocks, build dams or create any other unnecessary disturbances to nature and encourage others to do the same.
Be courteous and patient with others you may encounter on the trail with a focus on being a shining example of your user group. There are a wide variety of activities enjoyed by visitors to public lands. Practicing trail courtesy and being mindful of best practices are vital to ensuring that everyone has an enjoyable experience. Be courteous and serve as a positive ambassador for your user group to minimize conflict.
Preach What You Practice.
Teach others to Leave It Better by being an advocate in person and on social media. Achieving a better future for our public lands starts with you, but sharing this philosophy with your friends and family will amplify your impact. Advocate for public lands while you’re out enjoying them. If someone sees you setting an example, it will motivate them to follow in your footsteps.