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Brevard Plein Air Festival Presented by The Lucy Clark Gallery and Studio

Brevard Plein Air Festival Presented by The Lucy Clark Gallery and Studio

Brevard Plein Air Festival is an open enrollment plein air painting event that concludes with a Wet Paint Show and Sale on Saturday the 14th of September. It is held in conjunction with a downtown street festival featuring fine art vendors, local craft makers, food vendors, music and more! The event celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting by welcoming artist from across the region to share their talents and beauty of downtown Brevard and the surrounding forests and mountains. More information will be available closer to the date of the event. Please check our event website found at... Read More
Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night each holiday season in downtown Brevard! This event includes the official tree-lighting ceremony on the Courthouse lawn, with caroling, festival market for holiday craft shopping, an ice skating rink, a Tuba Christmas concert, shopping with our stellar local merchants and the Chamber Christmas Parade to kick off the festivities. At this event, visitors immerse themselves in an afternoon of holiday events and family fun, culminating in an evening of wonder with our twinkling lights, illuminated snowflakes, decorated storefronts and the lighting of downtown’s 70′ Christmas Tree. This event features live music, food trucks, shopping and festivities for the entire family. More information on the Light Up the Night 2024 will be available closer to the event. Check back at our Heart of Brevard events page.... Read More
White Squirrel Weekend, May 24th-26th presented by DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors

White Squirrel Weekend, May 24th-26th presented by DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors

Heart of Brevard’s signature event, our White Squirrel Weekend combines a stellar line up of live music, a smorgasbord of tasty food offerings from vendors and local craft breweries, an assortment of treasures from craft and retail vendors, family activities and games for the kids, all rolled into one fantastic three day event. The music line up and a full schedule are coming soon. We will have bike valet parking. Learn more about White Squirrel Weekend 2024 at... Read More
Annual Upper French Broad River Clean-Up

Annual Upper French Broad River Clean-Up

Support the health and future of the Upper French Broad River by volunteering for our Annual River Clean-Up! The French Broad River Clean-Up remains the best volunteer gig in town! Since the inception of “The Upper French Broad River Clean Up Day” in 1992, the annual river clean-up has netted more than 3,500 garbage bags, 4,500 old tires and roughly 15 additional tons of trash along the upper French Broad. Over 3,000 volunteers have participated in the event, many of them returning year after year. Volunteers show up at Headwaters Outfitters at 9:00 am. Everyone will be assigned Headwaters Outfitters canoes (2 people max per canoe, no kayaks please), paddles, life jackets, and garbage bags. Participants should bring sturdy gloves, river shoes, and tools such as trash grabbers or long-handled barbecue tongs to grab trash with. It’s always a good idea to bring a change of clothing for afterwards! After a light complimentary sponsored breakfast, volunteers will hit the river to collect as much trash as they can. Volunteers need to have solid paddling skills, be team players, and be ready to get dirty and work hard. Headwaters Outfitters will provide transportation to and from the river for the start and end of the day. Once back at the shop, a sponsored lunch will be provided thanks to generous donations from community members and businesses. In 2019, we started a new tradition for the clean-up; dedicating the day to an individual who has been not only a river clean-up... Read More