Weaverville has a variety of fun, family-friendly events throughout the year that you should make plans to attend. Several are holiday themed, while others celebrate the rich artistic community that call the mountains home. Why not plan your visit to Weaverville to coincide with one of these great events, and make the most of your day!
Come join us the last weekend of April for the Spring Weaverville Art Safari. The safari features self-guided tours of various artists' studios, tucked away in the countryside communities of Weaverville, Barnardsville, and Alexander. The tours are free and open to the public, and some artists' studios are open year-round by appointment. So come join us, and take home a trophy from North Carolina's creative frontier.
The 2013 Enchanted Animal Affaire features "the light of the Phoenix". This year's affaire kicks off on May 24th at Maggie B's Wine & Specialty Store. From there, the phoenix will take flight to the sponsoring businesses. They will nest there for the public to discover from June 1st through June 25th. At the 2013 Enchanted Animal Art Affaire Gala and Auction, the phoenixes will be auctioned off at the Lake Louise Community Center located at 60 Lakeshore Drive in Weaverville. This is a must-see event that welcomes everyone and will fire up the night on Friday, June 28th.
The Town of Weaverville hosts the Fire on the Lake Music Festival to celebrate Independence Day. This year's event features food, music by David Holt and the Lightning Bolts, and a fireworks show at dusk.
The Catawba Militia will be on site to conduct a weekend program highlighting the early volunteer militia muster with demonstrations of flintlock musket drills and hands-on children activities in the militia camp. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 1-3 p.m., Sunday.
The annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place the third Saturday of September, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina. Sponsored by the Weaverville Business Association, the festival features over 100 juried artists and craftspeople, as well as an exciting array of food and live music. Admission is free.
Come join us the first weekend of November for the Fall Weaverville Art Safari. The safari features self-guided tours of various artists' studios, tucked away in the countryside communities of Weaverville, Barnardsville, and Alexander. The tours are free and open to the public, and some artists' studios are open year-round by appointment. So come join us, and take home a trophy from North Carolina's creative frontier.
The Town of Weaverville hosts its annual Christmas Parade on the first Saturday of December. The parade begins at the intersection of North Main Street and Dula Springs Road, travels through downtown Weaverville, and ends at the intersection of South Main and Yost Streets. Join us on Main Street along with local bands, floats, marching units, local dignitaries and of course Santa.
Make plans to join us as Weaverville will be aglow the second Friday of December with luminaries along the streets, local choirs and bands will provide music, and horse and buggy rides will be available through town. Local businesses will be open late for Christmas shopping, and kids can visit with Santa.
Living history candlelight tours of the Vance Home. The tours will have a Christmas season theme. Traditional music will be provided in the Visitor Center by Primrose. 4- 7 p.m.