Dear Traveler,
Things are really heating up in Transylvania County. These almost-August summer days have sent even the most sun-hungry looking for a spot of shade and some chilly water. Fortunately for us, the Land of Waterfalls has a fair amount of both (to say nothing of ice cream and ice cold beer), so we’re keeping pretty cool up here.
Brevard and Transylvania are quite the place for those looking to escape the dog days of summer. Of course there’s swimming and hiking and biking and paddling and all things adventure, but there’s also art, fine dining, star-gazing and some truly sublime music. We’ve saved you a lovely spot in the shade, so hurry on over before the ice cream melts. 

Stay Cool,
The Adventurist
Feelin' Twilight

Blue Ridge Sunset Tour
Pisgah Field School
August 2 & 9
7:30 - 11 PM
Those with a hankering to get poetic could do worse than join this guided tour to Black Balsam Knob, one of the finest 360-degree views along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hear interesting facts about Pisgah National Forest from your naturalist guide while you await the evening sky’s spectacular performance, and then bask in the glorious colors and scenery at this unforgettable event. 
This way to dusk
Under the Surface

Snorkeling In the Stream
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Thursday, August 9
10 AM – 2 PM

In the summer, it can be pretty hard to stay out of the water when the temperature’s on the rise. But what do you do once you get there? This fun, informative class for underwater explorers age 8-15 instructs on creek ecosystems and all the critters that dwell therein. Snorkels and masks provided. 
Dive in here
Space Is the Place

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey
Transylvania County Library
212 S. Gaston St, Brevard
August 11 - 31
This exciting traveling exhibition about space travel and astronomy helps us figure out the amazing things that keeps us stargazing, while exploring the mysteries of the cosmos with would-be astronauts of all ages. 
Set the warp-speed drive to the Brevard quadrant for more info.
Weekend Masterpiece

4th Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Brevard
August 24
5 – 8 PM

Enjoy the Friday summer evening with a stroll through Brevard’s charming downtown for this beloved monthly event. Stop and shop, sip on a glass of wine and see some of the varied and imaginative works shown at the many stores and galleries along your route. 
Step on up here

Finale Weekend and Beyond
The Brevard Music Center
August 1 - 18

Brevard Music Center’s 82nd season has been a thing of splendor, a superior program of artists and performances guaranteed to dazzle even the toughest critic among music fans. The season continues to its finale weekend performances (and beyond) offering a little something different, from Sondheim to “Planets” and from Bernstein to Béla Fleck. Your summer evenings can ring with the sound of brass, the roar of applause, the knowledge you’ve seen some of the best in the world on one of its loveliest stages.
Brevard Camerata
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Wednesday, August 1
7:30 PM

Sondheim on Sondheim
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Thursday, August 2
7:30 PM

Holst’s “The Planets”
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Friday, August 3
7:30 PM

Pictures at an Exhibition
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Saturday, August 4
7:30 PM

Bernstein’s Mass
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Sunday, August 5

Béla Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo Concert
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Saturday, August 18
7:30 PM

Find your performance
Also of note in August:
Bee Yard Tour and Honey Tasting
Killer Bees Honey With Leap Frog Tours
Thursdays & Saturdays, August 2-30
10 AM – 1 PM

May The Forest Be With You
Cradle of Forestry
Saturday, August 11
10 AM – 4 PM
Orvis Fly Fishing 101
Davidson River Outfitters
95 Pisgah Highway
Saturday, August 11
9 - 11 AM

DuPont State Recreational Forest
Saturdays & Sunday
August 4 - 26
Transylvania Handcrafter Guild Summer Show
Brevard College
August 10-11
9 AM – 5 PM

Brevard Little Theatre
American Legion Hall
55 East Jordan Street
August 16 - 26

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