Dear Traveler:
I love Brevard in June. How about you? Summer’s finally here and Transylvania County is one of summer’s all-time favorite addresses. The waterfalls are waterfalling. The campers are camping. The musicians are music-ing. The white squirrels are squirreling. And all this magic to behold and adventure to be had up here is, quite simply, not going to have itself. Make your arrangements. Grab your tickets. Get warmed up and ready to go, because I hear tell the sun’s coming out and tomorrow’s going to be a beautiful day. Don’t forget the sunscreen. 

See you in July!
The Adventurist
Chairman of The Board

SUP on Lake Julia
 White Squirrel Paddle Board
June 1,7,8,21,22,28,29

9AM, 12PM, 4PM
The stunning 99-acre Lake Julia is one of DuPont State Recreational Forest’s most beloved locations. Though usually accessible only by hiking, White Squirrel Paddle Boards will shuttle interested paddle-boarders to its shining shores for a fun two-hour session of trying to achieve balance and consider the calm atop the water.  
Climb aboard for more details
Finger Lickin’ Blues

Brevard Blues N' BBQ Festival
 Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
June 1-2
Get your mojo working at this family-friendly event featuring searing blues, tangy BBQ and a tantalizing array of food beverage, and craft vendors. The lineup includes The Dangerous Gentlemans with Anson Funderburgh, Heather Gillis Band, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues and many others. Co-produced by Brevard Music Center and 185 Productions. 
Let the good times roll
Current Events

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle Trip
 Headwaters Outfitters, Rosman
June 1,8,15,22,29
What’s better than sitting on the side of a river watching the sunset? Watching that same sunset on a canoe trip down the river. Enjoy at the colors of dusk, above and reflected on the water flowing beneath you. Catch a live performance by birds and crickets. Expect a relaxing, rewarding and rather romantic view of the world in transition as you paddle down the French Broad River and into the magic of the evening. 
Find out more
A Wheel Good Time

WNC Flyer
 Oskar Blues Brewery

342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard
Sunday, June 3 at 8AM
Voted “Best Road Bike Event in WNC” in 2016, this ride offers a scenic course full of gentle rolling hills, great for riders of all skill levels - from first-time-at-a-ride event to “See you at the Tour de France, mes amies.” Cyclists can choose from 100m, 100k, 50m and 50k routes that land back at Oskar Blues for Beer, Bluegrass and Barbecue. Proceeds to benefit bicycling advocacy groups in WNC. Photo by Paul Jackson.
Ready, set, go for more details

Old Time Street Dance
 Courthouse Gazebo 
Main Street, Brevard

June 19 & 26, 6:30-9PM
A famous philosopher once stated that summer is, in fact, the right time for dancing in the street. So what are you waiting for? Brevard’s Old Time Street Dances offer any of those afflicted by dance fever the chance to learn the steps, listen to the tunes and take the town by storm. Music and instruction begins at 6:30. Dancing starts at 7.
Start dancing here
Master of Arts

Arts and Culture Celebration 2018
 Various Locations

June 22-July4
There’s a lot of sublime and beautiful things that happen up in Transylvania County and not all of them involve a waterfall, a stunning view or a sweet single track. This not-quite two-week celebration of all things arts-related features more than 80 events, kicking off with the grand opening concert of the Brevard Music Festival’s 82nd season and featuring a week of gallery events, street dances, live music and much more.
Get your creative juices flowing
Strike Up The Band

The Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
 Brevard Music Center & other locations

June 22-August 18
For decades, the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival has brought together some of the most celebrated names in classical music with its most promising future stars for over eighty concerts, including symphony, opera, pops, chamber, Americana and jazz. The Festival’s Opening Weekend typically offers a truly spectacular (and marvelously varied) introduction to some of the best of what Brevard Music Center has to offer. This year is no different. Performance highlights include a triumphant evening of Rachmaninoff conducted by Artistic Director Keith Lockhart and celebrated pianist Olga Kern, an evening with vocal jazz greats, The Manhattan Transfer, a matinee performance celebrating iconic American composer Leonard Bernstein, the Grammy®-Award winning bluegrass dynamos the Steep Canyon Rangers and more. 
Opening Night/Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Friday, June 22
7:30 PM

BMC Presents: The Manhattan Transfer
Whittington Pfohl-Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Saturday, June 23
7:30 PM
Beloved Bernstein
Whittington Pfohl-Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Sunday, June 24
3 PM
BMC Presents: Steep Canyon Rangers with Orchestra
Whittington Pfohl-Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Tuesday, June 26
7:30 PM
Find your performance
Rollin' On A River

Upper French Broad Riverfest
 Champion Park

6 Main Street, Rosman
Saturday, June 23
Come join the residents of Rosman, up at the headwaters of the French Broad River, for a full day of fun for anyone eager to explore beautiful scenery, hear great music, eat delicious food, learn about local crafts and wildlife and, of course, stick a toe in the water with a variety of tubing and boating events.  
Float on over for more information
Also of note in June:
In Search of Blue Ghosts
Cradle of Forestry
June 1&2

Downtown Brevard
June 8 & 9

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Friday, June 29
7:30 PM

National Get Outdoors Day
Cradle of Forestry Heritage Area, Pisgah Hwy
Saturday, June 9
All Day

Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
June 28 & 30
7:30 PM & 2 PM
Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Brevard
June 22

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