Dear Traveler,
July is here and with it comes the very apex of summertime experience in Transylvania County. The waterfalls are waterfalling. The campers are camping. And basically, wherever you go this time of year, the hills are alive with the sound of music. 

No matter what your favorite flavor of summertime adventure, Brevard has a little of everything ready for you to explore, whether you’re looking for thrills, chills or just a shady spot to relax and enjoy the best of the season. 

Keep cool out there (and don’t forget the sunscreen), 
The Adventurist
A Thing of Beauty

Transylvania Art Guild’s Summer Art Showcase
TC Arts Council
349 S Caldwell St, Brevard
July 1-19

This always-inspiring gallery exhibit by talented members of the Transylvania Art Guild will show off some of the best of the local art scene. Gaze upon the diverse collection and vote for your favorite. 
Curate your visit here
Steppin' Out

Old Time Street Dance
Downtown Brevard 
Tuesdays, July 2-30

Fiddles and foot tapping melodies can be expected at this free event, where you can dosey-do with your darling to your to your heart’s delight on one of the largest dance floors you’ve ever seen.  Bring your dancing shoes. 
Promenade this way for further details
O Say, Can You See?

4th of July Celebration
Downtown Brevard and Brevard College
Thursday, July 4th
All Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and that there is exactly zero chance you won’t have a good time at these spectacular red, white and blue Independence Day festivities in downtown Brevard. Kicking off bright and early at 9:00 AM with the Firecracker 5k, the 4th will feature a full day of live music, great food, kid events, parades, the TC ARTS duck race and, of course, a crackling good show of fireworks at 9:30. Yankee Doodles of all ages are encouraged to attend, because it’s going to be quite the party. 
Pursue happiness (and more info) here
Saturday in the Park

Art in the Park
Brevard Elementary School
Saturday, July 6

You might not need an excuse to check out some truly exceptional art, crafts and handcrafted goods on a beautiful weekend. But this beloved 15th annual event is also a fundraiser for the Transylvania Arts Council, and a gorgeous way to see extraordinary works, grab a bite from a local food truck and use the festival as an excuse to visit spectacular galleries and nearby natural wonders along historic 276.
Take an artful approach here for more info
The Edge of the Evening

Sunset Hike with Jayne and Clyde
Island Ford Adventures
Friday, July 12

What’s more beautiful than a perfect summer sunset? One with sweeping mountain views in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, that’s what.  Join experienced guides, Jayne and Clyde, as they lead you up trails, specifically tailored to your skills, interests and abilities, where you can learn a little about the landscape, share stories and, of course, take in the dreamy views. 
Set out here
Don't Forget the Hat

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Concert
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
Thursday, July 20

A love of adventure goes with the territory in Brevard, and that includes great movie adventures. Steven Spielberg’s 1981 classic, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” rates pretty high on the list. Catch all the thrills, spills, and narrow escapes with live orchestra playing John Williams' unforgettable score out under the stars. 
Get your popcorn here
Have a 'Art

Art in the Mountains
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
256 E Main St, Brevard
July 26-27

Come support a good cause by checking out (and bidding on) some spectacular works of art at this benefit exhibition and raffle for local charities. Photo by Rob Travis.
Do your part here
Also of note in July:
Things That Go BUMP in the Night
Pisgah National Forest
Wednesday, July 3-31

Transylvania Farmer’s Market
Jordan and Johnson Streets, Brevard

Roméo et Juliette
Porter Center, Brevard College
July 11 & 13
7:30p & 2p

Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Thursday, July 4

Train History Day 
Cradle of Forestry
Saturday, July 13

“Comedy Tonight”
Brevard Little Theatre
July 12-14

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