Dear Traveler: 

It’s getting warmish up here. August is in sight. And if you’ve been waiting all season for the typically brisk waters of Sliding Rock to moderate before you take the plunge, this is pretty much as warm as they’re going to get.


Even if getting in the water is not on your agenda, you’ll be happily surprised by the number of things you can get into up in Transylvania County this August. And that doesn’t even include the once-in-a-life-time total eclipse of the sun (August 21, more information here).  Whether your goal is keeping cool or really turning up the heat on your activities, we have just the right adventure for you. Remember: there’s still plenty of time to make this your best summer ever, and Transylvania County is the place to do it.  


See you in September, 

 The Adventurist

Rock Steady

Discover Natural Transylvania
Transylvania County Public Library

212 S Gaston St, Brevard
Thursday, August 3

Have you learned all you need to know about animals and vegetables and are eager to move on minerals? No problem. Come join local experts as they outline Transylvania County’s billion-year-old geological history at this informative lecture event.


Cast your stones this way for more information. 

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

The 81st season comes to a close with a full schedule of spectacular performances. Tickets for these performances are available here.

Best of Gilbert and Sullivan
Porter Center for The Performing Arts at Brevard College
Thursday, August 3 
Polish up your most whimsical pair of opera glasses and come hear members of Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company perform some of the most beloved songs from masters of the comic operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan. Lovelorn sailors and scheming nursemaids welcome. Pirate Kings (Hurrah for the Pirate King!) strongly encouraged. 
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Saturday, August 5 

Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta leads the Brevard Sinfonia in this extraordinary performance of one of Tchaikovsky’s greats, as part of a program also featuring Ravel’s “La Valse” and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Season Finale: Verdi Requiem
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Sunday, August 6 

Hundreds of artists, including full orchestra, chorus and featured performers will fill the stage to send off Brevard Music Center’s 81st season in spectacular style with Verdi’s sublime “Requiem.”
Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang
Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College
Friday, August 11 

This acclaimed Asian orchestra makes its Brevard debut in the company of virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang. This intimate performance will include a stirring program featuring works from Strauss, Sibelius and Beethoven. 
No Umbrella Required

The Rainmaker
Brevard Little Theatre
American Legion Hall 
55 E Jordan St, Brevard

August 11-27

A hilarious tale of a mysterious stranger that promises to bring the rain to a western town suffering from a terrible drought for just $100. Hijinks and romance ensue in this beloved play that served as the basis for the classic Burt Lancaster film of the same name.


Get your updated forecast here.

Thread's Up

Through the Needle's Eye
Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 S Caldwell St, Brevard
August 16 - September 15

The Embroiders Guild of American brings this remarkable touring collection of needlework to Brevard for those looking to feast their eyes on exceptional stitching from some masters of the craft. It will be sew easy to find inspiration for your next project.


All the information you’ll needle is here.

I Love Lucy

Historic Lake Toxaway Cruise
Lake Toxaway
August 19-20

Cross scenic Lake Toxaway and enjoy a particularly vivid glimpse of its history as one of North Carolina’s most elegant resort communities aboard “Miss Lucy,” a charming replica of a 1920s lake craft.


For reservations, call (828) 421-7895.

Lake Effect

Lake Toxaway Annual Heritage Day Festival
Lake Toxaway Community Center
81 Slick Fisher Road, Lake Toxaway
Saturday, August 19

Celebrate one of North Carolina’s most beautiful lakefront communities at this all-day festival featuring heritage slide show, flea market, bake sale music, food, clogging and lots of family-friendly fun at this scenic spot.


Call (828) 966-4026 for more details.

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