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Dear Traveler,

Though the official start date of summer is not for another few weeks, the folks in line at Sliding Rock on Memorial Day have already splashed on into the season and given their upfront impressions (Verdict: Super Fun, if still a bit chilly). I think it’s high time the rest of us follow suit. The temperatures are rising. The campers are packing. The mountain laurel is laurel-ing. And I hear tell, over at Brevard Music Center, the orchestras are rehearsing a variation on the theme of “This is going to be a great summer in Transylvania County.” 

That’s no lie. There is so much happening up here right now that Superman would be stressed out trying to get to it all. So pitch the tent, light the grill and get this season into gear with some extraordinary sights, spectacular sounds and a whole slew of summertime adventures you can jump right into, no matter your taste. 

Catch you at the campfire, 

The Adventurist


Waterfalls N Wine
Pisgah Fields School
Pisgah Forest
Thursday, June 4, 12 - 4pm

Explore six of Transylvania County’s most magnificent waterfalls on this accessible, informative tour. And after you’ve whet your appetite on the history and unique geology, come back to downtown Brevard to sample a choice vintage at Broad Street Wines.

Find your glass here.

Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival 
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
June 5 - 6

Trouble in mind? Well, fortunately for you, the 2nd Annual Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival should lift your spirits with outstanding music, great food and frothy local brews even if the sweet riffs are in a minor key. This year’s event is headlined by Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, & Charlie Baty as The Golden State Lone Star Revue, but the two-day line-up features a little something for anyone that’s ever been down at the crossroads in the dark of the moon. 

Get your mojo working here.


PARI Night at Cradle of Forestry
Cradle of Forestry
Pisgah Forest
Friday, June 5, 6 - 10 pm

Whether you’re looking for intelligent life in the universe or simply yearning to stare at the beauty of the night sky, this informative program with Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute offers stargazers of all ages an assortment of activities, short films and telescopes to help navigate the universe from the historic Cradle of Forestry. 

Find your constellation here.

Cruise Then Booze
Oskar Blues Brewery
Beginning Saturday, June 6, 5:30pm, 21+

Take a two-hour paddle down the French Broad River at twilight and then refresh yourself with a beer and a brewery tour. This collaboration from Headwaters and Oskar Blues promises an almost too-good-to-be true combination every Friday night this summer. Reservations required by 12pm the day of trip. 

Paddle this way for more details.


12th Annual Fletcher Flyer
Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard
Sunday, June 7, 7am - 5pm

Cyclists inclined toward long distance will appreciate this gorgeous, fully supported ride through spectacular mountain scenery with full century, metric century, half century, and half metric options. With lots of rolling hills and without any serious mountain climbs, this is a perfect ride for cyclists looking for their first long distance experience. After-party includes bluegrass, beer and barbecue. 

Get into gear here.

Camp Muddy Sneakers
June 8 - August 14

Kids, grades 1-7, can make a meaningful connection with the great outdoors and learn about its various local ecosystems in this exciting, innovative Day Camp with half-day and full day options. Tomorrow’s explorers can get a unique primer from experienced educators, naturalists and outdoorspeople as they discover the creeks, peaks and wonderful wild places of Transylvania County. 

Take your first step into adventure here.

Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Show and Fair
Under the Big Tent
Brevard College
June 12-13, 9am - 5pm

Transylvania County is full of talented folks, whose wide array of wonderful wares will be available for purchase at this two-day long craft extravaganza. You might want to bring your wallet and make a little space on the shelf for what wonders you may find. 

Weave this way for more info. 


Be Bear Aware
Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education
June 20, 1 - 3pm

Kids of all ages can get a useful primer on the black bear and how to safely coexist with them. 

Hey Boo Boo, details here

Arts and Culture Week 2015
Throughout Brevard
June 20 - July 4

For those inclined to wander out of the woods, the last week of June features more than sixty art events throughout Transylvania County. Kicking off with the grand opening concert of the Brevard Music Festival’s 79th season and featuring a week of gallery events, jam sessions, variety shows, street dances, live music and much more. This informal ten-day event culminates with an all-day Independence Day celebration in July. 

Discover your passion here


The Brevard Music Festival 
Brevard Music Center
June 18 - August 2

The 79th Season of the Brevard Music Festival brings together some of the world’s greatest talents in the classical world with tomorrow’s best and brightest rising stars, on a host of stages, in a beautiful location, with concerts nearly every night of the week.  Here are a few in June you don’t want to miss:
Opening Night with Andre Watts
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium 
Brevard Music Center
Saturday, June 20, 6pm

Internationally acclaimed pianist Andre Watts joins conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra for a spectacular opening night performance of some of Beethoven’s greatest works, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 and Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92.

Find all of Brevard Music Center’s performances of note, right here.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium 
Brevard Music Center
Tuesday, June 30
7:30 pm

Though Brevard’s Grammy-winning bluegrass superstars are no strangers to the Whittington-Pfohl stage, this performance with conductor Ken Lam and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra will be the first time they share the stage at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Tickets are expected to go quickly for this groundbreaking event. Expect to hear orchestral arrangements of the Rangers’ recent hits. 

Pick up more information here

4th Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Brevard
Friday, June 26, 5 - 9pm

All great art collectors start somewhere. So grab your favorite connoisseur and take a stroll through the shops of galleries of downtown Brevard for this beloved monthly event. Sip wine, sample delicious food and find the absolute perfect piece to add to soon-to-be-storied collection. 

Your evening starts here.
COMING SOON: O say, can you see the Fourth of July parade? Because it’s just around the corner. Ready the cannons, prepare for the fireworks and keep an eye on the grand old flag.
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