Dear Traveler:

It’s April. The weather’s lovely. The forests are abuzz. The waterfalls are teeming. And there is so much to do in Transylvania County that a reasonable person couldn’t hope to get to all of it. Whoever (T.S. Eliot, they tell me) said “April is the cruelest month” was clearly working through “Mountain biking or canoeing on Saturday? And is there any way I could do both?”  And that’s before you even get to the dining, fine art and live music.  A cruel decision, indeed.

But the good news is that this is just the very start of what promises to be an epic season up here. Even if you can’t do it this month, there’s always next month (and wait until you see what the White Squirrels have dreamed up for May). So get out the door and get to work on your adventure. Marvelous times await. No foolin’.

May we soon meet again, 
The Adventurist
Three Chords and the truth

Songsmith Gathering
 Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium 
Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane

Saturday, April 21
It may sound simple, but writing a truly great song is a tall order. Here’s your chance to hear, and see, some of the greatest songwriters of our time showcase their artistry in the perfectly beautiful setting that is Brevard Music Center. Sit back and enjoy The Wood Brothers, Darrell Scott, Nicki Bluhm, Greg Brown, Sarah Siskind, Beth Wood, Clint Roberts, Mia Rose Lynne, and Aaron Burdett. The Wood Brothers pictured.
Find your seats here
A Wheely Good Time

5th Annual Looking Glass Road Cycling Tour
 Oskar Blues, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard

Saturday, April 28, 7am
Blue Ridge Adventures has gained a reputation for staging road and mountain bike events in western North Carolina that are known for their well-thought out routes and high quality rider support. The Looking Glass Road Cycling Tour is no exception. Riders have the option of choosing from 50 and 100 mile routes, both of which serve up some of the best scenery the county has to offer. 
Take a ride here
Streaming Live

Signs of Spring Guided Paddling Trip
 Headwaters Outfitters, 25 Parkway Drive, Rosman

Saturdays, April 7,14,21,28
This relaxing eight-mile canoe trip begins near the headwaters of the world’s 3rd oldest river, the French Broad, and it’s a delight for paddlers of every age and interest. Check out the budding signs of spring as the current carries you (and your worries) away. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. All you need to pack is your sense of wonder. 
Grab a paddle here
Belly Up to the Truck

Oskar Blues REEB Ranch
 315 Shoals Falls Rd.

Saturday, April 14, 12pm-11pm 
It’s a party. It’s a camp out. It’s a beer fest. It’s a music happening. It’s a food truck throwdown. It’s all these rolled into one bad (as in good) shindig at Oskar Blues’ chill REEB ranch, just the other side of the Transylvania County line. But what’s a couple of hundred yards when you’re talking about good times and good eats? Here’s your chance to judge the grub from 15 food trucks, soak up some incredible music and tap into OB’s cool brews.
Grab some food here
Minstrel in the Gallery

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
 Downtown Brevard

Friday, April 27, 5-8pm 
What better way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend than with a casual stroll to some of Brevard’s most iconic studios and galleries, many of them offering free appetizers, wine and live music. The Transylvania Community Arts Council has been sponsoring this event, with support from participating art galleries, retail stores and restaurants, for more than a decade and it just gets better year after year. 
Walk this way
Check Out These Other Great Events:
Hunger Games 3 Hour Film Locations Tour
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Saturdays and Sundays, April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Brevard Philharmonic Presents Free Spirits
Porter Center, Brevard College
One College Drive
Sunday, April 8

The Rosenwald African American Experience
Bethel A Baptist Church
290 Oakdale Drive, Brevard
Friday, April 20

Old Time Plowing and Folkways
Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest
Saturday, April 7

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard
Transylvania County Library Foundation & Brevard College
Porter Center, Brevard College
Thursday, April 12

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike
Brevard Little Theatre
55 East Jordan Street, Brevard
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, April 20-22, 27-29
7:30pm (Fri & Sat), 3:00pm (Sun)
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