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Dear Traveller:

There’s no denying the thermometer: it’s hot out. Fortunately, Transylvania County has some time-honored ways to help you beat the August heat, including ice cream, cold beer, shady forest paths, high elevation trails, breezy performances and various places to stick a hand, a toe or both feet into cool high altitude water.

Summer’s still going strong up here. And with that comes a bundle of events and activities, which means you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something cool to do. Chilling out never looked like so much fun.

 See you in September,

 The Adventurist

Day by Day

Brevard Little Theatre
55 E. Main St., Brevard
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 4-6, 7:30pm
Sunday August 7, 3pm

A comedic troupe of eccentric players team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery in this latest Brevard Little Theatre production that showcases this musical’s memorable songs.
Rejoice in all the details here.
Water World

Guided River Snorkeling 
Oxbow River Snorkeling
Rosman, NC

Don’t hold your breath waiting to see what’s beneath the surface. Join Oxbow’s talented freshwater biologist and naturalist and take an extraordinary journey under water on the 3rd oldest river in the world to view a diverse aquatic community that includes vibrant colored fish, turtles, beavers and the eastern hellbender. All the underwater gear you need is provided.


Dive in here.

Sightseeing at a Whole New Level

The Adventure Tour: "Best of Pisgah"
Cradle of Forestry
Friday, August 5

Find all the best paths through Pisgah in this spectacular tour of the peaks, bogs, waterfalls and verdant paths that make this national forest such a treasure. And when the day is over, sate your thirst with a pint (of beer or soda) at Pisgah Tavern. Rain or shine. Hiking required.
Get your bearings here.
Have A Harp

Lockhart Conducts Sibelius
Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Friday, August 5
Conductor Keith Lockhart leads acclaimed harpist Ina Zdorovetchi and Brevard Concert Orchestra in a grandiose and uplifting performances of works by Torke, Ginstera and Sibelius.
Find your seat here.
Welcome Tributes!

Hunger Games Filming Locations Tour
DuPont State Recreational Forest
August 6-7; August 13-14

Crazy for Katniss? Panting for Peeta? These amazing “Hunger Games” Filming Locations tours allow fans to walk in their favorite character’s footsteps, plus learn archery, special effects make-up and discover lots of great photo opps. Think you’ve got what it takes to make it through this exciting expedition? May the odds be ever in your favor.


Visit the cornucopia here for more.

Up In Flames

The Firebird Suite
Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Saturday, August 6

Ken Lam conducts the Brevard Sinfonia and celebrated pianist Min Kwon in a spectacular performance of Stravinksy’s “Firebird Suite” that promises to be full of pure joy and emotion. The program also includes works by Lutoslawski and Rachmaninoff.  

Buy tickets here.

Hot Cars. Cold Beer.

Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Dr., Brevard
Sunday, August 7

If life is a highway, this awesome monthly event is a great opportunity to pick out your fantasy mode of retro transportation. Check out vintage hot rods, sample fine beverages, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music.


Pull up here for details. 

Joyful, Joyful!

Season Finale: Beethoven 9
Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Sunday, August 7

One of classical music’s most beloved pieces will be brought to rousing life by conductor Keith Lockhart, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and a celebrated quartet of BMC alums (soprano Sydney Mancasola, alto Michele Bogdanowicz, tenor Keith Jameson and bass Reginald Smith Jr.).
Get in before the thrilling conclusion here
Brighten The Corners

Art Spark 2016
Transylvania Community Arts Council
Sunday, August 14

Get a little inspiration at this glorious fundraiser for TC Arts. This event combines a summer soiree with an art show themed “The Wonderful World of Color.” Artists will be painting live during the party, while guests can view art, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and an exciting auction at the beautiful Old Bishop Place Farm.
Painting by Gwen Flynn
Find your passion here
The Way It Goes

An Evening With Gillian Welch
Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Friday, August 19

Celebrated singer-songwriter Gillian Welch (with partner/collaborator David Rawlings) will round out a spectacular 80th Anniversary Season at the Brevard Music Center with a performance that promises to be moving and unforgettable.
Hum along here.
Whistle While You Work

Backyard Birding By Ear
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Saturday, August 27
Song in your heart? Share it with your favorite feathered friends at this fascinating workshop designed to help you figure out who you’re hearing. Fun quizzes, short hikes and a general good time are guaranteed for armchair ornithologists aged 10 and up.
Fly this way for more details. 
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