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Dear Traveler:
I have a song in my heart, a butterfly in my stomach, a spring in my step and sometimes I just feel like I’m walking on air. There’s definitely something in the air this close to Valentine’s Day. Even the white squirrels are looking a little more pink than usual.  Local doctors say the cases of advanced romance have been on the rise, expected to hit critical numbers sometime around February 14th. And I’m sorry to say I’m definitely coming down with a bad case of infatuation.

If you’re looking for a place to win over your sweetheart, you could hardly do better than scenic Transylvania County: from charming, storybook downtown Brevard to any of the 250 waterfalls tucked away in the lush forests surrounding the town.  And best of all, there are plenty of unforgettable events to sweeten the deal. Come for a visit. Fall in love with Transylvania County. No chocolates, flowers or candy hearts required.


Will you be my Valentine?

The Adventurist

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Great Art

Faces of Freedom 2017
Transylvania Community Arts Council

349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard
February 1-17 

View local and regional artists as they tackle the theme of “Freedom” in this exciting multi-disciplinary exhibit. Gain new perspective (and perhaps a new favorite artist) at this inspiring, thought-provoking event. Featured painting by Billy Smith.


Free your mind here.

Shadowy Tails

White Squirrel Day
Blue Ridge Bakery
86 W. Main St., Brevard
Thursday, February 2


Who better than a groundhog to kick off Groundhog Day? How about a white squirrel named Pisgah Pete? Brevard’s beloved mascot gives his best prediction on the longevity of winter at this lovable event, also featuring Mayor Jimmy Harris (on hand to read a proclamation). Local radio personality Don Debiase of Q102 will officiate.

Celestial Enterprise

Sky Trek
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)
February 3 & 4, 17 & 18


What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing? A whole universe of wonders that the smart folks at PARI will be more than happy to show you in this fun, informative stargazing session. Space lovers of all ages are warmly welcome (and astronomers under the age of 10 get in for free). 
Set the phasers to wonder, and beam up here.
Perfect Ten-or

Brevard Music Center Community Concert Series Joseph Evans and Brian Suits
Porter Center for the Performing Arts

Brevard College
Monday, February 6

Listen as acclaimed tenor Joseph Evans (pictured) and celebrated pianist Brian Suits perform a delightful program of songs, including works by Brahms, Weill and Gershwin, at this free, weekday concert event.
Warm up here
On The Fly

Fly Selection 101
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education 
Pisgah National Forest

Friday, February 10

Can’t decide between your nymph, emerger, dry fly or your terrestrial? This free, informative class teaches you the basics of fly patterns, including when and how to use them.


Cast about for your reservation here

Get Folksy

Folk Art
Transylvania Community Arts Council

349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard

February 10-28

The tremendously inventive and wildly creative branch of the art world known as “Folk Art” can be a real joy to experience firsthand. And this Open Show at TC Arts offers patrons a chance to see some of the region’s best. Featured art by Deane Bowers. 


Brush up here on the details here.

Father Knows Best

Daddy Daughter Date Night
Transylvania County Library
212 S. Gaston St., Brevard

Friday, February 10

Fathers and daughters (aged 4-9) are warmly invited to get all dolled up and show off their best dance moves at this free event. Crafts, stories, dessert and a commemorative photograph are available for your enjoyment. Registration is required. Call ahead to reserve your spot on the dance floor.


Send Dad here for more information. 

Rachmaninoff (and Brahms) Your Socks Off

Brevard Philharmonic Presents Brahms 
and Rachmaninoff
Porter Center for the Performing Arts

Brevard College

Sunday, February 26

Pianist Joyce Yang dazzled audiences at last year’s Brevard Music Festival. She’s back in Transylvania County to join the Brevard Philharmonic for these rapturous matinee performances of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor.


Find your place here.

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