Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Apr 21 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

SAVE 15% Outdoor Adventures
Apr 21 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Splash Outside Your Screen

From Zoom Meetings to phone screens and quarantines, we’re all feeling a little trapped. But no more. It’s time to feel the freedom of the great outdoors! Here’s an extra incentive when you book online at noc.com:

BREAK FREE

SAVE 15%

ON SELECT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Use code GETOUTSIDE21 through April 25th on Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line & Aerial Adventures, Rentals, and Mountain Biking at NOC.

Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Situated throughout the Arboretum’s spacious, open-air gardens, the show offers guests a doorway into the wild world from the comfort and safety of cultivated landscapes transformed by art.

The 18 sculptures on display represent a variety of approaches to the theme of “wild art,” from the literal to the abstract, and are crafted from a diverse array of materials that will delight and inspire. Let your imagination take you on a wild journey into the world of plants and animals near and far with Wild Art at The North Carolina Arboretum.

The exhibit is available to all guests during normal Arboretum hours, and there is no admission cost to view the sculptures beyond our usual parking fee of $16 per personal vehicle.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Apr 22 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

SAVE 15% Outdoor Adventures
Apr 22 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Splash Outside Your Screen

From Zoom Meetings to phone screens and quarantines, we’re all feeling a little trapped. But no more. It’s time to feel the freedom of the great outdoors! Here’s an extra incentive when you book online at noc.com:

BREAK FREE

SAVE 15%

ON SELECT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Use code GETOUTSIDE21 through April 25th on Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line & Aerial Adventures, Rentals, and Mountain Biking at NOC.

Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
RiverPlace

Children playing in the railroad-themed splash fountain at Riverplace

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN

Located at RiverPlace, this railroad-themed splash fountain is a popular spot to cool off in the summer months. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, from April 1 to October 31.

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Situated throughout the Arboretum’s spacious, open-air gardens, the show offers guests a doorway into the wild world from the comfort and safety of cultivated landscapes transformed by art.

The 18 sculptures on display represent a variety of approaches to the theme of “wild art,” from the literal to the abstract, and are crafted from a diverse array of materials that will delight and inspire. Let your imagination take you on a wild journey into the world of plants and animals near and far with Wild Art at The North Carolina Arboretum.

The exhibit is available to all guests during normal Arboretum hours, and there is no admission cost to view the sculptures beyond our usual parking fee of $16 per personal vehicle.

2021 Mountain Science Expo (Online!)
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Online w/ NC Arboretum

It’s the 10th anniversary of the Mountain Science Expo at The North Carolina Arboretum, and this year the Expo is once again going virtual! Celebrate the occasion with our Youth Education team and science partners across our community on Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, as we present this special two-day summit of interactive programs and activities for students and their families.

Attendance is FREE and pre-registration is required. Simply create a login for the event, then add individual sessions to create your own custom itinerary.

Biltmore Gardens Railway
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

Included with admission

Our fun-for-all-ages botanical model train displays invite you to experience our grounds in an engaging new way. Located in the Conservatory in the Walled Garden, the displays feature replicas of structures connected with Biltmore and its founder George Vanderbilt. Each beautifully executed piece was handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs.

In compliance with state and local mandates related to COVID-19, all guests must enter the Conservatory via the ADA entrance in the back and follow a one-way route.

Spring Class: Acting Foundations (3rd-6th)
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Are you interested in acting but not quite sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! This class will build self-confidence while developing physical, vocal, and creative skills for the stage. You will leave the class with a strong foundation in stage performance and a newfound sense of self-expression.

 

This class will meet weekly on Thursdays for 10 weeks starting Thursday, February 25, 2021. The final class will be on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Classes will not meet the week of April 5-9, 2021 due to district 7 spring break.

Broadway Dance  4th – 8th Grades
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52
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Boogie to Broadway in this low-pressure, high-energy virtual dance class focusing on fun musical theatre steps and choreography for all levels! With an emphasis on focus, body awareness, musicality, and acting through movement, young actors will learn Broadway-style choreography and leave feeling more confident expressing themselves through dance at home or on stage. No prior experience is necessary.

Grades: 4th – 8th
Virtual Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Anna Kimmell


Supplies Needed: Internet connection, a small, designated space to safely move around during class.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8
Downtown Trolley Greenville’s Main Street
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Greenville's Main Street

Photo of people boarding trolley

Downtown trolleys add to the excitement and enjoyment of Greenville’s Main Street experience. The red and blue open-air trolleys offer a vintage look and feel complete with a cow catcher on the front and wooden bench seats inside. Trolleys are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks.

Friday, April 23, 2021
Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Apr 23 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Private Caboose Party
Apr 23 all-day
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Ride in style on the historic Great Smoky Mountains Railroad aboard your very own restored Caboose. These are great for family reunions, birthday parties, private meetings, corporate field trips or just any time!

Our cabooses accommodate up to 15 people with seating on the main level and in the cupola. (And, remember, babies are people, too!) The cabooses feature heat, private bathrooms, windows that can be opened, and open air vestibules at each end for unobstructed views. Advanced reservations are required and availability of caboose rentals are limited.

A platter of cheese and crackers, and an assortment of 15 bottled Coca-Cola products are included. Plus, the caboose is the only place where you can bring your own food and drink (please, no alcohol) in picnic baskets or coolers.

You can charter the caboose on:

Best value for small groups and private parties up to 15 passengers. Available by phone only. Book now by calling 800-872-4681.

Rafting
Apr 23 all-day
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Rafting

Available April – October with the morning departure of the Nantahala Gorge Excursion departing Bryson City, NC. Train seating in Open Air Gondola. Booking available by phone only: 1-800-872-4681.

Convenient, Inclusive, and Simple!

  • Adult (13 years and older) $109
    Child (Minimum of 7 years old or 60 pounds) $92

A Fully-Guided Experience

The original Raft & Rail© since 1988: enjoy the two best adventures in the region in one day, great for families. Southern Living Magazine calls this “an ideal adventure for families, first-timers, young or old.” This full-day guided adventure starts with a Wildwater staff member greeting you at the train depot, followed by a scenic train trip, deli lunch with all the fixings, and a Nantahala River whitewater trip with a guide in every boat. Hot showers and a photo show follow immediately after your 8 mile Nantahala River trip. All transportation is included to and from the Bryson City Train Depot.

Available by phone only. Book now by calling 800-872-4681.

Rail + Trail
Apr 23 all-day
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Enjoy this trip combining the Great Smoky Mountains Railroads trip with the Waterfall Jeep® tour. You’ll begin your trip in Bryson City, NC, with a 2 hour (approximate) railroad excursion over Fontana Lake and into the Nantahala Gorge. As you travel on the train, watch paddlers challenge the rapids. At the top of the line, disembark from the train and climb aboard Wildwater’s customized Jeep® for a 2-hour (approximate) personal exploration up the mountain, past waterfalls and lakes, up to the Appalachian Trail and back. A delicious deli lunch is included.

Available by phone only. Book now by calling 800-872-4681.

* Children 40 – 80 lbs. are required to sit in the front passenger seat with the airbag disengaged using a child booster seat. Children 80 lbs. or greater will sit in the back using a lap seat belt. If there is more than one child in the 40 – 80 lb. range, the second child will sit in the back using a lap belt.

SAVE 15% Outdoor Adventures
Apr 23 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Splash Outside Your Screen

From Zoom Meetings to phone screens and quarantines, we’re all feeling a little trapped. But no more. It’s time to feel the freedom of the great outdoors! Here’s an extra incentive when you book online at noc.com:

BREAK FREE

SAVE 15%

ON SELECT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Use code GETOUTSIDE21 through April 25th on Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line & Aerial Adventures, Rentals, and Mountain Biking at NOC.

Seed to Table Video Lessons
Apr 23 all-day
Online w/ Hub City Farmers Market

Hub City Farmers Market

Our Virtual Seed to Table Program is Here!

Tarzan Train
Apr 23 all-day
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Tarzan Train

 

Our train and canopy combo trip will start in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train depot. You will ride through the Smoky Mountains, along Fontana Lake and up into the Nantahala Gorge. On your 2 hour train ride, watch paddlers challenge the rapids on the Nantahala River. A delicious Deli Sandwich lunch is included. At the top-of-the-line, you will disembark the train and travel a short distance to Wildwater’s Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours.

The original zipline canopy tour in Western North Carolina, Wildwater’s Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours offers 13 different zip lines and 8 sky bridges. Our two highest platforms have unbelievable views of Clingman’s Dome, Fontana Lake and waterfalls. This gliding experience, naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change, takes you through multiple ecosystems, past hemlocks, into hardwoods and through a deciduous forest packed with native flowering plants. All Canopy Tour Rangers are trained to – and all courses are built and inspected to – ACCT Standards to provide for your well-being and fun. This is a great experience for families.

After enjoying the fully guided zip line tour, check out your photos and buy a t-shirt in Wildwater’s store. Your adventure will end later in the afternoon back at your car in Bryson City, NC. All transportation is included.

Members of your party who can’t – or don’t want to – go on the canopy tour can ride the train round trip. You’ll all meet up shortly after the train’s return in Bryson City, NC.