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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Greenville Bar Crawl: Go All Out in Greenville
May 24 – Dec 31 all-day
Downtown Greenville

Prepare for a night out like never before with a Greenville Bar Hunt! Let’s Roam is putting a new spin on the old bar crawl.

The Let’s Roam Greenville Bar Hunt is a fun activity for small groups, team builders, date night or even a birthday or bachelorette party. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this is the best way to explore the hottest spots in town. Complete exciting photo and video challenges at the as you make your way through pubs, clubs, and dives to see who will be crowned the Bar Hunt Champion!

No reservations and no advance booking required. Must be 21 to participate.

The 2020 James Beard Awards Nominees Chief Awards Online Interactive Map
May 24 all-day
online

The 2020 James Beard Awards Nominees

The OpenTable team

The 2020 James Beard Awards nominees are here, marking the arrival of the short list of who could win one of the food world’s most prestigious honors.

2020 James Beard Awards Nominees

Virtual Asheville Beer Week 2020
May 24 – May 31 all-day
online

WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL and Bringing AVL Beer Week to You!

Events added daily at: http://avlbeerweek.com/events

In light of current circumstances, we are unable to host AVL Beer Week in its traditional capacity. We have tentatively scheduled dates for a Fall AVL Beer Week, but will only proceed with planning and executing a physical beer week once we are 100% certain it is safe and practical to do so.

With that said, We’re excited to announce Virtual AVL Beer Week 2020: Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 31!

AVL Beer Week aims to promote all of the awesome stuff our local breweries are doing to keep us engaged, learning, having fun, and of course, enjoying local craft beverages during these uncertain times!

Join us on Facebook Live, Zoom and curbside to enjoy trivia, yoga, happy hours, to-go beer dinners, educational offerings, beer releases, beer specials and more!

AVL Beer Week relies on the vital support of participants to sustain, and with our culinary and beverage industries facing an uncertain future, we will be looking for new ways to gain that support by making AVL Beer Week donation based in order to make it open and accessible to all participating businesses. LOOK FOR OUR FUNDRAISER LAUNCH SOON!

Thank you for supporting WNC breweries and small businesses! Until we can once again gather in large numbers, we can band together in spirit over our various networks to bring the best of Asheville’s craft beverage scene into our homes.

Monday, May 25, 2020
Sandburg Home: 34th Annual Folk Music Festival Memorial Day
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

 

Jamie Laval performs at Sandburg Folk Fest
Jamie Laval Performs at Sandburg Folk Fest 2013

NPS Photo

On Memorial Day folk musicians from across the region will share a day of toe-tapping fun and music. Just as Carl Sandburg’s family enjoyed sitting on the porch while he played a guitar and sang for them, you can experience the joy of music at Connemara. All performances take place in the amphitheater, unless otherwise specified, and signs will direct festival goers.

2020 Performers include:

  • Pretty Little Goat Band
  • Jon Shain
  • Kat Williams
  • Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters
This event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be available for sale in the bookstore and tours of the Sandburg home will be available throughout the day for a small fee.

Parking
Keep in mind that our parking lots fill up quickly. We will run a courtesy shuttle from satellite parking lots at the Flat Rock Playhouse (located across the street) and from the Flat Rock Village Offices (110 Village Center Drive) to the park entrance, throughout the day. It is a short walk from the park entrance to the amphitheater. There will be also be a shuttle operating inside the park to take visitors from the entrance to the amphitheater, Sandburg Home and barn area.

The event will be held at the new amphitheater located near the park entrance. Bench seating is available and visitors are also welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets as seating is expected to fill quickly. Come prepared for warm weather, with sun protection, water and snacks. Dogs are not permitted in the seating areas for the festival.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Fresh Food Boxes ONLY $5 for anyone facing hardship!
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Way Greenville County:

Fresh Food Boxes are packed with $25-$35 of food & a recipe card!

Limit ONE box per family

Order by Noon on Friday the week prior to pickup.

Order online below with credit or debit card.

Call 888-FOOD-GVL (888-366-3485) to learn more or inquire about SNAP payment.

ORDER ONLINE FOR MAY 6TH PICK-UP

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens in Greenville County
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ft. Inn Activity Center

Emergency Senior Nutrition Program
Requirements
To receive these services, each individual must meet the following requirements and abide by
the following conditions:
• Must be a senior citizen (60+) or a caretaker taking the meal to a senior citizen and
be a resident of Greenville County.
• Must provide name, address and phone number at pickup.
• Only 2 meal packs allowed per car.
• Individuals are only permitted one pick-up per week.
• Each individual must show a state issued ID.
Meal Distribution
Meals on Wheels will be offering any senior citizens in Greenville County the opportunity to pickup 5 FREE meals once a week starting the week of May 4, 2020. Meals will be distributed on
a first come, first serve basis. Please see above for exact requirements to be eligible to
receive these services.

Pick Up Times and Locations
TUESDAY
10:30am – 12:00pm
Beech Springs Church 125 Cooley Bridge Road, Pelzer, SC 29669
THURSDAY
10:30am – 12:00pm
Ft. Inn Activity Center 610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
SATURDAY
10:30am – 12:00pm
Berea Friendship United Methodist Church 8001 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29617

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Empower Hour
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Firefly Gathering
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day
Deerfields

The 13th annual Firefly Gathering will take place June 3-7, 2020 at Deerfields in Mills River, NC, just 30 minutes outside of Asheville.

We gather each summer to learn and celebrate the skills necessary to live with the Earth. Our family-friendly classes, experiential learning, and culture bring together folks of all ages.

Each day is full of workshops spanning wilderness survival skills to permaculture, plant identification to cooking over fire, cow milking to bowl carving, basket weaving to blacksmithing. Through our time together at Firefly, we not only share skills to connect to the land, we connect also with ourselves, one another, our ancestors, and our future generations.

Fresh Food Boxes ONLY $5 for anyone facing hardship!
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Way Greenville County:

Fresh Food Boxes are packed with $25-$35 of food & a recipe card!

Limit ONE box per family

Order by Noon on Friday the week prior to pickup.

Order online below with credit or debit card.

Call 888-FOOD-GVL (888-366-3485) to learn more or inquire about SNAP payment.

ORDER ONLINE FOR MAY 6TH PICK-UP

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Fresh Food Boxes ONLY $5 for anyone facing hardship!
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Way Greenville County:

Fresh Food Boxes are packed with $25-$35 of food & a recipe card!

Limit ONE box per family

Order by Noon on Friday the week prior to pickup.

Order online below with credit or debit card.

Call 888-FOOD-GVL (888-366-3485) to learn more or inquire about SNAP payment.

ORDER ONLINE FOR MAY 6TH PICK-UP

Community Dinner
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Empower Hour
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Friday, June 19, 2020
Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating will be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and beyond remaining parallel to the Fontana Lake stopping at the perfect viewing spot just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Featured Breweries

                                

 

March 14                     May 2                      May 23(S)

              

    June 19 and 20       July 17&18(S)                                                 August 22
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating will be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and beyond remaining parallel to the Fontana Lake stopping at the perfect viewing spot just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Featured Breweries

                                

 

March 14                     May 2                      May 23(S)

              

    June 19 and 20       July 17&18(S)                                                 August 22
Friday, June 26, 2020
Lunch with Upstate International ExPats Group
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hyatt Hotel
Calling all retired/semi-retired expats living in the Upstate … we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats and share information about current and cultural events in the Upstate.
We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month at Roost from February through June. Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $9.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte. We look forward to meeting you.
Please RSVP by emailing Sandy here so she can reserve an appropriate sized table.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Empower Hour
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Community Dinner
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Friday, July 17, 2020
Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating will be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and beyond remaining parallel to the Fontana Lake stopping at the perfect viewing spot just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Featured Breweries

                                

 

March 14                     May 2                      May 23(S)

              

    June 19 and 20       July 17&18(S)                                                 August 22
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating will be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and beyond remaining parallel to the Fontana Lake stopping at the perfect viewing spot just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Featured Breweries

                                

 

March 14                     May 2                      May 23(S)

              

    June 19 and 20       July 17&18(S)                                                 August 22
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Empower Hour
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]