News & Events

Hendersonville’s new brand

Lale and I love the new brand of our Hendersonville:

“Life’s Playground.”

Check out the new vacation plannerL



Private Dining

Celebrating the coming of the first addition to the family

Celebrating the coming of new life

The Melange in reference with historic Hendersonville

Several references on Earl Stillwell’s work (the architect who has built the Melange)

are found in a wonderful hard copy 

Buildings as History–The Architecture of Erle Stillwell



Other references to Melange (which was the Charles A. Hobbs who commissioned Stillwell)

are available at Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission


Love the New Travel & Tourism Logo!

Check out the new logo for the Henderson County Tourism Development Board. We love it! hendersoncountytraveltourism

Fall Colors Explosion

“This fall could be one of the best leaf color seasons in Western North Carolina in recent memory,” said Western Carolina University Associate Professor of Biology Kathy Mathews. “Three words explain it—unusually dry weather.”

An exceptional display of fall color fireworks is coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains—all thanks to the weather.

September is Wine & Grape Month in NC

September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month, and wineries and vineyards across the state are planning wine tastings, grape stomps and other special events to celebrate the industry. Western North Carolina is home to more than 20 wineries/vineyards.   Check out the ncwinemap

Experience Japanese Culture First Hand at Local Center

JapaneseCultureCenterA new center celebrating Japanese culture has opened in Hendersonville at 629 5th Avenue West.  The Western North Carolina Japanese Culture Center offers classes in Ikebana flower arrangement and also offers the opportunity to experience a traditional tea ceremony ritual. The center plans to also bring in instructors to teach other aspects of Japanese culture.

WNC Japanese Culture Center is a dream venue of owners, Manabu and Emiko Suzuki, who are residents of Hendersonville, originally from Japan.  They also hope to showcase Japanese-related art and hold Japanese movie nights.

Ikebana classes, which are $20 per session excluding plant materials, will be held every Wednesday and every other Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tea ceremony classes are scheduled every other Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.


NC Arboretum Garden Inspired by Quilts

North-Carolina-Arboretum-Quilt-GardensA Quilt Garden located near the Heritage Garden at the NC Arboretum in Asheville is an living interpretation of traditional quilt block patterns.  The plants represent he close ties between the heritage crafts, gardening, contemporary art and the craft of quilting in the Southern Appalachian region.  The garden consists of 24 in-ground be divided by a gravel and slate paths or walkways with garden quilt designs changing seasonally.  Visitors can explore the gardens up close using the path walkways between the individual gardens that form the quilt pattern.  And the observation area provides the opportunity to get  an overview of the spectacular garden.

Downtown Hendersonville Monday Night Street Dances

blueridgemusictrailsMountain Heritage Music and Dancing – Every Monday Night – July 6 – August 10

 Visitors Center – 201 S. Main St. – Downtown Hendersonville NC

5:30 p.m. Seating Area Opens

Music & Dancing 6:30 p.m.

Bring a Chair / Admission is Free

No Pets, Alcohol, Backpacks or Coolers Allowed

Music on Main Street – 2015

Music-on-Mainstreet-Hendersonville-NCMusic on Main Street Concert Series – June 5 through August 14, 2015  – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Music On Main Street concert series has become a favorite summertime event with families of all ages. Music On Main Street features some of the best regional artists performing live on the permanent stage located on the corner of Main and Barnwell Streets. The concerts are held every Friday evening from June 5 through August 14 at the Visitor Information Center, 201 South Main Street. Music On Main Street showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from pop, oldies, classic rock, to beach music.

Visitors Center – 201 S. Main St. – Downtown Hendersonville NC
5:30 p.m. Parking Lot Seating Area Opens
Music & Dancing 7-9 p.m.
Bring a Chair / Admission is Free

No Pets, Alcohol, Backpacks or Coolers Allowed

2015 Music On Main Street Concert Series
Dates & Car Shows
Click to download a schedule.
May 16 – Simple Folk / Fundraiser for HonorAir Classic Car Show
June 5 Tuxedo Junction / Variety Classic Car Show
June 12 Dashboard Blue / Oldies & Beach Corvette Nite
June 19 – Southern Crescent / Variety Classic Car Show
June 26 – Emporium Band / Variety Corvette Nite
July 3 Wishful Thinkin’ / Oldies & Beach Classic Car Show
July 4 – 96.5 Band / Patriotic Tribute Special 4th of July Concert
July 10 Carolina Rex / Classic Rock & Blues Corvette Nite
July 17 Deano and the Dreamers / Oldies Classic Car Show
July 24 WestSound / Oldies, Blues & Country Corvette Nite
July 31Blind Lemon Philips / Blues, Funk & Soul Classic Car Show
August 7 – Horsefly / Rock & Blues Corvette Nite
August 14 – Tuxedo Junction / Variety Classic Car Show

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