Upcoming Events in the Local Area

There are numerous events held year-round in Chimney Rock, NC, and the surrounding cities. From sports and live music events to movie and food festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy! During your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn, be sure to take advantage of these great events below!
For a complete list of even more local events and fun things to do in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, as well as the surrounding cities, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide!

Spring

March
Vintage Market Days, Asheville, NC
The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Cooking Class with Chef Polo, Chimney Rock, NC – March 15, 2017, 12 – 2 PM

April

The Esmeralda Inn Celebrates 125 Years! Chimney Rock, NC – April 7th & 8th, 2017
The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Cooking Class with Chef Polo, Chimney Rock, NC – April 19, 2017

The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Wine Dinner, Chimney Rock, NC – April 27, 2017

 

Summer

June
Lure of the Dragons Race & Festival, Lake Lure, NC
5th Annual Movie on the Meadows at Chimney Rock Park ft. “The Last of the Mohicans”, Chimney Rock, NC
The Fabulous 50’s Night, Forest City, NC
Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, Tryon, NC
Natural Niche Series: Summer Birding at Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, NC
Chimney Rock Park Father’s Day BOGO Special, Chimney Rock, NC
Music Thursdays at The Gathering Place, Chimney Rock, NC (June-August)
The Charlie Daniels Band Live in Forest City, Forest City, NC
July
Lake Lure Fireworks Celebration, Lake Lure, NC
Live Music and Dinner on the Outdoor Patio at The Esmeralda Inn Every Thursday! Chimney Rock, NC
Beats, Burgers and Brews, Chimney Rock, NC
The Esmeralda Play, Lake Lure, NC

Fall

August
The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Wine Dinner, Chimney Rock, NC – August 2, 2017
Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival, Lake Lure, NC
Sourwood Festival, Black Mountain, NC
The Dirty Dancing Festival, Lake Lure, NC
September
North Carolina Apple Festival, Hendersonville, NC
Apple Orchards Open, WNC (september-October)
Mountain State Fair, Fletcher, NC
Alive After Five, Asheville, NC
Brewgrass Festival, Asheville, NC
October
LEAF Festival, Black Mountain, NC
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
NOC Octoberfest, Bryson City, NC
Scenic flights over Asheville, Asheville, NC
Weaverville Art Safari, Weaverville, NC
Downtown Brevard Halloweenfest, Brevard, NC

Winter

November
Christmas at Biltmore, Asheville, NC (November-January)
Polar Express Train, Bryson City, NC (November to January)
A Christmas Carol at Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC (November to December)
Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC (November to January)
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, Fletcher, NC (November to December)
Forest City Hometown Holiday Lights, Forest City, NC (November to January)
National Gingerbread House Competition at The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC (November to January)
December
Create Your Life Vision Board Experience With Lynn Carnes, Chimney Rock, NC –  Call today for your special rate!
Santa on the Chimney, Chimney Rock State Park
The Esmeralda Inn 125th Birthday Celebration Special, Chimney Rock, NC (Book by February 28, 2017)
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas, Hendersonville, NC
Small Town Christmas, Rutherfordton, NC
Santa on the Rock, Chimney Rock, NC
Winterfest at TIEC ( Every Sat.), Tryon, NC
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant, Chimney Rock, NC
January
Lake Lure Polar Plunge, Lake Lure, NC
February
The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Wine Dinner, Chimney Rock, NC – February 1, 2017
Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant, Chimney Rock, NC – February 14, 2017
The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Cooking Class with Chef Polo, Chimney Rock, NC – February 15, 2017