Easter Hat Parade
Awards are announced after the Parade. Ribbons are given for the Prettiest, Funniest, Largest, Smallest, Most Unusual, Most Easter-like, Best Smelling, Cutest, Most Outrageous, Best In Show and "Poofiest" hats among other unusual categories. There is even a ribbon awarded to the Best Animal in Show!
Come early at 10:30 am to Dogwood Crafters on Webster St. where you can fashion your own hat. Easter egg hunts (by age group) also start there beginning at 10:30 am. Registration for the parade starts at 11 am.
View Our State magazine's video of last year's Easter Hat Parade here. Video by Jerry Wolford.
Independance Day Celebration
Enjoy our small town on Independence Day. A live, music concert begins on Front Street at 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show. Fireworks will begin at dark from Harrison Quarry (around 10 pm). There are plenty of good places to watch the fireworks, just ask a local.
Youth Arts Festival
Color Fest - Art & Taste of Appalachia
Leisurely stroll through the town encountering fine artists painting at easels under colorful umbrellas, hear stands of music blossoming through the doorways, and experience a delicious taste of NC foods and wines ...all the time surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the mountains.
Come out and talk with local artists, authors, growers, wine makers and musicians as you wander through the picturesque town, unique shops and choice restaurants. Even before this exciting fine art day, the chosen fine artists have their artwork on display in the windows of shops.
October 31. 5-7 pm. Trick or treat around downtown, enjoy games at Dogwood Crafters & hayrides provided by Jarrett Memorial Church.
Western North Carolina
Shopkeepers hold "Open House" and serve coffee, warm cider, hot chocolate and home baked goodies and stay open late to accommodate holiday shoppers. Horse and buggy rides available. Even Santa Clause fits a trip to Dillsboro into his busy schedule to listen to the children's gift requests. Iceless ice skating (Dec 6) and Grand Finale Fireworks (Dec 14). More info