Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce What To Do Events



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Shrek The Musical
Date(s): Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $12, $17Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs and a sidesplitting story. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero and luckily, there's one on hand... his name is Shrek.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

For tickets visit:  www.GreatMountainMusic.com or call 828-524-1598.

80's Flashback 8K
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 10:00 am

Registration through Active.com
$20 before 7/6
$25 before 7/25
$30 Race Day

All pre-reigstered racers will receive an event shirt
(register by 7/26 to be guaranteed an event shirt)

100% of the proceeds will be donated to Greenville Shriners Hospital.

For race information call 828-421-7637


7th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show
Date(s): Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
Where: Macon County Fairgrounds

KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Cookoff for Backyard and Professional teams.  BBQ vendors will be on the premises to sell great tasting BBQ.  Food vendors, crafters, cooking demonstrations and a car show will round out the exciting features of the festival. 

For more information visit www.MountainHighBBQFestival.com or call 828-524-3161.

Eco Forum: Putting the Garden to Winter's Rest
Date(s): Aug 07, 2015
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin

This free program will begin at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to bring a covered dish to share at 5:30 pm.

The Charlie Daniels Band
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

The legendary fiddler, guitarist, and singer Charlie Daniels has been performing for half a century. The Wilmington, NC native has played and recorded with the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams, Jr., Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, and Ringo Starr. His song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," won Daniels a Grammy for the Best Country vocal performance in 1979, and for several generations of Southerners, his popular hits, "Long Haired Country Boy," and "The South's Gonna Do It Again," are anthems to regional pride.

For ticket information www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828-524-1598.

Community Fundraiser Breakfast
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Bethel United Methodist Church at 81 Bethel Church Road

Breakfast consists of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, grits, home fries and fruit.  Donations only.  Everyone is welcome.

Fundraising Concert for Black Mountain Home for Children
Date(s): Aug 09, 2015
When: 3:00 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church

Fundraising concert for Black Mountain Home for children, youth & families.  For more information contact Cecilia Morgan at 524-4755.

Village People
Date(s): Aug 14, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $28, $32

Recipients of a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the one-of-a-kind Village People is synonymous with dance music.  Their impact on music has earned them the title "Kings of Disco" and they have sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide.  These six talented men take all the musical hits of their spectacular career and combine them with energetic choreography and outrageous fun.  Their music provides entertainment for all and will have you signing & dancing the entire night!

For tickets call 828-524-1598 or visit www.greatmountainmusic.com

3rd Annual Cowee School Celebration and Macon County Heritage Day
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 10am - 4pm
Where: Historic Cowee School

FREE.  Tours of the school, entertainment, foods, craft vendors, exhibits, story-telling, farmer's market, corn-hole tournament, kid's activities and much more.  Come for the day.

Porch 40 in Concert
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 8:00 pm
Where: Lazy Hiker Brewing Company

Free concert in "The Yard"

For more information contact 828-369-5299 or visit www.lazyhikerbrewing.com

Macon AeroModelers
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 10 am - 3 pm
Where: OTX Aerodrome, Otto, NC

Parking $5 per vehicle, Hamburger Plate $5, Hot Dog Plate $4.

All proceeds benefit Macon TRACS, a local 501 C-3 nonprofit which provides therapeutic riding for special needs individuals in our community.

1/2 mile up Tessentee Road across from Otto Fire Department

Run Boy Run
Date(s): Aug 22, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Historic Cowee School

Tickets:  $15 General Admission and available at www.coweeschool.org, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and on the day of the concert at the school.

1st Annual 80's Relay for Life 5K
Date(s): Aug 22, 2015
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Tessee Shelter on the Greenway

Hosted by First Citizens Bank.  
For more information contact Shannon McConnell at 524-2164.  
Registration forms available at First Citizens Bank, WNC SportsZone and Franklin Fitness Center. 

Art for the Heart of the Hospice House Belarus Art Auction
Date(s): Aug 23, 2015
When: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Carpe Diem Farms at 544 Western Rhodes Drive off Buck Creek

This event is in Highlands, NC.  Beautiful art, food, spirits, music and fun.  

Tickets $50.  Sponsored by the Hospice House Foundation WNC, Inc.  Tickets available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.

For more information contact 828-421-2831.

Anniversary Party at Franklin Health & Fitness
Date(s): Aug 27, 2015
When: All Day
Where: Franklin Health & Fitness Center

Come party with us, It's our Anniversary at Franklin Health & Fitness Center.  BBQ, Beer and Prizes!

For more information contact Kathryn Sellers at 825-369-5608.

Frog Town Four in Concert
Date(s): Aug 28, 2015
When: 8:00 pm
Where: Lazy Hiker Brewing Company

Free Concert.  For more information call 828-369-5299 or visit www.lazyhikerbrewing.com 

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $32, $35, $39

The gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, "Hillbilly Rock" making superstar, Marty Stuart, is a four-time Grammy winner and a platinum recording artist.  Widely recognized as one of the most important roots musicians in America, Marty possesses a showman's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music.  Hits include "Tempted" and "This One's Gonna Hurt You."  Marty continues to delight audiences across the country with his weekly television hit, The Marty Stuart Show, on RFD-TV.

Connie Smith has been influencing country music's top artists for decades with her fervent joy in singing and her love for the emotional and physical act of letting loose a great song, all of which is as evident as her recordings as it is in front of audiences at the Grand Ole Opry, on RFD TV's weekly The Marty Stuart Show, or on the road,  In 2012, Connie's singular contributions to country music were recognized conclusively when she received the field's highest honor, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

For tickets or more information contact 828-524-1598 or visit www.greatmountainmusic.com

RiverFest 5K, Ducky Derby & Raft Regatta
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Along the Little Tennessee River

RiverFest 5K  -  Ducky Derby  -  Festival
Anything that Floats Raft Regatta.  Build a team, build a raft, float down the Little Tennesee River.  Win Cash! 

  7:30 am  -  RiverFest 5K Registration at Big Bear Shelter
  8:30 am  -  RiverFest 5K Begins
  9:30 am  -  Raft Regatta Registration
10:30 am  -  Ducky Derby begins at Town Bridge
10:30 am  -  Raft Regatta Underway at Tassee Boat Launch
12:30 pm  -  Raft Regatta Awards Ceremony at Big Bear Shelter

Registgration forms and rules for all events are available at www.franklinriverfest.com

 Sponsored by Duke Energy, Farm Bureau, Franklin/Nantahla TDC, Macon Bank and the Franklin Press.