Festivals and Happenings in Downtown Sylva, NC


Somewhere between the quiet of remote wilderness and the bustle of a big city, Sylva, NC, offers plenty of fun attractions for your North Carolina vacation, but in a peaceful environment. This small town is home to around 2,500 people, just large enough to play host to a variety of restaurants as well as festivals that are perfect for adding to your itinerary for all your NC mountain getaways.

Green Up the Mountain During Your North Carolina Vacation

One of the best times to visit Sylva and the Asheville, NC area is in the spring, when the mountains come alive with wildflowers, and the streets heat up with a variety of festivals. During one of your NC mountain getaways, you have to stop by Sylva for the Greening Up the Mountains Festival in April.

Each year, more than 10,000 people pour in to see heritage craft booths, listen to live music by local stars, see local folk dancers take the stage, and enjoy all the charm of a small town festival. Kids will love getting their faces painted and riding down the inflatable slide, and locals flock to the youth talent show. Get a slice of everyday life in a small Smoky Mountain town as you wander through the many shops and booths during this festival.

Summertime Means Fireworks and Music

Are you visiting our NC mountain getaways in July? You’ll want to be in Sylva to enjoy the fireworks and 4th of July fun! Sylva is such a perfect example of American small-town life, it’s hard to imagine a better place to celebrate the nation. The live music and dancing begins in the early evening, and the shops, restaurants, and breweries along the main streets are open for your browsing until the sunset. Then gather in the Bridge Park Pavilion to watch the show.

Summertime also means regular concerts at Bridge Park. Every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can catch a show from 7pm to 9pm. Only two blocks away are all the local attractions, so you can easily enjoy a great dinner and then head over to the family-friendly event. It’s totally free, just bring a blanket or chair and relax!

Everyday Happenings in Sylva

Of course, there’s no need to plan your North Carolina vacation around a festival just to enjoy some fun in a small town. While you enjoy your nights in one of our luxury cabin rentals nearby, you can spend your days exploring the many charms of Sylva. Check out the craft breweries, hike through the seven-mile loop at Pinnacle Park, or learn the tale of High Falls at Lake Glenville. The area is also known for excellent trout fishing and whitewater adventure opportunities.

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