BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour at The Porter Center
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and the environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta.
Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival go on tour. Brevard College is one of three venues in North Carolina to host this amazing film festival. The festival is held on a Friday and Saturday in the middle of March every year. During the day there are demonstrations, equipment swaps, and opportunities to meet and greet local and national vendors specializing in outdoor sports. At night, the films are shown in the Porter Center located on the grounds of Brevard College.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour visits approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries, reaching over 220,000 audience members. If you are in Brevard around the middle of March, this is a must see. But get your tickets early as the festival sells out every year.
White Squirrel Festival
Transylvania County holds an annual festival to celebrate one of it’s claims to fame- White Squirrels. Featuring a soap box derby, great music, great food and great vendors the White Squirrel Festival draws in crowds of almost 30,000 people a day. Come enjoy two days of great back-to-back musical acts, such as Moses Atwood, Jill Andrews and Town Mountain.
The Fourth of July
Start off your Fourth of July with a 5K/10K Firecracker Run, then check out the local arts & crafts showcase, or the classic automobile exhibition. Fun for the whole family also includes all day music, and old-time fair, bike parade and face painting. Come celebrate the most patriotic day of the year with us, then end it right with a fireworks extravaganza.
The Mountain Song Festival
An eclectic mix of well known artists with up-and-comers, the Mountain Song Festival is the place for bluegrass music. Current and past performances have included Steve Martin, Doc Watson, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Tony Rice.
No matter what your interests are you will able to find something at Halloweenfest for you. Get up and the hit street festival at 10 am, then check out the apple and pumpkin pie bake-off, cookie decorating, face and hair painting, tiny tot pumpkin bowl, ghoulish golf or the spooky hay maze.
Like to dress up? Enter your family in the costume parade and compete to win best infant, best comic character or best storybook character.
In the evening hours check out the Old Time Music Competition to hear old time music traditions captured by contemporary musicians.
Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour
Come and celebrate the holidays with a Christmas parade and the Twilight Tour. Free carriage rides, strolling musicians and Christmas characters, refreshments, and Santa Elf workshops where kids can make gifts for their parents. The Twilight Tour is also a great time to get some shopping in and support local downtown business.
Valentine Weekend Getaway
With it’s homey downtown feel, Brevard is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway. With a gallery walk, exhibits, and hot chocolate in Dupont Forest this weekend getaway provides the perfect opportunity for some alone time. Also, get ready for the Annual Sweetheart Dance & Dancing with our Stars event.