Events

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Folkmoot 2019 – Diana Wortham @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Experience the wonder of dance, music, costumes and culture at this all group, evening performance.  Enjoy an all group performance with over 200 international dancers and musicians.

Diana Wortham Box Office- 828-257-4530  

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 10 nations around the globe and brand new events will spark the 36th edition of Folkmoot festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains.  Click for information on visiting dance groups.

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Jul
25
Thu
2019
Folkmoot 2019 – Festival Friendship Dinner @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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The final date and time for ticket sales in both Box Office and Online is: Sunday, July 21, 2019 by 5pm.

There are few better ways to get to know folks than over a meal, especially if that meal is rich in its flavors, its history, its family traditions (and recipes), passed along generation after generation. Folkmoot’s international guests are supporting a community friendship dinner featuring popular recipes from their cultures.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Folkmoot 2019 – Lantern Parade @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
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Starting in the heart of the Hazelwood business district, Folkmoot, Daydreamz Project and the Town of Waynesville will host a lantern procession on the evening of Thursday, July 25th.
 
At 8:30 pm, folks will gather at the plott hound statue in the Town of Waynesville parking lot. At 9pm, the lantern parade will proceed down Hazelwood Avenue and towards the Folkmoot Center on Virginia Avenue.
 
Daydreamz Project, an organization specializing in providing access to arts to marginalized populations, will work with the community throughout the spring to coordinate handmade lantern-making events. The community is encouraged to make a paper lantern for maximum enjoyment of the lantern procession. To get involved in lantern-making, contact the Folkmoot office, 828-452-2997.
 
For lodging, VisitNCSmokies.com
Folkmoot 2019 – Folkmoot After Dark @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 25 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 12:00 am
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Join Folkmoot in the Hazelwood neighborhood for Folkmoot After Dark on Thursday, July 25th!

7 pm – There are few better ways to get to know folks than over a meal, especially if that meal is rich in its flavors, its history, its family traditions (and recipes), passed along generation after generation. Folkmoot’s international guests are supporting a community friendship dinner featuring popular recipes from their cultures. Tickets are $40/person and $75/couple. The 10 pm Variety Show is included in the ticket price.

8:30 pm – Friends and volunteers from the community will gather in Hazelwood at the plott hound statue for a lantern procession down Hazelwood Avenue, Virginia Avenue and to the Folkmoot Center. This event is sponsored by the Daydreamz Project. The procession begins at 9:00 pm. To participate in paper lantern making activities, please contact the office for lantern-making workshop days, 828-452-2997.

At 10 pm, Folkmoot welcomes the community for a latenight Variety Show, featuring international guests alongside community members sharing cultural performances, often in jest, sometimes in reference to our common experiences. Past performances have includes a re-enactment of scenes from the movies Grease and Alladin, while other groups have performed karaoke songs from other cultures. Be prepared to laugh, sing-along and experience Folkmoot like you never have before. Tickets for the Variety Show are $10/person, but are included in the price of the Friendship Dinner.

For lodging, VisitNCSmokies.com

For more information, call the Folkmoot ticket office, 828-452-2997.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Folkmoot 2019 – Matinee Queen Auditorium @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Join Folkmoot for an afternoon matinee at Queen Auditorium. Festival matinees include all international cultural groups and offer opportunities for interaction with performers. Without exception, the auditorium is the most intimate performance space of the festival.

Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features special events, parades and workshops with over 200 dancers and musicians from 7 to 9 countries alongide Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from eight nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival, July 18-28. Click for information on visiting countries.

Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information  |  Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997  |  There is no reserved or paid parking for events held at the Folkmoot Friendship Center. If you need handicap parking, please contact the office in advance of the show to ask for assistance.

For lodging information, please visit VisitNCSmokies.com

Folkmoot 2019 – Folkmalt @ Sorrells Street Park
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Canton and BearWaters Brewery welcome Folkmoot dancers and musicians to Sorrells Park for an international craft beer, live music, and food truck fair. This inaugural event will feature live music, international pavilions hosted by visiting groups from Colombia, Romania and Nepal and local and regional vendors.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Folkmoot 2019 – International Festival Day @ Main Street of Waynesville
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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A Folkmoot Festival tradition on Main Street. Folkmoot will host artisans, food vendors and our international groups on Main Street of Waynesville.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures. Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Folkmoot 2019 – Haywood Community College @ Haywood Community College
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Experience the wonder of dance, music, costumes and culture in this ALL GROUP performance at Haywood Community College.  Enjoy 9 GROUP PERFORMANCES with over 200 international dancers and musicians

Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information  |  There is no reserved or paid parking for performances at Haywood Community College.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 9 nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Folkmoot 2019 – Candlelight Closing @ Stuart Auditorium
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Lake Junaluska, Stuart Auditorium is the setting for Folkmoot’s 2019 closing performance. A beautiful and meaningful expression of international goodwill and the bonds that have been built during the festival, the Closing includes a presentation of flags, performances by all participating cultures, the “Circassian Circle” dance and a moving candlelight procession of groups through the audience. The Candlelight Closing is perhaps the most enthusiastic, heartfelt show of Folkmoot.

Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information.  |  There is no reserved or paid parking for performances at Stuart Auditorium.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 9 nations around the globe will perform at 35th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact VisitNCSmokies.comwww.lakejunaluska.com/accommodations or call, 1-800-222-4930.

Aug
31
Sat
2019
CommUnity Square Dance @ Folkmoot Center | Historic Hazelwood School
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The popular CommUnity Square Dance returns to the Folkmoot Center Saturday, August 31. Music provided by Ann Whitley and Pan and Brett Riggs, dance called by Doug Singleton. Co-sponsored by the Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center.

Multi-Purpose Room, Building B (enter at the rear of the building)