Events

Jul
19
Fri
Folkmoot 2019 – Matinee Queen Auditorium @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 19 @ 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 alongside Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

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

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.

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.

For lodging, please visit VisitNCSmokies.com

Jul
20
Sat
Folkmoot 2019 – Parade of Nations @ Haywood County Courthouse
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Join Folkmoot in a 36 year tradition and “meet the world” on Main Street. All international groups plus local groups will be in attendance.

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 – Many Cultures Day @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Celebrate Many Cultures Day after the Parade of Nations in Downtown Waynesville!

Many Cultures Day is an outdoor event held on the first Saturday of the Folkmoot festival in the greenspace on Virginia Avenue. Featuring interactive activities for youth and the young at heart, Many Cultures Day features 30-vendors, hands-on activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, a youth performance stage with local youth musicians and a Cherokee stickball game demonstration at 2pm. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.

Tickets available through the box office, 828-452-2997, or the day of the event  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount; call 828-452-2997 for more information  |  Family rates available: $20, No more than two adults and 2+ more children. Available through the Box Office, 828-452-2997, or the day of the event only  

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 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Experience the wonder of folk dance, world music, colorful costumes and international culture in this all group performance at Haywood Community College.

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 along with local Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

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

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  

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
22
Mon
Folkmoot 2019 – Cherokee World Games @ Cherokee Indians Fair Grounds
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Welcoming eight international countries to the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee World Games are a multi-sport cultural event hosted by Cherokee cultural performers and stickball teams. This event includes cultural demonstrations and ball, precision, artistic, trend and strength sports that encourage Folkmoot’s groups to engage with the community and each other and to celebrate and share culture. Held at the Cherokee Fairgrounds, games begin at 2 pm and conclude at 7 pm.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for maximum enjoyment. Food trucks and Cherokee vendors will be available on site.

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.

Jul
23
Tue
Folkmoot 2019 – Colonial Theater @ Colonial Theater
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Join Folkmoot for an always memorable performance in Canton at the gorgeous Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, July 23rd!

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 seven countries alongside Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

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  

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
24
Wed
Folkmoot 2019 – Blue Ridge C.C. – Hendersonville @ Blue Ridge Community College
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Experience the wonder of dance, music, costumes and culture at this all group performance at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall in Hendersonville, NC.  Enjoy an all group performances with over 200 international dancers and musicians.

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.

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  

For lodging, please visit: VisitNCSmokies.com

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.

Jul
25
Thu
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