White Squirrel Weekend 2023 FAQs

May 26-28, 2023

What is White Squirrel Weekend?

White Squirrel 2023 will kick off downtown Friday evening and run through Sunday afternoon in the heart of downtown.

In addition to the live music, the weekend event features a smattering of delicious local food vendors and a beer garden featuring all of Brevard’s local craft breweries and wine.  Craft, artisan and nonprofit vendors add to the weekend’s street offerings.

When is White Squirrel Weekend?

White Squirrel Weekend will be held on Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 26 – Sunday May 28.

I’m interested in being a vendor at White Squirrel Weekend, where can I learn more?

Vendors interested in White Squirrel Weekend should head to our vendors page, linked here, to learn more and apply. Vendor applications and application fees are due by March 10th.

I’m interested in being a volunteer at White Squirrel Weekend, where can I learn more?

We love our volunteers! Learn more about volunteering for White Squirrel Weekend on our volunteer page, here.

I’m interested in being a sponsor at White Squirrel Weekend, where can I learn more?

We’d love to talk to you about sponsorship opportunities! Please reach out via email at [email protected] or by phone at (828) 606-6198.

Where is White Squirrel Weekend?

White Squirrel Weekend will be held in downtown Brevard. Visitors are encouraged to peruse a wide array of retail and food street vendors, visit participating Heart of Brevard galleries, studios and businesses and enjoy the live music on the E. Main Street Stage and at other downtown locales.

An event schedule and map will be available closer to the event.

Where do I parkf for White Squirrel Weekend?

Please see the list of available parking locations to help you out as you make your arrival plans. All locations are in Brevard, NC 28712.

Complimentary Bike Valet is available courtesy of Earth Mountain Bicycle (66 E. Main St.), but be sure to bring your own lock!
W. Main St. Parking Lot (just past 217 W. Main, on the corner of W. Main St. and England St.)
390 Railroad Ave. (The Depot Parking Lot)
101 W. Jordan St. (Behind the old PNC Bank)
90 S. Caldwell St. (In front of the old PNC Bank)
212 S. Gaston St. (Transylvania County Library parking lot)
106 E. Morgan St. (Transylvania Public Health parking lot)
94 Gaston St. (1st Baptist Church parking lot, PAY LOT)

*Folks in need of handicap accessible parking can reach out to event staff before Friday to make parking arrangements, 828-884-3278 or [email protected]

Can I bring my pet to White Squirrel Weekend?

In accordance with local ordinances, pets are not allowed at special events held in the City of Brevard. Service animals are permitted as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This policy is in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all event attendees. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in keeping our events safe and accessible to all members of our community.

How can I participate in the White Squirrel Photo Contest?

Transylvania Community Arts Council has announced that the White Squirrel Photo Contest is taking a
vacation in 2023. After holding the contest for over 15 years (excluding pandemic years), the Arts
Council found that participation in 2022 dwindled significantly from previous years. If you would like to
see the contest resume in 2024, please let the Arts Council know ([email protected]).

I’m a musician and would like to play at White Squirrel Weekend. How can I inquire?

All interested musicians should reach out to Mountain Song Productions, at [email protected], to inquire about performing at White Squirrel Weekend.

Are there activities planned to honor Memorial Day?

Yes, the Community Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9am on Monday, May 29th on the Transylvania County Courthouse lawn. For more information and to participate contact David Morrow at [email protected].

Due to staffing issues, the American Legion will not be hosting a Memorial Day parade this year.

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