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Upcoming Events

Looking for live music, paddling competitions, retail sales, or festivals? We have it all. Don’t miss out on all of the fun – make sure to add our events to your calendar!

May 31

Women’s Paddlefest

Nantahala Outdoor Center

UPDATE: The Saturday Ocoee River Paddle, Saturday & Sunday Nantahala River Paddle Sessions are all FULL! Check for other river excursions when you click register. Join a group of like-minded women paddlers for a weekend festival, hosted by inspirational paddler Anna Levesque! This festival is all about fostering community by connecting, sharing, paddling, and supporting […]

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Person wrapping an injury during the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification Courses

Women’s Wilderness Weekend

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Women’s Wilderness Weekend is a fun and interactive weekend spent learning the fundamental basics for survival and first aid! Participants will get hands-on in the wilderness, and spend quality time in the company of experienced teachers and like-minded women. The weekend includes both classroom and experiential education, Wilderness First Aid Certification and wilderness survival skills […]


Women’s Paddlefest

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Join the annual Women’s Paddlefest for an unforgettable weekend of camaraderie, paddling, and yoga. Hosted by Mind Body Paddle and NOC, this retreat celebrates women whitewater paddlers of all skill levels. Connect, share, and empower each other in stunning river and lake settings, while contributing to causes that champion women’s empowerment. Paddle with other women […]



Nantahala Outdoor Center

Come and enjoy the excitement of Wanderland, a one-day family festival filled with fun activities for children of all ages! From face painting and balloon art to lively music performances and nature-based games, this event promises to be an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure at NOC. It’s an ideal opportunity for families to bond and for young explorers to discover and experience new things.


Camp Wesser- Adult Summer Camp

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Rediscover the joy of summer at Camp Wesser’s Adult Summer Camp in Bryson City! From thrilling whitewater rafting to arts, crafts, biking, and more, our all-inclusive weekend is designed for grown-ups looking for adventure and nostalgia. Enjoy live music, delicious meals, and a chance to relive those cherished summer camp vibes. Join us for an unforgettable adults-only summer escape!


River and Brews
Small Town Craft Brewers Festival

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Explore the hidden treasures nestled in the charming mountain towns of Western North Carolina, located just west of Asheville, at our annual River and Brews Riverside event! This weekend festival honors local breweries, artisan foods, live music, and much more. Make sure you attend the exclusive beer pairing event on Friday led by experts. From unique local breweries to skilled artisans and craftspeople, these individuals contribute to the distinctive charm of our region, much like the flowing rivers. Come join us in celebrating with a weekend festival filled with beer tastings, culinary delights, crafts, adventures, live music, and more!


Guest Appreciation Festival

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Come and join us at GAF 2024 for an exciting weekend full of fun and adventure! The event includes exciting races, kids’ activities, used boat sales starting online, and our Used Gear Marketplace and Artisan market.

You can also enjoy live music, delicious food, drinks, and riverside games in a family-friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the exclusive bargains available on boats, gear, and artisan crafts.

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