First Block Party returns to downtown Waynesville

May 21, 2014
Austin Cox, 2, dances to the music at the Waynesville Block Party last summer.

Another Rockin' Block Party will return to downtown Waynesville May 24 for the first time this summer season.

Starting at 6 p.m., downtown will come alive with dancing in the street, live bands, children’s activities, eats and treats and more.

Restaurants and select merchants and galleries will stay open late for the event and a portion of Main Street will be closed for the street dance. Many merchants will be providing activities and crafts for children in front of their businesses from 6 to 7 p.m.

The live music begins at 7 p.m. with The Blue Ridge Big Band performing on the south end of Main Street near Earthworks Gallery. Cutthroat Shamrock, an Appalachian punk rock band, will entertain the crowd near Tipping Point Tavern on the north end.

And back by popular demand, the 96.5 House Band will return to the center stage near Pheasant Hill.

The Downtown Waynesville Association, which plans and coordinates the Block Party each year, incorporates Kids on Main with the help of downtown businesses in an effort to make attendance easier for young families with early bedtimes.  As always, people of all ages are welcome to stay through the entire Block Party to enjoy the entertainment.

More information about The Block Party and Kids on Main can be found at or by calling 828-456-3517.