May 26th - 28th, 2017

About the White Squirrel Festival

In Brevard, we celebrate our white squirrel population!

Held every year on Memorial Day Weekend, the WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL has a little bit of fun for everyone. The 2016 festival kicks off Friday night at 5:00pm with our 4th Friday Gallery Walk and 5:30 with our first band. In Brevard, art galleries abound with amazing local art, and the 4th Friday Gallery Walk event features the Oskar Blues shuttle, and loads of refreshments served in galleries and stores that stay open late.

At 7:00pm the first band takes the stage, and the music keeps coming all weekend! Our complete lineup will be published soon, so check back for details.

Two and a half days of family fun include special events and sales in our downtown shops; a street festival with kids activities, arts and craft booths, great food; the Squirrel Box Derby; the White Squirrel 5K, 10K, and Fun Run; a Veteran’s Memorial parade and wreath presentation organized by the American Legion, and so much more to do!

Those who are skeptical about the existence of white squirrels will have a chance to meet Pisgah Pete, a rescued white squirrel, who will make his annual appearance at the festival. In addition, festival goers can learn more about how white squirrels live and what we can do to help rehabilitate wounded or rescued squirrels, and have a chance to adopt a white squirrel to help fund rehab efforts.

This Memorial Day Weekend  you will want to be at the WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL and no where else!

More information can be found by calling the festival organizer, Heart of Brevard at 828-884-3278.


Discover Downtown Brevard

Experience the home town feeling in downtown Brevard. As a vibrant hub for the arts, the downtown is also the crossroads to exceptional outdoor recreation, connecting to national and state forests. Home to the white squirrel, the downtown is host to several annual festivals and special events, including the White Squirrel Music Festival, the Squirrel Box Derby, and Halloweenfest. Catch the home town spirit and visit Brevard and the “Land of the Waterfalls”, Transylvania County.

Visit Heart of Brevard.

HOB Partner Organizations:

City of Brevard

Visit Waterfalls

Steve Owen
Oskar Blues
Looking Glass Realty

© 2018 White Squirrel Festival | Log in