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 2015 festival kicks off Friday night at 5:00pm with our 4th Friday Gallery Walk. Art galleries abound with amazing local art, 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! Amigo, The Shadowboxers, and Sol-Driven Train kick us off, and we continue throughout the weekend with free concerts. Some bands we welcome back, and some will be brand new. Included will be bands like Scythian, the Jeff Sipe Trio, Shannon Whitworth, The Mulligan Brothers, Big Daddy Love, Jeanne Jolly, and many others. And it’s all FREE!! For a complete music schedule, click HERE.
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 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.