44th Annual Waldensian Festival
|When||Aug 9 2019 5 p.m. - Aug 10 2019 10 p.m.|
|Address||100 Main Street West, Valdese, NC - North Carolina, 28690|
Since 1976, on the second Saturday in August, Valdese hosts an annual festival to celebrate the "Glorious Return" of the Waldenses from exile in Switzerland to their native valleys in the Cottian Alps of Italy in 1689. This celebration is mirrored around the world by other Waldensian communities. The Town of Valdese continues to improve the Waldensian Festival each year and make it one of the best festivals in the state of North Carolina.
The 2019 Waldensian Festival will concentrate on unique crafts, great food, and top-quality entertainment. To achieve this goal, the committee continues to search for wonderful artists, food vendors and entertainers from around the country. Choosing participants that will come together to make an unforgettable festival.
See the full entertainment lineup & more at waldensianfestival.comLearn More
TGIF Concert: Buick MacKane
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Buick MacKane closes out the 2019 season of the TGIF Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 26th. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn.
From This Day Forward - Historic Outdoor Drama
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Waldenses in exile quickly began regrouping, planning, and forming alliances with neighboring countries, those sympathetic with the Waldensian Cause or those seeking to overthrow King Louis XIV.