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ArborEvenings – CANCELLED

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details


September 11


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Category:


Arboretum Gardens

***Please note: Due to inclement weather, ArborEvenings is cancelled for Friday, September 11. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us another night!***

The Arboretum’s popular ArborEvenings summer after hours series will return this season with a special LEGO twist. Held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July through September, from 8 to 11 p.m. (incoming gate closes at 10 p.m.), guests are invited to sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens and experience the Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit after dark while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists. Snacks are available for purchase, along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

A special admission price of $5 per person is required, collected at the gate (kids 4 & under are free). Parking fees do not apply for ArborEvenings. Proceeds from ArborEvenings will help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

In addition, ArborEvenings will raise a special glass this year to those who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Ten percent of all proceeds from this year’s event series will be donated directly to MANNA FoodBank, the Feeding America food bank serving over 100,000 people facing hunger across 16 counties of Western North Carolina.

Leashed dogs are welcome in our gardens during ArborEvenings, but please be mindful of others by picking up after your pet. Only service animals are permitted inside buildings and the Bonsai Exhibition Garden.

New Changes! – Starting Thursday, September 17

To celebrate the Arboretum Society and its dedicated and loyal members, ArborEvenings will now be extended and open from 6 to 11 p.m. through September 26. Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can attend for FREE and non-members will be charge $5 per person. Beverages and food will be available for purchase from Bent Creek Bistro and live music will begin at 6 p.m.

Musician Schedule

*Please check back for further music updates*