Have the Time of Your Life in Lake Lure

Get your dancing shoes ready! To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing’s premiere, Lake Lure is hosting their 8th annual Dirty Dancing Festival.

Much of the beloved 1987 film was shot here in Lake Lure, and this long-running event features live music, dance classes, a free film screening, and so much more.

Movie on the Lawn

Lakefront movieThis weekend-long celebration started in 2010, and continues to be a local favorite of Lake Lure residents.

On Friday, August 18th (Patrick Swayze’s birthday), come out for a lakeside screening of the film followed by a full day of activities including performances, live music, dance lessons, and competitions.

Nobody Puts Ballet in the Corner

Ballet dancersEnjoy a live performance and dance lessons courtesy of the Asheville Ballet.

Bring back the memories of Kellerman’s with live ‘60s beach and soul music, a Storyteller’s Film Tent, and arts and crafts vendors.

Food trucks and vendors will be onsite for the duration of the festival.

Better Tone Up Your Spaghetti Arms

Practice your lakedancing lift like Baby and Johnny in the waters of Lake Lure in the annual couples’ lift competition.

15 couples will have the opportunity to compete for the award, and the couple who holds their lift the longest wins.

You’ll Carry a Watermelon

watermelon contestsOn Saturday, you’ll have the chance to raise money for a great cause by playing watermelon games!

Beginning in 2013, the Dirty Dancing Festival became an official event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. A percentage of all ticket sales and fundraising efforts go towards research efforts and more.

Fall in Love with Lake Lure

Interested in staying longer than the weekend? The Lake Lure area is a beautiful part of Western NC and a wonderful place to live, or just relax.

Whether you’re looking for a home or simply a place to vacation, Cielo Realty is here to help. We can point you in the right direction of “the home of your dreams.” 

Contact us today and we’ll help make your real estate dreams come true!


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