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Event Series Event Series: Brews & Bears Summer Event Series

Brews & Bears Summer Event Series

June 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Brews and Bears is an after-hours summer event series where you can enjoy the WNC Nature Center in the evening with a beer, cider, or wine in hand. There are also food vendors and educational programming, along with popsicle enrichment for black bears Uno and Ursa!

Brews & Bears happens the second Friday of the month on May 12, June 9, July 14, and August 11, from 5:30 to 8 pm.

The events will feature beer from Highland Brewing; cider from Urban Orchard; food from Gypsy Queen Cuisine and Cecilia’s Food Truck, Simply Hot Dogs, and KONA Ice; and music by Mix 96.5, 98.1 The River, and 105.9 The Mountain.

Tickets are $15 to $35, with options for members, non-members, and VIPs!
Don’t miss out on the fun! Visit to buy tickets and learn more.


June 9, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Friends of the WNC Nature Center


WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, 28805 United States
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