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Vintage Vibes Weekend

New Ventures In 2024 


We are thrilled to announce an exciting event coming to Hickory Nut Gorge this September! In lieu of our annual dance festival, the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the vibrant communities of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, and neighboring areas, will be hosting "Vintage Vibes Weekend" from September 6th to 8th, 2024.

Vintage Vibes Weekend will be a celebration of the rich history and cultural heritage of our beloved region. Each participating business will embrace a unique nostalgic theme, paying homage to iconic figures, celebrating movies filmed in our area, and honoring our cultural roots. From tributes to local legends to themed activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy and cherish.
A special highlight of the weekend will be a heartfelt tribute to Patrick Swayze, commemorating his time spent filming "Dirty Dancing" in Lake Lure. We aim to honor his profound influence on our community and showcase the enduring legacy of this iconic film. Additionally, visitors can anticipate a diverse array of themed events, including movie screenings, lively music, dancing, and engaging activities throughout the weekend.

The decision to introduce Vintage Vibes Weekend this year was made by our Chamber's Tourism Committee with the intention of offering a fresh and memorable experience while continuing to honor Patrick Swayze's profound impact on our area. We recognize the importance of preserving our traditions while also embracing new opportunities for growth and celebration.

Looking ahead, the Tourism Committee is committed to planning a large-scale festival for the following year, building upon the success of past events in Lake Lure and introducing new and exciting features to enhance the experience for residents and visitors alike.

We extend our gratitude to all the businesses, residents, and partners who are contributing to the success of the Vintage Vibes Weekend. Together, we will create unforgettable memories and celebrate the timeless charm of Hickory Nut Gorge.

Mark your calendars and join us for a weekend filled with nostalgia, community spirit, and endless fun!

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