10th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival

This two-day celebration of one of the world’s most treasured pop-culture films features a film screening, dance lessons and movie performances by the Asheville Ballet Company, live bands playing soul-filled hits from the 1960s, and a variety of vendors and film-inspired activities. Every year the celebration is punctuated by the hilariously renowned Lake Lift Competition where daring couples test their re-enactment skills of Baby and Johnny’s iconic water scene. Since its release in 1987, “Dirty Dancing” has accumulated fans, accolades and praise worldwide, with the “Time of My Life” final dance scene finding its way into new television commercials and viral YouTube videos decades later every year. Festival organizers are proud to honor Lake Lure’s legacy as the film’s backdrop and plan to unveil special elements to highlight this year’s milestone event. “It’s incredible to see the event reach its 10-year anniversary and I look forward to the special fun we have in store for this year,” said Festival Co-Founder Michelle McConnell Yelton. “My favorite part of the festival is watching everyone come unglued with giddiness as we remember how much we all love this movie and dancing, even after all these years.” The weekend begins with a ticketed Kick-Off Party at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13 featuring live music and a 10th anniversary tribute, followed by free admission for the 8 p.m. public film screening of “Dirty Dancing.” The festival continues from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 with a packed schedule of entertainment, activities, contests and vendors.
Details
Date:

September 14

Time:

09:00 am - 05:30 pm

Website:
Event Website
Venue

The Dirty Dancing Festival

2932 Memorial Highway

Lake Lure, NC, United States, 28746

This two-day celebration of one of the world’s most treasured pop-culture films features a film screening, dance lessons and movie performances by the Asheville Ballet Company, live bands playing soul-filled hits from the 1960s, and a variety of vendors and film-inspired activities. Every year the celebration is punctuated by the hilariously renowned Lake Lift Competition where daring couples test their re-enactment skills of Baby and Johnny’s iconic water scene.

Since its release in 1987, “Dirty Dancing” has accumulated fans, accolades and praise worldwide, with the “Time of My Life” final dance scene finding its way into new television commercials and viral YouTube videos decades later every year. Festival organizers are proud to honor Lake Lure’s legacy as the film’s backdrop and plan to unveil special elements to highlight this year’s milestone event.

“It’s incredible to see the event reach its 10-year anniversary and I look forward to the special fun we have in store for this year,” said Festival Co-Founder Michelle McConnell Yelton. “My favorite part of the festival is watching everyone come unglued with giddiness as we remember how much we all love this movie and dancing, even after all these years.”

The weekend begins with a ticketed Kick-Off Party at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13 featuring live music and a 10th anniversary tribute, followed by free admission for the 8 p.m. public film screening of “Dirty Dancing.” The festival continues from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 with a packed schedule of entertainment, activities, contests and vendors.

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