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Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival

09/24/2021 - 1:00pm to 09/25/2021 - 1:00pm
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Lake Lure, North Carolina celebrates the iconic film Dirty Dancing each year with an annual music and dance festival. The event offers 3,000 tickets each year. Lake Lure is one of the primary locations where the 1987 blockbuster movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey was filmed -- joining the ranks of the many other times the mountains of Western North Carolina made their appearance in the movies.

The Dirty Dancing Festival is an all-day, family-friendly event which takes place at Lake Lure features a variety of fun events including:

  • Lakeside film screening of the movie
  • "Lake Lift" competition
  • Watermelon-carrying races
  • Dance performances and lessons
  • Live bands
  • Amateur Shag Competition 
  • Kellerman's Festival Talen Show

Unfortunately, pets, coolers, and oversized bags are not allowed on festival grounds. A festival map can be found here, and a parking map can be found here.