About Our Play Days

We host dozens of free events every year!

From easter egg hunts to robotics workshops, we've hosted hundreds of free events over the years!

  • Our events are free and open to the public.
  • We usually gear events for 5-10 year olds, but everyone's welcome!
  • Most events last about an hour.
  • You don't have to reserve your spot or sign up- just show up!
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Make sure to add our 2019 events to your calendar!


Satuday, April 20 - Calico Critter Play Day and Sale - 11-12pm Asheville, 2-3pm Hendersonville

Come meet Stella Hopscotch Bunny (our favorite Calico Critter)!  Face painting, crafts, raffles, and goodie bags!  Also, all Calico Critter Toys will be 10% off, and discontinued Calico will be 25% off!


Monday, April 29 - Sunday, May 5-Screen Free Week!

Take the challenge! Challenge your child to stay off screens for 7 days. If they succeed, they get a $5 gift card to Dancing Bear Toys. Free activities everyday from 3-4 as an alternative to screen time. Stop by the store for your starter info. Good luck!


Saturday, July 20-Out of This World Play Day!  (Call for details)  Come to DBT to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing!  We will make planet bouncy balls, do space art, and get inter-galactic!


Saturday, August 24 - Touch A Truck Day with the Asheville Fire Department and Riceville Volunteer Fire Department - 10-2pm Asheville Only

Yes!  You heard that right!  We're going to have  real-live fire trucks here at Dancing Bear- Asheville location for you all to check out--and some local fire fighter friends to tell you all about it!





Friday, August 30-Monday, September 2-Come down to Main Street for the ever-popular Apple Festival!  Grab some appley-goodness and come by the toy store for a visit:)




Pete The Cat is coming on October 5! 

Asheville Store:  11:30-12:30

Hendersonville Store:  3:30-4:30

Join us for story time, book signing and Cool Cat Shenanigans!


October Store-Wide Annual Sale: OCTOBER 7-13th

  • Last sale before the holidays!
  • A whole week of savings to celebrate our 25th year in business and our wonderful customers!
  • 10% - 40%off  Store-Wide (Excludes LEGO).
  • Clearance area, and demo sale!