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Asheville Area Events

ONGOING

February 10 – July 4

9AM – 5 PM
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St, Downtown
Admission: $40-$60
The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

March 20 – May 25

Biltmore Blooms
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St (Downtown)
Tickets: See website
Biltmore's gardens are alive with color as spring arrives. Stunning floral displays – featuring nearly 100,000 tulips – across the estate celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy as Biltmore’s master horticulture planner. Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special menu items, with the Winery offering wine seminars. Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses.

APRIL

If you are looking for a club, pub or restaurant that features live music, be sure to check out the Live Music Calendar. Asheville offers bluegrass to jazz and everything in between.

April 29 & 30

10 AM – 5 PM
Weaverville Art Safari
Downtown Weaverville
The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the original studio tours in the Asheville Area. It is a self-guided free event where studios open their doors for an exclusive look at the artistic process, featuring artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, wood art and more. The nature of the event allows guests to explore the artist community at their own pace.

April 29

9 AM – 1 PM
Super Saturday Hike
(Meet at) Asheville Visitors Center, 36 Montford Avenue, Downtown
Admission $50
Join Blue Ridge Hiking Company on a guided group hike. Hikes range from three to five miles and are rated as beginner or intermediate. Hikes meet in Asheville at 9AM, and participants are back in time for lunch or an afternoon beer! To sign up, please visit www.blueridgehikingco.com.

April 30

2 PM
Blue Ridge Rollergirls
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street, Downtown
Admission: $11-$13; FREE for kids 10 & under
The Blue Ridge Rollergirls are a 100% volunteer managed non-profit with a mission to “actively create, promote, and sustain an environment that fosters strength, courage, vitality, and the empowerment of women in the sport of roller derby”. As a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, BRRG won 2nd place in WFTDA’s Division 2 Championships in 2013, made their first appearance at a Division 1 tournament in 2014 and is currently ranked number 53 out of the 234 WFTDA member leagues worldwide.

Visit Explore Asheville for a complete list of daily events.

MAY

May 5

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.

May 5 & 6

Asheville Electro-Music Festival
Starts at 2 PM
White Horse, 105C Montreat Road, Black Mountain
Tickets: $15 single day/$25 2-day pass
More than twenty of the world’s finest electronic and experimental musicians will share their visionary soundscapes at the two-day festival, accompanied by live video art and interspersed with seminars.

May 5-7

28th Annual Asheville Herb Festival
Friday & Saturday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM; Sunday, 10 AM – 3 PM
Western NC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road
The WNC Chapter of the N.C. Herb Association will host its annual Herb Festival. Don’t miss it! The Herb Association represents the great variety of herb growers, herbalists, and related herb businesses in North Carolina, as well as natural gardening and landscaping specialists and makers of herbal ointments, balms, soaps, teas, sauces, and medicines. We hope you’ll join us and tens of thousands of other herb lovers. It’s the greatest herb festival in the whole southeast!

May 6

13th Annual Asheville Bread Festival
10 AM – 2 PM
Magnolia Building, A-B Technical College, 340 Victoria Road, Downtown
Over 15 local artisan bakeries will be sampling and selling their breads.

May 6 & 7

Mother Earth News Fair
Saturday, 9:30 AM – 6 PM; Sunday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Western NC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher
With more than 150 Workshops, there is no shortage informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend. Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on Modern Homesteading, Animal Husbandry, Organic Gardening, Green Building, Natural Health, Renewable Energy, Real Food and more!

May 11-14

Spring LEAF Festival
377 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain
Tickets: Visit website
For 22 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning array of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education and family engagement.

May 12

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.

May 13

World Bonsai Day
10-11:30 AM
NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Admission: $12 parking fee
The seventh annual World Bonsai Day is an internationally celebrated event dedicated to furthering bonsai awareness and appreciation world-wide. Initiated by the World Bonsai Friendship Federation (WBFF) in honor of Mr. Saburo Kato, the world bonsai patron and founder of WBFF, World Bonsai Day is recognized annually on the second Saturday of May. The North Carolina Arboretum will celebrate World Bonsai Day by fully displaying its bonsai exhibit to the public for the first time in the 2017 calendar year.

Spruce Street Market
11 AM – 5 PM
North Spruce Street, Downtown
Founded in 2014, the Spruce Street Market is a partnership between The Appalachian Craft Center and Muddy Knees Design and Production. The Appalachian Craft Center located at 10 N. Spruce Street hosts up to 50 local and regional artists on Asheville's front porch.

May 13 & 14

Tour de Falls
9 AM – 2:30 PM
DuPont State Recreational Forest, Brevard
Tickets: $12
Tour de Falls is a family friendly guided bus tour of Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Join the tour at the entrance off Stanton Road just south of High Falls Access Area (aka the doughnut hole entrance). Visitors should bring snacks and water. Buses run every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 2:30pm. A full tour may take 3 hours or longer. Friends of DuPont Forest volunteers provide information about history and natural resources within the 10,400-acre forest. Pets, wheelchairs, and walkers are not allowed on buses. Light refreshments will be available in the lodge (Ranger Station) overlooking Lake Julia.

Fiber Weekend
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM; Sunday 1-4 PM
Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 382
As the craft of fiber originated out of a time of necessity, today its function has extended beyond the traditional uses to elaborate embellishments that often require mastering a new set of skills. On Saturday May 13, members of the Guild will gather to demonstrate the wide array of techniques using fiber. This free event will be held in the Folk Art Center’s auditorium. The annual Fiber Wearable Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, May 14 at both 1pm and 3pm.

May 19

Downtown After Five
5-9 PM
North Lexington Avenue, Downtown
Headliner: High & Mighty Brass Band - Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Opener: Josh Phillips Big Band

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.

May 20

Ooh La La Curiosity Market
10 AM – 4 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Ooh La La Curiosity Market is an artist's market that takes place in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful downtown Asheville and will showcase the work of more than a dozen local artists. Ooh La La will feature works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with three musical acts performing and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic and jazz acts.

14th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival
10 AM – 7 PM
Montford Avenue, Downtown
The Montford Music and Arts Festival will delight thousands again this May. May 20th is the date that the Montford Music and Arts Festival will celebrate 14 years of providing Asheville with some of the best music, finest arts and crafts and largest food selection assembled in a one day event.

May 20 & 21

Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show
10 AM – 5 PM
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street, Downtown
Admission: $8
This event brings up to 175 juried fine art and craft artists with all forms of discipline for sale to the public – paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, fiber and more. This art show is different – you will see artists who will be coming to Asheville – many for the very first time – all who personally make their original and personally handmade art. There is something for everyone – with all price ranges.

River Arts District Studio Stroll
10 AM – 6 PM
Clingman Avenue & Lyman Street, Downtown
The River Arts District is a lively art destination along the French Broad River in Asheville North Carolina. The former warehouse district has grown to house nearly 200 studios and galleries in more than 20 historic buildings. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and open year-round, the River Arts District draws visitors from around the region, and around the world. Every Spring and Fall, the Artists of the River Arts District open their doors for a weekend “Studio Stroll.” It’s a special time to get a first-hand look at how, and why, they create. Be a part of the largest and most walkable tour of artist studios in the region. The River Arts District artists work in paint, pencil, clay, ceramic, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. Studio Stroll weekends are your opportunity to learn about art from the people who create it. Watch live demonstrations. Talk to the artists. And find your favorite piece to take home.

May 26

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.

Gazers of the Galaxy
8-10 PM
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), Pisgah National Forest, 1 Pari Drive, Rosman
Admission: $20
Have you ever gazed up at the night sky…and wondered? We’ll be meeting up with our friends from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) for a very special series of stargazing programs in Pisgah National Forest. They’ll teach you about star-gazing equipment, telescope use and what constellations you might see during a summer in the mountains. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, PARI Educators will move the program indoors for continued activities to teach you what makes our night sky so unique and beautiful. You’ll help be a “Guardian of the Galaxy” after spending an evening with PARI and Western NC’s incredible nightscape! This is a rain or shine event. Pre-registration is required.

May 26-28

Mountain Sports Festival
See website for schedule
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road
The Mountain Sports Festival returns with an impressive lineup to entice any pro or amateur athlete to test themselves in mountain sports. The 3-day festival brings in over 15,000 visitors and competitors in Asheville, the center of the East Coast outdoor life. Along with the competition, athletes and spectators alike will find plenty of action at the Festival Village at Carrier Park, located along the French Broad River in Asheville. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Appalachians, Asheville is the venue for a long list of competitive events coupled with entertainment, demos and exhibitors. Many sports festivals offer competition, but few add the mountainous terrain to take it up a notch for serious challenge and endurance. When not out at the races, the Festival Village is the place to be along the scenic French Broad River in West Asheville.

May 26 – June 3

Asheville Beer Week
Various breweries around Asheville. See website for details.
Join us in the mountains of beautiful Western North Carolina for the inaugural Asheville Beer Week, taking place May 26 through June 3, 2017-that's 9 full days to celebrate all things beer in Beer City, USA. Asheville Beer Week culminates at Asheville's Beer City Festival on May 27th. The mission is to celebrate that nectar known as beer-to taste many different styles of beer and variations on those styles; to pair beer with a smorgasbord of delicious foods; to learn about and explore beer in all its delectable complexity; and, most of all, to have fun drinking beer in the brewery-centric mountains of Asheville, NC. The "week" will include seminars, tastings, dinners, and other special events. More than 40 breweries are slated to appear at Beer City Festival already, and many others at events throughout Beer Week.

May 27

Ooh La La Curiosity Market
10 AM – 4 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Ooh La La Curiosity Market is an artist's market that takes place in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful downtown Asheville and will showcase the work of more than a dozen local artists. Ooh La La will feature works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic and jazz acts.

Spruce Street Market
11 AM – 5 PM
North Spruce Street, Downtown
Founded in 2014, the Spruce Street Market is a partnership between The Appalachian Craft Center and Muddy Knees Design and Production. The Appalachian Craft Center located at 10 N. Spruce Street hosts up to 50 local and regional artists on Asheville's front porch.

Beer City Festival
1-6 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Downtown
$45-$50
Celebrate at the brewers' festival, with taps from dozens of breweries and plenty of live music, with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina and the Asheville Brewers Alliance.

Visit Explore Asheville for a complete list of daily events.

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