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LAAFF Street Festival, Downtown Asheville

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LAAFF Asheville
All photos from LAAFF 2014! See LAAFF photos from previous years. The Fritz rocks the crowd.


LAAFF Asheville

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LAAFF Festival, Asheville

August 31, 2014, 11 AM-9 PM
LAAFF (Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival) is a festive street festival that showcases the creative personality of Asheville with a focus on local. Join in the annual end-of-summer (Sunday of Labor Day Weekend) celebration of Asheville's artistic and musical communities. Three blocks of North Lexington Ave in downtown Asheville brim with all local art, food, beer, music, street performers, and random acts of creativity between College Street and the I-240 overpass.

Three stages and two courtyards of music and performance include rock and roll, indie pop, funk, folk, ragtime, reggae, world beats, singer songwriters, bluegrass, old time, drummers, vaudeville, fire dancers, break dancers, hula hoopers, and circus arts. More interactive areas include sideshow, hoops, face painting, freak fashions, hands on art fun, and a variety of surprising creative offerings from the local arts community.

LAAFF is an experience for the entire family. There will be lots of new vendors as well as old favorites with plenty of variety. Experience the original local flavor of Asheville.

Asheville Mardi Gras and Friends will make a grand entrance to the Lexington Avenue Fun Festival with Dixieland Tunes by Asheville Second Line. They will start at Pritchard Park at 3:30 PM and march to LAAFF.

UnifireTheater will bring Asheville's own premiere fire performance and arts entertainment to the corner of Lexington and Walnut at 8:45 PM.

No pets, biking, skating or outside alcohol allowed within festival area. It's free to attend.

2014 Entertainment LineUp
Electric Stage

  • 11 AM: Youth Circus Arts
  • 12 Noon: David Earl & Plowshares
  • 1:30 PM: Nataraj
  • 3 PM: Members of Free Planet Radio with Billy Cardine & John Vorus
  • 4:30 PM: Asian Teacher Factory
  • 6 PM: The Fritz
  • 7 PM: South Easter B-Boy Championship Breakdance Demo
  • 7:30 PM: Stehphaniesid

Walnut Stage

  • 11:30 AM: Delta House Youth Jazz
  • 12:45 PM: Alex Krug
  • 2 PM: Indigo
  • 3:15 PM: Lazy Birds
  • 4:30 PM: Savannah Smith
  • 5:45 PM: Noonday Feast
  • 7 PM: Leah Song

Lex 18 Stage

  • 11:30 PM: Hot Point Trio
  • 2:30 PM: The Roaring Lions
  • 5 PM: 1870s-1930s Best Costume Winner
  • 5:30 PM: Drayton & The Dreamboats
  • 9 PM: Firecracker Allstar Jazz Band (inside Lex 18)

LAAFF Festival, Asheville
The cap man with 10,000 bottle caps covering his truck!

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Shop local vendors or get an original poem typed with the topic of your choice!

LAAFF Festival
You never know what you'll see coming down the street!

Unifire TheaterLAAFF Festival

LAAFF Festival

LAAFF Festival - The Fritz

See photos from LAAFF 2010


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