Asheville Best Events & Festivals

Top Events & Festivals in Asheville & Western NC

See the below calendars to find events of all sorts in the Asheville and western North Carolina area, no matter when you plan to visit - including holiday weekends! We have a variety of pages, including lists of our favorite bigger festivals by season and a daily calendar that features many small special events, concerts and shows posted by our friends in the community. Enjoy!

Asheville Festival & Event Calendars

Asheville Holiday Season Events
50 Late Fall & Holiday Events
November & December: Find many events during our long holiday season, including Christmas at Biltmore, giant light displays and the Gingerbread House competition.
Thanksgiving in Asheville
Thanksgiving Day & Weekend
November 22, 2018 to November 25, 2018
See things to do on the holiday weekend, including the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Kick off the holiday season in style!
Christmas Day Asheville
Christmas Day & Week Dining, Attractions
December 22, 2018 to December 29, 2018
Find things to do and restaurants open on Christmas Day and week in Asheville and the surrounding mountains.
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
December 31, 2018
Head to downtown Asheville for many dining and entertainment choices or go to celebrations throughout WNC. Special events on Jan 1st too. See our top New Year Celebrations and Things to Do.
Asheville Art Festivals
Top 80 Art Festivals 2018
See our favorite art festivals, events and shows this year in Asheville and surrounding towns in the western North Carolina mountains.
Asheville Winter Events
Winter Events & Outings
January, February, March: These months are the most serene time of the year in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains, so it's the perfect time for a romantic North Carolina mountain getaway - maybe a Valentine's escape. See our Top 12 Asheville winter things to do and the best events.
Valentines Asheville NC
Valentine's Week
February 09, 2019 to February 17, 2019
See our Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine's Day and Week in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains, with a photo tour of romantic getaway ideas.
Spring in Asheville
Top 40 Spring Events & Festivals
April & May: See our top picks for Spring events and festivals in the Asheville area of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Many are free!
Easter Weekend in Asheville
Easter Weekend in Asheville
April 19, 2019 to April 21, 2019
Easter Weekend brings blooms, bunnies, egg hunts, Sunday brunch, sunrise services and more in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains.
Mothers Day Weekend Asheville
Mother's Day Weekend
Find ideas for events and things to do with mom or grandma in Asheville and the mountains, including flowers, shopping, art, spas and more.
Memorial Day Weekend NC
Memorial Day Weekend Events
See our favorite things to do and the best events and festivals over Memorial Day Weekend in Asheville and the surrounding mountain towns.
July 4th Events Asheville
July 4th Festivals & Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day with many events, festivals and fireworks displays in Asheville and the nearby NC mountain towns.
Asheville Summer Festivals
Top 50 Summer Events & Festivals
June, July, August: From street festivals to outdoor concerts, check out our top summer picks for Asheville and the surrounding NC mountain towns. Most are free.
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Weekend Events
Find Labor Day Weekend things to do and events in the NC mountains in and near Asheville for a great holiday getaway.
Asheville Fall Festivals
Best 40 Fall Festivals & Events
September & October: Enjoy the cooler days of autumn with a big variety of events and outdoor festivals in Asheville and western NC towns. See our fall color foliage forecast for the best places to see the changing leaves.

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