Asheville Events & Festivals

Events 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!

Spa in Asheville
Winter Events & Outings
January, February and 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 North Carolina mountain romantic getaway, including a Valentine's escape. See our Top 12 Asheville winter things to do and the best events.
Valentines Weekend in Asheville
Valentine's Weekend
February 10, 2017 to February 14, 2017
See our Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine's Day Weekend in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains with a photo tour of romantic getaway ideas.
Spring in Asheville
Spring Events & Festivals
April & May: See our top picks for Spring events and festivals in the Asheville area in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Many are free!
Memorial Day Weekend NC
Memorial Day Weekend Events
See our favorite things to do and best events and festivals during Memorial Day Weekend in Asheville and the surrounding towns and mountains.
Asheville Summer Festivals
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.
July 4th Events Asheville
July 4th Festivals & Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day with many events, festivals and fireworks displays in Asheville and the nearby NC mountains and towns.
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.
Fall Events in Asheville
Fall Festivals & Events
September & October: Enjoy the cooler days of autumn with the changing colors with a big variety of events and festivals. And see our fall color foliage forecast for the best places to see the changing leaves.
Asheville Holiday Season Events
Late Fall & Holiday Events
November & December: Find many events during the Christmas season, including the decorations at Biltmore, giant light displays and the Gingerbread House competition.
Asheville Events Calendar
Daily Events Calendar
Every Day of the Year: Search for a variety of events with our daily calendar that includes all of western North Carolina! Search for your particular interests and location. Easy!
Thanksgiving in Asheville
Thanksgiving Day & Weekend
November 24, 2016 to November 27, 2016
See things to do on the holiday weekend, including best restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Kick off the holiday season in style!
Christmas Day Asheville
Christmas Day & Week Dining, Attractions
December 24, 2016 to December 30, 2016
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, 2016
Head downtown Asheville for many choices for dining and music or dancing afterwards. See our New Year Celebrations and Things to Do.

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