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See the below calendars to find the best events and festivals of all sorts in Asheville and nearby towns in western North Carolina, no matter when you plan to visit! In addition to our "five" seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall & Holidays), we have special features for many holiday weekends. 

Asheville Festival & Event Calendars

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Top 100 Art Festivals & Events

See our favorite art festivals, events and shows this year in Asheville and surrounding towns in the western North Carolina mountains.

See our favorite art festivals, events and shows this year in Asheville and surrounding towns in the western North Carolina mountains.

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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!

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!

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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.

November & December: Find many events during our long holiday season, including Christmas at Biltmore, giant light displays and the Gingerbread House competition.

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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 - … read more

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.

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Live Music & Dancing, Downtown Asheville

Asheville offers a multitude of places to go for live music and dancing any day of the week.

Asheville offers a multitude of places to go for live music and dancing any day of the week.

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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… read more

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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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.

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.

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Thanksgiving Day & Weekend

See things to do on the holiday weekend, including the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Kick off the holiday season in style!

See things to do on the holiday weekend, including the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Kick off the holiday season in style!

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Christmas Day & Week Things to Do

Find things to do and restaurants open on Christmas Day and week in Asheville, Biltmore and the surrounding mountain towns.

Find things to do and restaurants open on Christmas Day and week in Asheville, Biltmore and the surrounding mountain towns.

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New Year's Eve

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.

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.

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Valentine's Week

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See our Top 20 Things to Do on Valentine's Day and Week in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains, with a photo tour of romantic getaway ideas.

See our Top 20 Things to Do on Valentine's Day and Week in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains, with a photo tour of romantic getaway ideas.

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Easter Weekend in Asheville

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Easter Weekend brings blooms, bunnies, egg hunts, Sunday brunch, sunrise services, and more in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains.

Easter Weekend brings blooms, bunnies, egg hunts, Sunday brunch, sunrise services, and more in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains.

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Mother's Day Weekend

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Find ideas for events and things to do with mom or grandma in Asheville and the mountains, including flowers, shopping, art, spas and more.

Find ideas for events and things to do with mom or grandma in Asheville and the mountains, including flowers, shopping, art, spas and more.

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Memorial Day Weekend

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Find many events, festivals and our top things to do to kick off summer during the holiday weekend in Asheville and the NC mountains.  

Find many events, festivals and our top things to do to kick off summer during the holiday weekend in Asheville and the NC mountains.  

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July 4th Week Festivals, Parades, Fireworks

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Much is happening throughout the Week of July 4th with many parades and fireworks on Independence Day - in Asheville and many small towns in western North Carolina mountains.

Much is happening throughout the Week of July 4th with many parades and fireworks on Independence Day - in Asheville and many small towns in western North Carolina mountains.

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Labor Day Weekend Events & Things to Do

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See our special list of top events, festivals and things to do during Labor Day Weekend in Asheville and the surrounding towns and mountains.

See our special list of top events, festivals and things to do during Labor Day Weekend in Asheville and the surrounding towns and mountains.

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