Asheville Best Events & Festivals

Top Events & Festivals in Asheville & Western NC

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.

2020 EVENT UPDATES: Most Summer events have been canceled. Because it is hard to know how COVID will impact Fall events, expect some changes or cancelations to happen in accordance to NC's current guidelines to keep people safe. We will update events as we get new info. You can find COVID Travel Updates here

Asheville Festival & Event Calendars

Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Weekend Events & Things to Do
September 04, 2020 to September 07, 2020
See our special list of top events, festivals and things to do during Labor Day Weekend in Asheville and the surrounding towns and mountains.
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.
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 26, 2020 to November 29, 2020
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 Things to Do
December 19, 2020 to December 27, 2020
Find things to do and restaurants open on Christmas Day and week in Asheville, Biltmore and the surrounding mountain towns.
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
December 31, 2020
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.
Valentines Asheville NC
Valentine's Week
February 08, 2020 to February 16, 2020
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.
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.
Easter Weekend in Asheville
Easter Weekend in Asheville
April 10, 2020 to April 12, 2020
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
May 09, 2020 to May 10, 2020
Find ideas for events and things to do with mom or grandma in Asheville and the mountains, including flowers, shopping, art, spas and more.
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!
Live Music
Live Music & Dancing, Downtown Asheville
Asheville offers a mulitude of places to go for live music and dancing any day of the week.
Asheville Art Festivals
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.
Memorial Day Weekend NC
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020
Find many events, festivals and our top things to do to kick off summer during the holiday weekend in Asheville and the NC mountains.  
July 4th
July 4th Week Festivals, Parades, Fireworks
July 01, 2020 to July 05, 2020
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.
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.
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