September 4, 2016
LAAF (Living Asheville Arts Festival) is a very fun 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. Hours are 11 AM-9 PM.
Three stages 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. This participatory, innovative, art-focused street festival that strengthens our local community. The LAAFF Festival has long been known for bringing the “weird” out of Asheville with an emphasis on sustainability and authenticity. It was previously called the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival.
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. The three stages of music will be playing from Noon until 9 PM. The All that Jazz stage features jazz music while the Walnut Stage will showcase experimental groups.
LAAFF is an experience for the entire family. Through creativity, we can more effectively contribute to preserving our resources and thus ensuring that there is comfort and prosperity for all. LAAFF seeks to be a catalyst for the creativity and community building that will lead to these positive developments for all members of the Asheville community.
UnifireTheater will bring Asheville's own premiere fire performance and arts entertainment.
No pets, biking, skating or outside alcohol allowed within festival area. It's free to attend. See more Fall Festivals and Events.