A fantastic world cultural arts festival returns to downtown Asheville for the second year! LEAF Community Arts brings back LEAF Downtown after a huge first year. These folks know how to present a great shindig since they host the big LEAF Festival twice a year in Black Mountain for more than 20 years. Celebrate communities, creativity, diversity, and families in the heart of downtown in Pack Square Park. Their belief is that music and art has the power to cross all social and cultural boundaries, and bring people together to learn, grow, and celebrate our diversity through creativity. These two days will be filled with international music, art, workshops, great food and drinks and plenty of family activities. There's a big emphasis on local talent. There is no admission charge!
August 5-6, 2017
Saturday 12 Noon-10 PM and Sunday 12 Noon-6 PM.
Enjoy the best soul, funk, R&B and world music talent on three stages. More than 80 culinary and craft vendors are handpicked and roaming performers delight. They'll also have the LEAF Art Dash 5k on Saturday at 9 AM.
To complete the festive environment, there'll be costume tents, roaming kids artists, puppets, jugglers, face painting, the Wandering Swordsman, parades and circus arts.