It's so exciting to watch the transformation of our French Broad River waterfront in Asheville during the last decade. Much of the amazing progress is thanks to the hard-working non-profit group RiverLink. Both RiverFest and RiverMusic events in West Asheville are a fun way to raise money for them for the environmental and economic revitalization of the river as a place to live, work and play.
RiverFest & Anything That Floats Parade
August 18, 2018: This annual fundraiser celebrates the French Broad River. It's held at New Belgium Brewing (21 Craven Street) on the river near downtown Asheville 12-8 PM with live music, local beer, food trucks and more. Admission is free. The festival is the finish line for the very fun and zany Anything That Floats Parade. Watch the rafters arrive from their float from French Broad River Park. You are also welcome to enter the competition by building an outrageous raft, float or flotilla. Winners will be chosen in four categories: most creative, green machine, funniest and judge's choice. Don't forget the costumes!
RiverLink’s RiverMusic 2018: June 8, July 6, September 7
Unwind on these Friday evenings riverside with a free concert at New Belgium Brewing also (21 Craven Street). No pets or outside food is allowed. Local food and drinks are for purchase. 5-9:30 PM
See our favorite things to do on the French Broad River in Asheville.
For more info on RiverFest & RiverMusic, go to their Web site.