Summer 2021 Update: As more individuals are getting vaccinated, the state is slowly lifting restrictions on large gatherings, which include summer festivals. Because our favorite festivals and events take a lot of time and effort to plan, some organizers may postpone or confirm events later than usual. We are working hard to update these events as we receive news and encourage you to check back for the latest info. See our COVID updates page for more info.
Summer brings so many great festivals and events to Asheville and the western North Carolina mountains, including our many small towns. Here are our favorites! Also, see special features for Memorial Day Weekend and July 4th Week. For events throughout the year, see our list of seasonal calendars.
June, July & August Events & Festivals, Asheville & NC Mountains
(2020 EVENT CANCELED)A festive day at New Belgium Brewery on the French Broad River near downtown Asheville with live music, food trucks, craft beers, and more - benefits RiverLink. Our favorite is the Anything that Floats Parade competition. Free admission.