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Spring Events To Check Out In Western NC

Asheville and the surrounding areas are full of beautiful views, great food, amazing culture and things to do! If you live in the area or are planning on visiting soon, here are some fun events to check out this season...

Biltmore Blooms

Friday, April 1, 2022 to Thursday, May 26, 2022

This festival of flowers celebrates two months of spring blooms that include 75,000+ tulips, orchids, azaleas, and elaborate floral displays inside Biltmore House.

Downtown After Five

Friday, April 15, 2022

Enjoy live music, food, and beer at this big outdoor concert in downtown Asheville. Free admission, 5-9 PM.

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest

Sunday, April 24, 2022

This festival at Highland Brewing Company includes hands-on fun, tastings, chef competition, milking demonstrations, panel discussions, workshops, and products from more than 20 local food vendors.

Uncommon Market

Repeats every month on the 22 of May 1 times. Sunday, April 24, 2022

Asheville’s largest curated, pop-up market for antiques, art, vintage decor, jewelry, and beyond is in the River Arts District. Rain or shine. 10 AM-4 PM. (1 Foundy Street)

WNC Bigfoot Festival

Friday, May 13, 2022 to Saturday, May 14, 2022

A quirky festival that celebrates the legendary Sasquatch, held in downtown Marion, 36 miles east of Asheville. In addition to Bigfoot-themed items and local crafts, talk with sighters from across the country with evidence that it exists. Calling contest too!

Asheville Beer Week

Friday, May 27, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

Experience the largest annual celebration of craft beer in Asheville and western NC with a big variety of beer-related events including releases and tastings paired with music, food and great settings.

Lake Lure Spring Arts Festival

Saturday, May 28, 2022 to Monday, May 30, 2022

See and buy craft and art by 90+ artists from many different disciplines during Memorial Day Weekend. Also enjoy entertainment, food vendors and the beauty of the lake. Free admission. 119 Arcade St, Lake Lure

Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts

Saturday, May 28, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022

See 100+ regional, local and national artists and craft artisans with fine jewelry, a big variety of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Downtown Asheville (80 Court Plaza). Free admission. 10 AM-5 PM.

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