Festivals and Events

Check out the many Blue Ridge Festivals and Events that enliven the mountainsides, valleys and communities of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area!*

*This is only a partial list of Blue Ridge events and festivals--there are many more events you may discover when you click on the listings for each month. 

There are a wide variety of Blue Ridge festivals and events to attend throughout the year in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Nationally known Blue Ridge festivals in and near Asheville include Bele Chere, Moogfest, LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival), HATCHFest, LAAFF (Lexington Ave Art and Fun Festival), Beer City, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Mountain Sports Festival, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, and many more.

Visitors and residents can also attend many exciting and engaging weekly and monthly Blue Ridge events in the NC mountains including Dowtown After 5 in Asheville, Shindig on the Green, Voice of the Blue Ridge cinema events, and more.

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Top photo:  Mountain Dance & Folk Festival by Jerry Nelson.

Bottom photo:  Mount Mitchell Craft Fair, courtesy of Yancey County Chamber of Commerce.