Don’t miss out on these summer WNC favorites

6 Asheville Events To Attend In August

It is almost back to school time, however we are not ready to say goodbye to summer! There is still so much of it left to enjoy. Asheville is fun year-round, and this August is no exception. These festivals and events are always something to look forward to. As we close in on leaf season and beautiful fall weather, take the last moments of summer to enjoy these Asheville events.

LEAF Downtown

Friday, August 3 – 3 – 10pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 9am – 10pm

The 4th annual event is family-friendly, free, and full of fun in downtown Asheville. Experience art, music, culture, and food at this street style festival in Pack Square. Saturday offers a 5k starting at 9am. There will be three stages for entertainment and local buskers in various locations.

Mamma Mia @ Flat Rock Playhouse

Sing the night away to ABBA classics at the Flat Rock playhouse mainstage where they put on ‘Mamma Mia’! Tickets range from $17-$55.

August 1 – 18, 2018. Shows Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday with a 2pm and 7:30 pm showing. Sunday 2pm showing on August 5th and 12th.

Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair

Friday, August 3 – 9am – 5pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 9am – 5pm

The weekend street event draws over 200 artists, craftspeople, musicians and food vendors from North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and beyond, and attracts thousands of people to Burnsville Town Square. Take a nice stroll and listen to some quality bluegrass at this top Western North Carolina summer festival.

Downtown After 5

Friday, August 17 – 5pm-10pm

Head to Lexington Ave to listen to live music and dance or mingle the night away. Featuring Southern Avenue who is rooted in soul, gospel and blues. The Fritz will open.


Sunday, Aug 26 – 12pm-7pm

Float down the French Broad at the Anything That Floats Parade. There will be live music, local beer, and vendors.

Visit the website for more information

Dirty Dancing Festival

Friday, August 24 – 5pm – 11pm

Saturday, August 25 – 9am – 5:30 pm

Who can’t forget the famous dancing scene with Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze from the iconic romance movie? Each year, this festival celebrates the iconic film with movie-inspired dance and music, arts and entertainment. Grab some friends and get ready to relive the moments of our all-time favorite movie!


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