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Downtown After 5 Begins Friday

Downtown After 5 Begins Friday

2013 Marks 25th Anniversary of Asheville's Friday Night Street Festival. Get your dancing shoes ready! The 25th Anniversary Season of Downtown After 5 , presented by Harmony Motors, kicks off Friday, May 17 from 5-9 p.m. with Big Sam’s Funky Nation taking the stage following local opener, Empire Strikes Brass.  Taking place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown

Downtown After 5 Begins 2012 Season

Downtown After 5 Begins 2012 Season

Downtown's Free Music Festival Starts Tonight. The ever-popular  Downtown After 5  series begins tonight in the streets of Asheville. Headlining the event is  Velvet Truckstop , featuring keyboardist Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead) . The opening act is Analog Moon .  The event kicks off at the  Lexington Ave. stage  beginning at 5:00 and running until 9:00 PM. There

Asheville Earth Day: Win VIP Tickets!

Asheville Earth Day: Win VIP Tickets!

Free Festival in Downtown Asheville Celebrates Earth Day. The  5th annual Asheville Earth Day Festival  returns to downtown Asheville (Lexington Avenue)  this Saturday, April 21, 2012.   This f ree  family-friendly festival (how's that for alliteration?) features musicians from various genres, eco-friendly speakers, a Kids Village, Eco Village, poetry contest and

Willkommen bei Asheville

Willkommen bei Asheville

The 3rd annual Oktoberfest hits the downtown streets of Asheville this Saturday, October 8, starting at noon. The event takes place on Wall Street and offers a variety of local beer , live music and your favorite German foods... bratwurst anyone? The activities planned include a keg roll, a stein race and a costume contest. Be sure to don your lederhosen for a chance to win great prizes. Polka

Sourwood Festival Returns to Black Mountain

Sourwood Festival Returns to Black Mountain

Did you miss out on Bele Chere this year? There's still time to enjoy a summertime street festival. This weekend, August 13 and 14, in downtown Black Mountain , the Sourwood Festival kicks off for it's 34th year. This event has been gaining in popularity each year. There you will find over 200 vendors selling crafts, art, food and more. Enjoy sourwood honey demonstrations, live entertainment, and

Happening Now! Photos & Video From Bele Chere

Happening Now! Photos & Video From Bele Chere

Bele Chere has officially kicked off in the streets of downtown Asheville . Here's some scenes from today that will give you a taste of what to expect. Local Vendors Best deal I saw for street food Ultimate Air Dogs! Clothing & Art Street Scene Silver Drummer A Taste of Asheville - local eats Questions? Look for the information signs Street scene Incredible Art Enjoy this video by Big Nasty

Fashion Tips for Bele Chere

Fashion Tips for Bele Chere

Local Ashevillian and writer for the Mountain Xpress, Alli Marshall , has outlined her fashion do's and don'ts for this year's Bele Chere festival. Never fear though, if you find yourself unprepared there are plenty of places around town to shop for the items you need. Do: • Wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat. Skip the ball cap (you'll sunburn your ears) and try a wide-brimmed straw hat, a

Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Bele Chere

Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Bele Chere

If you're looking for a way to beat the traffic around the downtown area for this year's Bele Chere then you should definitely take advantage of the multiple shuttles available. Full details below: The City of Asheville will provide continuous express shuttle service and free parking for Bele Chere, July 29-31. To use these services, attendees should park at one of two designated locations and

Bele Chere Best Bets: Insider Tips

Bele Chere Best Bets: Insider Tips

An Asheville summertime tradition kicks off this week in the streets of downtown. Starting this Friday you can enjoy the sights and sounds that have made Bele Chere the largest street festival in the southeast. Here are some insider tips on what's hot, what's new and what festival favorites will be returning. More Music: This year, bands performing at Bele Chere will be playing extended 90 minute