Fall LEAF Global Arts Festival 2024

  • Lake Eden

  • Address: 377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Dates: October 17, 2024 - October 20, 2024
  • Recurrence: 10/17/2024, 10/18/2024, 10/19/2024, 10/20/2024
  • Admission: Price varies

Travel the word — through music, culture, and the arts! Enjoy the 52nd LEAF Global Arts Festival, a tradition since 1995, through a spirited celebration of our local and global community. Headlining artists are international thought leaders, Culture Keepers, and inspiring activists through their art. The family-friendly festival features lake and mountain adventures, camping, workshops, healing arts, a makers market, and much more!

LEAF Global Arts continues our theme for 2024 — World Changers: Artists & Activists. This year, we celebrate the extraordinary global citizens who not only create art but also champion causes that resonate with the heartbeat of humanity. These are the voices that echo in the halls of change, the hands that paint the canvas of a better tomorrow. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their crafts; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

This call to art and activism can be seen, felt, and shared at LEAF Global Arts Festival, held each October at beautiful, historic Lake Eden. launched in 1995, LEAF Festival was created as an intergenerational gathering of family and friends to experience the power of music, art, and culture to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. 

What makes LEAF Global Arts Festival stand out from other festivals?

1) It’s one of the best small world music festivals for families. This is a safe, community-oriented event for the whole family, with kids adventures and workshops, family-friendly arts and performance, and childcare options

2) It offers a depth of cultural experience. Visit the LEAF Global Arts Festival to connect to the world and each other through live music, dance, performance arts, healing arts workshops and practitioners, the longest continually running poetry slam in the world, mountain drum circle, and so much more!

3) Location, location, location: Historic and inspiring Lake Eden is a stunning natural preserve offering camp and lake outdoor adventures — or just relax and enjoy the mountain views.

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