Annual Events & Festivals
Calling all festies, sponsors & explorers
Festivals, parades, celebrations and competitions are keeping guests in high-spirits all year 'round. No matter what month you decide to stop by, our Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown will have you in the heart of the action.
August – Biltmore Outdoor Concerts, Village Art & Craft Fair, LEAF Downtown Asheville, Mountain Dance & Folk Festival, Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, New Belgium Brewing Company Grand Opening, Wood Day at Folk Art Center, Riverfest, Sourwood Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, 5Point Film Festival, Shindig on the Green (thru Sept), Dirty Dancing Festival, Lake Lure Olympiad, Asheville Wine & Food Festival, Organicfest
September – NC Apple Festival, Asheville Blueridge PRIDE Festival, Asheville Running Experience, LAAFF Festival, NC Mountain State Fair, Goombay Festival, RailFest, West Asheville Garden Stroll, Heritage Weekend, Mountain Life Festival, Flock to the Rock Birding Weekend, Farm Tour
October – UNCA Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, Blue Ridge Pride, Forest Festival at Cradle of Forestry, Colorfest Arts Fest in Dillsboro, Heritage Folk Festival in Mars Hill, Asheville Art in the Park, Oktoberfest Downtown Asheville, Church Street Waynesville Art & Craft Show, Bonsai Expo at NC Arboretum, Spruce Pine Potters & Heritage Fest, LEAF Festival, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Chili Cook Off & Fall Festival, Apple Harvest Festival, NOCtoberfest, Downtown Brevard Halloweenfest
November – Christmas at Biltmore (thru Jan), Taste of Asheville, Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum, Asheville Holiday Parade, National Gingerbread House Competition (thru Jan)
December – An Old Fashioned Dickens of a Christmas Festival, Lake Julian Festival of Lights, Santa on the Chimney at Chimney Rock State Park, Montford Home Tour, Jingle Bells Trolley Train Ride on the Craggy Mountain Line, A Swannanoa Solstice