Category Archive: Festivals & Parades

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Live music emanated from the UNC Asheville quad as people of all ages gathered for the third annual Mindfulness Festival on April 23, the day after Earth Day. Hula-hoopers, slack-liners, and barefoot attendees enjoyed the weather and browsed the 25 different vendor’s stations, while bands such as Jahman Brahman and I, Star performed in front […]

Third Annual Food Truck Showdown

Third Annual Food Truck Showdown

The Asheville Masonic Temple hosted the Third Annual Food Truck Showdown on April 2 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event featured almost 15 food trucks as well as music, a V.I.P. section and puppies from the Humane Society. Attendees could pay for the chance to vote for their favorite food truck. “We’re raising […]

Underground Music Scene

Underground Music Scene

Asheville is well known for it’s music scene, but not everyone knows about the existence of Asheville’s underground music scene. In many of the basements, garages, backyards and living rooms of local neighborhood houses you can find collaborative musical acts performing their own creative style. Some house dwellers have committed their living space to help […]

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Asheville Mardi Gras held their ninth annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Asheville on Sunday. The parade lined up on Wall St. and began to move at 3:05 pm. According to the Asheville Mardi Gras’s website, the parade marched down Battery Park Avenue before moving through Haywood Street, finally looping back to Battery Park Avenue […]

Elevate’s Open House

Elevate’s Open House

Elevate, a Christian organization, offers affordable classes for the Asheville community. These classes offer everything from ballet to after school care. Each class is usually around six dollars. On Feb. 6, Elevate hosted an open house at their church to show off the various classes they offer throughout the year. “We just want to make […]

Winter Warmer Beer Festival

Winter Warmer Beer Festival

Booze, pretzels and live music could all be found at the U.S. Cellular Center this past Saturday during the MountainTrue Winter Warmer Beer Festival. Celebrating it’s ninth year, the event rescheduled for February 6 due to snow conditions in the previous weekend. This year’s roster based more local breweries after tightened regulations made it difficult for out-of-state beers to be tapped […]

Asheville Mardi Gras

Asheville Mardi Gras

Layne Pierce   An estimated 10,000 people lined up on the streets of Battery Park Avenue, Haywood Street and Page Avenue to get a glimpse of the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, Feb. 7th. The event included a wide barrage of costumes from Steampunk Skeletons to Samurai Werewolves. “Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, will […]

Asheville Zombiewalk, 2014

Asheville Zombiewalk, 2014

After a year hiatus, the Asheville Zombiewalk was back in force Sunday afternoon with a gathering in Ashton Park, followed by a scavenger hunt through downtown.  

Bele Chere 2013

Bele Chere 2013

The (perhaps) final Bele Chere managed to make it through Saturday without being rained out. Here are photos from Friday and Saturday. More will be added throughout the weekend.