With warm weather comes plenty of can’t-miss events, which we have rounded up for you below to put on your calendars.☀️
🦨 | If you’re ready ready to find your new favorite band, the Spring Skunk Music Festival is May 13–15 in Greer, SC (about an hour and a half south of here). Ticket prices, lineup, and more are tentative as COVID-19 is monitored.
🧵 | If you’re looking for some crafty market fun, head to Art in the Park on June 12, 19, and 26 at Pack Square from 10a.m.–5p.m. You can also head to BurntShirt Vineyards on May 6 + 7 for The Craft Market, a two-day craft market set to happen rain or shine.
🎼 | If you’re a music lover, you’ll find The Grey Eagle’s full calendar of musical events here. You can also find a mix of virtual + in person music events on the Isis Music Hall calendar. And be sure to check out GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills, weekly pod-based concerts beginning April 17.
🎨 | If you’re feeling artsy + looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, head to Greenville, SC for Artisphere, a three-day, outdoor event with 100+ artists’ works in various mediums including: furniture, glass, jewelry, woodwork, sculpture, metalwork, fiber, and more.
🌳 | If you’re into bonsai trees, workshops, and free demonstrations, check out the Carolina Bonsai Expo at NC Arboretum on June 12 + 13.
🏙️ | If you’re into all things downtown Asheville, the 2nd annual downtown Asheville Memorial Day Weekend Festival is May 29 + 30.
🥃 | If you want to celebrate Amos Owens, local moonshiner, take a trip to Forest City for the Cherry Bounce Festival. You’ll find crafts, NC musicians, samples from local distilleries, and more.
🌸 | If you’re looking for a mix of flowers, crafts, community booths, and live music, head to Bakersville for the Rhododendron Festival on June 18 + 19.
🍓 | If farmers markets + community shared agriculture is your jam, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of markets and CSAs open now or opening soon you can check out as warmer weather approaches.
☀️ | If you’re looking for a list of patios to enjoy the spring weather, check out this list of 80+ patios Asheville has to offer.
🐦 | If you think birdwatching might be a good springtime hobby to explore, check out this list of birds to be on the lookout for this season. We are absolutely tickled about the Tufted Titmouse.