Art in the Park 2015
June 13, 20, 27
10 AM-5 PM
Asheville Art in the Park returns to Pack Square in downtown Asheville with some of the finest artists in the region. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. Free admission. See more great Art Events & Festivals.
Stroll around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley’s marvelous fountain and experience the textures and forms of a truly unique garden. You will not only be participating in an art market, but you will be part of a cycle of giving as 10% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local art non-profit organization.
Asheville Art in the Park transforms Pack Square into an artistic garden of wondrous diversity. Artists will personally exhibit their creations, formed with materials from the planet’s very marrow – including glass, ceramics, woodworking, metalsmithing and the fabric arts.
From pottery to jewelry to sculpture and two-dimensional art, the market promises a tantalizing bouquet of contemporary and traditional mountain art and crafts.
June 19, 2015
Downtown After Five provides free live music concerts in downtown Asheville every third Friday, May through September. Thousands gather on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass, 5-9 PM for the free event, celebrating its 25th year!
Thirsty concert-goers find local brews from Highland Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company. Plus, regional favorites Sierra Nevada and SweetWater Brewing as well as national brands from Budweiser of Asheville and Empire Distributing will be on tap. Wine and water will also be available for purchase. To purchase alcohol, show a valid picture ID and buy a $2 wristband. Proceeds from wristband sales benefits local non-profits.
From sandwiches to pizza and ice cream to tacos, food vendors offer a something for everyone’s taste.
Downtown After 5 is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and features a solar-powered stage, complimentary bike corral, compostable food and beverage containers, and staffed recycling and compost bins.
The 49th annual Shindig on the Green, the free mountain bluegrass music and dance festival, returns to its longtime home in the center of downtown Asheville, on Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park in front of the Asheville City Hall.
Locals and visitors gather “along about sundown,” or at seven o’clock for those who wear a watch. Musicians and dancers from across Western North Carolina gather to share the region's stirring Southern Appalachian mountain culture and traditions.
Click image above once to see and listen to the Shindig on the Green from back in 2007. See more YouTube Asheville videos.
Shindig on the Green
Shindig on the Green
Don't miss one of our favorite authentic events of the year, and we at RomanticAsheville.com are thrilled to be a sponsor.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stake out a spot on the "green." But don't sit in your chair the entire time. Performers go on stage for just two numbers each, so the real jewel is the clusters of musicians that get together for informal jam sessions under the trees and on the sidewalk. Anyone can join in! Learn some new moves at one of the street dances.
Bring picnic food or buy food there. Concessions are provided by Okie Dokies Smokehouse and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe. Dogs, alcohol and smoking are all prohibited in Pack Square Park.
Parking is available in marked and metered spaces throughout downtown Asheville (free after 6 PM). Across College Street from Pack Square Park is the Buncombe County's Charlotte Street Parking Deck with parking for $1 per hour.
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