The warming temperatures of the spring season are ideal for enjoying an array of special springtime activities in the Asheville area.
North Carolina In The Spring
Spring is spectacular at Biltmore Estate where a breathtaking display of more than 100,000 tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths in the Walled Garden take center stage. Activity choices include float trips, carriage rides, horseback riding, off-road Land Rover adventures, kayaking, hiking and much more.
Arts & Crafts Antique Show and Conference
For the past nineteen years Arts and Crafts enthusiasts – including new collectors, veterans, curators, craftsperson, authors, builders, architects, designers, editors, and bungalow owners – have traveled to the Blue Ridge Mountains and The Grove Park Inn for this show.
Asheville HATCHfest Creative Artists Festival
With events being held in prime downtown locations including Asheville Area Arts Council (front gallery), Echo Mountain Studios, Fine Arts Theatre, Pack Place and The Orange Peel. Film screenings, concerts and exhibits from groundbreaking artists from around the world will occupy these venues. HATCHfest’s mission is to encourage economic development through mentorship, educational panels and labs. All educational events will be free to the general public.
Weaverville Art Safari
Weaverville, 10 miles north of Asheville, is the home and workplace of many of the area artists. The core activities of the Weaverville Art Safari are self-guided driving tours of the various artists’ studios, tucked away in the countryside communities of Weaverville, Barnardsville, and Alexander. Free.
Biltmore Village May Day Festival
First Saturday of May. May Day Festival includes a traditional may pole dance, live music, Victorian-clad & white-dressed May Day greeters, strolling musicians and horse-drawn carriage rides. Everyone is invited to enjoy this free event which is re-creating the popular early 1900s Biltmore Village May Day Festival sanctioned by Mrs. Vanderbilt. Please bring canned food items as a donation to MANNA Food Bank.