May 2012 Events

Festival of Flowers

May 1st - 20th, 2012

27th Annual Festival of Flowers at the Biltmore Estate continues with stunning floral displays,  azaleas and countless other fl ... Read more »

The 23rd Annual Asheville Herb Festival

May 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2012

Get advice from herb growers and vendors, gardening and landscape specialists and browse the best & largest selection of herb plan ... Read more »

Drum Circle

May 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, 2012

  A true Ashevillian Event since 2001. Come join the fun as the crowd  gathers at Prichard Park each Friday evening through t ... Read more »

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

May 5th - September 1st, 2012

A fascinating new exhibit at The North Carolina Arboretum based on Amy Stewart’s book “Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lin ... Read more »

Big Love Fest

Sunday May 6, 2012

Free Event at Pack Square Park with local musicians, two music stages, local beer and food, fun family activities and lots of arts ... Read more »

LEAF - Lake Eden Arts Festival

May 10th - 13th, 2012

Multi-cultural music, arts, dance and outdoor adventures abound at this Family Friendly festival that “connects cultures and cre ... Read more »

North Carolina Arboretum Event

May 12 - May 15, 2012

Dahlia Tuber Sale and Mum Cutting Sale Carolinas Dahlia Society and North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Saturday, May 12 and Tues ... Read more »

Mothers Day Special at Chimney Rock

May 12th & 13th, 2012

Mom’s ticket is free with the purchase of one regularly priced adult ticket at Chimney Rock State Park. More Information ... Read more »

"Off the Beaten Path" Spring Wildflower Walk

May 12th, 2012

This three mile Guided hike will take you along multiple trails surrounded by blooming wildflowers. Chimney Rock State Park. Free ... Read more »

Asheville Symphony: The Pines of Rome

May 12th, 2012

Season finale concert. Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Piano and Violin featuring two of Ameri ... Read more »

Weaverville Art Safari

May 12th & 13th, 2012

Free self guided tour of artists’ home studios in Weaverville and Barnardsville. Preceded Friday, May 11th by a gala preview par ... Read more »

Tour de Falls

May 12th & 13th, 2012

Visit four of DuPont State Forests spectacular sites by shuttle bus. Held only twice a year – Mothers Day and in October – fro ... Read more »

Second Saturday in River Arts District

May 12th, 2012

An opportunity to shop, explore, and learn in Asheville's River Art District. Second Saturdays feature special events, classes, op ... Read more »

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

May 12th & 26th 2012

First in a series of plant clinics this summer to help you diagnose and solve gardening questions. Free at the WNC Farmers Market. ... Read more »

Downtown After Five

May 18th, 2012

The 24th Summer Season! Free live music and entertainment in downtown Asheville supporting local businesses and entertainers. Feat ... Read more »

Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society Exhibition

May 19th & 20th, 2012

“A Day of Roses” at the North Carolina Arboretum. Enjoy Award-winning roses of every color and size. Educational programs and ... Read more »

Montford Music and Arts Festival

May 19th, 2012

In its 9th year Montford Music and Arts Festival is the largest one day Free music and arts celebration in WNC. Over 100 vendors s ... Read more »


May 23rd, 2012

Featuring powerful Celtic music and synchronized Irish step-dancing, Riverdance tells the story of Irish history, culture and immi ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

May 24th - June 3rd, 2012

The First Annual Asheville Beer Week Sample the brews and meet the makers this “week” (actually 11 days!) of Special Events, ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The 21st Amendment Pint Night at The Thirsty Monk. French Broad Cask Night at the French Broad Brewing Company. Sierra Nevada Ta ... Read more »

Garden Jubilee

May 26th & 27th, 2012

8 Blocks of Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville blooms with 1000’s of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hard to find ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Saturday, May 26th

“Just Brew-it” Home Brew Competition at Wedge Brewing Company. Has House Harriers Brew Run at Carrier Park. Free to run. Mou ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Sunday, May 27th

LaZoom Local Beer Run. Brewery Ommegang and Cornhole Tournament at The Thirsty Monk. Beer Week Rootball Championship at The Root ... Read more »

Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival

May 28th, 2012

Live entertainment including folk ballads, instrumentals, and spiritual songs on the grounds of the Carl Sandburg National Histori ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Chimay Pint Night at The Thirsty Monk Scotty’s Scavenger Hunt at Highland Brewing Company. Greg Engert at Moe’s Original Bar ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Tuesday, May 29th. 2012

Southern Tier Day at the Mellow Mushroom. Tasty Tacos and Tasty Brews at White Duck Taco Shop. Dogfish Head Rare Beer and Pint N ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Cask of Terrapin’s Easy Rider and Stone Pint Night at The Thirsty Monk. Beer Week Brew Release Party at Asheville Brewing Compa ... Read more »

Asheville Beer Week

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Barleys Special Keg Night at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria Jacobin Blending Seminar at The Thirsty Monk. Home Brewer’s Night ... Read more »