Bele Chere beginnings

On Thursday, July 22, Bele Chere started with the golf-cart brigades — skads of volunteers and city staffer on foot, buzzing around in carts, setting up street barriers, unloading garbage and recycling barrels, walking around with clipboards and cell phones… By midday on Friday, the streets, the booths, the vendors, the police, the bands, the stages will all be ready for the flood of Bele Chere visitors.

From setup to cleanup, throughout the entire weekend, we’ll post Bele Chere photos of all the action we can capture in our photo gallery. You can submit your own too: Send them to (with BELE CHERE PHOTOS in the subject line), or post them at Flickr (tag them with belechere).
photos by Margaret Williams

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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