In 1928, city officials, business owners and residents came together to launch the inaugural Rhododendron Festival.
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IN PHOTOS: Asheville Holiday Parade
Crowds flocked to fill the streets of downtown Asheville for the annual holiday parade.
Folkmoot parade through Pack Square
As part of its finale weekend, Folkmoot’s dance troupes paraded through downtown Asheville and gave short performances at Pack Square. Read more about the folk dance and cultural festival here.
Folkmoot expands programs, adds Asheville events
Folkmoot USA — an annual cultural festival, now in its 33rd year — brings about 200 folk dancers and musicians from around the world. The chock-full schedule, which includes the Many Cultures Kids Carnival, a global issues forum and a number of Asheville-based happenings (a parade, a theater performance and a dance party) runs from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 21.
In photos: Asheville Mardi Gras parade 2016
This year’s theme was saints and sinners, and the 2016 Asheville Mardi Gras parade brought thousands out in sunny weather to watch the spectacle.
Creep factor: Where to haunt, howl, rock, roll, trick, treat and celebrate this Halloween
Halloween only falls on a Saturday every six years, so that’s one more reason to go all out this year. When planning your costume, steer clear anything too heavy, tight or restrictive because the offerings in and around Western North Carolina promise plenty of dancing.
In (more) photos: Asheville Mardi Gras Parade and Queen’s Ball
It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball.
The Asheville Holiday Parade as told by Ashevilleans
The Asheville Holiday Parade draws a crowd in downtown Asheville, winding around Biltmore, Patton and French Broad Avenues and ending on Charlotte Street.
Mardi Gras parade brings color to gray downtown Asheville day
Hundreds turned out in the cold rain to watch the local Mardi Gras parade downtown.
(photos by Bill Rhodes)
G.A. Davis and Sara Day fire beads and birdseed out of their canon on Haywood Street.
Mardi Gras comes to Asheville
On Jan. 21 I attended Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff with Art and Oddities Auction at Tressa’s and it was fabulous! The place was dripping in purple, green and gold, and packed with friendly folks of all ages and backgrounds in costumes from lavish to frivolous, sampling sumptuous dishes that rivaled the fare at our […]
Mardi Gras nears — the king and queen await your pleasure
Asheville’s Mardi Gras parade will kick off at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19. There’s still lots of time to get your krewe together and your costume prepared.
Santa bringing up the rear of the holiday parade
Santa brings up the rear of the annual Asheville Holdiay Parade
Scenes from the 2011 Asheville Holiday Parade
Annual holiday parade in downtown Asheville, Nov. 19: To see more images click on this Image Slideshow.
Video of the 2011 Asheville Holiday Parade
Xpress presents this brief overview of the annual holiday parade through downtown Asheville, which is now in its 65th year.
Wondering what to do this Saturday?
November 20 is one of those days when everything is happening all at once. Lots of good stuff, too, so you’ll probably have to pick and choose. Or ace your time management skills. Offerings include a parade, a rare Stephaniesid (pictured) performance, singer/songwriter E-S Guthrie (formerly of The New Familiars) playing solo and steampunk at the Boiler Room. And more. So much more.