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Asheville Memorial Day 2015 Weekend Events!

Here is a great list of 2015 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Asheville!


May 22-24, 2015: Mountain Sports Festival
Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or a newbie trying an event for the first time, the annual Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville offers something for you.
Read more about the Mountain Sports Festival.

The Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports festival that celebrates community, athletics and local business.

The free festival showcases the terrain, environment and unique culture of Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains. The Mountain Sports Festival is organized by a volunteer group of community oriented citizens dedicated to the presenting of a well balanced series of events that encourages participation on all levels.

Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, 2015 marks the 15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival. This year promises build on previous years and bring a wide variety of events in the mountains, throughout town, and on the river, an array of musical talent will perform on the Wells Fargo Main Stage each day, and Pisgah Brewing Company and local food vendors will be available to fill your belly.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors and our hardworking and dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, the festival continues to remain free to the thousands of attendees each year! We look forward to seeing you Carrier Park this Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate 15 years of Mountain Sports Festival!

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May 22-24, 2015: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
Celebrating the Vaudeville Revival here in Asheville. See renowned circus and burlesque artists from around the world. They promise fashion, contortion, trapeze, and tease!
Read more about the Burlesque & Sideshow Festival.

The Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival is now in our NINTH year of celebrating the Vaudeville Revival here in Asheville. Three thousand people have reveled in the company of our satin and sparkle, our unicorn-feathered starlets and our fish-eyed zombie boys.

Nominated for Best Show in the Mountain Xpress Readers Choice Awards, ABSfest has attracted renowned circus and burlesque artists from across the USA, as well as Scotland, Germany, and Japan. We offer fashion, contortion, trapeze, and tease!

In a world now brimming with Burlesque Festivals, from Vegas to Amsterdam, ABSfest is known for embodying the true spirit of Vaudeville and nurturing creativity and empowerment.

The festival is one of several annual productions of Future of Tradition, a seminal force in the underground Asheville arts community since 1999. ABSfest has spawned a sister event, the Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival in Richmond, VA, now in its third year, and festival Producer Lauren ‘Madame Onça’ O’Leary travels internationally teaching and performing bellydance, music and stagecraft. www.hardestworkingwomaninshowbusiness.com

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May 23-24, 2015: Kenilworth Artists Open Studio Tour
Kenilworth neighborhood, just five minutes from downtown Asheville, annual Open Studio Tour features 20+ jewelers, painters, glass-workers, fabric artists, potters, woodworkers, photographers, and more!
See our Kenilworth Art Studio Tour Guide.

Saturday, May 23rd  10am - 5pm
Sunday, May 24th  10am - 5pm
Kenilworth is a quaint, wooded neighborhood located adjacent to the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.    
The Studio Tour is an annual event comprised of and run by artists living in the Kenilworth community.  Since 2008, artists have opened their homes and studios, allowing hundreds of visitors to meet them personally,  learn a little about the process and shop for handmade items with a good story. 
We hope you are able to join in the fun each year on Memorial Day weekend!


May 22-30, 2015: Asheville Beer Week
Many events throughout the week, including beer tastings, dinners, and much more. Beer City Festival on May 30.
See our Asheville Beer Week Guide.

t’s time to celebrate all things craft beer at Asheville Beer Week. The fourth annual Asheville Beer Week is on the books! Mark your calendars for May 22 – May 30, 2015. Come see why 26 breweries were started here and still call Western North Carolina home. And, find out what drew Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and New Belgium to build second homes here.

Asheville Beer Week will feature an amazing line-up of tastings, dinners, beer education and other beer-related fun (and nonsense). Asheville Beer Week culminates with Asheville’s sixth annual Beer City Festival on May 30, where dozens of breweries (and plenty of live music) will transform Roger McGuire Green into, oh, shall we say, beer paradise.

Head over to facebook.com/AVLBeerWeek and give us like to stay in the know, and follow us on Twitter at @AVLBeerWeek and Instagram at @avlbeerweek.

What is Asheville Beer Week?

Asheville Beer Week is an annual event celebrating a vital (and delicious) business (and pleasure) sector in WNC—craft beer! Supported by Asheville Brewers Alliance, ABW is organized by a volunteer committee of regional beer industry people.

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