7 Exclusive Spring Events You Must See in Asheville
Can you believe that spring is almost here?! Here in Asheville, NC, we can definitely believe it! The sun is starting to warm the blooms just waiting to burst forth from the still-slightly-wintery soil, and the first signs of spring life are twittering in the trees.
Spring is such a brilliant season, bursting with rejuvenating flowery sights and sweet sounds and delicious scents! Yet it is all too fleeting. Which is why it is time right now to start planning your spring vacation at one of our stunning Asheville, NC, cabins! Here are 7 of the best, most beautiful celebrations and festivals that you can discover in Asheville, NC, this spring!
What could be more relaxing than being surrounded by a garden of vibrant flowers? Expert gardeners and horticulturists at Biltmore create an enchanting landscape that wows all of their visitors. Spring transforms the Biltmore Estate into a stunning scene with over 130,000 different flowers. The stunning, artistic displays created on the Biltmore grounds are showcased during the brilliant annual festival of flowers. During this festival of Biltmore Blooms, a variety of springs most stunning flowers including forsythia, daffodils, tulips, and orchids cover the estate and create colorful magic you won’t want to miss!
For those who love a glimpse into fashion or movie cinema history, the Biltmore’s Glamor on Board is a dreamy experience! This exhibition will be held from February 9th - May 13th this year and will feature over 45 outfits worn in the famous movie Titanic! Experience for yourself this dazzling display of culture and charm portrayed in the costumes of one of the greatest movies of all time - which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!
When it comes to priorities, Asheville knows how to do it! April 21, 2018 is the Donut Festival in Marion, NC. With everything from a half marathon or just strolling around the various dessert booths everyone can balance out the perfect amount of exercise and indulgence to suit their sweet-tooth needs!!--There is even a Donut Pageant and Donut Eating Contest!!
Held the last Saturday of April, Fire on the Mountain is an annual Blacksmith Festival held in downtown Spruce Pine, NC. This event will include FREE demonstrations and fun activities for kids and adults alike! Besides the fabulous demonstrations from master blacksmiths, there will be other blacksmiths selling their one-of-a-kind wares. There will also be vendors selling tools as well as some as-yet-to-be-announced kids activities!
A newly added attraction at the Biltmore are the brilliant magical sculptures of Dale Chihuly - an American glass sculptor who has large-scale pieces featured all over the world. You do not want to miss the opportunity to see these mind blowing, mysterious masterpieces! These stunning pieces are sure to enchant and mesmerize you as they take you back in time to a childhood full of magic. When you step onto the Biltmore grounds and discover these incredible glass sculptures, you will feel as if you are stepping into fairyland.
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May 10th - 13th is the unique celebration of LEAF Festival! This spring’s festival theme is "Ignite and Inspire,” blending the background of artisans, performers, dancers, and musicians in the gorgeous setting of Lake Eden, NC. This family friendly festival offers onsite campgrounds -and tickets are FREE for kids that are 10 and under (as long as they are accompanied by a parent!). Come attend a wonderful celebration of cultures and craft this spring!
Looking for a fun evening without breaking the budget? Downtown After 5 provides FREE live outdoor concerts every third Friday evening! With tons of local vendors and breweries to choose from, an inexpensive evening of live music is the perfect introduction to Downtown Asheville. The best part is that proceeds from the $2 wristbands for wine/beer go towards 5 local nonprofit groups in the area!
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These 7 attractions are sure to make your Asheville vacation the perfect, unique spring adventure no matter your taste! Book now, so you can experience these limited-time opportunities for yourself and discover all that diverse, beautiful Asheville has to offer!