Memorial Day, always observed the last Monday in May, is an important day in which to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the armed forces.
The four-day weekend many of us enjoy because of this holiday is often spent getting out and about in celebration of the liberty afforded us by these valiant men and women. As one of the first very active, warm weekends of the year, it often almost seems like the first weekend of summer, even though that’s another full month away!
An Asheville Memorial Day Weekend is no exception – if anything, the amount of events and activities scheduled for the Asheville area on Memorial Day Weekend is more busy than most! Don’t believe me? Take a look!
2015 Asheville Memorial Day Weekend Events
Mountain Sports Festival – May 22-24
This annual Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville is a perfect fit for anyone – hardcore athlete or curious newbie – looking for fun in the sun and a friendly challenge – mountainsportsfestival.com
Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival – May 22-24
The Vaudeville Revival in Asheville is going strong and this festival brings renowned circus and burlesque artists from around the world to celebrate it. www.absfest.com
Kenilworth Artists Open Studio Tour – May 23-24
The Kenilworth neighborhood, just five minutes from downtown Asheville, is known for its community of artists and craftspeople – jewelers, painters, glass-workers, weavers, potters, woodworkers, photographers, and more – and the annual Open Studio Tour is not to be missed! www.kenilworthartists.org
White Squirrel Festival – May 23-24
The infamous White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard give everyone attending a chance to “go nuts” with an event replete with a parade, live music, delicious food, arts, crafts and – you guessed it – much more. whitesquirrelfestival.com
Garden Jubilee Festival – May 23-24
Passionate about gardening and landscaping? This Garden Jubilee Festival in downtown Hendersonville is the ideal event for you with seminars, demonstrations, plants and lawn & garden arts, crafts, and accessories! www.historichendersonville.org
Read more about Downtown Hendersonville & Garden Jubilee.
Lake Lure Arts Festival – May 23-25
Held across from The Beach at Lake Lure, the Lake Lure Arts Festival is more than 60 artisans from across the region offering unique and original handmade arts and crafts. www.lakelureartsandcraftsfestivals.com
Asheville Beer Week – May 22-30
Finally, Asheville Memorial Day Weekend is the start of Asheville Beer Week! This 9 day celebration of the suds inside that frosty mug includes a large number of events throughout the week, including beer tastings, dinners, and so very much more, culminating with the Beer City Festival on May 30th. beercityfestival.com
Asheville Memorial Day Weekend Lodging
No matter when or why you come to Asheville, NC booking a room at North Lodge on Oakland bed & breakfast is always your best choice. With six luxurious guest rooms, featuring private baths, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV, a flat-screen LCD TV, and a gourmet three-course, plated breakfast served each morning at 9am all on a quiet residential street.