10/22/2020 - 8:00am to 10/25/2020 - 8:00amGet Directions
*LEAF ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED IN MAY WILL NOW BE COMBINED WITH THE FALL FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER.
On the weekend of May 14-17, 2020, the LEAF team will host a music experience virtually from LEAF Global Arts in downtown AVL to share some music & culture with those at home.
LEAF Festival (Lake Eden Arts Festival) is a bi-annual festival which takes place every May and October and includes amazing musical performances as well as an opportunity to explore the arts, dance and outdoor adventures. Over 12,000 people participate in this event on the Lake Eden grounds, where the Historic Black Mountain College was located in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
One thing that makes the LEAF Festival especially unique is that all donations and festival proceeds support arts education programming in the local community as well as on a global scale. Beginning in 2004, LEAF Schools and Streets has provided programs to over 55,000 youth in 20 different Western North Carolina locations. LEAF also offers cultural preservation programs in 10 different countries.
Here are some helpful links for those that are interested in participating in LEAF. The upcoming LEAF Festival will take place October 22-25, 2020.
Looking for a rental with close access to the LEAF Festival? Come stay in one of Greybeard's rental cabins while attending this popular event! Here are some great options that are located a mile or less from the festivities(and some off the same road where LEAF takes place):
Search for other available Black Mountain rentals, located within a quick drive of the LEAF Festival.
LEAF Downtown - 2020 dates TBD
LEAF Downtown began three years ago and the event takes place in central Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park. In its second year, over 15,000 people attended this event with craft vendors, performers, music and arts. More info about LEAF Downtown can be found here.