What are the best events and festivals in Black Mountain, NC?
Black Mountain has a variety of holiday-centered parades, events, and major festivals. Black Mountain’s Sourwood Festival is the perfect family-friendly event that takes place each August and features local art vendors, carnival rides, and music. One of the most popular festivals in WNC is the bi-annual LEAF Festival which was founded in Black Mountain over 50 years ago and takes place each May and October. At LEAF, you can enjoy over 400 performing artists and 100 vendors for days of music, dancing, and fun.
The Howl-O-Ween parade in October is designed for dogs of every kind to celebrate the spooky and silly spirit of the Fall season by modeling the cutest costumes, and it is truly a treat for everyone to see a bulldog fairy, chihuahua pirate, and greyhound vampire. In December, all of the shops downtown stay open into the evening for the beloved Holly Jolly, and holiday decorations line the streets providing merriment and cheer. Wear your tackiest Christmas sweater, sip on hot chocolate, and buy local gifts for friends and family.