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Asheville Real Estate Agents Give the Lowdown on Events Around WNC

Eager to experience some exciting events and community opportunities in Asheville and Western North Carolina this April and May? Following are just a few of the many happenings about town, suited to a range of interests and lifestyles, and supported and curated by Mosaic Realty brokers!

Banner The Local Scoop Asheville Area EventsAsheville Orchid Festival (April 13-14) – This popular annual event at the North Carolina Arboretum offers a lush, tropical world filled with hundreds of orchids boasting dazzling colors and exotic scents. World-class orchid growers and breeders along with regional orchid societies will exhibit. Experts will be on hand to offer daily repotting clinics, guided tours, and a variety of lectures.  9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. For more information, visit https://www.ncarboretum.org/event/asheville-orchid-festival-4/all/.

The 76th Annual Tryon Block House Steeplechase (April 13) – This festive day of picnics, elegant hats and the sights and sounds of thoroughbreds thundering past is the longest-running steeplechase in N.C. In addition to five races at the Tryon International Equestrian Center’s Green Creek Race Course near Columbus, N.C., there’s also a Hat & Pant Competition to tap best-dressed patrons. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.tryonsteeplechase.com/76annual.

Downtown After 5 (April 19) – This popular outdoor live music series marks the start of its 2024 season with a psychedelic groove show, presented by Mosaic Art Walk & Benefit. Come out to North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville from 5-9 p.m. to enjoy the free performance, meet Mosaic brokers at the drink wristband sales booth, and purchase a wristband to help support the 15 nonprofit organizations featured in the second annual Mosaic Art Walk & Benefit (to be held May 2 in downtown Asheville). https://ashevilledowntown.org/downtown-after-5/

Asheville Downtown After 512th Annual Kids Fest (April 20) – This free event celebrating children and Earth Day, and sponsored by Mosaic in partnership with Asheville Parks and Recreation and the Buncombe Partnership for Children, marks the Week of the Young Child with fun activities for the whole family. Geared toward children ages 1-10, Kids Fest will feature an Imagination Playground, yoga, nature discovery with RiverLink, face painting, a petting zoo, food trucks and more. Visit Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to get in on all the fun. Go to https://buncombepfc.org/kidsfest/ for more information.

Our Voice 50th Anniversary Celebration (April 27) – This event, to be held from 6-9 p.m. at Pleb Urban Winery in the River Arts District, is sponsored by Mosaic and will feature music from The Free Flow, dancing, food and drinks. Our Voice serves survivors of sexual violence, inspiring hope, healing, safety and happiness for all those impacted. To purchase tickets to the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-voices-50th-birthday-party-tickets-823836034757?aff=oddtdtcreator.

Woodfin 5k (April 27) - The annual Woodfin 5K is back! Woodfin Elementary School invites the community to join them in a 5k race and benefit for the school. Mosaic and broker Gus Mujica are long-time supporters of this fundraiser. Race time is 9am, and to sign up you can visit https://wes.buncombeschools.org/o/wes/page/woodfin-5k.

Mosaic Art Walk and BenefitMosaic Art Walk & Benefit (May 2) – For a second consecutive year, Mosaic Realty is proud to come together with 14 downtown Asheville galleries to present the Mosaic Art Walk & Benefit. This free community fundraiser, to be held from 5-9 p.m., will be open to the public, with each of the participating galleries highlighting a different local nonprofit. And new to the Art Walk this year is a car raffle, with a chance to win a brand-new, all-electric 2024 Volkswagen ID.4! Mosaic and United Way are teaming up to present the car raffle, proceeds from which will also benefit the 15 nonprofits featured in this year’s Art Walk. You can RSVP to the Art Walk & Benefit here. To buy a car raffle ticket, go to https://www.unitedwayabc.org/car-raffle. Additional event information can be found at www.MosaicArtWalk.com

LEAF Global Arts Retreat (May 9-12) – As a longtime supporter of LEAF Global Arts, Mosaic is proud to help bring this spring retreat to life – and support LEAF’s mission to connect cultures and create community through music, arts education and experiences. Established in 1995, LEAF features a variety of performance stages, family adventure village, handcraft and folk art vendors, culinary artists, performing artists from a vast array of genres and cultures, and a magical outdoor camp and retreat setting on Lake Eden in Black Mountain. (LEAF Festival, of which Mosaic is also a sponsor, is slated for Oct. 17-20). Visit https://theleaf.org/event-tickets/ to purchase tickets.

Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest (May 11) – Co-sponsored by Mosaic and broker Joseph Ruiz, this event in support of RiverLink invites young artists in grades K-12 to submit 2D and 3D art as well as poetry celebrating personal experiences, observations and feelings regarding the French Broad River. Submission deadline is April 19. Local environmental advocates, artists and poets will review entries and select three winners from each category and age group, with winners receiving prizes from local businesses. The contest will culminate in a special gallery event on May 11 from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. at Black Wall Street AVL, where all submissions will be on display. https://riverlink.org/work/voices-of-the-river/

River Link Voices of the RiverAn Evening for Kids Deserve Justice (May 15) – This event, sponsored by Mosaic alongside Pisgah Legal Services, will showcase an evening of family-friendly fun and live music featuring Jane Kramer and the band Rooster. It will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Rabbit Rabbit in downtown Asheville. In addition, there will be a silent auction full of fun packages and experiences, with proceeds from the auction going to support Pisgah Legal’s Children’s Law Program, which provides crucial support to kids in Asheville and Western N.C. communities. Visit https://www.pisgahlegal.org/kids/ for tickets and more information.

5 Point Adventure Film Festival and Raffle on the Road (May 21) – This event to benefit MountainTrue is presented by Mosaic and brokers Caley Bowman and Rika Taylor. The event – featuring a selection of the best films from the annual Carbondale, Co., festival – kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Grey Eagle, where you can buy refreshments, pick up MountainTrue Merch, and learn about the organization’s mission before the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. A raffle will feature prizes from Yeti, Fat Tire and Stio. MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities in the Southern Blue Ridge by empowering residents to engage in community planning, policy and project advocacy, and on-the-ground projects. Visit https://www.thegreyeagle.com/event/5-point-film-festival-benefiting-mountaintrue/special-events-at-the-grey-eagle-music-hall/asheville-north-carolina/ to buy tickets.

North Asheville Little LeagueNorth Asheville Little League (April-June) – This little league, sponsored by Mosaic and broker Caley Bowman, focuses on having fun, developing skills, and learning the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. North Asheville Little League plays at fields around North Asheville, including Weaver Park, Ira B. Jones Elementary, Morris Street Park and Asheville Catholic. https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/northashevillelittleleague

We hope to see you out in the community enjoying some of these exciting events! For information about lifestyles or real estate in Western N.C., please contact us at Info@MyMosaicRealty.com, or call us anytime at 828-707-9556. 

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