LAAFF Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival
What: LAAFF, Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival
When: LAAFF occurs the first weekend in September (Sunday of Labor Day Weekend)
Where: On Lexington Avenue downtown Asheville, between College St and the I-240 overpass
LAAFF, Lexington Ave Arts and Fun Festival, is Asheville‘s FREE festival with local art and street performers, music, food, beer, and more. Presented by Arts 2 People the Annual LAAFF in Asheville, NC. LAAFF is a green and all local event, supporting local musicians, artists, performers, restaurants, breweries, and non-profits. Three blocks of Lexington Ave will be the happening place to be September 1 and September 2, 2012, the streets will be filled with the uniqueness of art and culture that makes Asheville such a diverse place. LAAF is the largest independent street fair in the southeast. Although some may remember a two-day event from last year, this year's Saturday evening will consist of a mini-music festival, taking place in several downtown Asheville music venues. Sunday will be the LAAFF one-day street fair that is LAAFF. A fabulous event for all ages!
The festival will start as a mini-music festival in the evening, then the following day 11 am-9 pm, between College St and the I-240 Overpass. Music will fill the air with a variety of performances and music like reggae, bluegrass, folk, ragtime, old time, indie pop, rock and roll, drummers, belly dancers, clowns, magicians, fire dancers, and much more. LaZoom’s Tour Bus offers a more relaxed ride with moving sideshows with 35-minute drives around Asheville giving extra entertainment.
An event for the whole family, LAAFF has interactive activities for kids making art and dancing, as well as kids’ performances with hip hop, modern dance, jazz, and jump roping.
LAAFF also has local beers from local breweries, fabulous food, and let’s not forget LAAFF’s famous bicycle jousting!
LAAFF is supported by the community, and a tax-deductible contribution ensures that LAAFF will continue and grow, or Sign Up to be a Volunteer. By joining LAAFF , you are not only contributing to the day of fun at this fabulous Asheville street fair, you are also supporting non-profit projects of Arts 2 People like LAAFF, REACH, The Asheville Mural Project, Moving Women, and Faces of Asheville.
Come to Lexington Ave Arts and Fun Festival for a fun filled day of art, music, games, food and drinks, socializing, and enjoy Lexington Ave and Asheville’s local culture and diversity!
While you’re in the fabulous downtown of Asheville, don’t forget about the local restaurants near the festival, like delicious food at Chai Pani (with unique and reasonable Indian Street fare like a Tandoori Fish Wrap, Okra Fries, and Thali), Mela (a wide variety of Indian cuisine that will excite your taste buds), Early Girl Eatery for a fresh farm to table approach to awesome Southern food with a twist, creative Southern foods at Tupelo Honey, much-loved Mellow Mushroom’s pizzas, calzones, salads and more, and Lobster Trap never fails to delight with great seafood (oysters, lobster, and more!). Stop by Lobster Trap too for their Oysterhouse Brewery, located right at the bar featuring their very own microbrewery – grab brews and oysters or stop to enjoy a wonderful dinner. Last but definitely not least is The Bier Garden, with over 200 world beers and local microbrewery favorites, grab a bite and beer, on Haywood Street.