One of the many benefits of living in Asheville is not just our beautiful mountains, incredible food scene, or friendly atmosphere: it's also the rich array of cultural events that happen here on a regular basis. One such event is the Folkmoot USA International Dance and Music Festival. In their own words, the organizers state:

"Many folks know Folkmoot as an international folk festival.  We’re proud that the mountains of Western North Carolina welcome the world to our region every July.

But we’re more than the festival.

We’re an educational facility that welcomes diversity and advocates for understanding.

We’re hosts to regularly scheduled “friendship dinners” that bring the world to our table.

We’re a staging ground for “cultural conversations.”

We’re a performance center that hosts all sorts of concerts, all year long.

We’re a special events place that is kid-friendly and lots of fun.

Oh,yah.  We’re a festival, and then some.  Lots and lots of “then some.'"


When:  July 20th - 30th, 2017

Where: Various locations around western NC

If you'd like to attend, check out their website for details on specific performances. The festival lasts 10 days and is held at different venues throughout the region.