The LEAF Festival is an inter-generational celebration of world culture that uses music, arts, and creativity to champion artistic expression, instill cultural competency, and build a diverse & welcoming community.  It is set amoung the Blue Ridge mountains, just below Mt. Mitchell and near Black Mountain, the LEAF Festival Black Mountain NC scenic lake setting is just four miles from Black Mountain.   Experience spontaneous and great music from many corners of the globe. A dizzying array of traditions unite to present a diverse range of cultures: African, Latin, Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass and more. Discover new music and enjoy LEAF traditions during three days with four stages, jam tent, healing arts, poetry and African drum circle. Many of the 12,000 attendees camp for the weekend, creating a community of longtime friends. Day tickets run about $56/person. Weekend tickets including tent camping run about $184/person. Tickets are limited. Save by buying well in advance.

Arbor House of Black Mountain is only 3 minutes away from the Owen Middle School Parking.  Have fun at the event and a wonderful comfortable place to stay to relax and sleep.

Spring LEAF Festival – May 9-12, 2019
LEAF Downtown – August 2-3, 2019
Fall LEAF Festival – October 17-20, 2019

Leaf Downtown is in Asheville and is an international music festival at Pack Square Park downtown with three stages of music, food trucks and 90 local and artisan vendors on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday until 10 PM. Free

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