Bele Chere Street Festival in Asheville 2012
Every summer during the last full weekend in July, the mountain city of Asheville celebrates art, music, and food, with a festival called Bele Chere, French for “Beautiful Gathering”. The three day event closes all streets in the downtown district, and features tents of national artists and local musicians performing on four stages.
Asheville’s early 20th century architecture is also on display. With no traffic, the strollers can stop and admire the collection of Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and American Craftsman buildings that line the steep streets.
Coming back down Sunset Mountain you will come upon the breathtaking architecture of the historic Grove Park Inn Hotel and Spa. A trip to Asheville is not complete without a visit to this American Craftsman wonder.