This link is a nice list of all the summer festivals in Asheville NC . Asheville is only about 45 min away from lake lure so we could go out for dinner and drinks and what not. This list could help us plan a week we want to go up there so we can attend a cool festival.
Different ways to see our City - The Pubcycle hits the streets of Asheville ... the Amazing Pubcycle is now in operation; what a way to get around downtown! The Pubcycle is based at the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Ave. for the start/finish of trips --- besides the rider pedal-power and built-in electric assist, the energy consultant owner is soon adding solar panels, to make the cycle a close to NetZero energy vehicle.
Asheville Horse & Carriage Tours - a service based at Pritchard Park in downtown since 2013. Catherine Hunter and her horse-drawn carriage rides are a popular, easy-paced way to see downtown Asheville. Hunter said a carriage ride is a different way to see downtown and support local businesses. Her horse is a 15-year-old Percheron named Silver.