Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bele Chere 2008

BELE CHERE means beautiful living...
and you’ll see how the festival got its name when you visit beautiful downtown Asheville.

For three days each year, always the last full weekend in July, the central downtown area is barricaded against vehicular traffic and the largest free street festival in the Southeast holds court in Asheville. Festival goers from across the country come to celebrate the mountains, the bustling downtown area, the diverse cultures, and the festival that brings it all together once a year.

This was the first year I've had the chance to participate in all the festivities, which were quite energetic Friday night, and slightly damp Saturday morning. It certainly was entertaining and provide unlimited photo opportunities.

BeleChere 2008