Every year on the last weekend in July Asheville holds it’s annual Bele Chere Festival, The biggest free music festival in the South East United States. People from all over the nation converege on Asheville, North Carolina to experience the unique city and the music.
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Where exactly is Bele Chere?
In the central downtown business area, with Pack Square roughly at the center.
When is Bele Chere?
July 25, 2008 from 12pm-to-11pm
July 26, 2008 from 10am-to-11pm
July 27, 2008 from Noon to 6 p.m.
What does the name mean?
Bele Chere really means “beautiful living” in old Scottish, not French like so many people think.
How do I get there?
You have a couple of options. You can drive to the festival or you can ride the Bele Chere Shuttle. If you drive, be aware parking is at a premium during peak times, but all the parking decks in the downtown area are open for business. The two shuttle routes - one from the east and one from the west - run approximately every 20 minutes and the cost is $3 roundtrip.
Where do I park my car?
Parking Decks are located at the Asheville Civic Center, on Wall Street on Rankin Avenue, and at the BB&T Bank. Several other lots will also be open, though most of them charge fees
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