June 9, 2018 12pm – 9pm

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Xpand Fest


Xpand Fest is the annual outdoor signature event for Xpand Your Vision. The second annual event will occur June 9, 2018!

The inaugural one day event was held on June 10, 2017 in the up-and-coming South Slope District of Asheville, NC. Xpand Fest uses music and arts as an innovative tool towards sustainable development and reminds us that the arts are a powerful platform for social change. 

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Xpand Fest Blog Series: Sustainability.. 2 days (but whose counting?)

How is it here already?!? Saturday is going to be an exciting day manifesting another dream into reality and I can't believe we have come so far. As I sat down to write this blog post, I realized this one on sustainability needed to come directly from me, the initial...... Read More >>

Xpand Fest Blog Series: Food and Beverage: 1 week and counting..

Food and Beverage, similar to the music and art is one of the biggest initial draws to our festival. What local or tourist alike doesn't want to experience free music and art while sampling delectably tasty offerings that Asheville’s foodie town has become known for?   For those of you...... Read More >>

Xpand Fest Blog Series: Family Fun.. 2 weeks and counting

When coming to a street festival in town especially as a parent, there can be so many things to worry and wonder about, that we felt highlighting the unique ways our festival is kid and family friendly made sense.   First off, we try to make sure our festival is...... Read More >>

Xpand Fest Blog Series: Art and Interactives.. 3 weeks and counting

While of course, we love having the streets of Asheville filled with music and our exciting ArtRow of local vendors, The Interactive Arts Arcade and our CommUnity Corner are concepts that were a part of Xpand Fest’s vision from the beginning. We have always believed that this event has the...... Read More >>

Xpand Fest Blog Series: Music and Performing Arts.. 4 weeks and counting

When first visioning this sustainable event that highlights music and arts, we knew that we wouldn’t get anywhere if we didn’t bring our local community into it. Luckily, Executive Director of the Xpand brand and Creative Director of Xpand Fest, Johanna Hagarty has been working in the music and arts...... Read More >>

Introducing the Xpand Fest Blog Series: 5 weeks and counting!

The entire Xpand Fest staff have been working very hard on programming the second annual Xpand Fest, June 9th and we personally can’t believe we are only five weeks away! There are so many exciting things that we have in store for our attendees this year, we simply couldn’t figure...... Read More >>

Xpand Fest 2018: Initial Program Announcements

JOIN US JUNE 9TH FOR FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN! *** Creative Interactive Educational Community Festival   *** XPAND FEST - JUNE 9TH, 2018! 12PM - 10PM Coxe & Buxton Avenue Asheville, NC *** Expect to see: * Local Art Vendors * Music, dance and performing art at 6 locations * Activities and...... Read More >>
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Xpand Fest 2017 Recap

We couldn't have made Xpand Fest's inaugural year the success it was without all the supportive sponsors, vendors, performers, staff and volunteers who dedicated time and attention!   With your help, we raised more than $50,000 and put 95% of those funds directly into Asheville's economy! Thanks to our good friends...... Read More >>

2017 Main Sponsors and Performance Group Lineup: Xpand Fest

Xpand Fest is only 6 weeks away and are so excited we finally get to start letting you guys in on all the amazing things we have going on.

Xpand Fest Creative Director talks performance committee

Performer Submission opportunities for Xpand Fest close March 15th! Sign up today!