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GrindFest returns for Memorial Day weekend

Celebrate Black business in Asheville with food, fun, and educational events.

GrindFest sign

Attend the festival at 8 River Arts Place in the River Arts District.

Photo by AVLtoday team

Next weekend, May 26-28, GrindFest returns for the third year. The three-day event, presented by Black Wall Street and Grind AVL, highlights the success of Black Wall Street, a local incubator created to grow, support, and expand Black business in Asheville.

GrindFest takes place in the River Arts District in Black Wall Street’s headquarters and surrounding area with a series of free and ticketed events. Here’s a glimpse of what you can do:

See a screening of the “Black in Asheville” documentary, exploring the Black experience of Asheville, from the Antebellum period to the Civil War to modern-day.

Take part in family-friendly fun with carnival rides, line dancing, and a magic foam experience.

Plus, on Saturday night, hip hop stars Big Boi, Waka Flocka Flame, and Talib Kweli will take the stage at Salvage Station. Purchase tickets for the concert.

Want more info? See the detailed schedule of GrindFest events.

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