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“Arts, music + education-focused Xpand Fest hits the South Slope on Saturday, June 9. It’s the second year of the full-day free festival, which creates community by linking culture, arts + non-profits in Asheville. The fest also shows its local love by featuring Asheville-based acts, speakers, artists + vendors, and by focusing on sustainable growth + development in the city. 🎉
This year, Xpand Fest will feature the CommUnity Stage dedicated to furthering the mission of festival through educational, interactive panels + presentations. The goal of all the events on the stage is to inspire community connection, which is reflected in the festival’s inclusion of local cultural + community organizations, including Descubre Asheville, Word on the Street/ La Voz de los Jóvenes, Hood Huggers International, Bountiful Cities, Date My City + The Urban News.
Events at the stage include a pet fashion show + adoption, a performance from Asheville Vaudeville, and panels on sustainability as it relates to renewables, the beer industry, living a creative life + cultural inclusivity.”