Summer is Here!
July 1 – July 7 | 2 PM – 5 PM
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Come check out the locally grown breads, fruits, vegetables, meats, free range eggs, artisan soaps and crafts sold by local farmers.
July 1 – July 16 | 5:30 – 8 PM
Thursdays and most Fridays
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
The Arboretum gardens is showcasing Wild Art sculptures, live music from local and regional artists. Food from Bent Creek Bistro and beverages are offered. (Please note the event won’t be held if it rains. Check the website by 3 PM on the day of the event.)
Admission: Free to Arboretum Society members, parking fee of $16 per vehicle
July 3 | 7 – 10 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza
To experience some of WNC roots, come out to the 55th season of Shindig on the Green, a family friendly event. It features a live stage shows around the park, bluegrass music, dancing and storytelling. No pets allowed unless it’s a service animal. Enjoy performances by:
The Stoney Creek Boys
Bluegrass and Old-time String Bands
Ballad Singers Storytellers
July 4 | 6:30 – 10 PM
Pack Square Park & Pavilion
Come and enjoy the beautiful firework display in Downtown Asheville. Fun for the whole family. There will be music on the Pack Square Park stage from 6:30 – 9:30. The fireworks display begins approximately 9:30 PM.
July 4 | 4 pm
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr
Great for the whole family! This year there is an amazing lineup of local musicians of funk and rock. Music, food, beer and dancing! The line up this year is:
The Fritz, The Get Right Band and Jeff Santiago band.
Admission: $20 – $27
July 4 | 7 PM
Weaverville’s Downtown July 4th Celebration is a GO! The event will feature the talented artist, LYRIC! Lyric will begin performing at 7:30pm and fireworks will begin at 9:45pm that evening.
July 9 | 7 PM
Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave.
Jamey Johnson is one of the best and well known country singer with 11 Grammy-nominations. He has received two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACM’s. Whiskey Myers will rock out as a rock/country group.
Admission: $48 – $5
July 22 – 25 | 8 AM – 4 PM
Pack Square Park, 121 College St.
If you’re into play, relaxation, connection, healing then the Asheville Yoga Festival should be on your list of stops. It will feature world-class musicians and offerings including music, outdoor activities for the whole family, health and wellness vendors and of course yoga.
Admission: Price Varies
July 23 | 7 – 10 PM
Silverados, 2898 US-70, Black Mountain
90’s nostalgia with music from Everclear, Hoobastank, Living Colour and Wheatus. Come out and enjoy 90’s rock at it’s finest.
Admission: Make sure to get your $1 membership in advance. (Required for entry)
General Admission: $45
If you want to get a true taste of Asheville, the River Arts District is a wonderful place to visit. Open every day, you can visit the working studios and galleries of hundreds of artists – from painting to jewelry, glass and metal, and more. There are multiple restaurants and bars, along with professional graffiti on all the buildings. On second Saturdays of each month, RAD holds gallery walks with workshops, live music, wine tasting, amazing food and more.
To truly see all the beauty of Asheville and western North Carolina, you must take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Pines Cottages is located about 15 minutes to the north entrance. Head south to see Mt. Pisgah or go north to see Mt. Mitchell. There are endless trails for hiking or riding bikes. There are breathtaking views and beautiful waterfalls.
Downtown Asheville is a must to visit. There are multiple bars and amazing restaurants, along with shopping and galleries to stroll through. There are walking and Segway tours or just explore at your own pace. Downtown holds a lot of history and there are a few museums around. If you like listening to live music, there are multiple venues to choose from. From local bands to large name bands, Asheville has a wonderful music scene. Come experience the heart of Asheville!
The Pines Cottages is located just minutes from Weaverville. With locally owned shops and businesses, along with many restaurants, you can explore the area and see one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina. There you will be minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway where you will find hiking trails and scenic drives. If you are a history lover, visit Vance Birthplace, a restored farm where Zebulon B. Vance was born and raised. Explore the grounds, house, outbuildings, and a visitor center with a museum. Weaverville is a great way to get out of the city, yet still experience the Asheville vibe.
If you are looking for a unique way to see downtown Asheville in the spring, LaZoom Comedy Tours is a must. Explore the city with LaZoom bus tours and be entertained by the many comedy skits along the ride. This is truly the best way to see the weird side of Asheville and still learn about the history. After your tour is over, have a few cocktails at their local bar. This will be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Asheville is known for the Biltmore Estate, a place everyone should see at least once in their lives. George Vanderbilt built America’s largest home in 1889 after visiting the year prior and falling in love with the beautiful area. Explore the history, architecture, gardens and grounds, food, winery and more. There are acres of gardens, miles of hiking trails, the estate and more. Explore at your own pace or take the guided tour of the home. This is a wonderful place to take the whole family!
Just south of Asheville sits The North Carolina Arboretum. Here they offer acres of stunning gardens and trails with some of the most beautiful plants in the region. Take a bike ride on the trails, visit the exhibits and events, and learn all about the plants. Check their calendar before visiting to see what events and programs they have to offer.
Want a different view of the city? The Ghost Hunters of Asheville is the only interactive ghost tour, providing equipment, spirit boxes, EVP recording, EMF Meters and ambient temperature thermometers. Due to COVID-19, they are running only private tours. Learn why Asheville and Black Mountain are such a draw for paranormal investigators from all over the world. This would be an experience you won’t forget!