Local Events

Ongoing Events

Tours at Historic Grovewood Village
April 4 – July 7, Wed – Sat │ 111 Grovewood Village
1-1:45 PM │ FREE
Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun.

Chihuly Nights at Biltmore
May 17 – October 7 │ Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St.
Thur – Sun Evenings │ Admission: $67-$75
Biltmore House & Gardens opens to the public on Thursday–Sunday evenings for a special reservations-only viewing of Chihuly’s stunning large-scale glass sculptures. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore is an enchanting opportunity to witness the effects of dramatic nighttime lighting upon the luminous colors and graceful forms of these spectacular pieces. Sunset over the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, live music in the gardens, and a wine bar make the evening experience all the more enticing. Buy your tickets online at least 7 days in advance and save $10.

Summer of Glass Hop On/Hop Off Tour
May 31 – October 31
Gray Line Trolley, Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Ave, Downtown
Tours depart every 30 minutes beginning at 10 AM
Tickets: $29
Enjoy Asheville’s Summer of Glass event while using the Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour. The Hop-On/Hop-Off tour features information on the region-wide event and highlights exhibit locations that are within close proximity to our Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour Stops. A separate "Summer of Glass & Gray Line's Hop-On/Hop-Off Experience" guide is provided to help you take full advantage of this local special event. Begin your experience and hop-on at the Visitor Center stop.
 

Celebrate the Summer of Glass May - October! Click here for more details.

June Events

Cultural Arts in Prichard Park
June 20| Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
6-7:30 PM | FREE
Join LEAF Schools and Streets for cultural arts from both local and global traditions — all in the heart of downtown Asheville! Each event includes a performance aspect in addition to interactive, hands-on workshops by LEAF Resident Teaching Artists and the LEAF Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab. Tonight will feature Nina Ruffini (Circus Arts).

Pritchard Park Songwriter Series
June 21 | Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
5-7 PM | FREE
Sit back and relax as up-and-coming and established local musicians perform in the park. These stripped down, intimate performances span various genres and musical styles.

Asheville Drum Circle
June 22 │ Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
6-10 PM │ FREE
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.

Asheville Art in the Park
June 23 | Pack Square Park, College St, Downtown
10 AM – 5 PM | FREE
Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with its market series now in its eighth year. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local.

Hola Asheville
June 23 | Pack Square Park, College St, Downtown
12-8 PM | FREE
Celebrate the best of Latin America at Hola Asheville, a one-day outdoor festival in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Experience the sights, sounds, music, pageantry, colorful costumes and extraordinary talent representing 20+ countries.

SouthEast Crab Feast
June 24 | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd
1-6:30 PM | Admission: $30
This event offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood. This highly anticipated event will offer ALL YOU CAN EAT fresh Blue Crabs, one side of Fish & Chips, Snow Crab Legs Platter (optional), Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family. Two different seatings: 1:00pm-3:30pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm

Cultural Arts in Prichard Park
June 27| Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
6-7:30 PM | FREE
Join LEAF Schools and Streets for cultural arts from both local and global traditions — all in the heart of downtown Asheville! Each event includes a performance aspect in addition to interactive, hands-on workshops by LEAF Resident Teaching Artists and the LEAF Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab. Tonight will feature Adama Dembele (African drumming)

Pritchard Park Songwriter Series
June 28 | Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
5-7 PM | FREE
Sit back and relax as up-and-coming and established local musicians perform in the park. These stripped down, intimate performances span various genres and musical styles. 

Asheville Drum Circle
June 29 │ Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
6-10 PM │ FREE
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.

Ooh La La Curiosity Market
June 30 | Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
10 AM – 4 PM | FREE
The Ooh La La Curiosity Market is a unique, intimate umbrella market featuring talented local artists and musicians.

Asheville Art in the Park
June 30 | Pack Square Park, College St, Downtown
10 AM – 5 PM | FREE
Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with its market series now in its eighth year. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local.

Shindig on the Green
June 30 | Pack Square Park, College St, Downtown
7-10 PM | FREE
Shindig on the Green was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun.
 

All events are in Asheville unless otherwise indicated.