Local Events

Ongoing Events

Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie
February 9 – May 13 │ Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St, Biltmore Village
9 AM - 5 PM │ See website for admission prices
Dazzling costumes from the iconic film—representing the extensive wardrobes required by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s—will be displayed in the grand rooms of Biltmore House. This is the first large-scale exhibition of fashions from Titanic, which won a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume Design. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

Biltmore Blooms
March 20 – May 24 │ Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St, Biltmore Village
9 AM – 5 PM │ See website for admission prices
Biltmore's gardens are alive with color as spring arrives. Stunning floral displays – featuring nearly 100,000 tulips – across the estate celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy as Biltmore’s master horticulture planner. Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special menu items, with the Winery offering wine seminars.  Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses.

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.

April Events

Asheville Drum Circle
April 6 │ 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 Drum Circle
April 13 │ 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.

Addison Farms Vineyard Barrel Tasting
April 14 │ 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester
11 AM – 2 PM │ Admission: $40
Our exclusive barrel tasting is all about the wine, tasting several current releases and pulling a couple of samples straight from the barrel. Join Jeff Frisbee, owner and winemaker, for a private tour of our vineyard to learn about our terroir and grape varietals, and then proceed to the winery to learn about winemaking. Finally, gather in the Barrel Room to be the first to sample Addison Farms newest wines and some of our current releases. The ticket price includes the private tour, tastings of not yet released wines from the barrels or tank as well as some of our current releases, with a complimentary Addison Farms wine glass, and picnic lunch.

2nd Saturday & Studio Stroll
April 14 │ River Arts District, Clingman Ave, Downtown
10 AM – evening │ FREE
Enjoy openings, hands-on classes, demos, music, block parties and more. Find paintings, sculpture, pottery, fiber, glass, metal, wax, basketry and more. There are many teaching venues, so pick up a paint brush or get your hands in the clay. Most galleries open at 10 AM. Many parties will extend into night. Events vary greatly monthly, so expect a different experience each time.

Strawberry Day
April 20 │ WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Rd.
11 AM – 2 PM │ FREE
Come join us for some farm fresh strawberries and a sample of home-churned strawberry ice cream from the Deli.

Asheville Drum Circle
April 20 │ 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.

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend
April 20-22 │ Downtown Hendersonville
2-10 PM │ FREE
Visit Hendersonville area cideries and wineries for many special events (most free) including special hard cider & wine tastings, cooking demos, food truck festival, dinners, orchard hikes, music, tours and more.

Old Crow Medicine Show
April 23 & 24 │ The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave, Downtown
8 PM │ $39-$45
The band has received the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, received the RIAA’s Platinum certification in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Asheville Drum Circle
April 27 │ 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.

“Growing in the Mountains” Plant Show
April 27-28 │ WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Rd.
9 AM – 5 PM │ FREE
Certified nurseries will be selling their products to the public.

5th Annual Sharpen the Blades Festival
April 28 │ Burial Beer Co., 40 Collier Ave, Downtown
12-8 PM │ Admission: $12
Saisons provided by 30+ breweries from around NC and the country, and a seasonal feast from Salt & Smoke.

Weaverville Art Safari
April 28-29 │ Various locations, Weaverville
10 AM – 5 PM │ FREE
The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the original studio tours in the Asheville Area. It is a self-guided free event that offers a unique look at the artist’s work in their working environment, featuring artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, wood art and more.

Mother Earth News Fair
April 28-29 │ WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher
9 AM – 6 PM │ $30
Want to learn how to have a more sustainable lifestyle? Grow and prepare your own food, raise backyard chickens, and save money on your utilities. Or just find ways to live simply. The big Mother Earth News Fair is held in five cities in the United States each year, and Asheville is one of them! The fair is a fun, family-oriented event featuring 200 practical, hands-on demos and workshops.

4th Annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest
April 29 │ Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy
1-5 PM │ Admission: $14
A day of family-friendly, cheese-filled fun! From pop-up tastings and pairings, to hands-on activities and guest speakers, Cheese Fest has something for everyone!

Coming Soon!

29th Annual Spring Herb Festival
May 4-6 │ WNC Farmers Market, 500 Brevard Rd.
Fri & Sat 8:30 AM – 5 PM; Sun 10 AM – 3 PM │ FREE
Over 60 herb businesses from North Carolina and Southeast with the largest selection of herb plants anywhere, herbs, books, soaps, herbal crafts, medicinal herbs, lotions, dried flowers, herbal baked goods, herbal gifts and much more.

23rd Annual LEAF Festival
May 10-13 │ Lake Eden, Black Mountain
See website for schedule & tickets
Experience spontaneous and great music from many corners of the globe. A dizzying array of traditions unite to present a diverse range of cultures: African, Latin, Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass and more. Discover new music and enjoy LEAF traditions during three days with four stages, jam tent, healing arts, poetry and African drum circle. Get your tickets now before it sells out.

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.