The Pines Cottages - Asheville, North Carolina, 28804, United States

Asheville Area Events

ONGOING

May 13 – October 29

9 AM – 5 PM
Winged Wonders: Step into the World of Butterflies
North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Parking Fee- $14
See the miracle of metamorphosis before your very eyes. On display inside the Baker Exhibit Center Greenhouse, Winged Wonders is an indoor butterfly exhibit featuring a chrysalis-rearing chamber and a walk-through butterfly house where visitors can meet a whole host of local butterfly species, including monarchs, swallowtails and more. Discover hidden fanciful fairy gardens & gnome homes constructed with local, natural materials within plantings of butterfly-attracting plants. Visitors may also enjoy the Arboretum's signature Quilt Garden, which is designed in a butterfly quilt block pattern.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September 21

8 PM
Clint Black
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $33.50+
Clint Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and charted nearly two dozen No. 1 singles including “A Better Man,” “Killin’ time,” “Nothing But The Taillights,” “Like The Rain” and “When I Said I Do.” He is one of the most successful artists in Country music history having written, recorded, and released more than 100 songs, with nearly one third achieving “hit song” status on Country radio.

September 22-24

Fri & Sat 11 AM – 9 PM/Sun 11 AM – 4 PM
Asheville Greek Festival
227 Cumberland Ave, Downtown
Come and share in the festivities! Sample some of our traditional foods like Lamb Shank, Pastichio, Spanakopita, Gyro & souvlaki and pastries like Baklava, Kourambiethes, Galatoboureko and Loukoumathes, while enjoying the sounds of our music. Browse through the "agora" (marketplace) as if you were strolling through the coble stone streets of the villages of our ancestors while catching a live performance of our talented dancers who carry on the traditions of many years ago.

September 22

6-10 PM
Asheville Drum Circle
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
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.

September 23

10 AM – 4 PM
Ooh La La Curiosity Market
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
Ooh La La Curiosity Market is an artist's market that takes place in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful downtown Asheville and will showcase the work of more than a dozen local artists. Ooh La La will feature works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with three musical acts.

11 AM – 5 PM
Spruce Street Market
10 N. Spruce Street, Downtown
The Appalachian Craft Center located at 10 N. Spruce Street hosts up to 50 local and regional artists on Asheville's front porch.

10 PM
Trevor Noah
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $77+
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.

September 26

8 PM
Buddy Guy
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $35+
Chicago-based guitarist, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential national Medal of Arts.

September 29 – October 1

Fri 5-11 PM/Sat 10 AM – 11 PM/Sun 9 AM – 2 PM
Asheville Barnaroo
22 Franny’s Farm Rd, Leicester
Admission $20-$100
Non-stop music over 33 acres for 3 days. Sunday is free to the public. the festival has grown up and continues to evolve musically. Its purpose is to showcase, promote and celebrate local and regional singer songwriters and bands in the rock & roll, hard rock, folk, Americana, bluegrass and funk genres.

September 29

6-10 PM
Asheville Drum Circle
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
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.

September 30

11 AM – 7 PM
Blue Ridge Pride Festival
Pack Square Park, 1 Pack Sq, Downtown
Asheville's Blue Ridge Pride Festival celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The Main Stage will feature hilarious and truly talented entertainers and musicians. Check out the 100 vendors and organizations who will do their best to feed, cloth, accessorize, entertain, or educate the 10,000+ festival goers.

5-10 PM
Oktoberfest by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River
Admission $45
Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest returns to North Carolina to draw out thousands of lederhosen-clad beer lovers! Join us for an evening featuring our Oktoberfest collaboration beer, a German feast, musical performances, live glassblowing demonstrations, and more. Dress your best and brush up on your chicken dancing!

Visit Explore Asheville for a daily calendar of events.

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Fall Foliage Forecast
The Asheville fall leaf color show in the North Carolina mountains attracts visitors from around the world. With the 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, our lush Blue Ridge Mountain range puts on one of the longest-running autumn leaf color displays in the country.

OCTOBER EVENTS

All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

October 6

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week
10 AM – 12 PM
Blue Ridge Parkway, Glassmine Falls Overlook, Milepost 361.2
“Autumn, Episode 1: The Color Begins” Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, October 6th for a moderate, 2-mile round trip hike on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. October is a month to celebrate trees. The leaves are just starting to change color at the high elevations and the colder weather inspires us to look to the forests for food and stories. Come learn some of the myths about autumn and the uses for trees besides the beautiful color! Meet at the Glassmine Falls Overlook at Milepost 361.2. Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather.

Asheville Downtown Gallery Art Walk
5-8 PM
Various locations, Downtown
The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville's reputation as a vibrant arts community and "The Paris of the South." Within a half-mile radius of Pack Square and the city's center, you'll find unparalleled diversity.... from fine studio crafts, to glass, photography, folk art and contemporary painting, metalwork, textiles, jewelry and more by local, regional, national and international artists.

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
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.

October 6 & 7

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion
4:30 PM – 1 AM
Pisgah Brewing Co, 150 Eastside Dr, Black Mtn.
Tickets: $49.50 in advance; $67.50 for 2-day pass
The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. The festival will feature performances by Blackberry Smoke, David Shaw (solo Acoustic), Muddy Magnolias, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin Pardners, BIG Something, Travers Brothership, That’s What’s Up and more.

October 7

Asheville Art in the Park
10 AM – 5 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Downtown
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 ninth year. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. Muddy Knees Design and Production is proud to once again offer local artists the opportunity to connect with the public in Asheville‘s Pack Square Park.

Open Studios Art Tour
11 AM – 4 PM
Grovewood Village, 111 Grovewood Village, Downtown
The resident artists at Grovewood Village open their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works.

WNC Garlic Fest
12-6 PM
243 Haywood St, Downtown
WNC Garlic Fest is an opportunity to eat some creative, awesome and inspired garlic dishes! Garlic Ice Cream with garlic sprinkles, Garlic Fudge, Garlic Cookies, Honey Fermented Garlic. Come explode your taste buds.

5th Annual CiderFest NC
1-5 PM
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr, Downtown
Admission: $15-$50
From cider lovers looking to sample sips from some of the nation's best craft cider and mead makers, to families looking for a destination for kid-friendly fall activities along the river, CiderFest really has something to offer everyone.

Asheville Oktoberfest
1-6 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Downtown
Tickets: $40
Tickets include 2oz samples, your stein tasting glass, entertainment and activities. This event typically sells out. We recommend getting your tickets early.

October 9

Wilco
7:30 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $45-$85
Wilco comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with special guest Margaret Glaspy. The tour supports the acclaimed Chicago band’s 10th studio album, Schmilco (dBpm Records), described by NPR as “perfectly understated and deeply affecting,” and follows the recent release of Jeff Tweedy’s Together At Last, which features solo acoustic versions of Wilco classics and beyond.

October 13

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
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.

The Black Jacket Symphony
8 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $27.50-$32.50
The Black Jacket Symphony brings their performance of the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked–the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album exactly as it sounds on the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the band returns to the stage for a full set of greatest hits by the evening’s featured artist.

October 14

Asheville Art in the Park
10 AM – 5 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Downtown
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 ninth year. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. Muddy Knees Design and Production is proud to once again offer local artists the opportunity to connect with the public in Asheville‘s Pack Square Park.

Burnpile Harvest Festival
12-8 PM
Burial Beer Co, 40 Collier Ave, Downtown
Admission: $15
Burnpile Harvest Fest is a celebration of the season with some of our favorite bands and breweries. Burnpile features over 40+ breweries from NC and around the country pouring seasonal beer offerings.

October 15

HardLox Jewish Festival
11 AM – 4 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Downtown
Got a craving for homemade matzo ball soup or maybe a nice corned beef on rye? Perhaps a potato knish or a kosher hot dog? Head to downtown Asheville for the annual HardLox, Asheville's Jewish Food and Heritage Festival. There will be lots of delicious homemade Jewish foods, Israeli dancing, crafts, klezmer music and lots more! Before you leave stop by HardLox To Go and take home your favorite Jewish foods. Have your name written in Hebrew. Discover the Torah. Learn about Jewish holidays and festivals. Join in the singing and dancing. Every Jewish organization in the Asheville area will be represented with many providing interactive educational opportunities to learn about our Jewish heritage and culture.

October 19-22

LEAF Festival
All day/evening
Camp Rockmont, 377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mt.
Tickets: See website for prices
LEAF is one of the treasured traditions for families and friends across the Southeast and beyond. A weekend at LEAF is the equivalent of going on a year-long, multi-cultural music, arts, dance and outdoor-adventures journey, which "recharges our batteries." A few aspects that make LEAF "one of the best fests in the country" [re: Johnny Irion] is the FAMILY-friendly atmosphere, the diverse sampling of arts and music, the setting and the intimate size.

October 20

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
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.

October 20-22

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
Fri & Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 10 AM – 5 PM
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Admission: $8
Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, craftspeople who are masters in their media will be exhibiting. The variety of craft that will be on display ranges from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry. After a curation process of two juries, nearly 200 makers from the Southern Highland Craft Guild will carry on the legacy of this Fair.

October 21

Asheville Art in the Park
10 AM – 5 PM
Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Downtown
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 ninth year. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. Muddy Knees Design and Production is proud to once again offer local artists the opportunity to connect with the public in Asheville‘s Pack Square Park.

Open Studios Art Tour
11 AM – 4 PM
Grovewood Village, 111 Grovewood Village, Downtown
The resident artists at Grovewood Village open their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works.

October 22

The Marshall Tucker Band
7:30 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $30-$40
The Marshall Tucker Band comes to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with special guest Scooter Brown. Band. More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year.

October 27

Asheville Drum Circle
6-10 PM
Prichard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, Downtown
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.

October 29

An Evening with Gladys Knight & Friends
8 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $55-$125
The event, featuring performances by Gladys Knight, Little Big Town, Asheville’s own Lyric, and other surprise guests, will donate all proceeds from ticket sales to the Reynolds Community Center in Canton, NC - just 20 miles west of Asheville.

Visit Explore Asheville for a daily calendar of events.

COMING SOON

November 3 – January 6

Candlelight Christmas Evenings
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St.
During Candlelight Christmas Evenings, Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and twinkling lights on a towering Norway spruce on the Front Lawn. Inside, candlelight, firelight, and holiday lights reflect on thousands of ornaments decorating dozens of Christmas trees throughout the grand rooms. Live performances of traditional Christmas music add to your evening visit. Your self-guided Candlelight visit also includes daytime admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery, gardens, shops, and restaurants with special holiday menus (additional cost) on the day of your evening visit or the day after. Buy your ticket by September 30 to save up to $15 per admission!

November 3 – January 7

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St.
A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses. Wrap yourself in the fragrant smell of fresh evergreens while admiring holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of thousands of ornaments on more than 55 magnificent Christmas trees. The celebration continues across the estate, from colorful holiday blooms in the Conservatory to our commemorative Christmas wine at the Winery, to special menus in estate restaurants. Buy your ticket 7 or more days in advance and save $10 on each admission!

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