Local Events

Ongoing Events

In the Dark Exhibit
Jan 26 - May 12 | 9 AM - 5 PM
NC Arboretum | 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Parking: $14
Explore the mysteries of the dark at The North Carolina Arboretum’s new exhibit, In the Dark, on display January 26 – May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. This hands-on, family-friendly exhibit delves into dark environments and the unique animals, plants and humans that adapt to areas with little to no light. Through mechanical displays, life-size animal models and informational panels, families will learn and uncover what thrives beneath the soil, under the sea, in the shadows of the night and within other dark settings.

Feb 8 - May 27 | 9 AM - 5 PM
Biltmore Estate | 1 Lodge St
Admission: Price varies
Biltmore House becomes the scene of a festive celebration hosted by George and Edith Vanderbilt in a new exhibition, A Vanderbilt House Party: The Gilded Age. Sourced from information gleaned from letters, photographs and documents in the Vanderbilt archives, this experience will put today’s visitors into the action of the time when the Vanderbilts entertained family and friends for extended visits to Biltmore House. The Vanderbilts’ clothing, re-created by Academy Award-winning costumier John Bright, will be featured along with a new audio-guided tour (free with all online ticket purchases) that uses innovative 360-degree sound techniques, to draw listeners into the preparations for a celebration in Biltmore House.

March Events

Mar 2 | 8 PM
US Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $29.50+
The 12-member strong, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation as one of the premier live bands performing today.

Mar 3 | 3:05 PM
See route details on website
Join the fun at this family-friendly spectacle showcasing our local personality and creativity. Asheville's Mardi Gras Parade celebration is rapidly growing as more and more sparkles, feathers, and beads show up each year to march in the annual parade with this year's King and Queen, dancers, roller skaters, drummers and krewes of colorful characters.

Mar 7-11 | See website for schedule
US Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $20+
All 10 SoCon men’s teams and all eight women’s teams will converge on Asheville for the tournaments, which begin with the women’s quarterfinals on Thursday, March 7. The women’s final will be Sunday, March 10, at noon Eastern, while the men’s final will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Mercer is the defending women’s champion and UNC Greensboro is the defending men’s champion.

Mar 9 | 12-5 PM
Hi-Wire Brewing | 2 Huntsman Pl
Admission: $10
The festival will include 20 North Carolina craft breweries that have brewed a small, one-off-batch, that cannot be found in the market. No styles are off-limits, as long as it is a one-off product. Guests can expect food from Foothills Local Meats, live music, and delicious beer.

Mar 13 | 8 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium | 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $40.50+
With 50 years of history, it’s hard to cover everything. Waiting For Columbus, first released in 1977 instantly became one of the all-time great live rock ‘n roll albums, serving up bring’-down-the-house versions of a host of Feat favorites including “Dixie Chicken,” “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” “Time Loves A Hero,” “Sailin’ Shoes,” “Oh Atlanta,” and “Willin’.”Hear these Feat classics and much more.

Mar 16-17 | 8 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium | 87 Haywood St, Downtown
Tickets: $79+
During this one-of-a-kind evening of world-class musicianship, Haynes will lead symphonic adaptations of songs spanning his vast repertoire including tunes by Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers Band and Grateful Dead as well as music from Haynes’ solo catalogue and several surprise covers.

Mar 20 | 8 PM
The Orange Peel | 101 Biltmore Ave, Downtown
Tickets: $37+
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career.

Mar 22-23 | 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Grovewood Village | 111 Grovewood Rd
Enjoy complimentary wine and treats, craft demonstrations by local artisans, and a 10 percent discount on gallery merchandise. Visitors can shop two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

Events take place in Asheville unless otherwise noted.