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.
Apr 1 - May 23
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St
Tickets: See website for ticket information
Biltmore’s gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, come to life with immense floral displays featuring thousands and thousands of tulips across the estate. Biltmore’s restaurants will include special menu items, with the Winery offering specialty tours.
Apr 3 - Jun 29 | 1-1:45 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, & Sat
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 site - listed on the National Register of Historic Places - once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a force in American craft that was originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt. Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour. ours last approximately 45 minutes and operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people. Meet your tour guide at the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum in Grovewood Village.
Apr 4 - Jul 25 (Thursdays) | 6-9 PM
NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Parking Fee: $14
Relax and unwind at The North Carolina Arboretum's new “ArborEvenings” after hours series. Held every Thursday, April – October, from 6 to 9 p.m., visitors will see the Arboretum’s gardens come to light after dark while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages, including beer and wine. On the last Thursday of each month, live music be played in the Heritage Garden. Entry into ArborEvenings is free and included in non-members’ standard parking fees
Every Friday | 6-10 PM
Prichard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night (April-October) in Pritchard Park in downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. 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.