Local Events

Ongoing Events

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

May 24 - Sep 29
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St.
Tickets: Included in general admission
Biltmore’s Conservatory will be the site of Biltmore Gardens Railway, a botanical model train display featuring small-scale replicas of the estate’s structures. These will include miniature constructions of Biltmore House, the Lodge Gate, and even a small version of the Conservatory itself. These handcrafted structures will be created from natural elements such as leaves, bark and twigs, much of which has been collected from estate grounds. With 800 feet of rails and trains traversing six separate lines at different eye levels, this is a one-of-a-kind, fun-for-all-ages garden experience.

Every Friday | 6-10 PM
Pritchard 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.

May Events

Asheville Beer Week
May 24 - June 1
Various locations
Tickets: See website
Now in its 8th year, AVL Beer Week has grown into the largest annual celebration of craft beer's impact in Western North Carolina. A project in collaboration with the Asheville Brewers Alliance, AVL Beer Week brings together industry, innovation, education, and culture into an inspired series of beer, food, music, and outdoor events – all in one of the nation’s premier travel destinations.

May 31 | 10 AM - 12 PM
Milepost 374.4 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville
Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, May 31st for the first Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week of the season. We’ll take a moderate, 1.5 mile round trip hike to the old site of Rattlesnake Lodge. We’ll explore the lush forest that thrives there today and visit the remains of Dr. Ambler’s famous Rattlesnake Lodge to learn what life was like at his mountain retreat. Meet at the dirt pull-off by the southern entrance of Tanbark Tunnel, Milepost 374.4. Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather.

June Events

Beer City Festival
June 1 | 12-5 PM
Roger McGuire Park, Downtown
Tickets: $45
This beer festival is the capstone event of Asheville Beer Week, an annual celebration of all things WNC craft beer.

June 8 | 12-10 PM
Coxe Ave, Downtown
Xpand Fest is Xpand Your Vision’s FREE family-friendly outdoor signature event. Xpand Fest is a free community event held in June every year that highlights the arts as essential and innovative tools for inclusive development. We support the belief that the arts are a powerful platform for social change .

June 8 | 11 AM - 6 PM
Pack Square Park, Downtown
Join us for a celebration of compassionate living in one of the top vegan-friendly cities in the country: Asheville, NC! June 9th, 2019. On Sunday, listen to speakers from around the country as they tackle the latest vegan issues and enjoy an outdoor festival with lots of vendors showcasing vegan food, beer, lifestyle products and more!

June 15 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Pack Square Park, Downtown
At the event you are sure to find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal make their shops open to display to the public at every market.

June 21 | 5-9 PM
N Lexington Ave, Downtown
Headliner, Tameca Jones’ powerful vocals fill the air. Her debut single, Hot and Bothered, has an old-school Motown vibe that makes the singer’s vocals shine bright. Jones’ sweet, honeyed, soulful got her pegged as the “queen of Austin soul” and crowned best female vocalist at the 2018 Austin Music Awards. There will be food & beer trucks on-site.

June 22 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Pack Square Park, Downtown
At the event you are sure to find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal make their shops open to display to the public at every market.

June 29 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Pack Square Park, Downtown
At the event you are sure to find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal make their shops open to display to the public at every market.

All events are FREE & located in Asheville unless otherwise noted.