Local Events

September Events

Sept 1 – 30 | 8 AM – 7 PM
Recurring daily
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, The North Carolina Arboretum
Admission: FREE, daytime parking fees apply
The Arboretum is excited to welcome back the widely popular outdoor exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks by Sean Kenney. Featuring 16 larger-than-life-size sculptures placed throughout the Arboretum's gardens and created with nearly 500,000 LEGO Bricks.

Sept 7 | 6 PM – 10 PM
100 Gay St, Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre
Tickets: $25 -$40
Dobro master and 14-time Grammy award winning bluegrass legend, Jerry Douglas, graces the stage at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre - Music Venue in #Asheville for a performance with his band on Labor Day, September 7, 2020. This is a rescheduled performance from the original concert date of April 24, 2020. Original tickets purchased are still valid for entry.

Sept 13 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
743 Haywood Rd, Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
Tickets: $15
Blues, funk, & soul party brought to you by the high energy of Jesse Barry & The Jam! Kelly Jones on guitar & vocals, Rob Geisler on bass, and Micah Thomas on drums & vocals!

Sept 19 | 8:30 AM
468 Riverside Dr, Salvage Station
Tickets: 5K $36, 10K $40, Walk $10
The Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K and its evil cousin, the Super Villain 10K, are returning to the Salvage Station on the river. Dress up and channel your inner super hero or super villain at either race and join us a great party afterward. For those wanting a smaller challenge but still join in the fun, the Super Walk is just for you.

Sept 20 | 10 AM – 6 PM
Montford Historic District, Asheville
Come, experience and enjoy Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival. See for yourself why so many visitors return each year to hear the music, dine on local cuisine, and shop from some of the finest artisans in the area.

Sept 29 | 8 PM
101 Biltmore Ave, The Orange Peel
Tickets: $30 - $35
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.

Fall Color Forecast

Romantic Asheville has released the Fall Color Forecast for western North Carolina. Please visit their website for more information and links.

  • September last week: Spotty color begins at 6,000+ feet in the highest mountains, plus on high rocky ridges including Rough Ridge and Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • October First Week: Colors transform above 5,000 feet elevation, including Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain. Mile-high Beech Mountain is a great place to stay for refreshing temperatures. South on the Parkway, head to Waterrock Knob and Black Balsam areas. Hike & picnic atop both Max Patch and Roan Mountain on the AT.

  • October Second Week: 4,000-5,000 feet elevation. Best colors really pick up steam, including Mount Pisgah and Devil's Courthouse areas south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountains surrounding Waynesville and Cashiers peak, including Whiteside Mountain with the Shadow of the Bear. Also, see colorful highest ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and drive the Cherohala Skyway. Camp at Lake Santeetlah.

  • October Third Week: 3,000-4,000 feet elevation. The ultimate week for the most color includes large sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check out Little Switzerland off the Parkway, as well as Bakersville and Spruce Pine. This also includes much of Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. Drive the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. Top hikes there include Looking Glass Rock or Cradle of Forestry. North of Asheville, best color will be Banner Elk and hikes to Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountain at Linville Gorge. West of Asheville, head to Maggie Valley, Cherokee and Bryson City.

  • October Fourth Week: 2,000-3,000 feet elevation. The city of Asheville, French Broad River and Biltmore Estate show their best color, along with many of our small towns including Sylva and Saluda. It's a great time for a waterfall hike in DuPont State Forest or a stroll at the NC Arboretum.

  • November First Week: 1,000-2,000 feet elevation. Color fills the lush Hickory Nut Gorge at Chimney Rock. See the fall reflections on Lake Lure. Also hike and camp at Lake James and South Mountains State Parks east of Asheville. The leaf progression concludes in the foothills around Marion, Rutherfordton and Tryon Foothills Wine Country.