Asheville Restaurant Week Jan. 15 – 26 | 2018 rings in specials and special discounts at many of Asheville's fine and popular restaurants during Restaurant Week, promoted by the Asheville Chamber. Also, download an online PDF for all the tasty dishes and discount details of the week | More>

 SPECIAL FROM MOTHER NATURE: Get ready for a full BLUE SUPERMOON in Jan. 2018 | Did you see the full SUPERMOON on Dec. 2, 2017, after Saturday Night Live was over? It was a bigger than usual and brighter than usual full moon. Spectacular, actually, because the weather was so clear and dry in the mountains. Good news, too: two more SUPERMOONS are headed our way in January 2018. It's a once in a blue moon opportunity, so to speak. | More>


Explore Asheville Daily | Asheville area's comprehensive events calendar is presented by the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority | | More>


Asheville Area Arts Council

Asheville Center of Performing Arts

Asheville Community Theatre  


Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre

Asheville Film Festival

Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival (LAAFF)

Shindig on the Green

Stoneleaf Theatre Festival


Nov. 18: Annual Downtown Asheville holiday parade | Begins at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, reports | More>

Nov. 17: Grove Arcade Winter Wonderland | Stoking the holiday spirit, Asheville Symphony Chorus will perform at the Grove Arcade's holiday evening event on Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 | More>

Nov. 16: Climate City Soiree to benefit The Collider | Think global, act local. That's what The Collider in Downtown Asheville is doing by exploring and supporting innovative business practices that make a greener difference. On Nov. 16, 2017, the public is invited to attend a benefit that supports The Collider. Another way of looking at it: action speaks louder than tweets; Asheville can help the U.S. remain a part of the progressive Paris climate agreement and defy Trump's regressive policies | More>

Asheville Jewish Film Festival | Held at the Fine Art Theatre in Downtown Asheville. Four evenings of movies, as well as matinee shows, on April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017. Films include "Wrestling Jerusalem," "1945," "Mr. Gaga" and "The Last Laugh." Tickets may be purchased at or at the Fine Arts Theatre box office. | More>

Easter Eggs Hunts April 8 at Carrier Park: Click Here> April 16 at Biltmore Estate: Click Here>

Laugh Your Asheville Off | Save time for laughs this summer at Laugh Your Asheville Off's 11th annual Asheville Comedy Festival, August 9 – 12, 2017 | | More>




July 4, 2012: Events, parades, fireworks

► Downtown Asheville | Pack Square Park and Ingles' fireworks |
► Downtown Asheville | Tourists' baseball and fireworks | 
South Asheville | Lake Julian and others| 
Weaverville | Carolina Mornings' favorites |
More> Asheville Area & Western North Carolina
Asheville Area | report | 
Barnardsville | list |
Brevard | Heart of Brevard report |
Bryson City | Freedom Fest and fireworks | 
Columbus | Tryon Daily Bulletin report | 
Franklin | Parade and fireworks |
Hendersonville | report |
Lake Junaluska | Fireworks |
Maggie Valley | Red, White & Boom | 
Marion | Lucky Strike Mine Celebration |
More> 2011 Holiday Parade today in Downtown Asheville features Santa Claus | Parade begins at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, at Charlotte Ave. The parade was organized by the Asheville Downtown Association. | Parade map: Parade details and route provided at official parade website: More> | Downtown merchants' Holiday Window Competition list: The public is invited to a walking tour of merchants participating in the Asheville Downtown Association's 2011 Holiday Window Competition: More>

LAAFF it up this Sunday
All-local, somewhat-loco, all-original, free street festival
*IT DOESN'T GET MORE FUN OR FUNKY THAN THIS  at Arts2People's 8th annual street festival, known as the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival | LAAFF is held on North Lexington Ave. in Downtown Asheville between College St. and I-240 overpass from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 6, 2009. Everyone is invited to attend this free, family-oriented, musical, funky and fashionable, street party. | For the three-stage schedule of musical performers and events, visit or
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Gone but not forgotten. It was good long run of 35 years. The last Bele Chere Festival was in 2013.

Bele Chere Festival


Attend 'Stop Torture Now' presentation Sept. 6
Asheville war resisters step up criticism at 2:30 p.m, Guantanamo detainee attorney Frank Goldsmith to speak
*ATTEND 'WNC STOP TORTURE NOW!' inaugural organizational meeting and presentation about torture, held at Fine Arts Theatre | From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sun., Sept 6, 2009, at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. in Downtown Asheville, the War Resisters League Asheville (WRL Asheville) said it will address "ongoing illegal torture of detainees being condoned by the U.S. Government, the continued rendition flights from N.C. airports, and the relationship between Blackwater mercenaries and the U.S. military adventures in Afganistan." WRL Asheville organizers Coleman Smith and Clare Harahan said attorney Frank Goldsmith will discuss his work of representing Guantanamo detainees, and how the public can support this work. | For details or carpooling info, contact Connie Nash at 828-884-9467 | For details about this new WNC chapter of the NC Stop Torture Now group, visit or
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*WNC JAZZ SOCIETY REPORTS HOT TICKET SALES for Ann Hampton Callaway Quartet Concert | One show only, Sat., July 19, 2008, 7 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre:

*A REAL-FAMILIES PICNIC, Sat., July 19, 2008, 11 a.m - 2 p.m. | Bring you own bag lunch. Music, speakers, fun at Recreation Park, 69 Gashes Creek Rd., off Swannanoa River Rd. near WNC Nature Center. Public welcomed. Sponsored by Coalition for Equity ( 

Big Sam's Funky Nation to appear at Lake Eden Arts Festival
LEAF FESTIVAL Advance-Only Tickets Still Available | Asheville Area's most eclectic outdoor event no longer offers at-the-gate sales. So buy your tickets now for the May 9-11, 2008, party of peace, poetry, dance, music and munchies, located just east of downtown off I-40. 
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DINNER & A DOCUMENTARY April 17, 2008 |
Flood Gallery in Asheville's River District. Click Here>

STAMP AND POSTCARD Show - April 19 & 20, 2008 | Richard's Stamp Shop is the sponsor.
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Photo compliments of
Thao Du
FEIST April 20, 2008 | Listen to
Feist (1234) at the Civic Center. Click Here>

UNCA Master Calendar | Events for students and the public.
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MALAPROP'S Events | One of Downtown's favorite places.
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CIVIC CENTER Schedule of Events | In the heart of Downtown Asheville, big events for big (and sometimes wierd) fun. 
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 April 5 - May 18 | For a bloomin' good tulip time, visit the Biltmore Estate. 
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RINGLING BROS. Barnum & Bailey Circus May 28 - 31 | The all-new
"Boom A Ring" Gold Tour of animals, acrobats and more at the Civic Center.
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FINE FLICKS at the Fine Arts | Popcorn and beer, too.
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DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE Schedule of Events | Some of Downtown Asheville's best performances await you, including
Capitol Steps political comedy (April 19), NC International Pagents featuring teens, miss and mrs. (April 26), the high-energy Koresh Dance Company (May 2-3) and Buille Irish music (May 22). Click Here>

TOURIST Calendar of Festivals and Events | Something for everyone.
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13 Calendars of Events | Always something new to do.
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Flood Gallery in Asheville's River District. Click Here>

ART WALKS in Downtown Asheville - June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3 | Rain or shine, on select Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., the art galleries of Downtown Asheville invite you to come early and stay late.
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GROVE ARCADE Architectural Tour | Simply spectacular:
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 Who's Doin' The Peel? Click Here>


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