Daily Events and Area Calendars | For a useful list of daily events calendars covering Downtown Asheville, Click Here> | For additional Asheville Area and Western North Carolina calendars, Click Here>

Mother Earth News Fair returns in April | If you care about learning more about sustainability, this fair is for you. Sponsored by Mother Earth News, the fair is returning to the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher on April 27 & 28, 2019. Details at More>

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Open Mic night at The Grey Eagle | Free show one Monday a month, beginning at 6 p.m. Check calendar for details at More>


Asheville Area Arts Council | Current exhibitions: More>

Asheville Community Theatre | Current shows at More>

BeBe Theatre, et al | Professional theatrical performances in an intimate "black box" venue, which also features performances by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and White Dog ProjectX via More>

Diana Wortham Theatre | A variety of entertainment in a venue known for wonderful acoustics in a comfortable setting via More>

North Carolina Stage Company | Current shows at More>

Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club | Big and little bands and a variety of other shows in an large open setting at More>

The Grey Eagle | A staple of the Asheville music scene located in the River Arts District minutes from the historic section of Downtown Asheville via More>

QUICK LOOK: Asheville Daily Events and Asheville Area Calendars | For a useful list of daily events calendars covering Downtown Asheville, Central Asheville, North Asheville, South Asheville, West Asheville, East Asheville and nearby towns in Western North Carolina, Click Here> | For additional Asheville Area and Western North Carolina calendars, Click Here>


Asheville Mardi Gras parade along South Slope Sun., Mar. 3, begins at 3 p.m., followed by Queen's Ball | "Wild! Wild! Asheville!" is the 2019 parade's theme, via More> |

QUEEN'S BALL INFO: Map of parade route, parking details, as well as Queen's Ball (5 to 10 pm) info: More>


The Twelve Dates of Christmas is featured until Dec. 30, 2018, at NC Stage in Downtown Asheville. Details, directions and tickets to this one-woman show at More>

Good Tidings at new, ethical pop-up shop | The holiday sale will take place at the Ware, a new sustainable retail store in Downtown Asheville, through Dec. 28, 2018, via More>


'FIRST FRIDAYS' 2018 APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER: Downtown Asheville Art Galleries' free Art Walk Friday on June 1 | It's that lovely season for walking around downtown, and no better excuse is needed than for participating art galleries to open their doors en masse from 5 to 8 p.m., on Fri., June 1, 2018. Psssst, pass it on: On the art walk, hot wire your creative sensibilities at Momentum Gallery (24 No. Lexington Ave.) — and ask them about their plans for a new 21,000 sq.ft. gallery, located on Broadway next to the Mellow Mushroom. But live big and visit Momentum on Lex on June 1st; it's truly exquisitely curated, stunningly contemporary, and a must-see gallery for serious art lovers who enjoy taking it all in at ALL the galleries participating in this year's Downtown Asheville "First Fridays" Art Walks on June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, 2018, via More> 


Elder & Sage Community Gardens participants gather for May 2018 garden meeting (Photo by Robert Lovejoy)

Public attends the Elder & Sage Gardens "Watch Party" on May 16 | Elder & Sage Community Gardens participants attended the May 16th showing of a UNC-TV show that features Elder & Sage: More>

Downtown After Five in Asheville | Kicking off its 30th season on May 18, 2018, Downtown After Five was free and open to the public complements of Asheville Downtown Association with support by Prestige Suburu and many other local businesses and organizations. Details at More>

 Biltmore's fashion from Titanic the movie ends Sunday | Only three days are left — May 11, 12 & 13, 2018 — to Biltmore Estate's popular event, "Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie." Over 45 film costumes from the Titanic movie are exhibited. Details at More>

Spring into Dance and honor Mother's Day with the Asheville Ballet | On May 11 & 12, 2018, beginning 7:30 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre, this professionally produced, family-friendly event features a special ballet in honor of Mother’s Day. It was created by Fleming Lomax, and features a new work by Asheville Ballet director Ann Dunn with live music by Earspace, as well as exciting new works by Tricia Renshaw, Sandi Weinberg, and Jessica Hodgins. For details, visit More> | For tickets, visit More>

Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC, April 28-29, 2018 | Learn how to grow plants, build a wonderful home or simply how to build your own root cellar, and much more at many workshops and on-stage demonstrations: More>

Stop the gun violence. Enough is enough. March. Petition. Be heard. Be relentless. We demand a change.

March For Our Lives in Asheville | Participate in the march that begins at 11 a.m., Sat., Mar. 24, 2018, beginning in Downtown Asheville at Pack Square. Attend another Asheville event after the march to be held at 2 p.m. at The Block Off Biltmore, reported at Facebook: More> | Add your name to the petition to stop gun violence at More> | Tell your friends and family: "On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Rally with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard," as stated on the march's official website, More>

We Demand A ChangeWatch grieving artist Manuel Oliver — who is father of Joaquin, one of the Parkland 17 murdered in the Florida high school — as he paints and channels his grief, and perhaps his dead son's message, to the world in a powerful mural, as reported a More>

Second Saturdays in the River Arts District | The next Second Saturday event of 2018 will be held April 14, and is open to the public with a wide variety of art demonstrations and parties: More>

Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse, April 16, 2018, at Malaprops | This monthly meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe features lead discussions by respected professional Asheville area writers. Area writers of all stripes along with the public are invited to attend. After the meeting, networking to share stories and knowledge ais also a highlight. Event details at More>

Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC, April 28-29, 2018 | Learn how to grow plants, build a wonderful home or simply how to build your own root cellar, and much more at many workshops and on-stage demonstrations: 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



Winter Dance Spectacular: Noteworthy on Nov. 18, 2018, Studio Zahiya presents its "Winter Dance Spectacular" at the Orange Peel in Downtown Asheville. For details and tickets, visit More> or More>

Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC, April 28-29, 2018 | Learn how to grow plants, build a wonderful home or simply how to build your own root cellar, and much more at many workshops and on-stage demonstrations: More>

Organic Growers School Conference | For organic home growers and farmers, 150 classes and workshops, along with speakers and networking, will be held at UNCA, Mar. 9 – 11, 2018: More>

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>


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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 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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