Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Grove Park Inn Hosts the Annual Labor Day Beach Music Weekend

August 30 - September 2   Labor Day Beach Music Weekend   at The Grove Park Inn A annual festive Labor Day party with live beach music, a coastal seafood buffet, dancing and a variety of family activities all celebrating the last days of summer. Events include shag dance lessons, pool games, crafts, a grilling demonstration from one of the Resort's talented chefs and incredible live music throughout Inn.

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The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - A reknowned spa, scenic golf course, sports complex with pool, tennis, racquetball, training. Enjoy onsite restaurants, lounge, bars. Accommodations include a large variety of rooms and suiteswith varying stages of updates,  some with original Inn antiques.   Get photos and details for the Grove Park Inn

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Ooh La La Curiosity Market this Weekend in Asheville

August 31   Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wild Things Weekend on Wall Street

August 31, 10 Am - 5 PM   Wall Street in downtown Asheville goes wild.  Celebrate all things wild with live animal presentations from wildlife experts, environmental educators, conservation organizations, and more. This year there will also be  food, fun, and live music.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Biltmore Concert Series Features The Beach Boys

August 30   Biltmore Concert Series   Award-winning musicians perform on the South Terrace and on Biltmore's newest event venue - Diana at Biltmore, an intimate setting on the vista overlooking Biltmore House. This Concert: The Beach Boys

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

International Nominee "Town Mountain" Headlines Friday Night at RiverLink RiverMusic Concert

August 23   River Music Concert Series   Dance under the stars next to the beautiful French Broad River at Asheville's new summer concert series hosted by New Belgium Brewing and RiverLink.  There will be New Belgium beer, a variety of good eats provided by your favorite Asheville food trucks and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage. Best of all, these events are FREE to the public. Bring your lawn chair  and enjoy the view of the French Broad River.23 String Band and Caro Mia Featuring Bluegrass, Soul, Old Time Roots & Blues will perform at Asheville's premier multi-modal even.  The live music performance beside the French Broad River begins at 5 PM  at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District

The rain-or-shine event features five local craft brewers
: Highland, Pisgah, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Asheville Brewing Co. To feed the hungry, there will be foodtrucks: Melt Your Heart, Pho Ya Belly, The Low Down, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, and non-alcoholic beverages and other goodies from Ursa Minor.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at the event at 144 Riverside Drive by bike, on foot, or even by boat. Watercraft can easily be landed at the new river access RiverLink had constructed at the site. Asheville on Bikes will offer a bike corral for safe bike parking. 

A new transportation option this year is the Gray Line Trolley. Gray Line Trolley has signed on to provide a shuttle between  the downtown area the RiverMusic site. This is being accomplished in cooperation with the Asheville Downtown Association. The trolley will loop between the event site and the Aloft Hotel. The last trolley will leave the concert site at 10 PM.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ashevile Hosts the WNC Chefs Challenge Sem-finals

August 20 - 21   WNC Chef Challenge Semi-finals: 8/20 - Tomato Jam CafĂ© vs. Zambra ; 8/21 - Strada Italiano vs. DOUGH. Chefs battle for the championship and dinner guests will receive six courses (3 from each team) and will participate in scoring the dishes to determine the winner of the Chef Challenge Semifinals.

Special wines are selected based on the "Secret" ingredient and are available for purchase along with beers and cocktails.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Biltmore Inn Labor Day Celebration Package

Wrap up your summer with fun for the whole family at The Inn on the Biltmore Estate. What better way to spend Labor Day weekend than on the grounds of one of the most beautiful homes in America.

What's Included:
  • Guest room accommodations
  • Chef’s breakfast buffet daily in The Dining Room
  • Estate daytime admission valid for the length of stay
  • Audio Guides to Biltmore House
  • Labor Day Celebration dinner
    • Includes Biltmore wine and select beers
    • Live music
    • Games for all ages
  • Gratuities for packaged meals (breakfast and event dinner)
  • Valet parking at the inn
  • Complimentary estate shuttle service
  • Fireworks and Social, weather permitting

The Inn on Biltmore Estate - 201 guest rooms and 9 suites emphasizing the Vanderbilt hospitality of old. 24-hour concierge service, outdoor pool and hot tub, library with view, fitness center, onsite dining, WIFI. Estate shuttle service. Rate NOT include Biltmore admission. Off season rates from $159.  Get hotel reviews and current lowest rates for the Inn on Biltmore

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Asheville's Downtown After Five

August 16     Downtown After Five   From 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on North Lexington Ave. (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass) enjoy live music by The Revivalists and Lyric. The Revivalists are the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. The group’s blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through a meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performance. 

Alcohol will be available with local brews from Highland Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company. Plus, regional favorites Sierra Nevada and SweetWater Brewing as well as national brands from Budweiser of Asheville and Empire Distributing will be on tap. Wine and water will also be available for purchase.along with sandwiches to pizza to ice cream or tacos. 

Downtown After 5 is a "green" event, committed to reducing its impact on the environment featuring a solar-powered stage, complimentary bike corral, compostable food and beverage containers, and staffed recycling and compost bins.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Caromia performs This Weekend at Homegrown in Pritchard Park

August 15   Homegrown in Pritchard Park - Caromia   Free performances by local singer/songwriters each Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. Held from 6 PM - 8 PM and sponsored by 98.1 The River radio station.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

7th Annual Laugh Your Asheville OFF

August 13-17    7th Annual Laugh Your Asheville OFF   One of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country. The event attracts top comedy producers and representatives that will be in attendance to scout the hottest new comedic talent.

Get a schedule of the comedy line-up HERE

Friday, August 9, 2013

Anything That Floats Parade at RiverFest

August 10   Anything That Floats Parade   Teams of adults and/or youths build anything that floats without a motor with creativity, innovation and zaniness are encouraged. Rafts can represent a business, organization, group, or any personal theme. The parade begins at Hominy Creek Park and finishes at Jean Webb Park. The home-made crafts will be competing for the titles of Most Creative, Green Machine, Ugliest, Funniest, and Most Unique Design.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Folk Art Center Holds Annual Wood Day

August 10   Wood Day at the Folk Art Center   An annual celebration of wood crafts including craft demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Twelfth Annual Carve Off Competition takes place between 1 - 3 PM. For the contest, participants have two hours to turn a simple block of wood into a work of art. Carvers must sign up by 12:30 to participate.

Demonstrations include flute making, wood turning, broom making and furniture design and construction. FREE admission.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Teen Beach Movie Beach Party at Biltmore

August 10   Biltmore Hosts Teen Beach Movie Beach Party   Held at Antler Hill Village the event will feature interactive biker and surfer themed entertainment, including the opportunity for kids to make their own biker or surfer props and get their photo taken as characters of "Teen Beach Movie." The Radio Disney AM 1480 Road Crew will help host the activities and games, provide fun "Teen Beach Movie" prizes and play the hottest music from the movie and kids' favorite artists.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shindig on the Green in Asheville NC

August 10   Shindig on the Green   Held outdoors at Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, this FREE event was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun eight summer Saturdays.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Annual RiverFest on the French Broad River in Asheville

August 10   14th Annual RiverFest  Crafts, kid fun, a raft race, music and more. RiverFest is an event especially for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Craft vendors sell local handmade goods, there are kids parades and activities and the popular Anything That Floats raft parade also takes place that afternoon. Live music continues into the evening. 

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Banjos, Fiddles and Mandolins this Week at the Swanannoa Gathering

August 4 - 10   The Swanannoa Gathering   is Warren Wilson College's continuing education program of summer folk arts workshops held on the campus in the Swannanoa Valley on the outskirts of Asheville.

Each week offers a different instrument and/or musical style. This week is Mando & Banjo Week and Fiddle Week..
Public Concerts are offered at Kittredge Theatre at 7:30 PM throughout the Gathering.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Biltmore Village Hosts the Anual Village Arts and Crafts Fair

August 3-4   Annual Village Art and Craft Fair Held on the grounds of All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village this year's Fair, the 41st, will include 118 exhibitors. Enjoy high quality art and crafts including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry and more. Hours are Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM and Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM..

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Biltmore Hosts Radio Disney

August 3    Biltmore Hosts Radio Disney   The popular radio Network is bringing Disney Junior’s Pirate and Princess Summer and the Teen Beach Movie Beach Party to Biltmore on four select Saturdays in July and August. 

At each event, the Radio Disney Road Crew will provide interactive entertainment, fun prizes and music from kids' favorite artists. Families visiting Biltmore with regular estate admission on the event dates are invited to attend the Radio Disney events at no additional charge. Event-only tickets to Antler Hill Village at Biltmore are also available for $15 for adults and free for children. 

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