Friday, May 27, 2016

Asheville Beer Week - Celebrate NC Craft Beer

Highland Rooftop Grand Opening Kickoff Party

May 27 - June 4, 2016   Asheville Beer Week   This Annual event offers eight full days of celebrating all things beer in Asheville NC.  There is  a reason Asheville NC has become known as on the the premier craft beer destinations in the country - come to Asheville for Beer Week and discover for yourself.  The week of events will include tastings, dinners, beer education, keynote speakers, and other beer-related fun (and nonsense). 
Beer Dinner at Gaining Ground Farm

Get  a list of events and venues on the website beginning with Highland Brewing Company's Rooftop Grand Opening and ABW Kick Off PARTY!

Asheville Beer Week includes Asheville’s Beer City Festival on Saturday afternoon where dozens of breweries (and plenty of live music) are slated to appear on Roger McGuire Green. 


Monday, May 23, 2016

May 27 - 29, 2016        Annual Mountain Sports Festival   Experience Springtime in Asheville NC at the 2016 Mountain Sports Festival.
photo courtesy

Bring your family and friends to Carrier Park and other venues for the outdoor music and sports event of the year. This year promises to build on previous years and bring a wide variety of events in the mountains, throughout town, and on the river with an array of musical talent performing on the Main Stage each day.

The Pisgah Brewing Company craft beer and local food vendors will be available.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Largest One-day WNC Arts Street Festival this Weekend in Asheville

May 21, 2016     Montford Music and Arts Festival    This is the largest one-day, free music and arts festival in Western NC - so large it's held on two streets: Montford and Soco. 

photos courtesy of Monford Music and Arts Festival

Enjoy more than 100 vendors of art, crafts, plants and food along with two stages of non-stop entertainment with 20 performing music groups and a children’s area. The Festival is known for its many quality craft persons and artists who return every year to offer their wares. The special Juried Artists section exemplifies the degree of excellence you will find at the festival.

Located near the Asheville NC Visitors Center in Historic Montford with shady tree-lined streets and unique architecture, from turn of the century “Victorian” to Arts and Craft designs.  On street parking and a bike corral will be available. The event will be held rain or shine and admission is free.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Asheville Downtown After Five live concert this Friday

May 20, 2016     Downtown After Five   Free live music entertainment in downtown Asheville. Headlining this month is CHA WA.

The celebration is every third Friday, May through September, with the goal of encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy downtown Asheville and support local businesses and entertainers. 

The event is located on North Lexington Avenue (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass) in Downtown Asheville NC. Food and beer vendors will be available.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

North Carolina Arboretum Hosts the Carolinas Dahlia Society and the North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Annual Tuber Sale

May 14, 2016   Carolinas Dahlia Society and North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society   at the North Carolina Arboretum   A wide variety of dahlia tubers and chrysanthemum rooted cuttings featuring cultivated varieties are available. Learning from Dahlia and Mum Society experts, visitors can uncover the secrets of how to produce plants with show quality blooms. 10 AM - 2 PM.

photo courtesy of North Carolina Arboretum

The North Carolina Aboretum is located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville NC 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Last Comic Standing Winner Performs in Asheville this Weekend

May 6,  7 PM and 9:30 PM at Funny Business at The Millroom, 66 Asheland Avenue in Asheville NC - Jon Reep performs two special shows. Get tickets HERE.

Jon was the fifth season winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and also appearred on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". He has also performed on a variety of television show and specials.

His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, super clever writing and of course the one talent that separates Jon from all other comedians in the world: "He's the best redneck dancer since Elvis".

Monday, May 2, 2016

Asheville Cocktail Week Tickets NOW Available

May 4 - 8, 2016 Asheville Cocktail Week returns. Get your tickets NOW for this popular event.

Launched in 2009, ASHEVILLE FEST celebrates several signature events.  Asheville Cocktail Week brings a dozen events over an expanded week, including Cocktail Theater, Spirit Dinners, Cinco de Mayo Afterparty, Guided Cocktail Tours, a "Derby Party", and a Best Bloody Mary Contest during which 15 Asheville Bars will serve a weeks worth of their very best to claim the title of Best Bloody Mary in Asheville Fest as voted by consumers.

The Southeastern Distilling Expo is the largest gathering of Southeastern Distilleries in one location. This is an industry expo invite for owners, managers and bartenders.

ELIXIR, in its fourth year, promises to bring yet another exciting evening of collaboration between the distilleries and local bar talent. Open to the public, this event provides a fun environment for the customers to get in front of bartenders making sample drinks in a structured competition environment, supporting their current bar tenders and discovering new favorites.

SWEET offers a decadent evening of desserts on Friday, again at the Historic Grove Arcade and the GRAND TASTING on Saturday is a smorgasbord of food, wine, beer, and spirits, culinary demonstrations, and a chance to meet authors, farmers, chefs, winemakers, brewers, and much, much more. If you are interested in the the Grand Tasting VIP event, know that an entire floor has been set aside that afternoon just for you! Come sample the best food scene in the south.

Get complete details for the  
Asheville Wine and Food Festival HERE

Find Asheville NC lodging, attractions and visitor information on our Asheville NC Visitor Guide.