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Special Events

2014 Asheville Wine & Food Festival

  • August 22, 2014
  • Location: US Cellular Center
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

A vibrant restaurant, brewery, wine, spirits, and boundless downtown scene have placed Asheville in the national spotlight time and again. Underground supper clubs, James Beard-nominated chefs, nationally recognized distilleries, and boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is the culinary destination. And there's no better opportunity to sample it all in one place than during the 6th annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 21-23 at the US Cellular Center ...

Upcoming Events

Alarm Clock Conspiracy Duo - CD Release

Highland's Tasting Room is a unique blend of fresh beer in a family-friendly, top-quality music venue. Voted WNC's "Best Overall Brewery" in 2013 and 2014 by Mountain Xpress voters! Enjoy all of our beers, a tour and specialty offerings rarely found outside the brewery. Next in our line-up of musical talent: Alarm Clock Conspiracy

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week

  • August 22, 2014
  • Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week: “On Top of the World” Join Parkway rangers at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 22nd for a moderate to strenuous 2.5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Sam Knob. Come learn about wilderness areas and the species that live there while taking in the spectacular views. Meet at the Black Balsam parking area at the end of the Black Balsam Road (FR 816), just south of Milepost 420. Bring water and a snack, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for c...

DIG Festival

  • August 22, 2014
  • Location: • The Orange Peel • Asheville Music Hall • One Stop • Broadways • Tressa's • 5 Walnut • The Social • Wicked Weed •
  • Address: 101 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

DIG FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT GROOVE FESTIVAL AUG. 22nd & 23rd ASHEVILLE, NC Two days, 8 venues , 40+ local and regional bands! Alanna Royale • Alarm Clock Conspiracy • Blushin Roulettes • Bubonik Funk • Bulgogi • Camp David • Carolina Wray • Dave Dribbon & The Stomping Rain • Can't Kids • Debrissa and Bear King • Doc Aquatic • Empire Strikes Brass • The E Normous Trio • Hank West • Hearts Gone South • ...

Drupal Camp Asheville 2014

Join us for our 4th Drupal Camp in Asheville, NC on August 22-23, 2014! Our camp will be at the Asheville Crowne Plaza this year, right next to downtown Asheville. We will be having sprints, trainings, multiple session tracks, and fantastic after parties this year that add up to the best Drupal event in Asheville ever! Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of pe...

Friday Afternoon Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

  • August 22, 2014

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain - Start your weekend early by signing up for this walking food tour! We will be visiting at least five local pubs, breweries and restaurants partaking in local beer and unique, local food tastings in downtown Black Mountain. We will leisurely stroll, sip, taste and explore our way through this hidden culinary and historic gem of a city. For more information and to schedule a tour, visit

Healing Our Backs With Yoga: A Layperson’s Guide to Pain Relief

  • August 22, 2014
  • Location: One Center Yoga
  • Address: 120 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join Lillah, the Back Whisperer, and Preserve our Mountains! 22% donated to SAHC. Are you a person with back pain? Or do you want to avoid back pain? Learn the Principles of Self-applied Back Care for back, neck and shoulder conditions. A national expert in yoga’s structural benefits, Lillah offers this signature course to help you tap into yoga’s healing and strengthening power. Weekend includes: asana (pose) practices, pranayama (breath) practices, anatomy studies, relaxation trai...

Speaking of Gardening Symposium 2014

  • August 22, 2014
  • Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Venue:  North Carolina Arboretum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The 2014 Speaking of Gardening event in Asheville, N.C., will host a group of speakers whose renowned horticultural experience and design philosophies will be of significant interest to professionals and garden enthusiasts. Inspiring lectures on creative design, innovative horticulture practices, and unique plant specimens are the focus of this two-day event. Other highlights are book signings by our speakers and live and silent auctions of rare and unusual plants. Table displays by sponsors ...


  • August 22, 2014
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Grove Arcade

SWEET is the place to be on Friday evening, August 22 from 8-10 p.m. before the Grand Tasting on Saturday, August 23. Enjoy dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Asheville, but save room for an evening of toothsome confections and sips at the historic Grove Arcade in downtown. Local bakers, chocolatiers, pâtissiers, wine vendors, brewers and distillers will line the corridors of this architectural wonder. The shops of the Grove Arcade will stay open late, giving you the opport...

6th-Annual Rock Academy Show for Give to the Music

Rising star Joe Lasher Jr. headlines the sixth-annual Rock Academy concert for Give to the Music at The Orange Peel on Saturday, August 23rd. Give to the Music provides tuition for private music lessons, performance classes, and tutoring, as well as musical instruments for children who are in need of financial assistance. The concert will also feature Rock Academy youth bands, who frequently play throughout the Asheville area. A Joe Lasher Jr. meet-and-greet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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