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Ingles Independence Day Celebration

  • July 4, 2015
  • Location: Pack Square Park
  • Address: Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Pack Square Park

The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4 from 2-10pm at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville. The free event features family activities throughout the day, with a fireworks extravaganza capping off the event at 9:30pm. VOLUNTEER INFO HERE. The Ultimate Air Dogs return to Asheville for the 4th of July event. Competitions will take place at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, with the finals at 7:30pm. Learn more about the Ultimate Air Dogs at ultima...

6th Annual {Re}HAPPENING

  • April 4, 2015
  • Location: Camp Rockmont
  • Address: 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711

An immersive, multi-sensory experience of art, performance and food in the Dining Hall and on the grounds of the BMC Lake Eden Campus organized in collaboration with The Media Arts Project.

Addison Farms Vineyard Barrel Tasting

Our exclusive Barrel Tasting is all about the wine with the opportunity to purchase wine futures on the barrel samples. Join Jeff Frisbee, owner and winemaker, for a private tour of our vineyard to learn about our terroir and grape varietals, and then proceed to the winery to learn about winemaking. Finally, gather in the Barrel Room to be the first to sample Addison Farms newest wines. This exclusive ticketed event will meet at the Addison Farms Tasting Room at Noon on Saturday, April 11, 2015...

Annual Passholder Spring Sunrise Breakfast

Few sights in Western North Carolina are as spectacular as watching the sun rise over Lake Lure. Weather permitting, the Park opens early for Annual Passholders with a tasty continental breakfast and the best seats in the area. Post your sunrise pictures to our Facebook page. To RSVP, please call 800-277-9611.

Asheville Science Tavern

  • October 11, 2014
  • Location: Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue #101, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday

Eat, drink, meet and greet with fellow science lovers, then join a scientist for a brief talk and discussion about science. THIS MONTH: Climate scientist Rob Young presents: "The Crisis over climate change and rising seas: America's complete political failure to adapt or mitigate." For more info, go to and search for "Asheville Science Tavern." Eat and greet at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. A $5 ($2 for students) covers our expenses.

Coming Home: A Wild Food Adventure with Alan Muskat at Addison Farms Vineyard

Come experience the life of a modern hunter-gatherer firsthand. Join Alan Muskat as you gather edible wild plants, mushrooms and other extreme cuisine from the forest surrounding our farm. After your three-hour adventure, join us for a wine tasting ($8 tasting flight). You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch, relax and enjoy the views after your adventure. It will be a unique experience in self-catering, a memorable lesson in high-class survival.

East Asheville Tailgate Market

  • May 15, 2015 - September 25, 2015
  • Location: Groce Methodist Church
  • Address: 954 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The East Asheville Tailgate Market offers an array of fresh produce, eggs, meat, crafts, and baked goods. We're a family friendly environment with live music and a great community of vendors and customers.

Flights & Bites

Come out to the tasting room for our "Flights & Bites" series. Each month we partner up with a local food producer and pair up their delicious creations with a flight of our own quality, craft beer. This week we will be hosting Green River Picklers! Flights of beer are $8.00 and flights of bites are $8.00.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Stroll. Sip. Taste and Explore the best of Black Mountain! Creative Mountain Food Tours are 3 hour fun-filled guided walking tours appealing to all foodies and history buffs. Visit a variety of 5 or more local culinary gems in an afternoon tasting small plates paired with alcoholic and non alcoholic beveraes while going behind the scenes to hear insightful tibits of Black Mountain's culture, history and cuisine. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours to book a tour! Reservations required.

60th-Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

  • July 9, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Address: US 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 305, Linville, NC 28646
  • Venue:  Grandfather Mountain
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Revel in Scottish traditions, music, dancing, athletics and food at the nation's grandest Highland Games, held at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Watch brawny athletes hurling massive cabers, dainty dancers performing traditional steps or bands of bagpipers blaring Celtic sounds. More information available at or 800-468-7235.

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