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Holiday Lights Asheville Downtown

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 16-18, 2018

Discover why Asheville has been named one of the "Most Festive Cities in America" during the holidays as several favorite local traditions begin this weekend! Bring the kids to enjoy the opening weekend of twinkling light displays, listen to symphony chorus carolers and watch a holiday parade march through the streets of downtown. For a look at Asheville's many holiday

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Christmas at Biltmore 2018

PHOTO TOUR: Christmas at Biltmore 2018

Biltmore shines with holiday grandeur as Christmas at Biltmore 2018 gets underway. Magical. That's the word guests so often use when describing  Biltmore  during the holidays. Ornate decorations transport you back in time and showcase a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. The stunning decorations inside the home and across the estate feature more than 100

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Shopping in the RAD

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 9-11, 2018

Fall color has really come on strong in Asheville in the past few days. With such beautiful colors throughout the city, and just minutes away on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's a great weekend for exploring local gardens and taking scenic drives. Some top spots for autumn hues around Asheville include the gardens at Biltmore  (beautiful mums!), the North Carolina Arboretum , and

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Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Asheville to Host Music Events As Part of Oxford American Celebration

  • November 2, 2018

A lineup of top-level musicians will play a concert at Isis Music Hall  in Asheville in late November 2018 as part of a celebration of the  Oxford American  magazine's 20th annual Southern Music Issue. The anniversary issue of the magazine features the North Carolina music scene.   The Statewide Singing Circle concert at Isis Music Hall will feature

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Fed Cup

Asheville to Host National and International Sporting Events

With its prime location in the  Blue Ridge Mountains  and its top notch athletic facilities, Asheville is drawing major international and national sports competitions to town. Asheville will have everything this year from Team USA tennis action to world-class cycling to top-level college basketball. And, as you enjoy watching the athletes compete, you'll have Asheville at your

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Main Street Weaverville at Dusk

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 2-4, 2018

As fall color continues in Asheville and along the Blue Ridge Parkway , this weekend marks the beginning of the transition to the "Falliday" season. In other words, it's a uniquely special time to be in Asheville because you have the rare opportunity to experience fall color and holiday festivities at the same time. Check our weekly fall color report (published Thursday

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Sourwood Inn

Cozy Capital: Asheville, N.C.'s Guide to New Winter Adventures

Asheville, N.C. is the capital of cozy during the winter months Winter in Asheville is a bit of a secret -- a secret we'd like to share with you! Discover scenic rooftop fireplaces, seasonal Appalachian culinary traditions, soul-warming spirits, cozy cultural experiences and a booming live music scene that really heats up at this time of the year. Asheville's weather is mostly

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Fall 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- October 26-28, 2018

Halloween falls in the middle of the week (Wednesday of next week), but don’t worry: Asheville is prepared this weekend to kick off the party early! Put on your costume and head to Halloween-themed events throughout the city and we think you'll have a scary good time. And, as fall color continues to develop in the mountains and the city of Asheville, don't miss great

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WIN TICKETS: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- October 18-21, 2018

Cooler fall-like temperatures are here! Experts say this cooler weather should help with the fall color transition . As you explore Asheville this weekend, plan your fall adventure with the  fall leaf color forecast for 2018  and  our guide to the top 10 ways to experience fall in Asheville .  Then, use easy-to-use search feature to  check room availability and rates

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Steep Canyon Rangers at U.S. Cellular Center

Steep Canyon Rangers Return to Asheville Stage in 2019

Grammy-award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers is returning to the stage at ExploreAsheville.com Arena on January 19, 2019. For the band, whose members are based in the Asheville area, this will be the second performance in Asheville's largest music venue. In preparation for the 2018 show, band guitarist Woody Platt remarked, "In the 80s and 90s, I made several trips with my

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