Blog by Del Holston

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Del has been exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains for nearly two decades. An outdoor enthusiast and photographer, his adventures have been chronicled in the Asheville Travel Blog, WNC Magazine and various travel websites.

Craggy Gardens Picnic

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- June 28-30, 2019

Surrounded by millions of acres of protected forests, the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi, and hundreds of cascading waterfalls , Asheville is a mecca for outdoor adventure. This weekend explore the region's natural beauty and take part in one of the lively events happening all around the city. Looking to try something different? Check out our round up of

Summer in Asheville

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- June 21-23, 2019

This weekend kicks off the official beginning to summer, and Asheville is heating up with free street festivals, outdoor adventures, and live entertainment. As the temperatures rise, hike to the higher elevations  in search of cool mountain breezes, float down the French Broad River , or find a secret swimming hole along the Blue Ridge Parkway. In downtown, get a


Downtown Asheville LEAF Festival

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- June 7-9, 2019

In Asheville, experience several festivals and community events celebrating the arts, a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable future. This weekend is an example of the great events going on in Asheville during the month of June. Because of the numerous festivals and relatively mild temperatures, CNN named Asheville one of the  Top 5 Places to Visit in June in the world! Plan your

Craggy Gardens Hiking

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- May 31-June 2, 2019

A gorgeous weekend is in store for Asheville making this a perfect time to get outside and explore the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned traveler to our vibrant mountain town, you’re sure to find something new and unexpected at one of the many festivals and events happening all around the area. Plan your weekend trip to Asheville by utilizing our

McBride Beer City

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- May 24-27, 2019

This Memorial Day, enjoy your extra long weekend of remembrance with a number of lively festivals and events taking place all around Asheville. Celebrate with music concerts, comedy shows, art festivals, a beer expo, multiple burlesque events, and popular street parties. This unofficial start to the summer season coincides with a heat wave for the southeast making this the perfect weekend to

Craggy Pinnacle

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- May 17-19, 2019

The streets come alive in Asheville as the warmer days of May kick off a season of lively festivals celebrating music, art, and community. All weekend long, immerse yourself in our vibrant mountain culture with special events planned throughout the area. This weekend marks the return of Downtown After 5 , a Friday night tradition in the streets of Asheville. Check out this free festival that

LEAF Festival

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- May 10-12, 2019

A special Mother’s Day weekend is in store for you here in Asheville. Celebrate with mom at one of the many art exhibits, music festivals, and outdoor adventures planned throughout the area. With so many cultural events planned, you’re sure to find a memorable experience she’ll love sharing with you. In Asheville, there's no shortage of ways discover scenic beauty, and May is


Waterfall Hiking Spring

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- May 3-5, 2019

The longer days and milder weather of spring provide more time for outdoor fun and exploration in Asheville. Whether you visit for the breathtaking mountain views, our delicious Appalachian culinary scene , or love of live music , you’re sure to discover something unexpected while in Asheville. This weekend sample the region’s best craft spirits, explore an urban garden bursting with

Spring Vista Cropped

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- April 26-28, 2019

Spring is serving up the best weather we’ve seen this year, and with great weather comes even greater opportunities to get outside and enjoy a wide selection of events offered throughout Asheville. This weekend, explore the outdoors, attend a festival celebrating food and wine, meet local artists, and learn what life was like for early pioneers in the Appalachian Mountains. Whether

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