Blog by Jason Tarr

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Jason is the Content Specialist for ExploreAsheville.com and is a former television news reporter.  He now combines his love for writing and Asheville to highlight the best of our mountain community.  He's also an avid outdoorsman who spends nearly all his free time hiking and photographing the mountains of western North Carolina. When he's not hiking or writing, you'll find him singing karaoke around town or catching a local sports game.

Spring in Asheville

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- April 27-29, 2018

The wealth of experiences Asheville offers are as varied as they are numerous. This weekend you'll find everything from a festival celebrating cheese to an art safari to a fashion show to a boat regatta! In other words, no matter what your interests are, Asheville is likely to have something to enjoy that's right up your alley. And, in addition to these great events, you'll have the

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Connect Beyond the Page

Asheville Welcomes New Festival Celebrating Music, Film and Storytelling

A new festival in Asheville this weekend welcomes you to experience the power of music , film and storytelling in creating movements that lead to social change. At the Connect: Beyond the Page Festival , you’ll see inspirational live music performances, hear from nationally renowned creative leaders and be among the first to screen new film projects that are in the works. The festival is

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Spring in downtown Asheville

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- April 20-22, 2018

Asheville is a place where you'll always find new experiences. This weekend is no exception! Be a part of a new festival, the Connect: Beyond the Page Festival . Or, experience the new riverside venue at Sierra Nevada , one of Asheville's top breweries. This is also a weekend when you'll be able to celebrate Asheville area staples such as Pisgah Brewing Company , now in its 13th year

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Pink Dog Creative, River Arts District

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- April 13-15, 2018

The transition to spring continues in Asheville as more and more trees and flowers are budding out. A celebration of flowers at Biltmore, known as Biltmore Blooms , is among the best places to see the beauty of the season. This weekend in Asheville, delight in the work of nearly 200 artists in the River Arts District . Enjoy one of several big celebrations around town for kids and their families.

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Art Deco Skyline

Things to Do This Weekend in Asheville -- April 6-8, 2018

April is an exciting time to be in Asheville. It's a time when Asheville ushers in a renewed energy for spring. This weekend is the kick off for many of the beloved Asheville events and happenings that occur throughout the warmer months. You’ll find celebrations of art, music, beer and culture. Local tailgate farmer's markets spring open, offering farm freshness. And flowers burst

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Chimney Rock Sunrise Service

Things to Do This Weekend in Asheville -- March 30-April 1, 2018

Celebrate Easter weekend with Asheville traditions, from sunrise services with stunning vistas to moving musical performances. This weekend also marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the state's craft brewing scene , featuring tastings and events for the next four weeks at many of Asheville's 38 area breweries. Plan your trip to Asheville by utilizing our easy-to-use search to

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Daffodils

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- March 23-25, 2018

This week marks the official beginning of spring and Asheville already is blooming with great events to celebrate the season! Spring is an exciting time to be in town with at least 18 major spring festivals and the opportunity to see nature’s rebirth throughout the mountains. Plan your trip to Asheville by utilizing our easy-to-use search to check  room availability and rates at

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Spring Hike

Top Spring Events in Asheville 2018

As the warmer temperatures bring beautiful blooms to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville’s calendar of festivals and celebrations also blossoms. Experience these colorful events that are sure to help you leave winter behind and put that spring back in your step. Spring Flowers and the Outdoors Reign These Asheville happenings embody the bright spirit of spring.   Biltmore Blooms , March

Sure Signs of Spring

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

Asheville is known for it’s dedication to “going green.” Asheville even has earned designations such as Tree City USA and Bee City USA for years and many sustainable local farms supply food directly to the chefs at local restaurants . This weekend, Asheville goes green for yet another reason: St. Patrick’s Day. Local music venues, breweries and bars have numerous events

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SoCon Basketball USCC

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- March 1-4, 2018

Asheville is drawing major international and national sports competitions to town in large part because of its prime location, top-notch facilities and great hometown teams . This weekend, two major sports tournaments will take place here in Asheville. The UNC-Asheville men’s college basketball team ended on a great run to clinch the Big South Championship, meaning the majority of the Big

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