Summer in Asheville, NC

Head to Asheville’s higher elevations and find sweet relief from summer’s sweltering humidity. During the day you’ll discover the refreshing cool of North Carolina mountain breezes, secret swimming holes, and whitewater adventures around every bend. When the sun begins to set, Asheville heats up with lively street performances, a super-fun nightlife scene, and off in the distance… the beating of a drum.

Shindig on the Green Music and Dance Festival in Asheville, N.C.

by Jason Tarr

Each summer, the festival series celebrates traditional mountain music and dance of Asheville and the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig on the Green is a free, outdoor mountain bluegrass music and dance festival that takes place throughout the … read more

Sliding Rock Natural Waterslide

by Jason Tarr

Feel the rush of sliding down a 60-foot all-natural water slide in the heart of gorgeous Pisgah National Forest ! The appropriately named Sliding Rock is an experience unlike any other and it’s one of the most exciting ways to cool off in the … read more

Budget-Friendly Ways to Cool Down

by Cat Kessler

Asheville's beat-the-heat adventures In the heart of the summer, with warmer temperatures still creeping into the forecast, there's no better time than now to find unique ways to cool down. Fortunately, you can escape to the mountains of … read more

Best Gardens to Visit in Asheville

by Nan Chase

Asheville is a Garden-Lovers Paradise Asheville, North Carolina's scenic natural landscape is a mecca for all things green, with its favorable climate and diverse citizens instilled with a passion and respect for the land. From elegant grand … read more

Top 8 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.

by Del Holston

The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset The Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. People travel from all over the world to see the nightly show. We asked our social … read more