Summer in Asheville, N.C.

Summer in Asheville, North Carolina, is the perfect time to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains, go for a hike, or float down the river. Plus, check out summer festivals, events and arts.

Discover Summer in Asheville

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 romantic rooftops

 

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