Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- February 3-5, 2023

Couple in enjoying a drink in the River Arts District

Ready to make your weekend plans? Experience some of the best events happening all around the Blue Ridge Mountains. As you plan your getaway to Asheville, check out our easy-to-use accommodations search tool to find room availability and rates.

Here are ideas for what to do this weekend:

First Fridays on the Block

Friday, February 3, 5 - 8 p.m.
Noir Collective AVL

Celebrate Black History Month and the 130th birthday of the YMI Cultural Center at this monthly event series, which takes place the first Friday of each month. The party begins at 5 p.m. followed by Spoken Word by Black Diamond Enterprise at 6 p.m. The evening culminates with an art reception for Joseph Pearson at 7 p.m.

19th Annual Miniatures Show Reception

Friday, February 3, 5 p.m. 
American Folk Art and Framing

See the small but mighty works of art at the annual Miniatures Show. The artworks in this show are limited in size to 7 x 9 inches, with no restrictions on subject or spirit! To celebrate the opening, American Folk will hold a reception on Friday. Guests to this free event can purchase locally created bouquets of flowers and commission an on-demand poem.

*Assembly Requred: Asheville Designer Toy Expo

Saturday - Sunday, February 4-5, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grey Eagle

*Assembly Required is the premiere destination for independent designer, bootleg and art toy artists and collectors. Refining inspiration from a variety of underground and subcultural elements, *Assembly Required honors this turn of the century pop surrealistic art movement, as the melting pot of artistic expression.

National Girl and Women in Sports Day

Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Carrier Park

Take part in an annual day of learning and encouragement, designed to expose women and girls to a variety of activities that will inspire them to lead through active, healthy lifestyles. Open to women and girls ages 6 and up, this is a chance to try new sports and fitness activities or improve on an area of interest. There is no cost to participate.

Black History Month Celebration

Saturday, February 4, 5 - 8 p.m. 
Burton Street Community Center

Join Burton Street friends and neighbors for dinner and a movie highlighting the accomplishments of Black Americans.


Family Session in the Salt Cave

Sunday, February 5, 10 - 11 a.m.
Asheville Salt Cave

Spend some nurturing time with your kids. These sessions are a quiet play session (inside voices). Salt therapy can benefit all ages and this session allows you and your young ones to enjoy the salt cave together. Some benefits, especially useful for children, include mental clarity for distracted youngsters as well as immune boosting, respiratory relief, and relief from skin conditions.

Live Music, Comedy, Dance and Theatre 

The Millroom

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Tailgate & Specialty Pop Up Markets 

Shopping in the RAD

Shop local at the Asheville area's numerous farmers, tailgate, and holiday markets. Here's a look at some of the markets you can visit this weekend:

Visit an art studio or art exhibition 

A Glass Artist Fires His Work at the North Carolina Glass Center in Asheville

Asheville is home to hundreds of artists, galleries and studios making creative expression a way of life here in the mountains. Here is a look at some of the current art exhibitions in the city:

Go For A Hike

Silver Run Falls

Experience incredible layered mountain vistas, thundering waterfalls and gorgeous forests on a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Begin browsing hikes with our Asheville Hiking Guide. And, find the hike just right for you by checking out our Asheville Hike Finder tool. The tool gives you the opportunity to filter hikes by length, difficult, popularity and distance from Asheville.

Leave No Trace

As you're out exploring the trails and waterfalls that make the Blue Ridge Mountains so special, it's important to leave everything as you found it. Follow these seven principles of Leave No Trace to ensure you and future generations can enjoy these mountains for years to come.