Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- April 26-28, 2024

Hiking with the family at Black Balsam

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:

Asheville Herb Festival

Friday - Sunday, April 26-28, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WNC Ag Center

Visit the largest herb festival in the United States and Canada--promoting WNC herbs and herbal products since 1990!
Learn from herb growers, herbalists and related businesses while also seeing demonstrations from experts on natural gardening and landscaping. Free admission, free parking, & free workshops!

National Pretzel Day

Friday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Red Stag Grill

Experience an exclusive culinary offering at Red Stag Grill on National Pretzel Day. Indulge in an exquisite twist on the classic house-made pretzel, topped with local hop infused salt paired with the irresistible Lusty Monk Mustard.

Weaverville Art Safari Studio Tour

Saturday - Sunday, April 27-28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the original studio tours in the Asheville Area. It is a self guided free event that offers a unique look at the artist’s work in their working environment, featuring artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, wood art and more.

The Utopian Seed Project - Trial to Table Live Fire Event

Saturday, April 27, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Celebrate the amazing Winter Squash at a live fire cooking of winter squash and Hickory Nut Gap meats. Chef’s will be using Ultracross Squash, harvested last fall. Each guest will also receive a packet of Ultracross Squash seeds, a copy of Winter Squash Crop Stories, and an open invitation to be part of our Total Squash Sovereignty project.

Downtown Asheville Treasure Hunt - Walking Team Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, April 28, 2 - 3 p.m.

Follow clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes to find and unlock the treasure chest for a grand prize! The hunt involves walking a distance of up to 2.0 miles in total and will take place rain or shine, so long as the weather does not become dangerous. The hunt typically takes about 60 minutes to complete. Children under 10 years old are welcome to participate for free with the purchase of an Adult ticket.

Recurring Events

Biltmore Blooms

Friday - Sunday, April 26-28

A long-time spring tradition, Biltmore Blooms celebrates Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds and the return of warm weather, featuring a progression of thousands of spring flowers growing across the property. Also, be sure to catch the Chihuly at Biltmore event during your visit.

Live Music, Comedy, Dance and Theatre

AVL Fest Concert Salvage Station

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Tailgate & Specialty Pop Up Markets

Farmers Markets

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 


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:

Free Things To Do In Asheville This Weekend

Hiking in Black Mountain

Stretch those vacation dollars a little further by taking part in these activities that cost nothing to attend.

Packages and Deals

Save some money this weekend with these special offers from area attractions and accommodations.