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Asheville’s SoCon hoops action returns! Here’s your guide to the tournament

A guide to special events, links to the matchups, parking information and more The Ingles Southern Conference Men’s and Woman’s Basketball Tournament returns to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena on March 7-11. Tickets are still available and there are lots of special events planned to coincide with the tournament, such as the Downtown Dribble, Hometown Heroes Night and Teddy Bear Toss! […]

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Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns, bringing fun along with traffic, parking impacts

  This Sunday, March 3, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade  returns to the South Slope. The parade begins at 3 p.m. Lineup and float assembly will take place in surface parking lots along Federal Alley. The parade will assemble on Federal Alley, make a quick turnaround Hilliard Avenue and formally begin at the top of Coxe Avenue […]

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Insider’s guide to traffic/parking for Asheville’s Fed Cup

The 2019 Fed Cup brings international professional tennis competition returns to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center on Feb. 9-10 for the USA vs. Australia World Group First Round. The U.S. Tennis Association and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi have announced that No. 17 Madison Keys, No. 23 Danielle Collins, No. […]

US Fed Cup Team to return to Asheville in 2019

In a Oct. 30 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has once again been chosen as a site for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup Feb. 9-10. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public […]

Howl-o-Ween comes to WNC Nature Center

On Saturday, October 27 the WNC Nature Center will host their annual Howl-O-Ween event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The event features games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and two costume contests.   Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume and to take part in one of the two children’s costume […]

Downtown Asheville’s 68 Haywood to host outdoor play during June

  Appalachian-infused Shakespeare comes to 68 Haywood this month with “The Ballad of R & J,” a musical play brought to Asheville by the American Myth Center during the month of June. As you may have guessed, it’s based on Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” star-crossed love story. American Myth Center Director Aaron Snook sets […]

Asheville’s new Xpand Fest hits South Slope Saturday with a caution: Please move your car

Asheville band The Broadcast will be an Xpand Fest headliner.   Finding a parking place on Asheville’s popular South Slope is almost as coveted as that first sip of the latest local brew. Once you’ve landed, however, folks can browse from microbrewery to barbecue joint — even chancing on the occasional speakeasy-type dive. The cachet […]

City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities. The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink are hosting Asheville Earth Week on April 21, 22, and 23. With multiple events at […]

City launches inaugural Winter Lights Downtown

The Winter Lights Downtown display in Pack Square Park West features a sequence of 7 colors shining on 8 trees.   The City of Asheville launched an exciting new holiday light display this season called Winter Lights Downtown. The seasonally bright display is centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack […]