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Plant a Pinwheel for Child Abuse Prevention - ASHEVILLE NC - On April 7 at 3:30 p.m., the Buncombe County Commissioners and the Child Protection Team invite the community...

Biltmore International Rose Trials Competition - ASHEVILLE NC - The judging and awards ceremony for the third annual Biltmore International Rose Trials competition is schedu...

Farmer's Market-Based Food Assistance Program - ASHEVILLE NC - Health and social sciences scholar Darcy Freedman will present "Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a ...

Local Earth Skills School Featured on National Geographic Channel - ASHEVILLE NC - How far do you have to go to get-back-to-the-land? The National Geographic Channel's new series, "Live Free or Di...

Volunteers Needed for Tuckaseigee River Cleanup on April 18 - ASHEVILLE NC - Base Camp Cullowhee at Western Carolina University will present the 31st annual Tuckaseigee River Cleanup on Satu...

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Wicked Weed Brewing Breaks Ground 50,000 Barrel Brewing Facility in Asheville - ASHEVILLE NC - In celebration with the Buncombe County Commissioners and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncom...

Spring Events and Happenings at Chimney Rock - ASHEVILLE NC - Chimney Rock announces Spring events. Selfie in the Park: What's Your View? Date/Time: April 1- April 30 ...

ASAP Announces Cost Share and Promotional Support for Area Farmers - ASHEVILLE NC - ASAP announces the launch of a farmer cost share program and the renewal of its popular wax produce box initiativ...

18th Annual French Broad River Festival - ASHEVILLE NC - This annual grassroots festival has grown steadily from a one night benefit party on the banks of the French Broa...

Veteran Road Tour March 28 - ASHEVILLE NC - Asheville Veteran Road Tour Saturday, March 28, 2015 10 am - 2 pm Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore ...

Asheville Community Conversation Short Term Rentals - ASHEVILLE NC - There is a growing conversation in Asheville regarding short term rentals and Asheville City Council wants to hea...

Ring in Spring with Biltmore Blooms - ASHEVILLE NC - The sight of sunny daffodils popping up at Biltmore's entrance gate is a sure signal that the estate's annual spr...

"Creating a Mindful Campus" at UNCA - ASHEVILLE NC - UNC Asheville will host "Creating a Mindful Campus: Mindfulness in Action," a conference exploring how mind...

WCU School of Nursing Hosting Rural Health Symposium - ASHEVILLE NC - Western Carolina University's School of Nursing will host its first annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on...

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Local Attractions

The tranquil charm of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the spirited culture of the River Arts District, the natural magnificence of Chimney Rock - these are just some of the attractions that have inspired countless visitors to Asheville. Parks like the Pisgah National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park make it easy to experience the great outdoors. An impressive variety of cultural attractions like the historic Biltmore Estate, as well as first-class museums catering to everything from fine art to geology have established Asheville as a cultural epicenter. Read more to discover the best Asheville local attractions.

Shopping in Asheville

Visitors will be amazed at the unique boutiques, charming shops, and eclectic stores to be found in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless travelers have come to cherish the area's original shopping locales like the historic Biltmore Village; with its array of quaint shops selling one-of-a-kind treasures. Downtown Asheville boasts 200+ shops of impressive diversity, as well as the grand old Grove Arcade shopping center. With these amazing stores, it's easy to see how Asheville became one of the East's top shopping destinations. Lean more about Asheville shopping.

Events

From Broadway shows to the Bele Chere Festival, Asheville hosts an incredible variety of events. In a town so full of imagination and vitality, it's easy to find the perfect event for the whole family. Each day is filled with music, the nights with dancing, and every moment filled with surprise at the many events held in Western North Carolina's bountiful parks and forests. Whether you want to learn more about gardening, attend a prestigious lecture, catch an Asheville Tourists game, or just explore the goings-on about town, our Asheville Events section will help get you there in time for the action.

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Asheville, NC is a gorgeous town located in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. The monumental Biltmore Estate, beautiful atmospheres, and friendly people make Asheville and its surroundings one-of-a-kind. A great area to live and visit, Asheville offers many exciting adventures from skiing and snowboarding to fishing and horseback riding. Experience cabins and vacation rentals in the WNC mountains, eclectic shopping and everything else that makes this All-American City the place to be.

Discover why people are calling Asheville, North Carolina the southeast's destination for the best places to shop, places to stay, grab a bite to eat, and be entertained. The eclectic mix of things to do in Asheville NC remains unrivaled in the mountains, the South, and some would even say the country. With its relaxing nature hikes, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, the grand estate of George Vanderbilt, the Biltmore Estate and House, and the University of North Carolina Asheville, this is a town of rare beauty offering a unique fusion of nature and culture to the traveler and resident alike.

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