What we do

The Department of Community & Regional Entertainment Facilities manages a unique collection of sporting & entertainment facilities and operations. Over 1.5 Million people participate in programs or attend events at the facilities, including the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, WNC Nature Center, McCormick Field, Aston Park Tennis Center, John B Lewis Soccer Complex and outdoor events within parks and public spaces, permitted by the City’s Office of Special Events.


Community & Regional Entertainment Facilities


Community & Regional Entertainment Facilities News

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Mardi Gras Parade returns on Sunday, February 11

 Secret Garden fun returns to downtown Asheville Sunday, February 11, 2024. Times and Routes 10:00 a.m. Line up and float assembly begins on Southside Avenue between Biltmore and Short Coxe Avenue   3:05 p.m. Traditional Step Off The parade will enter Coxe Ave. at the intersection of Southside. The route takes the parade north on Coxe Ave. and wraps [...]