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Downtown After 5
August 16 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
An event every month that begins at 5:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until September 20, 2019
Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, started in 1988 as a small event to bring people to Downtown Asheville and has since grown significantly bringing an average of 5,000 per event to Downtown Asheville. It is a production of the Asheville Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district.
Downtown After 5 is held the 3rd Friday of the month from May to September. 2019 dates are May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20.
Beer and wine is available for purchase, with a variety of local and regional options. To purchase alcohol, attendees will need to show a valid picture ID and buy a $2 wristband. Each summer the Asheville Downtown Association partners with five local nonprofits to sell wristbands at the event. Each group receives a grant of $2000. The ADA has given more than $100,000 to area nonprofits through this program.
Downtown After 5 also features a kid’s area. Musical opening acts begin at 5:00 PM, with headliners beginning at 7:00 PM. A wide variety of delicious food is available for purchase. Join the Asheville Downtown Association for one of Asheville’s most beloved local summer celebrations!