Asheville government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

photo of Asheville City Hall
Asheville City Hall

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well


Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.


Bus service

ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is one of two holidays during which the City of Asheville’s ART system closes (see schedule below). For more information about all Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) routes, call 828-253-5691, e-mail or visit


Sanitation schedule

Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. Customers with Thursday garbage and recycling (B week) collection will have trash and recycling collected Friday, Nov. 25. Garbage should be placed by the curb by 7 a.m. Questions about garbage collection can be directed to the City of Asheville at 828-251-1122. Questions about recycling collection can be answered by Curbside Management at 828-252-2532.


Parks & Recreation

All City parks will remain open 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, including the skatepark. Parks and Recreation facilities will function on the following schedules over the holiday:

  • All recreation centers will be closed Nov. 24-25.
  • The WNC Nature Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens Friday, Nov. 25.
  • The Aston Park Tennis Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day; reopens Friday, Nov. 25.
  • The Asheville Municipal Golf Course will be open regular hours throughout the holiday.

Also Riverside Cemetery will closed Thanksgiving Day, and Friday, Nov. 25.


U.S. Cellular Center

The U.S. Cellular Center will be closed Nov. 23-27, reopening Nov. 28. Tickets will be available to all of our upcoming events at, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


Public safety and Water Resources

All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate to normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Water Resources staff will be available for water related emergencies 24 hours a day over the holiday weekend.  Customers can call the customer service line at 828-251-1122 to report water related emergencies, leaks, breaks and no water calls.