Asheville Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony cancelled due to rain

Citizen-Times file photo Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, right, will make remarks during the Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony.   Updated information: We honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, but unfortunately due to a weather forecast predicting heavy rain, today’s Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony has been cancelled.     Earlier announcement: The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for [...]

Start your engine, small businesses! Asheville Test Drive program launches

  Have an idea for a small business but not sure how buyers would embrace it? A new program in partnership with Mountain BizWorks and the City of Asheville gives people an opportunity to test their ideas in a low-risk environment. It’s called Test Drive and here’s how it works. This innovative partnership gives fledgling businesses the [...]

City of Asheville launches special events application portal

  The City of Asheville Special Events Office now accepts online event applications for festivals, parades, 5Ks, live music events and other events that happen in City parks or public space.   Online user registration has just launched on the Outdoor Special Events webpage. Formerly, multiple fillable PDF forms were posted on the site. [...]

Asheville’s SoCon returns, bringing college hoops excitement, Downtown Dribble and more

The Southern Conference Basketball Championships comes to Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center March 1-5. All weekend, men’s and women’s college teams from the Southeast will battle it out for the championship title. The SoCon, as it is called, is an exciting event for local fans as well as out-of-towners who visit Asheville for the tournament. Find [...]

Asheville’s Mardi Gras Parade moves to the South Slope

For a decade, Asheville’s Mardi Gras Parade rolled through downtown, bringing fun and frivolity to the dreary winter season. From 2012-2017, the route wound down Wall Street to Haywood Street and back up around Page Avenue. This year, it moves to the South Slope and will feature a street party along a portion of Coxe [...]

Asheville City offices to close for MLK Jr. Day, ART buses will run on holiday schedule

  Asheville City government offices will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected and a special event downtown that day.   Trash and recycling Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Residential trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Jan. [...]

Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

  Asheville hosts a wide variety of special events and festivals across the City’s outdoor public spaces. A new booklet, “City of Asheville Outdoor Public Space 2018 Festivals & Events,” serves as a guide to 70 of the 200 or so of them. But it’s more than a listing of what to do on weekends in [...]

Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Asheville Holiday Parade happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in downtown Asheville. The parade route runs up Biltmore Avenue to Pack Square, then turns to go down Patton Avenue. Hundreds show up for this festive community event, so please plan ahead. There will be traffic and bus [...]

Asheville City Council action advances pop-up uses at 68 Haywood Street

Pop-up events at 68 Haywood Street begin this month! First up is a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 26, put on by Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The People’s Park Foundation will host Asheville history lectures on Monday and Thursday evenings, plus yoga and tai chi on Monday mornings. [...]

Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival designed to educate, celebrate and help people view safely

It’s going to be a dark day. But only for a short time. We’re talking, of course, about the solar eclipse Asheville (and much of the United States) will experience Aug. 21. According to the Astronomy Club of Asheville, the solar eclipse will begin at 1:08 p.m. The mid-point of the eclipse will happen at 2:38 p.m. [...]

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