City of Asheville offices closed for Fourth of July

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.


All City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed, including the City’s Summer Playground Program. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Asheville Golf Course, Asheville Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis Center, Recreation Park Pool, Malvern Hills Pool, Walton Street Pool and the Western North Carolina Nature Center. For hours of operation and other information about the WNC Nature Center, visit


Asheville Sanitation will collect trash, recycling and bulky items on July 4. No white good will be collected that day however.


ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on Monday, July 4. The schedule is listed below.  The Independence Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service. For more route information, visit


The U.S. Cellular Center offices and box office will  close July 4 through July 8 in observance of the Independence Day holiday and for scheduled maintenance projects. Tickets for all U.S. Cellular Center events are available online at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Event information line is 828-259-5736.  Contact information for specific staff members, questions or booking inquiries can be found at The facility and box office and offices will reopen at 10 a.m. July 11.


Independence Day celebration street closings

North Pack Square will close at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, for installation of the Air Dogs pool and will remain closed through Monday, July 4, for the Ingles Independence Day Celebration that runs from noon to 10 p.m. in Pack Square Park. All other streets through Pack Square Park (South Pack Square, Court Plaza, South Market, North and South Spruce) will be closed to traffic on July 4 beginning at 7 a.m. and will remain closed until midnight.

College Street will be closed at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 4 and will remain closed until the end of the fireworks display.


Other services

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.

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