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Summertime in Asheville & Western North Carolina

Last week, we gave you the rundown of Asheville's July 4th events. If you missed it, don't forget to take a look at what's happening this week over the Fourth of July holiday. There's a lot of Independence Day fun and festivities to be had. Holidays aren't the only time to plan your Western Nort... View the full post »

Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest Makes USA Today's Top 12 List of Top-Secret Swimming Holes

If you have lived or traveled to the Asheville area, it's probably not top secret to you. For those who may not be familiar with the area, Sliding Rock is a fun day's adventure. It's no wonder it just made USA Today's Top 12 List of Top Secret Swimming Holes. It is a glorious sight and experienc... View the full post »

Asheville's Bele Chere Music & Arts Festival Comes to Downtown July 26-28

The Bele Chere Music and Arts Festival occurs on the last full weekend in July in downtown Asheville and is known as the city's signature music and arts festival for 35 years and counting. It is also noted as the largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast. The three-day festival is jam... View the full post »

Heart Performs in Asheville This Week During the Biltmore Concert Series

Who doesn't recognize hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," and "Straight On" from the iconic band Heart? They are only a few of the many hits sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson stormed the music charts with in the '70s. These women of rock not only lead the band, but they write the songs an... View the full post »

The Omni Grove Park Inn Introduces New Restaurant, Eliminates Outdoor Parking Fees & More

The historic Grove Park Inn has undergone some new changes during its centennial-year celebration. Recently acquired by Omni Resorts a little over a month ago, the Omni Grove Park Inn is dedicated to keeping to the inn's historic roots, as well as its arts and crafts heritage, as it wraps up the fin... View the full post »