Awesome Things To Do this Spring in Asheville
Spring is in the air and now is the time to break out of that winter funk and head to Asheville for a spring full of events and adventures. This week we have a list of some of the best events in the area. Asheville is truly an eclectic place and that is represented in the wide variety of events that take place in the local area.
Hit the trails and learn more about the Arboretum's botanically diverse forest! This free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion may include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, and natural history. This event takes place several times a month and if you would like to take part in one of these hikes just click here to see the arboretums event calendar.
Come on down for a weekly night of free pub quiz fun! Our professional trivia master will be quizzing you on everything: history, science, art, pop culture, and everything else. The trivia is free and there are even awesome prizes and who knows...you might even learn something! This event takes place every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This event has been held twice a year since 1980. Its a lovely event and a great way to spend the day while visiting Asheville. Located just down the road from downtown Asheville, you’ll enjoy the beauty and splendor of Lake Lure. The festival has over ninety artisans, over ten food vendors and, of course, there is live music and entertainment all day long. The best part is the event is free to the public! On May 25-27 come on down and enjoy the day on Lake Lure. Click here for more information
On May 3, 2019 the French Broad River Festival in Hot Springs kicks off for the 21st annual benefit party on the banks of the French Broad River to an all weekend festival.They feature some of the best music in the area and a number of outdoor events in celebration of the French Broad River.
The festival includes outdoor adventures, music festival, and even includes whitewater raft races, hiking, kid's village, nearby mountain biking, camping, and musical acts on multiple stages.The festival takes place just 45 minutes north of Asheville. The historic town is surrounded by national forest and is a crossroads of the Appalachian Trail and the French Broad River.
On Saturday, one of the biggest mass start whitewater raft race in the southeast. The race begins in Barnard, North Carolina and ends at the festival in beautiful Hot Springs. During the 9-mile race you will experience Class 1-4 whitewater excitement as well as bumping boats, fun friends, and a lot of heckling.There are plenty of food vendors or you can dine out in one of Hot Springs restaurants. See lots of outdoor gear and win some of it in the raffle and silent auction.
With over 250 scenic waterfalls in the Asheville area, it’s time to get outside and discover our very special Pisgah National Forest waterfall tours! Come meet the Pisgah Field School staff as they guide you to five incredible waterfalls in Pisgah Forest using their 15-passenger van. You do need to be able to hike up to 1.5 miles and pre-registration is required for this tour. Meeting location and other info will be provided upon registration. Click here for more event details.
May 24, 2019- June 1, 2019
If you like beer, this week is for you. This week long festival of events all center around beer. Asheville has long been known as a beer mecca. During the week there will be tours, dinners, music, events, competitions, and all sorts of activities. The main event is on June 1, when the Beer City Festival takes place. You won’t want to miss this beer lovers extravaganza.
From April 1, 2019 to May 23, 2019 the famous Biltmore’s gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, come to life with beautiful floral displays. The gardens feature thousands and thousands of tulips across the estate. Biltmore’s restaurants will include special menu items with the Winery offering specialty tours.
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone (800-411-3812). Kids under nine are free with an adult admission.
Of course these are just a few of the events taking place this spring. However, you can’t enjoy any of them if you aren’t in the Asheville area. So what are you waiting for? Come join us this spring for some fun times here in beautiful Asheville. Give us a call today at 828-274-6978 or click the button below and we’ll help you make your Asheville spring vacation a great one.