Top 7 Special July Events in Fascinating Asheville
July is all about celebrations, especially here in Asheville, NC. After all, Independence Day starts the month off! We have some fabulous summer events in Asheville lined up for you, including (and on top of) our gorgeous 4th of July celebration. All of these special summer events in Asheville you can’t afford to miss! Let us show you what we mean.
1). Downtown Asheville’s Independence Day Celebration
Downtown Asheville puts on a fabulous 4th of July celebration each and every year. This summer is no exception! Starting at 2 PM and lasting till 10 PM in the Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville we will have children’s activities such as a bouncy house and a splash pad, the Ultimate Air Dogs competition, and live entertainment (starting on stage at 5 PM). Delicious food and drink will be available from local food vendors all evening, so make sure to come hungry! Of course, we can’t forget about the fireworks! The light extravaganza will start off at 9:30 PM.
2). Spruce Street Market
On July 8th and 22nd this summer historic Spruce Street in downtown Asheville will be lined with incredible local artists displaying their wares. You will discover all kinds of beautiful paintings, candles, carvings, jewelry, and so much more! The art show will last from 11 AM through 5 PM on both days. Make sure to make time for it!
3). Saturday Night Lights
Every Saturday night this month, starting at 6 PM, Tryon International Equestrian Center will open its doors to a free and fun filled event. There will be plenty of stunning horses to drool over, Venetian Carousel rids for the kids, live music, and lots of delicious food to savor.
4). Shindig on the Green
Held in downtown Asheville in the Pack Square Park every Saturday evening besides the 29th this month, we are having a fabulous musical celebration. Starting around 7 PM, musicians and dancers from around the region will come to enjoy and celebrate the local Southern Appalachian music and cultural traditions. Make sure you take the time to enjoy this free Bluegrass and dance festival while you are visiting with us this summer in Asheville, NC!
5). Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival
On July 1-3rd this year we will be holding, once again, one of the premier Bluegrass festivals in the US! We are located in the Catawba Meadows Park. For more information, check out this website here.
6). Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
One of our premier summer events in Asheville, NC, is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games! While Grandfather Mountain is, admittedly, a little bit outside of Asheville, this event is more than worth it. The Highland Games celebrate the Scottish and Irish heritage of many of the Appalachian’s residents. You will get to experience traditional Scottish games such as highland wrestling, putting the stone, the hammer throw, etc. Plus, there will be incredible traditional opening ceremonies complete with torchlit announcements of all of the clans who are gathering to participate. Between the games and the traditional Celtic music, you will feel like you have been transported to Ireland or the Scottish highlands! This is one summer event in Asheville, NC, you absolutely can’t miss (it runs from July 6-9th)!
7). Wizard of Oz Train Ride
From July 14th-July 30th, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the Great Smokey Mountain railroad will take you on a fanciful trip down the Yellow Brick Road! You will get to meet Dorthy just like in the movie in the adorable Munchkinland, tremble at the wicked witch, and help her to the Emerald City. If you have little kids, this is something you absolutely must check out! Click this link to find out more information.
We have so many fabulous summer events in Asheville, NC, for you this year! Come and visit us this July, and have the most fabulous summer vacation of all time. Hurry and book your vacation with us now, before it is too late!