Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

Aug
25
Thu
2016
National Park Service Centennial
Aug 25 – Aug 28 all-day

A Celebration of the National Park Service

Centennial 1916-2016

 

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration!

The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

We invite you to find your park and discover the national parks and programs in your own backyard!

Aug
26
Fri
2016
“Three Days of Light” Gathering
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Three Days of Light is much more than a gathering…

It is a life changing space for those inspired to create the world of our dreams.

“We are a community of powerful, inspired beings! Between us we have all the tools necessary to co-create whatever we desire. The only limit to what we can create… is our belief system. ”

3DL Vision:

The Three Days of Light Gathering, from it’s inception, first and for most… is a learning/sharing space… but a celebratory one. WE DANCE and WE SING and WE LAUGH and WE LOVE! All the while opening up to the truth that WE LIVE! And what that means is totally up to us!

People from all around the world come together to share their visions, and their projects and their hope, dreams, experiences… all in the spirit of teaching each other and building a more sustainable, more conscious world.

It is in our imagination that we are compelled to do things “better”. And this is a choice by choice, moment by moment… experiential thing. And experimental too!

LIVE. LEARN. LOVE. GROW!

Jam in the Trees
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Limited weekend and VIP Ticket Passes Available.

Black Mountain, NC

Check website or Facebook page for more details & line up.

 

Spring Water Festival
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day

Spring Water Festival

Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC

 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC
Arts & Crafts  5K Spring Water Run     Mineral Spring Trail Walk (New)
Health Fair  Live Music  Gospel music showcase
Free Children’s Activities      Amusement Rides
Antique Car Show  Festival Food  Exhibits     Souvenirs

Directions to Festival

From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer.
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston
50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 11 Food Vendors
Live Bands – 17+ Gospel groups
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No bicycles, No Skate Boards
Aug
27
Sat
2016
College Game Daze
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall Presents: College Game Daze

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31 Patton Avenue

Geometric Landscapes
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Art Museum Presents Geometric Landscapes by

Black Mountain College Artists 

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College, a new exhibition openingSaturday, August 6. Geometric Vistas provides visitors with the opportunity to explore abstract landscapes and cityscapes created by artists who studied and taught at Black Mountain College between 1933 and 1957. Black Mountain College was situated in the mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounding its students and faculty with beautiful scenery from which to take inspiration. Because of its remarkable setting, many students and faculty painted, drew and photographed the school and its nearby surroundings, making landscape an integral part of the learning process. Using the skills they acquired at the College, each artist moved beyond a realist interpretation of the landscape to create abstract forms rooted in nature and geometry.

2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

 

Music Jam at the Orchard
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Orchard at Alta Pass

Live music performances at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, May through October.

Vet Clinic
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
The Music (and dancing!) of Dirty Dancing (Early Show)
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm
New Belgium Birthday Bash
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm

New Belgium Birthday Bash

BIRTHDAYS: BEST CELEBRATED WITH FRIENDS

Birthday Bash

Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of New Belgium Brewing, the Grand Opening of our new Asheville brewery, and all the friends we’ve made on this wild ride!

The Birthday Bash is going down at our brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. Hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Nasim Pedrad with musical guests Mucca PazzaDark Water Rising, and our award-winning headliners, The Naked and Famous. This day-long celebration will showcase Tour de Fat acts, unique beer offerings, amazing local eats & treats, and some exciting surprises you won’t want to miss.

Come raise a glass with your old friends and leave with some new ones!

Live at Aloft
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm

Live at Aloft Hotels

Swing by Air Level throughout the summer, from 4-8 PM for our Live at Aloft Hotels music moments.

Enjoy live music, signature sips, and snacks while taking in spectacular Asheville mountain views.

Each live performance will feature local musicians and will benefit Asheville area charitable organizations.

Peace Garden Maintenance
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm
Ian M Cage
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Altamont Theatre Presents:

Ian M Cage: Art Opening, Presentation, and Artist Reception

18 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801

Live Music & Great Food
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

We are a group of cooks, farmers, waiters, cheese-makers, organizers, ranchers, brewers and dishwashers who share a common philosophy about how we eat and in a larger sense, about life.

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

Live Music at The Classic Wineseller
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

 

 

The Classic WineSeller Presents Live Music

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Imagine a Harlem speakeasy in the 1920s – a secret venue where you can escape to a cozy atmosphere, and where the performers are within arm’s reach. The Classic Wineseller is evocative of Hollywood movies about that era, including European styling and Old-World charm. Everyone is seated around tables, with front row tables for two, where you could (not advised) reach out and touch the performers. Enjoy music LIVE at the Classic Wineseller every Friday and Saturday evening.

20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

 

 

 

Live Music at The Good Stuff
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

Good Stuff Presents: Live Music

Madison County’s premier family-friendly live music venue serving food, beer, and wine.

Located in downtown Marshall, NC.

38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Middle Eastern Music & Belly Dancing
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Jerusalem Garden Presents:

Middle Eastern Music & Belly Dancing

Family owned and operated for over twenty years, we serve authentic and delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Owner Farouk Badr brings recipes from his homeland- allowing you to transport your senses to faraway lands. So come enjoy our exotic, relaxing dining room in downtown Asheville!

78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Music & Dancing at The Old Home Place
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Homeplace Presents: 
Live country music & dancing on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm-10:30pm
The Old Home Place
4060 North Mills River Rd., Mills River
(828) 891-7704

 

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Wagon Presents: Dueling Pianos

Casual haunt featuring piano duels & specialty cocktails in a 1920s space with a convivial vibe.

22 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

Shindig on the Green
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

Shindig on the Green

The celebrated mountain tradition Shindig on the Green showcases the region’s rich heritage through its folk musicians and dancers. Hundreds of people of all ages converge “along about sundown” on Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park on summer Saturdays to enjoy an evening of music and dance, with bluegrass and old-time string bands, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, ballad singers, and storytellers on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, find a spot on the grassy lawn of the park, and sit back and enjoy. When it’s time to stretch a leg, wander over to one of the onsite food vendors for a bite to eat, or hang out near one of the many impromptu jam sessions that form behind the stage or beneath the trees. The jams are open to all who enjoy listening and to anyone who wishes to join in and sing or play. Parking for the festivities is available in marked and metered spaces throughout downtown Asheville (free after 6 pm) and at the city’s municipal decks (evening rates vary).

There is a major transfer point on College Stree. for public transit.

Crimes of the Heart
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

Asheville Community Theater Presents:

Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley
Directed by Eric Mills

August 12 – August 28, 2016

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm;
Sundays at 2:30pm.

Live at Feed & Seed
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Feed & Seed Presents:

Live bluegrass & country music on Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.

No cover charge, donations appreciated.


3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher
(828) 216-3492

 

Measure for Measure
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

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Mistaken identities? Manipulation? Double dealings? Yes, this is another one of the Bard’s classic comedies.

The Red Pill Diaries
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm
You Can’t Take it With You
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Parkway Playhouse Presents: You Can’t Take it With You

236-, 324 Green Mt Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714

Live Music at Blue Mtn Ale
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

The Music (and dancing!) of Dirty Dancing
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

The Salvage Station Presents:

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Dueling Pianos
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

The Grove Park Inn Presents: Dueling Pianos at Elaine’s Piano Bar

290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

– See more at: http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park/dining/elaines-dueling-piano-bar#sthash.NWy4VKBC.dpuf

Hendersonville Toxic Trivia
Aug 27 @ 9:30 pm

Hannah Flanagan’s of Hendersonville Presents: Toxic Trivia

Each Saturday night at 9:30 we host “toxic trivia,” an adult-theme contest.

300 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
Phone: (828) 696-1665

Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Soul w/ DJ Lorruh
Aug 27 @ 10:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Soul w/ DJ Lorruh

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Admiral Dance Parties
Aug 27 @ 11:00 pm

The Admiral Presents:

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Admiral Dance Parties

Every Friday & Saturday Night

11:00 pm-2:30 am

 

 

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Asheville Flea for Y’all
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am

Asheville Flea for Y’all

 

2016 Flea For Y’all 

 

The Asheville Flea For Y’all is the place to be the last Sunday of each month May through October and December 3rd. Vendors will be selling vintage, antiques, mid century modern, machine age, danish modern, rustic and industrial decor, and handmade art.

Christi and Simon Whiteley of Eldorado Mid Century Modern and Robert and Rebecca Nicholas of Splurge, both long time vintage purveyors in Asheville, are combining their vintage vending knowledge to pull off what Asheville has been missing since the days of the Dreamland Flea Market.

 

468 Riverside Drive @ Salvage Station

Food & Beer by the river

$2 admission/Kids free

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale

Visitors examining Ami VItali's photo of a Kenyan woman.

Experience a series of exquisite glimpses into the lives of women around the world as captured by the lens of international award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale. View prints on prepared aluminum created especially for this exhibit.

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

Appalachian Women
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am

Appalachian Women

Sarah Gudger

Meet the pioneer women of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and get a glimpse into their daily lives.

This exhibit currently features Wilma Dykeman as its local heroine in history, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and environmentalist.

While visiting this exhibit, make sure to take a seat for the award-winning video “Forever Free,” created as a collaborative effort within Buncombe County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Listen to the story of Sarah Gudger, describing her experience as a slave in Buncombe County — with her family, owners, slave speculators, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am
PeaceQuilts of Haiti
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am

PeaceQuilts of Haiti

PeaceQuilts of Haiti

Experience art quilts by the women of Haiti, their stories, and learn more about the historical and cultural setting in which they mastered their craft.

PeaceQuilts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization relieving poverty in Haiti by establishing and supporting independent, member-owned women’s sewing cooperatives.  Currently they work with nearly 100 women in 6 cooperatives in Lilavois, Port-au-Prince, Damassin, Saut d’Eau and Cité Soleil.  PeaceQuilts provides equipment, training, supplies, marketing assistance and educational opportunities.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

100 Years of Sexism in Advertising
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am

Schlitz Beer Print Ad With Text

Follow print advertising via original vintage ads from the 1890s to the 1970s

and watch how the portrayal of women has evolved as well as its effect on the American culture around gender biases and our perception of beauty.

aSHEville Museum

35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

Southern on High
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville presents Southern on High, a solo exhibition by North Carolina-based folk artist Greg Krolick.

Southern on High will celebrate the heroes of old-­time southern music as well as the glory and beauty of the Southern Appalachians.

 

Free and open to the public. This show will remain on view through September 18,  2016.

111 Grovewood Rd. Asheville, NC

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

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The Interbeing Project
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am

The Interbeing Project – Photographs by Bonnie Cooper

The Interbeing Project

The energetic expressions experienced in nature – daily cycles, monthly cycles, beauty, aging and transformation, wildness, birth, death and regeneration, light and darkness, are all so much a part of womankind’s experience and how we interface and connect with the world around us. This gallery of photographic images merges the naked beauty of woman’s body with some aspect of nature’s beauty.  Bonnie Cooper uses photography, collage, and other multimedia techniques to express our relationship with the natural world.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Small Batch Sunday
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Co. Presents: Small Batch Sunday

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Join us for some very special craft beer. Every Sunday we will release a flavor infused version of our standard beers. Think Carolina Panther Chocolate Porter infused with cherries, Our Winterfell IPA infused with Jabanero, and on and on!

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Geometric Landscapes
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Art Museum Presents Geometric Landscapes by

Black Mountain College Artists 

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College, a new exhibition openingSaturday, August 6. Geometric Vistas provides visitors with the opportunity to explore abstract landscapes and cityscapes created by artists who studied and taught at Black Mountain College between 1933 and 1957. Black Mountain College was situated in the mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounding its students and faculty with beautiful scenery from which to take inspiration. Because of its remarkable setting, many students and faculty painted, drew and photographed the school and its nearby surroundings, making landscape an integral part of the learning process. Using the skills they acquired at the College, each artist moved beyond a realist interpretation of the landscape to create abstract forms rooted in nature and geometry.

2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

 

Music Jam at the Orchard
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm

Orchard at Alta Pass

Live music performances at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, May through October.