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The Downtown After 5 festival featuring a local band and thousands of visitors.

Downtown After 5 Continues This Friday, Sept. 20

The 31st season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, continues Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Asheville All Stars and Asheville Rock Academy are the featured performers for the evening.

Tomatoes and pickles in canning jars.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It’s that time of year again — break out your canning jars and start preserving the end of the summer season!

Volunteers participating in the Tuck River Cleanup.

WNC Big Sweep River Clean Up on Sept. 21

Join the City of Hendersonville for the 32nd Annual WNC Big Sweep River Clean Up. This event, taking place on September 21, is the area’s largest single-day river, stream and roadside cleanup involving local governments and organizations from across the region.

People dancing at the Asheville Color Ball.

The 2019 Ruby Color Ball

The Asheville Area Arts Council is thrilled to celebrate the 15th Color Ball on September 21, 2019. This year’s Ruby Ball will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the AAAC.