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People walking along the River Arts District during an artwalk.

Second Saturdays in the River Arts District

On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine and food tastings, and more. This Saturday will feature a special holiday celebration!

Gail Oliver holding a decorated gingerbread cabin.

Omni Grove Park Inn’s 27th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

Talented gingerbread artists coast-to-coast recently came together to showcase their intricate, tasty creations in celebration of the 27th year of the National Gingerbread House Competition, hosted at The Omni Grove Park Inn. The displays will remain open to the public through Jan. 4.

Actors on stage during a curtain call.

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

Flat Rock Playhouse bids farewell to 2019 with a holiday celebration that’s sure to entertain and inspire. For the third year in a row, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas will close out the season in style and whimsy.

Sophie Dixon, the recipient of the volunteer of the year award.

City of Asheville Seeking Nominees for Neighborhood Hero Award

Many things make a good neighborhood: sidewalks, shady trees, and manageable car traffic come to mind. But most of all, it’s the people who take time to know each other, who care about the health, safety, and rights of their neighbors, who help and look out for children, elders, and others in need.

Confetti thrown in a blue room.

WNC Sierra Club Announces Environmental Recognition Award Winners

The WNC Sierra Club recently presented its annual Environmental Recognition Awards at its Potluck Holiday Party. The awards were made in recognition of local individuals, institutions, and businesses whose actions reflect their commitment to preserving the environment.

The Polar Express train arriving at a terminal.

All Aboard the Polar Express!

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.

A shelf with Smoking J's Fiery Foods products.

Five Fantastic Asheville Gift Ideas

Whether you’re buying for a friend in the city or shipping a present out of town, Asheville has a countless number of local goods and products which make for great gifts.

A person completing an emergency preparation list.

Buncombe County Launches Emergency Preparedness Website

Our mountain weather is often unpredictable and potentially dangerous. Our region can experience flash flooding, snow storms, ice events, and other inclement weather that we should all prepare for.