Calendar of Events
Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.
It’s AVL Beer Week and we are celebrating local beer the best way possible.. by pairing it with local comedy! Come enjoy a pint or three of Pisgah’s special Blonde Ale (brewed just for this event!) and all your favorite local Asheville comedians.
Featuring Jacob H. Koll, Bethany Kathleen Vance, Jess Cooley, Moira Goree, Blaine Perry and more!
Hosted by Lily Campbell
Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
Homebrew Festival and tasting. Proceeds of this event benefit Just Economics, an Asheville-based non-profit organization whose mission is to build a more just and sustainable local economy that works for all in WNC.
– Sample over 100 unique home brewed beers
– Vote for your favorite for People’s Choice Award!
– Learn about Just Economics’ work and how to engage
Can’d Aid’s raucous, beer-soaked golf tournament is back!
Can’d Aid’s 4th Annual Grip, Sip, Give Classic will be held on June 21, 2019 @ Omni Grove Park Inn Golf Course in Asheville, North Carolina
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: check-in, breakfast burritos, happy hour with MamaMosas (Mama’s Lil’ Yella Pils + OJ)
10:00 AM: shotgun start
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: 19th hole beers
2:30 PM: BBQ on the green, awards, silent auction & raffle
$125/player – teams of four
Interested in SPONSORING Grip, Sip, Give? Throw your company into the limelight and do a lil’ good while you’re at it. Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities and email [email protected] to secure a Title, Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsorship.
Start digging through your parents’ closet and working on your dance moves because Sierra Nevada Mills River is throwing a Soul Train Dance Party on Friday, June 21st. The Digs and Marley Carroll will be supplying old school funk tunes from 6:00-9:30pm in the High Gravity Room. There will be a dance and costume contest with prizes, and of course…….A DISCO BALL!!
TRUE stories from comedians who partied way too hard and lived to tell YOU the story. With photos from the events! Chicago comedy comes to it’s favorite mountain town to party.
New Belgium Brewing’s annual Tour de Fat is back for 2019, offering a day packed full of free festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. This year’s tour kicks off on August 31 in Fort Collins, CO, heads to Asheville, NC, on Sept. 21, and wraps up in Tempe, AZ on October 5.
Each festival gets underway with a wildly popular costumed group bicycle ride roaming public streets in human-powered, two-wheeled euphoria. Immediately following each bike parade, revelers amass at a transformed outdoor space for an afternoon of unforgettable FREE entertainment from a touring ensemble of comedians, cirque performers, general mayhemists, top-notch live musicians and world-class New Belgium beer.
“Our love for bikes runs deep at New Belgium – we like to say our brewery was born on a bicycle seat – so every year we spread that love around the country by coming into towns and hosting the best way to spend a Saturday,” said Tour de Fat Brand Manager, John Yeast. “Big thanks in advance to everyone who will celebrate with us as we attempt to eclipse the $6 million mark of funds raised and donated to nonprofit organizations.”
This year marks the 20th season for Tour de Fat, which has raised nearly $6 million for local non-profits since it all began. The daylong festivities are free, but proceeds from beer and merchandise sales, along with parade donations, go to local non-profits. New in 2019 is a pedal-powered parade participant contest parade contest where winners will be selected based on the creativity, flair and uniqueness of their pedal-powered parade “vehicle” and rewarded with a prize pack that includes up to $500 worth of fixings to throw one heck of a party.
“A typical Tour de Fat parade draws thousands of costumed revelers together who share our mission to amaze and entertain,” Yeast explained. “To further stoke those creative fires, this year we’re offering a super sweet prize package to those people, businesses, civic groups, and the like who wow the crowd by rolling around in unmatched one-of-a-kind style.”
In typical New Belgium style, the brewery tries to leave as little of an environmental imprint as possible. Tour de Fat hosts green vendors, has compost and recycle stations and consciously works diligently to practice sustainable festivization.
“Bicycles basically run on fat and save you money, so they fit perfectly with our commitment to sustainability. Riding improves physical wellness and mental health, reduces CO2 emissions and provides a responsible form of transportation after a beer. Or two,” Yeast said.