Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
FREE Chamber Challenge Trainings
Apr 23 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
YMCA of Western North Carolina
with YMCA Begin Tuesday, March 19th
Join us for Chamber Challenge training designed for ALL fitness levels with YMCA Personal Trainer Suzanne Ion beginning next Tuesday, March 19th!

These free sessions will be held Tuesdays at 5:30 PM through April 23rd at the Asheville Chamber (36 Montford Avenue). The last session will be a preview run/walk of the actual Chamber Challenge 5k course beginning at the Chamber, winding through historic Montford and finishing in the parking lot once again.

These training sessions are open to anyone – whether you’ve registered to participate in the event or not! We recommend you bring your own water bottle. The doors to the Visitor Center will be open 5:00 – 5:30 PM on training days so you can come in to get water and/or use the restroom! Meet in the parking lot in front of the building.

Thank you to our Training Partner – the YMCA of Western North Carolina!

Our trainer for the second consecutive year is Suzanne Ion, a sixth generation native of Hawaii who grew up on the island of Maui and in the north Georgia mountains. Whether this is your first 5k or your 500th, you’ll be in good hands with Suzanne. No stranger to health challenges, she lost over 70 lbs. after a debilitating illness with a commitment to interval cross training and a determination to teach again. Her motto is “Someday I will not be able to do this. Today is not that day.”

She was the only girl on an all-boys soccer team, ran track in high school, and was a basketball cheerleader and member of the drill team/dance corps in high school and college.

Suzanne has Three Star Elite Instructor status for spinning and has continued her fitness education with group exercise certifications through AFFA, ACE, TRX, Silver Sneakers, Mat Pilates, and Tabata Boot Camp. An active participant in 5k’s, 10k’s, half and full marathons, she achieved a Top 20 overall women’s finish at the Lake Tahoe marathon. Whether it’s scuba diving, kayaking, sup, hiking, or glacier climbs, Suzanne is always ready for a challenge.

Thursday, April 25, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
Apr 25 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Friday, April 26, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
Apr 26 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Wofford Terriers vs Western Carolina University
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Russell C. King Field

Follow the Terriers on Twitter at @WoffordBaseball

Saturday, April 27, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
Apr 27 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Spring Out
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation

Spring Out Event Schedule

1:30pm – 5pm: Pop-Up Bike Park

2:30pm – 3pm: Ride gathers

3pm: Ride departs

4pm – 5pm: Staggered return to Wedge

5pm – 7pm: Continued bicycle frolic

Ride Routes

See and Download all Spring Out 2024 Routes

  1. Ride More – 15 miles that includes the Cruiser and Main Ride plus a climb up Beaucater and a roll along the old logging road.
  2. Main Ride – 9 miles that include the Cruiser plus a climb into downtown Asheville and around Pritchard Park before heading back to the River Arts District.
  3. Cruiser – 4 mile ride featuring the Wilma Dykeman Greenway and highlighting the best in flatness that Asheville has to offer.

Download and enjoy past Spring Out and Bike of the Irish routes. These routes are great ways to enjoy Asheville, NC on a bike.

Support & Sponsor

Are you interested in joining AoB as a sponsor in 2024? If so, lets talk. Fill out the form and we’ll connect with you.

Calling Volunteers

There are many ways to support the Spring Out ride. If you’d like to show your support by volunteering at the event fill out the form. We’d love to have you!

We can’t wait to see you at Spring Out!

Wofford Terriers vs Western Carolina University
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm
Russell C. King Field

Follow the Terriers on Twitter at @WoffordBaseball

Sunday, April 28, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
Apr 28 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Wofford Terriers vs Western Carolina University
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm
Russell C. King Field

Follow the Terriers on Twitter at @WoffordBaseball

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Asheville Tourists vs. Greenville Drive
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
McCormick Field

 

Promotions Ingles BOGO Tuesday

BOGO GA Adult Tickets with promotion code “INGLES” when you purchase online.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Wofford Terriers vs Winthrop University
May 1 @ 5:30 pm
Russell C. King Field

Follow the Terriers on Twitter at @WoffordBaseball

Thursday, May 2, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 2 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Friday, May 3, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 3 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Chamber Challenge: 5k Celebrating Workplace Wellness
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber Challenge is designed to promote community wellness through friendly competition between businesses in the Asheville area. Encourage your co-workers, family and friends to participate. Whether you walk every step or sprint to the finish, we know you’re up to the challenge!

Asheville Tourist vs. Greenville Drive
May 3 @ 6:35 pm
McCormick Field

Asheville Tourist vs. Greenville Drive

Saturday, May 4, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 4 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Purple Ribbon Charity Pickleball Tournament
May 4 all-day
Hendersonville Racquet Club

HRC is proud to announce the Purple Ribbon Charity Pickleball Tournament!  This one day tournament will be on Saturday, May 4th.  Profits will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association as part of their Longest Day initiative.

The divisions will be:  Men’s,  Women’s and Mixed Open Doubles
18+ Men’s, Women’s and Mixed  3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 Doubles.
There will be no singles.

Each team is guaranteed to play at least 3 matches during the tournament.  All participants get a swag bag on check-in and free food and drink will be provided.  Awards will be given for the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division.  There is a $40.00 entry fee for each event entered per person.  Each participant can play up to two events.

More information can be found at HRC’s website, www.hendersonvilleracquetclub.com.  Signup deadline is Sunday, April 28th.

Hendersonville Racquet Club is a ten acre complex that includes 5 outdoor pickleball courts, 6 outdoor tennis courts, 3 indoor tennis courts, four indoor pickleball courts, four racquetball courts, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, group fitness classes, and outdoor leisure area by Shaw’s Creek and pond. More information can be found at www.hendersonvilleracquetclub.com, calling 828-693-0040 or emailing [email protected].

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Kids Fishing Tournaments
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Lake Julian Park

Kids Fishing Tournaments: For young anglers, the first kids fishing tournament will be taking place on April 13 at Charles D. Owen Park from 8-11:30 a.m. There will also be kids fishing tournaments at Lake Julian Park on May 4 and August 24, from 8-11:30 a.m. These events are open to all youth 15 and under. Competitors will be divided into age groups (0-5, 6-10, and 11-15) with prizes in each for biggest fish caught, smallest fish caught, and most fish caught. The admission for these fishing tournaments is $10, which includes bait, beverages, and grab-n-go breakfast items. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Spring Kids Fishing Tournament
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Lake Julian Park

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is excited to announce its 2024 Spring Kids Fishing Tournament, which will be taking place at the beautiful Lake Julian Park on May 4, from 8-11:30 a.m. Families are invited to join us for this annual event where the love of nature and joy of fishing unite!

This event is for youth ages 15 and under. Young anglers will be divided into three age brackets for the competition: 0-5, 6-10, and 11-15. Participants can win prizes for the biggest fish, the smallest fish, and the most fish caught. Each fish caught must be brought to the designated measuring station one at a time. After measurement, the fish will be released back into the lake.

For a registration fee of $10, each young angler will receive a bucket, bait, and an assortment of snacks and refreshing beverages that will be available throughout the morning. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-up registration will be available on the day of the tournament. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. Fishing begins promptly at 8 a.m. and will end at 11:00 a.m. Prizes will be handed out at 11:30 a.m. Winners must be present to accept the prize.?Prizes include a mix of fishing gear, with the grand prize being a kayak donated by FeelFree kayaks and Waterways kayaks.

No fishing license is required for residents under 16 years old. No boat fishing is allowed for the tournament participants. All competitors must be accompanied by an adult, but the adult may not cast or reel. Only one fishing pole may be in the water per participant. Competitors are required to bring their own fishing poles and tackle.

Get ready to enjoy moments with fellow anglers, excitement, and friendly competition!

Before You Go:  

  • Registration is $10 and includes bait, a bucket, snacks, and refreshing drinks.
  • Participants must bring their own fishing pole and tackle.
  • Category winners must be present to win.
  • Competitors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No boat fishing allowed.
  • Pre-registration can be found here. 

For questions or for more information, please call (828) 684-0376 or email [email protected].

 

SoCon: Furman Paladins vs ETSU (DH)
May 4 @ 12:00 pm
Pepsi Stadium
SoCon: Furman Paladins vs ETSU (DH)
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Pepsi Stadium

Men’s Softball

Wofford Terriers vs Gardner-Webb University
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Russell C. King Field

Follow the Terriers on Twitter at @WoffordBaseball

Sunday, May 5, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 5 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Tanger Outlets Asheville to Host Girls on the Run 5K, May 5
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Tanger Oulets

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2024) – Tanger Outlets Asheville invites families, friends and runners to participate in the Girls on the Run Spring Season Celebratory 5K on Sunday, May 5, sponsored by Advent Health. The fun-filled family event aims to promote health, fitness and empowerment for young girls in the community. Girls on the Run Western North Carolina is a non-profit organization that inspires young girls to be confident and healthy through an interactive curriculum that incorporates running. Alongside the 5K race, participants can enjoy happy hair, legos, large board games, a DJ and a dance party. The Hop Ice Creamery will sell ice cream on-site for patrons to cool off. Community runners who wish to support Girls on the Run programs are welcome to participate.

WHAT: ​ Girls on the Run 5K

Community walk/run supporting Girls on the Run WNC

WHEN: ​ Sunday, May 5

8 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: ​ Tanger Asheville

Starting line located in parking lot behind West Elm Outlet

800 Brevard Road

Asheville, NC 28806

HOW: ​ For more information or to register for the race, please visit Girls on the Run 5K Registration.

Connect with Tanger Asheville on Facebook and Instagram. For more information,

visit tanger.com/asheville.

SoCon: Furman Paladins vs ETSU
May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Pepsi Stadium

Men’s Softball

Thursday, May 9, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 9 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Goodwill Golf Tournament 2024
May 9 all-day
Tanglewood Park

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina … teeing up success since 1926. Goodwill’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Goodwill’s Outreach Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance and other resources to program participants. Fees include sales tax. Contributions are deductible for federal income taxes in the amount over the market value of $65.00 per golfer. Questions? Please email [email protected].

Friday, May 10, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 10 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

 

Wofford Terriers vs East Tennessee State University
May 10 @ 5:30 pm
Russell C. King Field

Follow the Terriers on Twitter at @WoffordBaseball

Saturday, May 11, 2024
BRING ON SPRING w/ Nantahala Outdoor Center
May 11 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center