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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Thursday, April 25, 2024
“The Last Ecstatic Days” Film Screening and Discussion
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stillpoint Wellness

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, Stillpoint Wellness will host an in-person screening of “The Last Ecstatic Days.” Doors will open at 5:30 and the screening will begin at 6:00 pm.

After the screening will be a community discussion facilitated by Tiffany Sauls and Tandy Wells, which will wrap around 8:00 – 8:30 pm.

Come early to find parking!

Friday, April 26, 2024
Dance your way to health with Zumba Gold
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leicester Library

Zumba Gold is a low-impact class recommended for seniors or people just getting started or getting back to exercise. This class is taught by Trish Howey, a senior Zumba instructor with years of experience. Zumba Gold uses Latin and Pop music with choreography to increase strength for body, brain, and balance. The goal is to be fit and to have FUN while exercising. Base strength is recommended.
Space is limited so registration is required.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Equine Yoga + Trail Ride with Cathy Woods
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tryon International Equestrian Center


Join Cathy Woods, Author of “Yoga for Riders,” creator of Body, Mind, Equine™ and international presenter, for a retreat day of yoga, equestrian mindfulness, and trail riding at Tryon International Equestrian Center located in beautiful Western North Carolina.

Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation Workshop with Sound Baths
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am
Magictown Movement Studio

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner healing through our groundbreaking Breathwork Meditation Workshop including 2 Sound Baths! During this immersive experience you will be guided through a powerful Breathwork practice to help you massively release stress, heal past wounds and traumas, access deeper levels of awareness, and connect more profoundly to Source.

Led by two professional highly experienced facilitators with over 50 years experience between them, this workshop will
deepen your connection with your breath and unlock its incredible potential for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Join a group of like-minded individuals on the path to self-discovery in a supportive nurturing environment on the beautiful island in Marshall on one of the world’s oldest rivers.

You may come to the full day (10am-4.30pm, $120 ) which includes two Breathwork Meditation Sessions with sound baths and a session of Self-discovery. You may also come to the first Breathwork Meditation Session with sound bath only (10am-1pm, $60) or the second Breathwork Session with sound bath only (1.30pm-4.30pm, $60).
Register at www.breakthroughbreathwork.com/events

World Tai Chi Day + Qigong Day
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Carrier Park

World Tai Chi Day & Qigong Day!

ALL are welcome at this FREE event that is open to the public on April 27th. You’ll meet up with others at the Carrier Park pavilion. Classes will be held from 10am – 3pm. This event is to help introduce new people to the various forms of Tai Chi, or Taiji, practice. Learn why the ancient form of Tai Chi offers benefits for everyone- no experience necessary.

Thursday, May 2, 2024
CMDA National Convention
May 2 – May 5 all-day
Ridgecrest Conference Center

This convention provides great opportunities for you to transform as you fellowship with Christian healthcare professionals, learn about current health and social issues, renew your faith through worship and network with exhibiting organizations. You don’t want to miss this event!



Who should attend the National Convention?

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Optometrists, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Administrators and Office Staff, Residents, Students, all other healthcare professionals, and spouses of all healthcare professionals.

Friday, May 3, 2024
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!

Saturday, May 4, 2024
In Time for Mother’s Day: DIY Self-Care Products
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Looking for a chance to celebrate mom and make her a unique gift?  Or are you wanting to learn a new skill?  In this fun introductory class led by Judy Peacock, you will learn to make your own herbal self-care products including an oatmeal rose honey scrub, a rose clay mask, and herbal tea blend. It’s the perfect way to spend time with mom, or make something for yourself.  Each participant will take home a honey scrub, a clay mask blend, and an herbal tranquil tea blend.

Monday, May 6, 2024
New Moon Sound Bath
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Restoration Asheville

Join us for a guided meditation session by Asheville Wellness Tours under the magical pull of the new moon! Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of a wide variety of instruments including crystal bowls, gongs, didgeridoo, handpans, flutes, chimes, and so much more! Feel the vibrations wash away any stress or tension and enjoy this opportunity to clear your mind and renew. Space is limited.

Thursday, May 9, 2024
The State of Aging in Madison County
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A-B Tech Madison

Come network with your fellow Madison County Aging Providers and Professionals. Learn how we can join forces to best serve our ever-growing older adult population in the county. Lunch included!

For questions contact LeeAnne Tucker [email protected] or (828) 251-7436

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Jump Off Rock Half Marathon + 10K
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jump Off Rock

Discover the beauty of the 4th annual Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k presented by Hunter Subaru and UNC Health Pardee, an endurance running event unlike any other! Experience the thrill of one of the most scenic and fastest half marathon races in the south, running “downhill to downtown.” The Half has garnered a reputation as the most breathtaking and picturesque downhill half marathon in the Southeast, and it’s no wonder why!

Starting at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the highest peak of the Town of Laurel Park, endurance runners will be captivated by the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the colorful blooms and blossoms of spring. Then, continue on the gently downhill and picturesque 13.1 mile route that leads straight to the heart of downtown Hendersonville at Main Street.

The 10k race is fast and fun, commencing at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. Runners can join in with the half marathoners along the route and enjoy the beauty of the Town of Hendersonville that surrounds them. The 10k route is moderately flat and has a couple of gentle rollers throughout.

Finish line festivities await all participants at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street, creating a vibrant atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the inspiring beauty of the Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k, an event that promises to inspire and captivate you like no other!

EXCITING NEWS: Both races are now USATF Sanctioned AND Certified!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Basic to Advanced Echocardiography: From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville
May 15 – May 18 all-day
The Omni Grove Park Inn

We will then discuss a broad range of disease states for which echocardiography is useful, including ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and cardiomyopathies. The presentations will include basic concepts as well as advanced techniques including 3-D imaging and strain imaging. Throughout the course many cases will be presented.

Unique Features:
– Faculty members are clinical sonographers and echocardiologists
– Easy access to faculty members during the entire conference
– Afternoon on pediatric/adult congenital echocardiography
– Presentations involving multimodality imaging

Date and Time: On Wednesday May 15, 2024 at 7:00 am to Saturday May 18, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Pre-College Programs w/ University of North Carolina Asheville
Jun 16 – Jun 28 all-day
University of North Carolina Asheville

Each Pre-College program runs from Sunday to Friday, with topics spanning the arts and sciences. All students live on campus to fully experience university life and the surrounding community, and the program cost, which starts at $1,430, includes lodging, meals, course materials, activities and excursions.

Dates for the Summer 2024 Pre-College Programs are June 16-21 and June 23-28, with several programs offered multiple weeks. Topics include:

  • June 16-21, 2024:

    • Ceramic Pottery

    • Climate, Robotics, Rocketry & Aerospace Engineering

    • Film Scoring & Sound Design

    • Geology & Adventure

    • Creative Writing:  Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop (Sensory Writing & The Poet’s Toolbox)

    • Pre-Med

    • Video Game Design

  • June 23-28, 2024:

    • Ceramic Pottery

    • Creative Writing:  Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop (Developing Voice in Fiction & Nature Based Poetry)

    • Meteorology

    • Music Composition and Songwriting

    • River Ecology & Adventure

    • Video Game Design

For more information or to register for Summer 2024 Pre-College Programs, visit https://unca.edu/precollege