2020 July 4th Events (Still Happening) in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Even while many communities are still social distancing, you can celebrate in style at events across the region. Whether you want to make freedom ring by learning about our local heritage, celebrating […]

2020 Memorial Day Events (Still Happening) in Asheville and across WNC

Our communities are hardly back to “business as usual.” But that hasn’t stopped our craving for all things summer. While we’re still a few weeks away from the equinox, there’s no better time to kick off the season than Memorial Day weekend. Grilling, ice cream cones, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! There are […]

Ring in 2020 at One of these 20 Local New Year’s Events!

What are your goals for 2020 and the decade ahead? Are they to try something new, get out more, and enjoy life? If so, we know how to start off the new year right! Here are 20 local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2020: Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum […]

5 Home Accents that Inspire the Spirit of the Season

Visits from the in-laws. End-of-year work deadlines. Holiday recitals. Shopping traffic around the mall. Potlucks, gift exchanges, college friends in town at the last minute, early rounds of the flu.  Whew! You’ve got this. You’ve made your list. You’ve checked it twice. Everything is lined up as it should be, and you’re ready to tackle […]

3 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Holiday Home Sale (and How to Fix Them)

There are a host of great ways to ruin your chances of selling your home over the holidays. For one, you could channel your inner Kevin McCallister when greeting prospective buyers. But it’s the bustling holiday season. So, you probably don’t have the time to build elaborate Rube Goldberg devices designed to take out even […]

6 Devilish Ways to Support Local Businesses this Halloween

There are people who like Halloween. And then there are people who channel their inner hoard of hellions to turn their home into a goblin-filled embodiment of Halloween mischief and mayhem. No matter which you are, you probably enjoy visiting the big seasonal Halloween stores that pop up each year. While they undoubtedly have the […]

The Best Coffee Shops in Your Town, as Voted by Locals

Every year, local alt-news weekly Mountain Xpress holds a massive online poll. Western North Carolina residents collectively take to their digital devices to vote on all their local faves, from fitness studios to pet kennels. While in no way scientific, and certainly not without controversy among those with strong local loyalties, the Best of WNC […]

2019 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

Get Egg-cited for These 12 Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts

The Easter Bunny is going to be busy this season! We’ve scanned low and high for Easter eggs and found a full dozen kid-focused egg hunts across the region. If you’re not sure which one is for your family, here are our agents’ favorites. But with hunts starting this week and running through Easter Day, […]