17 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC to Attend This Year: 2022

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! This year, celebrate in style at a variety of fireworks shows and other events across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to […]

14 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in Asheville and across WNC (2022)

Thoughts of summer conjure images of barbecues, family-friendly events, and outdoor adventures galore. And while we’re still a few weeks away from the sun’s highest excursion above the equator, for many, seasonal celebrations cannot wait.  Memorial Day holds an important spot on our calendar as the unofficial start of summer. More significantly, it’s an opportunity […]

25+ WNC Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

There’s always something to do in Western North Carolina, and that’s never more true than during summer festival season. Our region hosts special events throughout the summer months that draw crowds of locals and visitors alike for family fun. Enjoy fun in the sun for the whole family! Don’t miss these popular summer festivals around […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Heart of Brevard

As much as we like to believe it sometimes, our beloved communities don’t just run themselves. There are festivals to coordinate, committees to host, tourism guides to produce. They serve as the many little pieces that come together to make our communities so rich and vibrant. Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: BeLoved Asheville

When everyone plays on the same field, there’s no end to the possibilities available for that community. It’s only when a level playing field is open to some and not others that a community begins to fail. Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization that works to provide equity to all in the […]

Ring in 2022 at One of these 16 Local New Year’s Events!

What are your goals for 2022 and the months ahead? Are they to try something new, get out more (even figuratively), and enjoy life? If so, we know how to start off the new year right! Here are 16 local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2022: Editor’s Note: Start 2021 […]

2021 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 will soon come to an end. 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 […]

3 of the Best Places to Celebrate International Dark Sky Week in WNC

The views from our Blue Ridge Mountains are incredible during the day, but they’re just as awe inspiring at night! In much of the country, there is too much light pollution to get the full experience of sitting under a canopy of stars and watching the Milky Way shift overhead. However, in much of Western […]

5 Food Holidays You Should Celebrate in Brevard this April

From National Pizza Day (February 9) to National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day (October 21), there are a lot of “national” occasions to celebrate your favorite foods. Yes, we’re not entirely sure where many of these “holidays” originated. However, we’re always happy to pay homage to the splendor of tacos (October 4), nachos (November 6), popcorn (January […]