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Special Events

Asheville’s SoCon hoops action returns! Here’s your guide to the tournament

Asheville’s SoCon hoops action returns! Here’s your guide to the tournament

A guide to special events, links to the matchups, parking information and more   The Ingles Southern Conference Men’s and Woman’s Basketball Tournament returns to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena on March 7-11. Tickets are still available and there are lots of special events planned to coincide with the tournament, such as the Downtown Dribble, Hometown Heroes Night and Teddy

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns Sunday, bringing fun along with traffic, parking impacts

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns Sunday, bringing fun along with traffic, parking impacts

  This Sunday, March 3, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade  returns to the South Slope.   The parade begins at 3 p.m. Lineup and float assembly will take place in surface parking lots along Federal Alley. The parade will assemble on Federal Alley, make a quick turnaround Hilliard Avenue and formally begin at the top of Coxe

Test Drive program gears up for second season with open house

Test Drive program gears up for second season with open house

    A year after the launch of the Test Drive Program, it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of new startups and invite more potential businesses into the fold. Mountain BizWorks and the City of Asheville invites event promoters and organizers to a social mixer and information session for the 2019 Test Drive Program.   What is Test


City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 22, in observance of the

Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

  The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Asheville Holiday Parade happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in downtown Asheville. The parade route runs up Biltmore Avenue to Pack Square, then turns to go down Patton Avenue. Hundreds show up for this festive community event, so please plan ahead. There will be traffic and

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

    The City of Asheville will soon be accepting proposals from qualified, nonprofit organizations based in Asheville and Buncombe County who wish to establish strategic event partnerships with the City for calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022.   Downtown After 5 is an example of an event conducted under a strategic event partnership, one


Splasheville off, some metered parking affected by Goombay Festival this weekend

Splasheville off, some metered parking affected by Goombay Festival this weekend

      The Goombay Festival will be held on the Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park this weekend. The festival opens to the public at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through 6 p.m. Sunday.   And there will be some parking impacts. The metered parking spaces directly behind the stage on the west side of Court Plaza, and

Jumpstart your festival, 5K or parade with new City of Asheville guide

Jumpstart your festival, 5K or parade with new City of Asheville guide

  Folks who hold special events in the City of Asheville now have a fresh, easier-to-navigate guide to help plan their events. The City has just launched its new 2018-2019 Outdoor Special Event Guide! Instead of a text-heavy guide, the City’s Special Events Office now has a better design with color-coded sections and a revised table


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