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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


Fourth of July: Change in Sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

Fourth of July: Change in Sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

Fireworks explode over the City of Asheville in this photo by Bill Rhodes.   Sanitation schedule shifts, ART buses to run on holiday schedule   Asheville City government offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will be closed July 4, as

Downtown Asheville’s 68 Haywood to host outdoor play during June

Downtown Asheville’s 68 Haywood to host outdoor play during June

  Appalachian-infused Shakespeare comes to 68 Haywood this month with “The Ballad of R & J,” a musical play brought to Asheville by the American Myth Center during the month of June. As you may have guessed, it’s based on Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” star-crossed love story. American Myth Center Director Aaron Snook sets

Asheville Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony cancelled due to rain

Asheville Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony cancelled due to rain

Citizen-Times file photo Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, right, will make remarks during the Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony.   Updated information: We honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, but unfortunately due to a weather forecast predicting heavy rain, today’s Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony has been cancelled.    


Start your engine, small businesses! Asheville Test Drive program launches

Start your engine, small businesses! Asheville Test Drive program launches

  Have an idea for a small business but not sure how buyers would embrace it? A new program in partnership with Mountain BizWorks and the City of Asheville gives people an opportunity to test their ideas in a low-risk environment. It’s called Test Drive and here’s how it works. This innovative partnership gives fledgling

City of Asheville launches special events application portal

City of Asheville launches special events application portal

  The City of Asheville Special Events Office now accepts online event applications for festivals, parades, 5Ks, live music events and other events that happen in City parks or public space.   Online user registration has just launched on the Outdoor Special Events webpage. Formerly, multiple fill-outable PDF forms were posted on the site. Now the process

Asheville’s SoCon returns, bringing college hoops excitement, Downtown Dribble and more

Asheville’s SoCon returns, bringing college hoops excitement, Downtown Dribble and more

The Southern Conference Basketball Championships comes to Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center March 1-5. All weekend, men’s and women’s college teams from the Southeast will battle it out for the championship title. The SoCon, as it is called, is an exciting event for local fans as well as out-of-towners who visit Asheville for the tournament. Find the tournament schedule here.


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