Insider Guide | Summer in Asheville

Asheville and the surrounding area is a beautiful place to spend the summer, with its scenic views and vibrant culture. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains or rafting on the French Broad River. You can also explore the city’s eclectic downtown area, with its diverse food scene, live music venues, and art galleries. We rounded up some awesome things to do this summer!

Cityscape of Asheville with mountains in the background

Activities in the City:

Asheville By Foot
2 South Pack Square

Asheville Brews Cruise
2 South Pack Square

Asheville Urban Trail
Downtown Asheville

Asheville Rooftop Bar Tour
Various locations

Eating Asheville
Various locations

The Flying Bike
170 Lyman Street, Suite #2

La Zoom Comedy Tour
76 Biltmore Avenue

Rainy Day Activities:

Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square

Asheville Cotton Mill Studios
122 Riverside Drive

Asheville Pinball Museum
1 Battle Square

Benjamin Walls Gallery
38 Broadway Street

Folk Art Center
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway

Momentum Gallery
52 Broadway Street

Moog Music Factory
160 Broadway Street

Well Played Board Game Cafe
162 Coxe Avenue #101

Outdoor Activities:

Asheville City Soccer Club
32 Buchanan Place

Asheville Hiking Tours
Various locations

Asheville Tourists
30 Buchanan Place

Chimney Rock Park
431 Main Street, Chimney Rock

242 Poverty Branch Road, Barnardsville

The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Fredrick Olmsted Way

Sliding Rock
7851 Pisgah Highway, Brevard

Zen Tubing
608 Riverside Drive
1648 Brevard Road

Special Events:

Asheville Art in the Park
Pack Square

Big Crafty
Pack Square

Downtown After 5
North Lexington Avenue

Montford Park Players
92 Gay Street

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
UNC Asheville

Shindig on the Green
Pack Square

Happenings Near Asheville:

Black Mountain Center of the Arts
225 West State Street, Black Mountain

Hickory Nut Gap Farm
57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview

Highlands Motoring Festival
411 Pine Street, Highlands

Music on Main
Main Street, Weaverville

Rhythm + Brews
South Main Street, Hendersonville