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

Navitat | 242 Poverty Branch Road, Barnardsville

The North Carolina Arboretum | 100 Fredrick Olmsted Way

Sliding Rock | 7851 Pisgah Highway, Brevard

Zen Tubing | 608 Riverside Drive and 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