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    Sunday, February 05, 2012

    Asheville Mardi Gras Parade

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    Sunday, February 19, 2012 | 2:00pm until 10:00pm

    Come one and all to the most fabulous funky glittery parade to hit the streets of Asheville!

    Asheville Mardi Gras is an all volunteer community based organization made up of New Orleans ex-pats, aficionados of that culture, and — okay, some folks who just LOVE a good party!

    Feel free to put together your own Krewe if you would like to participate.

    See the Krewes Page for details!


    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Valentine "Let Your Love Roll" Ride

    Your total body Gigglegasm for Valentines Day!

    LaZoom's "Let Your Love Roll" Ride is the absolute finest way to tell your sweety that he/she/he-she/she-he is "worth it." A Valentines ride for couples with games, performance, special guests, and LaZoom's special brand of heart warming mayhem, breaking at a super special secret location with a romantic live band just for YOU and your LOVE!

    Do it right this year and "Get on the Bus" with Augusta Wind, Sister Bad Habit, and... she's beautiful, she's bodacious and SHE'S BACK! It's BABS!

    The LaZoom "Let Your Love Roll" Ride pulls out Friday Feb 10 through Tues Feb 14 departing from The Thirsty Monk at 92 Patton Ave, downtown Asheville.


    Saturday, October 01, 2011


    Blue Ridge Pride festival is happening with lots of entertainment noon-6 p.m. at Pack Square Park. Performers include children’s entertainer 23 Skidoo, Stephanies id, Cantaria, Natalie Smalls Productions and and the Idgies. After the festival, singer CeCe Peniston performs at the Grove House, 11 Grove St.

    We'll be taking over Pack Square Park from 12-6 pm on Saturday Oct 1 to celebrate and raise awareness of the diversity of our community. We've got great entertainment, vendors, and community groups all coming in to make this a day you can't miss! Don't forget to check the events page for pre and post festival parties!

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2011

    Gay Games 2011

    GAY GAMES - In The Park

    Plus - The Gay 5K
    A fundraiser for Blue Ridge Pride

    June 18, 2011

    Carrier Park - West Asheville

    Volunteers needed and sponsorships welcome. For more information or to learn more about the event and how you can get involved contact: / Amy Sawyer 823.490.1864


    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    Asheville Mardi Gras Parade and Ball

    This year's theme-"Homegrown, Fancy, and Free"
    Sunday, March 6 · 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Downtown Asheville, and Pack's Tavern's Century Room

    Everyone is invited to participate in, or simply spectate this family friendly spectacle. Asheville's Mardi Gras celebration is rapidly growing as more and more sparkles, feathers, and beads show up each year to march in our annual parade. The parade, led by this year's King and Queen, will be full of dancers, roller skaters, drummers and krewe's of colorful characters. The parade will line up in Pack's Square, NOT Walnut Street at 2:00 pm and will step off at 3:00 pm sharp, RAIN OR SHINE. We will then dance and march our way towards Walnut St, then to Lexington Ave, making a left on to Lexington, and then a right on to College St. Next, the parade will loop around Pritchard Park and up Patton Avenue to Pack Square. This is where the parade ends and the Mardi Gras Ball begins.

    Interested in being a part of the parade? Gather your krewe of friends, family, classmates or co-workers or just yourself and come be a part of this great event. Feel free to get creative! Art cars and homemade floats are always welcome. Please register them on the Asheville Mardi Gras Facebook groups page. Remember that Asheville's Mardi Gras is a family friendly event and is “Homegrown, Fancy and Free”. Another great way to enjoy this event is to gather your friends and family, pull up a chair, sit back and watch the show! Bring a camera and be ready to catch beads.

    After the parade is over around 4:00 pm, continue the fun and revelry at the Mardi Gras Ball in Pack's Tavern's elegant Century Room. Costumes are not required to enter the ball. This is a free event for the entire community to enjoy. There will be festive libations and extraordinary live music performed by Sirius B to keep us dancing all night long. For more information on the Parade or Ball, and for Mardi Gras events leading up to the parade day, check in with the groups page on Facebook under Asheville Mardi Gras.


    Grand Krewe at the Parade
    Sunday at 12:00pm
    Pack Square, Vance Monument/fountain area

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    Bike Love Party

    Asheville on Bikes is proud to announce the 5th Annual Bike Love Party and Fundraiser, happening Saturday February 26th at the new downtown Arcade Asheville. It will be another memorable night of bike lovin’ featuring three bands: headliner Uncle Mountain, AoB’s own Red Dirt Floor, and the world premier performance from C Scott with The Multimodalers.


    Wednesday, December 08, 2010

    Dancing Santa - B-boy Santa Sneak Attack in Asheville

    A dancing Santa b-boy is on the loose in Asheville, North Carolina and he's looking to start a hip hop, break dance holiday flash mob. Did he succeed? Watch him sneak up and surprise visitors with head spins, flares and seriously fresh break dancing moves at the Pritchard Park Drum Circle, Pack Square, Asheville Visitors Center, Lexington Avenue Brewery, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, National Gingerbread House Competition, The Orange Peel and America's Largest Home, Biltmore.


    Saturday, October 09, 2010

    Asheville Zombiewalk 10/10/10!

    Asheville Zombiewalk - Come out this SUNDAY! Check links for more details.

    Location:Downtown Asheville Pizza and Brewing and the streets of Downtown Asheville
    Time:6:00PM Sunday, October 10th

    Link | Facebook | YouTube

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Asheville Octoberfest

    October 9, 2010

    On the 200th anniversary of the first Oktoberfest, the Asheville Downtown Association is proud to bring you Asheville's own Oktoberfest! One of the highlights of the event will be the Brewery Team Contests! Asheville Brewing Co., Craggie, French Broad, Green Man, Highland and Pisgah will each field a four person team for team contests held throughout the day!

    Contests will include:

    * Keg-Rolling
    * Stein Races
    * Dizzy Gnome
    * Bratwurst Eating Contest
    * Alphorn Blowing Contest


    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Firefly Gathering

    July 22-25, 2010

    The Firefly Gathering is for people seeking to deepen and expand their connection with the natural world.

    There will be over 100 classes available focusing on self-sufficiency and wilderness skills taught by over 40 masterful teachers from around the region and country.

    It offers learning for adults and children, evening entertainment, and on-site camping.

    Firefly will be held at Camp Pinnacle, a little over a half an hour from Asheville, NC. Rustic Camp Pinnacle has a beautiful 18 acre lake, many covered areas, plenty of camping, cabins, and showers. If it is hot we have a lake to swim and canoe in, if it is rainy we have plenty of shelter.

    Register Now!


    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Asheville Community Hoop Jam in Pritchard Park


    The Asheville Community Hoop Jam is held in Pritchard Park every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. through the end of September. The events offer opportunities to hoop it up for fun and exercise as George Pond (Snake Oil Medicine Show) DJs. In this video, we talk to organizer Melanie MacNeil and capture some participants’ sweet moves. (Video by Jake Frankel.)

    Link | More Hoop Jam

    Saturday, June 26, 2010

    Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville

    If you've not been in downtown Asheville the past year or so, you are in for a surprise. Pleasant or not, depending on your point of view.

    They had to bulldoze over some lovely trees to put in lots of concrete but they did leave lots of grass and sculpture in their wake. I was so against the tearing down on one specific tree. But there is more room for live outdoor concerts, plays, picnics, and more.

    And I haven't mentioned the best part yet. Smack dab in front of the old City-County Plaza is dancing water fountains. From afar it looks like a large, flat brick courtyard. But keep watching and water will begin spraying up the many spouts. Day or night will find young children and adults playing in the dancing water, which has been nicknamed, "Splashville". At night, you'll notice that the water shooting up is different colors.

    The Vance Monument is still there. Behind it where the large pool of water once stood is now a beautiful 20' wide water fountain.

    Pack Square Park provides a wonderful venue for events, both old and new. George Pack, who left the land to the city in 1901 specified that it only be used as a park for the people.

    So, who's been? Do you like the changes downtown? Or does it suck royally? Go see for yourself in person and in the mean time, take a look at this link here and this one here.

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Asheville FringeArts Festival!

    Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 8:00pm
    End Time: Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 5:00pm
    Location: Bebe Theatre and other venues
    Street: 20 Commerce St, etc

    Come One, Come All! Experience the best of the avant-garde, the experimental, the fringey, freaky, and titillating performances at the 8th Annual FringeArts Festival!

    Featuring many talented local performers in a few venues!
    All shows are different, so come see them all!

    Festival Opening Night Extravaganza!
    Jan 21st at 8pm
    Located at Scandal's Nightclub, 11 Grove St.
    Tickets only $8.00
    Jen & The Juice, our musical headliners with Cookie La Rue, our mistress of ceremonies!

    Fringe in a Blackbox: A Fringe Focus on Movement and Theatre
    Jan 22nd, 23rd at 7:30pm, Jan 24th at 3pm
    Located at Bebe Theatre, 20 Commerce St.
    Tickets: $12 Students with ID/Seniors $10

    Fringe on Wheels: A LaZoom Bus Mystery Tour
    Jan 22nd, 23rd at 7:30 and 10pm
    Bus departs from the Bebe Theatre
    Tickets: $12 Students with ID/Seniors $10

    Fringe Audio: A Fringe Focus on Sonic Experimentation
    Jan 22nd, 23rd at 8pm
    Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, 56 Broadway
    Tickets: $12 Students with ID/Seniors/BMCM+AC members $10

    **Tickets for individual shows are also available

    Visit for schedules, to buy tix, and get more fringey info.

    See you at the Fringe!

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Flashmob in Asheville Coming Soon

    Facebook has a FLASHVILLE page where they're trying to organize a flashmob for Jan 28th.

    Stop in for more details.


    Tuesday, January 05, 2010

    Are You A freak?

    The Freaks Pageant is much like a standard beauty pageant, but without the beauty, swimsuits and tiaras. You'll perform your fabulous offbeat talents, show your best get-up-and-go costume gear, and of course, give the all-important interview.

    And, much like standard beauty pageants, you can bribe the judges. At the auditions, expect to perform a short piece of your choosing and show photos of your costume creations (or other -fully clothed- exploits).

    Please register immediately to receive audition guidelines by e-mailing

    A registration fee of $25 will be required to secure an audition appointment.

    The Freaks of Asheville pageant will take place at Grove House (11 Grove Street) from 8-10 p.m. Feb. 13.

    Contestants will perform a 3-minute talent segment, show a costume of their own creation runway style and respond to 3 minutes worth of interview questions relevant to the kingdom of freaky behavior and thought. Contestants will compete for a single appearance in the 2011 Freaks of Asheville Calendar.

    The Freaks of Asheville Pageant is produced by Kitty Love, Craggie Brewing Company, and the Freaks of Asheville. The Freaks of Asheville calendar is a fundraiser for Arts 2 People.

    Read More »

    Friday, January 01, 2010

    Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

    Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in Mars Hill, NC, wants to share the scenery of our mountain with you. We now have three web cams that show incredible views of the slopes and the surrounding mountains.

    For singles, couples, families, in the height of ski season their inclusive accommodations are definitely worth looking into.


    Sunday, November 15, 2009

    Asheville Gingerbread Tour

    TOUR - our participating inns, including The 1900 Inn on Montford, At Cumberland Falls, Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast and The Albemarle Inn. The tour begins at the Asheville Visitor Center, where a trolley ferries participants to the inns.

    SEE - Professionally designed Gingerbread House scenes, each telling part of the story of the beloved poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at each of the Inns

    TRAVEL - Go to each of the Inns via Asheville’s Gray Line Trolley while enjoying music and songs of this magical season, $30 per person

    WHEN - Every Saturday, starting at 5:00 pm

    For More Information | See Photos

    Friday, June 12, 2009


    Asheville's Annual Stonewall Commemoration Rally will be held at the end of this month. Please join us for a momentous celebration in honor of those who laid the groundwork for the contemporary LGBTQ movement during the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City!

    There will be speakers, performances, a permited sidewalk march, and of course an ice cream social. Following the days events will be an after party to remember with live music, drag, dance troupe and burlesque performaces and a dance party into the night.

    Join in with your partners, friends, allies, family, and neighbors! Feel free to dress for the occasion by bringing out your best flare or just your own fabulous self! Please use your community contacts to forward this widely and let's come together for the best Stonewall Rally Asheville has ever had!

    This year's theme is Super Queeros! We will be honoring our community's very own super hero legends of the past!

    Here's the Info:

    Saturday June 27th!

    Day events location: Prtichard Park, downtown Asheville
    5:00 Rally with speakers and music
    6:00 Permited sidewalk march, we have signs, but you can also bring your own signs and rally cries!
    7:00 Ice Cream Social with music at Pritchard Park

    Afterparty events location: Hookah Joes (behind Hairspray)
    Event begins at 9:00 and we can admit under 21 with prior coordination with organizers

    Performances include:
    Blondie Coverband (Durham, NC with ex-members of Roxotica-long time supporters of Stonewall and Tranzmission events)
    Sparkle Rainbow Ponies of Death (local rockers!)
    Burlesque and Drag Performers by Asheville's finest Tranzmission Drag Troupe
    Talon Dance Troupe
    DJ dance party to follow!

    Stonewall Commemoration Rally organizers

    for more info contact:

    Monday, June 08, 2009

    Beards Of Comedy Tour

    This coming weekend at 35 Below.

    Friday, June 12, 2009 at 8:00 and 10:15 pm
    Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    The Beards of Comedy Tour is comprised of four seasoned and bearded comedians, in a unique format that blends stand-up, sketch and audience comedy. The show is 90 minutes of nonstop laughter, with several surprises in store.