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Lineup Announced for 35th Season of Downtown After 5

The 35th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns Downtown Asheville the 3rd Friday of the month from April to September. DTA5 is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.  2023 Lineup Friday, April 21  Devon Gillfillian Growing up in Philadelphia on a steady diet of […]
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Share Your Feedback with on Use of Opioid Settlement Funds

Buncombe County wants to hear from residents on how it should prioritize funding that will come from the Opioid Litigation Settlement. The County is set to receive $16 million over 18 years. Communities can use these dollars to help attain outcomes for residents through treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other life-saving programs and services. Pharmaceutical […]
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Pack Square Visioning

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are hosting public feedback sessions for residents to share their thoughts on how to make Pack Square Plaza a welcoming place for all in our community. There are many opportunities to share your thoughts including in-person focus groups, virtual meetings and an online feedback form. Learn more here. 
Downtown Holiday Windows Walking Tour

Downtown Holiday Windows Walking Tour

Downtown businesses have decorated their windows for the holiday season. Use the map linked here to take.a walking tour while shopping for the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. Thanks for supporting small local businesses.  
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Entries for the Asheville Holiday Parade

  Below is a list in alphabetical order of entries for the 76th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, on Saturday, November 19. The parade begins at 11am. More info here.   Business/Group Name 14th Weather Squadron 106.9 The Light 828 Bail Bonds A New Hope Home Care AARP, Mountain Region, NC AC Reynolds […]

Katie Button & Meherwan Irani to Serve as Grand Marshals for Asheville Holiday Parade

Local chefs, Katie Button and Meherwan Irani, to serve as Grand Marshals for the 76th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles Applications now available. The 76th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, rolls, dances and marches through Downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 19. Local chefs and restaurateurs, Katie Button and Meherwan Irani, will […]
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Updates on Homelessness, Safety Initiatives

We understand that downtown, and our community as a whole, are facing significant overlapping challenges including Covid recovery, a 21% increase in people who are unsheltered, substance use and mental health crisis, staffing shortages in multiple City and County departments and others. We have shared recent survey data and concerns from our members, downtown businesses […]

2022 Asheville Holiday Parade Applications Available

Applications for the 76th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, are now available. The parade rolls, dances and marches through Downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 11am. Before applying please read the detailed rules and information for participants here. The parade only runs smoothly if everyone follows the rules and direction from […]
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Understanding Unsheltered Homelessness-Opportunity for Input

Homelessness has increased in Asheville since the Covid-19 pandemic, with recent numbers showing a 21% increase in unsheltered people in our community. The City of Asheville, Buncombe County and the Dogwood Health Trust partnered to bring in a consultant from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.  The project has two phases:  Phase One – a […]