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Carter, Anne, Patton Stormwater Project (CAPS)

The City of Asheville is undergoing a project to improve stormwater drainage in the Carter, Anne and Patton area of Downtown Asheville. Moderate to heavy rain storms create localized flooding near this area. A new stormwater drainage system will be installed within the public right-of-way that extends the existing stormwater system on Carter Street down […]
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Ingles Independence Day Celebration July 4

The Ingles Independence Day Celebration returns to Downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park on Monday, July 4. This event is produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) in partnership with the City of Asheville. The free event features The Ultimate Air Dogs, live music, local food and craft beverages, and a fireworks extravaganza. ULTIMATE AIR DOGS […]
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Mayor and City Council Candidate Questionnaire Responses

We asked candidates for City of Asheville Mayor and Asheville City Council to answer questions regarding the top issues identified by downtown businesses and residents. We focused on Mayor and Council for the primary because their actions tend to most impact downtown. In the future, we hope to expand our questionnaire and forums to include […]
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Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, 2022 Lineup

The 34th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns Fridays to downtown Asheville the 3rd Friday of the month from April to September. DTA5 is held on North Lexington Avenue and events are free and open to the public. 2022 Lineup April 15 The Fritz The Fritz is a soul-driven psychedelic funk […]
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The Importance of Downtown

Downtowns are special because they’re the only neighborhood that is shared by everyone in a community. A strong and healthy downtown stimulates economic growth and generates significant revenue for local governments. The Asheville Downtown Association is embarking on a project to showcase why our downtown is important. The intention of the project is to make […]

2022 Issues Survey Results

We recently surveyed our members and downtown businesses on issues related to downtown. We had 101 responses. This survey was focused on downtown businesses, but we hope to partner with other organizations to perform a downtown resident survey later this year. Click here to review the results.
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State of Downtown Luncheon, presented by First Bank, Tuesday, March 8

Note: The State of Downtown Luncheon is sold out. We have limited the number of tickets to allow for social distancing, so we will not be able to accommodate additional guests. We are planning to record the presentation for later viewing. The Asheville Downtown Association will host its annual State of Downtown Luncheon, presented by […]
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Nonprofit Wristband Partner Applications for 2022 Events Available Now

Each year, the Asheville Downtown Association selects local nonprofits to sell wristbands at its events. The nonprofit receives a grant of $2,000 and has the opportunity to display marketing materials to share their program of work with large audiences. Nonprofits provide 30 volunteers over 18 to work in two shifts between 5 and 9:30pm. Volunteers […]
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Food Vendor Applications for 2022 Events Available Now

The Asheville Downtown Association is now accepting applications for food vending at our 2022 events. These include Downtown After 5, the Independence Day Celebration and Asheville Oktoberfest. Learn more about requirements and fees here. Applications are due Friday, February 25 at 5pm. Access the application here.