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2022 Downtown Issues Survey Available Now

Twice each year, we survey our membership and the downtown business community. Surveys are an important tool in gathering feedback from our members. The results will be presented at our State of Downtown Luncheon on Tuesday, March 8. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. This survey is focused on downtown businesses. We want […]
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ADA Elects New Board and Executive Committee Members

The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) today announced the election of new board and executive committee members. Board members support the ADA’s mission to be a leader and advocate for the vitality of Downtown Asheville. Bill Durr (Ward & Smith) will serve as president of the board of directors with Beth Lane (McGuire Wood & Bissette) […]
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We’re Hiring an Event Manager

The Asheville Downtown Association is seeking an Event Manager. Events include: Downtown After 5, the Pritchard Park Summer Series, the Independence Day Celebration, Speaker Series, Oktoberfest, Annual Membership Meeting, State of Downtown Luncheon, the Asheville Holiday Parade and others as assigned. Event Management • Submit all necessary permit applications and relevant supplemental documents in a […]

Downtown Holiday Windows Walking Tour & Contest Winners

Downtown businesses have decked out their windows for the Holiday Season. Our Holiday Windows Walking Tour is the perfect way to see the beautifully decorated windows while exploring downtown. Several of the participating businesses also entered our Holiday Windows Contest. Winners are: Best in Show: Madam Clutterbuckets Neurodiverse Universe WOW Factor: Dog & Pony Show […]
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Buncombe County Extends Indoor Mask Mandate to Jan. 5

Press release from Buncombe County: The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has extended the county-wide face covering requirement for all indoor public spaces through Jan. 5, 2022 at noon. The indoor mask requirement also extends to Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, and Woodfin. In Buncombe County, COVID-19 case rates continue to be high, […]

Lineup Order for the Asheville Holiday Parade

  The Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC, is Saturday, November 20 throughout Downtown Asheville. The parade begins at 11am. Posted below is the lineup order for the parade. The Asheville Holiday Parade is produced by the Asheville Downtown Association, in partnership with the City of Asheville. Sponsors and Partners make the Parade […]
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Nominate an Essential Worker to Ride on the Hometown Heroes Float in the Asheville Holiday Parade

We’re teaming up with iHeart Asheville to honor essential workers at the 75th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 20. You can nominate that special person who helped keep us all going during the pandemic: healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and school employees, grocery and pharmacy associates, sanitation and public services… Head over to […]
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2021 Asheville Holiday Parade Applications Available

To apply for entry in the parade, first read the 2021 rules here. It’s imperative that you carefully read the rules and regulations prior to filling out your application. Find the 2021 parade application here. Please be creative, parade entries must be entertaining and family friendly, not all entries will be accepted. Applications and payment […]
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Urban Trail Stations Rededicated

On Tuesday, June 29, the Urban Trail Committee will celebrate the rededication of three of the trail’s stations. The Urban Trail is a collection of 30 works of public art throughout downtown commemorating history, culture and architecture. Shopping Daze: The marker was reinstalled following the Haywood Streetscape project in 2020. A plaque honoring the contributions […]