Video A-Go-Go: Arboretums, Ice Cream for Dogs and other Shindigs

Are you one of those folks who just can’t seem to find the time to make it out to the North Carolina Arboretum, even though it’s right down the road? Worried the hike won’t live up to the hype, perhaps? A quick look at this video will show you a sample of what you’re missing out on.

Of course, there’s more than one way to experience nature in Asheville. Instead of walking through it, why not hop on your ride, rev your engine and take in the scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway? If it only weren’t for that darn fog!

While it’s clearly the case that folks come to Ashevlle to experience some of the joys of the natural world, sometimes it can work the other way, too. Like when animals are allowed—and even encouraged—to enjoy the chilly summer treats generally reserved for us bipedal apes. Not following me? I’ll clarify: I’m talking about dog ice cream at the Hop’s Doggie Social Happy Hour (via AskAsheville).

Curious about the true origins of Asheville’s arts community? Something tells me that this video might not be the most historically accurate version fo the story—the Vanderbuilts living in teepees is a major stab at its credibility—but if you’re in the mood for two-and-a-half minutes of locally focused cultural satire from artist Lou Majors, this might be just the thing.

When it comes to regional music festivals, Shindig on the Green is due an enormous amount of credit for putting the Asheville area on the map. Now in its 44th year, the traditional mountain music series is still going strong. Here’s a video from the kick-off Shindig event of the season on Friday, July 3 (via AskAsheville).

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