Homegrown in Pritchard singer-songwriter series starts June 6 with Aaron Woody Wood

98.1 the RIVER and the Asheville Downtown Association are proud to announce that Homegrown in Pritchard returns to Pritchard Park on Thursdays June 6 through August 29. Homegrown in Pritchard is a free summer concert series featuring local singer-songwriters performing from 6-8pm. Artists performing in the concert series will also be featured on the Homegrown […]

Hoop Jam is back in Pritchard Park tonight from 5:30-7:30pm

The Tuesday evening Hoop Jam, presented by Mission Health with Asheville Hoops, returns to Pritchard Park on May 28 from 5:30-7:30pm. Hoop Jam continues every Tuesday until August 27. Instruction is provided by Melanie MacNeil, widely recognized as one of Asheville’s and the Southeast’s finest fire and hoop performers. Music is provided by George Pond […]

ADA selects nonprofit partners for 25th anniversary season of Downtown After 5

The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) today announced the recipients of its 2013 Downtown After 5 wristband grants. Chosen organizations sell wristbands at one of the five concerts and receive a grant of up to $2,000. 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary season of Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors. A full lineup will be announced […]

Annual State of Downtown Luncheon Monday, Feb. 25

The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) will host its annual State of Downtown Luncheon on Monday, February 25 at noon in the Banquet Hall of the US Cellular Center. Asheville Downtown Association Board President Adrian Vassallo will give an update on the ADA’s accomplishments in 2012 as well as outline its priorities for the upcoming year. […]

Asheville Downtown Association to host SoCon Basketball Tournament info sessions

The Southern Conference Basketball Tournament returns to the US Cellular Center and UNCA March 8-11. Thousands of basketball fans will fill downtown Asheville. The Asheville Downtown Association wants to make sure businesses are prepared. At the session, you’ll get more information on the tournament as well as opportunities to market your business to attendees. Plus, […]

Downtown Holiday Windows Contest winners announced

The Asheville Downtown Association is excited to announce the winners of its 2012 Holiday Windows Contest, sponsored by Window World of Asheville. Judge’s Favorite: Sensibilities Day Spa at 59 Haywood Street Best Interpretation of Theme: Bloomin’ Art at 60 Haywood Street Best Use of Merchandise: The Dog Door Behavior Center & Doghugger Outfitters at 51 […]

Holiday Parade & JingleFest bring free family fun to downtown Asheville Saturday

With the theme “Silver, Bells & Snowflakes,” the 66th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, sponsored by Mission Health, rolls, marches and dances its way through downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 11am. Following the parade, JingleFest, a family-friendly celebration of holiday entertainment, will be held in Pack Square Park from 1-4pm. Olympic silver medalists […]

Volunteers Needed for Asheville Holiday Parade and JingleFest

The Asheville Downtown Association is seeking volunteers for the 66th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade and JingleFest on Saturday, November 17. Volunteers are needed in various areas including setup and breakdown, parade lineup and egress, parade marshals along the route, games and activities assistance at JingleFest and more. Find out more here. A volunteer orientation will […]

“Dancing with the Stars of Asheville” to benefit splash park at Grant Community Center

Asheville’s own Dancing with the Stars event will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year with an all-star cast of local celebrities and community leaders. Modeled after the hit television show, the evening will include an intense elimination-style competition held to reveal Asheville’s top dancing pair. Coordinated by the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, this event […]

DARN, Keller Williams and ADA complete walkability study for downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville Residential Neighbors, the Asheville Downtown Association and volunteers from Keller Williams, a local realty company, recently completed a walkability study for downtown Asheville. “The study was in response to the downtown community and specifically DARN’s request to identify issues with crosswalks and inferior sidewalks and curb cuts as well as inaccessible areas of […]

Holiday parade application deadline extended to Oct. 10

The Asheville Downtown Association’s Holiday Committee has extended the deadline for parade applications to Wednesday, October 10. Applications are available here. This year there are stricter guidelines for entries emphasizing decorations, costumes and entertainment value. All applications are reviewed by committee before acceptance.
 Olympic silver medalists Lauren Tamayo and Manteo Mitchell will serve as Grand […]

Olympic silver medalists Tamayo and Mitchell to grand marshal Asheville Holiday Parade

The Asheville Downtown Association today announced that Olympic silver medalists Lauren Tamayo and Manteo Mitchell will serve as Grand Marshals for the 66th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 17 at 11am. This year’s parade theme is “Silver & Snowflakes,” and is sponsored by Mission Health Systems, The Grove Arcade and co-sponsored by the […]

Moogfest informational meetings to be held September 12

Moogfest returns to Downtown Asheville October 26 and 27. With shows at the US Cellular Center, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville Music Hall and The Orange Peel, this event will bring 10,000 festival-goers to downtown with about 75% coming from outside of Asheville. Find out how you can better engage with Moogfest attendees, how to market […]

Check it out: ADA’s “25th Anniversary Prize a Day Giveaway”

Through Friday, Aug. 10, the Asheville Downtown Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a PRIZE A DAY GIVEAWAY. Each weekday, the ADA will give away a prize through its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AshevilleDowntownAssociation. Prizes include: $25 gift cards to Lexington Avenue Brewery, the Grove Arcade and Paul Taylor Custom Sandals. Plus VIP packages to […]