Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Friday, March 31, 2023
Live Music at Hickory Tavern
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Hickory Tavern
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Asheville Community Theatre Raffle: Trip to NYC 2023
Apr 1 all-day

Raffle: Trip to NYC 2023



Enter to win a fabulous trip for two to New York!

Raffle tickets on sale through Sunday, August 6, 2023!

Tickets are $50 and only 500 will be sold.

Travel package for Thanksgiving 2023, with check-in on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 and check-out on Sunday, November 26, 2023.

Prize includes:

  • Two round-trip Business Class tickets to New York from Asheville Regional Airport
  • Transfers to and from the airport to your hotel
  • Accomodations for four nights in Midtown at The Lotte New York Palace, with a choice of one king bed or two double beds
  • VIP Macy’s Parade Day experience, including brunch and complimentary drinks, access to indoor and outdoor VIP viewing areas, and access to the Inflation Celebration of parade balloons on Wednesday afternoon
  • Orchestra seating tickets to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
  • Tickets to a Broadway show
  • Up to $500 to spend on guided tours or additional theatre tickets
  • Personal consultation with Foothills Travel to customize your trip
  • On-site concierge provided through MyBucketListEvents

The drawing will take place the week of August 7, 2023. Winner will be notified by phone call and email.

Biltmore Ave Parking Garage Closed March 25 – April 8
Apr 1 all-day
Biltmore Ave Parking Garage
The Biltmore Avenue parking garage will temporarily close March 25 to April 8 due to construction of the adjacent Moxy Hotel. This closure is to ensure safety.

The Biltmore Avenue Garage will be temporarily closed for 15 days beginning March 25, 2023, through April 8, 2023, for the second phase of the Moxy Hotel construction. The garage will temporarily close to all parking customers to ensure the community’s safety. The closure will impact a total of 412 parking spaces. The construction contractor will provide parking garage security for the duration of the garage closure.
The Moxy Hotel, a 115-unit, 7-story building, is currently being constructed on the south side of the Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage. To accommodate hotel construction, renovations to the Biltmore Parking Garage are required. The garage’s construction needed to renovate was initiated in January 2023 with a two-phase approach. The first phase was completed on February 8, 2023, 22 days ahead of schedule.
Parking arrangements for the City’s Monthly parking accounts
Access cards for the City’s monthly parking accounts in the Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage will be reprogrammed to allow access into the following parking areas during the 15-day closure period:
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Center parking garage
  • Rankin Street parking garage
  • Wall Street parking garage
  • Parking lot is located at 50 Asheland Avenue (adjacent to the Transit Center)
Monthly parking account holders at the Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage will also receive a 50% credit to their accounts on March 1, 2023, for the inconvenience. Monthly parking account holders have been notified via email and text message alerts.
Parking arrangements for hourly parkers
The City strives for minimal disruption during this closure. Several alternate free and fee-based parking options are available through the City of Asheville in the downtown area, including monthly parking garage passes, lots and street options starting at $30 per month. You can always find more information about parking in Asheville by visiting the City of Asheville parking services page or on the Asheville App.

You can always find more information about parking in Asheville by visiting the City of Asheville parking services page

Biltmore Blooms
Apr 1 all-day
Biltmore Estate Gardens

Spring at Biltmore, one of the estate’s most glorious seasons, invites you to experience a spring break mountain escape with all the charm of a European retreat. Immerse yourself in thousands of colorful tulips as Biltmore Blooms transforms our gardens and grounds. Explore Italian Renaissance Alive and Ciao! From Italy. Savor our Winery’s award-winning vintages and, of course, the timeless elegance of Biltmore House.

  • Daytime access to 8,000 acres of gardens and grounds, including:
    • 75+ Acres of formal and informal gardens
    • 20+ Miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery
  • Complimentary Wine Tasting
  • Complimentary Parking

Gardens & Grounds admission does NOT include Biltmore House entry.

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Story Parlor’s Story/Arts Residency
Apr 1 all-day
online w/ Story Parlor

Offered for BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, and individuals from other historically marginalized communities—the residency invites artists to present a three-week performance featuring the core elements of storytelling through art, collaboration, and exploration of the human condition.
Applications due April 30.


Story Parlor’s residencies exist to champion the creative work of locally-based artists and art groups hailing from BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, and other historically marginalized communities in the quest to amplify and bridge together the diverse fabric of voices in Asheville.

Specifically, the Story/Arts residency aims to provide a platform that showcases the transformative and healing powers of storytelling through all art mediums, while tending to the core values of Story Parlor’s mission, which include:

• Connecting audiences and artists from varying creative backgrounds and interests

• Informing, inspiring, and invigorating through the arts

• Promoting and fostering self-inquiry and mindfulness

• Cultivating creative exchange and cultural insight

• Fostering authenticity and inclusiveness

In addition to public performances and/or workshops, artists-in-residence receive dedicated rehearsal time in the space; an artist stipend; creativity coaching sessions; marketing and promotion; and more.

Applications for the 2023 summer residency are below and due no later than April 30, with preference given to applicants who cross disciplines, embrace collaboration, and present a residency proposal that embodies the core elements of storytelling through all art forms.

Cinderella Magic Package
Apr 1 all-day
online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse

We are excited to bring this special package to you and your loved ones. It’s super easy!

  1. Pick your show date – June 14, 17, 21, 24 (Evening only)
  2. Choose 2 Adult Seats and 2 Student Seats
  3. At Checkout, discount will be applied


Your wish is granted!


If you have any problems, our Box Office is happy to help!


City of Asheville: Plastic Reduction Survey
Apr 1 all-day

City of Asheville
                                                logoThe City of Asheville is seeking feedback from businesses and residents on how we can curb the use of single-use plastics, particularly plastic bags and styrofoam foodware containers, in our community.

This short survey should take less than ten minutes to complete and will ask residents and businesses to share their experiences with these products, what actions they would like to see the City take and what kind of support would be necessary to reduce the consumption of these single-use plastic products.

The survey will remain open through April 30 and results will inform City Staff’s recommendation on next steps to City Council in October, 2023. Staff will also share results and any additional engagement opportunities with the community on the project page.

Free Tax Help at the Library
Apr 1 all-day
various Buncombe County Libraries


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, NC Department of Revenue, Buncombe County Library System, and Council on Aging, Inc. will offer free tax preparations for taxpayers of low and moderate income, with special attention to those aged 60 and older.

You will need an appointment to speak with a tax help aide. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form.

How it works

  1. Pick up a tax record envelope and instructions at Black Mountain, West Asheville, Weaverville, or Pack Library during library hours.
  2. Complete the Intake/Interview Booklet in your envelope by answering all questions. Then sign and date the last 3 pages.  Place all your tax forms and any information relating to your tax return in your envelope.
  3. Make an appointment to drop off your Tax Record Envelope and meet with a Tax-Aide volunteer.

Schedule and appointments

Black Mountain Library

Mondays and Thursdays, appointments are available between 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

To make an appointment, either email [email protected] with your name and telephone number, or call (828) 669-8610 between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. You can pick up a tax packet at the library. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents.

Pack Memorial Library

Wednesdays, appointments are available between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

To make an appointment on Wednesday at Pack Library, email [email protected] with your name and phone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, the staff at the library can email AARP for you. You can pick up your tax packet at the library. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents.

Saturdays, appointments are available between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email [email protected]. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Saturday tax help ends on April 1 and there will be no tax help on February 18.

Weaverville Library and Weaverville First Baptist Church

Thursdays, appointments are available between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

To make an appointment for tax help at the Weaverville First Baptist Church email [email protected] with your name and telephone number OR call the Weaverville Library at 828-250-6482 with questions. If you don’t have access to email, the staff at the library can email AARP for you.  An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment at the Weaverville First Baptist Church. You can pick up your tax packet at the library. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents.

West Asheville Library

Tuesdays, appointments are available between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email [email protected] with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, the staff at the library can email AARP for you. You can pick up your tax packet at the library. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks.

Tax help will start on Feb. 1 and end on April 15.

Bring the following documents and tax forms to your tax help appointment. Photocopies are recommended:

  • Photo ID / Driver License for Taxpayer and Spouse
  • Social Security Cards for Taxpayer, Spouse and ALL dependents
  • Prior year Federal and State tax return
  • W-2 (Wages), W-2G (Gambling winnings)
  • Amounts of Stimulus Payments you received (EIP-3, IRS Letter 6475)
  • Amounts of Child Tax Credit Payment you received (IRS Letter 6419)
  • SSA-1099 (Social Security Benefit Statement)
  • 1099-R (Retirement), 1099-RRB (Railroad Retirement Benefits)
  • 1099-Interest, 1099-Dividend, 1099-OID
  • 1099-B (Brokerage Statement, Sale of Stocks and Bonds), 1099-Ks
  • 1099-G (Unemployment and State refunds)
  • 1099-NEC (Self-Employment), 1099-MISC, PLUS itemized list of expenses
  • 1099-S (Sale of Home), 1099-C (Forgiveness of Credit Card Debt)
  • 1098- Home Mortgage Interest and Real Estate Taxes
  • 1099-T (Education Credits) PLUS Student Account Statement
  • 1098-E (Student Loan Interest)
  • 1099-SA and/or 5498-SA (HSA = Health Savings Account) PLUS itemized list of expenses
  • 1095-A (Health Insurance – Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace)
  • Schedule K-1 (Form 1065)
  • Any other documents or information relevant to preparation of the tax return
  • Voided check for direct deposit of any refund to your checking / savings account
Gardening Video: Bountiful Backyard Berries
Apr 1 all-day
Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Bountiful Backyard Berries

Presenter: Meghan Baker – NC Cooperative Extension Agent

Small fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries, and brambles enhance backyard gardens, providing beauty, habitat, and delicious flavors. Meghan Baker will teach us how to choose the proper site for a variety of small fruits and discuss cultural requirements for consistent harvests. She will describe varieties best-suited for our WNC region and help us on our way to truly fruitful, abundant harvests.

Green Drinks online
Apr 1 all-day

Green Drinks lives on every Saturday as The Free & Open University of Eco-Sustainability on Facebook

Hendersonville Racquet Club Junior Tennis Spring Fling
Apr 1 all-day
Hendersonville Racquet Club

Welcome to HRC’s Spring Fling!  This is for children general aged 11-18 playing with yellow ball on a full court.  If you are 10 and under playing with either a orange or green ball, go here to our Junior Circuit event this same weekend.  We are happy you are here and look forward to having a fun day of tennis!

All matches will be on EITHER Saturday, April 1st or Sunday, April 2nd.  All divisions start and finish on the same day.  Matches will be on clay or indoor hard courts.  All matches will be in a round robin format.  We will try to make all singles matches best 2 out of 3 short sets with a 7 point tiebreak in lieu of third set if possible, but may have to change this to accommodate weather, court space, etc.  Divisions may be combined to create better playing experiences for all if needed, but players will be notified if they are moved.  All players will receive a players gift/package when they check in.  Light snacks and water will be provided.  Schedule will be posted by noon on Thursday.  Price is $30 for the first event (singles), $15 for second and third events ( doubles).  The price when registering will change to $15 for second and third events after selecting the first event.

Kirsten Stolle: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener
Apr 1 – Apr 8 all-day
Tracey Morgan Gallery

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present The Grass Isn’t Always Greener, an exhibition of recent work by multimedia artist Kirsten Stolle. Working in collage and text-based imagery, Stolle’s research-based practice examines the influence of pesticide companies on our food supply, particularly how Bayer-Monsanto and Dow Chemical use aggressive advertising campaigns to manipulate public perception. Reimagining and recontextualizing found imagery and appropriated text, Stolle’s work spotlights these companies’ persistent greenwashing and troubling histories.

Central to Stolle’s practice is her interest in the intersection of art and science, and the potential for art to bring new perspectives to contemporary scientific issues. Using this cross-disciplinary approach, she creates work that engages the viewer on an aesthetic level and offers an opening for increased awareness and consideration.

This exhibition brings together several bodies of work, Pesticide Pop, HERBS, Science for a Better Life, If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail, How to Control Weeds, and Weeds are the Enemy, all of which were recently included in the artist’s solo exhibition Only You Can Prevent A Forest at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC.

Pesticide Pop explores the visual strategy and seductive power of chemical company advertising. Appropriated images of toxic weed killers are transformed into large-scale, Pop Art inspired prints, absurdly glorifying chemicals as objects of desire. Another series, HERBS, examines the so-called “rainbow herbicides” supplied by Monsanto and Dow Chemical to the U.S Air Force which sprayed over 74 million liters of the chemical herbicides in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971. In Science for a Better Life, Stolle uses collage, cutting, and drawing to redact original texts from magazine advertisements – propaganda which overwhelmingly promoted the use of chemicals in war, agriculture, and home – altering the intended messaging and reframing the visuals to expose the true threat posed by harmful chemicals.

Also included is If All You Have Is A Hammer, Everything Looks Like A Nail, a wall installation of nine engraved wooden hammers. Each hammer, hung horizontally at eye level, is engraved with a marketing phrase associated with herbicide spraying programs. Referring to the use of pesticides as a blunt instrument, the installation speaks to the mass deployment of chemicals used in industrial agriculture.

Kirsten Stolle was born in Newton, MA in 1967, lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives in Asheville, NC. She received a BA in Visual Arts from Framingham State University, and completed studies at Richmond College in London, England and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Photograph, Poetry Magazine, The Billboard Creative, among many others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, as well as grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Puffin Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, and Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. She has been awarded numerous residencies including the Ucross Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, Millay Arts, and Marble House Project.

Laurie Yeates Adams Exhibition
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
ART on 7th

The work presented in the LAURIE YEATES ADAMS EXHIBITION at Art on 7th is a collection of pieces, both paintings and sculptures from past to present. The exhibited works are evocative of her journey for artistic expression, and beautifully demonstrate the depths of her acutely thoughtful, introspective mind.

See the exquisite results of her experimentation with a variety of organic materials such as charcoal, sand, paint pigment, water, coffee, acrylic paint and more.


LEAF Global Arts Summer Camp
Apr 1 all-day
LEAF Global Arts

Day camp is one of the joys of summer — a chance to learn new skills while making new friends in a fun and supportive atmosphere. LEAF Global Arts Summer Camp registration is live on our website. The week-long camps take place Monday-Friday, June 12-Aug. 25.

This summer, students will dive into music, art, theatre, and dance from around the world and in our community. Camp themes include celebrating diversity, songs for peace, black history, hip-hop culture, West African drumming, and more. Each camp will culminate in a Friday performance for friends and families, in addition to original recordings made in our ONEmic studio! LEAF’s ONEmic studio is funded by the Bed Gradison Memorial Fund and generous support of LEAF members

Nominations Requested for Business Leader Awards
Apr 1 all-day

Who do you think shines as a small business leader in Buncombe County? Your boss? Your friend? The owner of your favorite local business?
Or does your family-owned business stands out?

The Chamber’s annual leadership awards recognize outstanding businesses and leaders. Tell us who you think deserves recognition: nominating someone for Small Business Leader of the Year or submit an application for Family Business of the Year.
Sponsored by HomeTrust BankSmall Business Leader of the Year awards recognize two individuals who clearly reflect quality and dedication to the operation of business in the Asheville area and provide leadership accomplishments including innovation, initiative and civic responsiveness. Submit a nomination.

The Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum, recognizes a family-owned business for their contributions to the community and success as a family-owned enterprise. Self-nominations encourage. Submit a nomination.

We’re also taking applications for Sky High Growth Awards recognizing business success. Submit your Sky High application.

Senior Games and SilverArts
Apr 1 – May 27 all-day
Buncombe County
man running and woman standing in front of artwork, Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games logo

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) challenges community members to make 2023 a record breaking year for Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and SilverArts. The weeks-long festival celebrates the transformative ability of sports and the arts to foster friendship and wellness. There is a $10 fee to participate and online registration opens Feb. 6 at ncseniorgames.org.

“We know many people discovered or rediscovered their love for sports, performing, and literary and visual arts during the pandemic and this is the perfect time to share that talent with our community – so anyone who’s ages 50 or better should sign up,” according to Colt Miller, APR Athletic Coordinator and local Senior Games contact. “While many participants advance to the state and national competitions, the main focus isn’t winning, but showcasing the incredible talent found among active adults right here at home. This is also the perfect opportunity to try something new! In the past, we’ve had people who had never played a sport or worked in a particular medium who turned out to be naturals.”

The event is one of 53 local games officially-sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, the largest senior Olympic program in the nation. The schedule includes competitions and demonstrations to exercise the mind and body in April and May at locations throughout Buncombe County.

All events welcome spectators. Interested community members can print a schedule or pick one up at any APR community center. APR hosts Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and SilverArts with Black Mountain Parks & Recreation, Buncombe County Parks & Recreation, and Henderson County Parks & Recreation.

Sports and Arts

Sports include bowling, croquet, golf, mini golf, track and field (including race walk and power walking), cycling, archery, swimming, billiards, badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, basketball shooting, shuffleboard, and tennis. Age categories start at 50 and increase at five year intervals.

SilverArts categories are classified as Heritage (quilting, woodwork, crochet, basket weaving, jewelry, needlework, tole/decorative painting, weaving, knitting, pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, woodworking, and woodturning), Visual (acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastels, film photography, digital photography, sculpture, and watercolor), Performing (comedy/drama, dance, vocal, instrumental, and line dance), Literary (poetry, short story, essay, and life experiences), and Cheerleading. Art pieces will be displayed at Pack Memorial Library.


For questions or more information, please contact Colt Miller at (828) 707-2376 or [email protected].


Schedule at a Glance


For questions or more information, please contact Colt Miller at (828) 707-2376 or [email protected].

Spring Classic Cheer Competition
Apr 1 all-day
Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville

Spirit Solutions is committed to fair, affordable events that run on time in a family-friendly environment.

Warm Up Area:

  • 42′ by 12′ carpet bonded foam matted practice area
  • 60′ by 12′ carpet bonded spring tumbling strip
  • 42’ by 54’ carpet bonded foam matted practice area

The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is the largest event venue located in downtown Asheville, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a history dating back over one hundred years, these facilities have played host to a variety of events, including concerts, meetings, trade shows, professional conferences and conventions, cheer competitions, and artistic performances. From Celtic Woman to Jerry Seinfeld, from leadership summits to the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is sure to have the perfect space for your event.  The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is a great venue to host a Cheer and Dance Competition in North Carolina.


Spring Photo Contest: “Spring Trails”
Apr 1 all-day
Chimney Rock State Park

NC State Parks’ Year of the Trail continues with a celebration of how our trails transform each spring. Bring your camera on your next excursion in the park and capture budding wildflowers, spring hikers, or whatever you encounter along the way. You may even win a prize for your efforts!


1st Prize: The winning photo will be our Facebook cover photo for two weeks, and the photographer will receive two annual passes to Chimney Rock State Park and lunch for four at the Old Rock Café.

2nd Prize: After the first place photo, the second place photo will be our Facebook cover photo for one week. The photographer will receive one annual pass to Chimney Rock State Park and lunch for two at the Old Rock Café.

3rd Prize: The third place photographer will receive two adult day passes (or one family pack of day passes) to Chimney Rock State Park and lunch for two at the Old Rock Café.

The Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship 
Apr 1 all-day

Mission Health is accepting applications from throughout the community for the Kesha Young Health
Careers Scholarship , with the aim of supporting the education goals for high school seniors and college
students of color from Western North Carolina who are pursuing careers in healthcare.
For more than 25 years, Mission Health has been awarding the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship,
with more than $1 million given to make college more affordable for high school seniors and college
students of color from Western North Carolina who are pursuing careers in healthcare. The scholarship
is named in honor of Kesha Young, a 22-year-old, bi-racial woman who was born with mental and
physical disabilities and underwent multiple surgeries at Mission Hospital. Kesha died just months
before she was scheduled to earn her high school diploma. Despite her health struggles, Kesha was
described by her adoptive parents as embodying the characteristics that are vital to how healthcare
team members engage with patients, families and visitors, with a strong spirit, warm smile and positive
At Mission Health, we recognize that having a diverse workforce, especially in healthcare, is very
important to provide the best possible care to our patients and communities. This is integral to who we
are as a company. Our mission statement is based around recognizing and affirming the unique and
intrinsic worth of each individual: “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of
human life.”
The completed application, along with all additional materials, must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday,
April 14th, 2023 for consideration. Recipients will be notified in early May and invited to a reception at
Mission Hospital on Wednesday June 7th.

Vanya + Sonia + Masha + Spike at North Carolina Stage Company
Apr 1 @ 12:00 am – Apr 16 @ 4:30 pm
North Carolina Stage Company

In this Tony Award® winning comedy by Christopher Durang, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Hilarity, a bit of pathos, and just a touch of Chekhovian ennui ensue as the family, neighbor, boyfriend, and housekeeper navigate the complexities of their relationships.

Discretionary Content: Adult themes and Language
COVID protocol: masks still required in the theatre during the performance