Fun Summer Events in Asheville, NC

August 8th 2016

Asheville, North Carolina, is a fun destination for everyone no matter what age! Daily activities can take you from visiting natural sites, (such as the beautiful Smoky Mountains), to exploring theatres, museums, historical landmarks (such as the magnificent Biltmore Hotel), to enjoying the many street festivals and wonderful dining experiences at one of  Asheville’s fine dining restaurants or quaint sidewalk cafes! This is a city that offers an exquisite mix of culture, history, and natural beauty with colorful seasonal festivals and summertime fun! And all at very affordable prices! Here’s a preview of some of the places you’ll want to add to your agenda when planning your trip to Asheville:

Asheville’s Civic Center

For many years, Asheville has been known for its arts and crafts. The Civic Center features a wide variety of arts and crafts and also offers a performance center for different shows and other events. During summer, many people stop by to enjoy both outdoor and indoor performances by famous artists and actors. Previously, the Asheville Civic Center hosted shows such as Riverdance and Bonnie Raitt. The Asheville Symphony is also based at the Civic Center.  The Asheville Civic Center is located at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC.

Maggie Valley, NC

Maggie Valley is located just about 30 minutes outside of Asheville and is a great place for outdoor activities! In the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the valley is a popular place to come to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, biking, etc. in the Maggie Valley area. Whether you’re planning just a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Maggie Valley’s Creekside Lodge is an excellent choice to make “home base” as you enjoy this area! Creekside Lodge provides a wonderful, relaxing mountain atmosphere after a busy day of sight seeing in Asheville.

Asheville’s Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains at Asheville provides a picturesque mountain backdrop for Asheville!   Mt. Mitchell is the most famous mountain in this area. It features many rivers, hills, mountains, and valleys. Make time to enjoy the beautiful, mountain waterfalls and bask in nature’s beauty! This is an ideal place to hike or bike over the hills and ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or to just slow down and enjoy a scenic view of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Take a drive over endless mountain ridges while taking photos to capture nature’s beauty! Check out the wooden bridges, especially the wooden bridge over the famous French Board River, for that perfect site to take photos, selfies, or to capture a video for wonderful vacation memories!

There are so many things to do this summer in Asheville, Maggie Valley and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! These are only a few of the things you don’t want to miss! Make your plans today to end the summer with a trip to this beautiful area. You’ll be glad you did!

Call us today at 800-621-1260 and set up your reservation at Creekside Lodge! We would love the opportunity to serve you and make your visit here a wonderful experience you’ll never forget!


  • We went with a large group to the Maggie Valley Creekside Lodge and they were incredibly helpful and hospitable. The accommodations were great. The large foyer area was wonderful for the group and the staff was incredible. They made us welcome in so many ways. The rates were incredibly reasonable and the room had all the necessary amenities.

    Chip T.

  • We loved our visit here! We just got home last night and we all wish we were still there! The staff is extremely helpful and the rooms are nice and clean. We spent a lot of time by the stunning creek cooking dinner on the grill and roasting s'mores over the fire pit. It is centrally located to many attractions. We went on many day trips and didn't spend all day in the car getting there. It's also within walking distance of restaurants and shops, but you may find yourself eating by the rushing creek instead!

    Amie M.

  • Really enjoyable place to stay. Room had a balcony overlooking the creek. Spacious room with comfortable bed. Staff was very nice and friendly. Took only 35-40 minutes to reach the Valley at Cataloochee where the elk were in rut. Awesome stay and can't wait to go back.


  • Clean, friendly, quiet, relaxing. Heartfelt thanks to Carol and her entire staff for making our group feel at home again this year. They went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed to make our event a success. We will be back again!

    Ricky Y.

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