The 15 Best Things to do in Asheville in May

In May, the weather in Asheville is still fairly mild, even during the day, and there are plenty of prime hiking days – it’s just a perfect combination!

Another great feature of visiting during the month of May is that, with nature waking up, downtown gets busier, and you’ll tend to find more things to do.

If you’re planning a spring trip, here are some of the top options for what to do in Asheville in May!

Take a Cooking Class

A great part of visiting Asheville in May is the many cooking classes on offer at various local cooking schools!


Diana Wortham Theatre

Some of the biggest and best acts to come to Asheville play at the Diana Wortham Theatre, from major touring dance companies and singing groups to plays and musicals.


Go Waterfall Hunting at Graveyard Fields

Try a hike out at Graveyard Fields, off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area has lots of spring-blooming rhododendrons and mountain laurels.


E-Bike Tour

E-bikes include an electric motor that helps turbo-boost your pedaling, meaning that uphills don’t have to be such a battle.


Herb Festival at the WNC Ag Center

Spring Herb Festival at the WNC Ag Center offers workshops. Admission, and parking are all free for this three-day event celebrating all things botanical and herbal.


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