The 16 Best Things to do in Asheville in July

A trip to Asheville in July will have you in good company, whether you simply want a great destination for your vacation or you’ve been here every year for ages.

Are you more interested in seeing and experiencing nature, enjoying the artistic community of this city, or eating your way through our dining options?

You don’t even have to pick – when it comes to what to do in Asheville in July, you can also answer “all of it!”

Beat the Heat at a Local Swimming Hole or Sliding Rock

This natural waterfall goes over a sloped but mostly flat boulder for 60 feet.


Go ‘Creeking’ at the Botanical Gardens or Lake Louise

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is a beautiful area of plants with a creek running through it.


Visit the Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Festival

During the summer and fall, Maggie Valley plays host to artisans and crafters from around the Southeastern United States.


Watch Independence Day Fireworks

In downtown Asheville, there is typically a festival-like atmosphere in Pack Square, with entertainment like the Ultimate Air Dogs.


Asheville Triathlon

While the biking portion of this race is hilly and can be challenging, the swim portion is in a pool rather than in a lake or other body of water.


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