The 15 Best Things to do in Asheville in Summer

Asheville is glorious in the summer! There is so much to do, and the weather couldn’t be more perfect.

There are plenty of opportunities to cool down by a river, a creek, or a waterfall, and you don’t have to go far to enjoy cooler temperatures at higher elevations.

In case you’re planning a summer escape to our town, I’ve compiled a list of some of the top things to do in Asheville in summer.

Join the Drag Queen Bar Crawl

Beer Flight, A Drag Queen Bar Crawl (21+) combines comedy and beer (or your preferred drink) in support of a local nonprofit.


Check Out Downtown After 5

The festival features local and regional bands, food trucks, and many drink options, including local beer.


Asheville’s Famous Drum Circle

Another family-friendly summer staple in Asheville is the Drum Circle, which is held every Friday night at Pritchard Park.


Ziplining Over the Treetops

The Treetop Tour is an original and popular tour, featuring a completely tree-based design, three scenic trails, and six ziplines.


French Broad River

Tubing the French Broad River – one of the oldest rivers in the world – is one of the best things to do in Asheville in the summer.


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