Free, or Almost Free

Things to do in Downtown Asheville

Folk Art Center


Looking Glass Fallsseveral in the DuPont State ForestLinville Falls, and many more.

Sliding Rock

Swimming hole and natural water slide

Hike in the Pisgah National Forest

The North Carolina Arboretum

Cradle of Forestry

Chamber of Commerce Recommendations

The Asheville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center also has recommendations for free things to do for tourists staying in our Asheville rentals.

Downtown After 5

Live outdoor concerts the third Friday of every month May through September in the historic Lexington Park district of downtown.

Drum Circle at Pritchard Park

Listen, dance and participate in the drum circle at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville Friday evenings during the warm-weather months.

Free Shakespeare in the Park series by the Montford Park Players

June through October at 7:30 pm on weekday evenings at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre.

Asheville's Urban Trail Walking Tour

Free Live Music

Westville PubFrench Broad Brewery and plenty more - full listing of area venues and live music in Mountain Xpress. (Call venue to confirm whether or not a specific show has a charge for admission.)

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The North Carolina Arboretum

Art Galleries in River Arts District

More free things to do in the Asheville area