The Dance of the Fireflies

Elkmont Fireflies; Image provided by Judd Patterson Our friends over at Wildwater Rafting have given us all the details surrounding the annual synchronized firefly show in the Smoky Mountains. If you are interested in no-cost wholesome entertainment that most people in the… [Read More]

Parkway Fishing Vacation Giveaway

Our friends over at Virtual Blue Ridge are hosting yet another fun-filled vacation giveaway this summer, and this time, they are providing the lucky winner with gas. The 2008 Parkway Fishing Vacation Giveaway is sure to showcase the region’s great outdoors, even… [Read More]

Springs Events at the Biltmore

Biltmore in the spring photo uploaded by jarnocan Although Biltmore is open 365 days a year, spring is one of the best times to visit the estate. Encompassing 8,000 acres of lush landscaping and lavish architecture, Biltmore both impress and inspires visitors… [Read More]

Jazz After 5 at Grove Arcade

Jazz photo uploaded by Geoff Coe If you’re visiting Blue Ridge this weekend, then stop in at Grove Arcade from 5-8 pm on Friday, April 18 to enjoy free live jazz music performed by The Golden Quartet and Dave Perkins Certified Organic…. [Read More]

Flowers of North Carolina

It’s time to celebrate the beginning of Spring in North Carolina! I’m sure you’d love to take some pictures of your trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, complete with flowering blossoms. Thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway Association,  this handy bloom schedule… [Read More]

A Better Way to See Blue Ridge

River rafting photo courtesy of Nantahala Outdoor Center Ever since the Go Blue Ridge Card launched last spring, we’ve been working on ways to improve the product, making it even easier and more affordable to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’ve added… [Read More]

Tweetsie Railroad Rebuilds After Fire

Tweetsie Railroad photo uploaded by Shaggy Paul Despite a fire on Sunday, March 16 that destroyed much of the Tweetie Railroad’s collection of train memorabilia, tools, and photos, the Blowing Rock attraction plans to open for its 51st year on May 2,… [Read More]

Grove Arcade Presents Jazz After 5

Grove Arcade photo uploaded by Bill in Ash Vegas This Friday, March 21, Grove Arcade hosts Jazz After 5. This fun free event runs from 5-8 pm on Friday evening and features beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, as well… [Read More]

LaZoom Comedy Tours of Asheville

Photo courtesy of La Zoom Tours If you’re looking for something unique to do during your trip to Asheville, look no further than LaZoom Comedy Tours of Asheville! Started by Jim and Jen Lauzon, this tour provides visitors with a historical tour… [Read More]

Spring in the Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers along the Blue Ridge Parkway Photo uploaded by Angelrays Spring is fast approaching in the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blue Ridge visitor centers have announced their open dates for spring 2008, and several of our Blue Ridge area attractions will be opening… [Read More]

New Hours for National Parks

Sunset at Shenandoah National Park Photo uploaded by Waldo Jaquith Visitors to state parks and recreation areas, including those in the Blue Ridge area, will have extra time to enjoy the scenic views thanks to daylight savings time. Beginning March 1, state… [Read More]

Top Tourism Sites

IgoUgo.com has added the North Carolina Tourism Services website to their list of Top 10 U.S. State Tourism Sites! The sites were ranked according to how helpful they are in assisting travelers plan their trips, offering suggestions for everything from skydiving to… [Read More]

Blue Ridge Theatres

On Stage Photo uploaded by destinelee If you’re looking to catch some on-stage entertainment during your visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway, never fear! There’s a great selection of venues and performances to keep your nights full of music and top-notch acting…. [Read More]

Exhibit at the Asheville Art Museum

Cloud Shadows by Winslow Homer Photo uploaded by indivisible aquanaut Sunday, February 10 is the last day to see Lines of Discovery: American Drawings at the Asheville Art Museum. Featuring the works of greats like Winslow Homer, Thomas Cole, William Merritt Chase,… [Read More]

2008 Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

Blue Ridge Sunrise Photo uploaded by kcds TM Attention photographers! Amateurs and professionals alike are welcome to submit their original works to the 2008 Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition for inclusion in an exhibition and and a possible “Best in Show” win! There’s… [Read More]