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March 28-31, 2024
Easter weekend in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains offers many things to do. Welcome spring by getting outdoors to see the blooms. Gather with family and friends for Easter Sunday brunch. Here's just a sampling of ideas. (Pic above: Tulips at Biltmore)

Biltmore Egg Scavenger Hunt: March 30 and 31, 2024
Hunt for super-sized Easter Eggs inside Biltmore House and around the estate in this fun activity. Participants will receive a Scavenger Hunt Guide to check off each egg they spot while on their hunt. Participating children ages 9 and younger will receive a treat when they turn in their scavenger paper at Antler Hill Village between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Easter Scavenger Hunt is included in daytime admission. See our Biltmore Guide to plan a visit and see all the spring blooms.

Easter Sunrise Service NC Mountains

Easter Brunch
Make reservations well in advance since it's a busy day. Our top picks for a very special Easter Brunch Buffet are:

Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade: March 30, 2024
The most unique and quirky event is the Easter Hat Parade in the artsy village of Dillsboro. Hundreds of people parade down the street with judging in 20 categories. The parade includes antique cars and the Easter Bunny. The parade is 2 PM on Saturday but arrive early for hat-making sessions and egg hunt. Read more.

Downtown Asheville
Since Good Friday is a city holiday, enjoy free on-street parking—so don't feed the meters. All stores and restaurants will be open Friday and Saturday. Sunday is always free, but many stores will be closed. See our favorite things to do downtown.

Blue Ridge Parkway
The higher sections of the Parkway may remain closed due to the remaining ice and snow. Read about current closures. A great alternate scenic drive is the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway.

Easter Weekend Things to Do

North Carolina Arboretum

Stroll through a variety of gardens and on peaceful woodland trails, located in Asheville adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Don't miss their impressive bonsai garden exhibit and many special events during the year.

Spring at Biltmore

2024-03-25 - 2024-05-23

This festival of flowers celebrates two months of spring blooms that include 75,000+ tulips, orchids, azalaeas and elaborate floral displays inside Biltmore House.

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Easter Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock

Celebrate Easter by watching the sun rise over Hickory Nut Gorge during the annual service atop Chimney Rock. Free admission, but participants must reserve a parking pass. Only one parking pass is… read more

Celebrate Easter by watching the sun rise over Hickory Nut Gorge during the annual service atop Chimney Rock. Free admission, but participants must reserve a parking pass. Only one parking pass is needed per vehicle.

300 Things to Do

See our master list of places to see and things to do in the western North Carolina mountains, including Asheville and our many small towns. 

See our master list of places to see and things to do in the western North Carolina mountains, including Asheville and our many small towns. 

Packages & Specials for Asheville & Mountains

Pick a package or special perfect for your vacation, with discounts and travel deals for hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, country inns and cabin rentals in the North Carolina mountains.

Pick a package or special perfect for your vacation, with discounts and travel deals for hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, country inns and cabin rentals in the North Carolina mountains.

Explore Downtown Asheville

During the day, downtown Asheville bustles with shoppers browsing more than 200 galleries, antique shops and local boutiques. Each evening, enjoy street entertainers, restaurants, breweries,… read more

During the day, downtown Asheville bustles with shoppers browsing more than 200 galleries, antique shops and local boutiques. Each evening, enjoy street entertainers, restaurants, breweries, festivals and music. Walk the Urban Trail and tour historic sites. See our Top 25 things to do downtown.

Top 75+ Outdoors - Asheville & NC Mountains

Explore our mountains with hikes, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and many thousands of acres of national forest and park land. Get outside in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains with our 70… read more

Explore our mountains with hikes, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and many thousands of acres of national forest and park land. Get outside in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains with our 70 favorite things to do.

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