December 16, 2010

Biltmore Park Hosts an Eventful Weekend

For many students in Asheville, today was the final day of school, which means there is plenty of poolside fun, family time, camps, and outdoor adventures to look forward to. This weekend, Biltmore Park Town Square will be a wonderful first stop during your kick off of the first days of summer.

Begin your weekend on Saturday at a book signing at Barnes & Noble. Local author Neil Ragan will be happy to sign your copy of his book Great Waterfalls of North Carolina, and the text is a great place to start when mapping out the season's must-see attractions. The book signing will run from 2 to 4 p.m., leaving plenty of time to take in a movie, enjoy some ice cream from Cold Stone, shop, or dine out at one of Town Square's many restaurants before the free, family-friendly concert presented by local band the Southern Silk Duo. Catch their performance from 7 to 9 p.m. outside of Brixx Pizza and Hickory Tavern Grill and Raw Bar.

On Sunday, there won't be any shortage on festivities either with REI's Active Family Festival. While perusing the gear you'll need during your outdoor summer adventures, you will also have the opportunity to learn about hiking as a family, camp cooking, children's nature programs, and more. All presentations and classes are free, and the event lasts from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To stay up to date with Biltmore Park's latest events, be sure to check the calendar on the News & Events page. Until then, enjoy your first weekend of the summer in Town Square.