Jump Off Rock Music Festival

Jump Off Rock Music Festival featuring Dashboard Blues, pack a picnic & chairs, beer & wine are permitted, gates open @ 4:40pm, 5pm-7pm, Tickets $10, children under 12 are free, purchase tickets at Laurel Park Town Hall or at the Hendersonville Visitor Center

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

Music by: Dashboard Blue
It’s a picnic, so bring your food, blankets, chairs, coolers & beverages! Beer & wine are permitted.

Jump Off Rock

Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook, which provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges.  Jump Off Rock also holds an Indian legend that has been passed down for many, many years. Over 300 years ago a young Cherokee Indian maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, so she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off.  Indian legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of the maiden on Jump Off Rock. Jump Off is located about 5 miles from downtown at the end of Laurel Park Hwy.  The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. No admission charge.

  • Hiking Trials
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Open Year Round

Jump Off Rock

Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook, which provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges.  Jump Off Rock also holds an Indian legend that has been passed down for many, many years. Over 300 years ago a young Cherokee Indian maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, so she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off.  Indian legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of the maiden on Jump Off Rock. Jump Off is located about 5 miles from downtown at the end of Laurel Park Hwy.  The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. No admission charge.

  • Nature Trails
  • Hiking

Attractions

Historic Hendersonville’s Attractions  Historic Downtown Hendersonville – was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1988. The serpentine street features planter boxes brimming with, benches, seasonal flowers and trees. Downtown boasts a wide array of shopping, antique stores, galleries, museums, an aquarium and a variety of restaurants. Downtown offers free Wi-Fi for everyone to enjoy. Click to take a virtual tour of Downtown Hendersonville. Historic Downtown Hendersonville was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1988. The serpentine street features planter boxes brimming with, benches, seasonal flowers and trees. Downtown boasts a wide array of shopping, antique stores, galleries, museums, an aquarium and a variety of restaurants. Downtown offers free Wi-Fi for everyone to enjoy. Downtown hosts many activities including the NC Apple Festival held during Labor Day weekend, as well as, art shows, an antique show, car shows, and parades throughout the year. For additional information call the Main Street Program (828) 233-3216. Wolfe’s Angel – Author Thomas Wolfe’s first novel was “Look Homeward, Angel”.  In the book there are constant references to an angel statue carved from Italian marble.  This is the angel Wolfe placed in American literature.  Thomas Wolfe’s father, W.O. Wolfe, sold the statue to the Johnson family to mark the family plot in Oakdale Cemetery.  The angel is holding a lily in her left hand and extending her right hand upward.  Oakdale Cemetery is located on Hwy. 64 W., just a short distance from downtown. The statue is protected by a wrought iron fence, and there is a historical marker located on the highway. Henderson County Curb Market – is a unique farmers market requiring sellers to be residents of Henderson County. All items sold at the market must be either hand-made or locally grown. The vendors offer a variety of goods such as: crafts, baked goods, jellies, plants, flowers, toys, and produce. The market has been in continuous operation since 1924. Open 8am-2pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from April-December, and 8am-1pm Saturday January-March. The Curb Market hosts three annual events. The Curb Market is located...

Scenic Tours & Hikes

Blue Ridge Parkway Access Blue Ridge Parkway Access follows the mountain ridges from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Parkway’s 469 toll-free miles combines natural beauty, mountain forests, wildlife, wildflowers and magnificent views. There are numerous scenic overlooks, parking areas and 100 trails ranging from short walks to the Appalachian Trail. For information and road conditions call (828) 298-0398. The tour starts at the Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street. Proceed north on Main Street, approximately 1 mile, to Hwy. 191 North and turn left, at Rite Aid. Continue on Hwy. 191. N (Haywood Rd.) for approximately 10 miles until you reach a dead end in Mills River. Turn right at the light onto Hwy. 280 (Travel approximately 1 mile to the third stoplight and turn left back onto Hwy. 191 (Old Haywood Rd.), continue on 191 approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway; there is a light at the intersection, also the entrance of the NC Arboretum. The NC Arboretum offers is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. The Arboretum offers a variety trails rated Easy to Moderate, and Moderate to Difficult. 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC (828) 665-2492 Blue Ridge Parkway Loop Tour The Blue Ridge Parkway Loop Tour starts at the Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street. Proceed north on Main Street, to 7th Ave./Hwy 64 W.; turn left at Bank of America. Travel approximately 18 miles on Hwy. 64 W., through the communities of Etowah, Horse Shoe, & Penrose. At the intersection of Hwy. 64 & Hwy. 280 go straight thru the traffic light onto Hwy. 276 N, entrance to Pisgah National Forest. Follow Hwy. 276 N. for approximately 10.5 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway and turn right. The Pisgah Inn is located 3 1/2 miles on the right between miles marker 409 & 408, open April – October. Download a copy of the tour. North Mills River Recreational Area The North Mills River Recreational Area...

Independence Day Celebration

The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 2-10pm at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. This event is produced in partnership with the City of Asheville.
The free event features family activities throughout the day, with a fireworks extravaganza capping off the event at 9:30pm.

The Ultimate Air Dogs return to Asheville for the 4th of July event. Competitions will take place at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, with the finals at 7:30pm. Learn more about the Ultimate Air Dogs and how to register your dog to compete at ultimateairdogs.com. Pets are only allowed in the Air Dogs area and not throughout the rest of the event.

Bouncy houses and children’s activities provided by LEAF Easel Rider will keep the kids happy and busy from 2-6pm. A $3 wristband allows kids to jump, bounce and race as many times as they’d like. Asheville Hoops will host a Hula Hoop Jam from 2-4pm on Roger McGuire Green.

The Splashville Fountain will be on until 6pm as well for kids to cool off and splash about.

Headlining the Ingles Independence Day Celebration is Mark O’Connor with the O’Connor Band. Fresh off their Grammy win for “Best Bluegrass Album,” the band features iconic fiddler Mark O’Connor, and puts on an engaging, dynamic show with compelling arrangements, virtuosic solos and tight vocal harmonies.

Opening acts include Savannah Smith & Southern Soul (5pm) and The Greenliners (6:30pm). Local musician Kat Williams will sing the National Anthem before the fireworks show.

Beer, cider and wine will be available for purchase including local, regional and national brews. Water and other drinks will also be available for purchase.

Food vendors include: Appalachian Smoke BBQ, D.O.G.S., El Kimchi, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, The Hop, Kernal Mike’s Famous Kettle Corn, Mac Daddy’s Organic Lemonade, Paris Festival Bakery, Sugar and Snow Gelato, Sunshine Sammies and The Grubbery Food Truck.

No outside alcohol, pets or vending will be permitted. Parking is available in City of Asheville parking decks, on the street or in private lots.

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Ingles Markets, City of Asheville, Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Pepsi, The Brite Agency, Go Minis, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sam Adams, Dig Local, 99.9 Kiss Country, Mix 96.5, Rock 105.1, The 828.com, Asheville Scene, Asheville Citizen-Times, Buncombe County, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville Color & Imaging and Moe’s Original Bar B Que.

PARKING
We recommend using one of the City of Asheville or Buncombe County parking decks. They’re safe, reliable and cheaper than on-street parking. In city garages, the first hour is free and each additional hour is $1 with a daily maximum in each garage.

  • Civic Center Garage – enter from Haywood Street or Rankin Avenue
  • Rankin Avenue Garage – enter from Rankin Avenue or Walnut Street
  • Wall Street Garage – enter from Otis Street near Patton Avenue
  • Biltmore Avenue Garage – enter from Biltmore Avenue or Lexington Avenue
  • Buncombe County Garage – enter from College Street
  • On-street metered parking is free on holidays.

ITEMS “NOT” ALLOWED
•    No pets are allowed in the festival boundaries (except dogs competing in the Ultimate Air Dogs competitions).
•    Weapons of any kind
•    Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
•    Outside alcoholic beverages
•    Fireworks and explosives
•    Bicycles
•    Coolers
•    Tents
•    Unauthorized or illegal vendors
•    Moshing, crowd surfing, and/or stage diving
•    Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc.

Water Activities & Zip Lines

Zip Lines
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park – 60 unique climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges; minutes from downtown Asheville, 1 Resort Dr., Asheville, NC (828) 225-2921

Canopy Ridge Farm – offers zip-line tours, tubing and kayaking, located in Lake Lure, minutes from Chimney Rock State Park, call reservations, 7115 US Hwy 64/74A, Lake Lure, NC (828) 625-4500

Navitat Canopy Adventures – features 10 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, 2 rappelling experiences, and 3 short hikes, 242 Poverty Branch Rd., Barnardsville NC (828) 626-3700

The Gorge – is perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge, the steepest & fastest canopy tour in the USA, 11 ziplines and a sky bridge with breathtaking 90-mile panoramic view, 166 Honey Bee Dr., Saluda, NC (855) 749-2500

Whitewater Rafting | River Tubing | Canoing | Kayaking 
Lazy Otter Outfitters – 10 Banner Farm Rd., Horse Shoe, NC – Tubing adventures and kayak rentals on the French Broad River in Henderson County, NC. (828) 756-1386

ZenTubing- 1648 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC tubing located on the French Broad River 1/4 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the NC Arboretum on Hwy. 191, 1-855-936-8823

Green River Adventure, 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC, kayaking, guided waterfall/swimming hole hikes, 800-335-1530

Asheville Outdoor Center, 521 Amboy Rd., Asheville, NC canoing, tubing, kayaking, rafting & gem mining,  800-849-1970 or (828) 232-1970

Headwaters Outfitters – 25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC, canoing, tubing, kayaking, & fishing (828) 877-3106

Nantahala Outdoor Center – offers family friendly adventures rafting and paddling the Nantahala River, mountain bike rentals & lake kayaking 13077 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City, NC 828-488-6900 or 800-232-7238

Swimming / Watering Holes 
Patton Park – Public swimming pool, picnic areas, tennis, basketball (pool open 7 days during summer season) (828) 697-3084

YMCA – Organized activities, day camp, indoor pool, tennis, basketball, gym, fitness studio, weight room, youth center. Hwy. 64 W., Hendersonville, NC (828) 697-9622

Lake Lure Tours & Beach Water Works– over 20 miles of Lake Lure’s shoreline.The marina offers guided boat tours, a sandy beach, swimming, Water Works water park, boat rentals. (828) 625-1373

Sliding Rock – A natural sloping 60 foot smooth rock water slide, plunging into a pool of water at the bottom. Bathrooms and showers are open during the summer season with a lifeguard on duty from Memorial Day to mid-August, No alcohol is allowed. Pisgah Forest, NC (828) 877-3350

DuPont State Recreational Forest – Hooker Falls on Little River has become a popular swimming hole, dropping off a 13-foot high natural ledge before flowing into Cascade Lake.

Splashville – Interactive dancing water fountains located in Pack Square in Downtown Asheville for children to play in and cool off.

Monday Night Live!

Every Monday night from June 4 – 25, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 pm Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Monday Night Live! concert series. The first annual series features a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues. The eclectic line-up of free live performances happen every night Monday night from June 4 – 25 at the Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, from 7pm-9pm.  Enjoy the fresh air, bring a chair and delight in the one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get from this unique outdoor music venue. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing from 7:00-9:00pm. Seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks/tote bags or coolers allowed. In case of inclement weather the dance will be postponed until 8pm; if the weather does not cooperate by 8pm the performance will be cancelled. For additional information call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at (828) 693-9708, 800-828-4244. The Monday Night Live concert series is coordinated, produced, and sponsored by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority. Download the 2018 Summer Concert Series Brochure Concert Series Sponsors: Concert Schedule June 4: Virginia & The Slims (jump blues and swing) June 11: Daniel Sage & Friends (local musician showcase – rock & soul) June 18: Hope Griffin Band (Folk/Americana singer-songwriter) June 25: Dog Whistle (classic country) There are no upcoming events at this time. Search for: Follow Me! Hendersonville, NC46°clear skyhumidity: 91%wind: 2mph WSWH 61 • L 52 44° Thu 55° Fri 46° Sat 57° Sun Weather from...