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Go Local Week Asheville


In conjunction with the City of Asheville proclaiming the week of Valentine’s as Love Asheville, Go Local Week, we’re promoting eight days of LOVE LOCAL themed activities around town and are putting a call out to the community to show your love  for Asheville.


We’re encouraging locally owned, independent businesses to celebrate together and electrify our neighborhoods by promoting sales, throwing parties and events, creating food and drink specials, scheduling live music and art shows.

Have a locally owned, independent business or organization?

Let us know if you’ve got something special going on by filling out this form and selecting “Go Local Week” from the dropdown categories. Use #GoLocalAVL on social media, we’ll help spread the word!

And make sure to join us downtown for the grand finale Local Social on Saturday Feb. 15th at the new LEAF Global Arts and The Block off Biltmore with from 4pm – 7pm!


Local Events & Happenings

SPECIAL EVENTS ALL WEEK LONG (or most of the week)

Empyrean Arts
Enjoy a 45 minute private lesson for $60 (one per person).
Existing students can purchase this special through their student account and new students can create a new account through our websiteand then purchase the special. All students will need to email us at [email protected] or call/text us at 828.782.3321 to schedule their private lesson.

Hip Replacements Clothing
20% off for Go Local Card holders ALL WEEK!

Patton Avenue Pet Company‘s 3 Locations
Valentines Day Gifts for your Furry Valentine
109 Patton Avenue, 1388 Patton Ave. & 583 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
❤️ ALL WEEK gifts for your Furry Valentines are available at all 3 stores!! ❤️ Valentine’s Day Barquets are full of delicious chews for your dogs. Stop in to any of our 3 locations to check out all of the ways to show your dog or cat you love them. These items have limited quantities, so pick one up while supplies last!

Go Local Week SUPER SALE!
The whole week Spiritex will be offering 15% off the entire store, PLUS an additional 10% off with your Go Local Card!
(in store only)

Win the Ultimate Staycation
This contest is active now through February 28th. The winner will get a local staycation package for 2, valued at around $650./
-A farm to table dinner for 2 at Chestnut
-A spa package for 2 at Wake Foot Sanctuary
-A $100 gift card to Diamond Brand Outdoor
-A nights stay at Aloft, free parking and a $40 food credit
People can enter here through Diamond Brand Outdoor’s website or their Facebook page.

Appalachian Craft Center
Celebration of everything Local!
10 North Spruce Street, #120, Asheville, NC 28801
Monday Feb. 10 – Friday Feb. 14
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Shopping for hand made NC pottery and other hand made crafts from the Southern Appalachians.

Asheville Pilates
Love Your Body
41 N. Merrimon Avenue, Suite 109, Woodfin, NC 28804
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Asheville’s premier Pilates and Gyrotonic® studio. Reduced prices on Gyrotonic® and Pilates services for NEW CLIENTS the week of Feb. 8-15, 2020. Love the One You’re With – duo Gyrotonic or Pilates sessions, 2 for 1! $50 Love, Love You Do – New Client 3-session packages $150 reduced from $195! Come Together- Small group Gyrokinesis classes (Feb. 15 only) $5 off! Contact Lynn at 941-586-5349 or [email protected] to schedule or for more information.

East Fork
Go Local Member Appreciation
82 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
15% off your purchase all week for Go Local cardholders.
We appreciate you!

Old Europe Pastries
Celebrate Go Local Week with Us
13 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801
Enjoy a small latte or mocha and a choice of cookie for only $5 with your Go Local Card all week long!

Woolworth Walk
7th Annual Seconds Sale
25 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
During the month of February, our Seconds Sale is full of slightly imperfect and discontinued items from our local artists in varying mediums. Come find a steal of a deal on handmade local art and maybe a unique gift for your Valentine.

WAXON Batik and Dye Studio
Beginner’s Tie Dye Classes
726 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
This class is bookable for 11am, 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm daily!
Admission: $30 per person
In this 1-hour class you’re learning the basics, with 5-6 patterns you can choose from. We teach you about the dye chemistry, how the patterns are made, how to fold them up and bind them, and how to dye them. Whether you choose to BYO item to dye or if you need an item to dye from our stash (we stock plenty!), this is a fun and affordable class for all! Reserve your spot >

Smoky Mountain Adventure Center
Climbing Basics Class
February 10 – February 17

173 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Admission: $45/Members – $55/Guests
As the introductory course in Climbmax’s curriculum, Climbing Basics is designed for new indoor rope climbers. The course covers climbing terminology, equipment, and basic movement techniques. Our AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor will introduce and demonstrate belay techniques and work with you towards achieving proficiency at providing a top-rope belay. This course typically lasts 3 hours and is limited to 6 participants; we’ll provide any equipment you need.

American Vinyl Co
22 London Rd, Asheville NC 28803
Monday-Friday 9-5
Give the most unique gift by recording a message, song, poem or what ever love inspired audio onto a vinyl record. American Vinyl Co and the American Sound truck can record you live or take pre recorded audio (even from your iPhone memos or garage band!) and cut it into your own custom vinyl record. Offering limited edition red vinyl for Love Asheville, Go Local Week!

Asheville Goods
Celebrating Go Local Week
 7 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
Asheville Goods’ Sweet on Carolina box is on sale for Go Local Week. Show Asheville and your Sweetie some local love!  Order online at, anytime, 24/7.
During the Love Asheville Go Local Week Feb.8 – Feb.15, visit our store during the following hours: 2/11-Tuesday: 11am – 1pm | 2/13-Thursday: 11am – 1pm | 2/14-Friday: 10am – 2pm

Pampered Pets Inn and Spa
Pets Enjoy Go Local Week, Too!
1318 Eliada Home Road , Asheville, NC 28806
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
$5.00 off boarding, grooming or daycare!

Ellen McNeill, The Productivity Optimizer
Free consultations for Go Local Week
Own a business?  Schedule your complimentary ½ hour telephone consultation with Ellen McNeill. She will share some productivity tips to address your unique business challenges. Appointment times are limited and fill fast so schedule your free telephone consultation today.  Call Ellen at 828.595.1094 to schedule it now or write to


Celebrate Self: A Galentine’s Day ‘Do Good Date Night’
Asheville Date Night & Helpmate of Asheville
Location: Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. downtown
6pm – 8pm, $25 admission
Whether you’re going through a break-up, single and dating or currently in a relationship, this Galentine’s Day event is for you. Join Asheville Date Night and Helpmate of Asheville for our first ‘Do Good Date Night’ event in 2020. This will be an educational self-care, fun-filled evening of connecting with other women so that we can all celebrate being uniquely ourselves! This event is happening Galentine’s Day, February 13th, 6 – 8 pm. Doors open at 5 pm for early mingling and hair braiding. Come treat yourself to a new ‘do!’ Get your tickets here >

Hip Replacements Clothing
The Collection, ethically made in NC Pop-up Shop
72 N. Lexington Ave., downtown
4pm – 7pm
Don’t miss this exciting pop-up shop featuring COLLECTION, a brand of ethical essentials produced entirely in North Carolina. COLLECTION is committed to advancing a method of production that does right by its workers, consumers, and the environment: producing high quality, lasting essentials, maintaining an ethical production line, and providing stable, good-paying jobs.

French Broad Food Co-op
Community Appreciation Day
90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Community Appreciation Day! 10% Off the Entire Store, For Everyone!
*does not apply to sale items, gift card purchases, ownership purchases, cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

The Dancing Dragonfly
Marimo Moss Ball Aquarium
110 Broadway Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
5:30 PM – 7:39 PM
Admission: $56
Create your own Marimo Moss Ball Aquarium and enjoy a delicious dinner by Farm to Fork Catering. More info here >

5 Walnut Wine Bar
Blues, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll with Pleasure Chest
8pm – 10pm
5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville
Bring your sweetie or meet someone new! Dance the night away with these legendary, local rockers. Free!


Archetype Brewing
Ham Night
2 seatings for the evening, 5:30-8pm, and 8:30-11pm.
Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue, The Chop Shop Butchery, and Smash Events, Inc. have partnered to bring you one of the most sought-after culinary delicacies this Valentine’s Day: Jamón Ibérico. The Cinco Jotas ham, hailing from the Iberian Peninsula of Spain, is from 100% pure Ibérico pigs, who have lived free-range to feast on natural acorns, giving it a distinct flavor that pairs beautifully with our complex, delicate, high-end beers. The ham will be served with a menu of delicious tapas and we will have an exclusive tap + wine list available that evening, with specialty wine offerings and aged beers pulled from our cellar for the special occasion. Latin-style “gypsy jazz” throughout the evening by The Gypsyswingers. Reservations are required, call or text Nicolette at 919-601-0945. $100 – $125 / person
More info on Ham Night here >

Bottle Riot
We Love You Asheville! Anniversary Bash
Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Happy Anniversary to us! Spend the day with us as we celebrate our amazing customers and our second year and rebirth as Bottle Riot. Feel the love with wine specials, food, and giveaways from open to close! More info & rsvp >

The Barrelhouse
Valentine’s Day Dinner with Exiterbox
1459 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: Free
Power-duo ExciterBox from Asheville NC. Original Pop Music. Cristal writes and expresses her voice with deep, fearless, lyrical themes of eco-sensuality, current events, social justice, and feminism. She is multitalented with guitar, alto saxophone and native flute assisting to further express her musicality. Agustin holds it down on the drums, percussion, and XPDS. They are currently recording and co-producing their first album of original music called Sweet Arrow with Michael Hynes of Nomatic Studios. More info >

Love for BeLoved!
Show love to your special people & your community, this Valentine’s Day! When you show love by shopping, sipping, dining at participating local businesses on Feb. 14th they will help you spread the love by giving a portion of sales to BeLoved Asheville.
More info and updated list of participants here >
Blue Dream Curry
Sand Hill Kitchen
Black Bear BBQ
Purl’s Yarn Emporium

Herb Mountain Farm
Romancing Earth
Mary Plantwalker will be falling in love with earth and her green beings, as she does everyday, but on this special day, she’d love to romance the earth with you! We will be outside, whatever the weather, getting intimate with plants and trees at the incredible sanctuary of Herb Mountain Farm. We will smell, taste, touch, name and feel with our hearts these lovely fellow earthlings.
Register here as space is limited >

LEAF Global Arts
19 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: $75
Your ticket to this celebratory fundraiser includes a light dinner, drinks, entertainment, and supports brining this space to life to elevate LEAF’s ability to achieve our mission annually. Enjoy powerful performances from Free Planet Radio, members of Toubab Krewe featuring music by Nex Millen and Adama Dembele, hip hop dance showcase by Otto Aquaboogy Vazquez & Goldilocks, and special surprises from New Orleans Legends, Dirty Dozen Brass Brand! This is a limited ticket event so get yours today >

The Magnetic Theatre
The Great American Strip-off: Valentine’s Day Edition
7pm and 10pm shows
Featuring TWO back-to-back burlesque/pole dancing/improv shows conceived and directed by the sensationally talented Boo Velvet and co-hosted with acclaimed improvisor and performer, George Awad. It’s burlesque! It’s improv! It’s loads of laughs! It’s fierce competition! It’s sexy, ridiculousness like you’ve never seen before. It’s The Great American Strip-Off: Valentine’s Day Edition! More info and tickets here >

Asheville Museum of Science
Make & Mingle
43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: $25/person
This 21+ event from 7-9 PM welcomes all to experience the museum after hours, explore our new exhibits, get creative, and enjoy an evening out. Activities and demonstrations will include the science of chocolate making with UNCA’s Chemistry Department, genetics scavenger hunts, anatomical valentine making, and more! Participants will also explore the sweet, sour, and bitter “tastes of love”! Buy Tickets

East Fork
Sweetheart Candy Love Notes, Chocolate & Red Wine
82 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Stop by on Valentine’s Day for a flower with a sweetheart note, chocolaty treats and red wine to sip! ♥️

Golden Fleece
Valentines Day For The Hearts
111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804
5:00 PM, Admission: $55
Romantic dinner in cozy cottage, candlelight dinner with an amazing set menu. Free Parking. More info >

Local Social at LEAF Global Arts and The Block off Biltmore
4pm – 7pm
FREE, Everyone is invited!
At LEAF Global Arts Center
Come explore the brand new immersive, global music and art experience located in the historic Club Del Cardo.
Enjoy award-winning craft beer from Archetype Brewing, select wines from Asheville Wine Market and treats from our French Broad Food Co-op.
Shake your booty to the groovy tunes by DJ Delight downstairs in the Global Sound Underground.
At The Block Off Biltmore (right across the street)
Treat yourself to scrumptious vegan dishes by Sacred Life Comida
Learn to dance salsa with DJ Edi Fuentes and free lessons at 5pm and 5:30pm by the lovely Emily Hamilton.
Imbibe delicious cocktails or local brews at their full bar.
Sponsors of the Local Social include: Asheville Wine Market, Archetype Brewing, Phoebe & Vann, French Broad Food Coop

Archetype Brewing – West Asheville
Doggie Kissing Booth & Adoption Pop-Up
265 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Admission: Free
What’s better than a big, slobbery, puppy kiss?! Come help us raise money for local pet shelter, Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville with a donation-based doggie kissing booth (psst….totally instagramable)! You can come meet adoptable pups, or bring your own pup to help support. Archetype will be donating a portion of beer sales to the cause, and you can come meet your new furever valentine! The dogs and puppies that are ready to go home will be available for adoption during the event, and can go home with someone after they apply and are screened (all in person by MPR staff, day of). Learn more >

Asheville Raven and Crone
Aura photography Reading Sessions with Psychic Atena
555 Merrimon Ave, #100, Asheville, NC 28804
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
$25 per photo
Aura photography Reading Sessions with Psychic Atena. Find out what your aura looks like and receive a personal reading with Atena about what the colors mean to you. Atena’s personal interpretation will help you understand what your aura is telling you and offer advice on shifting problem areas if any arise. Its like getting a reading, but you get to keep the card.

The Magnetic Theatre
The Heartbreak Armando: Improv Workshops + Show!
This day-long extravaganza features four events throughout the day. The day begins with three workshop offerings taught by area improv instructors Jillian Burfete (teaching Getting to the <3 of the Matter), Family Dinner members Katie Jones, Kelsey Rosen and Marlene Thompson (teaching Relationship 101 or How to Work as an Ensemble), and Harrison Brookie (teaching Using True Stories to Create Improvised Comedy) of Alchemy Comedy. The evening will culminate in an improv show featuring local troupes Secret Handshake and Family Dinner, followed by the The Heartbreak Armando, featuring the improvised stories of audience members’ failed attempts at love.
More info and reserve your tickets here >

The Block off Biltmore
Healer by Day, Hooker by Night
7:30pm, $15
An uproarious comedy/cabaret that everyone leaves inspired by.
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. More info here >

Ignite Jewelry Studios
Enamel a Bird Charm
191 Lyman St, #262, Riverview Station – River Arts District, Asheville, NC 28801
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
$30 Registration
You will make an adorable all sterling silver and enamel bird charm in this 1 hour workshop.  This workshop is great for beginners and ages 12 and above!
Learn more and reserve your spot here >

Studio A
Pysanky Egg Workshop – Valentines’ Edition
344 Depot Street, Suite 100
at Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Admission: $65
In this workshop we will be making beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs – pysanky- as holiday ornaments. You will learn the method of batik – also called wax-resist – dying. You will also be familiarized with the wide range of Ukrainian folk art traditional patterns, designs and symbols and their history. The designs are made with beeswax which is melted in the flame of a candle and applied to the egg using a tool called a kistka. The eggs are dipped into successively darker dyes. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal the beautiful and colorful design. Reserve your spot here >

Pack’s Tavern
The Hard Knox Band
20 South Spruce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
9:30 PM
Admission: Free
Come out and join us for some Classic Rocks! See you there!

Table Wine Asheville
Free new arrivals wine tasting
1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28803
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Want to taste what’s new and hot at the store? Join us this Saturday for our Try Five For Free Wine Tasting and sample a quintet of new arrivals! Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting! Just stop by — we’ve got plenty of free parking. All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle on tasting day only!

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