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☀️😎 Sunshine in AVL, finally! Mini Jazz Fest, Pork Rinds, Springtoberfest and more

We've finally got some sunshine, Asheville!

After such a rainy week be sure to make some time to get outside today!  Grab a pint by the river, shop locally downtown, dine al fresco, go on a hike and catch some rays. Spring has really sprung in Asheville and there are lots of things you won't want to miss. This newsletter features a few, but there are hundreds more to check out on your Dig Local app. (Download Asheville's App) 
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French Quarter experience in the heart of Downtown Asheville!

With the warming temps also comes the opening of more outdoor experiences! Mayfel's courtyard is now open and they will be bringing more of the bayou to the Blue Ridge with Jazz Fest on April 26th-29th (11am to 3pm each day!). Music will feature the amazing sounds of Lawrence Jamison, Ray Mapp, Raymond Pearson and Michael John. BTW, did you know that Mayfel's offers half-priced Bloody's and Mimosas EVERY Friday

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Spring LEAF - Limited Tickets Available

Spring LEAF Retreat is an intimate, family-friendly gathering of just 1,500 attendees. There’s plenty of space to kick back, relax, play, camp, and connect with global arts, music, culture, and nature. This year’s theme is World Changers — One song, one story, one step at a time! Retreat artists will not only be performing on stage but will lead workshops, discussions, and other opportunities for dives into what it means to be a world-changer through the lens of art and creativity. Tickets on sale now (including limited day passes).
Dig Local is a Proud Sponsor 

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AdLib celebrates 35 YEARS in Asheville!

Founder/owner Anna Sagel settled in Western North Carolina in the 1980's with the dream of bringing the goods she'd seen on her world travels to her new home in the mountains. With only $1,000 in her pocket and not quite sure how her vision would take shape, Anna liked to say, "I'll Adlib it!" The phrase stuck, and 35 years later Anna still brings her signature sense of adventure and style to Adlib’s eclectic collection. Adlib will celebrate this milestone with an “Anniversoiree” on Wednesday, April 24th, from 5pm - 7pm at their store at 23 Haywood Street. The event will feature live music, small bites, beverages, and the chance to win door prizes.

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Save the Date: Asheville Beer Week May 16-26

Asheville Beer Week will be here before you know it! With events happening all over town we've got you covered as once again,  Dig Local is The Official App of Asheville Beer Week! This year's theme is all about Craft and Creativity for Community. Stay tuned for much more info coming soon.....

You do not want to miss this enchanting evening at the Riverside Pavilion at Olivette. Cultura proudly presents the Cultivated Community Dinner on May 30th, from 6pm to 9pm, featuring the culinary artistry of Executive Chef Eric Morris.
 Savor a special pre-fixe menu crafted with freshly harvested ingredients from Olivette Farms and immerse yourself in the rhythms of DJ Lil Meow Meow's vibey, vinyl beats. This unique dining experience not only tantalizes your taste buds but also supports the incredible work of Feed AVL, which is dedicated to nourishing our community with locally-sourced, free food initiatives.


Springtoberfest with White Labs Brewing Co.

Springtoberfest part II happening on 4-20 will feature the infectious rhythms of local legends, Das Oompapas. Get ready to tap your feet to Bavarian beats while savoring the refreshing taste of White Labs Brewing Co.'s Spring Lager on tap! You can also indulge in games, food, and cocktail specials. Lederhosen encouraged but not required.

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World Tai Chi Day & Qigong Day!

ALL are welcome at this FREE event that is open to the public on April 27th. You'll meet up with others at the Carrier Park pavilion. Classes will be held from 10am - 3pm. This event is to help introduce new people to the various forms of Tai Chi, or Taiji, practice. Learn why the ancient form of Tai Chi offers benefits for everyone- no experience necessary.

Do you dig Pork Rinds...like, a lot?

If so, this event is for you! Enter the Bear's Smokehouse Pork Rind Eating Contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card. (It's on 4/20 which could be an advantage!). There will be Live Music with (The TRTMNT) 7pm-10pm and then the Late Night Bite Bus Grand Opening featuring a special Late Night Munchie Menu 8pm -12am.

Great Food, Beer, Wine and GOLF for a Great Cause

Dig Local is proud to sponsor GOLF AGAINST HUNGER in support of our sister nonprofit, Food Connection. This event will include 18 holes of golf at the famous Omni Grove Park Inn with a shotgun start at 8am, scramble style. Your ticket includes a catered lunch reception in the Country Clubhouse, prizes and swag, and unlimited complimentary beer from RAD Brewing and Wicked Weed,  and 12 Bones Smokehouse, wine from Biltmore Wines and craft sodas from Devils Foot. 

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