Asheville Downtown Association / 828.251.9973 /

Created in 1987, the Asheville Downtown Association is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district. Through programs and annual objectives, the association works to make Downtown Asheville the center of commerce, culture, government and leisure.

Together, the Asheville Downtown Association board and members support the vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement and community events. Membership is open to any person or organization interested in supporting the downtown community. Members reflect a wide variety of residents, property owners, business professionals, retailers and restaurants. The Asheville Downtown Association produces a number of major events in downtown including: Downtown After 5, the Independence Day Celebration, the Pritchard Park Summer Series and the Asheville Holiday Parade.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for a thriving, vibrant and livable downtown, nationally recognized for its diverse local businesses and authentic culture and known for being welcoming, accessible, clean, safe and environmentally conscious.