Connect with your community at the Festival of Neighborhoods

Meet your neighbors across the city during a day of festive fun and education.

city of asheville fire truck at the festival of neighborhoods

The Fire Department will be ready to talk emergency preparedness (and show off the truck).

Photo via City of Asheville

Asheville is coming closer together during the Festival of Neighborhoods this Saturday, Sept. 30 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Hosted by the City of Asheville’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee, the free festival hopes to provide education + resources to residents while strengthening community connection through fun and festivity.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., representatives from 11 neighborhood associations will be on hand to talk about the work they’ve done locally, ongoing initiatives and projects, and how you can get involved through volunteering. City reps from a wide variety of departments — like Public Works and Transportation, Human Resources and Library Services — will provide resources and chat about programs.

But it’s not just about learning (this is a festival, after all), so you can also expect food from Daddy D’s Suber Soul Food and Tin Can Pizzeria, music, games, and prizes — plus an appearance from a few big trucks for the little ones to explore.

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