Easter In Asheville
Take advantage of our 2 day pass to the largest home in America (Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days). With over 175,000 square feet of home and expansive gardens you will need at least two days to see it all. Built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in the late 1800’s the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately owned home in the US to date.
Easter is right around the corner and March is blooming with a lot of fun activities in Asheville for families and couples alike! We’ve got a great list of some of our favorites to give you a great idea of what to expect:
Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers- March 19-May 26, 2016:
Celebrate Spring with a spectacular display of colorful blooms across Biltmore Estate. Starting on the first day of spring, Biltmore celebrates the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his final project – George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore gardens. The bright colors in the gardens are brought inside with an opulent display of tropical plants and lavish flowers inside Biltmore House. During this festival of flowers, see spring evolve with a steady progression of blooms. Tulips abound at Biltmore’s main entrance and the big display in the Walled Garden.
Easter Day events at the Biltmore Estate
Don’t forget! The Residences at Biltmore is just a short walk from the Estate and discounts for Estate Admissions are available for all guests!
Friday, March 18 – Monday, March 28
Pysanky Egg Art Display
Saturday, March 19 – Thursday, May 26
Biltmore Blooms – Included with estate admission.
Sunday, March 27 —10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Easter Brunch at Deerpark Restaurant
$49 adults, $24 youth (10-16), $15 children (6-9) plus estate admission and applicable tax.
Sunday, March 27
Easter Egg Hunt – Included with estate admission.
The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday, along with special children’s entertainment including magic shows, music, storytelling, crafts and photos with the Easter Rabbit. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Children ages 9 years old and younger may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate passholder or a ticketed adult. Day-of registration will be required.
Non Biltmore Related Events
March 27, 2016 – March 27, 2016
61st Annual Easter Sunrise Service Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park – Learn More
Drum Circle – Learn More
Easter on the Green, presented by Ingles- Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for free family fun in Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville, at our 8th annual Easter on the Green, presented by Ingles. The event will feature age-specific Easter egg hunts, bouncy houses, photos with the Easter Bunny and more.
Chimney Rock Easter Sunrise- Sunday, March 27, 2016
It’s tough to inspire people to get out of bed in the dark of night, but those who have witnessed the sun rising over Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure know that Chimney Rock’s Easter Sunrise Service is the place to be on Easter Sunday.
For 60 years, the Park has opened its gates to the community for a inter-denominational worship filled with scripture, song and fellowship. The service takes place beneath 535-million year old Chimney Rock, the monolith for which the Park is named. Gates will be open from 5-6 AM for the 7 AM service. There is no admission charge and guests are welcome to stay and enjoy the Park for the day.