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In conjunction with Mayor Manheimer proclaiming the week of Valentine’s as Love Asheville Go Local Week, we’re helping to organizing eight days of LOVE LOCAL themed activities downtown and are putting a call out to the community to SHOW UP FOR LOCAL and rekindle your love for downtown.

#LoveLocalAVL

We’re encouraging locally-owned, independent businesses to celebrate together by electrifying downtown through promoting sales, keeping doors open later, offering interactive events, food, drink, live music and art.

“I hope to see thousands of locals returning to Downtown this year, and, just as important, I would love to see this spark a massive support of local businesses throughout all neighborhoods in Buncombe County!”

– Franzi Charen, Founder, Asheville Grown Business Alliance

Have a locally owned, independent business? Let us know if you’ve got something special going on!

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Saturday Feb 10: Love Asheville, Love Local Late Nights

A special night inviting businesses to stay open later. Locals, make sure to pick up your parking voucher for city decks from the Asheville Downtown Association at 29 Haywood from 5pm – 7pm (and participating businesses throughout the week – check this website for updates).

Ad Lib Clothing: Valentine’s Love Fest – New Spring Arrivals 20% OFF, Winter Clearance Racks $20! “Glam It Up” on Saturday 12-2 with our Fairy Hair Stylist (complimentary with min. $20 purchase)

Adorn Salon: Love Late Nights Blow Out Bar, half price blow outs because we love you! Till 8pm.

Asheville Pizza & Brewing: 10pm, The Rocky Horror Valentine Show  the ORIGINAL Rocky Horror Picture Show on the big screen! Asheville’s shadow cast, Unexpected Pleasures, will be loving it up and acting out the show live and in your faces!

Biltmore Coffee Roasters: Love is Brewing Valentine’s Special- 1 lb. coffee beans, 2 heart cookies and a bag of raw cacao covered espresso beans. Just $20 for Go Local card holders. (Save $5!)

CoThinkk’s Annual Membership Drive and Mixer: 6pm – 8pm, Asheville Area Arts Council

Duncan & York: Double Go Local ALL week at D&Y Downtown (20% off instead of 10%) and extended hours (10-7 instead of 11-6) on Saturday Feb. 10!!

French Broad Chocolate Factory Sensory Experience: 3pm – 6pm

Hip Replacements Clothing: open till 8pm, 10% off entire store and 20% for Go Local Card holders (plus all sale racks will be on super sale)

Paul Taylor Sandals: Open until 9PM and get a free leather cuff with purchase.

Zest Jewelry: 30% to 60% off everything in the store. Mention you saw us on the Asheville Grown website and get an extra 10% off.

Sunday Feb 11: Love Asheville, Celebrate Local

Enjoy Mardis Gras in the South Slope and after parties.

Ad Lib Clothing: Valentine’s Love Fest – New Spring Arrivals 20% OFF! Winter Clearance Racks Now All  $20!

Biltmore Coffee Roasters: Love is Brewing Valentine’s Special- 1 lb. coffee beans, 2 heart cookies and a bag of raw cacao covered espresso beans. Just $20 for Go Local card holders. (Save $5!)

Paul Taylor Sandals: 10% OFF with a strand of beads

Zest Jewelry: 30% to 60% off everything in the store. Mention you saw us on the Asheville Grown website and get an extra 10% off.

Monday Feb 12: Love Asheville, Shop Local

We challenge our community to make a pledge to shop local for Valentine’s day this year, check this page for a growing list of promotions throughout the week.

Asheville Raven and Crone: 10% off your total purchase of in-house-made products from candles to spell kits with your Go Local Card. All other locals get an extra punch on store discount card!

Biltmore Coffee Roasters: Love is Brewing Valentine’s Special- 1 lb. coffee beans, 2 heart cookies and a bag of raw cacao covered espresso beans. Just $20 for Go Local card holders. (Save $5!)

Burlesque Academy of Asheville: presents Risqué Monday Burlesque  8:30pm at the Odditorium

Duncan & York: Double Go Local ALL week at D&Y Downtown (20% off instead of 10%)

King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle: Double Discount for Go Local Cardholders (20% off!)

Paul Taylor Sandals: 10$ Leather cuffs FREE name stamping

Zest Jewelry: 30% to 60% off everything in the store. Mention you saw us on the Asheville Grown website and get an extra 10% off.

Tuesday Feb 13: Love Asheville, Pack the Hall

A call for community to show up at City Council for the Proclamation at 5pm on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Afterwards, we encourage you to meet us, around 6pm, at the new wine tasting bar at the Asheville Wine Market!

Adorn Salon: Mani’s and Mimosas: Book any manicure service and have a mimosa on us!

Biltmore Coffee Roasters: Love is Brewing Valentine’s Special- 1 lb. coffee beans, 2 heart cookies and a bag of raw cacao covered espresso beans. Just $20 for Go Local card holders. (Save $5)

King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle: Double Discount for Go Local Cardholders (20% off!)

Paul Taylor Sandals: 20% off Totes and Purses with Go Local card (In stock only. Not for custom orders)

Zest Jewelry: Giant Close-Out Sale! 30% to 60% off everything in the store. Mention you saw us on the Asheville Grown website and get an extra 10% off.

Wednesday Feb 14: Love Asheville, Eat Local

Spend Valentine’s Day eating and drinking at local restaurants with a loved one. Visit businesses that are giving back to those in need through Beloved Asheville.

Adorn Salon: Mani’s and Mimosas: Book any manicure service and have a mimosa on us!

Annual Anti-Valentine’s Pillow Fight: 4pm – 6pm, Pritchard Park

Asheville Museum of Science Date Night & Mixer: 7pm – 9pm

Biltmore Coffee Roasters: Love is Brewing Valentine’s Special- 1 lb. coffee beans, 2 heart cookies and a bag of raw cacao covered espresso beans. Just $20 for Go Local card holders. (Save $5)

Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen: 6pm, Candlelight Valentine’s Day Tea

King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle: Double Discount for Go Local Cardholders (20% off!)

the Orange Peel: 8pm, We Heart Helpmate (all ages) – A Valentine’s Benefit featuring Asheville musicians Lyric, Alex Krug and Chelsea La Bate of Ten Cent Poetry

Ole Shakey’s Getaway: 8pm, Drag Queen Speed Dating + Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood! 21+…. FREE EVENT (Suggested Donation)!

Patton Avenue Pet: (all 3 locations) Love Asheville, Love Your Pets, Feed Local! – Save 10% off all dog, cat and small animal food!

Paul Taylor Sandals: Sweet hearts deal Buy one belt get the next one 1/2 OFF

Sovereign Remedies: 7pm, Valentine’s Day Dinner – Hyper-local, seasonal, seven-course dinner by Executive Chef Graham House

Twin Leaf Brewery: 6pm, Winter Beer Dinner Series – All You Need is Love with Smash Events

Ultimate Ice Cream: Freshly made Pink waffle cones will be available with any flavor on Valentine’s Day. Valentine Flavors of Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and Coeur De La Creme available all week!

WNC Community Center Valentine’s Day Open House: 3pm-8pm, Drop by and be our Valentine! Hosted by SONG, Youth OutRight, Blue Ridge Pride Center, and Tranzmission

Zest Jewelry: Giant Close-Out Sale! 30% to 60% off everything in the store. Mention you saw us on the Asheville Grown website and get an extra 10% off.

Thursday Feb 15: Love Asheville Artists

Visit our amazing artists, museums & galleries, buskers, and outdoor art! Take a class! Get crafty with a loved one.

5 Walnut Wine Bar: 8pm – 10pm, What It Is with Kip Veno

Burton Street Black History Celebration: 6:30pm, Learn, educate, celebrate and share black culture and local history. Dinner will be provided. FREE

French Broad Food Coop: 10 % off the entire store all day (8am – 9pm)! *No compounding of discounts or stacked sales

Horse and Hero: 20% off neoappalachian art and craft for Go Local Card holders!

King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle: Double Discount for Go Local Cardholders (20% off!)

Paul Taylor Sandals: 20% OFF Vintage Belt Buckles with Go Local card

Purl’s Yarn Emporium, Make a Heart: All Day and during Stitch Night. (hearts are encouraged to be added to a nearby Yarn Bomb installation!)

Sound Mind Creative Presents: Giant Valentine Making Workshop 12 – 1pm, plus make your own sandwich/salad bar at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design

Friday Feb 16: Love Asheville’s Public Spaces

Locals fill the parks and celebrate public spaces throughout Downtown. Pick up a new Urban Trail Guide from the Asheville Downtown Association at 29 Haywood and take the whole family on a magical tour of our history.

Paul Taylor Sandals: Free standard buckle and sale vintage buckle with the purchase of a Belt.

Saturday Feb 17: Love Asheville, Party like a Local

Finish the week dancing the night away at local venues and celebrate!

Paul Taylor Sandals: 20% OFF Turquoise rings

Specials that last the whole week long

68 Haywood Food Truck Extravaganza: Enjoy the best food trucks Asheville has to offer all week long! and starting on Feb. 10th check out the beautiful, interactive Yarn Bomb art installation by Purl’s Yarn Emporium.

Adorn Salon: New Salon guests receive a luxe gift bag of professional care products and a $20 gift certificate. Existing clients, refer a friend and you and your friend will receive the gift! Also enjoy 10% off gift certificates as well as buy 2, get 1 free on all product purchases during Love Asheville week.

Blaizing Lotus Healing House: Bliss Out Together – Valentine’s Couples Massage Special 10% off! with extra special treatment on Valentine’s

C&Co.® Handcrafted Skincare: We’re offering our exclusive Go Local Card gift to locals! Free lip balm with purchase (limit one per client) all week.

Cúrate Tapas Bar: Cúrate cider & Sunburst Trout Montadito Special: Enjoy a glass of our custom Cúrate/Shacksbury blend cider with a smoked Sunburst trout montadito for $7 (all week long, closed Mondays)

Diamond Brand Outdoors: Locals receive 10% off (bring a local id) and Go Local Card holders 15% off all week (including sale items)

Duncan & York: Double Go Local ALL week at D&Y Downtown (20% off instead of 10%)

Enter the Conundrum: Have a blast with our local actors in an escape adventures or wine tasting in the dark. Use the promo code “LOVEAVL” and receive $5 off per ticket!

French Broad Food Coop: 5% off ALL LOCAL PRODUCTS all week

Hip Replacements Clothing: All sale racks will be well stocked and marked down to 50% off or MORE! Go Local Cardholders enjoy 15% off of ALL Purchases ALL Week!

Honeypot: All clothing ( leather excluded ) with the color white, red or black in the fabric half is off all week (except 2/10).

Nest Organics: Everything in the store will be 15% off Feb. 10 & 11th! Feb. 12-17th we will be featuring a different locally made item each day that will be 10% off!

Nightbell: Local Beer & Grilled Oyster Special: Enjoy a glass of local beer and a grilled Rappahannock River oyster with beef tallow, kimchi, and shiso for $6 (all week long, closed Mondays)

Paul Taylor Sandals: $10 Sweetheart Leather Cuffs – We made special leather cuffs that are black on one side and red everywhere else. These can have names put on them to customize them.

Sensibilities Day Spa: Sweetheart Special through Feb. 14th ($99 manicure & massage)

Spiritex: When you show your Go Local card & spend $100 at our Haywood location, receive a free infinity bandana of your choice!

The Yoga Wellness Center Buy 1 Therapeutic Massage Get 1 Free all week long! Book yours here >>

Ultimate Ice Cream: Valentine Flavors of Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and Coeur De La Creme available all week!

VaVaVooom: 25% off Local Artist / Designer Items with your Go Local Card all week

 

 

If you have a locally-owned, independent business or are a local neighborhood organization and have activities, events or promotions that you’d like us to list here, please fill out this form.

Use #LoveLocalAVL to express your love for our town and to promote happenings during the week. Share photos! We’ll have an Instagram feed on this page to help spread the word.

We’ll be adding more information to this site soon!