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June 2018

Hiking with a Map + Compass at Highland Brewing Company sponsored by KEEN Footwear

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

This workshop is sponsored by KEEN. The first 25 folks to arrive will receive KEEN branded stainless steel pint glasses. The KEEN team will also be on hand with some cool schwag and fun conversation. A map and compass isn't always top of mind when we're used to navigating with an app, but it's a skill every outdoor enthusiast should know. Diamond Brand Outdoors' team of experts will teach the fundamentals in this class that's great for all skill levels. We're…

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July 2018

Backpacking 201

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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Free

If you've been on to our Backpacking Basics class or have a couple of overnight trips under your belt, find out how to maximize your overnight backpacking excursions or prepare for a thru hike or section hike. Feel free to bring your pack for a "shakedown" by our backpacking experts. RSVP on Facebook > This event is free and open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome.

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Tying Knots at Highland Brewing Company

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Knot tying is an essential skill for the outdoors. Join us for a hands-on clinic in which you'll learn basic useful knots for camping, outdoor sports, and everyday use. Our outdoor experts will teach the fundamentals in this class that's great for all skill levels. RSVP on Facebook > We're getting outside our stores this summer by hosting some outdoor skills classes on Highland Brewing Company's rooftop bar. What better place to be than surrounded by a 360-degree view of Western North…

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Intro to Paddling on Lake Julian

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wild Wing Cafe, 65 Long Shoals Rd.
Arden, NC 28704
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$10

We're hitting the water of Lake Julian Park the fourth Friday of every month through August this summer. Unwind at the end of the work week and learn how much fun it is to get on the water. The final date is August 24. If you've wanted to start your kayak adventures, but aren't sure of where to begin, this is a perfect starting point. Our paddling experts will give about an hour of thorough skills instruction followed by a paddle around…

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August 2018

American Red Cross Blood Drive

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Diamond Brand Outdoors, 1378 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
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Free

While the need for blood is constant during the summer months, the American Red Cross experiences a drastic decline in new donors. About one-third fewer new donors came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year. Additionally, many schools where blood drives are held – and where new donors give – are not in session, and current donors often delay giving due to summer vacation plans. We've joined with the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter American Red Cross to host a summer…

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September 2018

Asheville Outdoor Show 2018

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Stay tuned for BIG changes to this one-of-a-kind community driven event celebrating all things outdoors! There will still be plenty of local gear makers and national innovators showcasing the latest trends in outdoor recreation, but you'll find far more diverse offerings of interactive demos, educational workshops, and informative speakers. Check out pictures from last year! RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids are welcome at this free public event. There's even an awesome Family Adventure Zone!

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