Jubilee! is centrally located — literally. We’re at 46 Wall Street (click here for map), in the heart of downtown Asheville, and easily reachable from the four directions:
From the North (Mars Hill, Weaverville, Woodfin): Follow the “Future I-26” (US-19/23) east (actually, it’s south, but don’t tell state mapmakers) — and stay in the left lane as you reach the end, and you’ll blend onto Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville. Go maybe 5 blocks east, then turn left (north) onto Otis Street. Wall Street (and our home) will be your first right — or go just past Wall St. and turn into the parking garage.
From the East (Old Fort, Black Mountain, Montreat, Swannanoa, Haw Creek): Hop on I-40 west (or US-70 west), then get on I-240 west; take Exit 4C (Montford Ave.) and turn left (south) at the light; turn left again at the next light onto Haywood Street, then take your first right (N. French Broad Ave.), and your first left (Otis St.). You can then turn into the parking garage, or take a left just past the garage onto Wall St. If coming from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Gerton or Fairview, it’s best to follow US-74 (Charlotte Hwy.) west, then scoot onto I-240 west and follow the rest of the “East” directions.
From the South (Fletcher, Arden, Biltmore Village): Take Hendersonville Road (US-25) north; once you’ve gone under the I-40 overpass, sidle over into the left lane — at the traffic light, you’ll want to stay to the left to keep on US-25, which becomes McDowell St. After you’ve passed Memorial Hospital (on your right), you’ll come to a sort-of fork (where US-25 veers off to the right); go straight, onto Asheland Ave., and follow it to the end. At the light, turn left (onto Patton Ave.), then a quick right (onto Otis St.). Take the next right to get onto Wall St., or turn into the parking garage.
From the West (Clyde, Canton, Candler, Enka): Head east on Carolina Blvd./New Clyde Hwy./Asheville Hwy./Smokey Park Hwy./Patton Ave. — or, as we like to call ’em, US-19/23 — until you get close to downtown Asheville. When you start seeing signs pointing you in different directions, just “keep on truckin’ ” by staying on Patton Ave., and go about 5 blocks east, then turn left (north) onto Otis Street (when the traffic light says it’s OK). Wall Street (and our home) will be your first right — or go just past Wall St. and turn into the parking garage.
One thing we don’t have at Jubilee! is a paved, expansive parking lot adjacent to our location on Wall Street in downtown Asheville. Oh, we could — if we moved. But, if we did that, Jubilee! would be inaccessible to a number of people who celebrate with us every Sunday. So, parking becomes a challenge. The good news is that there are more than 700 on-street metered spaces in downtown Asheville. “That’s good news because?” you ask? Well, because parking’s free on Sundays! The not-so-good news is that, while Jubilee! may be the strongest magnet pulling folks downtown on Sundays, it’s not the only one — on-street spaces fill up fast, even on Sunday mornings.
While there are a few parking spaces along Wall Street, they’re a few hundred feet away from our entrance — and the odds of finding an available one are about as favorable as washing your car and not having it rain 5 minutes later.
You can try your luck on Battery Park Avenue (turn left at the end of Wall Street), then turn right onto Page Avenue, then left onto Battle Square, then left again onto O Henry Avenue, then… head for the closest city-owned garage — Wall Street garage (entrance is on Otis Street), which is directly across from the entrance to Jubilee!
But, the Wall Street garage tends to display a “Full” sign as the day progresses — especially if you’re attending the 11:15 a.m. celebration. If that happens, find a place to turn around, get onto Patton Avenue and turn left, then take your second right, onto Coxe Avenue, where you’ll find the city’s newest parking garage — the Coxe Avenue garage. From there, walk a few steps back to Patton, cross Patton (when it’s safe!), turn left, and the downstairs doors to Jubilee! will be a shirt 50 feet away! Walk in, come upstairs, and join in the celebration!
Of course, if you’d like to add a little exercise, you can seek out on-street parking along any nearby street, or at another public garage (Rankin Avenue and Civic Center garages are about 4 blocks distant).
Note that, at all city-owned garages, the first hour is free.
There are also a few private parking lots scattered throughout the downtown area; rates vary, but all are more costly than at the public garages.