TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
THINGS TO DO IN THE SMOKIES
Highlights of the
Bryson City and Great
Smokies Events Calendar
Be My Valentine Charlie Brown Train
Nantahala River Glacier Breaker
Bank of America US Whitewater Open
Green Thumb Day
Knobscorcher Bike Race
Easter Beagle Train
West Swain VFD Bass Tournament
Twelve Hours of Tsali
Fontana Classic Bass Tournament
Cherokee Voices Festival
Women's Work Festival (GSMNP)
Childrens Fishing Derby
Music in the Mountains Series
Horace Kephart Days
Railfest & Mountain Craft Fair
Mountain Life Festival (GSMNP)
Mountain Heritage Day (WCU)
Music in the Mountains Series
Use the mini calendar on the right to bring up the events on an upcoming month or specific date.
Come enjoy the first community music jam of the new year! Come experience the sounds of local musicians as they demonstrate their talents. Have a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer - anything unplugged - and want to play along, please come! Larry Barnett of Grandpa's Music in Bryson City facilitates the jams. For more information on this or other programs offered at the Marianna Black Library please click here, or call 828-488-2382.
Nantahala Outdoor Center celebrates the Appalachian Trail with live music, trail-focused speakers, book signings, wilderness survival workshops and presentations by industry representatives.
For additional information on this and other events sposored by the NOC, please click here or call 888-905-7238.
"Mr. Popper's Penguins" will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Movies are free to the public and projected onto an 8x10 foot screen, with theatre style sound system. The library will also give away onr free movie checkout voucher to eacg patron at the movie. Popcorn is provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library starting at 3:20 in the auditorium . For more information please call 828-488-2382 or click here to view the Marianna Black Library's website.
The 3rd annual Duck n' Run is sure to be even more fun than the last! Join us for this seriously silly biathlon on the Nantahala River and along NOC's Flint Ridge Trail.
For more information on this and other events sposored by the NOC, please click here or call 888-905-7238.
Starting off the Winter Craft Classes at the Stecoah Valey Cultural Arts Center is the "Wool Rug Braiding Class". Beginning Saturday January 14th, this is a three day class on Saturdays in January (Jan. 14, 21 and 28). This is the perfect class for beginners to learn the art of braided wool or for people who want a refresher course. For cost and other information, or to register, go to the their website by clicking here or call the Stecoah Gallery at 828-479-3364.
Come enjoy "Quo Vadis" featuring Deborah Kerr, as part of the Classic Movies Series at the Marianna Black Library. For more information about this and other programs offered by the Marianna Black Library, please click here or call 828-488-2382.
"The Smurfs" will be playing Tuesday, January 17th at 3:30 as part of their Family Movie Series. The library will also be giving away one free movie checkout voucher to each patron at the movie. Popcorn will be provided by The Friends of the Marianna Black Library starting at 3:20 in the library auditorium. For more information please call 828-488-2382 or click here to view the Marianna Black Library's website.
NOC teams up with the NC Science Festival and Asheville's RiverLink for a weeklong celebration of science, nature and protecting our fragile river ecosystems. Find out how you can get involved by clicking here or calling 888-905-7238.
12 and 6 Runner Teams, 2 Vans and 208 Miles!
Beginning in Mills River, NC on April 20th and finishing at the Nantahala Outdoor Center on the 21st! Not just another race, its a must-do run and adventure! Want to support the runners? Join the NOC in welcoming the runners as they complete their journey at the Outdoor Center on the 21st!
For more information and to register, please click here.
Learn how to make a beautiful pansy wall hanging using machine piecing and quilting techniques. For cost and other information, or to register for the class, please log onto the Stecoah Valley Center's website by clicking here, or call the Stecoah Gallery at 828-479-3364.
Come watch "An Affair to Remember" featuring Deborah Kerr as part of the Classic Movies Series at the Marianna Black Library. For more information about this or other programs offered at the Marianna Black Library, please click here; or call 828-488-2382.
Mountain biking at its finest. An all day event with food and entertainment in the evening. The 2012 event freatures both XH and Night Downhill Racing.
For more information on this event and others sponsored by the Fontana Village Resort, or to register for the race, please click here or call 828-498-2211.
The Heartland Anglers Fishing Tournament series sponsored by Bass Pro Shops returns to Fontana Lake this spring. Dates include January 7, January 28, February 18, March 3, March 24 and April 28. Tournament fishing runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the start at Fontana Marina. Anglers must compete in 4 of 6 tournaments to quialify for the 2012 Classic on Guntersville Lake in guntersville Lake, Alabama. Call Ronnie Crisp at the Fontana Marina for details at 828-498-2129.
For information on this and other events sponsored by the Fontana Village Resort, please click here or call 828-498-2211.
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