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.
7 pm performance. 8 pm jam session. Veteran Appalachian string band featuring lively dance tunes, traditional vocals and flatfoot dancing. Bring an intstrument to join the post-concert jam session. Mountain Heritage Center on the ground floor of the Robinson Administration Building.
Diana Ross has proven herself the consummate music artist as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time. Begininng as lead singer of the world renowned singning group, The Supremes, and as a solo performer Ms. Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of twelve number one singles in the USA. As a solo artist for more than three decades she has continued to produce an endless stream of chart singles and sell-out tours. More info
Among the most celebrated choirs of all time, the choir has a repertoire that includes medieval, contemporary and experimental music. Founded in 1498 as a single choir, the organization now includes four choirs of 24 schoolboys been the ages of 10 and 14 and from Austria and neighboring European countries. Bardo Arts Center. More info
Enjoy a great night of music with local favorites, Bean Sidhe, a great Celtic band that you don't want to miss!
For more information:828-488-8227, www.smctheatre.com
Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single "You've Got To Stand For Something." Since Joe Diffie first topped the charts in 1990 with "Home", he has remained on a steady course, staying true to his Oklahoma roots and delivering hit after hit totaling twelve #1's, twenty top 10's and four gold and platinum albums. Sammy Kershaw's platinum albums were propelled into the record books by hits such as "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" and "I Can't Reach Her Anymore". More info
Join Friends of the Smokies for a guided hike that explores the cultural history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park form the days of the Cherokee and early European settlers to the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein will lead this 4 mile hike along the Kephart Prong Trail, interpreting the remains of the CCC camp and a backcountry shelter. The hike is easy to moderate in difficulty and has a total elevation gain of 950ft. Hikers will also visit the nearby Oconaluftee Visitor Center, featuring interactive exhibits that tell the cultural history of life in the Smokies, and receive a Ranger-guided tour of the adjoining Mountain Farm Museum, a collection of historic log buildings gathered from throughout the Smoky Mountains and preserved on a single site.
Hikers should come prepared with food, water, and appropiate hiking gear for the all day excursion.
The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, all-female roller derby league debut competition. A fundraiser for the Bryson City Food Pantry. $5 or 5 non-perishable food items. Musical entertainment, comedy magician, face painting, belly dancers, raffles and door prizes. Rec Center is located at 240 West Deep Creek Road. After party at Tuckasegee Tavern, 47 Depot St.
Tired of your typical green beer St. Patrick's Day celebration? Then try out Tuckasegee Tavern's St. Patty's blast featuring bluegrass by The Freight Hoppers and a special appearance by the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls not to mention food and drink specials. See you there!
Thu, Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm. Sun. at 2:30 pm. A dramatic telling of the life of Jesus Christ told from the viewpoint of the Prophets who announced His birth, the followers who walked with Him, and the enemies that condemned Him to die. Lamb of God proclaims the great message of love, hope, faith, grace, and the gift of salvation. A wonderful way to begin the Easter Holiday. Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company. More info
Regarded as one of the most innovative and successful rock bands in music history, The Moody Blues are musical leaders who can claim to have a following of mass proportions worldwide spanning the 60's through the 90's! With #1 hits that span the decades, you are sure to have a favorite hit like "Nights in White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon" or many more! More info
Four legendary Christian artists unite together for an evening of praise, celebration, and worship. Together, Steve Green, Twila Paris, Wayne Watson, and Michael Card have spent over 25 years producing Contemporary Christian music, earning dozens of Dove Awards, and sharing their stories with audiences everywhere. Stand amazed by the power of their testimonies, feel the Spirit through the lyrics of their songs, and find inspiration in the commitment to their ministries. More info
Hundreds of specially tagged fish will be stocked in the Cherokee public fishing waters. When a tagged fish is caught it can be redeemed for cash prizes ranging from $20 to $500 based on the color of the tag. Redemption location and times to be announced. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. $5 entry. Registration necessary to redeem cash prize. More info
Enjoy family fun at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring your basket to collect eggs full of yummy treats! Parents, don't forget to bring your camera for a picture with the Easter Bunny! The event is for ages 1-8, with ages groupings of the 1-2 year olds, 3-5 year olds and the 6-8 year olds. *A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, April 1st, at 2:00 p.m.
Arguably the most famous trail system in the East, the course is fast and flowing with plenty of climbing, a classic mountain bike event. This year an individual time trial will spice up the action. Individual Time Trial for bonus points on Saturday at 4:00 pm. and the Cross Country race is Sunday.
For more information on this and other cycling events in the area, please contact Bryson City Bicycles by calling 828-488-1988 or click here to go to their website.
This race is also part of the Southern Classic MTB Race Series!
Fun for all ages! Egg hunt and contests, duck race and deviled egg contest!
For more information on this and other events at The Stecoah Valley Center, please click here or call 828-479-3364.
Planning your special day but need a little help? Then make plans to attend the annual Bryson City and Swain County Wedding Expo to meet local vendors such as caterers, florists, photographers, and more as well as to book your venue space and find your perfect dress and accessories. Don't forget to register for one of the many fantastic door prizes offered by our sponsors!
For more information please contact the Swain County Chamber of Commerce, 800-867-9246
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