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
Strawberry Jam
Twelve Hours of Tsali

   BBQ & Brew Trains (May-August)
Heritage Festival

Music in the Mountains Series

   Fontana Classic Bass Tournament
Cherokee Voices Festival
Women's Work Festival (GSMNP)

Music in the Mountains Series
Freedom Fest
Festival of Native Peoples
Dinosaur Train

Music in the Mountains Series

   Dinosaur Train
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

   Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Cherokee Indian Fair
Stecoah Harvest Festival
Maple Leaf Festival
Bryson City Chili Cookoff
Downtown Trick or Treat

The Polar Express
WNC Pottery Festival
Mountain Shapes & Colors
Stecoah Artisans Studio Tour
Spirit of Christmas

The Polar Express
Christmas Parade

Monthly Calendar of Events in Bryson City and the
Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

Use the mini calendar on the right to bring up the events on an upcoming month or specific date.

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Appalachian History Weekend
Date(s): Jun 01, 2012 - Jun 03, 2012
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Did you know that the construction of Fontana Dam was a vital World War II effort? Did you know that hundreds of families sacrificed their homes and lifestyles for the construction of Fontana Dam? Learn more about the authentic history of these Appalachian people from authors and storytellers and by visiting the remains of the century old logging town of Proctor. This full weekend includes a boat tour of Fontana Lake; Gary Carden’s one woman play “Birdell”; an evening with Walt Larimore, MD, author of “Hazel Creek”; a walking history tour of Fontana Village; book signing opportunities with authors of regional history; music and more. Great lodging package for a 3-day weekend.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort  Phone: 800-849-2258

K.D. Lang
Date(s): Jun 02, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Harrah's Cherokee Event Center

k.d. lang is that rare performer who, over 25 years as a major-label artist, has matured before our very ears. The Western Canada native launched her career with a blend of country-rock stylings and playfully punk-like attitude, by turns whimsical and subversive; back then, she practically put the alternative in alt-country. More info

Rock and Raft Music Series
Date(s): Jun 02, 2012
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

The Rock and Raft music series will heat up your summer: get great deals on afternoon raft trips, and stay to enjoy a cool Asheville-based band every Saturday in June!

For more information on this and other events sponsored by the NOC, please click here or call 888-905-7238.

The Second Annual Art, Music and Garden Festival
Date(s): Jun 02, 2012
When: 9am-4pm
Where: l&N Depot/River Walk, Murphy, NC

This free, all day event, presented by the Cherokee County Arts Council offers a great family friendly atmosphere.

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Summer Concert Series: Caribbean Cowboys Band
Date(s): Jun 02, 2012
When: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Fontana Village Resort - Wildwood Grill

The "Parrot Head and Proud" act returns to Fontana with its signature Trop-Rock music stylings on stage in front of the Wildwood Grill Stage.

Click here for Fontana Village Resort   Phone: 800-849-2258

The Midtown Men
Date(s): Jun 02, 2012
When: 7:30 P.M.
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

After a successful 2010 tour of nearly 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, The Midtown Men reunites Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer, stars from the original cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Together in a dynamic concert featuring top hits from a Who's Who of the '60s, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, and The Four Seasons, whose story they brought to life every night as Stars in the Original Cast of Jersey Boys. More info

Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 18
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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713


Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
828-488-6858 fax