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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger-led programs, all year. Music jams, 1-3 pm, first and third Saturdays of every month. Park Visitor Center, Cherokee.

Marianna Black Library Music jams, 6 - 7:30 pm, first and third Thursdays of every month. Live music, 6 - 7:30 pm, second and fourth Thursdays, June - August.

Nantahala Brewing Company 8 pm, live music, weekends, mid-March - October.

Derailed Bar & Lounge 7 pm, live music, Saturdays, mid-March - October.

Nantahala Outdoor Center 6 pm, live music, weekends, Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9 am - 1 pm, Fridays, May - October. 5-8 pm, Tuesdays, June 14 - August 16.

Live Music at the Depot 6:30 - 8 pm, Saturdays, June-October.

Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, June & July. Parking lot behind red caboose. Bring or rent lawn chair.

Stecoah Valley Center 7:30 pm, live music, Saturdays, June 25 - August 27.


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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Date(s): Apr 15, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Saturday

Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Mon-Sat; closed Sundays. As you step into the Oconaluftee Indian Village, you’re transported back to witness the challenges of Cherokee life at a time of rapid cultural change. Tour guides help you explore the historic events and figures of the 1760's. Visitors can interact with villagers as they  participate in their daily activities. The Village also hosts live reenactments, interactive demonstrations, and Hands-On Cherokee Pottery for Kids classes. More info

Friends of the Smokies Classic Hike Series: Noland Creek

Date(s): Nov 01, 2016

Join Friends of the Smokies for monthly guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring interpretation and leadership by author and hiking expert Danny Bernstein. Each hike highlights an achievement or cause that Friends of the Smokies has supported in the Park.
This month's hike is Noland Creek; a 10 mile (round trip) trail of 800 ascent and moderate difficulty. Noland Creek features numerous home sites and a rushing creek. The theme of the hike is wild hog reduction.
To register or for more information: AnnaLee@friendsofthesmokies.com, 828-452-0720, or click here

Fiddler On The Roof

Date(s): Nov 04, 2016 - Nov 05, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Fiddler On The Roof

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. More info

Cruise The Smokies Rod Run

Date(s): Nov 04, 2016 - Nov 05, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Acquoni Expo Center

What do you get when you combine the most scenic drive in North Carolina and 200 to 300 of the nation’s hottest looking classic cars? The highly anticipated, “Cruise the Smokies” Spring Cherokee Rod Run. More than 3,000 car enthusiasts will turn out to compete for cash prizes, feast on local BBQ and cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway and country roads surrounding Cherokee, N.C. Admission fee. More info

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Nov 05, 2016

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

First and Third Saturdays, all year. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info

Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction

Date(s): Nov 05, 2016

When: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Our annual Blacksmith Auction features some of the finest artist - blacksmith work, as well as a wide selection of other fine craft items made by Folk School students and instructors. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the School and admission is free.
800-FOLK-SCH or click here

WNC Pottery Festival & Clay Olympics

Date(s): Nov 05, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Downtown Dillsboro

This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques. Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by a few thousand aficionados of pottery. Admission is $5 per person and includes a ticket for a day-long raffle. Kids under 12 admitted free!

The fun actually begins a day earlier (Friday) with the WNC Clay Olympics and the lighting of a wood-fired kiln. The kiln is opened on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Come see different artisans compete and display their skills with clay. More info

Fiddler On The Roof

Date(s): Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Fiddler On The Roof

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. More info

Three Doors Down & Friends

Date(s): Nov 12, 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Three Doors Down & Friends

Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down didn't waste any time climbing the ladder of rock-and-roll success, selling more than six million copies of their first studio album, 2000's The Better Life. That album spawned the hit singles "Kryptonite," "Loser," and "Duck and Run," setting the band firmly on the road to mainstream success. 13th Annual "The Better Life Foundation Concert". The weekend consists of a motorcycle ride, silent auction, custom-built motorcycle raffle and concert. More info

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Nov 19, 2016

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

First and Third Saturdays, all year. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info

Stecoah Artisans Drive About Tour

Date(s): Nov 25, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

Where: Multiple Locations

Enjoy the works of local artisans by visiting different studios and galleries, meeting the artisans and watching them work. Stecoah, Robbinsville & Bryson City areas. Bee Global Studio, Stecoah Valley Artisans Gallery, Yellow Branch Pottery, Pincu Pottery and others are all stops on this driving tour. More info

 

 

Mountain Faith: Sounds of Christmas

Date(s): Nov 26, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Mountain Faith: Sounds of Christmas

Join Mountain Faith as they celebrate the sounds of the season with a live DVD taping on the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Sing along with traditional and sacred Christmas classics and experience a few new surprises in this live event/ concert that is sure to become treasured viewing year after year. More info

The Potter's Wheel Series Featuring Laurey-Faye Dean of Balsam

Date(s): Nov 26, 2016

When: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern, Bryson City

The Wild Fern is hosting several local potters at the studio throughout the year. Stop by to see works from the potter's collection and chat with these talented artists as they create on the wheel and share their unique styles. 15 Everett Street. Full schedule

Bryson City Spirit Of Christmas

Date(s): Nov 26, 2016

When: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Downtown Bryson City

Bryson City Spirit Of Christmas

Carol with Santa from the caboose at Everett Street to the town square for the town Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Afterwards step across the street to the Visitor Center for hot cocoa and cookies, letter writing to Santa, and a visit with St. Nick himself! In the true Spirit of Christmas bring a canned good to donate to the food pantry or a new unwrapped gift for for the local toy drive! More info  Event sponsors: Duke Energy, Swain Community Hospital, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

 

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