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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger-led programs and music jams at the Park Visitor Center, Cherokee.

Live Music Venues - Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9 am - 1 pm, Fridays, May - October.

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


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Fontandango

Date(s): Mar 03, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Fontandango is the newest addition to the Foot Rx Winter Trail Series. The 10 mile loop is made up of picturesque views of the Fontana Dam and nearby mountains. Runners can register for the 10 mile race (1 loop), 50k race (3 loops), and 50 mile (5 loops). Register online or call 800-849-2258 for lodging and event information.

Fly Tying Event for Project Healing Waters

Date(s): Mar 05, 2017

When: 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center

Bring your fly tying stuff and tie some flies for a veteran's fly box. If you don't tie, come out, talk fishing and see some of the best fly tyers in the Southeast. Rendezvous Restaurant is in the Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center, 70 Soco Road in Maggie Valley. For more information, contact Bob Nanney at fearnofishbob@att.net or 828-246-8015.

Black and White and Blues The Music of the American South

Date(s): Mar 05, 2017

When: 3:00 pm

Where: Swain Arts Center

Scott Ainslie and Reggie Harris team up for an engaging and lasting encounter with music to move the mind, body, and spirit.  Just two musicians and friends, mingling black with white, rooted in blues and spirituals, sharing a free-flowing dialogue in music and story, the language of the soul. The Center is located at 1415 Fontana Rd. at Swain County High School. Learn more

Fontana Classic Bass Tournament

Date(s): Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017

When: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm daily

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Fontana Classic Bass Tournament

Presented in partnership with the Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America, the 2017 Fontana Classic will be held on beautiful Fontana Lake. Win big cash prizes, participate in the silent auction, and have a great time on the water. 828-498-2211 or click here for more information or to register.

Hike the Smokies: Mingus Creek to Mingus Family Cemetery

Date(s): Mar 14, 2017

Friends of the Smokies guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the featured trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies.
The Mingus hike is 4.0 miles with an easy 700 foot ascent and features a historic mill and cemetery with the highlight of the hike being water quality monitoring.
828-452-0720 or click here

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train

Date(s): Mar 17, 2017

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. 800-872-4681 or click here

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Mar 18, 2017

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

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

Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open

Date(s): Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017

When: Times vary

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open

Intermediate to advanced slalom and downriver racers converge on Bryson City for this national-level event  More info

Annual Hiker Haze

Date(s): Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

This event promises fun for everyone. Activities include free disc golf lessons, educational presentations, karaoke, campfires, $1.00 movies and popcorn and much more. 800-849-2258 or click here for more information.

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