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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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Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event

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

When: 11:00 am daily

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express! Train travels along the Tuckasegee River into the quaint town of Dillsboro for the 1 ½ hour layover.

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. 800-872-4681 or click here

Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open

Date(s): Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016

When: Times vary

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open

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

Easter Family Festival at Fontana

Date(s): Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

A full weekend of fun including cenic lake tours, sunrise church service, history films, corn hole tournament, egg dying, waterballoon toss, scavenger hunt, campfire and marshmallow roast, and more including Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. 800-849-2258 or click here

National Park Ranger Program

Date(s): Mar 25, 2016

When: 11:00 am

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Charismatic Mega-fauna! What is it? When can I see it? Find out from a ranger if there is something we're not telling you! 30 mins.

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