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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. 5-8 pm, Tuesdays, June 14 - August 16.
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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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
Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling
Date(s): May 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays
Where: Oconaluftee Islands Park
Fridays & Saturday only, also open the week of Monday, June 27 - Saturday, July 2. Relax by the bonfire and river, and enjoy some of Cherokee's best storytellers entertain you and your family with Cherokee myths, legends and passed on stories. More info
The bonfire is FREE for the entire family! More info
Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama
Date(s): May 28, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: 8:00 pm performance, Monday-Saturday
Where: Mountainside Theater, Cherokee
Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. This acclaimed outdoor drama traces the Cherokee people through the eons, through the zenith of their power, through the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, finally ending, appropriately, in the present day, where the Cherokee people, much like their newly re-scripted drama, continue to rewrite their place in the world ...a place based on traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities. Preshow at 7:30 pm. Main performance at 8:00 pm. More info & ticketing
Swain County Farmer's Market
Date(s): Jun 17, 2016
When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Island Street, Bryson City
Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
Date(s): Jun 17, 2016
When: 9:00 pm
Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center
Gabriel Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, and performs to sold-out concerts around the world. Gabriel's stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. More info
Movies on Everett
Date(s): Jun 17, 2016
When: Twilight, 8:30 pm
Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets
This week's feature is the out of the world family favorite, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.
Movies on Everett is a family friendly event that takes place every Friday night from June 3 - July 29. On site concessions and chair rentals or bring your own. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in downtown Bryson City! More information
Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center
Date(s): Jun 17, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Big Wesser BBQ & Brew, Nantahala Outdoor Center
Live music by the Nantahala River every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day and on special event weekends. Friday, Brushfire Stankgrass, bluegrass fusion. Saturday, The Pioneer Chicken Stand Band, mountain folk-rock. More info
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