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Ongoing EventsGreat 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, mid-May - Labor Day.
Swain County Farmer’s Market 9 am - 1 pm, Fridays, May - October. 5-8 pm, Tuesdays, June 14 - August 16.
Free Concerts 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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Here's What's Happening
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
Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
Date(s): Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Where: Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, Cherokee
What a line-up! Balsam Range, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Crowe Brothers, Gene Watson, The Grascals and many more. Outdoor festival. Bring lawn chairs. Hot food, concessions. Daily and 3-day tickets. Discounted advance tickets. More info
Gourd Artist Gathering
Date(s): Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
Featuring classes and workshops on all facets of gourd manufacture and design on Thursday. Gourds for sale Friday thru Sunday. Meet the artisans! All this in a fun and lively festival atmosphere. More info
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