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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
National Park Ranger Programs
Date(s): Jun 19, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: Daily, times vary, length varies
Where: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
National Park Ranger Programs – daily at locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Several programs each day ranging from guided hikes and walks, to demonstrations, to animal programs, to stories about the "good old days." Times vary; occasional night hikes. Some programs meet the Junior Ranger badge requirements. Summer Schedule
Cherokee Summer Carnival
Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
When: Times vary
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
Live Music: William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree
Date(s): Jun 23, 2016
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Marianna Black Library, Bryson City
Old love songs, new love songs, and traditional mountain music. Sarah has been playing fiddle and singing since she was a young girl. She was once a member of the local Depot Band. William plays banjo, fiddle, guitar and other "string-ed things." Free program with light snacks and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. The library is located one block up the hill from the old Courthouse.
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