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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-April - 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.
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 Summer Carnival
Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
When: Times vary
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
Swain County Farmer's Market
Date(s): Jun 24, 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 24, 2016
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin
David's masterful melodies have been burned into critically-acclaimed solo offerings, award-winning Gaither Vocal Band CDs and Gold and Platinum Gaither "Homecoming" collections. For David, a perpetual work in progress, these happy years have been just an extended glimpse of the Creator's bigger picture. More info
Movies on Everett
Date(s): Jun 24, 2016
When: Twilight, 8:30 pm
Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets
This week's feature, Despicable Me, follows the story of Gru, a criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme and finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
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
Arts and Crafts Drive About Tour
Date(s): Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Multiple locations
Enjoy the works of local artisans by visiting different studios and galleries, meeting the artisans and watching them work. Stecoah, Robbinsville & Bryson City areas. Bee Global Studio, Stecoah Valley Artisans Gallery, Yellow Branch Pottery, Pincu Pottery and others are all stops on this driving tour. More info
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