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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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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Date(s): Apr 18, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017

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

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

Date(s): Jun 03, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017

When: 8:00 pm performance, Monday-Saturday

Where: Mountainside Theater, Cherokee

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

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 08, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017

Where: Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, Cherokee

What a line-up! Dailey & Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, The Crowe Brothers, Gene Watson, and many more. Outdoor festival. Bring lawn chairs. Hot food, concessions. Daily and 3-day tickets. Discounted advance tickets. More info

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 09, 2017

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

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.
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Cherokee Bonfire and Storytelling

Date(s): Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017

When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Islands Park

Cherokee Bonfire and Storytelling

May 26 thru October 28 Fridays & Saturday only;  also open the week of Monday, June 26 - Saturday, July 1; closed the month of September 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

Movies on Everett

Date(s): Jun 09, 2017

When: Twilight, 8:30 pm

Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets

This week's feature is Moana. Movies on Everett is a family friendly event that takes place every Friday night from June 2 - July 28. On site concessions and chair rentals or bring your own. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in downtown Bryson City! More information




Meet the Author: Dan Pierce

Date(s): Jun 09, 2017

When: 9:00 am - Noon

Where: Swain County Visitor Center

Meet Dan Pierce, author of Hazel Creek and Corn from a Jar at the Great Smoky Mountains Association store in the Old Courthouse, 2 Everett Street.

Music on Tap featuring PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)

Date(s): Jun 09, 2017

When: 8:00 pm

Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City

PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, was formed in Charlotte, NC during the summer of 2008 by long time friends Kyle Coleman, Matthew Yelen, and Phil Thomas and were later joined by Miller Watson in September, 2013, and finally auxiliary percussionist, Spencer Bradley, in late 2016. Gathering influences from Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae, and Alternative/Psychedelic sounds, PMA offers a unique style of music that is sure to lift your spirits. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nantahalabrewing/events/

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