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Events for March
Cherokee Heritage Day
Date(s): Mar 10, 2018
When: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The second Saturday of every month, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. Jerry Wolfe, Beloved Man of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, often participates. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Robin Swayney, genealogist, offers workshops on genealogy for those who are interested in finding their Cherokee ancestors. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. For example, January, the windy month, will include workshops on how to play the Cherokee flute, blowgun demonstrations, and an outstanding panel of storytellers.

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Fourth Annual Boy Scouts of America Bass Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018
Where: Fontana Marina

Fourth Annual Boy Scouts of America Bass Fishing Tournament at the Fontana Marina. Call reservations for special rates and click here for more information and to register for this special charity tournament: https://www.danielboonecouncil.org/2018bass

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam
Date(s): Mar 17, 2018
When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center.

Easter Weekend
Date(s): Mar 30, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Activities include scenic lake tours, an Easter egg hunt, guided nature hikes, and much more!


Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event
Date(s): Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
When: 11:00 am daily
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express! Train travels along the Tuckasegee River into the quaint town of Dillsboro for the 1 ½ hour layover. (total 4 hrs)

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. 800-872-4681

KOA Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 31, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
When: 6:00 am to Sunday, April 1 at 4:00 pm
Where: Cherokee KOA Big Cove Rd

Cast your line for a chance to compete with other anglers for thousands of dollars in prizes at the Cherokee KOA Spring Fishing Tournament this March. Fishing permits, required for Cherokee streams or ponds, are $10 for each person 12 years and older..

Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 31, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
When: one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day
Where: rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters

For 2018, Cherokee's fishing season “opening day” will be March 31, and we are offering you 20,000 reasons to get excited about it. Our Opening Day Fishing Tournament requires just an $11 entry fee to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. You’ll be competing in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $5,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 5175 Sequoyah Trail of Hwy 441. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day.