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Events for July
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): Apr 12, 2016
When: 10a-4p
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village Drama Rd

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a replica of an 18th-century eastern Cherokee community located in Cherokee, North Carolina, USA. The Cherokee "living museum" is operated by the Cherokee Historical Association.

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): May 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
When: various check description
Where: Oconaluftee Island Park adjacent to the Island Indian Art Market (At the intersection of HWY 441 &

Spend an evening with the Cherokee People by a roaring fire! Listen as Cherokee storytellers (in period dress from the 17th century) spin tales of days gone by. There will be myths & mysteries passed down through the ages & talk of history of the greatest native nation in the southeast. Experience the dance & storytelling. Your Cherokee hosts will provide light refreshments (marshmallows for roasting & drinks). Sit by the fire near the Oconaluftee riverside & enjoy a unique & entertaining experience. 

Date:                                                           Hours:

  • May 27 – October 1, 2016 only on Friday & Saturdays          7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • June 27 – July 2 Every Evening                                           7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Cherokee story telling & dance

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE ADMISSION!

Locations with exact address:

Oconaluftee Island Park adjacent to the Island Indian Art Market

(At the intersection of HWY 441 & HWY 19, Cherokee, NC 28719)

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Lisa Frady, Events & Group Tour Coordinator

Angela Hernandez, Special Events Assistant

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: AngeHern@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Phone @: 828 359.6473

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

Event Supervisor & Fairgrounds staff:

Daniel Tramper phone @: 828.399.0835 email @: dtramper@gmail.com website @: www.deerclan.com

Music on the River
Date(s): May 27, 2016 - Sep 03, 2016
When: Friday & Saturday-beginning May 27 & ending September 3, 2016. 7-9p
Where: Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk, 940 Tsalagi Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719. The stage is located directly be

Evening musical performances staged downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, Gospel, & country. Evening performances are near local eateries, shopping, & the downtown water features; along with room to dance & the enjoyment of experiencing the beauty of what the riverside area provides.

Date:    

Friday & Saturday-beginning May 27 & ending September 3, 2016.                                         

Hours:    

 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.                        

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE Admission – Open Air Event

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE Admission – Open Air Event

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk, 940 Tsalagi Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719.

The stage is located directly behind the downtown Welcome Center Kiosk.

General Contact Information:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Lisa Frady, Events & Tour Groups Coordinator

Angela Hernandez,  Special Events Assistant

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: AngeHern@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Phone @: 828 359.6473

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

 


Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Ø     May 27, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     May 28, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     June 3, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Country)

Ø     June 4, 2016 –AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     June 10,  2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     June 11, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     June 17, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     June 18, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     June 24, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     June 25, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     July 1, 2016 – Reba Elders: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Gospel)

Ø     July 2, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     July 8, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     July 9, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     July 15, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     July 16, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     July 22, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     July 23, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     July 29, 2016 – John Emil Montagnino: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Slide Guitarist/Country-Bluegrass)

Ø     July 30, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     August 5, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     August 6, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     August 12, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     August 13, 2016 – AM Superstars: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Alternative)

Ø     August 19, 2016 – A36 Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Classic Rock)

Ø     August 20, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

Ø     August 26, 2016 – Running Wolfe & the Renegades: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country)

Ø     August 27, 2016 – Eastern Blues Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country-blues)

Ø     September 2, 2016 – Reba Elders: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Gospel)

Ø     September 3, 2016 – Will Hayes Band: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Country/Bluegrass)

 

Unto These Hills
Date(s): May 28, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: 7:30p
Where: Mountainside Theater Drama Rd

Legendary drama

OIV Time of War
Date(s): Jun 11, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday Shows are at 12 & 3 p.m."
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Oconaluftee Indian Village special event

OIV Time of War Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
When: varies
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Watch as the Cherokee prpare for war with demonstrations.  Please call the Cherokee Historical for exact times.  828-497-2111

41st Powwow
Date(s): Jul 01, 2016 - Jul 03, 2016
When: various
Where: Acquoni Expo Center

Here is an event that entails fireworks of another kind, which means a three-day explosion of authentic Indian music, dancing, food, and festivities. Dance competitions kick off the excitement with over $60,000 in prize money. Spectators travel cross-country to see a powwow as spectacular as this. So come join us as the ground erupts in a sea of twirling color at the height of our tourist season. This action-packed weekend includes colorful regalia, jaw-dropping dances, and music made to move you. Experience authentic tribal foods, browse traditional Indian crafts, and get an insider’s look at a rich, ancient culture. Cost is $12 daily or just $10 with a Food Lion MVP card.

NOC’s Sizzlin’ 4th of July
Date(s): Jul 02, 2016 - Jul 03, 2016
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

This 4th of July weekend, celebrate with family-friendly outdoor events in Bryson City, NC. With free live music, sizzlin' sales at NOC's Outfitter's Store, and all-ages activities on and off the water, you'll hit it out of the park at NOC this holiday. More info

Fourth of July Fireworks
Date(s): Jul 02, 2016
When: 10:00 p.m.
Where: Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee, N.C. 28719 (Old Cherokee High School)

Annual Fireworks Display!

Date:                                              

July 2, 2016

Hours:                              

10:00 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

20-minute fireworks display

Admission/Ticket Price:

The POW WOW will be going on during the Fireworks, and there is an admission price to partake in the POW WOW. Free if the public chooses to watch fireworks from the parking lot.

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE to the public if viewed from parking lot.

Locations with exact address:

Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee, N.C. 28719

(Old Cherokee High School)

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Cherokee Welcome Center 498 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Email @: http://www.travel@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 1 800 438-6492

Contact Information for Vendors:

Daniel Tramper @: 828.399.0835 or dtramper@gmail.com

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor for Destination Marketing of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Email @: friehusk@nc-cherokee.com Phone @: 828 359-6492

The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament
Date(s): Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
When: Fishing Hours
Where: Cherokee Enterprise Waters

Presenting 10,000 reasons to get excited about spring fishing. This tournament requires just an $11 entry fee plus $10 per day permit to compete for $10,000 in tagged fish 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. Prizes can be redeemed at The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce/Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians on Saturday from 4p-6p and on Sunday from 12p-2p. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Contact:  828-788-0034 for more information or at www.fishcherokee.com

 

Whitewater Junior Olympics
Date(s): Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
When: 10:00 am
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Nantahala Racing Club hosts the Whitewater Junior Olympics on the Nantahala River. This national-level youth event featuring slalom, downriver and freestyle competition as well as just-for-fun on- and off-the-water events such as duckie-cross, SUP Head-to Head and a cornhole tournament. Family-friendly and fun for beginner through advanced paddlers, the Olympics are a great opportunity to meet young paddlers and get inspired about whitewater. More info