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Join us for an interactive journey through Cherokee history. Our tour guides, well-educated in traditional Cherokee culture and donned in native dress, take guests on a stroll through a pivotal time in the life of the Oconaluftee Indian Village. For more information, visit www.cherokeehistorical.org
Phone (828) 497-2111
Every Friday and Saturday night this summer, hear stories and legends that have been passed down generation to generation from some of the greatest storytellers in Cherokee. Admission is FREE, but arrive early to this very popular event. Bonfire times are 7pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday night beginning May 22 to Sept 5. Cherokee Bonfire is located at the intersection of Hwy 441 & Hwy 19, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Islands Park
Join us all summer long in downtown Cherokee for live music on the Oconaluftee River Stage. Concerts begin on Friday, May 22nd and run through Saturday September 5th from 8pm to 10pm.
The show today has been revamped to better portray the unique story of the Cherokee from a historical perspective. The new play 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.
For more information contact: Laura Blythe 828-497-1126
3 day family Bluegrass Festival featuring the best of the best including Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson. For more information contact Norman Adams 706-265-0655
Festival celebrates the kickoff of the summer season for locals and tourists. State of the art carnival provides 17 amusement rides / 20 games.
Tues-Fri 5pm - 11 pm Sat. 1 pm - 11 pm
For more information contact: Hubert Bullard 843-385-3180
It’s all things Cherokee: living history, traditional dances, music, singing, crafting demonstrations, and food. Hosted on the grounds of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and featuring NC Arts Council Heritage Award winners and elders who typically aren’t able to perform at festivals, yet do so here. Fun doesn’t get more authentic than this.
For more information call: 828.497.3481