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Events for May
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): May 01, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
When: 10a-4p - except Sundays
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

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

Email   CHAsales@cherokeeadventure.com

Phone (828) 497-2111

Website  www.cherokeeadventure.com

Mother's Day 5K
Date(s): May 09, 2015
When: 12 pm
Where: Kituwah Mound

Hosted by Cherokee Choices, this year’s 5K run offers something for everyone, from seasoned runners to new runners and walkers, too! Come out and enjoy a beautiful course that starts and finishes at the Kituwah Mound.  Cool shirts, great awards, and a great cause: all proceeds benefit the Cherokee Dialysis Support Group. 12 Noon start. Day of race registration will be available until 11:30 AM.

For more information call:  Tara McCoy  828-554-6783

Strawberry Festival
Date(s): May 16, 2015
When: 9a-2p
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds


Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA)

Concession Stand Open from 9:00 until 1:00 PM

Featuring Strawberry Pancakes and Strawberry Shortcake

9:00     Opening Ceremony Strawberry Legend and

Children’s versions of Strawberry Legend

10:00   Children’s Activities including instructions in playing the Corn Hole game

11:00 Community Entertainment and talent show Demonstrations     

 1:00 Adult and Youth Contests

 Strawberry Products- Baked Goods, Jams, Preserves, etc.

 (Must Provide Recipes)

2:00  Prizes Awarded                     

Vendors Space Available- $5.00 per table

Tables free to fundraising groups and children’s activities

To reserve tables call Lucille Wolfe  ( 736-5285) or

Bessie Wallace (497-2389) or

E-mail Carmaleta@msn.com

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): May 22, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
When: 7 pm- 9 pm - Fridays and Saturdays ONLY
Where: Oconaluftee Island Park

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 

Music on the River
Date(s): May 22, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
When: 8 pm- 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays ONLY
Where: Oconaluftee River Stage.

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. 

Memorial Day Tagged Fishing Tournament
Date(s): May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
When: Fishing hours
Where: Oconaluftee & Reservation water

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded. We’ve stocked our waters with specially tagged fish that you simply redeem for cash prizes ranging from $20 to $500 based on the color of the tag. Prizes can be redeemed at Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, beside the Welcome Center.  Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold.

Check in with tags is Friday and Saturday from 4p-6p and Sunday from 12p-2p at the Chamber of Commerce 516 Tsali Blvd.  Cherokee.  Across from the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds


For more information call 828-788-0034 or 828-554-6110

Gourd Artists Gathering
Date(s): May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
13th Annual
Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering
May 28 - 31, 2015
"Paws for Gourds"
To purchase 2014 Journal of Tutorials
contact:  Sue D'Antonio

r call Joy Jackson  937-695-0750
Unto These Hills Drama
Date(s): May 30, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
When: 7pm - every night except Sundays
Where: Mountainside Theatre

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