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Events for July
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

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. 

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

40th Annual 4th of July Powwow
Date(s): Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 05, 2015
When: Times Vary - see below
Where: Acquoni Expo Center

Traditional, Jingle, and Grass are but three of the types of dances world-champion Indian dancers perform. For three days the ground erupts with a stirring spectacle of majestic tribal regalia, drum, and song, in a sea of twirling color.

Friday, July 3 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 4 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday, July 5 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm



July 4th Fireworks
Date(s): Jul 04, 2015
When: At dark
Where: Acquoni Expo Center

Fireworks, and more fireworks

Wings over the Smokies Convention
Date(s): Jul 09, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015

For more infomation contact:

Bob & Dorothy Richards


Dock Dogs
Date(s): Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Information on times and schedule coming soon

Cherokee Dog Days Tagged Tournament
Date(s): Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
When: All day
Where: Cherokee Waters

A small $11 entry fee helps you liven up the dog days of summer with this exciting tagged tourney. Compete for your share of $10,000 by catching beautiful fish all across Cherokee, NC (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). It’s simple. You’ll already find the waters stocked with tagged fish. When you catch one, you just redeem it for cash prizes up to $500. Prize redemption for tagged fish will be at the Water Beetle Stage, a pavilion next to the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce 516 Tsali Blvd.  Hwy 441N. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold.  Times for redemption will be posted on your registration slip


Talking Trees Childrens Trout Derby
Date(s): Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015
When: Fri 10a-6p Sat 6a-2p
Where: Oconaluftee Island Park

This free children’s fishing event is held in August and is great for families. The event lasts two days: on day 1 people pre-register and enjoy a day full of fun with attractions at the fairgrounds, and are eligible for prizes at the end of the day. On Saturday: fish for four hours after a free breakfast and lunch. There will also be $20,000 worth of prizes given away to registered children. On Saturday the kids will enjoy listening to music, celebrity guests, live animal exhibits, free food, and more.

Friday, July 31 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 1 from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm