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Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
Date(s): Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019
When: Noon - 10:00 pm each day
Where: Happy Holiday RV Village 1553 Wolfetown Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Cherokee’s family bluegrass music festival takes place June 7–9, 2018 with some of the brightest stars in bluegrass music. The performance lineup includes: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Russell Moore & iiird Tyme Out, Dailey & Vincent, Carolina Blue, The Crowe Brothers and more.

Daily tickets and 3-day tickets - with adult and children's pricing. Children under 7 free with paying adult. Tickets can be purchased by calling 770.864.7203 or at AdamsBluegrass.com.

Cherokee Summer Carnival
Date(s): Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Gates open at 5 pm on weekdays and 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Open until 11 pm. The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The carnival will be open for five full days of entertainment and a summer celebration you can’t miss. Entrance is free to the public. Ride ticket prices: 

$20 - Unlimited rides
$3–$5 - Individually purchased rides
$1–$3 - Games

- See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-summer-carnival/

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): Jun 07, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019
When: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: At the Intersection of 441 and Hwy 19 in Oconaluftee Island Park

Amazing tales as told by the Cherokee storytellers themselves. Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 7:00–9:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.: Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May 22 - October 12. Expanded schedule for July 1-6. No bonfires in September.

21st Annual Cherokee Voices Festival
Date(s): Jun 08, 2019
When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You’re invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 21st year. It’s free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum.

There are continuous activities throughout the event, but here are a few exciting times to remember:

11 a.m. – Blowgun Contest
12 p.m. – Traditional Meal (for purchase)
3 p.m. – Warriors of AniKituhwa performance