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Events Calendar

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Events in Cherokee

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Events for September
Cherokee Heritage Day
Date(s): Sep 14, 2019
When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The second Saturday of every month, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music.  Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. For example, January, the windy month, will include workshops on how to play the Cherokee flute, blowgun demonstrations, and an outstanding panel of storytellers.

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K
Date(s): Sep 14, 2019
When: 6:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon is back! Join us for the return of this great fall race in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. This event is famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture, and amazing post-race metals.

Half Marathon Entry Fees:
Now–May 31 - $55
May 1–August 31 - $60
September - $65
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5K Entry Fees:
Now–May 31 - $30
May 1–August 31 - $35
September - $405
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Entertainment and Event Schedule
Friday, Setpember 13
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  Packet pick up and late registration at Fairgrounds

Saturday, September 14
5:30 am - 7:30 a.m.  Packet pickup and late registration at Fairgrounds
7:30 a.m.  Half Marathon Starts 
7:45 a.m.  5K Starts