Calendar of Events

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Southeastern Regional Championship Mountain Bike Race
Date(s): Apr 02, 2017
When: 8:30 am
Where: Tsali Recreation Area

This annual mountain bike race is a favorite of racers throughout the Southeast.  Held on the trails at the Tsali Recreation Area in Western North Carolina, some of the most famous trails in the Eastern US, this event has classes for all ages and levels with no prequalifying. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, series awards banquet.  More info

Spring Garden Fair
Date(s): Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017
When: Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, N.C.

The Annual Spring Garden Fair is sponsored by Principal Chief Patrick Lambert and Legend Weaver Studios. You can expect vendors, demonstrations, classes, educational materials, door prizes, & much more! Participants will be able to purchase seeds, plants, flowers, seedlings, yard art, etc. Join us and get excited about spring!

NOC Trail Festival
Date(s): Apr 08, 2017
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Thru-hikers and casual adventurers gather to celebrate the 2,181+ mile-long Appalachian Trail and support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Join us for hiker-themed games, movies, lectures and prizes. And for anyone having trouble with their gear, check out the free repair area. More info

Cherokee Heritage Day
Date(s): Apr 08, 2017
When: 11a-5p
Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Hands on activities, storytelling, dance, and cultural demonstrations will be offered from 11 a.m.—5 p.m. Each month we will feature a theme different, so you can come on a regular basis and continue to learn about the Cherokee history and culture. In Cherokee language, January is Dunolvtanv, the windy month.  Demonstrations this month will highlight blowguns, flute playing, and storytelling. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-heritage-day/#sthash.IGAnSaQ3.dpuf

Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event
Date(s): Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017
When: 11:00 am daily
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express! Train travels along the Tuckasegee River into the quaint town of Dillsboro for the 1 ½ hour layover. (total 4 hrs)

Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. 800-872-4681 or click here

Gadugi Earth Day
Date(s): Apr 21, 2017
When: 10a-5p
Where: Acquoni Expo Center

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a community event on Friday, April 21 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m, at the Acquoni Expo Center. This event will provide Earth-friendly experiences and learning opportunities for the whole family.

Contact: Ronald "Chumper" Walker, Jr.
Phone: 828.359.6930

Young Children’s Fair
Date(s): Apr 25, 2017
When: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Parents and children are welcome to come and enjoy fun, food, and family-friendly activities. Admission is free to the public.

NOC Spring Fling
Date(s): Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
When: All day
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains with a free, family-friendly event in the Nantahala Gorge. Don't miss the Hometown Throwdown, a community freestyle event hosted by World Kayak, vendor fair and gear demos at NOC's Outfitter's Store, live music, and family-friendly activities.

Scheduled releases of the Cascades and Upper sections of the Nantahala River round out this action packed Bryson City weekend. More info