Calendar of Events

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Cherokee Heritage Day
Date(s): Apr 13, 2019
When: 10:00 am to 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.

Young Children’s Fair
Date(s): Apr 18, 2019
When: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

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

 

Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event
Date(s): Apr 19, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019
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

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam
Date(s): Apr 20, 2019
When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center

Cruise the Smokies Spring Rod Run
Date(s): Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

Enjoy a vintage car show at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car’s unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event.

Fire Mountain Inferno
Date(s): Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
When: 10:00 am Saturday to 4:00 pm Sunday
Where: Fire Mountain Trail System, Cherokee

Join us for the Inaugural Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend! Two days of mountain bike racing on the amazing Fire Mountain trail system in Cherokee, North Carolina. All skill levels welcome.
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