Calendar of Events

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Fly Tying Event for Project Healing Waters
Date(s): Mar 05, 2017
When: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center

Bring your fly tying stuff and tie some flies for a veteran's fly box. If you don't tie, come out, talk fishing and see some of the best fly tyers in the Southeast. Rendezvous Restaurant is in the Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center, 70 Soco Road in Maggie Valley. For more information, contact Bob Nanney at fearnofishbob@att.net or 828-246-8015.

Intro to Cherokee Spirituality
Date(s): Mar 07, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
When: Times vary
Where: various location

Contact Mary Herr at 828-497-9498 for more information

Cherokee Heritage Day
Date(s): Mar 11, 2017
When: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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.

Hike the Smokies: Mingus Creek to Mingus Family Cemetery
Date(s): Mar 14, 2017

Friends of the Smokies guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the featured trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. 
The Mingus hike is 4.0 miles with an easy 700 foot ascent and features a historic mill and cemetery with the highlight of the hike being water quality monitoring. 
828-452-0720  https://friendsofthesmokies.org/product/hike-the-smokies/

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train
Date(s): Mar 17, 2017
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. 800-872-4681 or click here

Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open
Date(s): Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017
When: Times vary
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Intermediate to advanced slalom and downriver racers converge on Bryson City for this national-level event  More info

Rainbow & Ramps Elder Meal
Date(s): Mar 25, 2017
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Contact Frieda Huskey for more information  828-359-6492

Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017
When: March 25 to Sunday, March 26
Where: Cherokee Enterprise Waters.

For 2017, Cherokee's fishing season “opening day” will be March 25, and we are offering you 20,000 reasons to get excited about it. Our Opening Day Fishing Tournament requires just an $11 entry fee to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. You’ll be competing in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event,  Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold. 

View full map at FishCherokee.com

KOA Spring Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 25, 2017
When: 8a-7p
Where: Cherokee KOA open to campground guests only

Cast your line for a chance to compete with other anglers for thousands of dollars in prizes at the Cherokee KOA Spring Fishing Tournament this March. Fishing permits, required for Cherokee streams or ponds, are $10 for each person 12 years and older. Permits are available at a variety of business entities within Cherokee or can be purchased online at FishCherokee.com. Accommodations available at KOA.com. This event is only open to KOA campground guests. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/koa-spring-fishing-tournament/#sthash.cbHrDxrY.dpuf