Calendar of Events

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Easter Weekend
Date(s): Mar 30, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
Where: Fontana Village Resort

Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Activities include scenic lake tours, an Easter egg hunt, guided nature hikes, and much more!

 

Peanuts the Easter Beagle Express Train Event
Date(s): Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
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

KOA Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 31, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
When: 6:00 am to Sunday, April 1 at 4:00 pm
Where: Cherokee KOA Big Cove Rd

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..

Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament
Date(s): Mar 31, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018
When: one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day
Where: rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters

For 2018, Cherokee's fishing season “opening day” will be March 31, 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, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $5,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 5175 Sequoyah Trail of Hwy 441. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day.