Calendar of Events

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The 14th Annual Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering
Date(s): Jun 01, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
When: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 9am-12 noon
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 - See more at: http://visitcherokeen

The Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering presents the opportunity for gourd artists from across the United States and Canada to meet for one weekend a year to exchange ideas and collaborate on gourd art. Classes provided at this event include wood burning, carving, painting and sculpting, and range from beginner to advanced levels. Other activities include silent auction, live auction, and raffles throughout the event. The Gourd Artists’ Gathering is free to the public. Class sizes and fees vary; classes often fill up quickly.

Come on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to see our wonderful displays of finished gourds for raffle, auction, and theme contest. On Sunday, there will still be plenty of opportunities to shop, but our large displays will be dismantled as the display gourds will have been given to the various activity winners.

- See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-gourd-artists-gathering/#sthash.zuO8CX6a.dpuf

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): Jun 02, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017
When: 7pm-9pm
Where: Intersection of Hwy 19 & Hwy 441 N

Amazing tales as told by the Cherokee storytellers themselves. Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-bonfire/#sthash.PQWNfh0n.dpuf

Music on the River
Date(s): Jun 02, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017
When: 7pm-9pm
Where: Oconaluftee River Stage, located directly behind the downtown Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk 940 Tsal

Enjoy open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee