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Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby: Free for Kids Ages 3 to 11

A free fishing event for children ages 3 to 11! Enjoy a weekend of fun in the sun with the kids--the biggest catches get the biggest prizes, worth up to $20,000. Friday, July 31, is pre-registration and kids get free bait, hooks, sinkers, a fishing pole, and a free T-shirt and hat. At the derby, August 1st, registered children can catch up to five fish apiece to take home. The weekend is jam-packed with fun activities including a zip line, selfie station, 40-foot obstacle course, inflatables, educational programs, and more. Make memories and new friends--you don't want to miss it! 

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A Parade of Color: Cherokee’s 40th Annual Powwow, 4th of July Weekend

A visit to Cherokee's 40th Annual Powwow is like coming home. Thousands attend the annual powwow to enjoy the excitement and tradition featuring spectacular dance performances, traditional arts and crafts, live music, special events, tribal foods, amazing fireworks, and more. World championship dancers compete in full regalia for a chance to win over $60,000 in prize money. See for yourself why this event is described as a "parade of color."

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Cherokee Wins Certificates of Excellence

The 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence has been awarded to Unto These Hills, one of the longest running outdoor dramas in the U.S., which has entertained more than six million people since 1950, and to the Oconaluftee Indian Village, marking the third time they've received this distinction.  

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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian: Ancient History in State-of-the-Art Exhibits

Find out why the the Museum of the Cherokee Indian was named a “Best Native American Experience" by USA Today. The museum team worked with Disney to tell the story of the Cherokee from 11,000 years ago to the present, through award-winning exhibits that are as informative as they are moving. 

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Cherokee Voices Festival, Saturday June 13th

Don't miss the 18th annual Cherokee Voices Festival on the grounds of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on Saturday, June 13th, from 10 to 5 pm. Visitors can see more than 25 demonstrations of traditional Cherokee arts and crafts throughout the day, in addition to continuous performances of dance, storytelling, and music. Admission is free and made possible by sponsorship from the NC Arts Council and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

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