2017 Cherokee Day at the Asheville Tourists Game: And the Crowd Goes Wild!7.11.2017
(Cherokee Miss Cherokee 2012-2013 Karyl Frankiewicz)
Now in its eighth year, the annual Cherokee Day at the Asheville Tourists Game is set for Friday, July 14, 2017. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. Asheville’s beloved minor league baseball team will be playing the Hickory Crawdads in a home game. On this special evening that celebrates Cherokee culture, guests will have access to information about Cherokee, NC, and representatives will discuss all the amazing sights to experience.
“We do this event to help promote the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and things to do in Cherokee,” says Bob Jones, of the Asheville Tourists. Visitors can participate in tubing, fishing tournaments, the Oconaluftee Indian Village, and the Bonfire Series on Fridays and Saturdays, to name a few. We compiled a list of ten things to do in Cherokee this summer. Bob says Chief Richard Sneed is a big baseball fan and he will likely be throwing the first pitch of the night.
Tribal members may purchase discount tickets ($6) at the Cherokee Welcome Center (498 Tsali Blvd). Call the Welcome Center at 828.359.6490 for info. Tickets can also be purchased in advance or at the game at McCormick Field for $8. Hotdogs will be available for $1 all night. Stick around after the game for an exciting fireworks display! (Pictured below is Cherokee Former Principal Chief Michell Hicks)