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Los Moralitos Circus

Friday, June 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Ever wonder how truly “death-defying” circus performers are? Well, these fourth-generation tumblers, acrobats, aerialists, trapeze artists, and contortionists are coming to Cherokee, and the feats of skill they put on display are truly astounding. See “the giant wheel of death”! See “the globe of death”! See the rolla bolla and, for some people, the most terrifying thing of all: clowns!

Friday, June 21:
6:00 pm

Saturday, June 22:
1st show: noon
2nd show: 3 pm
3rd show: 6 pm

Sunday, June 23:
1st show: 1 pm
2nd show: 4 pm

Admission:
Gates open one hour before each show. Each show is 90 minutes long.
Advance tickets: $13 for adults, kids (6-17) are $7, and children five and under are free.
Gate tickets:  $16 for adults, kids (6-17) are $10, and children five and under are free.


Location:

Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Welcome Center
Phone: 800.438.1601
Email:


Introduction to Cherokee Spirituality Retreat/Seminar

Tuesday, March 19 from 9:00 am to Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 pm

This five-day event will offer participants the opportunity to study the spirituality of the Cherokee people with Native American presenters. The myths, ceremonies, history, art, and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee spiritual growth. The times of prayer and theological reflection will integrate the learning with the participants’ own life experiences. 

Online registration is available at http://www.ccappal.org until Feb. 15, 2019. The event fees are $200.00 for commuters, $400.00 for shared rooms, and $600.00 for a private room. Cost includes five-night lodging for out of town participants, all activities, and some meals. Daily activity times vary with most occuring between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, March 31

For 2019, Cherokee's fishing season “opening day” will be March 30, 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. 


Young Children’s Fair

Thursday, April 18 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Parents and children are welcome to come and enjoy fun, food, and family-friendly activities. Admission is free to the public.


Cruise the Smokies Spring Rod Run

Friday, April 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a vintage car show featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car’s unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event. 


Cruise the Smokies Spring Rod Run

Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a vintage car show featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car’s unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event. 


Fire Mountain Inferno

Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am to Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 pm

Ready for your next big adventure? If you think life is simply better on two wheels, join us this spring for an exciting weekend of mountain bike racing at Fire Mountain Trails. Cross-country racing for all levels of experience will take place on Saturday and enduro-racing happens on Sunday. With prizes, vendors, and food trucks, its bound to be a stellar weekend on the trails.

Registration
Online registration is open now and closes on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.
On-site registration will be open on the dates and times shown in the schedule below.

Limits
There is a limit of 120 participants in the Enduro races on Sunday.

Schedule
Friday, April 26
All Day Enduro and Cross Country practice – Courses will be marked
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Packet Pickup/Late Registration at TBD

Saturday, April 27
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Course open for practice
7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Packet Pickup/Late Registration at the Cherokee Fair Grounds

Cross Country Racing
10:00 a.m. Beginner & Junior Categories (male and female)
12:30 p.m. Expert Category (male and female)
12:35 p.m. Sport, Single Speed Category (male and female)

Sunday, April 28
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Course open for practice
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Packet Pickup/Late Registration at the Cherokee Fair Grounds

Enduro Racing
9:15 a.m. Rider meeting at trail head
9:30 a.m. Expert (male and female) Race Start – All racers up Uktena
9:45 a.m. Sport (male and female) Race Start – All racers up Uktena
10:00 a.m. Beginner & Sport (male and female) Start – All racers up Uktena
12:35 p.m. Sport and Single Speed Categories (male and female)

Entry Fees
Enduro
Now – April 25, 2019: $60 – All Categories
On-Site $75 – All Categories

Cross Country
Now – April 25, 2019: $30 – Beginner, Sport, Single Speed & Expert Categories
On-Site $45 – Beginner, Sport, Single Speed & Expert Categories
August 1 – Race Day: $10 – Junior (17 & Under)

Dante’s Double (Both Days)
Now – April 25, 2019: $85 – All Categories
On-Site $100 – All Categories

Courses
The Cross Country races will start at the Cherokee Fairgrounds and begin with a climb on pavement to the trail head. The Enduro races will start near the trail head in the upper parking lot of the Oconoluftee Village.

Cross Country
Beginner & Junior – Start climb from the Fairgrounds up to the loop, .9 miles with 325 ft elevation gain: https://www.strava.com/segments/17644883. 3 laps of the beginner loop (2.3 miles each lap with 312 ft elevation gain): https://www.strava.com/segments/17644901. Then there is .9 miles back to the finish line at the fairgrounds. Total: 8.7 miles with 1261 ft elevation gain.

Sport, Single Speed – Start climb from the Fairgrounds up to the loop, .9miles with 325 ft elevation gain: https://www.strava.com/segments/17644883. 2 laps of the Sport/Expert loop (4.75 miles each lap with 650 ft elevation gain): https://www.strava.com/segments/17644917. Then there is .9 miles back to the finish line at the fairgrounds. Total: 11.3 miles with 1625 ft of elevation gain.

Expert – Start climb from the Fairgrounds up to the loop, .9miles with 325 ft elevation gain: https://www.strava.com/segments/17644883. 3 laps of the Sport/Expert loop (4.75miles each lap with 650 ft elevation gain): https://www.strava.com/segments/17644917. Then there is .9 miles back to the finish line at the fairgrounds. Total: 16.05 miles with 2275 ft of elevation gain.

Enduro
Up Uktena Trail then down Spearfinger Trail (Stage 1) – 2 miles with 630ft of elevation loss: (https://www.strava.com/segments/17644957)

Up Uktena Trail then down Kessel Run-Upper Half (Stage 2) – 1.4 miles with 486ft of elevation loss: (https://www.strava.com/segments/17644988)

Up Uktena Trail then down Kessel Run-Lower Half (Stage 3)

Down Kate’s Wave (Stage 4)


The Joey Parker Memorial Ride

Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Whether you knew our friend Joey Parker or not, you’ll enjoy helping us pay tribute with this annual memorial ride on UTVs, ATVs, and dirt bikes. The Joey Parker Memorial Ride doubles as a bit of fundraising for Cherokee, even while we have fun putting the wind in our hair and opening up the throttle. We’ll leave from the Old Cherokee High School, travel through downtown Cherokee and Tribal Reserve Land to the top of Balsam Mountain and the Mile High Campground. On the way back, we’ll stop at River Valley Campground for some great food and door prizes. 

Schedule:
Friday, May 3rd, 5-7 PM: goody bags and fees
Saturday, May 4th, 10 AM: the ride begins

Admission:
Pre-registration is available now through April 27.
$20 per adult; children under 12 ride free (but must register).

Register and purchase tickets online here.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, May 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Customer Celebration

Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

We cordially invite you to the Cherokee Welcome Center on May 19-20, where we’ll be saying sgi, or "thank you" with Cherokee craftspeople, face painting, traditional dancing, clogging, authentic storytelling, a cornhole tournament, and music. On Saturday, the bonfire starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Delicious Cherokee food will be available, made by and benefiting members of NAIWA. There will be a sampler platter and an Indian dinner plate as your meal options. The purchase of food and crafts may be made with cash only; there are no ATMs onsite.

Admission to the event is free.

In the event of rain, the event location will be moved to the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. 


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, May 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded. Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $1,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 5175 Sequoyah Trail of Hwy 441. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at FishCherokee.com. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. 


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, May 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


The 16th Annual Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering

Thursday, May 30 from 9:00 am to Saturday, June 1 at 5:00 pm

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.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, May 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, June 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


The 16th Annual Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering

Sunday, June 2 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, June 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, June 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, June 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bluegrass Festival

Thursday, June 6 from 12:00 pm to Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 pm

Cherokee’s family bluegrass music festival takes place June 6–8, 2019 with some of the brightest stars in bluegrass music. There will be live music daily from noon to 10:00 p.m. at the Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground in Cherokee. 

Thursday’s lineup features Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, The Baker Family, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Feller & Hill and The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

Friday’s lineup features Amanda Cook & Kennesaw Ridge, Deeper Shade of Blue, The Farm Hands, Sideline, Audie Blaylock & Redline, and Dailey & Vincent (one 90 minute show).

Saturday’s lineup features Carolina Blue, The Crowe Brothers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Grascals, The Malpass Brothers, and Mike Snider (one 90 minute show).

Advance tickets for adults (ages 13 and older) are $40 daily, or $90 for all three days. Ticket prices at the gate are $45 daily or $95 for all three days. 

Advance tickets for children (ages 7–12) are $15 daily or $45 for all three days. Ticket prices at the gate are $15 daily or $50 for all three days. 

Children under the age of 7 are admitted free with parent/guardian.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 770.864.7203 or at AdamsBluegrass.com.


Cherokee Summer Carnival

Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 pm to Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 pm

The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival is a summer celebration you won't want to miss. Entrance is free to the public.

Ride ticket prices: 
$20 - Unlimited rides
$3–$5 - Individually purchased rides
$1–$3 - Games


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, June 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


22nd Annual Cherokee Voices Festival

Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You’re invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 21st year. It’s free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, June 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, June 10 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, June 11 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, June 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, June 15 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, June 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, June 19 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, June 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Los Moralitos Circus

Friday, June 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Ever wonder how truly “death-defying” circus performers are? Well, these fourth-generation tumblers, acrobats, aerialists, trapeze artists, and contortionists are coming to Cherokee, and the feats of skill they put on display are truly astounding. See “the giant wheel of death”! See “the globe of death”! See the rolla bolla and, for some people, the most terrifying thing of all: clowns!

Friday, June 21:
6:00 pm

Saturday, June 22:
1st show: noon
2nd show: 3 pm
3rd show: 6 pm

Sunday, June 23:
1st show: 1 pm
2nd show: 4 pm

Admission:
Gates open one hour before each show. Each show is 90 minutes long.
Advance tickets: $13 for adults, kids (6-17) are $7, and children five and under are free.
Gate tickets:  $16 for adults, kids (6-17) are $10, and children five and under are free.


Los Moralitos Circus

Saturday, June 22 from 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Ever wonder how truly “death-defying” circus performers are? Well, these fourth-generation tumblers, acrobats, aerialists, trapeze artists, and contortionists are coming to Cherokee, and the feats of skill they put on display are truly astounding. See “the giant wheel of death”! See “the globe of death”! See the rolla bolla and, for some people, the most terrifying thing of all: clowns!

Friday, June 21:
6:00 pm

Saturday, June 22:
1st show: noon
2nd show: 3 pm
3rd show: 6 pm

Sunday, June 23:
1st show: 1 pm
2nd show: 4 pm

Admission:
Gates open one hour before each show. Each show is 90 minutes long.
Advance tickets: $13 for adults, kids (6-17) are $7, and children five and under are free.
Gate tickets:  $16 for adults, kids (6-17) are $10, and children five and under are free.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, June 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Los Moralitos Circus

Sunday, June 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ever wonder how truly “death-defying” circus performers are? Well, these fourth-generation tumblers, acrobats, aerialists, trapeze artists, and contortionists are coming to Cherokee, and the feats of skill they put on display are truly astounding. See “the giant wheel of death”! See “the globe of death”! See the rolla bolla and, for some people, the most terrifying thing of all: clowns!

Friday, June 21:
6:00 pm

Saturday, June 22:
1st show: noon
2nd show: 3 pm
3rd show: 6 pm

Sunday, June 23:
1st show: 1 pm
2nd show: 4 pm

Admission:
Gates open one hour before each show. Each show is 90 minutes long.
Advance tickets: $13 for adults, kids (6-17) are $7, and children five and under are free.
Gate tickets:  $16 for adults, kids (6-17) are $10, and children five and under are free.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, June 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, June 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, June 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, June 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, June 28 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, June 29 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, July 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Tuesday, July 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, July 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, July 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Thursday, July 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, July 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, July 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


44th Annual 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks

Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7

At our Powwow, not all the "Oooohs" and "Aahhhs" are for the fireworks.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, July 6 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Sunday, July 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, July 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, July 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, July 10 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, July 11 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, July 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament

Friday, July 12 to Saturday, July 13

In honor of Tim Hill, a longtime employee at our very own trout hatchery who sadly passed away far too soon, we’re inviting you to fish and compete in this fun and lucrative tournament in his name. You’ll be fishing for your share of $10,000 by catching beautiful fish in rivers all across the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters), which will be stocked with tagged fish. Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $1,000 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. 


Blueberry Jam

Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA), this event features fresh berries, delicious recipes, blueberry products, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free to the public. 

Entertainment/Event Schedule:
9 a.m.
Opening ceremony
Concession stand opens
Adult and youth baking competition
Children’s activities

2 p.m.
Prizes awarded          


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, July 13 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, July 15 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, July 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, July 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, July 19 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, July 20 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, July 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, July 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, July 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, July 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, July 29 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Music by the River

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Entertainment Schedule is TBD for the 2019 season.
 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, July 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby

Friday, August 2 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Introduce your kids to a love of fishing at this free two-day event. On Friday, dive into excitement at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds for entertainment, attractions, and free fishing gear for eligible participants (children ages 3 to 11). Arrive at Oconaluftee Islands Park on Saturday, for hours of fishing fun with prizes, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Entry is free and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, August 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby

Saturday, August 3 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Introduce your kids to a love of fishing at this free two-day event. On Friday, dive into excitement at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds for entertainment, attractions, and free fishing gear for eligible participants (children ages 3 to 11). Arrive at Oconaluftee Islands Park on Saturday, for hours of fishing fun with prizes, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Entry is free and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, August 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, August 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, August 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, August 9 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, August 10 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, August 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, August 16 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, August 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, August 19 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, August 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, August 23 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market

Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where our family traditions become your family heirlooms: the Open Air Indian Art Market showcases traditional, handmade Cherokee arts and crafts. Come to shop for authentic and unique gifts but stay for the music, food, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. This outdoor event is held in the Cultural District of Cherokee at Qualla Arts and Crafts. Music provided by the Sound of Music. A traditional Cherokee meal will be available for purchase for $10 per person by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA). General admission is free to the public.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Kananegsi Fashion Show

Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Kananegsi Fashion Show features traditional Cherokee fashion created by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Guests can view the incredible fashions; meet with designers, tailors, and seamstresses; and purchase items for their own closets. Admission is free to the public.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:
7:00 p.m. - Fashion Show
6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. - Networking and Marketplace


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, August 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, August 28 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, August 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, August 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 7

It’s not too late to take home the summer’s biggest trout. And biggest purse. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for your share of $20,000 in the pristine, freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). For those unfamiliar with tagged tourneys, you’ll discover the waters stocked with fish tagged with different colors. 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 to anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Fishing will start a 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 day. 


Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am

The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon is back! Join us for the return of this great fall race in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. This event is famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture, and amazing post-race meals. Register online now for the 5K or the half-marathon.

Half Marathon Entry Fees:
February 15-May 31: $55
June 1-August 31: $60
September 1-September 14: $65

5K Entry Fees:
February 15-May 31: $30
June 1-August 31: $35
September 1-September 14: $40

Entertainment and Event Schedule
Friday, September 13
​4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Packet Pickup/Late Registration at the Cherokee Fairgrounds

Saturday, September 14
5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.     Packet Pickup/Late Registration at the Cherokee Fairgrounds
7:30 a.m.    Half Marathon Starts
7:45 a.m.     5K Starts 


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, October 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, October 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, October 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Monday, October 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


107th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair

Tuesday, October 8 from 10:00 am to Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 pm

It’s over a century old. It’s a cornucopia of sights and sounds—a treat for all your senses. It’s a carnival and an agriculture show. It’s an art show and a game show. There’s food, music, and rides. It's pure, unfiltered fair entertainment with that unmistakable Cherokee touch: a Ferris wheel, fireworks, and stickball.

Stickball has long been known as the “Little Brother of War,” and you’ll find thrilling demonstrations of it mixed into all the traditional fair fun and food. In fact, you’re going to find ample amounts of all sorts of authentic Cherokee culture, including archery and blowgun demonstrations, local art, dance, music, and more. 

General admission is $10 per person at the gate, Tuesday through Friday. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted for free. Admission on Saturday is $15. The headlining act that day will be The Legends of Country, which features Larry Stewart, the lead singer for Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, the lead singer for Little Texas, and Jeff Cook the fiddle player and guitarist for Alabama. 

Enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and other federally recognized tribes will receive free admission.

Celebrate a different emphasis each day you attend.*

Tuesday: Parade Day (gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.)

Wednesday: Children’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.)

Thursday: Elder’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.)

Friday: Veterans' Day (gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.)

Saturday: Community Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at midnight)
 

*Schedule is subject to change.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, October 9 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Friday, October 11 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, October 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May 22–October 25, 2019.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from July 1–7, 2019.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Thursday, October 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Thursday, October 17 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


Cruise the Smokies Fall Rod Run

Friday, October 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a vintage car show at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car’s unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event. 


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Friday, October 18 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Friday, October 18 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


Cruise the Smokies Fall Rod Run

Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a vintage car show at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car’s unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event. 


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Saturday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Saturday, October 19 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Sunday, October 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Sunday, October 20 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Thursday, October 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Thursday, October 24 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Friday, October 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Friday, October 25 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Saturday, October 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Saturday, October 26 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Sunday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Sunday, October 27 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Thursday, October 31 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Thursday, October 31 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Friday, November 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Friday, November 1 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Saturday, November 2 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly-Fishing Tournament

Saturday, November 2 to Sunday, November 3

Are you and your best fly-fishing buddy ready to rumble with the top anglers around? Then get your $250 entry fee together for this two-person team competition held exclusively in the catch-and-release section of Cherokee’s “trophy waters” known simply as Raven Fork. This tournament offers cash prizes totaling $10,000. Register for the event at River's Edge Outfitter. Additional event details will be discussed on November 1 at 7 p.m. during the opening meeting. Open to all ages. 

*Payout subject to change.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Sunday, November 3 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience Comes To Cherokee.

Sunday, November 3 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s time to take a thrilling ride through Sleepy Hollow as ol’ Ichabod Crane tries to get home with his head still intact. In this modern retelling, he’s still being pursued by the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. This reimagining is made brand new in a fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience—where the action takes place all around you. Beware, the Headless Horseman may even sneak up behind you!

Named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays in the Country” by American Theatre magazine, this production will take over the Mountainside Theatre, home of Cherokee’s “Unto These Hills,” this Halloween. Produced by the nationally renowned Brian Clowdus, “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” has been frightening audiences since 2013. We’re excited to mount this production outdoors in the perfect setting: Cherokee, North Carolina. Join us for some old-fashioned Halloween scares in this modern theatrical production—just check for your head before you leave!

Admission:
$35 per person
$25 per child 12 and younger
Tickets are available here.

Learn more at the Cherokee Historical Association.


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