Cherokee, NC

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Saturday, August 05, 2023 (4 events)

Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby

Friday, August 4 to Saturday, August 5

Friday, August 4: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 5: 6am – 2pm

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Friday, August 4, 2023

  • 10:00am – Registration Begins
  • 6:00pm- Registration Closes

Saturday, August 5, 2023:

  • 6:00am – Registration Opens
  • 7:00am – Island Opens
  • 7:30am – Opening Remarks
  • 8:00am – Fishing Begins
  • 9:00am – Door Prize Drawings
  • 10:00am – Registration Closes or until Capacity
  • 10:00am – Door prize Drawings
  • 11:00am – Door prize Drawings
  • 12:00pm – Fishing Ends/Door Prize Drawings & Awards

Admission/Ticket Price: Free Admission

The Way We Speak with the World Presented by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Friday, August 4 to Saturday, August 5

On August 4 and 5, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian (MCI) will present The Way We Speak with the World, a film and concert event celebrating the Cherokee language.

The community-centered event is open to the public and free of charge; free tickets can be secured via Eventbrite.

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Saturday, August 5 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Cherokee history isn’t just the past. In Oconaluftee Indian Village, it’s alive, well, and amazing.

As you enter the soft trails of the village, it’s no longer the 21st century: you’re immediately transported to the 1760s. You won’t need your robotic-voiced GPS here. The faint tang of wood smoke wafts by as you are led by a Cherokee cultural expert on an interactive journey through Cherokee lifestyle and history. Your guide will show you the way through the winding paths, flanked with traditional Cherokee dwellings, work areas, and sacred ritual sites. Delight in cultural dances amid the swaying oaks and sycamores. As you wander, interact with villagers as they hull canoes, sculpt pottery and masks, weave baskets, and fashion beadwork. Watch as a village prepares for war. Be amazed by a blowgun demonstration. Oconaluftee Indian Village is much more than just a place; it’s living history. 

288 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 

Tuesday through Saturday
Ending October 28th, 2023

9:30am to 4:30pm
Guided tours leave every 15 minutes

Adult tickets start at $25
Child tickets start at $15
Children 5 and under are free

For group sales, call 828-497-2111 x205 or email

“Unto These Hills” Outdoor Drama

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

Unto These Hills is performed under the stars at Mountainside Theatre each summer. As you enjoy the fresh air in our 2100 seat amphitheater, it's easy to get lost in the Cherokee story of struggling and uplifting triumph. Experience the power of Cherokee performing arts in a live production certain to move you.

Purchase tickets.

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