Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K | Cherokee, NC

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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 Fair Grounds

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719


Annual 4th of July Fireworks

Saturday, July 4 from 10:00 pm to 10:20 pm

This 4th of July, the emphasis is on fun and fireworks.

Grab all your friends and family, your favorite blanket or camping chair, and join us for a Cherokee 4th of July fireworks spectacular! This year, the fireworks are the main attraction, so all you need to do is sit back, recline under the stars, and enjoy the big, booming show. The fun and festivities will kick off at 10 p.m. on 4th of July eve at the old Cherokee High School.

Socially distanced fun for the whole family.

To ensure everyone has a safe, fun time, Cherokee will be following all the current CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, the wearing of masks, and other safety precautions. So as you’re claiming your spot and laying out your blanket or chairs, please be careful to maintain a safe space with all the families and friends around you. For those extra concerned with safety, you can watch the fireworks display conveniently from the comfort of your vehicle. Help Cherokee celebrate the big occasion with some noise, some bright, beautiful colors, and a great time for all. Free to all friends and families.

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