Cherokee Heritage Day | Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Heritage Day

Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

One Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. 

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Monthly Themes
April – Kawonuhi (Duck + Bird Month)
May – Anisgvti (Planting Month)
June – Cherokee Voices Festival
July – Guyegwoni (Corn in Tassel Month)
August – Galoni (End of Fruit Month)
September – Dulisdini (Nut Month)
October – Duninvdi (Nut Month)
November – Nvdadegwa (Hunter Month)
December – Vsgiyi (Snow Month)


Location:

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

598 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Phone: 828.497.3481


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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