Cherokee Zombie Run | Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Zombie Run

Saturday, October 28 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? If you’re going to try, you’d better run fast! Each runner will start the race with two flags. Finish the race with at least one flag left and you have survived! The fastest male and female runner to cross the finish line with a flag will win a prize! First 75 racers to register will get a T-shirt and swag bag full of coupons and other items.

Don’t want to run but still want to join in the fun? Here is your chance to dress up like a zombie and become a member of our zombie horde, who will chase the runners and try to steal flags (less messy than eating brains)!

Stay after the race to enjoy raffles, a zombie costume contest, and more!

For more information and to register, visit Must be between the ages of 16 and 102 years old on event day to participate. Parking is free.

Early Registration:  $20 until Oct 7, 2017

Preregistration:  $25 from Oct 7-27, 2017

Day-of-Event Registration:  $30 


Oconaluftee Islands Park

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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