Didanisisgi Pottery Festival | Cherokee, NC

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Didanisisgi Pottery Festival

Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Didanisisgi is the Cherokee word for mud dauber. This locally organized event honors and supports Cherokee potters. Participating potters will have tables for pottery sales and will also join in a series of roundtable discussions on different aspects of Cherokee pottery. We invite you to shop and mingle with the artists during this free event. 

8–10 a.m. Artist setup
10 a.m.      Doors open
11 a.m.       Speaker presentation on Cherokee pottery
1 p.m.        Roundtable #1
2 p.m.       Roundtable #2
3 p.m.       Roundtable #3
 


Location:

Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Tara McCoy
Phone: 828.359.6783


Cherokee Summer Carnival

Sunday, July 3 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 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

Wednesday, June 1 from 7:00 pm to Monday, October 31 at 9:00 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 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 7:00–9:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

May 28-30 and then Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, June 1–October 31, 2022.


47th Annual 4th of July Powwow with Fireworks on July 2

Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3

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


Cherokee Summer Carnival

Monday, July 4 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 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


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