Dippin N Sippin River Run | Cherokee, NC

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Dippin N Sippin River Run

Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Six Exciting Tube Races, Music by Country Music Star Mitch Rossell, Beer & Food

Get ready for a day filled with thrilling races, live music by Mitch Rossell, and non-stop fun at the Dippin N Sippin River Run!

Interested in volunteering or becoming a vendor? Learn more information below.

Registration Dates & Times

Friday, July 14  •  10am - 4pm
Saturday, July 15  •  9am - 11am

First Tube Race

Saturday, July 15  •  11am

Limited Tickets Available!

Adults (Over 21) - $40
Adult VIP Section - $60
Adult Access Island - $20
Children Island Access - $10
Children 3 and Under - FREE

Can't Miss Music by Mitch Rossell

Mitch has 3 #1 songs as a writer with Garth Brooks and Mitch has opened for Garth on his most recent stadium tour. Mitch has a duet out with Trisha Yearwood. He also recently had an appearance on America's Got Talent, which sky rocketed his song “Son” to #1 on the iTunes Music chart June 6 through June 10. Check out his heartfelt performance!


498 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Welcome Center
Phone: 800-438-1601

Calling all Food Truck, Wine or Beer Truck, & Craft Vendors

We are looking for talented food truck and craft vendors to be part of this incredible event.
Reserve your spot today and let your creations shine at this year’s Dippin N Sippin River Run!
Reserve your spot below or call 800-438-1601.


Volunteer Sign-Up

Volunteers will likely be required to work a minimum of two hours and will be granted free entry
to the event as a token of appreciation for their valuable contributions.

2023 Cherokee Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 9 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Christmas Parade Lights Up the Night with Holiday Magic

The annual Cherokee Christmas Parade is set to return. On December 09, 2023, at 6:00 PM, locals and vistors alike will gather to celebrate the holiday season with festive floats, music, and creativity. Don't miss this magical holiday event that brings the community together in the spirit of Christmas!

Participants from various organizations and individuals are invited to be part of this event. The parade route will take you through downtown Cherokee, turning onto 441 N., and concluding behind the Qualla Arts & Crafts. See below for more details.

Sample Trips