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Planning a trip to see the Smokies' fabulous wildflowers? Click to view the blooming calendar.
This annual mountain bike race is a favorite of racers throughout the Southeast. Held on the trails at the Tsali Recreation Area in Western North Carolina, some of the most famous trails in the Eastern US, this event has classes for all ages and levels with no prequalifying. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, series awards banquet. More info
The Annual Spring Garden Fair is sponsored by Principal Chief Patrick Lambert and Legend Weaver Studios. You can expect vendors, demonstrations, classes, educational materials, door prizes, & much more! Participants will be able to purchase seeds, plants, flowers, seedlings, yard art, etc. Join us and get excited about spring!
Thru-hikers and casual adventurers gather to celebrate the 2,181+ mile-long Appalachian Trail and support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Join us for hiker-themed games, movies, lectures and prizes. And for anyone having trouble with their gear, check out the free repair area. More info
Hands on activities, storytelling, dance, and cultural demonstrations will be offered from 11 a.m.—5 p.m. Each month we will feature a theme different, so you can come on a regular basis and continue to learn about the Cherokee history and culture. In Cherokee language, January is Dunolvtanv, the windy month. Demonstrations this month will highlight blowguns, flute playing, and storytelling. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/cherokee-heritage-day/#sthash.IGAnSaQ3.dpuf
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad welcomes back The PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express! Train travels along the Tuckasegee River into the quaint town of Dillsboro for the 1 ½ hour layover. (total 4 hrs)
Passengers will join Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and our Easter Bunnies for old fashioned Easter fun! Festivities include an on-going Easter egg hunt, crafts, coloring sheets, temporary tattoos, and snacks with Snoopy and more. 800-872-4681 or click here
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a community event on Friday, April 21 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m, at the Acquoni Expo Center. This event will provide Earth-friendly experiences and learning opportunities for the whole family.
Contact: Ronald "Chumper" Walker, Jr.
Parents and children are welcome to come and enjoy fun, food, and family-friendly activities. Admission is free to the public.
Celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains with a free, family-friendly event in the Nantahala Gorge. Don't miss the Hometown Throwdown, a community freestyle event hosted by World Kayak, vendor fair and gear demos at NOC's Outfitter's Store, live music, and family-friendly activities.
Scheduled releases of the Cascades and Upper sections of the Nantahala River round out this action packed Bryson City weekend. More info