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ull service all-adult first class ride on the Nantahala River Excursion (includes stopover at Nantahala Outdoor Center). Narrator onboard to discuss each pairing of four wines with a meal that includes an exclusive sampling of local cheeses, a freshly made surf & turf entree and selection of handmade chocolates with the last sample taste. All passengers also receive souvenir stemless wine glass and tote bag. Age 21 and over only. 800-872-4681 or click here
The 2017 Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk will be held at Kituwah Mound, also known as the Mother Town. Hosted by Cherokee Choices, the event takes place on a course that has a bit of everything: road, farm road, and trails–offering a complete review of the historic site. The course is perfect for seasoned runners, first-timers, and walkers. The run begins at 12 p.m.
Cool shirts, great awards, and a great cause: all proceeds benefit the Cherokee Dialysis Support Group. Registration will be accessible online at RunSignup.com or in person from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Prior to May 1, entry fees are $15 per person and $5 for children 12 and younger and ages 59 or above. After May 1, adults are $20.
Participants negotiate a series of challenge elements while racing to the finish in this family-friendly adventure race along the Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. Choose between the 5K Dash or a 1K Fun Run.
Kids aged 12 and under race free with a participating adult.
We cordially invite you to the Cherokee Welcome Center, where we’ll be saying sgi, or "thank you" with Cherokee craftspeople, face painting, traditional dancing, clogging, authentic storytelling, a cornhole tournament, and music. Delicious Cherokee food will be available, made by and benefiting members of NAIWA. There will be a sampler platter and an Indian dinner plate as your meal options. Each meal will have a separate charge; amount will be posted at the event. The purchase of food may be made with cash only.
Admission to the event is free.
Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). We’ve stocked our waters with specially tagged fish that you simply redeem for cash prizes ranging from $20-$500 based on the color of the tag. Open to all ages and for legal fishing methods. Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online atFishCherokee.com.
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 series 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.: Fridays & Saturdays, May 26–October 28, 2017. Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from June 26–July 1, 2017. There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.
Enjoy open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along. Entertainment Schedule: May 26, 2017 – A36 Band (Classic Rock) May 27, 2017 – Will Hayes Band (Classic Country/Rock) June 2, 2017 – Robert Wolfe & the Renegades (Country) June 3, 2017 – Stereospread (Techno) June 9, 2017 – Trippin Hardie Band (Acoustics) June 10, 2017 – Aaron Jones (Country-Honky Tonk) June 16, 2017 – AM Superstars (Alternative) June 17, 2017 – Will Hayes Band (Classic Country/Rock) June 23, 2017 – A36 Band (Classic Rock) June 24, 2017 – Stereospread (Techno) July 30, 2017 – Robert Wolfe & the Renegades (Country) July 1, 2017 – Trippin Hardie Band (Acoustics) July 7, 2017 – AM Superstars (Alternative) July 8, 2017 – Aaron Jones (Country-Honky Tonk) July 14, 2017 – A36 Band (Classic Rock) July 15, 2017 – Will Hayes Band (Classic Country/Rock) July 21, 2017 – Robert Wolfe & the Renegades (Country) July 22, 2017 – Stereospread (Techno) July 28, 2017 – Trippin Hardie Band (Acoustics) July 29, 2017 – Aaron Jones (Country-Honky Tonk) August 4, 2017 – AM Superstars (Alternative) August 5, 2017 – Will Hayes Band (Classic Country/Rock) August 11, 2017 – A36 Band (Classic Rock) August 12, 2017 – Stereospread (Techno) August 18, 2017 – Robert Wolfe & the Renegades (Country) August 19, 2017 – Trippin Hardie Band (Acoustics) August 25, 2017 – AM Superstars (Alternative) August 26, 2017 – Aaron Jones (Country-Honky Tonk) September 1, 2017 – A36 Band (Classic Rock) September 2, 2017 – Will Hayes Band (Classic Country/Rock)
Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. 800-872-4681 or click here
Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA), the Strawberry Festival features fresh berries, delicious recipes, strawberry products, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free to the public. Vendor space available. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/strawberry-festival/#sthash.jbRlAGD5.dpuf