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Events Calendar

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Events for May
Cherokee's Memorial Day Trout Tournament
Date(s): May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Where: Cherokee Enterprise Waters

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.

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: At the Intersection of 441 and Hwy 19 in Oconaluftee Island Park

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. 

Music on the River
Date(s): May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee River Stage, located directly behind the downtown Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk

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) 

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train
Date(s): May 27, 2017
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

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

Strawberry Festival
Date(s): May 27, 2017
When: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 - See more at: http://visitcherokeen

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

contact:  828-497-2717