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Events in Cherokee

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Events for June
Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): Jun 24, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
When: 5-7p
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 25–October 27, 2018.

Expanded schedule for the 4th of July celebrations from June 26–July 1, 2018.

There will be no Bonfire Series events in September.

Music on the River
Date(s): Jun 29, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee River Stage, located directly behind the downtown Cherokee Welcome Center Kiosk

Enjoy free, 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.

43rd Annual 4th of July Powwow
Date(s): Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
When: varies
Where: Aquoni Expo Center

Tentative Event Schedule:

Friday, June 29, 2018 

5 p.m. Gates Open/Arts & Crafts/Concession Open

12–6 p.m. Registration (begins for dancers at 12 p.m.)

6:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called

7 p.m. Presentation of Colors and Grand Entry, Intertribal, Tiny Tots, Intertribal, Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Intertribal, Golden Age Men vs Golden Age Women Special

10:30 p.m. Concludes Friday Night

Saturday, June 30, 2018

9 a.m.–12 p.m. Registration 

12 p.m. Gates Open

12:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called

1 p.m. Grand Entry

1:30 p.m. Intertribal, Tiny Tots, Junior Girls/Junior Boys, Teen Contest, Men's/Women's Dance Contest, Intertribal, Men's Fancy vs Women's Fancy 

5 p.m. Intertribal

5:30–6:30 p.m. Supper Break

6:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called

7 p.m. Grand Entry, Tiny Tots/Jr's, Women's Contest, Men's Contest, Hand Drum Contest, Intertribal, Men's Fancy vs Women's Fancy

10 p.m. Closing of Powwow and Fireworks

Sunday, July 1, 2018

12 p.m. Gates Open

1 p.m. Grand Entry/Tiny Tots, Intertribal, Women's Contest, Men's Contest, Special, Men's Team Dance, Women's Team Dance, Drum Contest, Ties and Runoffs, Intertribal

6 p.m. Winners Announced


Location:

Acquoni Expo Center 

1501 Acquoni Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Daniel Tramper
Phone: 828.497.7128 
Email: dtramper@gmail.com