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Events in Cherokee

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Events for August
Music on the River
Date(s): Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
When: 7p-9p
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.

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 25, 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.

Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market
Date(s): Aug 25, 2018
When: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc. 645 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719

Where our family traditions become your family heirlooms: the Open Air Indian Art Market showcases traditional, handmade Cherokee arts and crafts. Come to shop for authentic and unique gifts but stay for the music, food, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. This outdoor event is held in the Cultural District of Cherokee next to Oconaluftee Islands Park. Music provided by the Sound of Music. A traditional Cherokee meal will be available for purchase for $10 per person by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA). General admission is free to the public.

Kananegsi Fashion Show
Date(s): Aug 25, 2018
When: 5p-8p
Where: TBD

Kananegsi Fashion Show features traditional Cherokee fashion created by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Guests can view the incredible fashions; meet with designers, tailors, and seamstresses; and purchase items for their own closets. Admission is free to the public.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

5:00p.m. - Fashion Show

5:30p.m.—8:00p.m. - Networking and Marketplace

Location is TBD.

 

For more info call Hioe Huskey  828-359-5005