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May
22
Sun
Fontana Village Spring Accent on Rounds
May 22 – May 26 all-day

Join hosts John and Peg Kincaid from College Park, MD for the Fontana Village Spring Accent on Rounds where you can dance the nights away on Fontana’s famous floating hardwood dance floor. Dance instruction, workshops and fun! Spring Guest Staff; Mark and Pam Prow of Seabook, TX and Curt and Tammy Worlock of Plant City, FL.

Fontana Village Spring Accent on Rounds

Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala National Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area’s breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views from Fontana & Cheoah lakes provide memories to last a lifetime.

For our outdoor adventurers, there are also plenty of spaces for tent camping and RV hookups along the shores of the Little Tennessee River.

Your next Smoky Mountain vacation can be one for the record books when you stay at the Fontana Village Resort. We offer plenty of meeting and convention space, restaurants, a well-stocked general store, a massage & fitness center, pools, championship disc golf course, and much more. If you’re interested in getting back to nature, try a Fontana Lake rental of kayaks or pontoon boats. And don’t forget about the miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking through the Smoky Mountains and Nantahala National Forest.

Round out everything with shopping, dancing, and great events, and you have a truly unique Smoky Mountain vacation property nestled in Mother Nature.

It’s easy to see why Fontana Village Resort is the Great Smoky Mountain Destination when our offering also includes:

  • Conference Spaces
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • General Store and Gift Shops
  • Outdoor Pools and Lazy River
  • Disc Golf
  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Marina
  • Fitness Center
  • Miles of On-Site Trails Suitable for Biking and Hiking
May
27
Fri
Fontana Village Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 – May 30 all-day

Fontana Village Memorial Day Weekend has something for everyone – Join us for our annual Summer Kick Off. Get ready for live music, a full weekend of fun and entertainment at the resort. Enjoy historical exhibits and activities based on Appalachian culture and heritage for the holiday.

Fontana Village Memorial Day Weekend

Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala National Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area’s breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views from Fontana & Cheoah lakes provide memories to last a lifetime.

For our outdoor adventurers, there are also plenty of spaces for tent camping and RV hookups along the shores of the Little Tennessee River.

Your next Smoky Mountain vacation can be one for the record books when you stay at the Fontana Village Resort. We offer plenty of meeting and convention space, restaurants, a well-stocked general store, a massage & fitness center, pools, championship disc golf course, and much more. If you’re interested in getting back to nature, try a Fontana Lake rental of kayaks or pontoon boats. And don’t forget about the miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking through the Smoky Mountains and Nantahala National Forest.

Round out everything with shopping, dancing, and great events, and you have a truly unique Smoky Mountain vacation property nestled in Mother Nature. It’s easy to see why Fontana Village Resort is the Great Smoky Mountain Destination when our offering also includes:

  • Conference Spaces
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • General Store and Gift Shops
  • Outdoor Pools and Lazy River
  • Disc Golf
  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Marina
  • Fitness Center
  • Miles of On-Site Trails Suitable for Biking and Hiking
Memorial Day Weekend Food Specials
May 27 – May 29 all-day

Details Coming Soon…

Snowbird Lodge Memorial Day Weedend and BBQ
May 27 – May 28 all-day

May 27-29 Once again we’ll celebrate the holiday weekends of summer family style with old-fashioned BBQ’s on the lawn. Please join us for a Summertime feast of house-smoked pork, grilled burgers, ribs, and all the fixin’s you can imagine. The Bluegrass Partners will be on hand to entertain us with some foot stompin’ bluegrass music and humorous anecdotes on the front porch during and after supper. These events will be held on the Saturday evening of the holiday weekends, but our dining room will be open for the usual sumptuous meals that guests have grown to love for the rest of the weekend. We look forward to spending these holiday weekends with you!

(Please note that vegetarian diets and special dietary needs may only be accommodated with prior notice during these weekends.)

For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

May
28
Sat
Fading Voices
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fading Voices @ Snowbird Community | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

30th Annual Demonstration Day – A Celebration of Traditional Ways of The Snowbird Cherokees.

Step back in time at a celebration of traditional ways of the Snowbird Cherokee Indians.
Sacred mound ceremony, handmade crafts, traditional Cherokee foods, demonstrations, exhibits,
traditional dancing, storytelling, singing, and children’s games.

The Sacred Mound Ceremony will begin at 11am. Everyone who would like to participate in the
ceremony should bring at least one cup or one turtle shell full of dirt.

Music on The Square
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Music on The Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

May 28 Soco Creek Band (Country Music)

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

May
30
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike to Bob Stratton Bald
May 30 all-day

Memorial Day Hike & Picnic (Monday): Hike (6 miles) to Bob Stratton Bald and back from Beech Gap on Cherohala. Easy to moderately difficult. Bring lunch. Meet at Noon at Ranger Station to carpool. Hot Dog dinner @ Spirit Ridge Picnic Area on return drive provided by Partners of JK at 5 pm. Meet at Spirit Ridge at 4 pm for optional 0.5 mile accessible trail hike to scenic overlook. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Snowbird Lodge Night Walking and Synchronous Fireflies with Wanda DeWaard
May 30 – Jun 4 all-day

May 30 – June 5. Come to the mountains and join outdoor educator Wanda DeWaard. She will show you around our amazing forest trails at night! Learn to be more comfortable in the forest after dark by using your senses to move safely and with awareness. These walks will begin in the evening just before dark and will discuss bioluminescence and the natural history of synchronous fireflies as the hikes lead to an area suitable for viewing these amazing creatures!

Wanda DeWaard is an outdoor educator who has shared Earth Kinship and environmental awareness with people of all ages and a wide variety of backgrounds in community groups, schools, colleges, camps, environmental centers and teacher conferences since 1974. She holds a Masters degree in Recreation and Environmental Education and has directed youth and family programs all over the United States as well as in Canada and Germany. Currently, Wanda works as an outdoor program consultant and freelance outdoor educator in the Great Smoky Mountains area. Anything and everything in the natural world brings out her enthusiasm and contagious sense of fun. For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Jun
3
Fri
Music on the Square
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jun
6
Mon
Snowbird Lodge Paddle Sport Week with Chris Tilghman
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

June 6-10 Inspired by a lifetime of water sports enjoyment, Chris Tilghman has brought the first stand up paddle company to the North Georgia Mountains. Chris has over twenty-five years experience surfing some of the world’s best waves, including Kauai’s North Shore where he lived for five years. He brings his expertise to Snowbird for four days on the water with guests who would like to spend warm summer days learning this fun new sport. Paddleboards are now available for use to guests on Lake Santeetlah, along with canoes and kayaks.

For more information, visit Snowbirdlodge.com

Jun
10
Fri
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike to Whigg Meadows
Jun 10 all-day

Whigg Meadows via Benton-MacKaye Trail from Mud Gap. 3.5 miles out and back moderately difficult hike. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station 10 am. Bring sack lunch and trimming tools. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Music on the Square
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jun
11
Sat
SCCA Chase the Dragon Hill Climb
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

SCCA Chase The Dragon Hill Climb. Sports car race on Maple Springs Road. Registration/car viewing begins Friday afternoon in Robbinsville. Racing up Maple Springs Road Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Awards ceremony at 4 pm Sunday. Public invited free of charge.

Jun
17
Fri
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Synchronized Fireflys at Joyce Kilmer
Jun 17 all-day

Synchronized Firefly Viewing at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Trail. Exact date to be announced in mid June dependent upon firefly emergence. Meet at JK Memorial Picnic area/trailhead at 8:30 pm. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Music on the Square
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jun
18
Sat
Fontana Village Summer Concert Series
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series present Somebody’s Child from 7pm – 10pm

Jun
19
Sun
Tapoco Lodge Father’s Day Specials at the Grill
Jun 19 all-day

Details Coming Soon…
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Jun
24
Fri
Stecoah Valley Center Arts & Crafts Drive-About Tour
Jun 24 all-day

10 am – 5 pm both days. A free self-guided driving tour of the galleries and working studios of Graham and Swain County. On the tour you will meet some of the artists that make Western North Carolina famous for our handcrafted arts and crafts. Brochures that include the map and information for the driving tour are available at all studios on the tour. The Schoolhouse Café will be open for lunch and light snacks both days of the tour. For more information visit https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

Music on the Square
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jun
25
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ Cheoah River Put-in | North Carolina | United States

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River Release facilities are located 8 miles North of Robbinsville. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s or Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442. 

For more information click here!

Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike to Bob Stratton Bald
Jun 25 all-day

Bob Stratton Bald from Wolf Laurel. Cool off on mile high mountain bald. 3+ miles moderately difficult round-trip hike. Side trip short hike (.6 miles) to waterfall near Swan Cabin. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 9 am to carpool for long gravel road drive. Bring lunch. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Stecoah Valley Center An Appalachian Evening Summer Concert
Jun 25 all-day

The Kruger Brothers: ‘An Appalachian Evening’ Summer Concert. Swiss brothers Uwe Kruger on guitar, and Jens Kruger on banjo, team up with bassist Joel Landsberg. Kruger Brothers performances are exciting, calming, entertaining and spontaneous all-in-one, exhibiting their sheer joy in playing music. Although each of these musicians has earned high credit for his skills individually, it is the interaction of the three together which makes their music so uniquely special. Adults $25; Students (K-12) $10. Purchase Tickets. All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan Drew Campbell. For more information visit https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

Tapoco Lodge River Bash
Jun 25 all-day

Cheoah River Bash for Tapoco River Grill Tradition
One of the unique things about the Tapoco Lodge is that the Cheoah River runs directly past the back door. Rooms overlook the beautiful river, and visitors can sit out in front of the Slickrock Grilland watch the river flow by. The Cheoah River is located in the extreme southwestern corner of NC, near Robbinsville. The American Whitewater organization began investigating the whitewater potential of the Cheoah River in 1999, according to their website. They advocated for a controlled whitewater flow study in 2000. Flows on this river were severely impacted by the Tapoco Hydroelectric Project. On September 17th, 2005, the first recreational release occurred on the river. There will be a minimum of 18 releases annually for at least the next 40 years, based on a number of factors including rainfall.

During the water releases one can watch the rafters and kayakers come plummeting past, paddles flailing, throughout the day. Once they reach Lake Calderwood they rest up, snack, and return to the beginning of the run to “do it again”. By the end of the afternoon groups and individuals wander up to the lodge and order supper as they watch the few final rafts and kayaks.

Tapoco Lodge offers a place where everyone can sit, relax and watch the water. They are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved so visitors with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to see the races and enjoy the beauty of the riverfront. I often watch the kayakers for hours and marvel at their ability to navigate the Class V rapids that makes the Cheoah River one of the most popular sections for paddling and white water rafting in the Country. The river is not an easy ride. Class V is as difficult as it gets and there is an element of danger to each run.

Observers can be seen gasping and covering their eyes throughout the day, but that just adds to the excitement. For the best seats, visitors should arrive at the Lodge around 11:00 am. Plan to spend the afternoon and prepare yourself for a delightful time. Watching the race from the lodge is fun, there is tasty food and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and gardens make it very hard to beat. You can bet that I’ll be there watching too!
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series present Randy Flack from 7pm – 10pm

Jul
1
Fri
Snowbird Lodge July 4th weekend BBQ & Music by Carolina Bluegrass
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Graham County Heritage Festival
Jul 1 @ 11:30 am – Jul 2 @ 10:45 pm
Graham County Heritage Festival @ Graham County Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

The Graham County Heritage Festival & County Fair is a family event held in the heart of Downtown Robbinsville. The two-day event includes games for the entire family, exhibits, food, fireworks and plenty of music and dancing.

Jul
2
Sat
Stecoah Valley Center An Appalachian Evening Summer Concert
Jul 2 all-day

Buncombe Turnpike: ‘An Appalachian Evening’ Summer Concert. Buncombe Turnpike plays a variety of heartfelt tunes ranging from traditional and contemporary bluegrass to gospel and handcrafted originals. With their crowd pleasing demeanor, seasoned musicianship, and powerful vocals, the band has made a name for themselves among traditional and contemporary listeners alike. Adults $15; Students (K-12) $10. Purchase Tickets. All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan Nancy Sue Spanich.For more information visit https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series present Aaron Tracy Duo from 7pm – 10pm

Jul
3
Sun
Fontana Village Fourth of July Celebration
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day

Join us in celebrating everything that made America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm.

Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala National Forest Fontana Village Fourth of July Celebrationof western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area’s breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views from Fontana & Cheoah lakes provide memories to last a lifetime.

For our outdoor adventurers, there are also plenty of spaces for tent camping and RV hookups along the shores of the Little Tennessee River.

Your next Smoky Mountain vacation can be one for the record books when you stay at the Fontana Village Resort. We offer plenty of meeting and convention space, restaurants, a well-stocked general store, a massage & fitness center, pools, championship disc golf course, and much more. If you’re interested in getting back to nature, try a Fontana Lake rental of kayaks or pontoon boats. And don’t forget about the miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking through the Smoky Mountains and Nantahala National Forest.

Round out everything with shopping, dancing, and great events, and you have a truly unique Smoky Mountain vacation property nestled in Mother Nature. It’s easy to see why Fontana Village Resort is the Great Smoky Mountain Destination when our offering also includes:

  • Conference Spaces
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • General Store and Gift Shops
  • Outdoor Pools and Lazy River
  • Disc Golf
  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Marina
  • Fitness Center
  • Miles of On-Site Trails Suitable for Biking and Hiking

 

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fontana Village Summer Concert Series present Hannah Styles Duo from 7pm – 10pm