Fontana Village Independence Day Celebration

July 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – July 5, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
Fontana Village Resort
300 Woods Road
Nantahala National Forest, Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Fontana Village Independence Day Celebration @ Fontana Village Resort | Fontana Dam | North Carolina | United States

The barbeque pit is ready, the music line up is hot and the fireworks are aimed towards the sky for this year’s annual July 4th Celebration at Fontana Village Resort. This year’s celebration includes a full slate of activities and entertainment for the entire family. The activities schedule runs from Wednesday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 5th.

Live entertainment will be performing all weekend long from the resort’s Summer Music Series. Kicking off the musical line up is the Larry Barnett Duo on July 2nd. They will be playing a number of different instruments and styles of bluegrass music. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm – 10pm. Then on July 3rd we welcome Unit 50 to Fontana!  Join us out on the Wildwood Sundeck for a show from Asheville’s premier Classic Rock band. They will be playing music ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Kansas and Pink Floyd. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm -10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.  On July 4th Fast Gear will kick off the 4th in style!  This local group from Robbinsville, NC will be playing an eclectic mix of country-rock favorites on the Wildwood Sundeck from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Fast Gear is followed by the evening’s headliner, The Chillbillies, from Knoxville, TN beginning at 9:00pm. This Eastern Tennessee favorite will be playing a smoking hot blues-rock mix for the evening both before and after the fireworks.  Their performance will be held in the Events Hall.  On July 5th Old Red Schoolhouse will round out the weekend’s celebration!  Be sure to tune in to this Classic Country band featuring Steve Weams. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm – 10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.

In addition to everything else planned in the Village on Independence Day, the resort’s executive chef will feature his annual Independence Day BBQ Cookout with all the fixin’s near the Putt Putt Pavilion, across from the Wildwood Grill. The Mountview Restaurant, located in the Lodge at Fontana Village, will be offering evening dinner seating for guests wishing to view the fireworks from the lodge. Reservations for the Mountview Restaurant are highly recommended.

Guests will be getting their chairs and blankets ready early for the best fireworks in the Smokies starting promptly at 10:00pm on July 4th in the center of the Village. Come early for seating on the Wildwood Grill porch. The incredible overhead display of pyrotechnics is always the favorite of guests and the perfect kick-off to the 2014 Independence Day weekend festivities.

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