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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:23

Cherokee bonfire opens for summer

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art bonfiresThe ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will kickoff the summer season on Friday, May 27, at Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee. The bonfires run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from May 27 through Oct. 1.

Spend an evening with the Cherokee people by a roaring fire. Listen as Cherokee storytellers in period dress from the 17th century spin tales of days gone by, myths and mysteries passed down through the ages and talk of the history. Learn Cherokee survival skills and experience the dance. Your hosts will provide light refreshments, which include marshmallows for roasting and drinks. Guests sit by the fire near the Oconaluftee riverside enjoying a unique and entertaining experience.

The events are free and open to the public.

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