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Guest Appreciation Festival at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Wed. 1 Sep, 2021 8:00 am - Thu. 30 Sep, 2021 8:00 pm

In lieu of its ever-popular Guest Appreciation Festival, the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Swain County will instead move to a Guest Appreciation Month  (September) of Celebration for 2021. Stay tuned for details at

Wildlife Through Local Lenses at Macon Library

Wed. 1 Sep, 2021 9:00 am - Thu. 30 Sep, 2021 6:00 pm

Wildlife through the lenses of local photographers will be on display at the Macon County Public Library through the month of September. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Meditation Weekend Workshop

Fri. 24 Sep, 2021 9:00 am - Sun. 26 Sep, 2021 5:00 pm

Waynesville Yoga Center will host a Meditation Weekend Workshop Sept. 24-26. The workshop will be hosted by Lynda Saffell and will present the historical, philosophical, and fundamental components of meditation. For more information, or to register, visit

Oktoberfest Celebration at Innovation Station

Sun. 26 Sep, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation Station (Dillsboro) will host an Oktoberfest Celebration Sept. 26. All events are free and begin at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling

Sun. 26 Sep, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 29 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee. The bonfire is free and open to the public. For more information, call 800.438.1601 or click on  

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