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Upcoming events

Ongoing Events

• First/Third Thursdays — Community music jam, Bryson City. www.fontanalib.org 

• Fridays, Memorial Day to Labor Day Concerts on the Creek, Sylva. www.mountainlovers.com

• Fridays, Memorial Day to September — Groovin’ on the Green, Cashiers. www.visitcashiersvalley.com

• Fridays, Memorial Day to Early September — Concerts on the Square, Hayesville. www.cccra-nc.org 

• Fridays, Memorial Day to Late October — Movies on Everett, Bryson City. www.greatsmokies.com

• First Friday of the Month — Art After Dark, Waynesville. Evening stroll of galleries, restaurants and breweries in downtown. www.downtownwaynesville.com 

• First Friday of the Month — Art Walk, Murphy. Stroll downtown art galleries, restaurants and shops. www.cherokeecountychamber.com 

• Friday-Saturday, Late May to Labor Day — Music on the River, Cherokee. www.visitcherokeenc.com 

• Friday-Saturday, Memorial Day to Late October — Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling. www.visitcherokeenc.com

• Friday-Saturday, Memorial Day to Late October — Street Tunes, Bryson City. www.greatsmokies.com

• Saturdays, Memorial Day to Mid-October — Pickin’ on the Square, Franklin. www.franklin-chamber.com

• Monday-Saturday, Early June to Mid-August — Unto These Hills outdoor drama, Cherokee. www.cherokeehistorical.org 

• Fridays, Early June to Labor Day — Pickin’ in the Park, Canton. www.cantonnc.com 

• Mid-June to October — Friday Night Live, Highlands. www.highlandschamber.org 

• Late June to Labor Day — Saturdays on Pine concert series, Highlands. www.highlandschamber.org 

 

Independence Day in the Smokies

• Canton Fourth of July Celebration www.cantonnc.com

• Stars & Strips Celebration, Waynesville www.downtownwaynesville.com

• Red White & Boom, Maggie Valley www.maggievalley.org

• Fourth of July Celebration, Sylva www.mountainlovers.com

• Freedom Fest, Bryson City www.greatsmokies.com

• 4th of July Parade/Fireworks Celebration, Franklin www.franklin-chamber.com

• 4th of July Fireworks Show, Cherokee www.nc-cherokee.com

• Fourth of July Celebration, Cashiers www.cashiers411.com

• Fourth of July Celebration, Andrews www.visitcherokeecountync.com

• Independence Day Celebration, Highlands www.highlandsinfo.com

• Independence Day Fireworks, Murphy www.visitcherokeecountync.com

• Independence Day Parade/ Celebration, Hayesville www.ncmtnchamber.com

• Sapphire Valley Yankee Doodle Dandy Day www.sapphirevalley.com

• Fourth of July Celebration, Fontana Village www.fontanavillage.com 

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