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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 00:00

Festival celebrates Cherokee life, culture

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The Cherokee Voices Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian grounds in Cherokee.

The event will feature continuous performances of dance, storytelling and music, and more than 25 demonstrations of traditional Cherokee arts and crafts. Harvey and David’s Catering will provide food and drink. The festival is sponsored by the N.C. Arts Council and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Also, two free tours of the Cherokee Heritage Trail are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis.

The festival is free and open to the public.

828.497.3481 or www.cherokeemuseum.org.

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