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Upcoming events

Ongoing Events

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

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

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

• Fridays, Memorial Day to Early September — Concerts on the Square, Hayesville. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Independence Day in the Smokies

• Canton Fourth of July Celebration

• Stars & Strips Celebration, Waynesville

• Red White & Boom, Maggie Valley

• Fourth of July Celebration, Sylva

• Freedom Fest, Bryson City

• 4th of July Parade/Fireworks Celebration, Franklin

• 4th of July Fireworks Show, Cherokee

• Fourth of July Celebration, Cashiers

• Fourth of July Celebration, Andrews

• Independence Day Celebration, Highlands

• Independence Day Fireworks, Murphy

• Independence Day Parade/ Celebration, Hayesville

• Sapphire Valley Yankee Doodle Dandy Day

• Fourth of July Celebration, Fontana Village 

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