Back by popular demand we will be holding our fishing tournaments again in 2019! The first, kicking off March 30th, 2019. We will also have plenty of campground activities for the entire family, and be sure to check back hot deals for those weekends.
One Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Every month includes activities related to that month's theme.
For 2019, Cherokee's fishing season “opening day” will be March 30, and we are offering you 20,000 reasons to get excited about it. Our Opening Day Fishing Tournament requires just an $11 entry fee to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. You'll be competing in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $5,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 5175 Sequoyah Trail of Hwy 441. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day
The 44th Annual 4th of July Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow is set for June 28-30, 2019 at the Cherokee Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee, North Carolina. A three-day event of authentic Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia, the Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow combines song and movement with competition. The 4th of July Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow is the largest powwow on the east coast, drawing contestants and spectators from all over the world. Don't miss the Grand Entry at the beginning of each dance “session”, when as many as 500 dancers come into the arena together and dance for points.
There is a $12 per day admission fee daily
Children 6 and under are free
Friday gates will open at 5pm and 12 Noon on Saturday and Sunday
Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon is back! Join us for the return of this great fall race in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. This event is famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture, and amazing post-race meals.