Friday, June 27, 2014

4th of July Festivities 2014 in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains

 July 2-5
Fontana Damn, NC Independence Day Celebration 
The barbeque pit is ready, the music line up is hot and the fireworks are aimed towards the sky for this year’s annual July 4th celebration at Fontana Village Resort.
This year’s celebration includes a full slate of activities and entertainment for the entire family. The activities schedule runs from Wednesday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 5th.

July 4-6
Cherokee, NC 39th Annual Pow Wow
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Hosts the 39th Annual Pow Wow July 4-6.
This year’s event features world-champion dancers and drums competing for prizes. Vendors from across the country will offer food and arts and crafts items.
The Pow Wow opens at the Acquoni Expo Center (formerly Cherokee High School) Friday, July 4, at 5 p.m. with a grand entry at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show at 10:00 p.m. The event begins Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. and grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 a.m., and Sunday, July 6, at gates open at noon with grand entry at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 per day with a weekend pass for $25.
While you are here, check out the other happenings in Cherokee over the fourth!

July 4th
Bryson City, NC Bryson City’s Freedom Fest
Kick off with the Firecracker 5K with local artisans and crafters, entertainment, festival foods, watermelon eating contest, hula hoop-off, air guitar contest, music, and lots more! Listen to the Star Spangled Banner as you view the fireworks show in the Smokies.
For more info call 828-488-3681 or 800-867-9246.
Don’t forget, the renowned Great Smoky Mountain Railroad trips through the Smokies.

July 3-6th
Hayesville, NC Weekend Celebrations in Hayesville, NC
Thursday-Evening Harvest Farmer's Market on the square! Don't miss the Clay County Fireworks at the Dam on July 4th!

July 4th
Downtown, Waynesville, NC Star & Stripes Celebration in Waynesville, NC
Oversized American flags, shop, galleries, restaurants open, sidewalk areas filled with entertainment, musicians, Uncle Sam, and the Haywood Community Band. Kid’s Patriotic Parade - decorate bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers & wagons! Patriotic dress & decorations required. All ages welcome.


July 4th 
Downtown Sylva, N.C., will be abuzz with summer spirit on Friday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day starting at 5:00 PM at Bridge Park. Barium Springs will host the following activities:
  • Face painting
  • Hula Hooping by Kelly Jewel Timco
  • Corn Hole games
  • Pool toss game
  • Prizes
  • Frozen T-shirt contest
  • Activities for children will be available from 5-7 p.m.
At 5:45 p.m., the American Legion will hold a special ceremony. 

There will be a corn dog eating competition at 6 p.m., followed by an ice cream eating competition at 6:30 p.m. Prizes for both competitions are as follows:
  • First place: $25 gift certificate
  • Second place: $15
  • Third place: $10
  • Every contestant will receive a $5 card from South of Philly, a free small waffle cone from Jack the Dipper and an event T-shirt. The winner will also have their name on a plaque at both businesses.
Dashboard Blue will highlight the evening with a performance at Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
  • Jack the Dipper and South of Philly plan to be onsite to sell ice cream and sandwiches. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Barium Springs for local projects.
  • City Lights and Mad Batter are offering boxed lunches for sale. 
  • There are no fireworks planned in Sylva this July 4. Fireworks are planned in Cashiers on July 4 and Glenville on July 5.


July 4th and 5th
Music,  Moonshiners,  Motors,  &  Mountaineers 
July 4th - 11:30 am  to 11:00 pm
July 5th - 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Courthouse Square - Robbinsville, NC

Meet the "Moonshiners"See a real moonshine still
Gallery of Graham County historic photos, landmarks,
and buildings

Kids' Contests
Greased Pig Chase
Sack Races
Fish Casting
Hula Hoop
and More


When: July 4th
Where: Highlands
What: July 4th Fireworks
Start your day at the baseball field with fun and games for the kids, there will be a bottle rocket launch, and relay races, Work up an appetite and walk over to the Community Building a get a Burger or hot dog from the Rotary Club, Plates include chips, pickle, and a cookie for $5, Drinks $1. Cook-out starts at 11:00am. Visit MAMA helicopter and sit in a fire truck. At 1pm The 3rd Annual Rotary Rubber Ducky Derby will be held at Mill Creek , by SweeTreats. Ducks are for sale for $10 at the Visitor Center. At 6pm join everyone in Town Square for live music, and also live music at Pine Street Park. At 8pm there will be a patriotic sing at the Presbyterian Church. Then around 9pm the fireworks show will begin. For questions about any of the activities please call 828-526-2112.

Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Johnny Webb Band


July 4
High Hampton Inn, Cashiers, NC
Independence Day Picnic
Come experience the magic of the mountains during one of High Hampton Inn's biggest events of the year!
Happy Birthday America! Come celebrate our nation's birthday with us here at the High Hampton Inn. We are throwing a huge festive picnic right here on the lawn of the Inn. It's a wholesome, All-American tradition with activities that the whole family will enjoy. Feast on our scrumptious barbecue and s'mores and take pleasure in the special entertainment that we provide.


July 4
Cashiers, NC
Fireworks will be at dark, on Friday, July 4th at The Village Green, following Groovin on the Green at 6:00 with The Extraordinaires (Soul/R&B). Sponsored by the Village Green and the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association (GCAMA).
Location : The Village Green
Contact : Ann Self (828) 743-3434 More info.


July 5
Glenville, North Carolina
8:30pm: Fireworks over Lake Glenville will begin at dark.

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