Area Events

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Western North Carolina is a great place to enjoy music, festivals, and events. Check our listing for the most current happenings!

Spring 2015 Events:

Bryson City Area Events: May

For more info on any of these events please visit: Swain County Chamber of Commerce

A Time to Remember: A Month Long Appalachian History Presentation

Date(s): May 01, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Date(s): May 01, 2015 – Oct 17, 2015

When: Mon-Sat, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Sundays.

Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

West Side Story Presented by the Asheville Lyric Opera

Date(s): May 01, 2015

When: 7 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin NC

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): May 01, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Twelve Hours of Tsali

Date(s): May 02, 2015

Where: Tsali Recreation Area

Taste of Home Cooking School

Date(s): May 02, 2015

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin NC

Caleb Johnson in Concert

Date(s): May 02, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Event Center

Annual West Swain Volunteer Fire Dept. Bass Tournament

Date(s): May 02, 2015

When: 7:00 am

Where: Almond Boat Park

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): May 02, 2015

When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Mother’s Day Weekend

Date(s): May 08, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Concert Featuring Laura Story

Date(s): May 08, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin NC

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): May 08, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Classic Hike of the Smokies: Lake Shore Trail

Date(s): May 12, 2015

Where: Lake Shore Drive, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): May 15, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Bluegrass Festival

Date(s): May 16, 2015

When: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): May 16, 2015

When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Date(s): May 22, 2015 – May 24, 2015

Where: Cherokee Indian Reservation

Swain County Heritage Festival

Date(s): May 22, 2015 – May 23, 2015

Where: Riverfront Park, Bryson City

Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kick-Off

Date(s): May 22, 2015 – May 26, 2015

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Boston in Concert

Date(s): May 22, 2015

When: 9:00 pm

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Event Center

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): May 22, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

NRC Family Whitewater Weekend

Date(s): May 23, 2015 – May 24, 2015

When: 10:00 am

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Adventure Dash For All Ages

Date(s): May 23, 2015

When: 4:30 pm

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train

Date(s): May 23, 2015

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The Collinsworth Family in Concert

Date(s): May 23, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Gourd Artist Gathering

Date(s): May 28, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Where: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): May 29, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Date(s): May 30, 2015

When: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

PAWSitively Fun Kids Day

Date(s): May 30, 2015

When: 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: Riverfront Park, Mitchell Street, Bryson City

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

Date(s): May 30, 2015 – Aug 15, 2015

When: Mon-Sat, 8:00 pm performance. Closed Sundays.

Where: Mountainside Theater, Cherokee

Jay Leno

Date(s): May 30, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Event Center

XTERRA Tsali

Date(s): May 31, 2015

When: 8:00 am

Where: Tsali Recreation Area

Bryson City Area Events: June

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Date(s): May 01, 2015 – Oct 17, 2015

When: Mon-Sat, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Sundays.

Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

Date(s): May 30, 2015 – Aug 15, 2015

When: Mon-Sat, 8:00 pm performance. Closed Sundays.

Where: Mountainside Theater, Cherokee

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 05, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Free Concert Featuring Grits and Soul

Date(s): Jun 06, 2015

When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Jun 06, 2015

When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Merle Haggard in Concert

Date(s): Jun 06, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Event Center

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 12, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Ray Stevens in Concert

Date(s): Jun 12, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Cherokee Voices Festival

Date(s): Jun 13, 2015

When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Free Concert Featuring The Freight Hoppers

Date(s): Jun 13, 2015

When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 16, 2015

When: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Taste of Scotland

Date(s): Jun 18, 2015 – Jun 21, 2015

Where: Downtown Franklin

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 19, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Women’s Work Festival

Date(s): Jun 20, 2015

When: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Jun 20, 2015

When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Free Concert Featuring Juniper

Date(s): Jun 20, 2015

When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Rail Line Wine Experience: The MacNeill Uncorked

Date(s): Jun 20, 2015

When: 10:30 am

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 23, 2015

When: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 26, 2015

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Stecoah Artisans Drive About Tour

Date(s): Jun 26, 2015 – Jun 27, 2015

When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Multiple locations

NOC’s Nantahala Games

Date(s): Jun 27, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

When: 11:00 am

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Free Concert Featuring The Lonesome Sound

Date(s): Jun 27, 2015

When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

BBQ and Brews Dinner Train

Date(s): Jun 27, 2015

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The Special Consensus in Concert

Date(s): Jun 27, 2015

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Swain County Farmer’s Market

Date(s): Jun 30, 2015

When: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

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Find Things To Do In The Area in and Around the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina! This blog provides info on events, happenings, and things to experience with your family while on vacation in the Bryson City and Cherokee, NC areas. The locals always know best!

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