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August 2020

Cashiers Designer Showhouse

August 22 @ 8:00 amSeptember 5 @ 5:00 pm
Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2019, 144 Cove Drive
Highlands, NC 28741 United States
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$30

Interior designers representing the Southeastern region will not only bring trending design to Cashiers but will again create the magic that is The Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Leading area landscapers are involved in redefining the areas surrounding the home and in turn creating serene and evocative late summer mountain gardens for showhouse strolling. Throughout the week, Showhouse attendees will admire the work of the talented designers; enjoy a variety of workshops, book signings, and panel discussions from beloved creatives across the…

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Sylva’s Brew Hop

August 22 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
The Paper Mill Lounge, 553 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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$25
5th Anual Brew Hop

Enjoy the Jackson County Ale Trail with Sylva’s Annual Brew Hop! In honor of NC Beer Month, join City Lights Café, Balsam Falls Brewing, Innovation Brewing, Nantahala Brewing Sylva Outpost, Lazy Hiker Sylva Taproom, and The Cut Cocktail Lounge for the Sylva Brew Hop. In its 5th year, ticket-holders can taste local and regional beers. Tickets include a souvenir glass and several tastings. We encourage folks to take advantage of our awesome restaurants in Downtown Sylva during and after the…

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Village Nature Series

August 25 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The Village Green sponsors an exciting series of educational lectures every summer. These fun educational experiences are free and are available for all who want to broaden their knowledge on a variety of subjects such as wildlife, local plants, and surrounding natural habitats. Previous subjects include raptors, black bears and reptiles. The Village Nature Series will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month from May through September at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

August 28 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Free
live music at grooving on the green in jackson county

Groovin’ On The Green has gleaned popularity as a Friday night destination in Cashiers.  The music is always good, the program varied.  Summertime, the green of the green, the blankets and chairs all around with happy people and their dogs.  That’s what Groovin’ is all about.  Great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather.  The summer concert series for 2019 will be held Fridays (with exception of May 23, July 4 and Sept. 5) at 6:30 pm at…

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Concerts on the Creek

August 28 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

These mountains are known as much for the music that comes out of them as they are for their picturesque vistas, cascading waterfalls and alluring trails. Some of the world’s finest musicians have come from Western North Carolina and that rich tradition carries on today. Here in Jackson County, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce team up to produce the Concerts on the Creek series at the Bridge Park gazebo in…

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Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon & 5K

August 29 @ 8:00 am11:00 am
Western Carolina University, 1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$20 – $85
runners taking off at the marathon in jackson county

Runners from across the country will meet in Cullowhee, N.C., located in Jackson County, at Western Carolina University to participate in the tenth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Not only will runners enjoy a challenging and rewarding Half Marathon or 5K race, but they will also be able to take in the beauty of spring blossoming in the Western North Carolina mountains. The Half Marathon will take runners on a scenic…

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September 2020

Concerts on the Creek

September 4 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on 07.04.2020 at 7:00 pm

Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

These mountains are known as much for the music that comes out of them as they are for their picturesque vistas, cascading waterfalls and alluring trails. Some of the world’s finest musicians have come from Western North Carolina and that rich tradition carries on today. Here in Jackson County, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce team up to produce the Concerts on the Creek series at the Bridge Park gazebo in…

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The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

September 5 @ 6:30 amSeptember 6 @ 8:30 pm
Cherokee Enterprise Waters Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
$11
Qualla Country Trout Tournament

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament brings the best of fishing and some friendly competition for all anglers. This tournament gives contestants opportunities to bring home the biggest trout along with the biggest purse. Entry is $11 with a prize total of $20,000 with tagged fish ranging from $25-$5,000. The event will be located on the beautiful rivers of the Qualla Boundary (only excluding 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters) and registration can be completed anywhere fishing permits are sold in Cherokee,…

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Art for a Cause: The Cashiers Rotary Arts & Crafts Show

September 5 @ 10:00 amSeptember 6 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 09.05.2020 at 10:00 am

The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley presents "Art For A Cause": two arts & crafts fairs that take place in the spring over Memorial Day weekend and in the fall over Labor Day weekend. Both events showcase some of the finest arts and craftspeople in the Southeast. On display is work from more than 90 of the finest artisans from throughout the Southeast. From unique ironwork and woodcraft to hand-thrown pottery, hand-stitched textiles and homemade cakes, pies, jellies and jams,…

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

September 5 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
+ Google Map
Free
live music at grooving on the green in jackson county

Groovin’ On The Green has gleaned popularity as a Friday night destination in Cashiers.  The music is always good, the program varied.  Summertime, the green of the green, the blankets and chairs all around with happy people and their dogs.  That’s what Groovin’ is all about.  Great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather.  The summer concert series for 2019 will be held Fridays (with exception of May 23, July 4 and Sept. 5) at 6:30 pm at…

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Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K

September 12 @ 7:30 am11:00 am
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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$60
Cherokee Harvest 5k and Hal-Marathon

Enjoy the best of the beginnings of the fall season by competing in the Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5k. This athletic event combines the best of the Great Smoky Mountains, culture, competition, and fall weather for every participant. Get on your running gear and get out to the Cherokee Fair Grounds for this truly amazing race. Courtesy of EBCI Destination Marketing

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Fire Mountain Inferno

September 12 @ 10:00 amSeptember 13 @ 4:00 pm
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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$10 – $100

Can you handle the heat? Find out at this year's Fire Mountain Inferno! One of the most exciting riding events in the NC Mountains, the Fire Mountain Inferno offers cross-country racing for all levels of experience as well as intense enduro-racing throughout the Fire Mountain Trail system in Cherokee, NC. More than just a race, this event offers various vendors and food trucks for everyone to enjoy. Registration Now open online  Limits There is a limit of 120 participants in…

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Green Energy Park Youth Arts Fest

September 19 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Green Energy Park, 100 Green Energy Park Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free
boy throwing paint and making art in jackson county

A celebration of art, music, green energy & community fun for the entire family! Each year the Green Energy Park host dozens of organizations and regional artists who come to share their knowledge and the love of the arts. Last year we had over 1000 visitors! You and your family can enjoy: • Face painting • Jewelry making • Throwing clay pots • Painting with flip-flops • Handprint painting our logo on canvas • Block printing • Recycled bugs • Live…

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Mountain Heritage Day

September 26 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Free
girls tap dancing on heritage day in jackson county

The 46th annual Mountain Heritage Day will be a combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion. Visitors will find three stages of traditional old-time, gospel, and bluegrass music and dance, with plenty of fiddles, banjos, and clogging. Acts this year include two-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter Becky Buller, Brevard-based bluegrass band Carolina Blue, and NC Folk Heritage Award recipient Bobby McMillon. Festival-goers are invited to join…

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Village Nature Series

September 29 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The Village Green sponsors an exciting series of educational lectures every summer. These fun educational experiences are free and are available for all who want to broaden their knowledge on a variety of subjects such as wildlife, local plants, and surrounding natural habitats. Previous subjects include raptors, black bears and reptiles. The Village Nature Series will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month from May through September at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.

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October 2020

Colorfest!

October 3 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
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This unique historic town welcomes more than 40 local demonstrating artists who will line Front Street with colorful art and demonstrate their work. Enjoy meeting and talking with local artists. All the while surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the mountains. Church Street will be sectioned off for food booths.

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Sapphire Valley Arts & Crafts Show

October 3 @ 10:00 amOctober 4 @ 10:00 am
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Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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women buying art at the arts and craft show in jackson county

Handmade crafts, quality folk art, live music, food, fine jewelry, Humane Society adoptions and much, much more! Visit Sapphire Valley for these great arts and craft shows located on the athletic field in the heart of Sapphire Valley.

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Sapphire Valley Arts & Crafts Show

October 4 @ 10:00 amOctober 5 @ 10:00 am
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Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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women buying art at the arts and craft show in jackson county

Handmade crafts, quality folk art, live music, food, fine jewelry, Humane Society adoptions and much, much more! Visit Sapphire Valley for these great arts and craft shows located on the athletic field in the heart of Sapphire Valley.

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Cherokee Indian Fair

October 6 @ 10:00 amOctober 10 @ 10:00 pm
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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$10
Cherokee Indian Fair

For over 100 years, the Cherokee Indian Fair has been full of wonders and excitement for the whole family to enjoy. This 4-day event embraces both modern advances as well as traditional heritage such as stickball, blowgun demonstrations, and traditional Cherokee dance. Cherokee invites you to attend this historic event and to treat all of your senses to excitement, entertainment, and heritage. Courtesy of EBCI Destination Marketing

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Cashiers Leaf Festival

October 9 @ 10:00 amOctober 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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people walking around looking at pottery at leaf festival in jackson county

Some may be sad to see summer go, but the crisp, cool fall air brings lots of fun to the mountain town of Cashiers, NC. The change of seasons calls thousands of “leaf peepers” to our area to enjoy the brilliant fall foliage. The festival is recognized as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of October. The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival has been an annual attraction for over 10 years and is held to celebrate…

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Village Nature Series

October 27 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The Village Green sponsors an exciting series of educational lectures every summer. These fun educational experiences are free and are available for all who want to broaden their knowledge on a variety of subjects such as wildlife, local plants, and surrounding natural habitats. Previous subjects include raptors, black bears and reptiles. The Village Nature Series will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month from May through September at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.

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November 2020

WNC Pottery Festival

November 7 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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$5
WNC Pottery Festival, Sylva

Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. This year’s festival has 16 new potters from across the country and will be held at Sylva’s Bridge Park. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events – including the Clay Olympics – will be held on Friday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. The event has been named one of the “Top…

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Sylva Rotary Club Turkey Trot 5K

November 26 @ 7:30 am11:00 am
Western Carolina University, 1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Do you have what it takes to endure a Thanksgiving meal and a 5K run? With the Sylva Rotary Club Turkey Trot 5K, you can kick off your holiday season by working off your stuffing. This event will kick off right in the middle of Western Carolina University's campus. The race has become a favorite way to make room for the turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving morning!

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Gobble on the Green/Turkey Trot 5k

November 26 @ 9:00 am11:00 am
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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$25

Turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football and family time … there are so many reasons to love Thanksgiving! Did we mention pie? Each family has its own activities and traditions to look forward to. This year, The Village Green is adding to that offering with a 5K Run/Walk turkey trot, Gobble On the Green. The Thanksgiving Day run will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.

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Santa on the Green & Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting

November 27 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Free
lighting of the tree in jackson county

The park becomes a winter wonderland! Children of all ages are invited to come and tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes. The Festival of Trees celebrates one of the area's greatest industries and showcases local businesses. After the holiday season, the evergreen trees are planted in The Village Green for continued enjoyment. Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday music, s'mores and more! The highlight will be the lighting of the Cashiers Christmas Tree. 2-5 p.m. Visit with Santa at the Gazebo;…

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December 2020

Christmas in Sylva, a Holiday weekend

December 4December 6
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
courthouse decorated for christmas in jackson county

Kick off the holidays with Christmas in Sylva, a Holiday weekend. Our event starts with the official tree lighting and concert on the historical courthouse steps Friday night. Storefronts on Main and Mill Streets will be done up for Christmas and open for holiday shopping. Santa will make an early visit Saturday for photos. A Winter Market on Main Street Saturday afternoon will feature local crafters and food. Live music will add a festive touch to the Market. The Sylva…

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 4 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear and experience holiday magic as the entire town of Dillsboro is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! During Lights & Luminaries, 2,500 luminaries light up the town for visitors to enjoy the local one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. The shops stay open later, and other special offerings include horse and buggy rides, live music, holiday goodies including hot cider and cocoa, carolers, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visitors will also enjoy a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service is provided from Monteith Park.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 5 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear and experience holiday magic as the entire town of Dillsboro is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! During Lights & Luminaries, 2,500 luminaries light up the town for visitors to enjoy the local one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. The shops stay open later, and other special offerings include horse and buggy rides, live music, holiday goodies including hot cider and cocoa, carolers, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visitors will also enjoy a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service is provided from Monteith Park.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 11 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map

Journey back to the days of yesteryear and experience holiday magic as the entire town of Dillsboro is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! During Lights & Luminaries, 2,500 luminaries light up the town for visitors to enjoy the local one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. The shops stay open later, and other special offerings include horse and buggy rides, live music, holiday goodies including hot cider and cocoa, carolers, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visitors will also enjoy a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service is provided from Monteith Park.

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girls skiing the slopes of sapphire valley in jackson county

Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

December 12
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Sapphire Valley offers the area’s finest skiing facility, boasting a state-of-the-art quad lift, a learning center slope and newly expanded, multiple lane, 500-foot snow tubing run. The actual open date is weather dependent but typically around the second to third week of December. Just above 3,400 feet elevation, Sapphire Valley offers a 1,600-foot main run with a vertical drop of 200 feet and a 500-foot snow tubing run. And now, Sapphire…

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Cashiers Christmas Parade

December 12 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm
NC United States + Google Map
Free
mrs. claus playing with dog at Christmas festival in jackson county

Held annually on the second Saturday in December, The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to plan and produce the Cashiers Christmas Parade with local businesses, organizations, and residents celebrating the holiday season. Chamber staff organizes parade theme, volunteers, participating lineup, awards and live broadcast of the event from the Cashiers Crossroads. The one-mile parade route starts on Highway 107 South and heads North towards the Cashiers Crossroads where participants are announced to the crowd. The parade then turns…

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 12 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on 12.11.2020 at 5:00 pm

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Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map

Journey back to the days of yesteryear and experience holiday magic as the entire town of Dillsboro is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! During Lights & Luminaries, 2,500 luminaries light up the town for visitors to enjoy the local one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. The shops stay open later, and other special offerings include horse and buggy rides, live music, holiday goodies including hot cider and cocoa, carolers, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visitors will also enjoy a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. Free shuttle service is provided from Monteith Park.

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