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December 2018

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

December 14 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

December 15
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 Valley Ski Area offers a moving carpet to quickly transport you back to the top of the slopes for multiple runs throughout each 1.75 hour session.

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Festival of Lights and Luminaries

December 15 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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February 2019

Outhouse Races

02.16.2019 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Join us for the exciting Outhouse Races, taking place on February 16, 2019 from 11am-3pm in Sapphire. Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won't find Outhouse Races on Snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. The Outhouse Races have been named a 'Top 20' event in the Southeast for February by Southeast Tourism Society. WHAT ARE OUTHOUSE RACES? Your Homemade Outhouses can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic, or any other homemade items. There are three people to a team and outhouses are secured on a set of skis, which can be provided to you by the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. These skis are pushed by two team members, while one team member 'sits' inside. Outhouses are equipped with a seat with at least one (1) hole, and a roll of toilet paper, or alternative wiping source. The race course is a two-lane track on packed snow (or on ice), with two teams racing each other head to head over a length of approximately 120 feet (40 yards), the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers and the last 90 feet under its own gravitational power. This event is as exciting as 'Drag Racing' if you use your imagination. Outhouses can be very simple, or as elaborate as anyone…

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March 2019

Assault on Blackrock

03.23.2019 @ 8:00 am11:00 am
Pinnacle Park, 2110 Fisher Creek Road
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
$25

Sylva, NC’s extreme trail race The eighth annual Assault on BlackRock trail race has been set for Saturday, March 23, 2019. Trail running is extreme, and trail running in Sylva, North Carolina is no exception. How does running a seven-mile mountain trail race with 2,770 feet of elevation gain sound? Trail runners who compete in the Assault on BlackRock trail race will summit BlackRock at 5,810 feet- and that’s just the halfway point of the race. The trail race weaves through the spruce forests along the spine of the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging gravel and dirt roads. The final summit comprises of 650 feet gain in 1/3 mile on steep single track.  T-shirts are included with registration for the first 100 runners, and awards will be given for top 3 male and female finishers. For those looking for an additional challenge, runners who successfully complete the BlackRock 101 Challenge will receive a belt buckle.  The proceeds from this year's race will go the Town of Sylva police department for the purchase of a K-9. ** Cupless Race: Water will be available on the course, but to limit the impact on the park and to reduce waste we ask that you provide a handheld water bottle or collapsible cup. Cups will not be available at water stations.  The dirty details: The race is on March 23, starting promptly at 9 a.m. starting at Pinnacle Park in Sylva, NC. The seven-mile course includes 2,770 feet of elevation gain, with an entire ascent for…

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April 2019

Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon & 5K

04.06.2019 @ 8:00 am11:00 am
Western Carolina University, 1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$20 – $40

Runners from across the country will meet in Cullowhee, N.C., located in Jackson County, at Western Carolina University to participate in the ninth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 6, 2019. 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 13.1-mile journey through the WCU campus and along the stunning Tuckasegee River. Half Marathon runners will also experience an elevation gain of about 1,080 feet on this challenging route. After the race, runners and visitors can grab some lunch at one of the area’s great restaurants then enjoy Sylva’s Brew Hop along the Jackson County Ale Trail and celebrate N.C. Beer Month. There are numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and other accommodations in the area that make the perfect weekend getaway. A free visitor guide is available to assist in booking your trip today.

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Sylva’s Brew Hop

04.06.2019 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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$25 – $35

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, Mad Batter Food & Film, The Cut, and other establishments for the Sylva Brew Hop. In its fourth-year ticket holders will visit each of the establishments and taste 2 local or regional beers. Tickets include a souvenir glass and two pours at each location. We encourage folks to take advantage of our awesome restaurants in Downtown Sylva during and after the Sylva Brew Hop.

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The Easter Hat Parade

04.20.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Come at 10:30 am to make a hat (Dogwood Crafters on Webster Street) – or bring your own. Get your face painted!. Meet the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts begin on Webster Street, every half hour by age group beginning at 10:00 am. Registration begins at 11 am. Parade starts from Dillsboro Town Hall at 2:00 pm. Antique cars from the Old Timers Model A Club lead the parade. Calling all ladies, gentlemen, children and dogs. Grab your hat and join in the fun during Dillsboro’s delightfully unpretentious annual Easter Hat Parade! View Our State Magazine's video of recent Easter Hat Parade here. Video by Jerry Wolford. Plenty of prizes are are announced after the Parade. Ribbons are given for the Prettiest, Funniest, Largest, Smallest, Most Unusual, Most Easter-like, Best Smelling, Cutest, Most Outrageous, Best In Show and "Poofiest" hats among other unusual categories. There is even a ribbon awarded to the Best Animal in Show! Click here for more information.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

04.20.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

04.21.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

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Greening up the Mountains

04.27.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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This free festival celebrates the arrival of spring in the mountains, when the greening leaves work their way up the mountainsides in the Great Smokies. It also celebrates the greening of the environment, with information about sustainable living and presentations by environmental groups. It is held on on Main and Mill Streets in historic downtown Sylva and draws more than 10,000 visitors each year. This is a celebration of sustainability and traditional heritage crafts. Three full music stages will feature local bands, children’s performances, and heritage dance, along with the annual Youth Talent Show and more. Children’s activities include a youth talent show, face painting, an inflatable slide, and more. For more information, including sponsorships and vendor booth applications, visit the official Greening Up the Mountains website. Event sponsored by Main Street Sylva Association.

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May 2019

Hook, Line & Drinker Festival

05.18.2019 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

The third annual Hook, Line & Drinker Festival will be held at the Bridge Park in Sylva, N.C. The event is organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and celebrates being the home of the N.C. Trout Capital and the WNC Fly Fishing Trail. The festival features fly fishing guides and vendors; craft breweries; music by two of the region's most popular bands; food trucks; and children's activities.

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Concerts on the Creek

05.24.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Concerts on the Creek

05.31.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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June 2019

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

06.07.2019 @ 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

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

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Concerts on the Creek

06.07.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

06.08.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

06.14.2019 @ 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

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

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Concerts on the Creek

06.14.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Free

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

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Concerts on the Creek

06.21.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Pots on the Green

06.22.2019 @ 10:00 am06.23.2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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Jackson County embraces mountain traditions, and one of the longstanding crafts is the art of pottery. The regions most talented potters will gather to host the second annual Pots on the Green Festival at The Village Green, Cashiers 12.5-acre public park. For two days, artisans will display and sell their pottery while four demonstrations will tell the stories and traditions of local pottery in the area. In the charming small mountain towns of Jackson County, NC. there is a pottery style to fit any taste from fine art collectors to those looking for functional dinnerware. Local galleries feature both functional home stoneware and decorative ceramics. Collectors can choose from varying glazes and techniques for one-of-a-kind creations such as face jugs, whimsical figures, elaborate vases, and everyday serving pieces with flair. Free admission to the festival and food will be available for purchase.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

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Concerts on the Creek

06.28.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Summertime Mountain Artisans Arts & Crafts Show

06.29.2019 @ 10:00 am06.30.2019 @ 5:00 pm
Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$4.50

The Mountain Artisans shows are famous for featuring just the biggest selection of authentic handcrafted art and craft in this area, with over 100 artisans participating in this annual event. There is a wide selection of heritage craft. Several of the old time quilters still make them one at a time just for you. Goat milk soap, pine needle baskets, white oak baskets, hand tied brooms and cotton woven rugs are hard to find and all here. Some of the most skilled doll craft, leather craft, and master jewelers around exhibit with us. Many of the gourd artists have won awards in competitions. You will understand why everyone who attends the shows just says, "Wow" when they attend and plans to come back next year!

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July 2019

Fireworks on Lake Glenville “Majesty Over Water!”

07.02.2019 @ 8:30 pm10:00 pm
Fireworks over Lake Glenville, 4098 Highway 107 N
Glenville, NC 28723 United States
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Presented by the Friends of Lake Glenville This event is in celebration of our nation’s birthday on the 4th of July week. This tradition started more than a decade ago, when Stuart Hall and friends produced a remarkable show, with a very small budget, from a barge near Buck Knob Island. The show will again be based at The Point at Glenville Lake subdivision across the lake from Hattler Realty on Highway 107 N. There is always a large audience on boats that enjoy the fireworks from the water. The Friends of Lake Glenville is responsible for the organization and financing of this signature event and rely exclusively on private contributions. The show is scheduled to commence at dusk.

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Downtown Sylva Fourth of July Fireworks

07.04.2019 @ 4:00 pm9:30 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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The Fourth of July Celebration will feature fireworks, live music, food, dancing and fun in Sylva. Enjoy a full fireworks show that will light up the night sky on Wednesday, July 4, 2019. The fireworks will be shot from Sunrise Park district against the stunning Plott Balsams mountain range and will be visible from all over downtown Sylva. They are best viewed from Historic Downtown Sylva - with most preferring the best view atop Courthouse hill or at Bridge Park. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket and some refreshments to enjoy during the show! Carolina Soul Band will take you on a journey down memory lane! Performing Beach, Motown, R&B, and Classic Soul, they are always a crowd pleaser. This annual family-friendly celebration has live music, great food, and fun for the whole family.

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Fireworks On the Green

07.05.2019 @ 6:30 pm10:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The evening features festival, food, music and dancing. The highlight will be a colossal fireworks display. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the live music. You’ll be up out of your seat dancing the night away! A beautiful fireworks display will light up the Cashiers night sky with red, white and blue. Donations will be collected for a community fireworks fund to preserve the legacy of this cherished community celebration.

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Concerts on the Creek

07.05.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Mountain Wildlife Days

07.12.2019 @ 9:00 am07.13.2019 @ 6:00 pm
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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The annual Mountain Wildlife Days is scheduled for July 12 & 13 at the Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center, located 3 miles east of Cashiers, NC. Mountain Wildlife Days is an event, held each year in mid-July, featuring unique opportunities for both children and adults to get up close and learn more about "wildlife and wild places". It is co-sponsored and held at the Sapphire Valley Resort, located 3 miles east of Cashiers. The goal is to provide entertaining and informative programs, focusing on "live animals" along with "wildlife experts", designed to develop awareness and a deeper appreciation of the beauty and wonders of nature.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

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Concerts on the Creek

07.12.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

07.13.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

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Joy Garden Tour

07.17.201907.21.2019
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States

The Joy Garden Tour is a biannual event to raise financial support for The Village Green. The tour inspires gardeners of every level of experience and enthusiasm. The Joy Garden Tour features a guest speaker event, a special patron party and garden shops with 35 vendors offering plants, garden-related merchandise, unique gifts, antiques and more. The highlight is a day spent touring select and stunning private gardens in the Cashiers area. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list or update your address to ensure that you receive important ticket information. Garden Speaker and Luncheon Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:30 a.m. The Country Club of Sapphire Valley Price tba (ticketed event) "Making Your Garden Bee-Have" will be presented by Steve Bender, aka The Grumpy Gardener from Southern Living Magazine. Patron Party Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:30 p.m. The Village Green Commons Price tba (ticketed event) Don't miss this exciting gala with dinner and live music. Enjoy lots of great auction items, plus cocktails, dancing, and shopping at the Garden Shops. Garden Tour Friday, July 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Price tba (ticketed event) Tour of five private gardens, plus a box lunch at The Village Green Commons. Garden Shops Friday, July 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Village Green Commons Free Treasures abound in this distinctive boutique shopping experience with a variety of fine merchandise including jewelry, gifts, specialty food items, home decor, stationery, and of course, beautiful floral and…

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Concerts on the Creek

07.19.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

07.26.2019 @ 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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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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

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Concerts on the Creek

07.26.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

07.27.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

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August 2019

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

08.02.2019 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

Find out more »

Concerts on the Creek

08.02.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

Find out more »

Concerts on the Creek

08.09.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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The Great Balsam Bike Relay

08.10.2019 @ 8:00 am7:00 pm
Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, 36 Allen St
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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The second annual Great Balsam Bike Relay will be held in Jackson County, North Carolina on August 10, 2019. The race is unique, combining the disciplines of road biking and mountain biking. Teams of four racers will travel over dirt trails, gravel, and asphalt over the course of the race. The race route is kept a secret until check in the day before. The race brings riders from several states to experience the extreme mountain adventure known as the Balsam Bike Relay. This event is a relay, much like the popular Smoky Mountain Relay. But instead of running a course through western North Carolina’s mountains, you’ll cycle it. Teams are made up of four cyclists, ideally two mountain bikers and two road specialists. Each rider will ride two segments, one at a time, for a total of eight riding segments. Segments vary in both length and elevation profile. Mountain bikes are permitted on paved sections, but no road bikes on the trail or gravel sections. Cyclocross bikes are permitted, except for on designated single-track sections. Limited mechanical support in case of bike breakdowns will be provided, but we advise that you check out our required and recommended gear list in order to be fully prepared for the event.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

08.10.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

08.16.2019 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

Find out more »

Concerts on the Creek

08.16.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series

08.23.2019 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 Friday at 6:30 pm at the Village Commons. Musician lineup will be added to this listing once set.  

Find out more »

Concerts on the Creek

08.23.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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West Fork of the Tuckasegee River Recreational Releases

08.24.2019 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
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One event on 08.24.2019 at 10:00am

High Falls / Cullowhee Falls River put-in, 1966 Pine Creek Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
+ Google Map

Experienced paddlers from throughout the southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational releases. During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2019 are April 20-21, June 8, July 13, July 27, August 10 & 24. Access to the High Falls trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville sandy swim beach. WARNING: High flows and the natural environment where such flows occur can create dangerous conditions in the bypassed reach. Duke Energy releases these flows solely to comply with its license requirements. Duke Energy neither encourages nor discourages recreational use of high flows by the public. Any recreational use by the public during high flows should be limited to experienced boaters.

Find out more »

Concerts on the Creek

08.30.2019 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until 09.02.2019

Bridge Park, 88 Railroad Avenue
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Every Friday night, Memorial Day through Labor Day, bring a picnic blanket and chair to enjoy Concerts on the Creek at Sylva’s Bridge Park. 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 Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well. Lineup to be announced once 2019 schedule is set.

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