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Keep up to date and enjoy the events happenings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Jackson County North Carolina.

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March 2021

Assault on Blackrock

March 20 @ 9:00 am11:00 am
Pinnacle Park, 2110 Fisher Creek Road
Sylva, NC 28779 United States

Sylva, NC’s extreme trail race The eleventh annual Assault on BlackRock trail race has been set for Saturday, March 20, 2021. Register here. 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…

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Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament

March 27 @ 6:00 amMarch 28 @ 6:00 pm
Cherokee Enterprise Waters Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
$15

Compete in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters) for tagged fish ranging from $25 up to $5,000 at Cherokee's Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament. Redeem tagged fish for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office, 517 Sequoyah Trail (off Hwy 441). Prize redemption will run from 4-6 pm each day of the tournament.

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April 2021

The Easter Hat Parade

April 3 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Led by a fleet of restored antique cars, followed by the many hat contestants and featuring the Easter Bunny, the parade begins in front of the Town Hall on Front Street. Get your face painted! Make a hat and come join the parade! Last-minute entrants very welcome. Awards 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…

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May 2021

Memorial Day Fishing Tournament – Cherokee

May 29 @ 6:00 amMay 30 @ 6:00 pm
Cherokee Enterprise Waters Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
$15

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown.

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Spring Fling Art & Craft Walk

May 29 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Enjoy the artisan village of Dillsboro to the fullest during the Spring Fling Art & Craft Walk.

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July 2021

Downtown Sylva Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4 @ 4:00 pm10:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free
flags on the fourth of July in jackson county

The seventh annual July 4 Fireworks in Sylva should begin at dark (generally around 9:45 p.m.) and are visible from various locations throughout downtown Sylva and the immediate surrounding areas.

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Cashiers Benefit Antique Show

July 16 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 07.17.2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 07.18.2021 at 9:00 am

Blue Ridge School, 95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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$10

The Cashiers Benefit Antique Show offers 60 exhibitors from the U.S. and Great Britain. The show is designed to be all-inclusive, offering antiques for the novice as well as the advanced collector and the visitor who is looking for that special gift or items to embellish the home. Items featured include fine silver and silver plate, jewelry, porcelain, cut and art glass, French, English and American furniture – formal and country, black forest, cabin, and lodge furnishings. Other antiques include…

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Cashiers Benefit Antique Show

July 17 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 07.17.2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 07.18.2021 at 9:00 am

Blue Ridge School, 95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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$10

The Cashiers Benefit Antique Show offers 60 exhibitors from the U.S. and Great Britain. The show is designed to be all-inclusive, offering antiques for the novice as well as the advanced collector and the visitor who is looking for that special gift or items to embellish the home. Items featured include fine silver and silver plate, jewelry, porcelain, cut and art glass, French, English and American furniture – formal and country, black forest, cabin, and lodge furnishings. Other antiques include…

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Front Street Arts and Crafts Show

July 17 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
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ake a deep breath and enjoy the walk-about town of Dillsboro during the Front Street Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, July 17, 2021.  Front Street gets its name from running alongside the tracks of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad…and when a festival hits the town, the street comes alive with fine arts and crafts from local artisans and home spun musical talent.  Strewn with vibrant colors, inviting festival aromas—kettle corn, funnel cakes, fried pies—the ringing of stringed instruments, and the sound of dancing feet, the Front Street Arts and Crafts Show will provide fun for all ages!

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Cashiers Benefit Antique Show

July 18 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 07.17.2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 07.18.2021 at 9:00 am

Blue Ridge School, 95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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$10

The Cashiers Benefit Antique Show offers 60 exhibitors from the U.S. and Great Britain. The show is designed to be all-inclusive, offering antiques for the novice as well as the advanced collector and the visitor who is looking for that special gift or items to embellish the home. Items featured include fine silver and silver plate, jewelry, porcelain, cut and art glass, French, English and American furniture – formal and country, black forest, cabin, and lodge furnishings. Other antiques include…

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Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament

July 24 @ 6:30 amJuly 25 @ 9:00 pm
Cherokee Enterprise Waters Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
$21
Tim Hill Trout Tournament

Cherokee remembers their very own Tim Hill, a longtime beloved employee of the trout hatchery, by hosting a trout tournament in his name.

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Summer Colors Fine Art Show

July 24 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 07.25.2021 at 10:00 am

Sapphire Valley Community Center, 207 Sapphire Valley Rd
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Free
Painting of a bear in the woods.

Enjoy the work of local artists at the Summer Colors Fine Art Show.

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Summer Colors Fine Art Show

July 25 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on 07.25.2021 at 10:00 am

Sapphire Valley Community Center, 207 Sapphire Valley Rd
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Free
Painting of a bear in the woods.

Enjoy the work of local artists at the Summer Colors Fine Art Show.

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August 2021

Hook, Line & Drinker Festival

August 21 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

The annual Hook, Line & Drinker Festival will be held at the Bridge Park in Sylva, N.C. This "Top 20 Event in the Southeast" 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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September 2021

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

September 4 @ 6:30 amSeptember 5 @ 8:30 pm
Cherokee Enterprise Waters Cherokee, NC 28719 United States + Google Map
$15
Qualla Country Trout Tournament

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament brings the best of fishing and some friendly competition for all anglers.

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Green Energy Park Youth Arts Fest

September 18 @ 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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October 2021

Colorfest! Arts & Crafts Walk

October 2 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC 28779 United States
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This unique historic town welcomes visitors to enjoy this year's Arts & Crafts Walk. Although the event has been changed a little this year, attendees will still enjoy meeting and talking with local artists and learning about their work. All the while surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the mountains.

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December 2021

Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 3 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 12.04.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.10.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.11.2021 at 5:00 pm

Front Street, Dillsboro, 42 Front Street
Dillsboro, 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! 2,500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios as shopkeepers provide holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Enjoy live music while the children will experience a socially distant and safe visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event will take place the first two Friday and Saturdays of December.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 4 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on 12.04.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.10.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.11.2021 at 5:00 pm

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

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! 2,500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios as shopkeepers provide holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Enjoy live music while the children will experience a socially distant and safe visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event will take place the first two Friday and Saturdays of December.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 10 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 12.04.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.10.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.11.2021 at 5:00 pm

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

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! 2,500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios as shopkeepers provide holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Enjoy live music while the children will experience a socially distant and safe visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event will take place the first two Friday and Saturdays of December.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

December 11 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 12.04.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.10.2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12.11.2021 at 5:00 pm

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

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! 2,500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios as shopkeepers provide holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Enjoy live music while the children will experience a socially distant and safe visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event will take place the first two Friday and Saturdays of December.

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Holiday Fireworks in Downtown Sylva

December 17 @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free
Fireworks behind Sylva banner

Make this holiday season merry and bright - literally! Spark up some much needed holiday cheer with the first-ever Holiday Fireworks in Downtown Sylva. On Dec. 17, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, witness the luminescent display over the town of Sylva. Get here early and enjoy holiday music while finding the perfect gift for your loved ones at our unique downtown shops, or grab dinner at one of our award-winning non-chain restaurants.

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