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July 4th Celebration At Fontana Village Resort
Fireworks and Fun In the SmokiesFontana Village Resort. Fontana Dam, NC- The barbeque pit is ready, the music line up is hot and the fireworks are aimed towards the sky for this year’s annual July 4th Celebration at Fontana Village Resort. This year’s celebration includes a full slate of activities and entertainment for the entire family. The holiday activities schedule runs from Wednesday, July 3rd, through Saturday, July 6th.
June 6-11, 2013
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad debuts the BBQ & BREWS Train!
What: BBQ & BREWS Dinner Train! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Partnering with Nantahala Brewery and Heinzelmӓnnchen Brewery each will be sponsoring trains and providing exclusive tastes of their craft beer! This train travels to the Fontana Trestle and arrives just around sunset for a spectacular view! Arriving back at the depot promptly at 9pm, it will make for a wonderfully complete evening!
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The Azalea Garden at Stecoah Valley Center Is In Full Bloom
What a perfect way to relax and enjoy an afternoon. Bring a blanket, sit back and enjoy the variety of colors and sweet aroma of our azalea garden for the next few weeks while the flowers are in full bloom. The 1/3 mile paved nature trail and free high speed wi-fi service are always available.
Bring DAD Camping @ River Vista
Father's Day weekend all dads receive a Smoker/BBQ grill raffle ticket at check in. Weekend activities for dad includes: Texas hold em., breakfast, horseshoe tournament and guys movie. Father's Day weekend is coming soon June 14th, 15th & 16th. Call today to book your dads fun get-a-way.
New Festival Unites Blues, Brew & BBQ on Village Green
The village green in Cashiers springs to life this Memorial Day weekend with a new festival: Blues, Brew and BBQ.
Summer Series Brings Concerts to Sylva's Bridge Park
The Concerts on the Creek summer music series returns for its fifth season with 14 weeks of Friday evening concerts from late May through August.
Jackson County Visitors Guide Now Available
Details about hiking, rafting, fly fishing and other outdoor activities are available in the 2013 NC Mountains Visitors Guide, available free of charge from the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority.
The 48-page, full-color guide explores a variety of leisure pursuits in Jackson County’s popular mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro and Sylva.
Folks can learn about unique destinations like the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, the nation’s only fly fishing trail, and the Richland Balsam Overlook, the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway at 6,053 feet in elevation.
There’s also information on shopping, dining and lodging, as well as a detailed pull-out map of hiking trails and waterfalls. Lodging options include cozy bed-and-breakfast inns, cabin rentals, riverside hotels and notable mountain getaways like the High Hampton Inn and Balsam Mountain Inn.
“Unplug from the hustle and bustle and relax in the scenic mountains of Western North Carolina,” said Julie Spiro, executive director of the Jackson County Chamber.
To receive a complimentary NC Mountains Visitors Guide, call (800) 962-1911, or submit a request online at: www.MountainLovers.com. The guide can also be downloaded online.
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