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Junior Ranger: Gourmet Dining on Four Feet    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 11, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
How can a bear eat yellow jackets-YUCK! I heard that raccoons can open cans? Can they, do they, I heard that! Adaptation is crucial to survival for park residents as they dine in the Smokies. Join in and experience some incredible ways animals have adapted food and shelter. This event begins at 11:00 a.m. and lasts 45 minutes. Easy. Accessible.
Oconaluftee Compass Challenge    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 11, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
In this age of high-tech devices which depend on batteries and wireless signals, it's good to remember our older and more reliable tools. Learn the basic use of a magnetic orienteering compass on this fun, farm-themed scavenger hunt. Easy, but participants should be able to count by fives. Recommended for age 9 and up, but younger children are welcome with parents or older siblings. This event begins at 3:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 13, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10- 12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. This event lasts 30 minutes and begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger: Batteries Not Included    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 13, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join Park Staff for a fun morning of games. Learn a mix of historic games as well as more modern take on board-games. Each half hour features a different game. All ages welcome! Begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m and lasts 30 minutes.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 13, 2018 thru July 14, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Smokemont Evening Campfire Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 13, 2018 thru July 14, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a National Park Tradition - the evening campfire program. Topics vary but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. This event begins at 7:oo p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
A Great Rangering Skill     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 14, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Orienteering! -Rangers need many skills to be good at their job, but everyone wants to go home after a long day in the woods. Learning the basics of reading a compass will help you get home too after a great day in the forest. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: How Do I Get There from Here?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 14, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Reading a map to drive is becoming an uncommon skill, learning to read a map in the woods is even less common. Join us and understand the basic skill needed to read topographical maps and quadrangle maps when venturing into the wilds. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Flat Creek Ramble    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 14, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The name may not be flashy, but don't be fooled! Flat Creek Trail is one of the Smokie's finest. Enjoy views, birds, wildflowers, and a lovely Appalachian mountain stream on this ranger-led walk. Total trail length is 2.6 miles (one way), and the ranger-led portion will be about half of that. Participants have the option of finishing the trail on their own or returning to the trailhead with the ranger. This hike begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours. Moderate
Coffee with a Ranger    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 15, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a cup of coffee and find out what's happening in the park! Coffee provided. Bring a cup if you have one. Topics may vary based on visitor interests and things going on in the park. 1 hour
Down on the Farm    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 15, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Walk down to the Mountain Farm Museum and see what past-time settlers may have been engaged in such as gardening, woodworking, or other endeavors. Activities vary. Beginning at 1:00, this event lasts one hour.
Junior Ranger: Smokemont Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 15, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Bring a flashlight. Limited to 25 call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. This event begins at 8:45 and lasts 1 hour
Hike: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 16, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger on a hike to two cemeteries and learn about the end of life traditions of the early settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Discover how the traditions were the similar or dissimilar from today's rituals. Moderate hike with stream crossings on bridges. This 4 miles round-trip begins at 3:00 and takes about 3 hours.
Junior Ranger: Go Out On A Limb, Branch Out     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 17, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Sometimes we miss the trees for the forest but here is a chance to change how you see the Smokies. Using an identification key and clues you too can be a naturalist and not feel stumped when naming some of the common trees in this area of the park. This event begins at 2:00 and lasts 1 hour. Easy
Junior Ranger: Gourmet Dining on Four Feet    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 18, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
How can a bear eat yellow jackets-YUCK! I heard that raccoons can open cans? Can they, do they, I heard that…. Adaptation is crucial to survival for park residents as they dine in the Smokies. Join in and experience some incredible ways animals have adapted food and shelter. This event begins at 11:00 a.m. and lasts 45 minutes. Easy. Accessible.
Oconaluftee Compass Challenge    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 18, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
In this age of high-tech devices which depend on batteries and wireless signals, it's good to remember our older and more reliable tools. Learn the basic use of a magnetic orienteering compass on this fun, farm-themed scavenger hunt. Easy, but participants should be able to count by fives. Recommended for age 9 and up, but younger children are welcome with parents or older siblings. This event begins at 3:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 20, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10- 12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. This event lasts 30 minutes and begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger: Batteries Not Included    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 20, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join Park Staff for a fun morning of games. Learn a mix of historic games as well as more modern take on board-games. Each half hour features a different game. All ages welcome! Begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m and lasts 30 minutes.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 20, 2018 thru July 21, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Smokemont Evening Campfire Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 20, 2018 thru July 21, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a National Park Tradition - the evening campfire program. Topics vary but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. This event begins at 7:oo p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
A Great Rangering Skill     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 21, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Orienteering! -Rangers need many skills to be good at their job, but everyone wants to go home after a long day in the woods. Learning the basics of reading a compass will help you get home too after a great day in the forest. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: How Do I Get There from Here?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 21, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Reading a map to drive is becoming an uncommon skill, learning to read a map in the woods is even less common. Join us and understand the basic skill needed to read topographical maps and quadrangle maps when venturing into the wilds. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Flat Creek Ramble    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 21, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The name may not be flashy, but don't be fooled! Flat Creek Trail is one of the Smokie's finest. Enjoy views, birds, wildflowers, and a lovely Appalachian mountain stream on this ranger-led walk. Total trail length is 2.6 miles (one way), and the ranger-led portion will be about half of that. Participants have the option of finishing the trail on their own or returning to the trailhead with the ranger. This hike begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours. Moderate
Coffee with a Ranger    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 22, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a cup of coffee and find out what's happening in the park! Coffee provided. Bring a cup if you have one. Topics may vary based on visitor interests and things going on in the park. 1 hour
Down on the Farm    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 22, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Walk down to the Mountain Farm Museum and see what past-time settlers may have been engaged in such as gardening, woodworking, or other endeavors. Activities vary. Beginning at 1:00, this event lasts one hour.
Junior Ranger: Smokemont Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 22, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Bring a flashlight. Limited to 25 call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. This event begins at 8:45 and lasts 1 hour
Hike: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 23, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger on a hike to two cemeteries and learn about the end of life traditions of the early settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Discover how the traditions were the similar or dissimilar from today’s rituals. Moderate hike with stream crossings on bridges. This 4 miles round-trip begins at 3:00 and takes about 3 hours.
Junior Ranger: Go Out On A Limb, Branch Out     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 24, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Sometimes we miss the trees for the forest but here is a chance to change how you see the Smokies. Using an identification key and clues you too can be a naturalist and not feel stumped when naming some of the common trees in this area of the park. This event begins at 2:00 and lasts 1 hour. Easy
Junior Ranger: Gourmet Dining on Four Feet    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 25, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
How can a bear eat yellow jackets-YUCK! I heard that raccoons can open cans? Can they, do they, I heard that! Adaptation is crucial to survival for park residents as they dine in the Smokies. Join in and experience some incredible ways animals have adapted food and shelter. This event begins at 11:00 a.m. and lasts 45 minutes. Easy. Accessible.
Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 27, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10- 12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. This event lasts 30 minutes and begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger: Batteries Not Included    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 27, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join Park Staff for a fun morning of games. Learn a mix of historic games as well as more modern take on board-games. Each half hour features a different game. All ages welcome! Begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m and lasts 30 minutes.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 27, 2018 thru July 28, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Smokemont Evening Campfire Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 27, 2018 thru July 28, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a National Park Tradition - the evening campfire program. Topics vary but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. This event begins at 7:oo p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
A Great Rangering Skill     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 28, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Orienteering! -Rangers need many skills to be good at their job, but everyone wants to go home after a long day in the woods. Learning the basics of reading a compass will help you get home too after a great day in the forest. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: How Do I Get There from Here?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 28, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Reading a map to drive is becoming an uncommon skill, learning to read a map in the woods is even less common. Join us and understand the basic skill needed to read topographical maps and quadrangle maps when venturing into the wilds. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Flat Creek Ramble    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 28, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The name may not be flashy, but don't be fooled! Flat Creek Trail is one of the Smokie's finest. Enjoy views, birds, wildflowers, and a lovely Appalachian mountain stream on this ranger-led walk. Total trail length is 2.6 miles (one way), and the ranger-led portion will be about half of that. Participants have the option of finishing the trail on their own or returning to the trailhead with the ranger. This hike begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours. Moderate
Coffee with a Ranger    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 29, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a cup of coffee and find out what's happening in the park! Coffee provided. Bring a cup if you have one. Topics may vary based on visitor interests and things going on in the park. 1 hour
Down on the Farm    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 29, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Walk down to the Mountain Farm Museum and see what past-time settlers may have been engaged in such as gardening, woodworking, or other endeavors. Activities vary. Beginning at 1:00, this event lasts one hour.
Junior Ranger: Smokemont Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 29, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Bring a flashlight. Limited to 25 call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. This event begins at 8:45 and lasts 1 hour
Hike: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 30, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger on a hike to two cemeteries and learn about the end of life traditions of the early settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Discover how the traditions were the similar or dissimilar from today’s rituals. Moderate hike with stream crossings on bridges. This 4 miles round-trip begins at 3:00 and takes about 3 hours.
Junior Ranger: Go Out On A Limb, Branch Out     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 31, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Sometimes we miss the trees for the forest but here is a chance to change how you see the Smokies. Using an identification key and clues you too can be a naturalist and not feel stumped when naming some of the common trees in this area of the park. This event begins at 2:00 and lasts 1 hour. Easy
Junior Ranger: Gourmet Dining on Four Feet    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 1, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
How can a bear eat yellow jackets-YUCK! I heard that raccoons can open cans? Can they, do they, I heard that! Adaptation is crucial to survival for park residents as they dine in the Smokies. Join in and experience some incredible ways animals have adapted food and shelter. This event begins at 11:00 a.m. and lasts 45 minutes. Easy. Accessible.
Oconaluftee Compass Challenge    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 1, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
In this age of high-tech devices which depend on batteries and wireless signals, it's good to remember our older and more reliable tools. Learn the basic use of a magnetic orienteering compass on this fun, farm-themed scavenger hunt. Easy, but participants should be able to count by fives. Recommended for age 9 and up, but younger children are welcome with parents or older siblings. This event begins at 3:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 3, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10- 12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. This event lasts 30 minutes and begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger: Batteries Not Included    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 3, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join Park Staff for a fun morning of games. Learn a mix of historic games as well as more modern take on board-games. Each half hour features a different game. All ages welcome! Begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m and lasts 30 minutes.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 3, 2018 thru August 4, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Smokemont Evening Campfire Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 3, 2018 thru August 4, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a National Park Tradition - the evening campfire program. Topics vary but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. This event begins at 7:oo p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
A Great Rangering Skill     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 4, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Orienteering! -Rangers need many skills to be good at their job, but everyone wants to go home after a long day in the woods. Learning the basics of reading a compass will help you get home too after a great day in the forest. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: How Do I Get There from Here?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 4, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Reading a map to drive is becoming an uncommon skill, learning to read a map in the woods is even less common. Join us and understand the basic skill needed to read topographical maps and quadrangle maps when venturing into the wilds. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Flat Creek Ramble    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 4, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The name may not be flashy, but don't be fooled! Flat Creek Trail is one of the Smokie's finest. Enjoy views, birds, wildflowers, and a lovely Appalachian mountain stream on this ranger-led walk. Total trail length is 2.6 miles (one way), and the ranger-led portion will be about half of that. Participants have the option of finishing the trail on their own or returning to the trailhead with the ranger. This hike begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours. Moderate
Coffee with a Ranger    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 5, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a cup of coffee and find out what's happening in the park! Coffee provided. Bring a cup if you have one. Topics may vary based on visitor interests and things going on in the park. 1 hour
Down on the Farm    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 5, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Walk down to the Mountain Farm Museum and see what past-time settlers may have been engaged in such as gardening, woodworking, or other endeavors. Activities vary. Beginning at 1:00, this event lasts one hour.
Junior Ranger: Smokemont Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 5, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Bring a flashlight. Limited to 25 call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. This event begins at 8:45 and lasts 1 hour
Hike: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 6, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger on a hike to two cemeteries and learn about the end of life traditions of the early settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Discover how the traditions were the similar or dissimilar from today's rituals. Moderate hike with stream crossings on bridges. This 4 miles round-trip begins at 3:00 and takes about 3 hours.
Junior Ranger: Go Out On A Limb, Branch Out     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 7, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Sometimes we miss the trees for the forest but here is a chance to change how you see the Smokies. Using an identification key and clues you too can be a naturalist and not feel stumped when naming some of the common trees in this area of the park. This event begins at 2:00 and lasts 1 hour. Easy
Junior Ranger: Gourmet Dining on Four Feet    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 8, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
How can a bear eat yellow jackets-YUCK! I heard that raccoons can open cans? Can they, do they, I heard that! Adaptation is crucial to survival for park residents as they dine in the Smokies. Join in and experience some incredible ways animals have adapted food and shelter. This event begins at 11:00 a.m. and lasts 45 minutes. Easy. Accessible.
Oconaluftee Compass Challenge    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 8, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
In this age of high-tech devices which depend on batteries and wireless signals, it's good to remember our older and more reliable tools. Learn the basic use of a magnetic orienteering compass on this fun, farm-themed scavenger hunt. Easy, but participants should be able to count by fives. Recommended for age 9 and up, but younger children are welcome with parents or older siblings. This event begins at 3:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 10, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10- 12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. This event lasts 30 minutes and begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger: Batteries Not Included    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 10, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join Park Staff for a fun morning of games. Learn a mix of historic games as well as more modern take on board-games. Each half hour features a different game. All ages welcome! Begins at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m and lasts 30 minutes.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 10, 2018 thru August 11, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Smokemont Evening Campfire Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 10, 2018 thru August 11, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a Ranger for a National Park Tradition - the evening campfire program. Topics vary but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. This event begins at 7:oo p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
A Great Rangering Skill     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 11, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Orienteering! -Rangers need many skills to be good at their job, but everyone wants to go home after a long day in the woods. Learning the basics of reading a compass will help you get home too after a great day in the forest. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Junior Ranger: How Do I Get There from Here?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 11, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Reading a map to drive is becoming an uncommon skill, learning to read a map in the woods is even less common. Join us and understand the basic skill needed to read topographical maps and quadrangle maps when venturing into the wilds. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
Flat Creek Ramble    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 11, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The name may not be flashy, but don't be fooled! Flat Creek Trail is one of the Smokie's finest. Enjoy views, birds, wildflowers, and a lovely Appalachian mountain stream on this ranger-led walk. Total trail length is 2.6 miles (one way), and the ranger-led portion will be about half of that. Participants have the option of finishing the trail on their own or returning to the trailhead with the ranger. This hike begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours. Moderate
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 17, 2018 thru August 18, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 24, 2018 thru August 25, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Music on the River    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 31, 2018 thru September 1, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.
Mountain Life Festival    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  September 15, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join park staff and volunteers 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate the fall harvest. The Mountain Farm Museum will be alive with history as demonstrators provide visitors with a glimpse into the past as they make soap, apple cider, sorghum molasses, hominy, music and more.
Cherokee Bonfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  May 25, 2018 thru October 27, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601
This event is offered on Friday and Saturday nights from May-October (except September).

Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:
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