Smoky Mountain Events

2016 Calendar of Events

February 12 - 14, 2016


Join us at Fontana Village for the perfect Valentine's Weekend!


February 13 & 14, 2016

Join Us at Fontana's Mountview Restaurant for a delicious five-course meal you will fall in love with!


March 5, 2016



Fontandango is the newest addition to the Foot Rx Winter trail series. This 10 Mile loop is made up of primarily well maintained single track trail, mixture of rolling hills and short steep climbs on the property of Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, NC.

Runners will enjoy scenic views of Fontana Dam and surrounding mountains with a well supported route of 4 aid stations per loop. Runners may register for the 10 mile race (1 loop) 50k race (3 loops) and 50 mile (5 loops)

Runners in the 50k and 50 mile races may set up a “drop bag” support location at the start finish area. Runners will return to this area every 10 miles before beginning the route again.

Overnight accommodations are available for Friday and Saturday night at the Fontana Village Resort with special event pricing. Rooms are limited. Mention the race when you call to register.

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March 12 - 13, 2016

2016 Bass Tournament

2016 Fontana Classic Bass Fishing Tournament

Win fabulous prizes including a 2015 F-150 provided by Andy Shaw Ford!

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March 25 - 27, 2016


Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Activities include scenic lake tours, an Easter egg hunt, guided nature hikes, and much more!

March 28 - 30, 2016

Hiker Haze

Attention AT hikers and weekend trail adventurers: Whether you're coming in off the trail for a couple of "Zero Days" or visiting the Smokies for a weekend in the forest, plan on being at Fontana Village Resort for its second annual Hiker Haze Event. Activities include free disc golf lessons, educational presentations, karaoke, campfires, $1.00 movies and popcorn and much more. 

April 17 - 21, 2016

Whether you are a returning Spring Hike Week participant, or if this is your first time here at the Village, we welcome you and hope you have a wonderful time enjoying Fontana Village Resort. Join us for guided hikes and educational programs, there are many scheduled activities that will be available for you to participate in! 

May 6 - 8, 2016

Mother's Day

Treat Mom and the family to a wonderful weekend of fun in the mountains! Call the Resort today at 828-498-2211 to book your lodging. Then join us for Mother's Day Brunch at the Mountview Restaurant on Sunday, May 8th. The Mountview Restaurant offers a savory menu featuring many locally inspired dishes that will surely please any Mom! 

May 22 - 26, 2016

2016 Bass Tournament

2016 Spring Accent on Rounds

Join us for the Spring Accent on Rounds. Instruction, Workshops and Fun!

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May 27 - 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Join us for our annual Summer Kick Off. Get ready for live music and a full weekend of fun and entertainment at the resort. Enjoy historical exhibits and activities based on Appalachian culture and heritage for the holiday. 

July 3 - 4, 2016

July 4

Join us in celebrating everything that makes America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! 

September 2 - 5, 2016

Labor Day

Exciting events for the whole family!

September 11 - 15, 2016


Come celebrate the 100th semi-annual Accent on Rounds! Dance instruction, workshops and fun!

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September 17, 2016

Family Hiking Day

ATC Family Hiking Day Celebration

Guided Hikes for families and all ages, refreshments, educational programs, arts and crafts.

September 25 - 28, 2016

Festival of the Rounds

Join us for this all round dance festival where you can dance the nights away on Fontana's famous floating hardwood dance floor.

October 23 - 27, 2016

Fall Hike Week

Includes guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as many other scheduled events. Join other guests for an assortment of evening lectures and programs. Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.

October 1 - 31, 2016

Pumpkins and Peanuts

Every Saturday in October, enjoy our pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting extravaganza. Classic Peanuts film, “It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” will be showing in the evening at the outdoor theater.

November 23 - 26, 2016


Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Thanksgiving feast at the Mountview Restaurant. We will have guided hikes, square dancing and much more!

December 1 - 31, 2016


Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas Weekend featuring holiday festivities and winter fun!

December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

Join us for our New Year’s Eve Celebration which includes a dinner buffet at the Mountview Restaurant, live music ,and a midnight Champagne toast. Reservations are required, so call (828) 498-2115 now to book this incredible evening!


Area Events

Just a short drive from Fontana, The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a vital contributor to the preservation of the Appalachian mountain heritage of Western North Carolina. Throughout the year they celebrate mountain traditions through music programs, heritage festivals, workshops and other events that appeal to all age groups. Visit their website for a full schedule of events available during your visit.

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