2015 Calendar of Events

In addition to all the great events below, we have a Summer packed with weekly fun. Check out our Recurring Events Calendar.

September 4 - 6, 2015


Labor Day Weekend & LakeAlooza Celebration

There is something for everyone at the Fontana Marina! Enjoy great food, dancing, music and entertainment, and more. Come have fun on the lake with the entire family this Labor Day Holiday weekend!

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September 18-19, 2015

10th Annual Fontana Clogging Jamboree

Come experience a weekend unlike any other: Great national instructors, the world’s most famous oak clogging dance floor, live bluegrass music, and much more! Fontana Village has a rich history in square dancing and clogging and is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern clog dancing.  Steps like the "rockin’ chair" were invented at this very place. Come and experience the magic for yourself! Visit http://www.fontanaworkshop.com/ for more information.

 September 26, 2015

Family Hiking Day

Family Hiking Day

Family Hiking Day is celebrated and sponsored by the Town of Fontana Dam, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club, and Fontana Village Resort. Guest speakers, hike leaders and presenters will be coming from the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club, Balsam Mountain Preserve and the Highlands Nature Center. All activities are free, however, pre-registration is encouraged as guided hike sizes will be limited. Click here for more information.

September 27 - 30, 2015


21st Annual Autumn Holiday 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. Click here for more info!

December 1 - 30, 2015

Christmas in the Smokies

Christmas In The Smokies

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

December 31, 2015

New Years Eve Celebration

Join us for our New Year’s Eve Celebration which includes a dinner buffet at the Mountview Restaurant, live music, fireworks, and a midnight Champagne toast.

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!

Click here for more information about registration.


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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