Smoky Mountain Events

2017 Calendar of Events

February 16 - 19, 2017

Fontana Public Safety

Tri-County Community College hosts annual Fire and Rescue training events and seminars at Fontana. For more information and to register for classes, please visit:

March 11 - 12, 2017

Experience Fontana Lake at our 2017 Bass Tournament!

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March 3 - 4, 2017


Fontandango is the newest addition to the FootRx 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. Runners will enjoy scenic views of Fontana Dam and surrounding mountains. Runners may register for the 10 mile race (1 loop)  50k race (3 loops) and 50 mile (5 loops). This is a tough race! 80% of runners in the 50 miler dropped to the 50k – Will you be able to finish the challenge? For more information and register, please visit:

March 27-29, 2017

Hiker Haze

Attention AT hikers and trail adventurers: Whether you're coming in off the trail for a couple of "Zero Days" or visiting the Smokies for a getaway 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 14-16, 2017


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!

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April 16-20, 2017

Spring Hike

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! 

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May 12-14, 2017

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. The Mountview Restaurant offers a savory menu featuring many locally inspired dishes that will surely please any Mom! 

May 21-25, 2017


Join hosts John and Peg Kincaid for the Spring Accent on Rounds. Dance instruction, workshops and fun!

July 3-4, 2017

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!

August 20-21, 2017

Solar Eclipse


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Catch a front row seat for one of the rarest astronomical events in our lifetime. A full solar eclipse will occur at Fontana Village on Monday August 21st and last for over two minutes. Live entertainment, a cookout, and other activities are planned for the viewing party of this once in a lifetime event! Please visit for more information about the eclipse and call 828-498-2211 to make your reservations at Fontana Village Resort for this historic event.

September 10-14, 2017

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

September 21-23, 2017


Join Jeff Griggs, Naomi Pyle and many other returning and guest instructors for the 15th Annual Fontana Clogging Jamboree. Visit for required registration and schedule of events. 

October 15-19, 2017

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.

November 23-26, 2017


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, 2017


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

December 31, 2017

New Years 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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