Smoky Mountain Events

2018 Calendar of Events 

May 25-28

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Kick off the summer with a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains! Join us for the Grand Opening of our swimming pools for the season, the island-themed kickoff party on Saturday features live music by the Caribbean Cowboys and a tropical luau buffet from Chef Williams which is sure to please! Fun and family friendly activities will take place all weekend long, so make memories this summer season at Fontana Village Resort!

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June 15-16

Graham County’s First Annual Native Azalea Festival

FRIDAY, JUNE 15th. Guided HIKES to Hooper Bald to view the Native Azaleas. SATURDAY, JUNE 16th. Food, Arts, Crafts, Antique Booths, and Kids Activities on the Court House Square  10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Special Awards Presentation and Music will start at 6:00 P.M. For more information or to sign up please call Graham County Travel and Tourism at 828-479-3790.

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July 1-7

Fourth of July Celebration

Join us in celebrating everything that makes America the great nation that she is. There will be fireworks, field and water games, hometown parade, a BBQ cookout and much, much more. Enjoy our swimming pools and lazy river, miles of hiking trails, disc golf and mini golf course and many other recreation amenities while you vacation in the Smokies. Experience the best fireworks in North Carolina on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend!

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July 7

ATC Presents: Kill the Dam Invasives Workday

Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for a big work day to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act! Work to protect native species in the Southern Appalachians by removing the invasive species from both sides of the Fontana Dam, where the National Forests meets the National Park. Volunteer work be positioned in multiple locations along the A.T. to make the greatest impact. This event is suitable for experienced trail maintainers as well as beginners and is supported by REI, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TVA, and the USFS. 

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October 21-26

Fall Hike Week

Our Fall Hike Week itinerary 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 22-25

Thanksgiving Family Festivities

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, tree trimming, a turkey shoot, and much more!


December 31

New Years Eve Celebration

Join us for our New Year’s Eve Celebration with an incredible dinner at the Mountview Restaurant. 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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