1223 Tsali Boulevard
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone: (828) 497-3500
Fax: (828) 497-9375
Nestled in the Cherokee Central Schools, the Cultural Arts Center is a multi-purpose arts facility. Apart from rehearsals and performances of the school students and academic functions, this center hosts variety of events. Classical concerts, dance performances, cultural programs and many other events are held here. For more details, call ahead.
With an area of 13,801 square feet, the Council Fire Ballroom is one of the biggest event centers in the city of Cherokee. Belonging to the prestigious Harrah's Cherokee, the Council Fire Ballroom is a venue where dinner parties, conferences, banquets and other events take place. The room is divided into four separate halls which are used for specific occasions, seating over hundred and fifty people each. The Council Fire Ballroom has their own catering service thus, you can be assured of being entertained and well looked after while attending an event here. For further information do visit their website.
Bryson City's Marianna Black Library is more than just a public library, it's a central piece of the community in Bryson City. Serving Jackson, Macon and Swan counties, this public library has complimentary Internet access, plays free movies in the library's auditorium and has free music programs. The free music programs are particularly enjoyable since twice a month there are community music jam sessions where anyone can join in the music making or simply sit back and enjoy the merriment.
A spectacular stream of colored flares wind down the mountain during this very unique parade that takes place near the end of December and offers complimentary holiday refreshments in the lodge before the parade starts.
This dinner theatre offers spectacular entertainment with beautifully costumed performers and a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. Performances include music of all types, including country, bluegrass, and gospel, plus they also perform magic shows and comedies.
Open nightly from May through October, this opry performs traditional Appalachian bluegrass and mountain music with a world renowned banjo picker.
A truly unique venue, this performing company offers one-of-a-kind mountain music and dancing, such as square dancing, line dancing, clogging, and two stepping, performed to country bluegrass and gospel music. Preshow dance lessons are available.
E. J. Whitmire Stadium is a plush multi-purpose arena located on the campus of Western Carolina University that is a haven of sorts for all sports buffs. Built in 1974, the stadium is home to many of the University's football and athletic teams. The stadium is well facilitated with comfortable seats offering unobstructed views, a press box, locker rooms, practice facilities and so on. Many tournaments, leagues and varsity fixtures are played here.
Ramsey Regional Activity Center or the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center is part of the Western Carolina University and is a plush multi-purpose arena. The arena is a meeting place of sorts for all the sports and recreational buzz in the campus. It can hold around 8000 people and provides many sports facilities. There are many basketball courts, jogging tracks, racket ball courts, skateboard facilities and so on. Events here include convocations, concerts, sports tournaments, matches and so on.
In the city of Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Community Center is where to head to for a complete activity filled day. Standing at about 52,000 square feet, this center is equipped with facilities for swimming, racquetball, bowling, a fitness center and more activities that are a must for any sports enthusiast. Plus, nearby there are tennis courts, a golf course, and a skate park that complete the package for the sports fan. Though the facilities are not free of charge, the fees applicable are very minimal. The center is also where some of the city's sports events take place. For more information, please see the website.
The region's award winning theater company, performing a year round schedule of plays and musicals from its home, the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House in downtown Waynesville. This beautiful state of the art facility situated on an eight acre national historic site opened in 1997 and sits in the shadow of Cold Mountain. HART's productions have attracted audiences from throughout the region for more than two decades.
Cooter's Place is the brainchild of Ben Jones who played the character of Cooter in the famed series 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. The Gatlinburg store houses the Dukes of Hazzard museum containing the series' memorabilia and a store which stocks t-shirts, books and more. Cooters is open from 10 am. Families at large can have a fun time at the indoor race track at Cooters. The space also plays host to a variety of private parties and functions. Check the website or call for additional information.