Summer Activites Program

The Summer Activities Program is offered by Lake Junaluska as a way for residents and vistors of the lake to find community and make memories with events throughout the season. Made possible through charitable giving, the program includes events for all ages. It's a great way to stay connected with the Lake Junaluska family.

This Week's Events


Jam Session 
Bring your instrument and strum along, sing along, dance along, or just listen in as Don Rankin leads a gathering of musicians from near and far in an evening of old time sing along favorites.
Harrell Center, Susan Todd Lounge, 7 p.m.

Folkmoot Opening Ceremony 
The Folkmoot festival kicks off with a ceremony featuring dancers and musicians from around the world. Reserve tickets now at or call 828-452-2997.
Stuart Auditorium, 7 p.m.


Summer Adult Sunday School
Led by Rob Huckaby.
Harrell Center, Susan Todd Lounge, 9:30 a.m.

Summer Worship Series
Featuring Bishop Sharma Lewis and the Lake Junaluska Singers. 
Stuart Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.

Creation Care Alliance Concert
An Appalachian music concert to benefit the Creation Care Alliance of WNC.
White Tent, 5 p.m.


Morning Devotion 
Led by Rev. Mitzi Johnson. 
Harrell Center Porch, 8 a.m.

Craft - Creative Weaving with Nancy Coghill
Learn to weave various materials onto a frame to create a woven art masterpiece. Nancy Coghill will lead this unique project. Supplies are provided and you are welcome to bring your own materials to weave in as well. 
Registration required as space is limited to 20. Children must be accompanied by an adult and each pair will complete one project.
To register, contact Rachel Watkins at 828-454-6702 or
Harrell Center, Room 105, 2 p.m.

Taizé Service of Prayer and Song 
A contemplative worship service.
Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m.



Movie Night - Field of Dreams
Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Nanci Weldon Gym Lawn, 9 p.m.


Lakeshore Goes Broadway Encore
The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform Broadway tunes in an encore of the performance from last week. The concert will be followed by an ice cream social on the patio behind the Harrell Center.
$20 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at the Bethea Welcome Center or at the door.
Harrell Center Auditorium, 7 p.m.


Board Games 
Come try out some popular new board games like King of Tokyo, Ticket to Ride, and Fluxx. We’ll have some classics on hand as well.
Harrell Center, Room 105, 2 p.m.


Story Time 
Bring the kids to hear some fun stories read aloud by one of our volunteers.
Library, 10:30 a.m.

Close out the summer season with one last bonfire. Bring your own s’mores supplies, or whatever else you’d like to cook over the flames, and we’ll provide the fire and roasting sticks.
Shackford Fire Pit, 7 p.m.


Lake Junaluska Singers Concert
Come hear the Singers perform in this free concert.
Waynesville First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.


Old Time Religion Hymn Sing
Join the Lake Junaluska Singers to revisit classic hymn favorites.
Memorial Chapel, 7 p.m.

The Junaluska Weekly is the best way to stay updated on events around Lake Junaluska.

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