Arts & Worship events at Lake Junaluska are sure to inspire and enhance your creative abilities! The arts, worship, and preaching have been hallmarks of the Junaluska experience since its inception, and these events continue to provide an opportunity for participants to express themselves through art, music, and dance.
April 15-16, 2017
Spring in the mountains of western North Carolina brings a burst of color, with wildflowers evidencing rebirth and renewal. Gather with family and friends at Lake Junaluska to celebrate Easter with a powerful sunrise service and other special Easter activities. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds. Read More
June 25-30, 2017
A multi-generational event of arts, praise, and renewal in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, especially designed for those who want to sing, dance, or act all week, as well as for those who lead these ministries in local congregations. Sponsored by the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Read More
June 30 - July 2, 2017
John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar from Edinburgh who has written over 15 books and is a leading expert on Celtic Spirituality. The weekend will include 4 sessions with John Philip, Taize Worship, and creative workshops. Read more
August 1-4, 2017
This year’s theme, Forgiveness - Living in Grace, will carry throughout the weekend of worship, workshops, professional training, and fellowship relating to the second half of life. Designed for individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders and sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults, it is an experience of inspiration and renewal. Read More.
September 1-2, 2017
The 47th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. Expect to see fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams. Read More.
November 16-19, 2017
The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation.Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace. Read More
December 7-10, 2017
Friday evening, experience an awe-inspiring performance of Handel’s Messiah. On Saturday, enjoy our traditional Craft Fair, followed by a special Christmas performance by The Cockman Family. Saturday evening, the festivities will conclude with a concert of classic Christmas carols. Read More