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Arts & Worship

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.

Easter at Lake Junaluska

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

Music & Worship Arts Week

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

Summer Worship Series

July 2-August 6, 2017

The summer worship series includes a spirited traditional worship service on Sunday mornings in Stuart Auditorium and a contemplative Taize service of prayer and song on Monday evenings. Join us for transformative worship and fellowship! Read More

Listening for the Heartbeat of God

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

Lake Junaluska Concert Series

July-December 2017

Beginning with our Independence Day Celebrations and ending with the traditional Appalachian Christmas concerts, Lake Junaluska plays host to many well-known musicians from around the country. See Balsam Range, The Lake Junaluska Singers, Laura Story and more as you explore our 2017 Concert Series. Read More

Native American Summer Conference

Native American Summer Conference

July 28-30, 2017

The SEJANAM Summer Conference Weekend includes speakers, Bible study, and workshops.Registration is now open! Read More.

An Evening with Nat Chandler and Sarah Pfisterer

August 5, 2017

Enjoy a special night in Stuart Auditorium as you listen to Broadway standards sung by two well-known Broadway performers. Nat Chandler has worked both nationally and internationally on many Broadway great, as has Sarah Pfisterer. You won't want to miss this unique performance!  Read More.

Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 7-10, 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.

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

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.

Choir Music Weekend

Oct. 20-22, 2017

Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with other small and medium sized choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. Read More

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

December 1-2, 2017

Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They will host a two-day festival featuring some of the top bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the nation. Read More.

Appalachian Christmas

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

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

March 1-4, 2018

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