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 Independence Day Celebrations


Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals, and much more. 

Sponsored in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.

Balsam Range in Concert

July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They are the 2014 IBMA "Entertainer of the Year" recipients as well as the 2014 IBMA "Vocal Group of the Year" winners. Balsam Range consists of five members; on fiddle and lead tenor, Buddy Melton; on mandolin and vocals, Darren Nicholson; on stand up bass, dobro and vocals, Tim Surrett; on guitar and vocals, Caleb Smith; and on banjo, Dr. Marc Pruett. They are consistently touring the United States. Ticket information coming soon!

Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 11 a.m.

Individuals, families and businessness' from all over Haywood County come to participate in Lake Junaluska's Fourth of July Parade. It takes place on the morning of July 4 at 11 a.m and wends its way from Lambuth Inn down along North Lakeshore Dr to the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym. A parade theme will be announced closer to the date and those wishing to participate should fill out the parade registration form (.pdf) and return it to Liz Boyd at 

Fourth of July Picnic

July 4, 12-2 p.m.

Located at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym, the Lake Junaluska Fourth of July BBQ Picnic takes place directly after the parade has finished. The picnic features a delicious BBQ lunch, music and family-friendly activities including face-painting, bounce houses and balloon art. Tickets and pricing for lunch coming soon!

Come One, Come All!

We invite you to join us for all of the events listed above, as well as the following activities:

  • Family Olympics at 2 p.m. on July 3
  • Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. on July 3
  • Firworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4
  • Boat Tour aboard the historic Cherokee IV 
  • Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals
  • Stop by Junaluska Gifts & Grounds for a refreshing drink or the perfect gift!

3-Night Lodging Packages


  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • 1 buffet dinner
  • 1 Ribs & Chicken Cookout in VIP tent featuring a performance by Subject 2 Change
  • 1 BBQ Lunch in VIP tent


  • 2 tickets for Balsam Range, the July 3 Act, and the Lake Junaluska Singers
  • VIP seating for the fireworks
  • Lake Junaluska Independence Day Parade