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2018 Information Coming Soon!

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,

Enjoy some photos from the 2017 Independence Day Celebration!

Independence Day Celebration Events

Balsam Range in Concert

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. 

The Lake Junaluska Singers

Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

The Lake Junaluska Singers are a 16-voice choral ensemble that has been performing at Lake Junaluska for more than 60 years. Their Independence Day performance kicks off their official summers season and will be a spectacular patriotic salute to the USA.

Independence Day Parade at Lake Junaluska

Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 11 a.m.

Individuals, families and businesses 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 winds its way from Lambuth Inn down along North Lakeshore Dr to the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym. Parade registration will open in May 2018. Check back to learn next year's theme and register your float for the parade! 

Fourth of July Picnic

July 4, 12-2 p.m.

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

Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebration

Come One, Come All!

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


Check back soon for 2018 rates and availability.