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Independence Day Celebrations

July 3-6, 2014

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Our spectacular package includes reserved seat tickets to Balsam Range as well as to the Lake JunaluskaSingers in concert. Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals, and much more! Bring your family to the Lake this 4th of July! Two- night packages start at $172 per person, based on two people in a room.

Call 800-222-4930 to book today!

Sponsored in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.

 Tentative Schedule

Thursday, July 3

  • Special Dinner, 5:30 p.m.
  • Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorum

Friday, July 4

  • Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
  • Parade, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • BBQ Picnic and Family Activities, Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Bluegrass band with picnic
  • Lake Junaluska Singers perform Star Spangled Banner
  • Dinner, 5:30 p.m.
  • Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium
  • Fireworks, approximately 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

  • Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
  • Carolina Water Ski Show - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Free afternoon to explore Waynesville, hiking trails
  • Dinner, 5:30 p.m.
  • Balsam Range Concert, 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium

Sunday, July 6

  • Breakfast, 7:30 p.m.
  • Summer Worship, 10:45 a.m., Stuart Auditorium

Lake Junaluska Singers


The Lake Junaluska Singers, directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, are a 14-voice professional ensemble, which serves as the Ambassador choir for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The group began in 1954 and has performed nationally and internationally for conferences, dignitaries, and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk and musical theater styles.

Balsam Range

Balsam Range

From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes the Balsam Range band, creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience.