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Independence Day Celebrations

July 2-5, 2015

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! Details coming soon. 

Sponsored in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, July 2

  • 5:30 p.m.Special Dinner - Meal ticket required. Tent beside Stuart Auditorium (Rain location: Terrace Dining Room)
  • 7:30 p.m.Balsam Range Concert, Stuart Auditorium

Friday, July 3

  • 7:30 a.m.Breakfast in hotels
  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Family Activities, Field near pool / recreation area.
    Lunch on your own and a free afternoon to explore Waynesville and area hiking trails.
  • 5:30 p.m.Dinner in hotels
  • 7:30 p.m.Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, Stuart Auditorium

Saturday, July 4

  • 7:30 a.m.Breakfast in hotels
  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Parade (Starts at Lambuth Inn & runs along Lakeshore Drive. )
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. BBQ Picnic at Nanci Weldon Gym:– Meal ticket required.
    Family Activities at Nanci Weldon Gym
    Eddie Rose and the Highway 40 Bluegrass band perform at picnic
    Lake Junaluska Singers perform Star Spangled Banner
  • 5:30 p.m.Dinner in hotels
  • 7:30 p.m.Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, Stuart Auditorium
  • 9:30 p.m.Fireworks begin immediately following concert

Sunday, July 5

  • 7:30 a.m.Breakfast in hotels
  • 9:00 a.m.Holy Communion, Memorial Chapel
  • 9:30 a.m.Adult Sunday School, Harrell Center
  • 10:45 a.m.Summer Worship, 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.