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Jacksonville Children's Chorus Concert

When: Jun 24, 2021 7:00PM
Where: Amphitheater
Category: Special Events

Lake Junaluska's Summer Activities Program kicks off with an outdoor performance of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus at the Amphitheater. 

The Jacksonville Children's Chorus provides a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride. The chorus serves as a cultural beacon for the children of the Northeast Florida region.

Admission to the concert is free to the public. 

Lake Junaluska Day

When: Jun 25, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Lake Junaluska Day is the celebration of the Lake’s 108 years with a day of prayer, sharing and giving. 

Floating Wish Lanterns

When: Jul 02, 2021 8:45PM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Join us at Lake Junaluska on Friday, July 2, at 8:45 p.m. as floating wish lanterns are set out along the water in honor and in memory of loved ones. To have a loved one's name placed on a lantern, you may make a donation of $35 per lantern using the online giving tool.

From its earliest days more than 100 years ago, Lake Junaluska has relied on charitable giving to help fulfill its mission. Because of the generosity of friends, community members, guests, participants, churches and other organizations, Lake Junaluska continues to be a place set apart for transformation and renewal.

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Balsam Range Concert

When: Jul 03, 2021 7:30PM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Special Events

Internationally acclaimed bluegrass group Balsam Range performs at Lake Junaluska's Stuart Auditorium on Saturday, July 3, 2021, as part of an Independence Day Celebrations weekend! Tickets are general admission and are $23, not including tax and fees. Purchase tickets online or call 800-965-9324.

A bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C., Balsam Range is one of the genre's most award-winning acts. The group has garnered more than 13 International Bluegrass Music Association awards including "Entertainer of the Year" in 2014 and in 2018. 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.

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Fireworks

When: Jul 04, 2021 9:30PM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

A fireworks display will begin at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, at Lake Junaluska as part of the lake's annual Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebration Weekend

When: From Jul 01, 2021 to Jul 04, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Lake Junaluska’s annual Independence Day Celebrations will feature music, barbecue and family-friendly fun — from Balsam Range concert to fireworks to floating wish lanterns. Click here to learn more about Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska

Out-of-the-Box Adventure Yoga Retreat

When: From Jul 18, 2021 to Jul 21, 2021 all day
Where: Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Offered in partnership with Waynesville Yoga Center, the Out-of-the-Box Adventure Yoga Retreat is designed to bring out your inner explorer as you experience the freedom and joy of linking yoga and adventure for you and a friend. Check out the retreat workshops and schedule, and Lake Junaluska's other upcoming yoga retreats!  

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

When: From Jul 25, 2021 to Jul 27, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Grow closer at a counselor-led, two-night Christian Marriage Enrichment Retreat at Lake Junaluska. You and your spouse will enjoy a getaway to a scenic 200-acre lake in the mountains of Western North Carolina, take time to talk about what matters most to you, and draw closer to God and each other. Join us for this event or an upcoming retreat September 12-14, 2021. Click here to learn more about Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska.

Associates Weekend

When: From Jul 30, 2021 to Aug 01, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Join us for a fun weekend of appreciation, recreation, music, storytelling, table fellowship, worship and connecting with friends! Click here to learn more about Lake Junaluska Associates Weekend

Festival of Wisdom and Grace

When: From Aug 02, 2021 to Aug 05, 2021 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

The 2021 Festival of Wisdom and Grace, a conference for finding purpose and renewal in the second half of life, will center on the theme "Living Abundantly in the Second Half of Life." Worship, workshops, recreation, entertainment and learning are part of the festival! Click here to learn more aboutthe Festival of Wisdom and Grace. 

Summer Youth Events

When: From May 28, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Youth and Young Adult

Bring your youth group to Lake Junaluska this summer to make memories and have fun as you grow closer to God and each other!  For 2021, we look forward to welcoming youth groups here to join us for outdoor summer devotions, canoeing, kayaking, hikes, picnics, worship song jams, campfires, scavenger hunts, Pilgrimages to the Cross, and more recreational activities including volleyball, cornhole, knockout (basketball), Gaga ball, 9 Square in the Air and field day fun. Learn more. 

Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk

When: Sep 04, 2021 8:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Recreation, Special Events

The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska through the Friends of the Lake program. Profits support the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas so that Lake Junaluska continues to be a place where the community can enjoy the walking trail, gardens and breathtaking vistas. Learn More!

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

When: From Sep 12, 2021 to Sep 14, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Grow closer at a cousnelor-led, two-night Christian Marriage Enrichment Retreat. You and your spouse will enjoy a getaway to a scenic 200-acre lake in the mountains of Western North Carolina, take time to talk about what matters most to you, and draw closer to God and each other. Click here to learn more about Marriage Enrichment Retreats at Lake Junaluska.

Aging Gracefully Yoga Retreat

When: From Sep 19, 2021 to Sep 22, 2021 all day
Where: The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

At the Aging Gracefully Yoga Retreat, learn how to let go of resistance to change, which causes suffering, and the illusion of control over all things. Become more adaptable and flexible in mind, body, and spirit for a healthier and happier you! Workshops and sessions led by instructors from Waynesville Yoga Center will be held at Lake Junaluska. Check out the retreat workshops, instructors and schedule, and Lake Junaluska's other upcoming yoga retreats!  

Choir Music Weekend

When: From Oct 15, 2021 to Oct 17, 2021 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment, Arts and Worship

Designed for small and medium-sized adult choirs, the weekend includes worship and specialized workshops. Groups will learn eight new anthems to take back to their home churches and revel in the beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska. The theme will be “Reflections of Christ — His Life and Mission.” Learn More!

Waynesville Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot

When: Nov 25, 2021 8:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

The Waynesville Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot 5K will be held at Lake Junaluska on Thanksgiving Day. Learn more.

Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska

When: From Nov 24, 2021 to Nov 26, 2021 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Spend Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska. Join us for a Thanksgiving meal at the Lakeside Bistro, and enjoy a peaceful waterfront setting with a lakeside trail to walk off the extra calories, rocking chairs for relaxation and plenty of festive holiday decorations. Stay the weekend or visit just for a day! Click here to learn more about Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska.

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

When: From Dec 02, 2021 to Dec 05, 2021 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Arts and Worship, Packages, Special Events

Enjoy the award-winning bluegrass group, Balsam Range, as they perform alongside friends for a festival featuring some of the top bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the nation. Learn More!

Holidays at Lake Junaluska

When: From Nov 22, 2021 to Jan 10, 2022 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Special Events

Winter kicks off at Lake Junaluska with a seven-week holiday season as volunteers and staff members decorate Lake Junaluska with wreaths, garlands, lights, bows and more. Cookies and treats, Christmas movies, a candlelight service in the Moravian tradition and special events help guests get in the holiday spirit. Carillon bells ring out Christmas favorites. Click here to learn more about Holidays at Lake Junaluska

Native American Conference

When: From Jun 24, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022 all day
Where: Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

The 2021 Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska will explore the theme “Healing the Sacred Hoop." JoAnn Chavis Lowery is the keynote speaker, Dr. David Lowry the Bible Study Leader, Dr. Lowry and Nicole Lowry leaders of the youth track, and Freeman Owle as conference storyteller.  Learn More about the Native American Conference.