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Summer Activites Program

June 4 - August 1, 2018


The Summer Activities Program is offered by Lake Junaluska as a way for residents and visitors of the lake to find community and make memories with events throughout the season. Activities for the 2018 summer season will include outdoor movie nights, crafts, game days, yoga, bonfires and more. Made possible through charitable giving, the program includes events for all ages. It's a great way to stay connected with the Lake Junaluska family. 

Click here to see the most up-to-date calendar. 



Third Week: Schedule of Events

Monday, June 18
8:30 a.m. – Lakeside Devotion: Harrell Center Porch
9 p.m. – Monday Movie, Man of Steel: Nanci Weldon Gym lawn

Tuesday, June 19
6:30 p.m. – Mixed Flow Yoga: Inspiration Point

Wednesday, June 20
2 p.m. – Craft : Terrarium Fairy (or dinosaur!) Gardens: Harrell Center, Room 105

Thursday, June 21
10:30 a.m. – Gentle Yoga: Inspiration Point 7 p.m.
7 p.m. – Bonfire: Shackford Fire Pit


Second Week: Schedule of Events

Monday, June 11
8:30 a.m. – Lakeside Devotion: Harrell Center Porch

Tuesday, June 12
6:30 p.m. – Mixed Flow Yoga: Inspiration Point

Thursday, June 14
10:30 a.m. – Gentle Yoga: Inspiration Point 7 p.m.
7 p.m. – Bonfire: Shackford Fire Pit

Monday Night Movies

Select Mondays, 9 p.m. | Nanci Weldon Gym

Movie nights are a free event. Please bring a blanket or chair and dress for the weather. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. 

*Donations to support the Lake Junaluska Summer Activities program accepted. Visit to give.

June 4 – October Sky (PG)

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry with his friends against his father's wishes and most of the town.  When they learn they could become contenders in the national science fair with college scholarships being the prize, they learn they must perfect their craft and shoot for the stars. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern.

June 18 - Man of Steel (PG-13)

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon,.

June 25 - National Treasure (PG)

Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who've all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben's close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha.

July 9 - Moana (PG)

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.

July 16 - Letters to Juliet (PG)

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter. Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave.

July 23 - Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)

Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie's rough around the edges but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life. Maggie's career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor. Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman.

July 30 - Queen of Katwe (PG)

Written by NC sportswriter, Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is the inspiring Disney adaptation of the true story of a Phiona, a Ugandan girl living in the slum of Katwe who learns to play chess in a missionary program. As she journeys to become a Woman Candidate Master she must learn to overcome stress and identity issues as she is exposed to life outside Katwe. Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o.

Blue Ridge Big Band

Blue Ridge Big Band

Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m.   Start snappin' your fingers and tappin' your toes because the Blue Ridge Big Band is rolling into Lake Junaluska this summer. The Blue Ridge Big Band is an 18-piece group that will perform jazz classics composed by Glenn Miller to Chuck Mangione, playing selections such as "In the Mood" and "Strike Up the Band," all the way through to the music of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears. The band has played together for about five years and features some very talented musicians from Haywood County and the Asheville area. The members are professional educators, local merchants, tradespeople and many others who get together to have fun by making music. Come out for a night of great music and fun in the white tent near Stuart Auditorium. Admission is free. Please bring a chair or a blanket because seating is limited.. 

The Junaluska Weekly, published throughout the summer months, is the best way to stay updated on events around Lake Junaluska. Check here each week to see the new edition of the Junaluska Weekly

Click here to download the issue for June 1-8, 2018.

Click here to download the issue for June 8-15, 2018.

The Summer Activities Program is made possible through charitable giving. If you would like to support the Summer Activities Program by making a gift, please donate to the Annual Fund by visiting