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Arts & Worship

Arts & Worship events at Lake Junaluska are sure to inspire and enhance your creative abilities! The arts, worship, and preaching have been hallmarks of the Junaluska experience since its inception, and these events continue to provide an opportunity for participants to express themselves through art, music, and dance.

Easter Celebrations at Lake Junaluska

Easter at Lake Junaluska

April 4, 2021

Spring in the mountains of western North Carolina brings a burst of color, with wildflowers evidencing rebirth and renewal. Gather with family and friends at Lake Junaluska to celebrate Easter with a powerful sunrise service and festive meal at the Lakeside Bistro. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk, which is traditionally held during Easter, will be held on Labor Day weekend in 2021. Read More

Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska

Summer Worship Series

2021 Dates Coming Soon

Join us for spirited worship services led by internationally known preachers on Sundays at Lake Junaluska in Stuart Auditorium. On Monday nights throughout the summer, renew your soul in our contemplative Taize services of prayer and song held in Memorial Chapel. Read More.

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks at Lake Junaluska

Independence Day Celebrations

2021 Dates Coming Soon

The celebrations include a concert by the award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range. A parade, fireworks, community picnic, garden tour and other family activities round out the week. Read More

Folkmoot International Festival Lake Junaluska

Folkmoot International Festival

2021 Dates Coming Soon

Folkmoot USA, North Carolina's Official International Festival, is a celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Opening and closing ceremonies for Folkmoot will take place on stage in the historic Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. This performance highlights more than 200 international dancers and musicians. Read More.

Lake Junaluska Fall Choir Music Weekend

Choir Music Weekend

October 15-17, 2021

Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with other small and medium sized choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. Read More

Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 2-5, 2021

You’ve led a full life. How do you continue to live into that fullness in retirement? Individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders in the second half of life will gather for worship, workshops, professional training and fellowship in the North Carolina mountains.Read More.

The Holidays at Lake Junaluska

The Holidays at Lake Junaluska

November 23, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Let the nostalgic charm of Appalachian hospitality warm you this holiday season at Lake Junaluska. During our 7-week celebration, get in the spirit with Christmas decorations throughout our lakeside village with lights, garlands and wreaths. Read More

Balsam Range

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

December 2-5, 2021

Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They will host a two-day festival featuring some of the top bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the nation. Read More.

Candelight Service in the Moravian Tradition

December 19, 2020 | 4-6 p.m.

This drop-in evening worship service in historic Memorial Chapel is a time of special music and prayer, accompanied by water, coffee and Moravian cookies in the Moravian tradition of love and fellowship in Christ. 

Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska

Music & Worship Arts Week

June 19-24, 2022

Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting worship, the arts, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for all worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors. Read More.