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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.

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

March 1-4, 2018

The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation.Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace. Read More

Easter at Lake Junaluska

March 31-April 1, 2018

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 other special Easter activities. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds. Read More

Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska

Summer Worship Series

June 17 - August 5, 2018

Join us for a spirited traditional worship service on Sunday mornings at Lake Junaluska in Stuart Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. You won't want to miss our internationally known lineup of guest preachers. On Monday nights throughout the summer, a contemplative service of prayer and song modeled after the Taize Community in France takes place in Memorial Chapel. Read More.

Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska

Music & Worship Arts Week

June 24-29, 2018

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.

Lake Junaluska Concert Series

July-December 2018

Beginning with our Independence Day Celebrations and ending with the traditional Appalachian Christmas concerts, Lake Junaluska plays host to many well-known musicians from around the country. See Balsam Range, The Lake Junaluska Singers, The Martins and more as you explore our 2018 Concert Series. Read More

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks at Lake Junaluska

Independence Day Celebrations

July 1-5, 2018

“Red, White, and Bluegrass”: The celebrations include concerts by the award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range, Dove Award Winning gospel trio The Martins, and the Lake Junaluska Singers. A parade, fireworks, storyteller, community picnic, garden tour and other family activities round out the week. Read More. 

Folkmoot International Festival Lake Junaluska

Folkmoot International Festival

July 20-22 & 27-29, 2018

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 Singers Raleigh Ringers August Concert Weekend Associates Weekend

August Concert Weekend

August 3-5, 2018

The Lake Junaluska Singers and the Raleigh Ringers will perform during this weekend dedicated to celebrating the Lake Junaluska Associates. The Lake Junaluska Associates is an organization of individuals from across the jurisdiction and beyond, who love Lake Junaluska and want to serve in partnership with the Lake Junaluska Assembly. The concerts are open to the public, so join the Associates for a weekend of fun, entertainment and inspiration. Read More.

Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 13-16, 2018

Individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders in the second half of life will gather for worship, workshops, professional training and fellowship. This year's theme, The Wise Shall Shine, will discuss how to equip families and churches through a legacy of wisdom. Read More.

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 31-September 1, 2018

The 48th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. Expect to see fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams. Read More.

Lake Junaluska Fall Choir Music Weekend

Choir Music Weekend

Oct. 19-21, 2018

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

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

November 30 - December 1

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.

Appalachian Christmas

December 6-9, 2018

Let the nostalgic charm of Appalachian hospitality warm you this holiday season. Awaken the spirit of Christmas through festive live music, hearty meals and local artistry. Visit area shops or step back in time with turn-of-the-century Christmas décor at the exquisite Biltmore Estate. Read More