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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.

Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska

Summer Worship Series

June 9 - August 4, 2019

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.

Folkmoot International Festival Lake Junaluska

Folkmoot International Festival

Opening Ceremony: July 19, 2019 | Closing Ceremony: July 28, 2019

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 Concert Series

July-December 2019

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 and more as you explore our 2019 Concert Series. Read More

Lake Junaluska Singers Raleigh Ringers August Concert Weekend Associates Weekend

August Concert Weekend

August 2-4, 2019

A special weekend of concerts, hosted by the Lake Junaluska Associates and featuring a concert by the Lake Junaluska Singers, takes place in August each year. 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 5-8, 2019

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.

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 30-31, 2019

The 50th 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. 18-20, 2019

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

The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

November 21-24, 2019

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

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

December 6-8, 2019

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 12-15, 2019

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

Moravian Love Feast at Lake Junaluska

Candelight Service in the Moravian Tradition

December 21, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

This evening worship service in historic Memorial Chapel is a time of carols, special music and prayer, accompanied by sweet coffee and buns in the Moravian tradition of love and fellowship in Christ. 

Easter Celebrations at Lake Junaluska

Easter at Lake Junaluska

April 10-12, 2020

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

Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska

Music & Worship Arts Week

Dates Coming Soon!

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.

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks at Lake Junaluska

Independence Day Celebrations

July 3-5, 2020

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