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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.

Friends of the Lake 5K

Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m.

Join runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels during the Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk. All proceeds go towards the maintenance and beautification of the lake and grounds at Lake Junaluska. 

7:30 a.m.: Registration for the Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run opens at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym

9:00 a.m.: 5K Road Race 

9:05 a.m.: 5K Walk

9:45 a.m.: Kids Fun Run

Registration required. Click here for more information on this event.

Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk at Lake Junaluska
Children's Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Junaluska

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m.

Children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt located near Stuart Auditorium. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance for photos! Free and open to the public.

  • 11:30 a.m. - Ages 1-3
  • 11:40 a.m. - Ages 4-7
  • 11:50 p.m. - Ages 8-12

Sandwiches, hot dogs and other lunch items will be available for purchase near the information tent.

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 1 at 7 a.m.

Begin your Easter Sunday with a powerful Sunrise Service at the Amphitheater near the Lake Junaluska Cross. Rain location is Memorial Chapel. 

Preacher: Rev. Mitzi Johnson, Lake Junaluska director of programming

Liturgist: Rev. Susan Slye Giles, dean of Memorial Chapel.

Easter Sunrise Service at Lake Junaluska
Easter Celebration at Lake Junaluska

More Easter Events!

Easter Breakfast Buffet

Sunday, April 1, 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Tickets available at the The Terrace front desk on Easter morning.

Long's Chapel UMC Easter Service

Sunday, April 1, 10:25 a.m.

This lively Easter celebration will take place in Stuart Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

Easter Lunch Buffet

Sunday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a Sunday lunch with friends and family at The Terrace. Reservations required. Menu below!

Easter Lunch Buffet Menu

April 1, 2018

Bring friends and family for a delicious meal in The Terrace at Lake Junaluska.

The buffet runs from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and reservations are required. Call 828-454-6662.


Salad Offerings

Fresh Garden Salad with Assorted Toppings and Dressings

Fresh Cut Fruit with Dip

Cheese Display

Broccoli Salad

Deviled Eggs

  Roasted Red Potato Salad

Marinated Pasta Salad

Spring Congealed Salad


Main Offerings

Chef-Carved Roast Beef

 Baked Ham

Southern Fried Chicken

Fresh Seasoned Broccoli and Cauliflower

Scalloped Potatoes

Pineapple Casserole

Macaroni and Cheese

Parisian Glazed Carrots

Sugar Snap Peas


Dessert Offerings

An assortment of chef made desserts, to include a sugar free dessert assortment

Adults                                     $29.95 (plus tax)

Children 4-11              $13.00 (plus tax)

Children 3 and under free


Call 828-454-6662 for reservations