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 Independence Day Celebrations

July 3-5, 2020


Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes multiple concerts, a parade, fireworks over the lake and much more. 

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Performances are happening throughout the week for the Independence Day Celebrations. Learn more and purchase tickets below.

Balsam Range plays during the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska

Balsam Range in Concert

Friday, July 3 | 7:30 p.m.

Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They are the 2018 IBMA "Entertainer of the Year" recipients as well as winning the 2018 IBMA "Male Vocalist of the Year" for Buddy Melton and 2018 IBMA "Bass Player of the Year" for Tim Surrett. Balsam Range consists of five members; on fiddle and lead tenor, Buddy Melton; on mandolin and vocals, Darren Nicholson; on stand up bass, dobro and vocals, Tim Surrett; on guitar and vocals, Caleb Smith; and on banjo, Dr. Marc Pruett. They are consistently touring the United States.

The Lake Junaluska Singers

Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

Saturday, July 4 | 7:30 p.m.

The Lake Junaluska Singers are a 16-voice choral ensemble that has been performing at Lake Junaluska for more than 60 years. Their Independence Day performance kicks off their official summer season and will be a spectacular patriotic salute to the USA. 

Come One, Come All

Additional activities for the whole family to enjoy during the Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Parade at Lake Junaluska

Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 2020 | 11 a.m.

Individuals, families and businesses from all over Haywood County come to participate in Lake Junaluska's Fourth of July Parade. It takes place on the morning of July 4 at 11 a.m. and winds its way from Lambuth Inn down along N. Lakeshore Dr to the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym. Check back spring 2020 for registration information.

The Fourth of July picnic takes place at Lake Junaluska during the Independence Day Celebrations

Fourth of July Picnic

July 4, 2020 | 12-2 p.m.

Located at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym, the Lake Junaluska Fourth of July Barbecue Picnic takes place directly after the parade has finished. The picnic features a delicious barbecue lunch, live music and family-friendly activities including face-painting and bounce houses. 

Fireworks display at Lake Junaluska's Independence Day Celebrations

Fireworks Display

July 4, 2020  |  Approx. 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a FREE fireworks display over the lake. The community comes out to enjoy this fantastic display of over 800 fireworks shot from the dam and reflected beautifully on the lake. 

Families can compete in the Family Olympics during Lake Junaluska's Independence Day Celebrations

Family Olympics

Details coming soon!

Families are invited to compete for ribbons and medals in zany, good-natured field day activities at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym and field.  

Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebration

We invite you to join us for all of the events listed above, as well as the following activities:

Lodging Packages

Multi-night vacation packages will be available in 2020, including lodging, special meals, concert tickets and more!

Call 800-222-4930 to book!