Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes two concerts, a circus performance, a parade, special meals and much more.
The Terrace [Lakeview]
The Terrace [Northside]
Lambuth Inn [West End]
Lambuth Inn [East End]
Performances are happening throughout the week for the Independence Day Celebrations. Learn more and purchase tickets below.
Wednesday, July 3 | 7:30-9 p.m.
The Blue Ridge Big Band has promoted fun and the unique sound of big band throughout the Western Carolina area for over twenty years. The band is comprised of professional musicians, music educators, hobbyists, and music majors who enjoy playing in a big band setting. Their program promises to be dynamic and entertaining, with a wide selection of various genres and styles which will appeal to young and old alike. Another quality of Blue Ridge Big Band is that we are accessible to those who attend, and we always look forward to interacting with individuals as well as the audience as a whole! Expect a great time in a relaxed, informal setting, where listening, dancing and singing along are all encouraged.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets do not need to be purchased in advance.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, July 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Let your imagination run wild as Imagine Circus takes the stage during the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska. You'll be wowed by aerialists in Stuart Auditorium, jugglers, stilt walkers and more! Plus, Imagine Circus will join the Independence Day Parade on July 4 and do face-painting at the picnic.
Saturday, July 6 | 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.
Additional activities for the whole family to enjoy during the Independence Day Celebrations
July 4, 2019 | 11 a.m.
Theme: When the Circus Came to Town
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.
July 4, 2019 | 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, music and family-friendly activities including face-painting, bounce houses and balloon art.
July 4, 2019 | 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.
Friday, July 5 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Listen to a variety of live music throughout the day from bluegrass to southern gospel to popular hits and more, as you enjoy views from one of Lake Junaluska's most iconic vistas. A schedule of bands is coming soon!
Saturday, July 6 | 2 p.m.
Families are invited to compete for ribbons and medals in zany, good-natured field day activities at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym and field.