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 Independence Day Celebrations

July 3-7, 2019


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. 

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The Lake Junaluska Singers

Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

Wednesday, July 4

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.

Imagine Circus at Lake Junaluska's Independence Day Celebrations

Imagine Circus

Thursday, July 5

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.

Balsam Range plays during the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska

Balsam Range in Concert

Saturday, July 6

Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C. They are the 2014 IBMA "Entertainer of the Year" recipients as well as the 2014 IBMA "Vocal Group of the Year" winners. 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.

A garden tour will take place during Lake Junaluska's Independence Day Celebrations.

Lake Junaluska Garden Tour

2019 Information Coming Soon!

Drop-by some of our many gardens where hosts will be available to give you information about plants and other special features. Featured gardens are the Biblical Garden, the Rose Walk, Susanna Wesley Garden, Inspiration Point and the Corneille Bryan Native Garden.

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

Family Olympics

2019 Information 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.  

Independence Day Parade at Lake Junaluska

Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 2019 | 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. 2019 Theme Coming Soon!

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

Fourth of July Picnic

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. 

Fireworks display at Lake Junaluska's Independence Day Celebrations

Fireworks Display

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. 

Come one, Come All!

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 Will be Available

2019 Information Coming Soon!

Call 800-222-4930 with any questions.

Enjoy some photos from the 2018 Independence Day Celebration!