Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals, and much more.
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King suites are also available. Taxes apply. All rates are based on double occupancy.
Taxes apply. All rooms are based on double occupancy.
July 2, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
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.
July 3, 2018 | 9-11 a.m.
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, Susannah Wesley Garden, Inspiration Point and the Corneille Bryan Native Garden. Live music will be available at select sites, as follows:
Susanna Wlesley Garden at the World Methodist Museum - Don Rankin and Friends, Old Time Hymns and Appalachian Favorites
Biblical Garden at the Bethea Welcome Center - Paulette Camp - Classical, flute
Inspiration Point at Lambuth Inn - Schulz and Mueller Trio - Soft Contemporary Christian
July 3, 2018 | 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.
July 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Siblings, Joyce, Jonathan and Judy, collectively known as The Martins, have enjoyed countless radio hits and performances at concert halls, arenas, auditoriums and churches worldwide. The Martins rose to national and international success in the 90s, showcasing their stunning and distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences, from legendary singer/songwriter Bill Gaither’s multi-award winning Homecoming Video and Concert Series to the White House to Carnegie Hall. Over the years the trio have garnered eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, as well as two prestigious Grammy nominations.
July 4, 2018 | 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. The parade theme is Red, White and Bluegrass: Music of the Mountains. You can sign up by downloading and returning this Parade Registration Form or register online below.
July 4, 2018 | 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. At 1:30 p.m. Whitewater Bluegrass front man "Uncle Ted" White will lead a square dance to continue our celebration of the Music of the Mountains and mountain traditions.
July 4, 2018 | 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 summers season and will be a spectacular patriotic salute to the USA.
We invite you to join us for all of the events listed above, as well as the following activities: