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 Independence Day Celebrations

July 2-5, 2021

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Lake Junaluska’s annual Independence Day Celebration features music, barbecue and family-friendly fun — from a festive flotilla to fireworks to floating wish lanterns. We invite you to check out the holiday weekend of schedule of events for family-friendly activities enjoy and soak up summer with time at our lakeside swimming pool, a round of golf or mini golf, a cruise on the Cherokee IV pontoon boat, or a canoe, kayak or paddleboard rental

Independence Day packages for couples and families bundle lodging, special meals and more for the festivities. Click here to book your trip
 

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Independence Day Package

July 2-5, 2021

Package for Two People Includes:

  • Lodging at The Terrace Hotel
  • Continental breakfasts 
  • BBQ lunch on the Fourth of July
  • Lake Junaluska Cherokee IV guided pontoon boat cruise
  • Self-guided kayak, canoe or paddleboard excursion

Independence Day Celebration Packages can be booked for July 2-5 and start at $450 for three nights.

Call 800-222-4930 to book your package!

Ask us about adding children and additional guests to your package.

 

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Schedule of Events

Friday, July 2

8:30 a.m. - Morning Devotion by the lake at Harrell Center Porch 
7 p.m. - Clogging Performance outdoors at the lakeside tent featuring the J Creek Cloggers
8 p.m. - Bonfire at Shackford Firepit

Recreation, Shopping & Dining
8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Junaluska Gifts & Grounds
7 a.m.-7 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Golf Course - $
10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Outfitters hours for pool passed and kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals - $
11 a.m.-9 p.m. - Lakeside Bistro. Barbecue meals to-go available. - $
11 a.m.- 7 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Soda Shop
1-8 p.m. - Cherokee IV Boat Tours. Private tours available. - $
2-5 p.m. Lake Junaluska Library
Christmas Memories shop at Lambuth InnWalking Trail, PlaygroundPlaces of Medtation & Gardens, Fishing and Birding

Saturday, July 3

8:30 a.m. - Morning Devotion by the lake at Harrell Center Porch
7 a.m.-7 p.m. - Closest to the Pin Golf Competition at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course
9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Round Robin Tennis Tournament - Register to Enter
11 a.m. - Decorated Kayak/Canoe/Paddleboard Flotilla Contest at the Colonnade - Register to Enter
11 a.m. - Porch Decorating Contest - Register to Enter
2 p.m. - Ice Cream Social at the Lakeside Tent near Stuart Auditorium ($2 per  person) 
5 p.m. - Storytime for Kids at the Colonnade
8:45 p.m. - Floating Wish Lanterns on the Lake. To have a loved one's name placed on a lantern, you may make a donation of $35 per lantern. Click here to make a Floating Wish Lanterns gift.

Recreation, Shopping & Dining
8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Junaluska Gifts & Grounds
7 a.m.-7 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Golf Course - $
10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Outfitters hours for pool passed and kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals - $
11 a.m.-9 p.m. - Lakeside Bistro. Barbecue meals to-go available. - $
11 a.m.- 7 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Soda Shop
1-8 p.m. - Cherokee IV Boat Tours. Private tours available. - $
2-5 p.m. Lake Junaluska Library
Christmas Memories shop at Lambuth InnWalking Trail, PlaygroundPlaces of Medtation & Gardens, Fishing and Birding

Sunday, July 4

9 a.m. - Summer Worship Service at the Cross amphitheater
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Chapel open for prayer 
3 p.m. - Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Ashley Calhoun at the Shackford Hall Porch
8 p.m. - Blue Ridge Big Band at the Lakeside Tent
9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Recreation, Shopping & Dining
10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Junaluska Gifts & Grounds
10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Golf Course - $
10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Outfitters hours for pool passed and kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals - $
11 a.m.-8 p.m. - Lakeside Bistro. Barbecue meals to-go available. - $
11 a.m.- 7 p.m. - Lake Junaluska Soda Shop
1-8 p.m. - Cherokee IV Boat Tours. Private tours available. - $
2-5 p.m. Lake Junaluska Library
Christmas Memories shop at Lambuth InnWalking Trail, PlaygroundPlaces of Medtation & Gardens, Fishing and Birding

More details and event information coming soon! 

Floating Wish Lanterns

Saturday, July 3
8:45 p.m.

Join us at Lake Junaluska on Saturday, July 3, at 8:45 p.m. as floating wish lanterns are set out along the water in honor and in memory of loved ones. To have a loved one's name placed on a lantern, you may make a donation of $35 per lantern using the online giving tool here on this webpage.

From its earliest days more than 100 years ago, Lake Junaluska has relied on charitable giving to help fulfill its mission. Because of the generosity of friends, community members, guests, participants, churches and other organizations, Lake Junaluska continues to be a place set apart for transformation and renewal.

Your support makes it possible for persons to experience this place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body. For more information about charitable giving opportunities, visit lakejunaluska.com/support.