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Chamber organizes second annual Fireworks Festivities July 4 in Sylva
After a seven-year hiatus, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce proudly brought fireworks back to downtown Sylva in 2015. The Fireworks Festivities will return in 2016 in what the chamber hopes to become a new tradition of family fun and patriotism.
This year’s special event will feature a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down on Monday, July 4. The fireworks will be shot from property in the Sunrise Park district donated for use by Wayne Smith.
“We certainly owe Wayne a huge thank you for allowing us to shoot fireworks from his property,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Spiro. “People will be able to see them from all over downtown Sylva.”
The holiday will start with a performance by rising WNC country music artist Joe Lasher Jr. from 4-6 p.m., followed by a three-hour performance by Groovetown, a first-class rhythm and blues band sure to get people up and dancing from 6:30 p.m. until the fireworks display begins at dark. There will be food, drinks and children's activities at this family-friendly celebration.
For more information, call 828-586-2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com.
Mountain Artisans Summertime Art and Craft Show is June 25-26
The Mountain Artisans Summertime Art & Craft Show is this Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and June 26.
The show runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature over 100 artisans at the Ramsey Center on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.
There will be live music and demonstrations. Cost is $4.50 for adults and children under 12 will be admitted for free.
Visit www.mountainartisans.net for more information.
Seventh annual Concerts on the Creek season underway
For the seventh season, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to produce the Concerts on the Creek music series at the Bridge Park gazebo.
These events are held every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 7-9 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public with donations encouraged. Please bring a chair or blanket.
Visit our website at www.mountainlovers.com or our Facebook pages for the Chamber and the Concerts on the Creek for updates and more information.
Concerts on the Creek is a proud Blue Ridge Music Trail partner.
Located in the North Carolina Mountains and right in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jackson County is the ideal location for your next mountain getaway. Whatever it is you are looking for in your trip, we have it, from great accommodations, including cabin rentals, to wonderful activities, including rafting, hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, and camping.
Once you’ve found the right place to stay, whether it is a quaint Great Smoky Mountain cabin, or a friendly bed & breakfast, you will be ready to start you adventure in the North Carolina Mountains. If you enjoy fishing, the Tuckasegee River and many lakes and streams offer superb options, or you can take in the mountain scenery and wildlife on one of the area’s many hiking trails. Maybe you want to test your golf game and you can do just that on one of Jackson County’s many classic mountain golf courses.
Journey back to the days of yesteryear as Dillsboro presents its annual Festival of Lights and Luminaries. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night from 5-8 pm (cost + tips). Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa at Town Hall.
When you plan your next mountain vacation to Jackson County and the Great Smoky Mountains, you will want to be sure that you select just the right accommodations for your visit. The options here in the North Carolina Mountains are certainly diverse and offer something for everyone and every budget. There’s so much just waiting for you to enjoy in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains.