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  • Welcome to the Great Smoky 
    Mountains and Jackson County, North Carolina

  • Concerts on the Creek return Memorial Day weekend

    Music is as synonimous with this region as the mountains themselves. Western North Carolina has produced some of the world’s finest musicians and is home to a thriving live music scene. 

    Here in Jackson County, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce team up to produce the Concerts on the Creek series at the Bridge Park gazebo. 

    These events are free and open to the public with  donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket.

    Following are the scheduled dates for Concerts on the Creek. Check www.mountainlovers.com or Facebook for updates and more information.

    Concerts on the Creek is a Blue Ridge Music Trail partner. 

    Concerts on the Creek  

    Every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 7-9 p.m., at the Bridge Park gazebo stage in Sylva. 

    May 22: Productive Paranoia (folk/bluegrass)

    May 29: Sundown (rock)

    June 5: (PMA) Positive Mental Attitude (reggae/rock)

    June 12: Corbitt Brothers (outlaw country)

    June 19: Emporium (rock)

    June 26: 96.5 House Band (classic hits)

    July 3: Dashboard Blue (rock/rhythm & blues/beach) 

    *Saturday, July 4: Fireworks Festivities at dark, 4-6 p.m.- Darren Nicholson & Friends featuring David Holt (bluegrass); 6:30-9:30 p.m.- The Business (rhythm & blues) 

    July 10: Ashby Stokes Trio (blues/classic rock)

    July 17: Lisa Price Band (country/rock/bluegrass)

    July 24: Buchanan Boys (country/rock)

    July 31: Robertson Boys (bluegrass)

    Aug. 7: Porch 40 (southern funk rock)

    Aug. 14: Mountain Faith (bluegrass/gospel)

    Aug. 21: Mangas Colorado (Americana/folk/rock)

    Aug. 28: Unspoken Tradition (bluegrass)

    For more information, visit our July 4 Fireworks Celebration and Concerts on the Creek page. 

  • Chamber bringing fireworks back to Sylva July 4

         For the first time in seven years the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be shooting fireworks in downtown Sylva on Saturday, July 4.

    This year’s fireworks will be shot from land donated by Wayne Smith in Sunrise Park and will be visible from all over downtown Sylva and beyond. 

    As part of the Independence Day celebration on July 4, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department have organized two special and FREE concerts at the Bridge Park Pavilion prior to the fireworks. From 4-6 p.m., Jackson County native and award-winning musician Darren Nicholson will be performing bluegrass/country/folk/Americana music with special guest David Holt and Friends. Holt is a four-time Grammy award winner. Afterward, the soul/funk/rhythm and blues band The Business will perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The fireworks will begin at dark. 

    There will be children’s activities and family friendly food and drinks available. 

    For more information, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828-586-2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com. 

  • 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. Jackson county creek

    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. 

    Dillsboro LuminariesJourney 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.

     

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