2014 Events


Logan Murrell - Band performance
August 1

Logan is back for her 4th year of performances on the Wildwood Grill Porch. This Fontana favorite will play smooth melodies from her two albums as well as covers from various soft rock artists. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.
Unit 50 - Band performance
August 2

Join us out on the Wildwood Sundeck for a show from Asheville's premier Classic Rock band. They will be playing music ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Kansas and Pink Floyd. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Randy Flack - Band performance
August 8, 15

This local musician out of Asheville is a Fontana favorite! He brings talent from the 60's, 70's, and 80's with styling's such as Willie Nelson, John Denver and Sam Cooke. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm -10pm.
Soco Creek Band - Band performance
August 9

This local band out of Bryson City has many talented Southern Rock musicians. Look forward to an evening of Skynyrd and Eric Church. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Larry Barnett Duo - Band performance
August 14

Help us kick off an Appalachian evening with two local bluegrass musicians from Bryson City. They will be playing a number of different instruments and styles of bluegrass music. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.
Yasgur's Farm - Band performance
August 16

Join us in welcoming this band out of Asheville as they perform their tribute to Woodstock. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
The Dam Race
5K & 10K Foot Racing At Fontana Dam
August 16th

Compete with other racers in 5K and 10K races along the shores of the historic Little Tennessee River below Fontana Dam in the Great Smoky Mountains on a relatively flat course. Races will be bracketed in 5 year divisions for both male and female participants. A “One Mile Fun Run” will be available for all ages. Enjoy a full day of outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, zip line canopy tours, hiking, boating and everything else the Smokies have to offer. Relax in the evening at Fontana Village with dinner and live music.
Fontana Village Labor Day Weekend LakeAlooza Celebration

Labor Day Weekend, Fireworks, & LakeAlooza Celebration

August 29 - August 31

Our fifth annual LakeAlooza Lake Party on Fontana Lake. Join us on Saturday, August 30th for live musical entertainment, lake games, cookouts and much more on the docks of the Marina! Don't miss the best fireworks in the Smokies on the Village Green, Saturday at 9:30pm.

August 30
Josh Fields Band - Band performance

This Southern Rock band out of Waynesville, NC will keep you tuned in with their tight three part harmonies. Performance will be at the Fontana Marina from 3:30pm-6:30pm.
Fastgear - Band performance
This local Southern Rock band out of Robbinsville brings their own take on country with songs from the 90's through today's recent hits. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Click here for the full schedule of Labor Day activities.


Fontana Clogging Jamboree Fontana Clogging Jamboree
September 19 - 20

Great National Instructors, the world's most famous oak clogging dance floor, live bluegrass music and much more! Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Fontana Village has a rich history in square dancing and clogging and is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern clog dancing. Steps like the "rockin' chair" were invented at this very place. Now you can come and experience the magic of this place for yourself!


Fall Hike Week At Fontana
October 12 - October 16

Includes guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as many other scheduled events. Join other guests for an assortment of evening lectures and programs. Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.

Hauntober Weekend & Haunted Trail
October 24 - October 25

Events and activities for kids of all ages including face painting, pumpkin carving, and hayrides. You can experience The Haunted Halloween Trail for a complete weekend full of fright! Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.


Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana
November 26 - November 29

Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Thanksgiving feast at the Mountview Restaurant. We will have guided hikes, square dancing and much more! Click Here for the full schedule of events and our holiday menu..

Thanksgiving In The Smokies


Christmas In The Smokies
December 1 - December 30

Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas Weekend featuring holiday festivities and winter fun!

Christmas In The Smokies

2015 Events


Valentine's Day Weekend In The Smokies
February 13 - February 14

Bring your sweetheart to Fontana Village Resort and the Great Smoky Mountains for the perfect romantic getaway for the two of you.

Click here for more information!


Hiker Haze Week 2015
March 25 - March 26

Attention AT hikers and weekend trail adventurers: Whether you're coming in off the trail for a couple of "Zero Days" or visiting the Smokies for a weekend in the forest, plan on being at Fontana Village Resort for its second annual Hiker Haze Event. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment scheduled. Click here for the most up-to-date schedule of events.


Spring Hike Week at Fontana
April 12 - April 16

Whether you are a returning Spring Hike Week participant, or if this is your first time here at the Village, we welcome you and hope you have a wonderful time enjoying Fontana Village Resort. There are many scheduled activities that will be available for you to participate in!

Easter Family Festival At Fontana
April 18 - April 20

Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Click Here for the Easter menus and scheduled events.


A Time To Remember
A Month Long Appalachian History Presentation
May 1 - May 31

Our fifth annual celebration to honor the people of Western North Carolina who gave up their homes, land and way of life so that World War II could be won. Hosted by Fontana Village Resort, The Proctor Revival Organization and GREAT (Graham Revitalization Economic Action Team).
Mother's Day Weekend
May 8 - May 10

Treat Mom and the family to a wonderful weekend of fun in the mountains! Call the Resort today at 828-498-2211 to book your lodging. Then join us for Mother's Day Dinner at the Mountview Restaurant on Sunday, May 10th from 5:00 - 9:00pm. The Mountview Restaurant offers a savory menu featuring many locally inspired dishes that will surely leave Mom full and relaxed! Call the Mountview today at 828-498-2115 to make your reservation!

Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kick-Off
May 22 - May 26

Join us for our annual Summer Kick Off. Get ready for live music and a full weekend of fun and entertainment at the resort. Load the car and bring the entire family!


Independence Day Weekend at Fontana Village

Independence Day Celebration

July 3 - 5

Join us in celebrating everything that made America the great nation that she is. There will field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts and much, much more. Experience the best fireworks ever on the Village Green. Live entertainment throughout the weekend! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm.

Just a short drive from Fontana, The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a vital contributor to the preservation of the Appalachian mountain heritage of Western North Carolina. Throughout the year they celebrate mountain traditions through music programs, heritage festivals, workshops and other events that appeal to all age groups. Visit their website for a full schedule of events available during your visit.


Fontana Village Resort | 300 Woods Road • P.O. Box 68 | Fontana Dam, North Carolina 28733
Phone: 828.498.2211 • Toll Free Reservations: 800.849.2258
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