2014 Events

May

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


Our fourth 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). Click here for details

Mother's Day Weekend
May 9 - May 11


Treat Mom and the family to a weekend of fun including Sunday Brunch in the beautiful Mountview Restaurant in the Lodge at Fontana on Sunday, the 11th. Take a peek at Chef's menu for Mom .

Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kick-Off
May 23 - 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!
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Caribbean Cowboys Trio - Band performance
May 23


The Mountains' only true Tropical Troubadour. Caribbean styles such as Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley and Zach Brown. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.
The Freight Hoppers - Band Performance
May 24


Based out of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, The Freight Hoppers draw from a deep source of rural southern music for their inspiration. They play hard driving old time music with an emotional, raw excitement that keeps one foot planted in the past and the other in the present. They are proud to present music that is still very much alive and meaningful to today's world! Wildwood Sundeck from 8:30pm - 11:00pm or the Events Hall in case of rain.
Granville Automatic - Band Performance
May 24, 31


Granville Automatic has created a quiet and lyrical sound devoted to telling stories from the past. Writing songs of sorrow and perseverance about topics such as history and war have helped give them their unique sound. Granville Automatic loves the road - clocking as many as 200 dates across America each year. The duo has played at Hotel Café in Los Angeles, the Tin Angel and World Café Live in Philadelphia, the Bitter End and the Living Room in New York City, Momo's in Austin, Eddie's Attic in Atlanta and are favorites at Pappy and Harriet's near Joshua Tree, California. They've played BMI's Acoustic Lounge in Los Angeles and appeared on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Thacker Mountain Radio and NBC Atlanta's Morning Show.Events Hall from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Randy Flack - Band performance
May 29


This local musician out of Asheville is a Fontana favorite! He brings talent from the 60's, 70's, and 80's with stylings such as Willie Nelson, John Denver and Sam Cooke. Performance will be on theWildwood Grill Porch from 7pm -10pm.
Logan Murrell - Band performance
May 30


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 theWildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.

June

Larry Barnett Duo - Band performance
June 5


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.
Larry Patton - Band performance
June 6, 12


Larry brings soul into every song he plays. With roots in Texas Soul and Blues, he highlights artists such as ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.
Veritable Plethora - Band performance
June 7


On the side of "Woodstock" classic rock. This band out of Asheville will bring acoustic rock harmonies from classic bands such as The Eagles, America and CCR. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm - 10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Fontana 2014 Classic Bass Tournament
June 7 - June 8


Join other anglers from throughout the southeast for the most exciting bass fishing tournament in the Smokies. More information and registration is available here

Logan Murrell - Band performance
June 13


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.
Aaron Tracy Band - Band performance
June 14


Join us on the Wildwood Sundeck for an evening of Southern Rock from Maryville, TN. They will play tunes ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to George Jones and The Eagles.  Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Randy Flack - Band performance
June 26


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 from7pm -10pm.
Fastgear - Band performance
June 27


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.
Crosstrax - Band performance
June 28


This local band out of Robbinsville 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.

July

Independence Day Weekend at Fontana Village

Independence Day Celebration

July 2 - 5

Join us in a weeklong celebration of 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.

Larry Barnett Duo - Band performance
July 2

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.

Unit 50 - Band performance
July 3

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.

July 4 - Independence Day Celebration

July 4th Parade

Join in the fun with this Fontana Tradition! Bring your best ideas and decorations as our employees and guests go all out decorating floats for this fun parade! Parade lineup will begin at 5pm at the Administration building. Parade will leave the Administration building at 6pm.

The Chillbillies - Band performance
Another Fontana favorite from Knoxville, Tennessee. The Chillbillies play a mix of Classic Rock and Roll with Blues! Performance will be in the Events Hall from 9pm - 12pm Midnight! They will take a break during the Fireworks display at 10pm!

Fireworks
Experience the best fireworks in the Smokies on the Village Green! Firework display will begin at 10pm.

Old Red Schoolhouse - Band performance
July 5


Be sure to tune in to this Classic Country band featuring Steve Weams. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Birds of Prey Program
July 10


Michael Skinner will be here showcasing Birds of Prey from across America. There will even be a Bald Eagle. There will also be interaction with volunteers flying the birds. Program will be held on the Softball Field from 6pm-8pm.
Randy Flack - Band performance
July 11


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.
Elderly Brothers - Band performance
July 12


As one of the very few Mountain Beach Music bands, the Elderly Brothers are truly something special. They play a wide range of music from the Soft Rock of the 50's and 60's to more upbeat rock from the 70's and 80's. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Logan Murrell - Band performance
July 17


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.
Caribbean Cowboys Trio - Band performance
July 18


The Mountains' only true Tropical Troubadour. Caribbean styles such as Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley and Zach Brown. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.
Fontana Ramblers - Band performance
July 19


Local band featuring square dance calling and true Appalachian musicianship. Performance will be in the Events Hall from 8pm - 10:30pm.
Larry Patton - Band performance
July 24


Larry brings soul into every song he plays. With roots in Texas Soul and Blues, he highlights artists such as ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.
Larry Barnett Duo - Band performance
July 25


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.
Larry and the Daryls - Band performance
July 26


This dynamic band is comprised of four very talented musicians that are all seasoned vocalists. They will play Classic Rock, Texas Blues, Southern Rock and Classic Country. Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm or in the Events Hall in case of rain.
Steve Weams Duo - Band performance
July 31


Join us while we welcome these two eclectic musicians from Asheville. They will play a variety of music from the past 40 years. Performance will be on the Wildwood Grill Porch from 7pm - 10pm.

August / September

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.
Aaron Tracy Band - Band performance
August 9


Join us on the Wildwood Sundeck for an evening of Southern Rock from Maryville, TN. They will play tunes ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to George Jones and the The Eagles.  Performance will be on the Wildwood Sundeck from 7pm-10pm.
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
LakeAlooza Party On Fontana Lake with Fireworks

August 29 - September 1

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 10:00pm.

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 1pm-4pm.
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.

October

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, ghost tours and hayrides. You can experience The Haunted Halloween Trail for a complete weekend full of fright! Contact our Outdoors Program for more information.

November

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

December

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

February

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.

March

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.

April

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.


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.

 



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