New Year's Eve Fireworks | Cherokee, NC

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New Year's Eve Fireworks

Sunday, December 31 from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a Spectacular Fireworks Display in Cherokee

Join us at the old elementary school site on New Year's Eve as we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024!

Cherokee invites residents and visitors alike to an extraordinary New Year's Eve celebration featuring a stunning fireworks display. The fireworks will be hosted at the old elementary school site, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Islands Park and the Enchanted Islands of Lights.

Fireworks Display: At 10:00 pm, prepare to witness a breathtaking display of fireworks illuminating the night sky, thoughtfully timed to complement neighboring celebrations without overlap.

Culinary Delights: Explore a diverse array of food trucks, complemented by warm beverages from the coffee truck, including hot chocolate and more.


Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Lisa Frady
Phone: (828) 359-6471

Qualla Country Fishing Tournament

Saturday, August 24 to Sunday, August 25

$20,000 in Cash Prizes!

With your $15 entry fee and a two-day fishing permit ($17), coveriong both tournament days, you’ll be competing for your share of $20,000 in the pristine freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters).

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office, 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719, which is across the street from Cherokee Welcome Center off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each tournament day, with a final tag turn in time of 4 p.m. on day two.

Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at by Friday, August 23,2024. Fishing hours are one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.

7 Clans Rodeo

Saturday, August 31 to Sunday, September 1

Cherokee Indian Fair

Tuesday, October 1 to Saturday, October 5

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