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Jam-Packed Independence Weekend

Ready for a fun filled weekend in the mountains? There’s sure plenty to do! In fact – you probably won’t have enough time in the day to do everything our area has to offer … but you can try!

Friday marks the weekly Concerts on the Creek at Bridge Park in Sylva. This week’s event will feature The Elderly Brothers, and admission is FREE! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this fabulous event!

The 3rd Annual Cashiers Mountain Music Festival will be held July 2nd & 3rd. On the first day Balsam Range will be the headling act, while bluegrass legend Doc Watson will close out the second day followed by fireworks. There won’t be just music to enjoy at this event! There will be food and beverages, a kids zone, a car show, vendor area from local merchants, and an arts and crafts show. Tickets if purchased in advance are $25, the day of tickets will be $30. For more info call 828-743-5191.

Enjoy browsing and buying authentic crafts from the hands of 100 local artisans at the Summertime Art & Craft Show in Cullowhee! The event will be held at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center. Admission is $3, with free parking. Mountain artisans will even be outside demonstrating blacksmithing and chair caning. An event not to be missed!

To finish off a spectacular weekend, head to Dillsboro on Monday during the 4th of July Celebration for a wide assortment of activities for the holiday. From a Carnival to pie baking competitions to apple bobbing to cornhole championships - come on out for good old fashioned fun! And be sure to stay with us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites – where you can leisurely sit from your guest room’s private balcony (or our main deck) and enjoy the fireworks after dark!

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