June 30-July 1, 2018
At the Cherokee Pow Wow, experience authentic Indian dancing, drumming and tribal regalia. Dance competitions kick the excitement up even higher. When strong personal, familial and spiritual traditions are paired with a healthy dose of competition, it's a festival of drum, song and dance. Hundreds of world-champion dancers and drummers compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Don't miss the "Grand Entry" march on Saturday 1 PM & 7 PM and Sunday at 1 PM.
Craft vendors from across the country will be on-site and offer a variety of items. Food vendors offer burgers, fry bread, meat pies, roasted corn, snow cones and a variety of cold beverages. It's a cash only event! Admission: $12/day.
Cherokee's July 4th fireworks for 2018 will be held on Sunday, July 1st at 10 PM. You don't have to pay admission to enjoy them from neighboring parking areas.
Pow Wow is held at the Acquoni Expo Center (1501 Acquoni Road). Cherokee is just 52 miles from Asheville via I-40 West to Exit 27, then U.S. 19 to U.S. 441 in Cherokee (just over an hour's drive).
For more info, contact the Cherokee Welcome Center at 1-800-438-1601.
Also, go to the Cherokee Indian Fair in October.