Community Easter Event | Cherokee, NC

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Community Easter Event

Monday, March 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join the EBCI community as we come together at the annual Community Easter Event. Hosted at the historic Old High School site, the event promises an evening filled with fun, laughter, and plenty of Easter cheer!

The highlight of the evening will be the much-loved Easter Egg Hunt, with participants divided into four age groups to ensure everyone has a fair chance at finding those elusive eggs. Starting promptly at 6:00pm, the hunt will kick off with Group 1 (ages 0-3) and continue with subsequent groups until 8:00pm.

In addition to the Egg Hunt, there will be an array of entertainment and activities to keep attendees engaged throughout the evening. From bouncy houses to field day events sponsored by EBCI Tribal Option, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Participants can also capture memorable moments at the selfie stations strategically placed around the venue.

To enhance the event experience and reduce waiting times, organizers are providing the option for early wristband pickup at the Cherokee Welcome Center. Starting Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, between 8:00am and 5:00pm, attendees can obtain their wristbands ahead of time. This allows for smoother entry into the festivities on the event day.


1501 Acquoni Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Lisa Frady
Phone: 828-359-6471

Fire Mountain Inferno

Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 am to Sunday, May 5 at 3:30 pm

Join us for 2 days of adrenaline-pumping action at the 2024 Fire Mountain Inferno mountain bike event!

Welcome to the Fire Mountain Inferno mountain bike event in Cherokee, North Carolina, recognized as the Best Mountain Bike Race in the annual Best of the Blue Ridge survey by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.   

Scheduled to take place from May 4th to May 5th, 2024, the Fire Mountain Inferno is poised to captivate riders and spectators alike with its breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain. Organized by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, this year's event will feature riders of all skill levels.

Divided into four categories – expert, sport, beginner, and junior – participants will tackle a variety of challenges, from thrilling descents to grueling cross-country routes, as they navigate the renowned Fire Mountain Trails. With the full support of the Eastern Band, attendees can anticipate an unparalleled experience celebrating the rich heritage and natural wonders of Cherokee.

Memorial Day Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26

$10,000 in Cash Prizes!

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. With your $15 entry fee and a two-day ($17) fishing permit, covering both tournament days, you can compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded.

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 located at 517 Sequoyah Trail 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. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at by Friday, May 24, 2024.

EBCI Natural Resources Department reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc

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