Enchanted Island of Lights | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Enchanted Island of Lights

Saturday, November 25 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

From now until January 3rd, 2024, take in the enchanted lights of Oconaluftee Island Park and enjoy interactive light experiences!


Highway 441 N
Cherokee, NC 28719

Fly Fishing Team USA National Championship

Monday, February 26 to Thursday, February 29

40 Anglers take to Tribal Waters

2024 Cherokee Retreat

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17

An Introduction to the History & Culture of the Cherokee People

A Journey Towards Allyship and Uncolonization

For five days, participants will attend presentations by Cherokee tribal members on a variety of topics centered around Cherokee culture and history with the goal of moving towards uncolonization and allyship.

The legends, language, sense of place, history and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee culture and spirituality and offer participants a background to reflect on their own expressions and connections to the Divine. Times of reflection will integrate the day's learning with the participant's own life experiences and spiritual growth without conflating them.

Sample Trips