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A visit to Bryson City NC will take you back to a simpler, less complicated time. Home to much of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Bryson City area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You can raft on he Nantahala River, one of the nation's favorite whitewater rafting venues, or explore the beautiful waters of Fontana Lake. Cascading trout streams, biking and hiking trails and spectacular mountain views abound in the Bryson City area. Weekend live local music, train rides and festivals complete this friendly, fun-filled community.  
 
 
Whitewater rafting is a local specialty attracting 1000s of visitor annually to participate or watch local, regional and national kayaking championships. From beginners to pros there are rapids suitable for everyone.  
Marianna Black Library Free movies, music jams, art displays and a variety of activities for children and adults for full time and seasonal area residents. 
 
Tailgate Farmers Market Friday  9AM - 1 PM You'll find locally grown produce and other edibles, plants, flowers, crafts and more at the market. Every Friday May - October. Island Street in Bryson City
 
 2017 Special Events and Festivals in or near Bryson City NC:
2/11 Uncorked Wine and Dine
2/25-26 NRC Glacier Breaker
3/5 Black and White and Blues The Music of the American South  at The Swain Arts Center
3/17 BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
3/25-26 NRC Whitewater US Open
4/2 Southeastern Regional Championship Mountain Bike Race  
4/8-9 NOC Trail Festival
4/14-15 PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express 
4/29-30 NOC Spring Fling
5/7 Open House and Seconds Sale at  Pincu Pottery  
5/13 Uncorked Wine and Dine
5/26-27 Swain County Heritage Festival  
5/27 Merrell Adventure Dash
5/27 BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
5/27 Strawberry Jam Festival at Darnell Farms  
6/3 Steam Photo Special on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
6/17 BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
6/24 Twelve Hours of Tsali 
6/25 XTERRA Tsali Off Road Triathlon 
7/1 Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews 
7/2-3 NOC’s Sizzlin’ 4th of July
7/4 Freedom Fest 
7/4 Freedom Train- The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
7/10-12 Alzar School’s Camp Cup Challenge at NOC
7/14-30 THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Ride  (weekends)
7/24-26 Whitewater Junior Olympics
7/28-30  Whitewater Junior Olympics
8/5 Tunes on the Tuck Free Concert - Grandpa's Music 
8/19 Railroad Reserve
8/21 Solar Eclipse Events
9/2 BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
9/2-5 NOC Labor Day Weekend
9/22-24 Guest Appreciation Festival at NOC  
9/24 GAF Bike Trials Competition 
10/6-8 Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
10/13-15 Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
10/20-23 Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express on The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
10/21 NOCtoberfest 
10/21 Chili Cookoff
10/27-29 Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express on The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
10/31 Downtown Trick or Treat 
11/10-12/31 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (some dates excluded, see site for details)
11/10-11 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
11/17-22 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
11/24-26 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
11/25 Shop Local Saturday and Spirit of Christmas
11/29-12/24 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
12/26-12/31 The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
12/2 Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Parade
12/16 Holiday Homecoming
   
Ongoing  or Seasonal Events:
STORYTELLING CENTER OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS - Year around storytelling and heritage events.   225C Everett Street
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MARRIANA BLACK LIBRARY - Classic movies on the 2nd and 4th  Saturday of each month, at 4:00 PM. Music Jam 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6PM - 7:30 year around.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK  - Events throughout the year. View the full calendar online.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATRE -   Productions run May through December. 134 Main Street Bryson City, NC

SWAIN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET - Friday Mornings, May - October at The Old Barn on the River. Find homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items.

TUNES ON THE TUCK CONCERTS - Saturday evenings from June through October at Riverfront Park, 101 Mitchell Street. 7 PM - 9 PM.

HIKE THE SMOKIES - Enjoy guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at various special locations. Hosted by The Friends of the Smokies.
Find future and additional mountain events and Festivals on the NC Events Calendar
 
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Sports and Outdoor Activities:
Alarka Boat Dock
Lower Alarka Road, Bryson City NC
Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting
14690 Highway 19W Bryson City, NC  
Almond Boat and RV Park
1165 Almond Boat Park Road, Bryson City 
American Hikes 
Carolina Outfitters
715 US Highway 19 Topton, NC 
Endless River Adventures 
Fontana Guides 
Mountain Adventure Guides 
Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine
US 19/74 West, Bryson City NC
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours 
Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC)
13077 HWY West, Bryson City NC 
Paddlefish Kayaking 
Paddle Inn Rafting
14611 US 19 West Bryson City NC 
Rolling Thunder River Company
10160 Highway 19 West Bryson City NC  
Smoky Mountain Adventures 
Smoky Mountain Jet Boats
22 Needmore Road, Bryson City NC 
Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited
1012 East Alarka Road Bryson City, NC 
Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Adventure Center 
Bryson City NC area Attractions
Great Smoky Mountains National Park  
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Smoky Mountains Trains Museum
Nantahala Gorge
For more scenic drives... 
The Road to Nowhere
Alarka Falls
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Bryson City NC Crafts,
Galleries, Art Museums
The Cottage Craftsmen 
 Charles Heath
 Pincu Pottery  
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Bryson City NC Restaurants and Entertainment 
 Mountain Perks Expresso Bar and Cafe'
Anthony's Italian Restaurant
103 Depot Street, Bryson City NC
Bar-B-Que Wagon   828-488-9521  
6610 Main St., Bryson City, NC 
Big Wesser BBQ & Brew (NOC)
13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City NC  
Bryson City Cork & Bean Bistro (Everett Hotel) 24 Everett Street Bryson City NC
The Calhoun House Dining
135 Everett Street Bryson City, NC   
Everette Street Diner
126 Everett St, Bryson City, NC
The Filling Station
145 Everett Street, Bryson City NC 
The Freymont Inn Dining Room
245 Fryemont Street Bryson City, NC  
Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant,
236 Hwy 19 S., Bryson City NC  
The Iron Skillet     828-488-4766  
165 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 
Jimmy Mac's   828-488-4700 
121 Main Street, Bryson City, NC
Madison's on Main   828-488-390 
110 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 
Na-ber's Drive In    828-488-2877 
1245 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 
Nantahala Brewing Company, Inc.
61 Depot Street, Bryson City NC 
Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant 
25 Everett Street,, Bryson City  
River's End Restaurant  (NOC)
13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City NC 
Soda Pops
125 Everett Street, Bryson City NC  
The Station Restaurant
225 Everett St, Bryson City, NC  
Yummi Yummi Chinese Buffet
33 Rector Street, Bryson City, NC  
 
 
 
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