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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
 
 Annual Events and Festivals for Bryson City NC:
February Uncorked Wine and Dine
NRC Glacier Breaker
March Black and White and Blues The Music of the American South  at The Swain Arts Center
BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
NRC Whitewater US Open
April Southeastern Regional Championship Mountain Bike Race  
NOC Trail Festival
PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express 
NOC Spring Fling
May Open House and Seconds Sale at  Pincu Pottery  
Uncorked Wine and Dine
Swain County Heritage Festival  
Merrell Adventure Dash
BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
Strawberry Jam Festival at Darnell Farms  
June Steam Photo Special on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
Twelve Hours of Tsali 
XTERRA Tsali Off Road Triathlon 
July Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews 
NOC’s Sizzlin’ 4th of July
Freedom Fest 
Freedom Train- The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Alzar School’s Camp Cup Challenge at NOC
THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Train Ride  (weekends)
Whitewater Junior Olympics
Whitewater Junior Olympics
August Tunes on the Tuck Free Concert - Grandpa's Music 
Railroad Reserve
September BBQ & Brews Dinner Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
NOC Labor Day Weekend
Darnell Farms Wonderous Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch 
Guest Appreciation Festival at NOC  
October Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Smoky Mountain Arts Festival 
Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express on The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
NOCtoberfest 
Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express on The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Downtown Trick or Treat 
November The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (some dates excluded, see site for details)
The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Shop Local Saturday and Spirit of Christmas
December Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Parade
The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Holiday Homecoming
The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
"Uncorked: - Wine and Rail Experience
   
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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