Participants in decorated kayaks and canoes participate in a flotilla parade as part of Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebration

Lake Junaluska’s annual Independence Day Celebration features music, barbecue and fun — from concerts to fireworks to floating wish lanterns. We invite you to check out the holiday weekend of schedule of events for family-friendly activities enjoy and soak up summer with time at our lakeside swimming pool, a round of golf or mini golf, a cruise on the Cherokee IV pontoon boat, or a canoe, kayak or paddleboard rental.

Event Details:

July 1, 2023–July 4, 2023
Lake Junaluska
Independence Day Celebrations


Thank you to Visit NC Smokies (Plan Your Trip!) and our Friends of the Lake Sponsors, including our Partnership Sponsor, Haywood Regional Medical Center, and Patron Sponors, Smoky Mountain News and RCF Construction, Inc.!