Kids watch fireworks at Lake Junaluska


Colorful displays of fireworks will cast reflections on the lake as part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebrations! The fireworks will be set off from the bridge over-the-dam and visible from locations around the lake.

Lake Junaluska’s annual Independence Day Celebration features a weekend of family-friendly fun — from concerts to fireworks to floating wish lanterns. The event will be full of activities and plenty of time to soak up summer enjoying the 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.

Fireworks Lake Cruise

See the fireworks show at Lake Junaluska from the Cherokee IV pontoon boat. More details are coming soon about the fireworks lake cruise.


The annual Independence Day Celebration at Lake Junaluska is made possible with support from Visit NC Smokies (Plan Your Trip!) and our Friends of the Lake Sponsors.

Event Details:

July 3, 2024
9:30 pm
Fireworks will be set off from the bridge-over-the dam and visible from lakeshore locations.
Independence Day Celebrations

Partnership Sponsor

Haywood Regional Medical Center

Patron Sponsors

Smoky Mountain News
RCF Construction, Inc.

Friends Sponsors

Clark & Leatherwood, Inc.
First United Methodist Church, Waynesville
Long’s Chapel
Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital
The Mountaineer
Pactiv Evergreen
Haywood Ace Hardware
Beverly-Hanks, McElroy & Ellege Team