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Jun 01
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 01
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 01
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 01
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 01
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 01
Through
Oct 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Gatlinburg

Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 849 Glades Road.

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. at the Covered Bridge in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg TN at 849 Glades Road. Our vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations.

Jun 01
Through
Oct 04
Jars & Jams Concert Series

Pigeon Forge

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

Jun 01
Through
Oct 12
Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Gatlinburg

Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday starting May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 849 Glades Road.

Our vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations.

Jun 01
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 01
Through
Sep 02
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Mermaids return on May 267! See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July daily beginning Memorial Day. Call for dates and times in August through Labor Day.

“We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our Aquarium for everyone to enjoy of all ages. Everyone loves to be entertained by the mystical beauty of the Mermaids,” said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

The mermaids will be performing daily at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The Mermaids are available for Meet and Greets at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Jun 03
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 03
Through
Aug 24
Night Safari

Join Zoo Knoxville for a night safari this summer. Guests will take an after-hours tour of the zoo to see what happens after the sun goes down. Meet an animal ambassador, participate in an activity, then go out to explore the zoo and the many animal habitats. Advanced registration is required.

Dates:

  • Friday, May 24th: Families: all ages with adult
  • Saturday, July 13th: Families: all ages with adult
  • Saturday, July 27th: Families: all ages with adult
  • Saturday, August 24th: Adults 18 and older

This event is $10 per person and will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Jun 03
Through
Sep 02
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Mermaids return on May 267! See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July daily beginning Memorial Day. Call for dates and times in August through Labor Day.

“We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our Aquarium for everyone to enjoy of all ages. Everyone loves to be entertained by the mystical beauty of the Mermaids,” said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

The mermaids will be performing daily at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The Mermaids are available for Meet and Greets at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Jun 12
Through
Jul 10
Ripley’s Expedition Camps

We invite your little one to go on an exciting half-day adventure with our Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies education staff! In our Expedition camps, campers will be engaged with story time, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and so much more! Campers even get a chance to get up close and personal with one of our fascinating animals! Each camp date will be focusing on a unique habitat and the animals that live there.

Ticket price includes aquarium admission, activities, mid-morning snack, & a token of participation. Ages 4-7. Cost per person: $29.99 +tax. Minimum 6 campers to hold this program.

2019 Dates: June 12th, June 19th, June 26 and July 10th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jun 15
Through
Aug 10
Gatlinburg - Free Parkway Trolley

Gatlinburg

Hop on the "Parkway Free Trolley" in Downtown Gatlinburg for the Summer! These specially marked trolley's operate from 10 AM to 10 PM. All Gatlinburg Trolleys are Handicap Accessible.

Jun 15
Through
Aug 10
Free Parkway Trolley

Gatlinburg

Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 15 through August 10. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.

Approximately 800,000 patrons use Gatlinburg’s Trolleys annually, making it the fifth-largest Mass Transit System in the state. It originated in 1980 with only six Trolleys, but the fleet has grown to 20-plus Trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles of Trolley routes.

All Gatlinburg Trolleys are handicap accessible.

You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just $2 a day with unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green Trolley routes. The $2 Pass is sold at City Welcome Centers as well as at City Hall and the Mass Transit Center, plus numerous Gatlinburg lodging facilities.

To watch a video about Gatlinburg’s Mass Transit System or view the current location of Trolleys, or for additional information, visit www.gatlinburgtrolley.org. Click on the GPS Trolley locator and a City map will appear pinpointing Trolleys in service. The box color indicates the Trolley route color.

Jun 15
Through
Jun 29
A Night At The Titanic Museum: Flashlight Tour

A Titanic crew member will guide the way, along with your official complimentary Titanic flashlight to help shed light on a maze of Titanic myths, mysteries, legends and facts!

  • When: June 15, 22, 29 • July 13, 20, 27 • August 3
  • Where: Titanic Pigeon Forge
  • Time: Starts at 8pm

A great family fun event! Select dates. Limited space. Guided tour. Reserve today and receive a complimentary Titanic Flashlight! To reserve your tickets, please call (800) 381-7670.

Jun 15
Through
Aug 10
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley

Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

It will be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg when the City begins offering free Trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway.
The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 15 through August 10. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.

Jun 18
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.

Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.

Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.

Jun 18
Through
Aug 24
Night Safari

Join Zoo Knoxville for a night safari this summer. Guests will take an after-hours tour of the zoo to see what happens after the sun goes down. Meet an animal ambassador, participate in an activity, then go out to explore the zoo and the many animal habitats. Advanced registration is required.

Dates:

  • Friday, May 24th: Families: all ages with adult
  • Saturday, July 13th: Families: all ages with adult
  • Saturday, July 27th: Families: all ages with adult
  • Saturday, August 24th: Adults 18 and older

This event is $10 per person and will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Jun 18
Through
Sep 02
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Mermaids return on May 267! See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July daily beginning Memorial Day. Call for dates and times in August through Labor Day.

“We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our Aquarium for everyone to enjoy of all ages. Everyone loves to be entertained by the mystical beauty of the Mermaids,” said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

The mermaids will be performing daily at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The Mermaids are available for Meet and Greets at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Jun 18
Through
Jul 10
Ripley’s Expedition Camps

We invite your little one to go on an exciting half-day adventure with our Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies education staff! In our Expedition camps, campers will be engaged with story time, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and so much more! Campers even get a chance to get up close and personal with one of our fascinating animals! Each camp date will be focusing on a unique habitat and the animals that live there.

Ticket price includes aquarium admission, activities, mid-morning snack, & a token of participation. Ages 4-7. Cost per person: $29.99 +tax. Minimum 6 campers to hold this program.

2019 Dates: June 12th, June 19th, June 26 and July 10th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jun 18
Through
Aug 10
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley

Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

It will be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg when the City begins offering free Trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway.
The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 15 through August 10. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.

Jun 18
Through
Jun 29
A Night At The Titanic Museum: Flashlight Tour

A Titanic crew member will guide the way, along with your official complimentary Titanic flashlight to help shed light on a maze of Titanic myths, mysteries, legends and facts!

  • When: June 15, 22, 29 • July 13, 20, 27 • August 3
  • Where: Titanic Pigeon Forge
  • Time: Starts at 8pm

A great family fun event! Select dates. Limited space. Guided tour. Reserve today and receive a complimentary Titanic Flashlight! To reserve your tickets, please call (800) 381-7670.

Jun 21
Through
Jul 31
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales returns this summer to entertain Gatlinburg visitors! Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Daily performances will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For thirteen years, this popular seven-week event has made the walkable streets of Gatlinburg its live stage, enriching the summer season with interactive, educational and entertaining performances the whole family can enjoy.

“Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Mark Adams, President and CEO of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This year new and returning performers will be joining the cast and we are excited to have their talent as we continue to share the music and culture of our Smoky Mountain heritage with guests.”

The City also hosts a Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event featuring a capella carolers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Like Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales on Facebook.

Jun 22
Through
Aug 04
Dollywood Summer Celebration

Summertime at Dollywood is back and better than ever! With extended park hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting June 22nd and running through August 4th, families will have an opportunity to enjoy everything the park has to offer.  Award-winning attractions like Wild Eagle and Lightning Rod will be available to experience well into the night along with some new additions for 2018!From July 7- July 21, DRUMLine Live! creates a synchronized musical masterpiece based on the hit 2002 movie Drumline—but it’s not the typical halftime performance! To complete the day, the park’s festive nightly fireworks show is a colorful extravaganza set to uplifting music which celebrates the fun of Dollywood after dark!

Jun 25
Through
Jun 27
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.IMDB

Jun 26
Luke Pell: Jars & Jams Concert Series

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.

Jars & Jams Concert Series Line Up

Jun 29
June Jam Cruise In

Sevierville

Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Participants get a Free Beverage with meal purchase and discounts on merchandise. Optional 50/50 drawing. All raffle proceeds go directly to Local Charities.

Jun 30
Through
Jul 03
Rising Star Talent Competition

Pigeon Forge

Our goal is for all performers, teachers and family members to have an enjoyable experience in the world of talent competition. We want all who participate to leave Rising Star feeling fulfilled! Hosting dance/vocal competitions where you are the star for over 30 years! For more information visit risingstartalent.com

Jul 01
Titanic Museum Life Jacket Display

Pigeon Forge

The Titanic Museum will display 7 of 12 known life jackets from Titanic from July to December of 2019.Facts about the life preservers:The life jackets were white canvas filled with cork.The leading cause of death on the Titanic was passengers jumping from the boat wearing a life jacket.It was not for many days until some life jackets were recovered from the ocean.The Titanic carried 3560 life jackets on board.

Jul 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Museum Lifejacket Display

Pigeon Forge

The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN, is honored to announce that they will be displaying 7 of the 12 known life jackets in the world. You can view this world exclusive display from July – December of 2019. Facts about the life preservers:The life jackets were white canvas filled with cork.The leading cause of death on the Titanic was passengers jumping from the boat wearing a life jacket.It was not for many days until some life jackets were recovered from the ocean.The Titanic carried 3560 life jackets on board.

Jul 02
Paddington 2 at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.IMDB

Jul 03
Through
Jul 04
First Independence Day Parade in the Nation

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception.

For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Wednesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.

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The Gatlinburg Fourth of July Midnight Parade has garnered national attention and award recognition for excellence in entertainment. The parade has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and recognized by Livability.com as one of the “Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Smaller Cities.” Additionally, the event has earned multiple Grand Pinnacle Awards by the International Festivals and Events Association and was named a Top 20 Event for 2016 by Southeast Tourism Society.

Jul 03
Through
Jul 04
Gatlinburg - First Independence Day Parade in the Nation

Gatlinburg

Be apart of the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation! The parade kicks off at midnight on Thursday, July 3, 2019!!

Jul 03
Through
Jul 04
Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception.

For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the 4th of July Midnight Parade stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Wednesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.

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The Gatlinburg Fourth of July Midnight Parade has garnered national attention and award recognition for excellence in entertainment. The parade has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and recognized by Livability.com as one of the “Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Smaller Cities.” Additionally, the event has earned multiple Grand Pinnacle Awards by the International Festivals and Events Association and was named a Top 20 Event for 2016 by Southeast Tourism Society.

Jul 04
Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale

Gatlinburg

Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg!

Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00 p.m. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

Jul 04
29th Annual Patriot Festival | 4th of July in Pigeon Forge

Experience the 4th of July in Pigeon Forge, TN! The 29th Annual Patriot Festival will take place on Thursday, July 4th, 2019! The night will feature music, food and fun games, all of which are free and open to the public. Join us for a celebration of America’s birthday- bring blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family. Umbrellas and coolers will not be permitted on site.

Jul 04
Gatlinburg’s July 4th Fireworks Finale

Celebrate America at Gatlinburg’s July 4th Fireworks Finale in Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00pm. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

Jul 04
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s most-nail biting race of the summer returns! Set against the backdrop of Gatlinburg’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration, comes the ever-competitive River Raft Regatta, an annual race of unmanned floatables down the Little Pigeon River.

All contestants will begin the day at the race’s starting line at the Christ in the Smokies bridge, beginning from 10 a.m. to register their floatable. The race kicks-off at noon and ends after all floatables have crossed the finish line at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

New this year, eventgoers can opt to enter a rented rubber duck into the competition (or bring your own at no cost) for the bargain price of $1.oo. All proceeds go to the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation and is a great way to for everyone to participate in this fun, thrilling event. This year’s River Raft Regatta is made possible through the coordination of the City of Gatlinburg Special Events Office and the Gatlinburg Recreation Department and will issue trophies to those who finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Treasure, Duck and Most Creative Float categories.

Come be a part of the Fourth of July tradition beloved by Gatlinburg visitors of all ages!

Jul 04
July 4th Parade in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception with the first Independence Day Parade in the nation.For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Wednesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July celebrations will come to a close at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th when visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute fireworks display in the heart of downtown, with the best viewing areas around traffic lights #3 and #5.In addition to the 4th of July events, the streets of Gatlinburg are filled with Appalachian music from Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales every night through August 11. The City offers free Parkway Trolley service, spanning the full length of the Parkway, daily through August 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Jul 06
Through
Jul 12
Fastpitch Super Series

Pigeon Forge

Fastpitch Super Series will be hosting their Inaugural World Series for 8U-14U fastpitch teams July 6-12, 2019 at Wear Farm City Park; 623 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Celebrate our Nation’s Independence in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Jul 09
Through
Jul 11
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life.IMDB

Jul 09
Jr. Aquarist Camp at Ripley’s

Campers will spend one full day learning what it takes to become a Ripley’s Jr. Aquarist! This camp is designed to inspire and educate kids on marine science and conservation. Activities during this program include going Behind the Scenes during a Shark Feed, getting into the Water and Feeding our Stingrays, Water Quality Testing, Dissecting a Squid and More!

Price includes aquarium admission, activities, lunch, & a token of participation. Cost per person: $79.99 +tax. Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm. Ages: 9-13. Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program.

2019 Dates: July 9 and July 16

Jul 09
Through
Jul 13
Rainbow Dance Competition

Pigeon Forge

Rainbow is dedicated to producing a high quality dance event that creates rewarding experiences for dancers, teachers, and parents. Our stages are shared by thousands of different ages, talents, and abilities. We seek to provide each of these performers with the opportunity to shine in a positive, rewarding, and exhilarating competition setting. We look forward to an amazing competition and hope you can attend.

Jul 11
The Cleverly’s: Jars & Jams Concert Series

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.

Jars & Jams Concert Series Line Up

Jul 12
Through
Jul 21
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair - Summer

Gatlinburg

Arts and crafts lovers can enjoy over 200 booths featuring some of the country’s finest handmade items. Opened daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, artisans and craftspeople demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. This event is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit the website.

Jul 12
Through
Jul 21
Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit website.

Jul 12
Through
Jul 21
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit website.

Jul 12
Through
Jul 13
Thrills in the Hills - Dollywood

Get behind the scenes access and information on all the roller coasters at Dollywood! Click the website link to learn more!

Jul 13
Picnic Wine Trail

Travel the Rocky Top Wine Trail while “picnicking” along the way!” Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with delicious picnic foods at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Tumbler glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

Early Bird Pricing is available until June 30th, 2019. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges. This is a rain or shine event.

Jul 14
Seaa Girls Fast Pitch World Series Opening Ceremony

Pigeon Forge

More information to come!

Jul 15
Through
Jul 21
Seaa Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series

Pigeon Forge

SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series is thrilled our event will once again be held in action-packed Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the new Wear Farm Park located on Wears Valley Road, just minutes from the parkway. The location of this new facility will allow time for attending teams and family members to not only enjoy our world series but to also take in all there is to see and do in the Pigeon Forge area.

Jul 16
Through
Jul 18
The Star at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.IMDB

Jul 19
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – July 2019

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbecue would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

July will feature a steam powered train, and Hoppy Trout Brewing Company of Andrews, NC.

Jul 20
Titanic Color Run 5k Walk-run

Pigeon Forge

Titanic Museum Attraction to host first Color Run of its kindGet ready for a 5k full of fun during the Titanic 5k Color Run on Saturday, July 21, 2018! The proceeds from this first annual event are set to benefit Autism Awareness, with hopes of bringing in 2,208 runners compete in the 5k race.“We want to have 2,208 runners in our race so that we can honor the 2,208 passengers and crew that were aboard the RMS Titanic,” said Mary Kellogg, Titanic Museum Attraction’s owner.The early registration fee for the run is set at $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-12 with a portion of the fee benefitting Autism Awareness. Pre-registered participants will receive the official Titanic 5K Color Run t-shirt, so be sure to register to early to get yours! After Saturday, July 7th the registration fees will increase and t-shirts cannot be guaranteed.The 5k Color Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. Those wishing to participate can sign up here.\

Jul 20
Titanic Color Run

Get ready Smoky Mountains, for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color. Color Vibe is coming soon so join the list by pre-registering today! Titanic is hosting this event to benefit East TN Autism Foundation.

If you participate, you’ll honor one of the 2,208 passengers/crew aboard the Titanic and contribute to a benefit towards Autism. We want over 2,000 runners!

The race will start promptly at 8:00am on Saturday, July 20th. Plan to arrive around 6:30am, at 7:00am for fun live entertainment and registration. There will be a pre-registration the day before the race held at the Titanic from 9am-6pm. Each pre-registered participate will receive a number, t-shirt, 2 bags of color, a FREE ticket to the Titanic Museum good for 7/19-7/25 with your bib #, and a fun bag. Extra t-shirts and color will be for sale and all proceeds will go to Autism. The route for the color run will start at the Titanic go around the surrounding properties, down the parkway and return back to the Titanic. We will give out awards in the different age categories and also some fun awards.

Jul 23
Through
Jul 25
The Secret Life of Pets at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.IMDB

Jul 25
Kaitlyn Baker: Jars & Jams Concert Series

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.

Jars & Jams Concert Series Line Up

Jul 26
Through
Jul 28
State of Tennessees Annual Sales Tax Free Weekend

Pigeon Forge

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held the last Friday in July and ends the following Sunday night. With so many shopping venues throughout all of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg you need to make plans now to receive great deals and save tax dollars on all of your back to school items!

Jul 26
Through
Jul 28
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Enjoy a sales tax free weekend across the state of Tennessee! Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 26th, sales tax will not be charged on a variety of items, such as clothing, school supplies and computers. All Tennessee merchants must participate in the sales tax holiday. Clothing and school supplies must be less than $100 per item to qualify, and technology must be less than $1500 per item. Online purchases and purchases through apps also qualify if the purchase is paid for by the customer and accepted by the retailer during the holiday period for immediate shipment.

Jul 27
Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference

The first Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference will be held on July 27, 2019. From 9 am to 5 pm, enjoy stories of Bigfoot investigations and sightings from Cliff Barackman, a Bigfoot Field Researcher and co-host of “Finding Bigfoot” on Animal Planet, plus other speakers. Ask your questions during Q&A periods after every speaker. Open seating GA tickets, and VIP seating are available. Purchase your tickets online today.

Jul 27
The Diner's Hot Nights, Cool Cars Cruise-In

Sevierville

Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Participants get a Free Beverage with meal purchase and discounts on merchandise. Optional 50/50 drawing. All raffle proceeds go directly to Local Charities.

Jul 30
Through
Aug 01
The Lego Movie 2 at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.IMDB

Aug 01
Through
Aug 31
Celebrate Freedom

Pigeon Forge

During the month of August, we Celebrate Freedom!™ in Pigeon Forge as we say thank you to America’s military and first responders. Throughout August, participating businesses in Pigeon Forge offer discounts to active and veteran military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders. Simply present a valid ID at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center (traffic light #0) to receive the Celebrate Freedom!™ benefits.Click here for a full list of discounts provided by participating businesses.

Aug 01
Through
Aug 31
Celebrate Freedom Month

An entire month to honor all the brave men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our freedom. From August 1 – 31, Pigeon Forge will be celebrating our freedom fighters with discounts for veterans, current military personnel, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians at many of our local businesses and attractions.

Follow us on Facebook to keep an eye out for the businesses participating, and check out our August monthly deals for details on some of these specials.

Aug 01
Through
Aug 03
2019 Square Dance Convention

Join us on August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2019 for the 45th Convention, back in Gatlinburg again after that record-setting 2018 Convention there. The beautiful W. L. Mills Conference Center provides more than great dancing space in a comfortable and convenient layout.

What You can Expect for 2019:

  • Over 70 gifted, talented and challenging callers, cuers and lines instructors
  • 6 Halls of GREAT, CONTINUOUS DANCING…. including:
  • Live Band Hall: Friday & Saturday Evenings… Square Dancing only… dancing in beautiful Mills Auditorium… high energy, FUN ! … Mainstream & Plus calling (split sessions)
  • Wood flooring in ALL halls: NO dancing on carpet!
  • Mainstream hall: a more relaxed hall for ALL dancers… Lines between tips in the evenings
  • Plus hall: for the dedicated Plus dancer… Rounds between tips in the evenings
  • Advanced hall: full program, both Friday and Saturday. 9+ amazing advanced callers… LARGE hall…C1
  • Rounds hall: full program, both Friday and Saturday. 10+ “smooth” rounds cuers… LARGE hall… more hours of dancing!
  • Lines program: 2 full hours of Line Dancing only, both Friday & Saturday
  • Thursday Night Trail-in Dance: … dancing in LARGE, COOL Mills Auditorium. It’s “wear your convention t-shirt ” and be ready to dance night!!!!
  • Workshops
  • Intros
  • Request Rounds (higher levels)
  • Fun Squares
  • Hot Hash
  • Singles’ Activities
  • Afterparty
  • Fashion Show… NOT your ordinary runway stroll!
  • Sewing Clinic
  • Used Clothing Sale

Tentative Schedule:

  • Thursday: Trail-In Dance 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Aug 01
Through
Aug 31
Celebrate Freedom!

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge Salutes America's heroes for the month of August. Participating businesses throughout town offer discounts to active and veteran military personnel, police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders. To receive Celebrate Freedom discounts, servicemen and women will need proper identification and proof of service.

Aug 03
Tennessee Smokies Beerfest

Join the Tennessee Smokies and Quaker Steak & Lube for the second annual Beerfest at Smokies Stadium. On August 3, 2019 from 4-8 pm, enjoy samplings from over 30 breweries. Early bird tickets go on sale on April 25th at 9 am and will include a tasting glass, unlimited pours at the festival, 2 drink tickets to taste at Old Forge Distillery’s tasting section and an undated Tennessee Smokies baseball ticket voucher. VIP tickets will include early event access, a buffet dinner and designated driver tickets.

This year, the festival is dog-friendly and a portion of all tickets will benefit Young-Williams. Free shuttle service will be available to and from Knoxville and Smokies Stadium.

Aug 03
The Diner's East Coast Sand Rails Cruise - In

Sevierville

The Railers spend the day running The Dragon in their sand rails, before heading to THE DINER for some fun.

Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Participants get a Free Beverage with meal purchase and discounts on merchandise. Optional 50/50 drawing. All raffle proceeds go directly to Local Charities.

Aug 03
Midnight 8K Road Race

The Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race will take place on Saturday August 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The course is flat and fast, and will be open for an hour and a half. Registration is available online, or at packet pick up at The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center. T-shirts will be available to pre-registered runners. Cash awards will be given to overall winners.

Aug 06
Through
Aug 08
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at Governor’s Crossing

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Kids Shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am from June through August. Tickets are $4 total with tax and include a kids combo with popcorn, drink & fun size candy.

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.IMDB

Aug 07
Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley’s Aquarium!

Several nights a year at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn down the extra music and lighting to create a quieter experience for the guests. During these events, all programs, dive shows and exhibits are open. The event is included with general admission tickets, and no advance reservations required.

2019 Dates: August 7, September 18, October 16, November 20, & December 18.

Aug 08
David Nail: Jars & Jams Concert Series

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.

Jars & Jams Concert Series Line Up

Aug 10
Veterans Homecoming Parade

Pigeon Forge

Join us in Pigeon Forge as we salute America’s military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, August 18th at 9:00 a.m.One of the highlights of our month-long Celebrate Freedom! activities is the Veterans Homecoming Parade. This year’s tribute to America’s military veterans begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.“The City of Pigeon Forge has a long history of honoring our nations many brave veterans and that will continue on into the future,” says Butch Helton, Special Events Manager for the City of Pigeon Forge.Pigeon Forge will honor U.S. military veterans with its 4th Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner, Many-Bears Grinder, will serve as grand marshal of the parade. The parade will be led by the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Pigeon Forge.The parade will start at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church, and will travel northbound on the Parkway to Traffic Light #5.For more information view the event flyer complete with a map of the parade here, or call 1-800-251-9100

Aug 10
Salute to Veterans Parade

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge salutes the America’s military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, August 10th at 9:00 a.m.

Aug 10
Feast With The Beasts

Feast with the Beasts presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union will offer samplings from Knoxville’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries! The event takes place at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Feast with the Beasts is for guests ages 21 and older and guests must show a valid photo I.D. to enter the event. All proceeds directly benefit Zoo Knoxville.

For an up to date list of this years participants, prices, tickets and more, visit the Zoo Knoxville website.

Aug 10
Welcome Home Veterans Parade

Help us salute and pay tribute to America’s military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, August 10. The parade will run from the Parkway to Jake Thomas and River Road.

Aug 11
Through
Aug 18
Gatlinburg - Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gatlinburg

“Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical Roots” festival in downtown Gatlinburg features “Hit” songwriters. Public Invited. Free Live Entertainment. Songwriter Opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots. Rain or shine.

Aug 11
Through
Aug 18
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gatlinburg

“Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical Roots” festival in downtown Gatlinburg features “Hit” songwriters. Public Invited. Free Live Entertainment. Songwriter Opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots. Rain or shine.

The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.

Get the full entertainment schedule at http://www.smswf.com.

For more information contact:  call: 865-604-9066 or email:  info@smswf.com 

Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/smswf

Aug 14
Through
Aug 17
Gatlinburg Gathering 2019

Gatlinburg Gathering is a weekend of great Gospel Music and preaching with some of your top favorite Gospel Music artists and world renown speakers. Located in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Gatlinburg Gathering offers you a great weekend getaway for you and your family. The event is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg next to all the sites and shops that you enjoy. Experience great Gospel Music and preaching during the evening and take in the sights of beautiful Gatlinburg, TN during the day. Make your plans to attend Gatlinburg Gathering today!

Download PDF For More Info
Aug 17
Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset.

The balloons begin to inflate at dusk and glow for around an hour. This means balloons are usually up from about 8 pm to 9:30 pm, conditional on weather. Parking for the event is $20 online and $25 day of event.

Our four legged friends are not discouraged from attending the GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival, but we understand that the Balloons can be frightening and noisy much in the same way a fireworks show creates stress for our furry pets. All pets must be leashed and poop bags are required.

This year we will offer tethered rides (weather permitting) and balloon glow. The balloons will not launch.

Aug 23
Through
Aug 24
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Pigeon Forge

Once again we will be holding our annual Jeep Invasion at the beautiful LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Both days are 9am to 5pm. $10.00 General Admission per day per person on the days of the show at the door or entry gate. This is an indoor and outdoor event that will feature an array of over 150 national, regional and local Jeep accessory vendors. We had over 7,000 Jeeps attend in 2017 and are looking to break that record again. We will also be having our vendors donating off lots of cool jeeping products and there will be plenty of show Jeeps on display for your viewing pleasure. Please check back for the latest updates.The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is an annual event hosted by the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club of Maryville, Tennessee. This year’s 6th Annual Invasion will be held on August 24th-25th, 2018. This event is a vendor-driven event open to all Jeep enthusiasts. Anyone who owns or loves Jeeps is welcome and encouraged to attend this event.The Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area draws 10 million visitors per year, making it the perfect location for the annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion. Held inside the beautiful 100,000 square foot LeConte Center, this year’s Invasion will be packed full of vendors and spectators alike, enjoying all things Jeep! This year’s event drew over 7,000 Jeeps and nearly 15,000 attendees, and next year’s event will not disappoint.

Aug 23
Through
Aug 25
Bubba Fest

Pigeon Forge

BUBBA FEST! is a weekend celebration of America’s Heartland. The event will feature special appearances by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, a comedy performance, a country music concert, and a Friday night kickoff party.

Aug 24
Dollywood’s Rock The Smokies

Get the best of both worlds this Labor Day weekend during Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies event. This daylong celebration pairs the thrill of Dollywood rides and a powerful Christian Rock experience at the Dollywood Celebrity Theatre. Rock the Smokies ArtistsFor King & Country

Zach WilliamsMore artists to be announced soon! Rock the Smokies Tickets and ShowtimesShow starts at 1 p.m.

Tickets staring at $60.00Show time and ticket prices may vary refer to event website for more information.

Aug 24
Dollywood's Rock the Smokies

Come experience a rocking worship experience Dollywood-style as we Rock the Smokies during the theme park's newest Christian Music Festival, featuring For King & Country and Zach Williams. Dollywood is partnering with Premier Festivals to produce a powerful Christian rock experience in Dollywood's Celebrity Theater. The day-long celebration provides time for both thrill rides and a Christian Festival for one great price.

Aug 24
The Diner's End of Summer Cruise - In

Sevierville

Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Participants get a Free Beverage with meal purchase and discounts on merchandise. Optional 50/50 drawing. All raffle proceeds go directly to Local Charities.

Aug 24
Dollywood Rock the Smokies

Come experience a rocking worship experience Dollywood-style as we Rock the Smokies during the theme park's newest Christian Music Festival, featuring For King & Country and Zach Williams. Dollywood is partnering with Premier Festivals to produce a powerful Christian rock experience in Dollywood's Celebrity Theater. The day-long celebration provides time for both thrill rides and a Christian Festival for one great price.

Aug 24
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – August 2019

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbecue would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Aug 27
Through
Sep 02
Sevier County Fair

Sevierville

Come enjoy all the traditions of a hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at the Sevier County Fair.

Aug 30
The Oak Ridge Boys Live

Country Tonite presents The Oak Ridge Boys as part of their 2019 Celebrity Concert Series.

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their hits include “Elvira”, “(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free”, “Bobbie Sue”, and “American Made”.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00AM! See the Country Tonite show for half price with your celebrity concert ticket! Use promo code CONCERT19.

Aug 30
The Oak Ridge Boys

Pigeon Forge

Celebrity Concert Series at Country Tonite.

Aug 31
Comedy Barn Kickin’ Chicken 5k Run And Fun Walk

Pigeon Forge

The Comedy Barn Theater 5th Annual Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run & Fun Walk features a silent auction and door prizes, winners in all age divisions and $100 cash for the 100th finisher. The event will take place at The Comedy Barn Theater located in Pigeon Forge, TN and starts at 8AM EST. For more information call (865) 428-5222 today.

Sep 03
Through
Sep 05
Pentecostal Annual Summit

Pigeon Forge

The Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship is a group of Apostolic Ministers who seek to unite in fellowship in Pigeon Forge, TN. We hope you can join us!

Sep 03
Through
Sep 05
Annual Summit

Once again LeConte Center will host the Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship Annual Summit. The event will include an impressive lineup of inspirational speakers that will provide an energizing spirit. Past speakers have included executive chairman Larry L. Booker, Jesse Parker, Douglas Walker, Chantal and Lorraine Bertram and Randy Williams.

The Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship Annual Summit will also have a Ladies’ Ministries series specifically designed for female attendees. Additionally, the Kingdom Kids’ Conference will be held alongside every service during the event.

Come celebrate your faith surrounded by the beautiful majesty of the Smoky Mountains!

Sep 06
Through
Sep 07
Shades Of The Past Hot Rod Roundup

Roll on into Dollywood’s Splash Country for the 36th annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup. This roundup will be one for the ages with over 2,300 hot rods expected to compete for the grand prizes consisting of a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and a $10,000 cash prize.Spectators fee is only $10 a day with children under 12 allowed free admittance.Roam the grounds and take a look at all of the hot rods or find a deal at the giant swap meet. Vendors will also be set up throughout the event.For more information visit www.shadesofthepast.com.

Sep 06
Through
Sep 07
Shades of the Past Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

Shades of the Past Rod Run at Dollywood's Splash Country.

Sep 06
Through
Sep 07
Shades Of The Past Car Show

Pigeon Forge

Dollywood’s Splash Country is hosting the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup. All ages will marvel at over 200 hot rods competing for the grand prizes — a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and a $10,000 cash prize.Roundup admission is only $10 a day and children under 12 are free. Brows the show & find one of your own at the giant swap meet. Vendors will also be set up throughout the event. For more information or to register, visit www.shadesofthepast.com.

Sep 12
Through
Sep 14
Fall Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill.  Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral.Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show! For registration and show information contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.Explore more car shows taking place in the Pigeon Forge area.

Sep 12
Through
Sep 14
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

This event will be located at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Please call 865-687-3976 for more information.

Sep 12
Through
Sep 14
Fall Rod Run 2019

A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral.

Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show! For registration and show information contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.

Sep 12
Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is kicking off the fall season with a fun-filled night packed with delicious food from area restaurants and amazing music at the 21st Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For 21 years, the proceeds from Taste of Autumn have been donated to United Way of Sevier County, raising more than $180,000 for important community programs provided to the residents of Sevier County. “We are so glad to have partnered with a great organization like United Way of Sevier County for so long in support of their cause,” said Gatlinburg Director of Events Jim Downs.

2018 Vendors

Alvin’s Kitchen

Anakeesta

Ben & Jerry’s

Bennett’s Pit BBQ

Brother Johnson & Sister BBQ

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Cicis Pizza

Dick’s Last Resort

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Fox & Parrot Tavern

J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

Landshark Bar & Grill

Mama’s Chicken Kitchen

Mellow Mushroom

Paula Deen Retail Store

Pepsi Cola Company

Proof of the Pudding

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Savannah Bee Company

Texas Roadhouse

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton

Wine-A-Little Wine & Tapas Bar

Sep 12
Gatlinburg - Taste of Autumn

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Taste of Autumn will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Tickets are $30, and children 5 and under are free.

Sep 12
Taste Of Autumn

Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Taste of Autumn will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Tickets are $30, and children 5 and under are free. A reserved table for a party of 10 is available for $300. A corporate VIP package for a party of 10 is available for $500 and includes priority seating, meet and greet with the talent and wine on the table.

Sep 14
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – September 2019

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbecue would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

The September BBQ and Brews will be a cider showcase.

Sep 19
Through
Sep 21
Ford F100 Truck Nationals

Sevierville

42nd Edition F-100 Truck Supernationals Truck Show at the Sevierville Convention Center

Sep 19
Through
Sep 21
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

20th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

Sep 19
Vertical Horizon: Jars & Jams Concert Series

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.

Jars & Jams Concert Series Line Up

Sep 20
Brew At The Zoo

Zoo Knoxville invites everyone who is wild about craft beer to Brew at the Zoo happening Friday, September 20 from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. Animals, live entertainment, local food trucks and over 40 craft breweries are on tap at this unique after-hours event.

Tickets are not yet on sale. Stay tuned for updates on early bird and regular ticket sale dates.

Sep 22
Through
Sep 28
National Quartet Convention

Pigeon Forge

Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. For more information, visit www.nqconline.com or call 1-800-846-8499.The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center.

Sep 23
Through
Sep 26
Triumphant Quartet Homecoming

Pigeon Forge

Join the Triumphant Quartet Homecoming live in Pigeon Forge. Started in 2003, the four friends started their journey on the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent.This concert event will be held at the Music Road Resort Convention Center. Concert information can be requested by calling 865-621-0492.Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Sep 27
Through
Sep 28
Fall Festival and Old Timers Day

The Townsend visitors center hosts the annual Fall Festival and Old Timer’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling, antique tractors and good food.

Sep 27
Through
Sep 28
Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest Car Show

Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest Car Show at Smokies Stadium

Sep 27
Through
Nov 02
Dollywoods Harvest Festival

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival features the Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by HumanaOne of the most beautiful times of the year is autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a colorful patchwork of orange, red, yellow and gold painted throughout the hills and valleys of East Tennessee, fall provides the perfect backdrop for festive family fun atDollywood.The Dollywood park is open until 9 p.m. each night during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring the Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Humana.Great Pumpkin LumiNightsThe largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun throughout Timber Canyon. Great Pumpkin LumiNights immerses families in fabulous pumpkin illumination thanks to spectacular pumpkin displays, which glow with the fire of fall. Numerous lighted pumpkin displays throughout the park will delight families looking for a new and unique tradition.Great Pumpkin LumiNights also features new pumpkin-themed food options, entertainment and interactive opportunities for park guests to experience an exciting nightly finale during the best fall festival in the Smokies.Southern Gospel JubileeDuring the day, the Southern Gospel Jubilee lineup includes some of the biggest names in Southern gospel music. Your family will enjoy the soul-stirring sounds of beautiful harmonies ringing through the crisp air as free daily concerts take place on the park’s various stages. Visiting artisans from across the country share their talents through an array of handmade wares, spanning from functional to decorative. Each day is a picture-perfect opportunity for your family to enjoy the traditional experiences of a Smoky Mountain harvest!Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Sep 27
Through
Nov 03
Oktoberfest at Ober

Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking as the resort commemorates the 208th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest.  Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.

The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing.  Anniversary celebrations continue each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.

For more information on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423.

Sep 27
Through
Nov 02
Dollywood Harvest Festival

Fall at Dollywood will lift off with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies, the National Sourthern Gospel & Harvest Celebration presented by Humana. A six week harvest celebration featuring FREE gospel concerts! All concerts included with Dollywood admission.

Sep 27
Through
Nov 03
Ober’s Oktoberfest

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 27 through November 3, 2019 as the resort commemorates the 208th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Sep 28
Old Mill Heritage Day

Pigeon Forge

Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, TNExperience the past in the present at Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day! At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter.This is a fun-filled day for the whole family featuring arts & crafts, pumpkin painting, bingo and much more. Adults can enjoy moonshine making, farmer’s market, sorgum making demo and featured antiques. In addition, families can enjoy music & entertainment featuring world-class Bluegrass, traditional folk songs, cloggers and twirlers. Kids can enjoy the petting zoo, fire trucks, music and special arts and crafts tent.Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit! People young and old are sure to enjoy Old Mill Heritage Day. Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.Explore more fun things to do at The Old Mill Square during your Pigeon Forge stay.The Historic Old Mill – See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal.Old Mill Square – At The Old Mill Square you can enjoy restaurants and specialty shops during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Sep 28
Through
Oct 26
Rotary Club Crafts Festival

Pigeon Forge

Visitors to Pigeon Forge have the opportunity to see and purchase handmade items from some of the area’s most talented artists and crafters. Stop by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair in Patriot Park, September 30th. Admission is free, however, a freewill donation will be distributed to local and area charities.For more events in the Pigeon Forge area, please visit our Pigeon Forge event page for more listings.

Sep 28
Through
Sep 29
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Gatlinburg

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.

Oct 01
Dolly Parton’s Stampede Senior Day

On October 1, 2019, seniors are welcome to come out to Dolly Parton’s Stampede for a Health & Wellness Fair, featuring free health screenings and information, plus dinner and a show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 06
Women Of Joy

Share a few days with Women of Joy – a ministry that has been changing the lives of women since 1994. Based in Decatur, AL and lead by Phil and Debbie Waldrep, these weekends serve and minister to crowds ranging from 1,000 to 14,000 women at each event.

These incredible weekends are designed, created and intended to bring women of all ages and cultures together to help you pursue a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Oct 04
The Church Sisters: Jars & Jams Concert Series

Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.

Jars & Jams Concert Series Line Up

Oct 04
Through
Oct 27
Ripley's Fright Nights

Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 21st anniversary of Fright Nights happen in the month of October. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October from 6:00 pm until close as well as Halloween night

Oct 04
Through
Oct 06
Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming

Sevierville

2019 Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming. Robert Tino Gallery.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 05
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - Fall

Gatlinburg

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 27
Ripley’s Fright Nights

Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 21st anniversary of Fright Nights happen in the month of October.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October from 6:00 pm until close as well as Halloween night.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 05
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Gatlinburg

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.

Oct 05
Stomp Out! Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Pigeon Forge

Stomp Out Breast Cancer! Don’t miss the biggest event of the year! Rocky Top Wine Trail’s annual STOMP OUT Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is scheduled for the first Saturday in October (October 5th, 2019). This is an all-day event where we travel to three of the wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail (Mountain Valley Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery), and have activities at all each location like stomping grapes and bobbing for apples. All the money raised will be…

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oct 05
Through
Oct 06
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - Fall

Gatlinburg

Fall Prizes and Drawings: for largest trout, small trout, gift certificates, trophies, amusement passes and much much more!

Oct 06
Through
Oct 07
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Pigeon Forge

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the 19th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament.  This event is fun for adults, children, tourists, and locals. Over 5,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event and features $10,000 in cash & prizes! For more events in the Pigeon Forge area, please visit our Pigeon Forge event page for more listings.

Oct 10
Through
Oct 27
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 10 through 27, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.

Autumn’s brisk air signals all of nature to transform the Great Smoky Mountains from lush green to a majestic patchwork quilt of colors.

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit website.

Oct 10
Through
Oct 27
Gatlinburg Craftsmens Fair - Fall

Gatlinburg

150+ booths of the nation's finest craftspeople. See live demonstrations and be entertained with live Country & Bluegrass music!

Oct 18
Through
Oct 20
Wears Valley Fall Fest

October 18-20 Enjoy the brilliant colors of fall in Wears Valley with crafters, entertainers, and activities. A full three days of FREE family fun, fall festivities, and delicious southern food!

Oct 19
Bowzer Rock & Roll Doo-Wop Show

Country Tonite presents Bowzer Rock & Roll as part of their 2019 Celebrity Concert Series.

The stunning disparity between mild-mannered Jon Bauman and his creation and alter ego, the inimitable “Bowzer,” has raised a lot of eyebrows in the entertainment industry. That’s because Jon’s portrayal of “Bowzer,” star of “Sha Na Na” for 14 years, was so convincing that the casual observer was certain this hilarious, gangly greaser actually stalked the streets of Brooklyn when he wasn’t appearing with the group. Later, when Jon Bauman washed the grease right out of “Bowzer’s” hair, he surfaced as one of the most multi-dimensional performers in show business today, with careers as host, producer, writer, performer, actor, musician and social activist!

Jon, like “Bowzer,” was born in Brooklyn, but there the resemblance ends. Jon was something of a child prodigy at the piano, and started classical lessons at age seven. He attended the prestigious Juilliard School beginning age 12 and ultimately graduated Magna Cum Laude from equally prestigious Columbia College in New York.

In 1969, Jon joined several of his Columbia classmates in “Sha Na Na” and created the character of “Bowzer.” With “Bowzer” the dominant character on stage, Jon was a major force in leading the group to their successful TV series. At its peak, “Sha Na Na” was the #1 syndicated show in America, and was also seen in 32 foreign countries. The series ran for four years first-run and another three in syndicated strip.

While remaining the star of “Sha Na Na,” Jon branched out on his own and made over 150 solo appearances. He guest starred on programs ranging from “The Barbara Mandrell Show” to “Super Password,” and guest hosted such shows as “An Evening at the Improv.” He also appeared with the group in the phenomenally successful movie, “Grease,” and sang the “Born To Hand Jive” number on the “Grease” album, then the biggest-selling soundtrack album of all time. [Read More About Bowzer →]

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00AM! See the Country Tonite show for half price with your celebrity concert ticket! Use promo code CONCERT19.

Oct 21
Through
Oct 24
Celebrators Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Celebrators conference aims to encourage believers to take on leadership roles. Watch speakers such as George W. Bush and Phil Waldrep and hear music from artists such as Selah and The Gailer Vocal Band.

Oct 21
Through
Oct 24
Celebrators Conference With Tim Tebow

Pigeon Forge

Celebrators Conference is a yearly event aimed at encouraging believers to take on leadership roles. Each year brings special guests to the area, with prestigious speakers such as George W. Bush, Phil Walrdep and Tim Tebow making appearances in the past. Celebrators has also built in time to explore the sites around you. From food, to shopping, to fun excursions, with our exciting locations you will never run out of exciting things to do while you are at Celebrators Conferences.Celebrators is committed to bringing you the best Bible teachers in the world. When you bring your family and friends to Celebrators, you will never have to worry about the quality of teaching that they will hear. With the best Bible teachers in the world, your group will be sure to leave inspired and challenged.

Oct 24
Halloween Spooktacular Event

Join the family-fun Spooktacular Halloween Event at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on the Thursday before Halloween. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating.Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Oct 25
Through
Oct 27
Volunteer Cat Club

Pigeon Forge

Volunteer Cat Club will be hosting a Halloween Cat Show at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Oct 26
Through
Oct 27
Premier Athletics Showcase

Pigeon Forge

Welcome to Pigeon Forge for the Premier Athletics Showcase!The performers at the Premier Athletics Showcase prove dancers and cheerleaders are every bit as physically talented as professional athletes. Premier Athletics was founded in 1994 to provide cheerleaders, dancers and tumblers with training that prepares them for competing at higher levels. Today, Premier Athletics trains thousands of athletes at gyms throughout the southeast and northeast.The Premier Athletics Showcase is a chance for athletes to perform on the stage at the LeConte Center. The goal is to provide a positive experience that allows competitors to build their confidence and skills while having fun. 

Oct 26
Rocky Top Chocolate Wine Trail

Halloween shouldn’t only mean candy for the kids! Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with hand crafted desserts at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Taster Glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail. Early bird pricing is available until September 30th, 2019. Info on the food offerings and wine pairings to follow soon.

Oct 26
Chocolate Wine Trail

Pigeon Forge

Chocolate Wine Trail Saturday, October 26th, 2018 Halloween shouldn’t only mean candy for the kids! Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with hand crafted desserts at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Taster Glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

October 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Oct 27
Through
Oct 31
Creekside Gospel Music Convention
Oct 30
Through
Jan 04
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Dolly Parton's Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music while enjoying a four course feast. Watch the live nativity, as the three kings ride on camels on their way to Bethlehem, or cheer for your favorite Elf and you could be part of the show!

Oct 31
Gatlinburg - Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

Gatlinburg

A fantastic family Halloween day event from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Anakeesta Plaza and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg.

Oct 31
Through
Jan 04
Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Bring the family to experience Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede! Enjoy the spectacular Christmas performances that bring the spirit of the holiday season to life. The arena at Dolly Parton’s Stampede is magically transformed into a fantastic fantasy land filled with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. This amazing tribute will warm your heart and fill you with tidings of good cheer!Watch as Elves from the North Pole and the South Pole take part in a friendly competition while a festive four-course feast is served. Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede also features a live nativity scene, where the true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes.Make plans now to enjoy all the holiday fun and festivities taking place this year during Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede!

Oct 31
Halloween Trick Of Treat

Pigeon Forge

Step right up! Step right up! Join us for our annual Halloween Trick of Treat at The Island in Pigeon Forge.Enjoy free Trick or Treating Halloween night at The Island In Pigeon Forge and unlimited rides for just $5 for those in costume. Watch live Bluegrass band, Midnight Run, from 5pm-11pm on the Ole Smoky Stage. 

Oct 31
Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

Gatlinburg

A fantastic family Halloween day event from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Anakeesta Plaza and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg.

Nov 01
Through
Nov 03
Voyles Knife Show

Pigeon Forge

Three day knife show featuring a live auction Saturday night after show close!

Nov 01
Through
Jan 05
Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Few holiday shows are as spectacular as Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. Not only does this multi-million dollar production boast the largest living nativity scene in the area, there’s also beautiful choreography and aerial effects. Watch as angels and sugar plum fairies fly across the stage while elves dance around the reindeer and Santa Claus.

The whole family will delight in this first class Christmas show featuring an amazing cast of dancers, singers and comedians. It’s easy to see why this is one of the must-see holiday events in Pigeon Forge. After just one performance, it will become a Christmas family tradition you’ll enjoy year after year.

Nov 01
Through
Jan 02
Christmas Show at Country Tonite

Pigeon Forge

The wonder of the magical Christmas Show at Country Tonite Theatre will put the entire family in the holiday spirit! The stage is transformed into a winter wonderland with sets that are only rivaled by the vibrant costumes and choreography. The cast includes popular local performers as well as special guests we all know – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Classic holiday songs will bring back fond memories of Christmas past as everyone sings along. At one point the toys on stage even come to life to join the fun. This is one Pigeon Forge holiday event the family won’t want to miss.

Nov 01
Through
Jan 05
Comedy Barn Christmas Show

Pigeon Forge

If you like your Christmas holiday to be filled with fun and laughter, then the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge has just what you need! The Comedy Barn Christmas Show features the classic songs and characters everyone knows and loves, along with unique skits that will make you as jolly as Old Saint Nick!

This delightful Christmas performance combines popular acts from the past as well as new, never before seen performances that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. There will also be a little bit of magic, live animals and crazy costumes, you’ll only see at the Comedy Barn. The Comedy Barn Christmas Show is a Smoky Mountain holiday tradition that your entire family will enjoy.

Nov 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage

Pigeon Forge

Celebrate all of the things that make the holidays special with Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage. Let Captain Scrooge take your family on a journey through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Nov 01
Tracy Lawrence Concert

Pigeon Forge

Make plans to see Tracy Lawrence in concert at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

Nov 01
Through
Dec 31
Hatfield And Mccoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show

Pigeon Forge

Sometimes the holidays stir up family squabbles that even Santa Claus can’t prevent. And few Christmas shows deliver comedy, fun, and excitement that can compare to the Hatfield& McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show. Watch as these two famously feuding families come together for an evening of holiday food, fun, and entertainment.In this heartwarming and side-splitting performance, Ma McCoy and Pa Hatfield organize a truce in the spirit of the holiday season. Instead of shooting, there’s singing, dancing, joking and amazing stunts that will make your own family disputes seem a little less serious this Christmas season.The whole family will get a kick out of the action-packed Christmas Disaster Show at the Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Theater, all while enjoying a full Southern-style Christmas feast.

Nov 01
Tracy Lawrence Live

Country Tonite presents Tracy Lawrence as part of their 2019 Celebrity Concert Series.

Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country Music with songs such as “Paint Me a Birmingham”, “Time Marches On”, “Alibis”, and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”. The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums.

The multi-platinum CMA and ACM award-winning recording artist has help shaped the sound of Country Music for two decades, recently celebrating twenty years in music. His music has inspired a whole new generation of entertainers and fans. Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan frequently pay tribute to the singer live in concert by playing his double-platinum hits like “Time Marches On” and “Alibis” – songs that help make Lawrence one of the most played artists on radio.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00AM! See the Country Tonite show for half price with your celebrity concert ticket! Use promo code CONCERT19.

Nov 06
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg

Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff While the street event is free, tickets for chili sampling are $10.

Nov 06
Through
Jan 31
Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights

Gatlinburg

Trolly Tours will showcase beautiful Winterfest displays and Gatlinburg History from the comfort of an enclosed and heated trolly. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Nov 06
Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans

Gatlinburg

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans on Wednesday, November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.  Festival-goers will enjoy free, live entertainment offered throughout the event.

Last Year’s Food Vendors:

Bush’s Visitor Center

Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

SCUD/Northview Academy

Cliff Top Bar & Grill at Anakeesta

Sensible Concrete Works

Hilton Garden Inn

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Cicis Pizza

Alvin’s Kitchen

Savannah Bee Company

Ober Gatlinburg

Doc’s 321 Café

Gatlinburg Police Department

Fox & Parrot Tavern

Wine-A-Little

Exit Realty Pros

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

Ole Red Gatlinburg

Paula Deen Retail Store

Boogie Nights

Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Bar

Delauder’s BBQ

Landshark

Mellow Mushroom

Pucker’s Sports Grill

Gatlinburg Fire Department

Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – Bush’s® Chili Beans

Hot Chili Eating Contest Sponsor – All Sauced Up

Police & Fire Departments Sponsor – Food City

Beer Sales – Gatlinburg Rotary Club

Soda Sales – Pi Beta Phi PTA

Tickets will go on sale later this year.

Nov 06
Through
Jan 31
Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Gatlinburg

Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights.

The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

Featuring one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two, the latest $1.6 million-plus rollout of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays are marked by sections reminiscent of winter forests, evergreens and romance. The Hwy. 321 route features an injection of bright displays as well.

Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt incandescent bulbs and saving the City some 95 percent in energy cost and allowing the City to light the entire 120 days of the program for what it once cost for three days of electricity.

Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits are part of the program. Many of the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED as well. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse have joined the lineup.

Trolley tours do not run on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

FAQ’s

All trolleys take the same route

Children under 3 are free if they are sitting on an adults lap

No food or drink on Trolley

Trolley is enclosed and heated

When reserving more than one ticket, use copy feature in drop-down box and copy data.

Tickets will go on sale October 15, 2018.

 

Nov 08
Through
Nov 09
Mlc Ladies Conference & Retreat

Pigeon Forge

MLC Ladies Retreat is an organization meeting twice a year in March and November. The November event is held at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in the heart of Pigeon Forge.  For additional information please call (706) 581-2590. Advance registration is required.

Nov 08
Through
Jan 05
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

The most immersive drive-through Christmas experience on earth! Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland takes place at Smokie's Stadium.

Nov 09
Old Mill Square Holiday Open House

Old Mill Square Holiday Open House in Pigeon Forge, TN The Old Mill Square Holiday Open House is the perfect time to sample a bit of down home southern cooking and to shop. Pay a visit to the general store, pottery store, and even the toy bin. Experience the Old Mill Square during the holiday season this year.During this event, local shops and restaurants will showcase holiday gift items for your next gathering or celebration. From food items to home decorations, you’ll find something for everyone and every occasion.  Explore more fun things to do at The Old Mill Square during your Pigeon Forge stay.The Historic Old Mill – See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal.Old Mill Square – At The Old Mill Square you can enjoy restaurants and specialty shops during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Nov 09
The Diner's Veterans Day Cruise - In

Sevierville

Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Participants get a Free Beverage with meal purchase and discounts on merchandise. Optional 50/50 drawing. All raffle proceeds go directly to Local Charities.

Nov 09
Through
Jan 04
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

A seven-time award winner of America's Best Christmas Event, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances.

Nov 11
Veterans Day Celebration

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg will honor the United States military veterans by hosting its 19th annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at 11 a.m. at Anakeesta Plaza.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee recognizes the ceremony as an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day. The event is free to the public.

“We use this commemorative day as a moment to step back and recognize the heroism of our military and honor the sacrifices they have made to protect our rights as citizens of the United States of America. We are proud to celebrate the nineteenth year of this special ceremony in Gatlinburg,” says Mark Adams, President of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The event will feature musical entertainment by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band and distinguished vocalists T.C. Barnette, who will perform the National Anthem. Likewise, special presentations will be made by the Gatlinburg Boy Scout Troop 111, Girl Scout Troop 20648, and Wings to Soar, which will commemorate the occasion with a demonstration of an American Bald Eagle. Retired Gatlinburg Police Department Captain Jim Maples, a Vietnam veteran, will also present the POW-MIA Table/Invocation.

Nov 15
Light the Way 5k

Dollywood hosts the Annual Light the way 5K through 4 million christmas lights inside Dollywood. Both runners and walkers are welcome to help benefit two amazing charities- Share It Forward and Keep Sevier Beautiful. Pre-Registration is required.

Nov 19
Through
Jan 04
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has been honored for ten consecutive years as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide. Wander through the park’s more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, and it is easy to understand why.From the cheer and joy of Dollywood’s Parade of Many Colors, to traditional holiday favorite performances like It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas helps your family create memories to share for a lifetime. Guests can experience the fun enchantment of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends straight from the children’s holiday classic.More than 20 of Dollywood’s signature rides and attractions operate in a festive environment sure to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Show ScheduleAppalachian ChristmasLocation: Back Porch Theater at Dollywood

Celebrate an acoustic Christmas at the Back Porch Theater with Appalachian Christmas.Christmas in the SmokiesLocation: Celebrity Theater at Dollywood

Dollywood’s musical Christmas tradition features a 14-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season.It’s a Wonderful LifeLocation: Showstreet Palace Theater at Dollywood

Dollywood brings a Christmas classic to life. Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, audiences will love the newest addition to our Christmas season.Meet Rudolph and His FriendsLocation: Craftsman’s Valley at Dollywood

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas tale, comes to life like never before during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Rudolph and his friends will be at Dollywood for some new and exciting games and experiences.MistleTonesLocation: Showstreet Gazebo

These talented vocalists use a fresh a cappella approach to take Christmas standards to new heights.O’Holy NightLocation: Valley Theater at Dollywood

A little girl looks for an angel, while three shepherds follow a star. In the end, they all find their way to the heart of the Christmas story.‘Twas the Night Before ChristmasLocation: Pines Theater at Dollywood

A family finds its own Christmas miracle with the help of a mysterious, white-bearded stranger. Dancing mice, singing sailors and a young girl’s belief in Santa highlight this endearing tale. Dollywood’s Christmas ParadeParade of Many ColorsTime: 8 p.m. nightly on operating daysLocation: Showstreet at Dollywood

Gather the family for the Parade of Many Colors at Dollywood. This exciting Dollywood parade features vibrant floats, interactive characters and even more surprises.  *Performance dates and information are subject to change without notice.

Nov 22
Through
Nov 23
Hearts On Fire

Pigeon Forge

The purpose of Hearts on Fire is to share the Gospel with middle school, high school and college age young people and fan the flame within their hearts, challenging them to a dynamic walk and commitment IN CHRIST. We hope you join us for this year’s event!

Nov 22
Winterfest Kickoff

Pigeon Forge

Join us for the annual Winterfest Kickoff event at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year, from November to February, Pigeon Forge creates a magnificent winter wonderland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy during the Winterfest Celebration. With over five million Christmas lights shining bright and an abundance of delightful holiday shows and activities to choose from, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and loved ones.This years’ Winterfest Kickoff will feature special guest, Chris Blue, Star of Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The event will have vendors, a children’s area and giveaways. The festivities begin at 4p.m.

For more information please call the Office of Special Events at (865) 429-7350. 

Nov 22
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff

Pigeon Forge

Join us for the annual Winterfest Kickoff event at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year, from November to February, Pigeon Forge creates a magnificent winter wonderland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy during the Winterfest Celebration. With over five million Christmas lights shining bright and an abundance of delightful holiday shows and activities to choose from, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and loved ones.

Nov 22
Through
Feb 17
Pigeon Forge Winterfest

Pigeon Forge

Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour. Pick up your tour guide at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center at traffic light #0 or at the Fun Time Trolley office in Patriot Park.

Nov 26
Through
Dec 01
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Craft show hours: Weekdays – 10am – 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Nov 26
Through
Dec 01
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

View unique handcrafted gifts and products from the Great Smoky Mountains craft community. Take part in demonstrations and visit various displays!

Nov 27
Through
Nov 30
Festival of Trees

Gatlinburg

This season, enjoy the holiday splendor that only a room full of ornately decorated Christmas trees can provide. Presented by Gatlinburg Hospitality Solutions, Gatlinburg’s annual Festival of Trees returns with all new family-friendly activities, live entertainment, visits with Santa Claus and, of course, exquisitely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths that will be available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation.

Nov 28
Titanic’s Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration

Pigeon Forge

Shooting Stars, Superheroes on ParadeLIVE – Thursday, November 22 at 7:00 pm Comic book pop culture superheroes will be the superstars in this year’s live, annual Thanksgiving Fireworks Parade and explosive lightshow at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. This free, family outdoor event heralds the start of an exciting,  holiday season at the museum attraction, announces President, COO and co-owner, Mary Kellogg. UP, UP and AWAY!“This year, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Nightwing, Spider Swen – Marvel  and DC Comic  Superhero favorites (with more to come) – will lead a spectacular Thanksgiving Night Parade outside our Pigeon Forge ship.  They’ll be here to delight and entertain fans – AND to light the fuse that will sets-off this year’s dazzling fireworks display,” exclaims Kellogg.GREAT CYPTON!It’s a little Comic-Con and a lot of ‘MARVELous’ originality all together for one glorious night.  Everybody is encouraged to come in costume, bring cameras, take selfies  with the Superheroes and be part of the show.Inside and out, Titanic will sparkle with Edwardian Christmas decorations, a welcoming ship’s crew and an enchanting yuletide spirit of thanksgiving.“While superheroes are purely fictional characters, I remind our young visitors that there were real, live heroes on Titanic – women and men who saved lives at the risk of their own.  I share with them – I believe there’s a superhero in all of us, ready to save the day when the time comes.” says Kellogg.HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU COME:Titanic Thanksgiving Day Tours open from 9 am to 10pm/reservations suggested.Free Outdoor Superheroes’ Parade kicks-off at 7 pmFree fireworks display blasts-off following paradeCome in Superhero costume and be part of the celebrationPhoto with Superheroes permitted and encouragedFree parkingVisitors can purchase tickets to continue the yuletide celebration inside the MuseumThe Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN opens daily at 9 a.m.  Advance reservations are strongly suggested for ship tour before or following the Thanksgiving fireworks display. 

Nov 28
Titanic's ThanksgivingFireworks Display

Pigeon Forge

HUGE Fireworks Display. Plus show production in front of Ship. Free – Bring Kids – visit the Ship before or after the fireworks display. Interior of Ship sells out early Thanksgiving Day.

Book Early. 800-381-7670.

Nov 29
Through
Dec 22
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Gatlinburg

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30 & Dec 1 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!

Dec 01
Through
Feb 18
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

Pigeon Forge

Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge shine from November 1st through February 18th. See more than 5 million shining Pigeon Forge holiday lights when you take the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights!

Dec 02
Through
Dec 08
Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving and Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Dec 02
Through
Dec 08
Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

View unique handcrafted gifts and products from the Great Smoky Mountains craft community. Take part in demonstrations and visit various displays!

Dec 05
Community Chorus Holiday Concert
Dec 05
Through
Dec 07
Yama Con

Pigeon Forge

Get ready for one of the largest comic and video game conferences in Tennessee. Yama-Con is Pigeon Forge’s annual anime convention, and it’s an all-out fest for fans. Meet well-known artists, voice actors, screen actors and famous cosplay guests.

Dec 06
Through
Dec 08
Yama Con

Pigeon Forge

Yama-Con is coming to Pigeon Forge! The convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but will also feature other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more.Registration fees range from $25-$270 and can be completed online at www.yamacon.orgCome celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku! Where will this event take place?The Yama-Con event will take place at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Visit the Yama-Con website for directions and start times.

Dec 06
Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg

On December 6, the 44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will roll through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass, a spectacular parade line-up of balloons, floats decorated by local businesses and groups, and 11 marching bands, spans through downtown before ending at traffic light #10. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade.

Dec 06
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg

On December 6, the 44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will roll through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass, a spectacular parade line-up of balloons, floats decorated by local businesses and groups, and 11 marching bands, spans through downtown before ending at traffic light #10. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade.

Dec 07
Breakfast Or Brunch With Santa

Breakfast or Brunch with Santa and Mrs. ClauseA true fantasy for children, parents, grandparents and many others is to enjoy breakfast or brunch with Santa and Mrs. Clause! This dream is possible and the place for this adventure to happen is at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge. Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family by enjoying a delicious brunch with Santa Claus himself! What time will this event take place? Breakfast with Santa will be served from 8:15 to 9:30 and brunch from 10:00 to 11:15. Also, families can enjoy a fun filled Kid’s Craft Tent from 10 am to 2 pm. Reservations are required so call 865-406-6558 to save your spot today!Explore more fun things to do at The Old Mill Square during your Pigeon Forge stay. The Historic Old Mill – See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal.Old Mill Square – At The Old Mill Square you can enjoy restaurants and specialty shops during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Dec 11
Through
Dec 14
Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Pigeon Forge

Bluegrass fun for everyone. Come join artists old and new for this one of a kind celebration of bluegrass during the holiday season.