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Events and activities around Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge

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Apr 01
Through
Apr 30
Alcatraz Art Escape

Pigeon Forge

One of the popular tourist spots in San Francisco is Alcatraz Island, a former federal penitentiary that was closed in 1963. The notorious nature of the island continues to intrigue visitors of all ages, and likewise, the growing fascination with the artwork of prison artists, spurred the development of a new exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.This new exhibit, Alcatraz Art Escape, features artwork that was inspired by Alcatraz Island, as well as the beautiful artwork created by incarcerated artists throughout the country. The Alcatraz Crime Museum teamed up with P.A.T.H. (Prison Arts Touching Hearts), a program designed to support art rehabilitation programs, to feature prison art pieces focused on the theme surrounding Alcatraz Island’s history and past as a federal penitentiary.Visitors to the new Alcatraz Art Escape exhibit will also include never before seen Alcatraz artifacts from the museums collection such as handcuffs, a guard’s ID and prisoner roster pamphlet with handwritten notes, Al Capone’s rosary and rare artwork made by an Alcatraz inmate while he was incarcerated.The Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be featuring this exhibit along with several other new displays throughout the year. Come and enjoy this unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving and our justice system.

Apr 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Exclusive Display – The Worlds Largest Titanic Lego

Pigeon Forge

SEE THE WORLD’S LARGEST TITANIC SHIP BUILT WITH LEGO® BRICKS!11 Months to build. 56,000 LEGO® Bricks. 26ft x 5ft.A 10-year-old boy from Iceland had a dream to build the World’s Largest Titanic Model out of LEGO® BRICKS. It was a daunting, 11-month undertaking because of his Autism. His inspiring story has generated wide media where he shared his story in his own words.Now, following international acclaim, the Titanic Museum Attraction has this Titanic masterpiece built with LEGO® BRICKS on display for its USA debut, as an exclusive, featured attraction!

Apr 01
Through
Jun 25
Flashlight Tour at Titantic

Pigeon Forge

Take your group on a historical adventure at the Titanic Flashlight Tour.

Apr 01
Through
Apr 20
Dollywood Festival of Nations

Enjoy entertainment from around the world.

Apr 01
Through
Apr 20
Dollywood’s Festival Of Nations

Dollywood welcomes the world during Festival of Nations, a fascinating multi-cultural celebration featuring traditional music, dance, food and art of nations from around the globe. Festival of Nations reminds guests of shared similarities while embracing unique, time-honored traditionsMajor touring stage shows, internationally-known performance groups, various roaming musicians and more make Dollywood’s Festival of Nations a fun, educational and exciting experience for your family. Authentic international cuisine and the daily celebrations by visiting nations throughout the Dollywood park provide guests with an escape around the world without leaving the heart of the Smokies. 2019 Dollywood Festival of Nations LineupDollywood’s Festival of Nations lineup includes the following shows and acts:Cuba Vibra!Ms. Alfonso’s Havana-based company celebrates the development of Cuban music and dance from the 1950s to the present with the aid of 18 dancers and an onstage big band in her “Cuba Vibra!”DrumstruckDrumstruck presents exhilarating traditional African beats, an incredibly talented cast and uncontainable, explosive energy in this interactive drum-theatre experience.AtahualpaThe cast of this show will share the history and culture of the Andes Mountains and Ecuador.  It is another great, high energy show seeking to promote friendship and peace across the world.Invaders Steel OrchestraThis group is a returning favorite. The musicians and the sounds of their steel instruments will bring to life the islands of the Caribbean.De Temps AntanDe Temps Antan features songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden impromptu shifts. This trio of musicians from Quebec tell stories through familiar and traditional French-Canadian tunes.Les Grands HurleursLes Grands Hurleurs play music anchored in tradition and steeped in numerous influences. Audiences will be delighted with a tour of their talents where instruments change frequently, the energy stays high and the bond between audience and performer is showcased.

Apr 01
Through
Apr 30
Girl Scout Discount Month At Titanic Museum

Pigeon Forge

Girl Scouts can enjoy discounts all month long at Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.

Apr 08
Through
Apr 11
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show

Gatlinburg

Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Demonstrations are part of the show.

Apr 08
Through
Apr 11
Great Smoky Easter 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!

Apr 11
Easter Egg Hunt

Pigeon Forge

This fun, free event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Patriot Park with games and inflatables along with a visit from the Easter Bunny! The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be divided into separate age groups 0-3, 4-6, 7-9,

and 10-12 year olds. Come out to hunt for eggs and participate in our big prize raffle!

Apr 11
Easter Egg Hunt At Patriot Park – Cancelled

Pigeon Forge

Cancelled – Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter BunnyThe Easter Egg Hunt is held at Patriot Park the Saturday before Easter. This is a Free Event for children ages 0 – 12!The Breakfast or Brunch with the Easter Bunny is held at the Old Mill Restaurant. Tickets are required for breakfast, and sale out quickly. Purchase your ticket at the Old Mill Square or by calling (865) 429-3463.

Apr 11
Easter Egg Hunt At Patriot Park

Pigeon Forge

Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter BunnyThe Easter Egg Hunt is held at Patriot Park the Saturday before Easter.  This is a Free Event for children ages 0 – 12!The Breakfast or Brunch with the Easter Bunny is held at the Old Mill Restaurant. Tickets are required for breakfast, and sale out quickly. Purchase your ticket at the Old Mill Square or by calling (865) 429-3463.

Apr 11
Breakfast Or Brunch With The Easter Bunny

A Family Favorite – Kid’s Brunch with the Easter BunnyLooking for a family-friendly Easter celebration? Enjoy a country style breakfast for the whole family at Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille! After breakfast enjoy door prizes and activities for kids. Get your tickets for the brunch now by calling (865) 428-0771. Where: Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & GrilleWhen: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM After brunch, don’t miss the free Easter Egg Hunt taking place at Patriot Park at 10:00 AM for kids up to 12 years of age! For more details call (865) 429-7373.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.

Apr 12
Easter Sunrise at Ober

Gatlinburg

Soak up Easter Sunday sunrise from the top of Mt. Harrison at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area during this service sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association.

Gatlinburg’s Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be enhanced by the beauty of the Smokies when the community and its visitors gather at Ober Gatlinburg for this memorable worship service.  The 30-40 minute mountain service will begin at 6:30 A.M. and be led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. The offering collected during the service will be used by the Association in assisting those in need.

As host for the Sunrise Service, the staff of Ober Gatlinburg will provide guests with free tram rides to the mountain top beginning at 5:30 A.M. and continuing at 15 minute intervals until the service begins at 6:30 A.M. Complimentary parking at Ober Gatlinburg will be provided for those who prefer to drive up the mountain.  In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Ober Gatlinburg Upper Tramway Mall around the Ice Rink. A breakfast buffet will be available at Ober Gatlinburg’s Seasons of Ober Restaurant from 7:15 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.

For additional information, please contact Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park at fun@obergatlinburg.com, www.obergatlinburg.com or (865) 436-5423.

Apr 13
Through
Apr 16
Inspirational Country Music Association

Gatlinburg

Inspirational Country Music Association gives a voice to heartfelt music by recognizing through our annual award show performers, members and fans who celebrate the message of Faith, Family and Country. April 13 – 16, 2020

Apr 16
Through
Apr 18
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

Car Show • Swap Meet • Car CorralThe Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is a spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! This annual car show features a $10,000 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. In addition to a huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.So come on out to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and join the many automotive enthusiasts for the area’s largest automotive event.The newly renovated location will allow for even more show cars, vendors and entertainment. Don’t miss this incredible event!Spring Rod Run Show HoursThursday: 9am – 6pmFriday: 9am – 6pmSaturday: 9am – 5pm How do I register for the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run?Visit the Rod Run website to download the registration form or contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.  

Apr 16
Through
Apr 18
Pigeon Forge Rod Run-Spring

Pigeon Forge

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

Apr 16
Through
Apr 18
Spring Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

Spring Rod Run, a spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! $10,00.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill.  Huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Spring 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.The newly renovated location will allow for even more show cars, vendors and entertainment. Don’t miss this incredible event! Where can I find registration information? For registration and show information contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.

Apr 21
Through
Apr 25
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Gatlinburg

As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 70th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

From April 22-25, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.

“It is a rare opportunity for those with a personal love of flowers to have the same access to leaders in the field as researchers,” said Ken McFarland, a botanist, and professor at the University of Tennessee.  “Through seminars and intimate guided tours, each participant will expand his or her skills and knowledge of the unmatched flora and fauna of the Smokies.”

The Wildflower Pilgrimage, which dates to 1951, offers over 150 programs including an array of instructional walks and guided hiking tours tailored to meet individual walking skill and ability, along with demonstrations and guest lecturers.  These tours showcase the abundant varieties of wildflowers, plants, ferns, mosses, trees and shrubs, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians, all native to the Great Smoky Mountains.

“For more information, please visit the official Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage website, which is updated frequently.”

Apr 21
Spur Clean Up Presented by Hilton Garden Inn

Gatlinburg

Get hands-on Tuesday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Spur Clean Up Presented by Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg. Everyone is invited to join Keep Sevier Beautiful to pick up trash along the Spur, a stretch of Great Smoky Mountains National Park between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

To participate, bring a pair of gloves and meet at Gatlinburg’s Spur Welcome Center at 9:00 am. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to assemble teams in a competition for who can collect the most litter! Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will be on-site with free ice cream for all participants. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to assemble teams in a competition for who can collect the most litter! Contact Cheryl at cheryl@gatlinburg.com for more details.

Apr 21
Through
Apr 25
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Gatlinburg

From April 21 - 25, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.

Apr 22
Through
Apr 25
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Gatlinburg

As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 70th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

From April 22-25, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.

“It is a rare opportunity for those with a personal love of flowers to have the same access to leaders in the field as researchers,” said Ken McFarland, a botanist, and professor at the University of Tennessee.  “Through seminars and intimate guided tours, each participant will expand his or her skills and knowledge of the unmatched flora and fauna of the Smokies.”

The Wildflower Pilgrimage, which dates to 1951, offers over 150 programs including an array of instructional walks and guided hiking tours tailored to meet individual walking skill and ability, along with demonstrations and guest lecturers.  These tours showcase the abundant varieties of wildflowers, plants, ferns, mosses, trees and shrubs, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians, all native to the Great Smoky Mountains.

“For more information, please visit the official Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage website, which is updated frequently.”

Apr 24
Through
Apr 25
Running with the Bears 5k

Gatlinburg

On Friday, April 24, runners and walkers can get set for Running with the Bears 5K, presented by Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg, the city’s nighttime road race that begins at 10 p.m. at Nantahala Outdoor Center and winds through downtown Gatlinburg.

Previously known as the Earth Day 5K, the race is one of Gatlinburg’s premier athletic events. Proceeds from the race benefit the efforts of the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation and Friends of the Smokies to protect and preserve the black bear. The race begins at 10 p.m. and registration opens at 8 p.m.

Athletes of all ages are welcome to participate in this USATF sanctioned event. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee your shirt size. Race night registration begins at 8:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a non-profit organization providing local scholarships, donations to schools, the Gatlinburg Goes Green Program and educational events for the community.

July 1, 2019, 12:05pm EDT

March 31, 2020, 11:59pm EDT

$25.00 Race Fee

April 1, 2020, 12:00am EDT

April 23, 2020, 11:59pm EDT

$30.00 Race Fee

April 24, 2020, 12:00am EDT

April 24, 2020, 11:59pm EDT

$35.00 Race Fee

Sign up for race

Apr 24
Through
May 03
Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass

Enjoy some great free Bluegrass music and amazing BBQ at Dollywood!

Apr 24
Through
Apr 25
Mountain Man Memorial March

Gatlinburg

The Mountain Man Memorial March is an annual 26.2-mile trek through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee that will be held on Saturday, April 25, in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform.

Originally organized in 2008, the march was a personal tribute to the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Cadet – 1LT Frank Walkup, a 2005 UT graduate who was killed in action in Iraq.  To honor his memory, a group of Cadets from the Rocky Top Battalion marched 26.2 miles with each Cadet carrying a 35-pound rucksack to represent his sacrifice.

The following year the cadets challenged ROTC units from across the Southeast to honor several other local fallen service members and their Gold Star Families (GSF). ROTC units not only from Tennessee but from Ohio to North Carolina responded.

Now, in its 11th year, this event has become one of the largest events in the United States to celebrate the service and honor the ultimate sacrifice of these fallen heroes. Along with more than 20 ROTC units, participants now include active duty military, reserve and guard units, veterans of all services, family & friends of the fallen, JROTC units, and even Cub Scouts Packs! Due to the overwhelming success of this unique event, The American Legion has partnered with the University of Tennessee’s Army and Air Force ROTC cadets to help with this enormous undertaking.

The weekend begins with an emotional ceremony in which the GSF meets the team and provides a photo and a signed GSF flag. Demonstrating “Honor through Action“– each of the five team members must complete the grueling 26.2-mile course through the Smoky Mountains wearing service uniform – including boots – and each carrying a 35-pound rucksack. And, to exemplify the military’s creed of “no man left behind”, all team members are required to cross the finish line together or the team is disqualified.

The MMMM consists of events for both runners and marchers, military and civilian participants, teams and individuals.  Runners- come to the beautiful Smoky Mountains and compete in a challenging marathon, half-marathon or 10 KM race; marchers can compete as individuals or as a team, in military or civilian categories, heavy or light divisions and in distances of 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles.

The course takes you through downtown Gatlinburg and then winds its way along Highway 321 and then into the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Come enjoy the scenic views, the camaraderie, and challenge yourself all while honoring the families of our fallen heroes.

Apr 24
Through
Apr 26
Women Of Joy

Pigeon Forge

Join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at Women of Joy, a conference ministry thoughtfully designed to enhance and energize the spiritual lives of Christian women.Share a few days with Women of Joy – a ministry that has been changing the lives of women since 1994. 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.

Apr 24
Through
May 03
Dollywood Barbecue And Bluegrass Festival

Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass festival launches the unofficial start of summer and combines the tastiest barbecue in the South with the biggest names in bluegrass music.This year’s Barbecue & Bluegrass festival features an impressive bluegrass lineup with a multitude of free daily concerts from an amazing collection of talented performers.This annual tradition wouldn’t be complete without pounds of saucy pulled pork, barbecued chicken and ribs by the slab. This guest-favorite event is music to the ears—and a treat for the taste buds!

Apr 25
Bruce Street Brewfest

Sevierville

4th Annual Bruce Street Brewfest in Historic Downtown Sevierville offers over 30 brewers, competitions, music and food. A portion of the proceeds go to local charities!

Apr 25
Color Me Mutt 5K and 1 Mile Color Walk/Run

Sevierville

Annual Color Me Mutt 5k, 1-mile Color Fun Run/Walk and Pet Parade take place on April 25 at NASCAR SpeedPark! All proceeds benefit Wilderwood Service Dogs and PARC Foundation. You don't have to have a dog to participate. For more information about the run, please visit their website listed below!

Apr 25
Mountain Man Memorial March

The Annual Mountain Man Memorial March is a 26.2-mile march in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee which will be conducted Saturday, April 25 in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform.

Apr 28
Through
May 05
Yellow Mustang Registry Gathering

Pigeon Forge

An Annual Celebration of Ford’s “Pony” CarMake your way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee during the first weekend of May for the annual Yellow Mustang Registry Gathering.The Yellow Mustang Registry is dedicated to owners and enthusiasts of yellow Mustangs. We have a fast growing registry of yellow Mustangs with more than 11K members and vehicles registered worldwide. There is some “bond” between yellow mustang owners since it takes a certain kind of personality to desire a bright colored muscle car. Yellow is also one of the rarest colors across most model years so we are much more scattered.From Mustangs that date back to the 60’s to current models, view over 70 Mustangs at the Yellow Mustang Registry Gathering. It’s a great time to get reacquainted with old friends and enjoy meeting a few new friends.Where does the Yellow Mustang Registry Gathering take place?This annual celebration of Fords “pony” car takes place at The Inn at Christmas Place on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.How do I register for the Yellow Mustang Show?Visit the official website to register your yellow Mustang, get merchandise, find out about events and other car show information. 

Apr 28
Through
May 05
Yellow Mustang Registry

Pigeon Forge

If you love the Smoky Mountains in early summer and bright beautiful colors then make your way to Pigeon Forge Tennessee for this first May weekend and take in the Annual Yellow Mustang Registry.  This annual event located at The Christmas Place Inn on the parkway in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of Fords “pony” car.  View over 70 mustangs dating back to the 60’s to current models all the while taking a stroll down memory lane.  Enjoy meeting new friends and getting reacquainted with old friends.

May 01
Music In The Mountains Spring Parade

Pigeon Forge

Music in the Mountains Spring Parade Brings Music Heritage to Create a Weekend-long CelebrationWith Cal Ripken, Jr. leading the way, Pigeon Forge’s new Music in the Mountains spring parade is set for May 1 at 6 p.m. (Eastern) on the city’s Parkway. Plus, there are several new elements that extend the fun and celebration into the weekend.The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade in Pigeon Forge will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains while spotlighting the variety of entertainment provided by the many theaters located in the popular vacation destination alongside high school marching bands, dance groups, choral groups, and baton twirlers from Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia and more! Theaters located throughout the city also will have the opportunity to give parade attendees a glimpse of their respective shows.Also for 2020 are four larger-than-life-sized cold-air balloons. Three depict popular children’s characters and the fourth, a baseball measuring 10-feet in diameter, recognizes the Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge.“Cal Ripken, Jr. has proven himself and his organization to be a perfect fit for Pigeon Forge,” said Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster. The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, a $22.5 million youth baseball facility, opened in 2016 and in just two years, hundreds of baseball teams from across the country have played on the facilities six turf fields.“It is an honor to serve as grand marshal for such an iconic and celebrated event. I look forward to welcoming the Pigeon Forge community and those visiting this beautiful city to the Music in the Mountains spring parade,” said Ripken.2020 Spring Parade ScheduleIn keeping with the Music in the Mountains parade theme, free bluegrass entertainment will be featured throughout the city on Friday and Saturday—with a few memory-making surprise performances that are sure to draw a crowd.Keep checking for performance schedules and locations.AdmissionAdmission to the parade and both concerts is free.RegistrationParade registration also is open to others who wish to celebrate the area’s musical roots. For information on how to participate, or to register please fill out the parade entry form and email us directly at scarr@mypigeonforge.com for required information.

May 01
Through
May 02
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend Presented by Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown

Gatlinburg

Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

Presented by Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown, Gatlinburg Wine Weekend celebrates its seventh annual year of offering the area’s best in wine and food with two unique experiences, the Gatlinburg Wine Tour and the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest.

The festival begins on Friday, May 1 with the Gatlinburg Wine Tour, an exclusive journey through Gatlinburg’s finest wineries. In this limited-access event, guests enjoy complimentary transportation to and from winery locations, premium food and beverage offerings and more. Registration/check-in runs from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and the tour begins promptly at 6:00 pm.

Continuing into Saturday, May 2 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., festival-goers can sip and savor from this year’s amazing lineup of wine and food vendors at the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, all while strolling the picturesque grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Ticket purchases include a commemorative wine-tasting glass, wine tastings throughout the event, food sampling tickets and access to the festival.

Smoky Mountain Wine Fest Weekend is an event sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Wine Growers Alliance, a coalition of the farm wineries and vineyards throughout the great state of Tennessee that supports the production of commercial wines and grapes within the state as viable agricultural industries within Tennessee.

Past Wine Vendors:

Amber Falls Winery

Apple Barn Winery

Beans Creek Winery

Cades Cove Winery

DelMonaco Winery & Vineyard

Goodwater Vineyard

Grinder’s Switch Winery

Highland Manor Winery

Hillside Winery

Keg Springs Winery

Mill Bridge Winery

Mountain Valley Winery

Natchez Hills Winery

Paris Winery

Spout Springs Winery

Stonehaus Winery

Sugarland Cellars

Sumner Crest Winery

Tennessee Homemade Wines

Trazo Meadery

Past Food Vendors:

Alvin’s Kitchen

Anakeesta

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Ober Gatlinburg

Proof of the Pudding

The Park Vista

Savannah Bee Company

Willa’s Shortbread

Zi Olive

May 01
Through
May 03
Hands on Gatlinburg Spring

Gatlinburg

The 2020 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Take a look around your house and you’re likely to find a multitude of carefully orchestrated decorative pieces all telling the story of the personal character of your home. That beautiful, handmade vase you’ve been complimented on over 100 times. The intricately carved broom hanging on your mantlepiece constantly admired by visiting houseguests. What if those unique pieces weren’t just a compliment to your style, but a point of personal pride?

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art. Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend is May 1-3 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life.

Classes will be posted at a later date.

May 01
Through
May 02
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend

Gatlinburg

Sample wine from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

May 01
Through
May 03
Gatlinburg Hands-On Arts & Crafts

Gatlinburg

A weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more.

Festival goers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art.

May 01
Through
May 03
Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts

Gatlinburg

A weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more.

Festival goers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art.

May 01
Through
May 03
Hands on Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg

The 2020 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Take a look around your house and you’re likely to find a multitude of carefully orchestrated decorative pieces all telling the story of the personal character of your home. That beautiful, handmade vase you’ve been complimented on over 100 times. The intricately carved broom hanging on your mantlepiece constantly admired by visiting houseguests. What if those unique pieces weren’t just a compliment to your style, but a point of personal pride?

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests with the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art. Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend is May 1-3 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life. To book lodging for Hands-On Gatlinburg weekend, check here.

A. Jann Peitso, Art! Class “Fruits of Our Labor”

Watercolor on gold-primed paper for an old-world Renaissance touch. Double matted 8 x 10. Watercolor can be a fun experience when painted together with a group ready to enjoy themselves and perhaps learn a few new techniques. Jann has been teaching for many years and has built up quite a “fan base” of collectors and “emerging artists”, just like you!

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Bluebird with remark”

Using watercolor, students will paint an Eastern Bluebird. After painting the bird, they will be furnished a mat that they will remark and have a completed 11 x 14 picture ready to frame. Easier than it sounds!

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her for a class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Seat Weaving”

This is your chance to learn how to put a new seat on an old chair or footstool. You will learn the basics of seat weaving using seagrass on a small footstool.

David is an eighth-generation East Tennessean and avid history buff. He wants to teach you his craft, so that you can bring that old family heirloom out of the attic or basement and back into the living room to enjoy. David is a member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the Tennessee Basketry Association. Who better to teach you seat weaving that a “Weaver.”

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 8 students per class with a minimum age of 18)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call David Weaver at 865-223-4501

Firefly Glass Studio “Fused Glass Window Art”

Spend some time creating a picture in glass. Using bits and pieces of art glass, stringers and dichroic glass, design your masterpiece to be fired in a kiln at 1400 degrees. Learn techniques from Studio owner Nancy Huff, a ten-year glass fuser. Once the piece has been fired in the kiln, it will be shipped and ready to hang in a window or on a wall. The shipping cost is included in the price of the class and will be sent within two weeks of the class.

Price: $45 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 om

Class 3: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Firefly Glass Studio at 865-206-6083.

Make it Magic “Magic Tricks You Can Make”

Each magician will learn to make simple magic tricks from common items found around the house. You will learn to predict an item a spectator will choose from multiple choices. Convince a spectator you knew which item they would choose even before you ask them to think of one. Make a classic rope trick and learn to perform it. Craft a simple magic prop and learn to make colors change at will. Learn to be a math wiz! Let someone freely mix a set of four, four-digit numbers to add and have the answer within seconds. Then show the answer is different each time. And more!

Price: $35 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Class 3: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

(This class is limited to 10 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Betty Starky at 865-436-9531.

Make it Magic Class “More Magic Tricks You Can Make”

Not only will you learn to make magic tricks using some everyday objects from around the house. You will learn the basics of sleight of hand! Learn basic card moves to put you in control of the deck. Learn coin sleights to make coins appear and disappear at your command. Learn to make and perform two classic rope tricks. This class also includes Make It Magic’s instructional DVD for you to take home so you can continue to learn the craft of magic.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. (Limit 1 non-participating adult per minor)

Price: $39 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Class 3: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

(This class is limited to 10 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Rick Starky at 865-436-9531.

Proffitt’s Woodworks “Create a Wooden Oil Candle!”

Using native hardwoods from the Smokies, meet Jacki in her workshop on Lindsey Mill Road to create a wooden oil candle. You will free-style your shape; sand and drill on the lathe. After you have completed your oil candle, a professional finish will be applied by Jacki and shipped in about a week. Shipping is included in the price. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone special!

Price: $58 per class

There are eight (8) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Class 3: May 1st from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 4: May 2nd from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Class 5: May 2nd from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Class 6: May 2nd from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 7: May 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Class 8: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

(This class is limited to 1 student per class with a minimum age of 18)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jacki Proffitt at 865-436-0180.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Rug Weaving”

Using a 4 harness floor loom, you will make and take home a shaggy chic throw rug for your home or as a gift for a friend.

Price: $52 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 15)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

A. Jann Peitso, Art! “Our Mountains Are Bursting with the Color of Leaves

Paint with ink on a gold “leafed” Birchwood panel. Ink can be a fun experience when painted together with a group ready to enjoy themselves and perhaps learn a few new techniques. Jann has been teaching for many years and has built up quite a “fan base” of collecters and “emerging artists”, just like you!

Price: $45 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Class 2: May 1st from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363.

Sparky’s Glassblowing Class

Experience the art of glass blowing with Sparky, while learning a new craft. Create three pieces of your own artwork while having fun doing glass blowing.

Price: $65 per class

There are fourteen (14) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 2: May 1st from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 3: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 4: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 5: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 6: May 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 7: May 2nd from 11:00 pm to 12:00 noon

Class 8: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 9: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 10: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 11: May 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 12: May 3rd from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 13: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 14: May 3rd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(Each class is limited to 1 student per class with a minimum age of 18)

Book Class

For questions about this class, please call Sparky’s Glassblowing at 865-325-8186.

Highland Craft Gallery “Basket Weaving Basics”

“Basket Weaving Basics”

Learn to construct a 10″ x 10″ x 5″ “Round-on-Square” multipurpose white oak split basket with a dyed red accent. Originally known as White Oak Flats, Gatlinburg has always been home to an abundance of white oak trees. Make and take a little piece of history home!

Price: $55 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 16)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Highland Craft Gallery at 865-430-8951.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Stoneware Wall Pockets”

Participants in this class will create a ceramic wall pocket that is both personal and expressive. Participants will roll and cut soft clay slabs. Then a variety of textures, surface design and altering techniques will complete the process. Iron wash will be applied to give added color to the surfaces of the project. After about a week of drying time the pieces will be fired in a kiln then returned to the Cliff Dwellers for pick up or shipped directly from the artist.

INSTRUCTOR: Debi Veranth has been in education for over 40 years. She has taught art classes at the Anna Porter Public Library and children’s classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has been a potter for over 10 years and currently has her work at Cliff Dwellers Gallery here in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Price: $48 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Debi Veranth at 813-786-1778.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery Class “Mountain Scape”

A different painting experience! Students will play with Aquabord and watercolor to complete the memory of the Smoky Mountains. Aquaboard is an amazing watercolor surface that gives students more control of the watercolor. When finished the painting just needs a frame and no glass.

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There are two (2) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 2: May 3rd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 8)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

Make it Magic “Pebble Art”

Students will learn the craft of Pebble Art. Each student will learn to design and create a framed work of art made of natural pebbles found in rivers and streams. After learning to pick the perfect frame, you will learn to sort stones, and how to select the perfect pebble for your project. You will also learn to embellish your design with sticks, weeds, and ink to produce a beautiful piece of art.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. (Limit 1 non-participating adult per minor)

Price: $35 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class 3: May 3rd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

(This class is limited to 10 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Betty Starky at 865-436-9531.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Goldfinch on Masonite”

Using acrylic paint, students will complete a 5 x 7 masonite (a hardboard made of pressed wood fibers). When finished the painting only needs a frame.

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her for a class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

 

Talking Turkey Studio “Water Color Pallet Stained Glass Window Project”

Four-hour class provides an excellent overview of the stained glass window process. This hands-on class progress from glass cutting, glass assembly, glass soldering and finishing. The watercolor pallet window is geometric, making glass cutting simple; pre-cut glass pieces are provided to assure each student will finish a window within the time schedule.

Price: $95 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call John Eachus at 865-436-2397.

Dream Painters “Painting Ladybug Rocks” (Children’s Class)

The class just for children, ages 4 to 9 years old. We will guide them in painting a ladybug rock to take home with them along with some free rock painting as time allows. The focus will be on creativity. Children must be accompanied by one adult. Since the room is small, one adult per child is the limit.

Price: $15 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 4)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Pam & Amy Scott at 865-387-8693.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Glitter Roxs and Gel du Solei process to make a ring or bracelet”

The student will create either a bracelet or ring with snap-in pieces. Gel du Solei is a UV resin that will cure under UV light 20 minutes or on a window seal. This will allow the student to have a completed piece when they leave. (Normal resign takes up to 72 hours to cure). The students will be taught how to mix the Glitter Rox with the UV resign and cure it under a UV light. It is easy to do once you learn how and will find the process a lot of fun. Watch out, you might find a whole new world of creating!

Price: $35 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm

(This class is limited to 6 students per class with a minimum age of 15)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jan Barnes at 865-254-6980.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Dogwood Gourd Birdhouse”

Using acrylic paint, students will design a gourd birdhouse for their feathered friends. Louise will have the gourds ready to paint and after the class will put the finish on, so that students can pick them up the next day. A fun project for the Spring!

A Gatlinburg native and self-taught artist, Louise spends her time hiking and painting the wildlife and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Join her for a class of “No Rules” and a lot of fun.

Price: $48 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

Dream Painters “Painting Sunflowers on Rocks”

Students will be guided in painting sunflowers on large river rocks. A souvenir that can be taken home and enjoyed!

Price: $30 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 16)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Pam & Amy Scott at 865-387-8693.

A. Jann Peitso, Art! “The Mountains are Rocks of every Hue and Shape”

Paint with Acrylic Paint and using negative painting technique, rocks appear from the poured-paint process. Acrylic paint can be a fun experience when painted together with a group ready to enjoy themselves and perhaps learn a few new techniques. Jann has been teaching for many years and has built up quite a “fan base” of collectors and “emerging artists”, just like you!

Price: $45 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 13)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Jann Peitso at 404-216-2118 or 865-436-2363.

Rocky Flats Soap & Pottery “Make a Kumihimo Braid Bracelet”

Learn the kumihimo braid to make a bracelet. You will make the disc to make the braid and then make your first bracelet. All materials provided.

Price: $15 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Alison Houston at 865-387-5556.

Rocky Flats Soap & Pottery “Woven Bookmark”

Make a woven bookmark on a lap loom. The class will take an hour and all materials are provided.

Price: $15 per class

There is one (1) class available

Class 1: May 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

(This class is limited to 4 students per class with a minimum age of 10)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Alison Houston at 865-387-5556.

Firefly Glass Studio “Fused Glass Flower Vase”

Get ready for those Spring blooms as you create a unique hanging flower vase out of fused glass. Using a variety of fused glass techniques, embellish a piece of glass that will be assembled and fired in a kiln at 1500 degrees. Once fired the vase will be shipped and ready to hold that Spring bloom. The shipping cost is included in the price of the class and the flower vase will be sent within two weeks.

Price: $45 per class

There are three (3) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 2: May 2nd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Class 3: May 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(This class is limited to 5 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Firefly Glass Studio at 865-206-6083.

Cliff Dwellers Gallery “Marble Your Own Silk Scarf”

Great opportunity to marble your own silk scarf! All materials will be provided; silk scarf will be prepared for you to marble. Choose your favorite colors and pattern from lots of examples. You will have Pat’s 30 years of experience and guidance to help you create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind marbled scarf. You will receive easy written instructions to complete the process at home, so your hand-marbled silk scarf will be colorfast and washable. Make one for yourself or a gift for someone special! Mother’s Day is soon—(hint, hint). Let’s throw some paint!

Price: $45 per class

There are twelve (12) classes available

Class 1: May 1st from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Class 2: May 1st from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 3: May 1st from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 4: May 1st from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 5: May 2nd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Class 6: May 2nd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 7: May 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 8: May 2nd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Class 9: May 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Class 10: May 3rd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Class 11: May 3rd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Class 12: May 3rd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(This class is limited to 2 students per class with a minimum age of 12)

Book Class

For questions about this class please call Cliff Dwellers Gallery at 865-436-6921.

May 02
Girl Scouts Day At Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Pigeon Forge

Girl Scouts Day at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

May 03
Great Smoky Mountain Open National Championship

Pigeon Forge

Eastern Cheer & Dance brings you the hottest competition of the winter with the Great Smoky Mountain Nationals. Teams from all over will bring their best to compete and showcase their talent. We hope to see you here!

May 05
Through
May 09
Wilderness Wildlife Week™

Pigeon Forge

Nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week™ in Pigeon Forge! From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. What better place to celebrate the features, creatures and cultures of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than in the Center of Fun in The Smokies?This spring celebration of the great outdoors is free and open to the public. Wilderness Wildlife Week seminars and workshops are offered daily at the LeConte Center. Download Schedule Photo Contest Sign Up for eNews View Sponsors Outdoor Excursions Order Travel Guide Meet the Experts Exhibitors & Vendors

May 07
Through
May 09
Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Marketplace

Pigeon Forge

Soak up the Smoky Mountain sunshine at the Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Marketplace. The marketplace will be held at the Music Road Resort Convention Center in Pigeon Forge and is free and open to the public. You’ll find crafts, accessories and handmade gifts for the whole family.

May 08
Through
Jun 14
Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival

Spring comes to life at Dollywood's all-new festival featuring brilliant splashes of color with vibrant displays of flowers, plants, larger-than-life mosaicultures and food reminiscent of the season. In celebration of their 35th anniversary season, the all-new Flower & Food Festival is blooming with fun and discovery around every corner.

May 08
Through
Jun 14
Dollywood Flower And Food Festival

Dollywood’s new Flower and Food Festival features nearly 500,000 flowers throughout the park that create a magnificent spring wonderland. Sample a wide selection of culinary creations inspired by spring in the Smokies. And dance under an “Umbrella Sky” as hundreds of colorful petal parasols are suspended in the sky above you.The Flower and Food Festival at Dollywood is a can’t miss spring event. See larger-than-life plant sculptures and a depiction of Dolly’s mother quilting the Coat of Many Colors, in addition to a number of interactive displays.

May 09
Sweets & Beats At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Sweet Treats, Local Flavors and Live MusicThe Robert F. Thomas Foundation, in conjunction with The Island in Pigeon Forge, presents “Sweets and Beats,” a dessert and music festival.This festival invites local restaurateurs to bring their best desserts out and see how their treats stack up against the competition, all to the tune of the sweet sounds of local music.Come join us for the Sweets and Beats Dessert and Music Festival to sample these amazing sweet treats, dance to live music, and raise money and awareness for a great cause! Date: Saturday May 9, 2020Location: The Island in Pigeon ForgeHours: 5-8pm 

May 09
Sweets and Beats 2020

Pigeon Forge

The Robert F. Thomas Foundation and The Island in Pigeon Forge, presents "Sweets and Beats," a dessert and music festival! This festival invites local restaurateurs to bring their best desserts to see how their treats stack up to the competition, all to the tune of the sweet sounds of local music. Event is from 5pm - 8pm. For more information visit --->> https://sweetsandbeats.com/

May 09
Shrine Fun Fest Parade

Pigeon Forge

Have some fun while doing some good at the Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Parade taking place along the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The Shrine parade is a family friendly event that raises money for children’s medical needs.

May 09
Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Parade

Pigeon Forge

Have some fun while doing some good at the Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Parade taking place along the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The Shrine parade is a family friendly event that raises money for children’s medical needs.

May 14
Through
May 16
Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion

Pigeon Forge

The Grand National F-100 Show is the largest classic Ford pick-up truck event in the world. The event is open to classic Ford trucks, 1996 and older.Truckers will exhibit their trucks both inside and outside the beautiful LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The most popular vendors for classic Ford Trucks will have the latest and greatest parts for sale. And the Ford Truck Swap Meet will be outside the convention center with cabs, doors, grills and just about everything a trucker could possibly want.The finale to the Grand National F-100 Show will be an award ceremony to recognize the very finest classic Ford Trucks, which takes place on Saturday afternoon 

May 15
Through
May 17
Chevy Classic Round-up Car Show

Pigeon Forge

Springtime in Pigeon Forge is a beautiful time to visit and it is also a great time to visit the Annual Tri-Five show celebrating the American icon classic Chevrolets from 1955-57.  See over 100 modified and restored Chevys.  Event location is The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge. Music and Food vendors will also be on site.

May 29
Gene Watson Concert

Pigeon Forge

Make plans now to attend the Gene Watson concert at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge and take in the sounds of one of Country Music’s greatest voices of all times.This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party”, “Fourteen Carat Mind”, or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played.Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business.Gene Watson Concert ScheduleTime: 8 pmTickets: $36 + taxConcert tickets go on sale February 21st at 9 am. Call (865) 453-2003 or book online. 

May 29
Through
May 30
Corvette Expo

Pigeon Forge

Car Show • Swap Meet • Sales Corral • Corvette CruiseThe Corvette Expo takes place each Spring at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.The Corvette Cruise is one of the most anticipated events of the annual car show. And this year’s cruise may be one of the biggest yet! The 2020 Corvette Cruise will take several hundred Corvettes from the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge to the Tail of the Dragon utilizing the newly completed ‘missing link’ on the Smoky Mountain Foothills Parkway. This 16-mile stretch of roadway connects Walland to Wears Valley in East Tennessee. The Cruise will take the Foothills Parkway from Wears Valley for a 33-mile scenic ride to US Highway 129, the Dragon, and then continue on through the Dragon for 11-miles to Fontana Dam in North Carolina.The South East Chapter of the NCRS will be Flight Judging 1953 to 1999 Corvettes at the Leconte Center starting on Friday and continuing through Saturday.Other events taking place at the Corvette Expo include a Swap Meet, Park ‘n’ Show, Sales Corral and Diamond Awards Show.Two additional car shows that will be taking place in conjunction with the expo at the LeConte Center include the Horsepower and Hotrods Show Car and Chevelles in the Smokies.The Corvette Expo invites you to be a part of this great tradition while experiencing a bit of East Tennessee history. It’s one car show you won’t soon forget!Corvette Expo HoursFriday: 9am – 6pmSaturday: 9am – 5pmCorvette Expo AdmissionAdmission to the expo is $12 2020 Corvettes Cruise the DragonDate: Friday, May 29thStart time: 4:30pmCruise length: 56.3 milesCruise time: approximately 1 hour and 34 minutesStart location: Park ‘n’ Show lot at the LeConte Center at Pigeon ForgeEnd location: Deals Gap North Carolina (the end of the Dragon) What to Do After the Car ShowLooking for restaurants and things to do near the LeConte Center? Ride the free trolley to The Island in Pigeon Forge, a family entertainment complex featuring lots of great restaurants, shops and entertainment 

Jun 06
Through
Jun 07
Pontiacs In Pigeon Forge Car Show

Pigeon Forge

Come see some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs around at the annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge car show. This annual event is held at the MainStay Suites in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.The show features a Swap Meet and classic GTO’s, Firebirds, Fieros, Best in Show, Best in Stock and the Saturday Night Cruise.Be sure to bring the whole family to Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge! Whether you want to hit the indoor and outdoor pools at the host hotel, visit Dollywood Amusement Park for some serious thrills, or shop till you drop at the many outlet malls, you’ll find something for everyone in the family.For more information visit www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com.

Jun 06
Through
Jul 07
Pontiacs Car Show

Pigeon Forge

Pontiacs from every generation will be in town June 6 and June 7 at the MainStay in beautiful Pigeon Forge for the Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show.

Jun 12
Through
Jun 13
Catapalooza Catfishing Expo

Pigeon Forge

Don’t miss your chance at checking out all the new gear and pro seminars. Make plans to attend the Catapalooza Catfishing Expo today! How much are tickets to Catapalooza Catfishing Expo?Early bird tickets for Catapalooza are $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult.Tickets will be available at the door but early bird tickets grant you a 30 minute early admission to the event.Make sure you keep track of your ticket after purchase. 1 ticket will cover you for all days of the event. Lost tickets can not be replaced and you will have to purchase another one at the door. 

Jun 18
Through
Jun 21
Teammate Basketball National Championship

Pigeon Forge

Teammate Basketball National Championship will be held at the Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The tournament is designed to give your child, boy or girl, in grades 2-12 a memorable experience.The Teammate Basketball National Championship will offer 4+ games, rings for the champion team and a team night at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The Island offers attractions, shopping and dining that’s fun for everyone!Parking is FREE and complimentary shuttle rides are offered for various off-property attractions in Pigeon Forge.

Jun 19
Diamond Rio Concert

Pigeon Forge

Make plans to see the legendary country group Diamond Rio in concert at Country Tonite Theatre.Diamond Rio can boast platinum records, CMA and ACM awards, and Grammy nominations. Their 1991 smash, “Meet in the Middle,” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The band followed up with multiple chart singles, including the #1 hits – “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” and “I Believe.” Formed in Nashville, Tn the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals).Diamond Rio recently released I made It, their tenth studio album. The title track was co-written by the band’s lead guitarist Jimmy Olander and features 11 new songs. Diamond Rio Concert ScheduleTime: 8 pmTickets: Concert tickets go on sale February 21st at 9 am. Call (865) 453-2003 or book online.  

Jun 19
Through
Aug 02
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.

This popular six-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.

The popularity of the program has prompted expansion to special seasonal appearances. This Fall, the Tunes and Tales cast will perform on weekends in October. The popular Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event, featuring a cappella carolers, will continue on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Jun 20
Titanic Daddy-daughter Date Night

Pigeon Forge

Enjoy a magical evening with your little princess Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020Time: 6-9pmCost: $65 for daddy/daughter, $20 for extra personCall for Reservations: (800) 381-7670Dads are invited to create a memorable evening with their daughters during the Daddy-Daughter “Princess Date Night” at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. “Prince Charming” and his little “princess” will explore the wonders of the ship together before having dinner. You’ll receive a keepsake photo to remind you of your Daddy-Daughter night aboard Titanic.Princesses and Prince Charming Dads should dress in royal attire befitting the occasion. Photo opportunities will be available to capture your magical moments.  

Jun 20
Through
Aug 02
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration

Summertime at Dollywood is back and better than ever!Dollywood’s Summer Celebration features extended park hours from 10 am to 9:30 pm, starting June 20th and running through August 2nd. Families will have more time 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.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!Where are the best places to see Dollywood's nightly fireworks show?Here are four of the best places to view Dollywood’s spectacular fireworks show.Timber Canyon/Wilderness PassCountry Fair in front of Grandstand CafeAdventures In Imagination between Dolly’s Closet and Dreamsong TheaterThe Front Gate in front of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame

Jun 23
Through
Jun 26
Rising Star National Competition

Pigeon Forge

Hosting competitions for over 34 years, Rising Star is your spot to watch some of America’s next great talent.At the Rising Star National Finals Competition in Pigeon Forge, two scholarships of up to $150 each will be awarded to deserving performers to attend a dance convention of their choice! In addition, Master Classes will be available with each of the Rising Star judges.

Jul 02
Through
Jul 07
Kids Artistic Revue National Finals

Pigeon Forge

National Dance Competition in Pigeon Forge, TNKAR competitions give dancers across America the opportunity to showcase their talent and passion on the KAR stage. We also proudly acknowledge the achievements and excellence of dance teachers, choreographers, and parents and appreciate their efforts in helping to make dreams come true!

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 45 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 Friday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route. For road closure and traffic information, click here.

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 Friday, July 3, 2020!!

Jul 04
Patriot Festival

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge looks good in red, white, and blue, and so will you at the 30th Annual Patriot Festival. Join us at Patriot Park on July 4th in Pigeon Forge for a night of music, food and fun in celebration of our great nation’s birthday.The whole family will enjoy this fun event featuring a kid’s carnival, food vendors, activities, live music and fireworks! So bring a seat and stay a while. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Umbrellas and coolers are not permitted, so please leave those behind.This year, the Patriot Festival will feature Grammy-award winning and Country music legend Clint Black! As one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era, including more than 3-dozen chart hits, Clint is going to bring more fireworks to an already exciting event. Patriot Festival Event Schedule*2:00 pm – Free Kid’s Karnival and food vendors open4:00 pm – Free entertainment from the stage, featuring:Whiskey IcarusPigeon Forge Community ChorusBrad Hudson BandFree Falling (a Tom Petty Tribute Band)8:30 pm – Event headliner: Clint Black9:45 pm – Fireworks Spectacular!*Artists’ schedule subject to change.  Patriot Festival AdmissionPatriot Festival activities are FREE and open to the public. Getting to the Patriot FestivalEvent parking and shuttles from the LeConte Center to Patriot Park are free. The LeConte Center is located at 2986 Teaster Lane. 

Jul 04
Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale

Gatlinburg

When the sun goes down Gatlinburg lights up Independence Day with a grand fireworks display.

The 129th Army Band performs at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza beginning at 9 p.m. and leading up to the fireworks finale. 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 $2 or 3 for $5.  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 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 09
Through
Jul 14
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 10
Through
Jul 19
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

Arts and crafts lovers can enjoy over 180 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.

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

Jul 10
Through
Jul 19
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
Seaa Girls Fast Pitch World Series Opening Ceremony

Pigeon Forge

Catch some summer sun, and maybe a fly ball, at the SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series Opening Ceremony taking place at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy family fun in Pigeon Forge with America’s pastime.

Jul 13
Through
Jul 19
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 20
Through
Jul 23
Arise Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Arise Youth Conference brings together young adults from all across America for 4 days of worship-filled services and breakout sessions. 2019 marks the first year that the event will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, and will allow C.T. Townsend Ministries to maximize the fun, fellowship and life-changing moments all under one roof. Visit the Arise Youth Conference website for registration information.

Jul 25
Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference

Gatlinburg

Join us for the second annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference on July 25, 2020 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Doors open at 9am and we go until 6pm. This event is open to the public but advance tickets are required.

The 2019 Edition of the conference sold completely out weeks before the conference. VIP seats were gone in less than 72 hours. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

We will once again assemble some of America’s most experienced Bigfoot researchers and investigators. We will share each addition as soon as it is official. We will also bring back the full panel of speakers for a Q&A session at the end of the event.

Plans are in the works for a VIP dinner experience and a hike out in the Smoky Mountains. Both will have limited availability and only be available to ticket holders. Email announcements will be sent.

Jul 31
A Summer Enchanted Evening Concert

Pigeon Forge

Starring Little Anthony & The Imperialswith special guest The Temptations Revue featuring Nate Evans Get ready for ‘A Summer Enchanted Evening Concert’ at the Country Tonite Theatre showcasing 2 legendary voices and ‘Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame’ Artists!Starring: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS Little Anthony still has the iconic voice associated with some of the most famous songs of all time: “TEARS ON MY PILLOW”, “SHIMMY, SHIMMY KO-KO BOP”, “I’M ON THE OUTSIDE (LOOKING IN)” ..And more!With Special Guest: THE TEMPTATIONS REVUE featuring NATE EVANS With a reputation for having one of the most powerful voices in R&B Nate Evans, who was chosen by the original ‘Temptations’ to join the group, and his singers bring back authentic Motown. With arrangements that are a replica of the original Temptations show you’ll be swinging with all the famous Temptation hits you know & love!‘A Summer Enchanted Evening Concert’ transports you back to the day when the most famous artists graced the stage and enchanted audiences worldwide with their timeless hits! Concert Schedule:Time: 8 pmTickets: Concert tickets go on sale February 21st at 9 am. Call (865) 453-2003 or book online.  

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
Titanic Military & First Responder Month

Pigeon Forge

Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee pays tribute to military and first responders during the month of August with Military & First Responder Month.

Aug 07
The Oak Ridge Boys Concert

Pigeon Forge

After six decades of building a legacy fit for a quartet of southern gentlemen, the Oak Ridge Boys continue to plug away at what they do best. The folks of Pigeon Forge will be treated to that when the Oak Ridge Boys bring their four-part harmonies to the stage of Country Tonite Theatre.With multiple awards under their belts and multiple chart-topping singles, the boys haven’t missed a step and are sure to bring an upbeat performance. Their hits include “Elvira”, “Dream On,” “(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free”, “Bobbie Sue”, and “American Made” and “Thank God for Kids.” Oak Ridge Boys Concert ScheduleTime: 8 pmTickets: $41 + taxConcert tickets go on sale February 21st at 9 am. Call (865) 453-2003 or book online.

Aug 08
Veterans Homecoming Parade

Pigeon Forge

Join us in Pigeon Forge as we salute America’s military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade. The parade is just one of the highlights out of all the activities that take place during the month-long Celebrate Freedom! event.“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 6th Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. James Householder, WWII Veteran, former Pigeon Forge City Commissioner and a longtime resident of Pigeon Forge, will serve as grand marshal of the parade. The parade will be led by the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Pigeon Forge.Parade Route and MapThe parade will start at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church, and will travel northbound on the Parkway to Traffic Light #5.View the Veterans Homecoming Parade flyer and map.More Parade InfoStep off is at 9 amFor more information, call (800) 251-9100. 

Aug 15
South Eastern Shrine Association Shrine Parade

Pigeon Forge

Don’t miss the South Eastern Shrine Association Shrine Parade in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Aug 20
Through
Aug 22
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Pigeon Forge

The annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN once again.Over a hundred vendors will be featured within and outside of the LeConte Center. Enjoy a variety of events, including a Show and Shine competition for those wishing to impress with their build. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!Come enjoy all that Pigeon Forge offers for the entire family and meet up with Jeepers from all over the country. We have a full house of vendors. The LeConte Center is FULL. Come to the show prepared to be amazed!

Aug 21
Through
Aug 22
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Pigeon Forge

Love Jeeps? Then the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is a must-see! Held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, thousands of Jeeps will be in town for your viewing pleasure! The event will be open from 9am to 5pm on each day. Admission will be $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Read more at the event's website below.

Aug 22
Dollywood’s Rock The Smokies

Rock the Smokies is an annual Christian Music Festival that takes place at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.Enjoy the best of both worlds this Labor Day weekend during Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies. This daylong celebration combines the thrills of Dollywood rides with a powerful Christian Rock experience at the Dollywood Celebrity Theatre.Rock the Smokies ArtistsThis year, Rock the Smokies celebrates its 5th year with FOR KING & COUNTRY, Zach Williams, Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz and more!Rock the Smokies TicketsShow times: 1pm and 7pm Tickets starting at: $60Show time and ticket prices may vary; refer to event website for more information.

Sep 08
Through
Sep 10
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 11
Through
Sep 12
Shades Of The Past Hot Rod Roundup

Roll on into Dollywood’s Splash Country for the 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 12
Annual Free “whoadeo” Kids’ Event

Pigeon Forge

For families looking for a unique event that combines family fun, great kids activities, festive fall decorations, food, mascots and even “horse races,” make plans now to be part of the annual Whoadeo at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge. Admission is FREE!Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Pirates Voyage, along with partners Food City and Coke, present this fun-filled event, with activities including costume contests, mascot characters from a variety of area attractions, stick horse competitions, and a free outdoor carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area attractions as well as law enforcement, fire and rescue partners also are part of this special event, adding to the family atmosphere and offering information in an entertaining way.Whoadeo Carnival The Whoadeo carnival takes place from 8:30 am until 1 pm in the Dolly’s Stampede parking lot.For more information, call 1-800-356-1676.Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Sep 17
Through
Sep 19
Pigeon Forge 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 25
Tracy Lawrence Concert

Pigeon Forge

Make plans to see the Tracy Lawrence concert at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.Tracy Lawrence’s most recent studio album GOOD OLE DAYS s an album of duets, pairing a selection of his most iconic hits with some of Country and Rock’s contemporary superstars and newcomers. Upon its release, the album appreciated impressive sales history. During his career, Tracy has sold 13 million albums, has had twenty-two songs on the Billboard Top 10 charts and ACM awards and nominations, as well as a Grammy nomination.Tracy is the host of nationally syndicated country-music radio show, “Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence,” and was nominated for “National On-Air Personality of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music in 2017.Hit hit songs include: “Sticks and Stones”, “Today’s Lonely Fool”, “Can’t Break It to My Heart”, “If the Good Die Young”, “As Any Fool Can See”, “Time Marches On”, “Stars over Texas”, “Is That a Tear”, “Better Man, Better Off”, “Lessons Learned”, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” & many more. Tracy Lawrence Concert ScheduleTime: 8 pmTickets: $36 + taxConcert tickets go on sale February 21st at 9 am. Call (865) 453-2003 or book online. 

Sep 25
Through
Nov 01
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 210th 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 or visit their website.

Sep 25
Through
Oct 31
Dollywoods Harvest Festival

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana features the Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights One 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 at Dollywood.Explore some of the fun things to do at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival in Pigeon Forge this fall: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. 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.This fall catch Gold City, Ernie Hasse, The McKameys and more only at Dollywood!World-class ArtisansVisiting 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! The Dollywood park is open until 9 pm each night during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana.

Sep 25
Through
Oct 31
Great Pumpkin Luminights

Great Pumpkin LumiNights is just one of the fun things to see and do at the annual Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights features spectacular lighted pumpkin displays throughout the Dollywood park, which glow with the fire of fall. And this season’s event promises to be even more spectacular with artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and loads of fun for families to experience all throughout Timber Canyon.Here is just a sampling of some of the fun family activities taking place at Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights:Character Meet & GreetMeet Harvey the Pumpkin, Vine Vinny and all their pumpkin patch friends in Wilderness Pass and get your picture taken!When: 4 – 9 pm dailyWhere: near the giant pumpkin in Wilderness PassMaster CarversWatch as master carvers create intricate designs that make up the pumpkin displays that fill Timber Canyon.When: 1 – 9 pm dailyWhere: carvers are at Volunteer Supply CompanyGlow Face PaintingGet your glow on at Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Kaman artists create unique paintings throughout the day that come to life at night!Specialty FoodsThroughout Timber Canyon, guests can enjoy pumpkin-themed fall foods such as Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, Caramel Apple Sundaes and Candy Corn Cotton Candy. Insider Tip: Enter Great Pumpkin LumiNights from Showstreet and exit through Craftsmans Valley to help minimize your wait time. Purchase tickets to Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights today!

Sep 26
Old Mill Heritage Day

Pigeon Forge

Experience the past in the present during Old Mill Heritage Day, at the Old Mill 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, a farmer’s market and sorgum making demonstrations. In addition, families can enjoy music and entertainment with world-class Bluegrass, traditional folk songs, cloggers and twirlers. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, fire trucks, music and a special arts and crafts tent.Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit!Old Mill Heritage Day Hours10am – 6pmKid’s Area closes at 4pm.Old Mill Heritage Day AdmissionAdmission to Old Mill Heritage Day is FREE!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 27
Through
Oct 03
National Quartet Convention

Pigeon Forge

Hear the finest in Southern gospel music when the National Quartet Convention returns to the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge! Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention.View the 2019 National Quartet Convention schedule.Visit the National Quartet Convention website for tickets and seating or call 1-800-846-8499 with any questions.Click here for travel tips.Click here for road closure information.Click here for Fun Time Trolley routes.

Oct 02
Through
Oct 31
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. 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.

Oct 03
Through
Oct 04
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Pigeon Forge

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the annual Fall 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 03
Chalkfest At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Professional and aspiring chalk artists will gather at The Island in Pigeon Forge to adorn its concrete with colorful masterpieces made entirely with chalk during the annual Chalkfest. This year’s event is sponsored by Master’s Editions Fine Art Gallery at The Island in Pigeon Forge.All artists, professional and aspiring, are invited to create a masterpiece. Registration is free and chalk and concrete are provided.If you prefer to just watch, come check out our four featured artists and be sure to vote for your favorite community piece!Chalkfest Registration and InfoCheck-in: begins at 7amArtist Registration Fee: Free; register onlineTheme: Food plays a key role in the cultural identity of the Smoky Mountain’s. Recipes, traditions and stories continue to be passed down around the table and form an important part of our heritage. For these reasons, our theme this year is food. The sky is the limit, so turn on the Food network and start brainstorming!Working Time: Participants will have from 8am to 4pm to complete their work. You may continue to work on your piece after this time, but judging will begin at this time.Awards: Awards will be presented on the Ole Smoky Moonshine stage at 6pm.