Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge shine from November 1st through February 18th. See more than 5 million shining Pigeon Forge holiday lights when you take the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights!Along your driving tour, you’ll see bear, deer, fox and other critters native to the Smoky Mountains “wandering” through Pigeon Forge. Sparkling lights, giant ornaments, and tall, tall trees are seen on Island Drive and throughout the Island in Pigeon Forge. Even the 200-foot-tall Great Smoky Mountain Wheel shows off the holiday spirit with red, green and white lights.
More than 4 million lights shine during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, when the park is filled with holiday music, plenty of rides, a nightly Parade of Lights and much more. Patriot Park is home to the largest collection of Winterfest light displays, all with a distinctly Americana theme. This grouping includes the Liberty Bell, a paddlewheel-driven riverboat, the rolling waves From Sea to Shining Sea and a multi-display salute to America’s Armed Forces.Get a glimpse of some of your favorite fairytale characters lighting up the Pigeon Forge Parkway. You’ll see Mother Goose, the giant clock from Hickory Dickory Dock, the cat and fiddle of Hey Diddle Diddle fame, and Humpty Dumpty, complete with all the king’s horses and all the king’s men. Another highlight of the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights is a 60-foot-tall tree adorned with colorful lights, ribbons and sparkling ornaments from the very bottom to the twinkling star on top. You may pick up your FREE Driving Tour of Lights brochure and map at our Pigeon Forge Welcome Centers or at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office. You can also download the Winterfest Driving Tour here. Winterfest Tour of Lights will begin November 1st.We look forward to seeing you in Pigeon Forge for Winterfest!
29th Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest CelebrationDraped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November through the end of February.From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can experience the delightful Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration.
Visit Dollywood to see more than 4 million lights shine during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, when the park is filled with holiday music, plenty of rides, a nightly Parade of Lights and much more to celebrate the season. Dollywood recently announced the addition of Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors, featuring new floats, specialty characters and songs. The park also adds a new show to its entertainment lineup with the stage production It’s a Wonderful Life.Old Mill Square features a light display depicting its own version of a covered bridge, one made of thousands of twinkling lights that lead to one of the most historic areas of Pigeon Forge. The Smoky Mountain Opry is decked out for the holiday season with giant trees, wreaths and more, all covered with sparkling lights. You might even catch Old Saint Nick making a rooftop delivery.There will be magic in the air Thanksgiving evening at 7pm when the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, ignites the night in a glorious, live, outdoor special Thanksgiving Fireworks display to kick-off the 2017 holiday season. So, bring your cameras and get ready for some breathtaking photo opportunities with our Titanic “Fantasy” Princess, distinguished crew, holiday lights and the largest fireworks display of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. To make the evening even more memorable, young ladies are encouraged to wear their princess costumes for a personal photo with our Fantasy Princess.
Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede pulls out all the stops when it comes to decorating for the holidays. One of the highlights is their 60-foot-tall tree, adorned with colorful lights, ribbons and sparkling ornaments from the very bottom to the twinkling star on top. Another must-see is The Island in Pigeon Forge with all new decorations including approximately 40,000 ornaments, half a million lights and more than 5,000 feet of garland. Guests are treated to three new Christmas trees, including one that stands 40 feet tall and allows guests to walk through. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet guests at their new workshop while roving carolers fill the air with Christmas music.Christmas at Celebration! A Spectacular Dinner Show puts a new spin on the holidays with an all-new Christmas dinner and show. This year, it is Christmas in Timber Ridge and the competition is on to see which lumber camp family is the best at growing and supplying the best Christmas trees in all the land.And the best way to take in the beauty and splendor of all the light displays throughout Pigeon Forge is on the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights, which begins at the north end of the Parkway.Whether this is your first time to visit Pigeon Forge, or you’re making a return trip, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.
Visitors can soak up the spirit of the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Trolley Ride of Lights. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.Featuring one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two, the latest $1.6 million-plus rollout of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays are marked by sections reminiscent of winter forests, evergreens and romance. The Hwy. 321 route features an injection of bright displays as well.Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt incandescent bulbs and saving the City some 95 percent in energy cost and allowing the City to light the entire 120 days of the program for what it once cost for three days of electricity.Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits are part of the program. Many of the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED as well. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse have joined the lineup.
The weather has finally turned in the favor of Tennessee Skiers and Snowboarders! Our snowmakers have been hard at work capitalizing on all recent freezing temperatures, including the tail end of this current weather system. Focusing on Cub Way, Castle Run, and Ski School, snowmakers will have the slopes ready for skiers and snowboarders by Noon on Tuesday, December 11. Slopes will be open 12-10 pm every day through December 20th except for Sunday, Dec 16, the slopes will be open from Noon – 7 pm. Ski Area lift tickets are available for $36 Full day, $29 Twilight, $20 Night every day through December 20th. Holiday Slope hours and rates resume on Friday, December 21-January 1, 2019.
The Snow Tubing Park, Cubbies Snow Zone, Ice Skating, Ice Bumper Cars (not available during holiday periods), The Shops at Ober, The Seasons of Ober Restaurant and the Loft Lounge will also be available to guests of Ober Gatlinburg.
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At Titanic Pigeon Forge you can propose, get married, or renew your vows on our magnificent Grand Staircase – the world’s only exact recreation that is also available for use with your personal reservation.
Our Sweetheart Month celebration pays tribute to lovers everywhere, especially honoring the 12 honeymoon couples traveling on Titanic, and young brides-to-be, who sailed Titanic’s historic maiden voyage.
February is the perfect time to declare your romantic intentions. So come to Titanic in Pigeon Forge and let cupid be your guide to love and romance.
Reservations are required, so don’t delay. 800-381-7670.
Sleep beneath Shark Lagoon at Ripley's Aquarium. Experience Hor D'oeuvres and alcoholic beverages with a behind the scenes tour of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies! Find more information on the website.
Passengers will enjoy a full service adults only ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected.
For starters, enjoy a sampling of Havarti, muenster, & Gouda cheeses, followed by a delicious fresh Arcadian harvest blend salad. The main course will be Surf & Turf: baked Atlantic salmon topped with a Dijon mustard cream and tender beef slices topped with a port wine reduction, accompanied by asparagus and mashed red skin potatoes. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect for the season!
This year, Uncorked is offered on the Tuckasegee River Excursion departing on February 16, 2019.
Join us for the 2018 MAKE IT COUNT GYMNASTICS SPECTACULAR! A spectacular event open to all JO Levels 1 – 10, JO and AAU Xcel Divisions Bronze – Diamond, AAU levels 1-5 and HUGS.Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Counts Spectacular will be an event you won’t soon forget partnered with the Dixie Stampede show. There will be live shows, great gymnastics and a family event like no other! The competition will be held at the LeConte Convention Center. This is a meet, venue and event that will provide families, coaches and teams a great kick off to your Spring Competition season, but also an opportunity for some team bonding, relationship & friendship building and creating memories to last a lifetime.The 2018 MAKE IT COUNT SPECTACULAR will be a great event to bring your entire team and families to! Make a “weekend” out of this meet… you are sure to LOVE it!
Children 7-12yrs: $10
Children 6 & under: FREEWeekend pass:
Children 7-12yrs: $15
Children 6 & under: FREE
Join us for the annual Daddy Daughter Dance held at the LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Families are welcomed and we encourage you bring your dancing shoes as this will be a fun and memorable day for everyone. For more information please call the number above.
The mission of CYC is to present a program utilizing solid and sound scriptural emphasis. In doing so we will neither go to the left nor to the right, but we will seek the middle path, striving to do as God has commanded. If this speaks to your needs and interests, we hope you will come and be a part of it and help us to accomplish this mission.
The Titanic was built in the heart of Ireland and this month the Titanic Museum Attraction salutes everything Irish from Gaelic folklore, music, singing and dancing. Discover and learn about Titanic’s Irish roots galore all this month at the Titanic Museum.For more information, please call or visit the website listed above.
Shabbach Youth Conferences is where young people come together from all over the country for a high impact, spiritual weekend of worship, ministry, and fun. Shabbach is much more than games, worship, and speakers…It is a call to a generation to press forward to the amazing plan God has for their lives. It is a call to change the Nations. It is a call to Awakening. It is a call for Reformation and Revival. It is a Generation crying out for God’s presence, power, and purpose as we come together to say here we are Lord use me.
Located at the Clabough's Campground as cooks travel with their chuck wagons from near and far. They trade in modern day conveniences like running water and electricity for giant cast iron skillets and dutch ovens heated with hot coals from the fire just like chuck wagon cooks of the 1800’s. The veritable feast is served to all guests and the cooks are judged on the cowboy cuisine as well as the authenticity of their chuck wagons.
The Titanic Museum welcomes families with autism every Thursday starting March 7. at 8:30 a.m. You and your family are welcome to enjoy the ship before we open to the public. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is an educational setting both welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable way to introduce the Museum to families of children with autism.
Does your family member have light and/or sound sensitivity? Titanic is equipped with LOW lighting. Your experience will include sound. If your family member has a sound sensitivity it is recommended you bring your noise cancelling head phones to use during your visit. We look forward to sharing the Titanic story in a safe environment with your amazing child.
Reservations required. Please call (800) 381-7670 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST daily to make your reservation. The space can accommodate a limited number of families.
The Winter Carnival of Magic is hosted by IBM Ring 58. It is held early in March at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year the three day convention features several lectures, a dealer's room, a close up competition, a stage competition and two evening shows.
The GROOVE Experience gives your dancers a unique opportunity to compete in a weekend solo, duet, trio and team competition as well as take master classes from some of the best talent in the industry. More information to come!
Fans of all ages that enjoy country, gospel, and bluegrass won’t want to miss the North America Country Music Association, Annual Country Music Week at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge. This year’s Hall Of Fame show is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss!
The Corvette Expo in Pigeon Forge, TN is March 15-16, 2019. The expo will feature events including a Corvette Cruise, Swap Meet, Horsepower and Hotrods, Sales Corral, Park N’ Show, a Judged Competition Show and more. The event will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.
A Titanic crew member will guide the way, along with your official complimentary Titanic flashlight to help shed light on a maze of Titanic myths, mysteries, legends and facts!
A great family fun event! Select dates. Limited space. Guided tour. Reserve today and receive a complimentary Titanic Flashlight! To reserve your tickets, please call (800) 381-7670.
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 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.
2018 Dollywood Festival of Nations LineupDollywood’s Festival of Nations lineup includes the following shows and acts:The ‘Flamenco Kings
Composed of seven brothers, Flamenco Kings boasts Soaring energy, costumes that meld tradition and modern times and pure artistry. In a high-powered flamenco dance show.Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For decades, The Grammy Award-Winning LadySmith Black Mambazo has wowed audiences around the world with their unique Mbube vocal style.National Dance Company of Sibera
Founded in 1960, the National Dance Company of Siberia has wowed audiences around the globe with colorful and expressive dance, traditional folk music and vivid costumes.
Invaders Steel Orchestra
This guest-favorite returns with the tropical sounds and amazing musicianship of one of the Caribbean’s most recognized steel pan orchestras.JigJam
Hailed as the “best Irish group so far in Bluegrass” by Irish American News, JigJam bring their award-winning sound from the heart of the midlands of Ireland to Dollywood this spring.
These masterful musicians share the history and culture of the Andes Mountains through beautiful traditional music, dance and fun.Zebra Stelzentheater
German stilt dancers in original costumes perform high-spirited routines while roaming the streets of Dollywood.
The Smoky Mountains have a rich history of folk arts and quilting, dating all the way back to the first settlers who called the area home. Today, A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN serves as a way to protect and preserve the timeless folk art.
This year the annual celebration of quilting in Pigeon Forge, A Mountain Quiltfest 2018, celebrates it’s 24nd year. The 2018 Pigeon Forge Quiltfest will be take place March 19 - 2, 2018. By attending the event, visitors can admire the hard work, creativity and artistry that goes into the creation of these beautiful quilts.
Join us for the Ponies in the Smokies 2019 car show with 108,000 square feet of indoor vendors and special displays. Come and enjoy the beautiful Smoky Mountains and kick off the car show season right.
We have several options available for registering your Pony for our event!
If you only wish to participate in the Friday car show & Saturday cruise in, you just need to purchase option number 1, the “outdoor show field ticket”. This is $30 dollars and gets you access to the car show on Friday and the cruise in on Saturday as well as three extra general admission tickets will be provided for guests. Show field spots will be limited to around 600, so don’t hesitate, register now! Once they are gone, they are gone!
If you also wish to participate in the Shine run on Wednesday & Thursday, you will need to purchase a “shine run ticket”. This is $20 dollars and gets you your “shine run” card so you can participate. If you choose not to buy a ticket for the car show or the car show is sold out, you may still purchase a shine run ticket. This ticket will also come with general admission tickets and will gain you free access into Saturday’s cruise in.
If you wish to only participate in the cruise in on Saturday there will be a $10 entry fee due at the gate. This will include entry for car and driver. All extra passengers will be $5 each. Kids 12 and under are free.
Please Note: All show field & shine run tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
14TH ANNUAL JIMBO WHALEY AND FRIENDS
Saturday, March 23, 2019Time:
Concert starts at 7 pm
Doors open at 6 pmVenue:
Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN
The Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference is a two day annual gathering of young people meant to provide fellowship & promote holy, victorious Christian living and Holy Ghost empowerment to today’s youth. There is no registration so everyone is welcome to just show up and join in.
Play a part in the fun and excitement of the 20th Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 5,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams!Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Register for the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer!The schedule includes Saturday April 6th, 30 minutes before Sunrise – 4 p.m. & Sunday April 7th, 30 minutes before Sunrise – 2 p.m. Valid fishing license is required. For more information, call (865) 661-3474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stronger Ladies Retreat event 2019.
We hope you can join us in the Great Smoky Mountains this April for the annual Bronco Super Celebration! Our events are designed to be more than just a show! We have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Bronco or Ford Truck!
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 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!
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.
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, April 12, 2019, 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.*
*This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to discover more information about Gatlinburg Wine Weekend’s events and opportunities, email us or (800) 588-1817.
Continuing into Saturday 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.
New this year, guests can enjoy a more intimate tasting experience with the purchase of the festival’s VIP PASS, with special access to:
The VIP hospitality roomEarly entry on to the venueExclusive sampling opportunities at select wineries Participation in a blending session to create a signature wine for the 2020 Wine Fest.A handcrafted wine goblet created exclusively for the Smoky Mountain Wine Fest.
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.
2018 vendors included:Amber Falls WineryApple Barn WineryBeans Creek WineryCades Cove CellarsGoodwater Winery & VineyardsGrinder’s Switch WineryHillside WineryKeg Springs WineryMill Bridge WineryMountain Valley WineryNatchez Hills WineryParis WinerySugarland CellarsSumner Crest WineryTennessee Homemade WinesWyile CiderTrazo Meadery
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The 2019 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. Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host 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 woodturning, fused glass ornaments, woodworking, rug weaving, drawing and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art.
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.
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.
Enjoy an Easter service on top of Mt. Harrison at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort! The event is sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. Event begins at 6:30am and is FREE admission!
From April 23 - 27, 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.
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 69th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.
From April 24-27, 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.”
Runners and walkers are invited to celebrate Earth Week by participating in the 6th annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg! More details to come!
Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful Gatlinburg. Funds raised will benefit the Chamber Foundation’s initiatives in education and green program.Runners and walkers are invited to celebrate Earth Week by participating in the annual Earth Day 5k Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. This night race is scheduled on April 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm. 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.
Join us in Pigeon Forge, TN at Women of Joy presented by Phil Waldrep Ministries is 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.
The Yellow Mustang Car Show will be held in May 2-5, 2019 at the Christmas Place Inn. This is a celebration of Ford’s “Pony” car and is located at Christmas Place Inn on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN. You can register your yellow Mustang, get merchandise, find out about events and get more information at Yellow Mustang Registry.
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!
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 Seminars and workshops are offered daily at the LeConte Center.Click here for the 2018 Wilderness Wildlife Program Guide! A Selection of New Featured Highlights for 2018 Young Experts Program A major addition to this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is the Young Experts Program (YEP). This special incentive program has been designed to provide youth ages 12 and younger an immersive and unique way to learn about wildlife, wilderness, old-time arts, area history, Appalachian culture and to connect to the great outdoors. More than 125 classes and excursions are available in this inaugural year. Session attendance and participation also allow each youth participating the opportunity to receive credit to redeem for free gifts for participating in the program. Gifts include coloring books, teddy bears, Frisbees and other special prizes and treats. Complete information will be available in the Event Program Guide and at the Information Desk during Wilderness Wildlife WeekFirst-Ever Film Race CompetitionAnother major addition for this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is the first-ever 48 Hour Film Race. The total prize money up for grabs in the contests and categories is $1,500. Please note this is a family-friendly event and entries featuring profanity or nudity will not be accepted. For the 48 Hour Film Race, the contest theme will be announced during Wilderness Wildlife Week at 10 AM on Tuesday, May 8 in Greenbriar Hall C. Those participating have until 10 AM on Thursday, May 10 to submit their short films (no longer than 3 minutes) for judging and showcasing. All submissions will be shown with winners announced beginning at 4:45 PM on Saturday, May 12 in Greenbriar Hall C.Wilderness Wildlife Week Photography Contest Goes to Digital Display FormatFor our photography friends, there are some major changes for this year’s photography contest. For the first time ever, submissions for the contest will be digital only. What this means is the contest will no longer display printed images for judging and will be a Digital Display Photography Contest. This change has been made for a myriad of reasons as we know it will make the contest easier and more affordable to enter. Additionally, the categories and submission guidelines have also changed. Additionally, there will be special physical photography displays you do not want to miss!Wordsmiths of the Smokies: A New Programming TrackAs a way to celebrate those who use the art of spoken and written words, Wordsmiths of the Smokies is a special programming tract celebrating authors, storytellers, and poetry of the Great Smoky Mountains. This special series is set for Saturday, May 12 in North 2AB. For a complete schedule of programs in this series, please see the Saturday program schedule.These are just a few of the great new additions for Wilderness Wildlife Week.
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Join us at Country Cascades in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the 2019 Smoky Mountain Antique Toy and Pedal Car Show on May 8 – 11, 2019! Featuring antique toys, vintage pedal cars, wagons, ride-on toys and parts. Country Cascades sits just off of the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 204 Sharon Drive. (Behind TGIFridays, between Stoplight #3 & #4)
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 11, 2019Location: The Island in Pigeon ForgeHours: 2:00-5:00 pm
Annual Funfest Parade brought to you by Shriner’s International.
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.
The ultimate parkway cruise through the Smokies from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg! Shop the greatest selection of new and original F-100 parts ever! Over the past several years, F-100 enthusiasts have looked for a hotel-based show in Pigeon Forge, and that’s what the Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion is all about. Three days of trucks, vendors, and giveaways at Music Road Resort & Convention Center. Join the fun, be safe, and respect all of your fellow truckers so we can make this the best F-100 show yet.
Please carefully park your trucks to allow for as many fellow truckers to attend and enjoy the show as possible.
Small canopies and tents will only be allowed where trucks can not park.
Trailer parking is provided just around the corner down S. Asbury Road for $10 per trailer per day.
When you arrive on Thursday, look for the signs that will show you where to register your truck.
If you have pre-registered or you register at the show, you can pick up your goodie bag and raffle tickets at the registration desk before being allowed to enter the show grounds.
Once entering you will be guided to your parking space for the show.
We would like all to keep their original parking space through out the show and respect your fellow truckers parking spaces. That way on Friday all can participate in the Parkway Cruise and return with out issue.
If you need to leave early, please inform one of the staff and we will fill your spot from there.
Vendors from all over the USA will be both inside and outside the Music Road Convention Center with those hard to find parts for your truck.
Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion attendees can now make reservations at Music Road Resort in three ways! Reserve your room while they last.
1) Call reservations at (855) 790-4646 for a live agent and tell them the reservations is for The Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion.
2) Log on to musicroadresort.com and select “MAKE A RESERVATION” on home page. On the next page select “GROUPS” tab and enter code 8755. Your group block will load. Select dates for stay and click CONTINUE. Pick room and continue reservation process.
3) Use the link below. This will automatically log group members into The Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion rooms block. This link can be placed on your website to direct people automatically into the block, and no log-on code is required.
The block will close on April 16, 2018. We do not advance charge cards for reservations, truckers will pay upon arrival. You must cancel a reservation 72 hours or more prior to arrival or 1 night’s rental is charged.
Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass launches the unofficial start of summer and combines the tastiest barbecue in the South with the biggest names in bluegrass.This year’s 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!
Ripley’s Mermaids return on May 267! See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July daily beginning Memorial Day. Call for dates and times in August through Labor Day.
“We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our Aquarium for everyone to enjoy of all ages. Everyone loves to be entertained by the mystical beauty of the Mermaids,” said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
The mermaids will be performing daily at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The Mermaids are available for Meet and Greets at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Bonneville. The Firebird. The classic GTO. Pontiacs from every generation will be in town at the Music Road Hotel & Convention Center for the Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show & Swap Meet.This show will include a free cookout on Friday for all pre-registered participants and a night cruise on Saturday. All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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 grade 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. The Island, in Pigeon Forge, offers attractions and dining for everyone!
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.
The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 15 through August 10. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.
Approximately 800,000 patrons use Gatlinburg’s Trolleys annually, making it the fifth-largest Mass Transit System in the state. It originated in 1980 with only six Trolleys, but the fleet has grown to 20-plus Trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles of Trolley routes.
All Gatlinburg Trolleys are handicap accessible.
You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just $2 a day with unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green Trolley routes. The $2 Pass is sold at City Welcome Centers as well as at City Hall and the Mass Transit Center, plus numerous Gatlinburg lodging facilities.
To watch a video about Gatlinburg’s Mass Transit System or view the current location of Trolleys, or for additional information, visit www.gatlinburgtrolley.org. Click on the GPS Trolley locator and a City map will appear pinpointing Trolleys in service. The box color indicates the Trolley route color.
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales returns this summer to entertain Gatlinburg visitors! Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Daily performances will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For thirteen years, this popular seven-week event has made the walkable streets of Gatlinburg its live stage, enriching the summer season with interactive, educational and entertaining performances the whole family can enjoy.
“Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Mark Adams, President and CEO of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This year new and returning performers will be joining the cast and we are excited to have their talent as we continue to share the music and culture of our Smoky Mountain heritage with guests.”
The City also hosts a Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event featuring a capella carolers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Your “princess” will experience a night filled with special memories as the two of you explore the wonders of the ship together. “Princess Date Night” includes ship’s tour, light dinner & yummy dessert & drink, plus a Titanic tour, and a personal keepsake photo to remind you of a Daddy-Daughter night aboard our Titanic Ship.
Princesses and Prince Charming Dads are encouraged to appear in royal attire befitting the occasion. Photo opportunities will be available to capture your magical moments.
Titanic’s Daddy-Daughter “Princess Date Night” is designed to nurture the bond between dads and daughters to create a memorable evening.
To reserve your tickets, please call 800-381-7670.
Reservations Required – Space is limited – No tickets sold at the door.
Summertime at Dollywood is back and better than ever! With extended park hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting June 22nd and running through August 4th, families will have an opportunity to enjoy everything the park has to offer. Award-winning attractions like Wild Eagle and Lightning Rod will be available to experience well into the night along with some new additions for 2018!From July 7- July 21, DRUMLine Live! creates a synchronized musical masterpiece based on the hit 2002 movie Drumline—but it’s not the typical halftime performance! To complete the day, the park’s festive nightly fireworks show is a colorful extravaganza set to uplifting music which celebrates the fun of Dollywood after dark!
Don’t miss the Titanic Father Daughter Dinner and Dance “A Night in a Dazzling Wonderland” taking place this June at the Titanic Museum.
Our goal is for all performers, teachers and family members to have an enjoyable experience in the world of talent competition. We want all who participate to leave Rising Star feeling fulfilled! Hosting dance/vocal competitions where you are the star for over 30 years! For more information visit risingstartalent.com
The Titanic Museum will display 7 of 12 known life jackets from Titanic from July to December of 2019.Facts about the life preservers:The life jackets were white canvas filled with cork.The leading cause of death on the Titanic was passengers jumping from the boat wearing a life jacket.It was not for many days until some life jackets were recovered from the ocean.The Titanic carried 3560 life jackets on board.
The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN, is honored to announce that they will be displaying 7 of the 12 known life jackets in the world. You can view this world exclusive display from July – December of 2019. Facts about the life preservers:The life jackets were white canvas filled with cork.The leading cause of death on the Titanic was passengers jumping from the boat wearing a life jacket.It was not for many days until some life jackets were recovered from the ocean.The Titanic carried 3560 life jackets on board.
Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception.
For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Wednesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.
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.
Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg!
Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00 p.m. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.
Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception with the first Independence Day Parade in the nation.For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Wednesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July celebrations will come to a close at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th when visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute fireworks display in the heart of downtown, with the best viewing areas around traffic lights #3 and #5.In addition to the 4th of July events, the streets of Gatlinburg are filled with Appalachian music from Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales every night through August 11. The City offers free Parkway Trolley service, spanning the full length of the Parkway, daily through August 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fastpitch Super Series will be hosting their Inaugural World Series for 8U-14U fastpitch teams July 6-12, 2019 at Wear Farm City Park; 623 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Celebrate our Nation’s Independence in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
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.
A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit website.
Travel the Rocky Top Wine Trail while “picnicking” along the way!” Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with delicious picnic foods at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Tumbler glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail.
Early Bird Pricing is available until June 30th, 2019. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges. This is a rain or shine event.
More information to come!
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.
Titanic Museum Attraction to host first Color Run of its kindGet ready for a 5k full of fun during the Titanic 5k Color Run on Saturday, July 21, 2018! The proceeds from this first annual event are set to benefit Autism Awareness, with hopes of bringing in 2,208 runners compete in the 5k race.“We want to have 2,208 runners in our race so that we can honor the 2,208 passengers and crew that were aboard the RMS Titanic,” said Mary Kellogg, Titanic Museum Attraction’s owner.The early registration fee for the run is set at $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-12 with a portion of the fee benefitting Autism Awareness. Pre-registered participants will receive the official Titanic 5K Color Run t-shirt, so be sure to register to early to get yours! After Saturday, July 7th the registration fees will increase and t-shirts cannot be guaranteed.The 5k Color Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. Those wishing to participate can sign up here.\
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.
Join us in Pigeon Forge as we salute America’s military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, August 18th at 9:00 a.m.One of the highlights of our month-long Celebrate Freedom! activities is the Veterans Homecoming Parade. This year’s tribute to America’s military veterans begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.“The City of Pigeon Forge has a long history of honoring our nations many brave veterans and that will continue on into the future,” says Butch Helton, Special Events Manager for the City of Pigeon Forge.Pigeon Forge will honor U.S. military veterans with its 4th Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner, Many-Bears Grinder, will serve as grand marshal of the parade. The parade will be led by the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Pigeon Forge.The parade will start at Methodist Street between Food City and the Methodist Church, and will travel northbound on the Parkway to Traffic Light #5.For more information view the event flyer complete with a map of the parade here, or call 1-800-251-9100
Feast with the Beasts presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union will offer samplings from Knoxville’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries! The event takes place at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Feast with the Beasts is for guests ages 21 and older and guests must show a valid photo I.D. to enter the event. All proceeds directly benefit Zoo Knoxville.
For an up to date list of this years participants, prices, tickets and more, visit the Zoo Knoxville website.
“Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical Roots” festival in downtown Gatlinburg features “Hit” songwriters. Public Invited. Free Live Entertainment. Songwriter Opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots. Rain or shine.
The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.
Get the full entertainment schedule at http://www.smswf.com.
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