PiddlinEVENTS

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
World’s Largest Lego Titanic

Pigeon Forge

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 that resulted in the final product measuring 26ft x 5ft. 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!

Check out the Titanic Museum’s Q&A session with Brynjar here.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Bring the family to experience Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede! Enjoy the spectacular Christmas performances that bring the spirit of the holiday season to life. The arena at Dolly Parton’s Stampede is magically transformed into a fantastic fantasy land filled with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. This amazing tribute will warm your heart and fill you with tidings of good cheer!

Watch as Elves from the North Pole and the South Pole take part in a friendly competition while a festive four-course feast is served. Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede also features a live nativity scene, where the true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes.

Make plans now to enjoy all the holiday fun and festivities taking place this year during Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede!

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

Pigeon Forge

Sometimes the holidays stir up family squabbles that even Santa Claus can’t prevent. And few Christmas shows deliver comedy, fun, and excitement that can compare to the Hatfield& McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show. Watch as these two famously feuding families come together for an evening of holiday food, fun, and entertainment.

In this heartwarming and side-splitting performance, Ma McCoy and Pa Hatfield organize a truce in the spirit of the holiday season. Instead of shooting, there’s singing, dancing, joking and amazing stunts that will make your own family disputes seem a little less serious this Christmas season.

The whole family will get a kick out of the action-packed Christmas Disaster Show at the Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Theater, all while enjoying a full Southern-style Christmas feast.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas At The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

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

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

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Pigeon Forge

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

Dec 01
Through
Jan 06
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Sevierville

Enjoy a drive-through Christmas light show this winter at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. The lights will take place from dusk to 10 pm nightly at Smokies Stadium.

Additional attractions are available, including photos and visits with Santa, a petting zoo, pony rides and food vendors. Admission into Santa’s Workshop is free with admission to the light show.

Dec 01
Through
Feb 28
Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Pigeon Forge

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.

Dec 01
Through
Jan 26
Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download the map of lights here.

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Dec 01
Through
Jan 26
Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights

Gatlinburg

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

Dec 01
Through
Feb 28
Winterfest Driving Tour Of Lights

Pigeon Forge

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

Dec 01
Through
Jan 05
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has been honored for ten consecutive years as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide. Wander through the park’s more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, and it is easy to understand why.

From the cheer and joy of Dollywood’s Parade of Many Colors, to traditional holiday favorite performances like It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas helps your family create memories to share for a lifetime. Guests can experience the fun enchantment of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends straight from the children’s holiday classic.

More than 20 of Dollywood’s signature rides and attractions operate in a festive environment sure to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Show Schedule

 

Christmas in the SmokiesLocation: Celebrity Theater at Dollywood

Dollywood’s musical Christmas tradition features a 14-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season.

It’s a Wonderful LifeLocation: Showstreet Palace Theater at Dollywood

Dollywood brings a Christmas classic to life. Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, audiences will love the newest addition to our Christmas season.

Appalachian ChristmasLocation: Back Porch Theater at Dollywood

Celebrate an acoustic Christmas at the Back Porch Theater with Appalachian Christmas.

‘Twas the Night Before ChristmasLocation: Pines Theater at Dollywood

A family finds its own Christmas miracle with the help of a mysterious, white-bearded stranger. Dancing mice, singing sailors and a young girl’s belief in Santa highlight this endearing tale.

O’Holy NightLocation: Valley Theater at Dollywood

A little girl looks for an angel, while three shepherds follow a star. In the end, they all find their way to the heart of the Christmas story.

 

More fun Dollywood Christmas events you won’t want to miss include:

Parade of Many ColorsTime: 8 p.m. nightly on operating daysLocation: Showstreet at Dollywood

Gather the family for the Parade of Many Colors at Dollywood. This exciting Dollywood parade features vibrant floats, interactive characters and even more surprises.

Meet Rudolph and His FriendsLocation: Craftsman’s Valley at DollywoodRudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas tale, comes to life like never before during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius, will be at Dollywood for some new and exciting games and experiences.

 

*Performance dates and information are subject to change without notice.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas At The Titanic

Pigeon Forge

Christmas at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Decorated in Edwardian period. Come see the grand staircase.

Christmas comes early to the Titanic Museum Attraction. Book your 2018 tickets now!

Dec 01
Through
Dec 30
Comedy Barn Christmas Show

Pigeon Forge

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

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

Dec 01
Through
Dec 22
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Gatlinburg

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

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 23-24 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on November 30 and December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!

Dec 01
Through
Feb 19
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride Of Lights

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.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
World’s Largest Lego Titanic

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 that resulted in the final product measuring 26ft x 5ft. 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!Check out the Titanic Museum’s Q&A session with Brynjar here.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 30
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 23-24 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on November 30 and December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!

Dec 01
Through
Mar 24
Winterfest Driving Tour Of Lights

Pigeon Forge

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

Dec 01
Through
Feb 04
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Sevierville

Enjoy a drive-through Christmas light show this winter at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. The lights will take place from dusk to 10 pm nightly at Smokies Stadium.Additional attractions are available, including photos and visits with Santa, a petting zoo, pony rides and food vendors. Admission into Santa’s Workshop is free with admission to the light show.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Christmas & Winter Celebration

Inside and out, Titanic is magical during the winter holidays. The sights, sounds and joy of the season are sure to hail the arrival of Christmas 2018. You’re invited to stop by November thru December for Titanic’s holiday spirit. The ship will be aglow. Come exchange greetings with our Titanic crew or enjoy the glittering lights and the festive decorations.Children are awestruck by the glamour and glitter of it all. Their precious little faces light up like Christmas itself when first they spot Santa’s real-live reindeer tethered near the entrance, where they’re sure to want a souvenir photo taken. And if their timing is right, they might just score another keepsake photo while meeting Father Christmas and sharing with him their Christmas wishes.More than $100,000 has been invested in all the trimmings: twinkling lights, lush garlands, wreaths and towering Christmas trees. The cheery crew will join costumed merry-makers in stirring your memories of holiday gatherings gone by, while setting the scene for many more.Every day, we remember and honor the men, women and especially the 133 children who sailed RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912. But it’s during this special time of year that you’ll truly experience what it was like aboard ship and how it might have looked on a Christmas voyage 104 years ago.

Dec 01
Through
Dec 31
Candy Christmas At Crave Golf Club

Candy Christmas at Crave reflects the joy of winter in Pigeon Forge. Crave Golf Club has transformed the country’s top mini-golf course into a winter wonderland! Our one-of-a-kind candy themed, interactive mini-golf course has decked the halls and everything else we could in garland, wreaths, and more lights than Willy Wonka would have ever approved!In the spirit of giving, Crave will be hosting 12 contest giveaways over the next two months. Make sure you’re following them on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Dec 11
Through
Mar 03
Ober Gatlinburg Slope Report

Gatlinburg

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.

Click here to get daily updates and weather.

Dec 14
Through
Dec 20
Movies At Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14

Sevierville

Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14 Cinema is the premier luxury theater in Sevier county. Amenities include Dolby 7.1 audio, luxury seating featuring leather recliners, and large format presentations in the 40,000 watt SXS auditoriums. Bring your friends and family for a movie night to see the best blockbusters out today. Click To View Schedule In New Tab

Dec 16
Through
Dec 23
Photos With Santa At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Located in the breezeway at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Santa Claus will be available in his workshop for photos from 3:00 – 9:00 pm during the week before Christmas. Dates are as follows:Sunday, December 16Monday, December 17Tuesday, December 18Wednesday, December 19Thursday, December 20Friday, December 21Saturday, December 22Sunday, December 23

Dec 28
Through
Dec 30
Strength To Stand Student Bible Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity.

Dec 31
Through
Jan 01
Gatlinburg - New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg

31st Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show from the Space Needle on the Gatlinburg Parkway.

Dec 31
Kids “Noon Years Eve” at the Titanic Museum

Pigeon Forge

Calling all kids: The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge invites you ring in the new year at our Kids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration! Wear your pajamas on December 31 and meet us at noon on the Grand Staircase!

When: December 31st, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Recommended Age Group: 12 and younger

This year, kids can ring-in the New Year ahead of time at their very own “NOON”NEW YEAR’S EVE” celebration at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN on Sunday, December 31st, announces the Museum Attraction’s co-owner, Mary Kellogg.

“This rockin’ New Years Noon event will be a kid’s version of a grown-up’s midnight bash, complete with a Titanic Museum Tour, a visit with our own Mad Hatter character & other Story Book Characters, PLUS a countdown to an exciting Noon Balloon Drop,” explains Kellogg.

The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN opens daily at 9 a.m. Reservations required for our Kids’ Noon Year Eve celebration. Tickets are available online or by phone at 800-381-7670.

Dec 31
The Island’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun! Live music & plenty of family fun, plus attractions!!

And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island! The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun!

Where can you find more event information?

Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge New Years Event page.

Dec 31
Titanic Kids Noon New Years Eve Celebration

Pigeon Forge

The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN invites you to Ring in the New Year at our First Ever Kids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration! Don’t forget the PJ’s!

This year, kids can ring-in the New Year ahead of time at their very own “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN on Sunday, December 31st, announces the Museum Attraction’s co-owner, Mary Kellogg-Joslyn.

“This rockin’ New Years Noon event will be a kid’s version of a grown-up’s midnight bash, complete with a Titanic Museum Tour, a visit with our own Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter character, PLUS a countdown to an exciting Noon Year Balloon Drop,” explains Kellogg Joslyn.

More information about this event:

When: Sunday, December 31st 

Cost: $10 per child, age 12 and younger; $28.50 per adult

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve At The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Why not start the new year off seeing an award winning variety show, watching the ball drop from NYC Times Square and dancing to Chris Blue and a live band at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.?

The 2018 New Year’s Eve party at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater will start with the show “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™ at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. The holiday show features singers, dancers, ice skaters, aerialists, magicians and comedians. It has many special effects including laser lights and pyrotechnics and a live show band.

The theater will feature big screens inside the theater broadcasting the live feed ball drop in NYC Times Square. Also the party will include the area’s biggest midnight balloon drop and an after party in the theater. After the ball drop there will be a chance for guests to meet and greet the cast of the “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry”™ show and dance with the live show band on the Opry stage.

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun, live music, plus attractions.And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island.The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun. 

Dec 31
New Years Eve at The Island

Pigeon Forge

See the biggest midnight ball drop in the area at The Island! Ring in the New Year with us! Live music kicks off at 8PM with a performance by Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry! The best part is it is FREE!

Dec 31
Uncorked: Wines Of The Old World

Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class 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. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh.We have carefully selected our wine samples to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect for the season!Uncorked is offered on the Tuckasegee River Excursion departing on November 3, 2018; December 31, 2018; and February 16, 2019.

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Pigeon Forge

Join The Grand Majestic for a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza to ring in 2019. Enjoy dinner and a show featuring Soul of Motown, Hit Parade Performers, PLUS a dance party with the Performers. Watch the ball drop in NYC on a 40′ screen and enjoy a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. The night will also featuring a live DJ, party hats, party favors and a live band.Tickets are $59.95 per person, and $29.95 per child. Tickets are all inclusive and seating is limited. A 5 course, 5 star meal will be served. Dinner will start at 7, with the show starting at 8.To RSVP, call 865-774-7777

Jan 04
Through
Jan 06
Knoxville RV Show

Featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers. The show will feature a huge parts and accessories exhibit, along with campgrounds, tow vehicles, and everything you may need for your next RV vacation.

Friday 10am - 7pm

Saturday 10am to 7pm

Sunday 10 am - 4pm

Adults $8.00

Kids Under 12 Free

Free Parking

Jan 12
USASA Slope Style Competition

Gatlinburg

Event will be held at Ober Gatlinburg from 8:30am - 4pm! Find information on registering on the website!

Jan 19
Through
Jan 21
Strength To Stand Student Bible Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity.

Jan 25
Through
Jan 27
Resurrection Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

Resurrection is an awesome annual event of worship and spiritual growth for youth and youth mentors. Each year over 12,000 come together in Pigeon Forge, TN, to celebrate the God of The Resurrection. Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways.Venue:

LeConte Center

Pigeon Forge, TNTheme:

Voices UnitedPrice:

$40 per person

Jan 25
Through
Jan 27
Smoky Mountain Square Dance

Pigeon Forge

Join us for the Smoky Mountain Square Dance, also known as Smoky Mountain Celebration! For three days you will experience the excitement and fun of square dancing taught by Bronc Wise from Lakewood, CO and Steve Kopman from Knoxville, TN.Dancing starts: Friday at 7:45 pm

Dancing ends: Sunday at 11 amCost: $309 per coupleVenue: Music Road Hotel & Convention CenterView the flyer for more details!

Jan 27
Through
Jan 29
Tennessee Winter Special Olympics

Gatlinburg

Watch and cheer as  athletes strive for the gold in their annual Winter Games competition.

Special Olympics athletes from around the state are waxing their skis and snowboards, and sharpening their ice skate blades in preparation for the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games to be held January 27th – 29th at Ober Gatlinburg.

Over 150 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Speed Skating in divisions based on age and ability.

The Winter Games competition is being conducted by The Gatlinburg Snow Sports Center (Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding); Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Rink (Ice Skating); and Ober Gatlinburg.

Feb 02
Smoky Mountain Showdown

Pigeon Forge

Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge and next door to the new Landing, the Leconte Center is ready for the GMCE Smoky Mountain Showdown Cheer and Dance Championships.​High Point & Most Entertaining at EVERY Awards Session!

Individual awards for 1st-3rd Place

Custom medals 4th place and on

Banners for all teams

Free Toe Touch Competitions

Individual events will be offered

AND TENNESSEE…. We are bringing THE ONE Finals PAID BIDS!!

Admission:​

Spectator admission is $15.00

Children under 5 are FREE!

CASH ONLY!New Discount Program for Online Registration:

2nd event 5% discount!

3rd event 10% discount!

4th event 15% discount!Available with online registration only. No exceptions. Not available with any other discounts.2019 Registration Fees TBD.EARLY REGISTRATION       $40.00

Early Crossover Fees        $25.00

Payment received by 1/13/18ON TIME REGISTRATION   $50.00

On Time Crossover Fee    $35.00

Payment received after 1/13/18Click here to Register Online

Feb 09
Valentine’s Dinner At Titanic Museum

Pigeon Forge

This February, bring that special someone to a very special event aboard the Titanic to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This is an elegant event that is sure to make your night one to remember. Reservations are required to attend and seats are filling fast, so reserve your spot today! Visit the Titanic at Pigeon Forge website for more information and we hope to make your special night even more special.

Feb 15
Through
Feb 16
Sips and Sharks

Gatlinburg

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.

Feb 16
Through
Feb 18
Make It Count Gymnastics Spectacular

Pigeon Forge

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!

Admission Prices

Adults: $15

Children 7-12yrs: $10

Children 6 & under: FREEWeekend pass:

​Adults: $25

Children 7-12yrs: $15

Children 6 & under: FREE

Feb 16
Daddy Daughter Dance

Pigeon Forge

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.

Feb 22
Through
Feb 24
Challenge Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 01
Through
Mar 03
Shabbach Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 02
Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge invites Western lifestyle enthusiasts, foodies and those in search of a hearty meal to the new Chuck Wagon Cook Off competition.

Chuck wagons will gather at Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road) for this one-of-a-kind outdoor cooking event. Long before today’s food truck craze treated foodies to impromptu kitchens on wheels, early American chuck wagons fed hungry cowboys on the open prairies during cattle drives. Chuck wagon cooks, or cookies, as they are known, rely on simple ingredients to guide their menus and fire to power their ovens.

“Great food and the chance to observe and interact with our chuck wagon cooks makes our Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff not only unique but educational. Whether you’re in search of a delicious meal or want to learn more about the American West, the cookoff lets you get up-close and experience something extraordinary.”Leon Downey, Pigeon Forge Executive Director of Tourism

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Chuck wagon cook-offs aid in the preservation of cattle drive trail days as well as ensuring the authentic reproduction of the mobile kitchens. The competition includes cash prizes for most authentic wagon and awards in various food categories, including meat, potatoes, bread, beans and dessert. All food items must be prepared onsite and using ingredients provided to the cooking teams. Condiments may be used at the cook’s discretion. Prohibited ingredients are announced prior to the competition.

Mar 02
Chuck Wagon Kickoff

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 07
Through
Mar 09
Winter Carnival of Magic

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 08
Through
Mar 10
Groove Dance Nationals

Pigeon Forge

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!

Mar 11
Through
Mar 17
North American Country Music Association International (nacmai)

Pigeon Forge

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!

Mar 15
Through
Mar 16
Spring Corvette Expo 2019

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 16
Through
Apr 14
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 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.

Atahualpa

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.

Mar 19
Through
Mar 23
A Mountain Quiltfest

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 19
Through
Mar 23
A Mountain Quiltfest™

Pigeon Forge

25TH ANNUAL A MOUNTAIN QUILTFEST™Registration is Now OpenedClick Here to Register For Classes!Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 25th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around will come together in Pigeon Forge for this ultimate quilting event. A Mountain Quiltfest 2019 is a five-day long event spanning from March 19th through the 23rd.  Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.Quilters can choose between different categories from which they can enter their quilts to compete. The winners will go home with some great prizes!Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.Click here for entry guidelines.Click here for 2019 Mountain Heritage Challenge information.Click here for 2019 Themed Quilt Category Information.

Mar 20
Through
Mar 23
A Mountain Quiltfest™

Pigeon Forge

25TH ANNUAL A MOUNTAIN QUILTFEST™

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 25th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around will come together in Pigeon Forge for this ultimate quilting event. A Mountain Quiltfest 2019 is a five-day long event spanning from March 20th through the 23rd.  Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.

Quilters can choose between different categories from which they can enter their quilts to compete. The winners will go home with some great prizes!

Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.

Click here for entry guidelines.

Click here for 2019 Mountain Heritage Challenge information.

Click here for 2019 Themed Quilt Category Information.

Mar 20
Through
Mar 23
Ponies In The Smokies 2019

Sevierville

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.

Mar 23
Jimbo Whaley & Friends Annual Concert

Pigeon Forge

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

Apr 04
Through
Apr 05
Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

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.

Apr 06
Through
Apr 07
Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Gatlinburg

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 rockytopoutfit@aol.com.

Apr 08
Through
Apr 10
Stronger 2019 Ladies Retreat
Apr 10
Through
Apr 13
Bronco Super Celebration

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!

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Apr 11
Through
Apr 13
Spring Rod Run 2019

Pigeon Forge

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!

Apr 11
Through
Apr 13
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 11
Through
Apr 13
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 12
Through
Apr 13
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend

Gatlinburg

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

Apr 12
Through
Apr 14
Hands On Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg

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.

Apr 17
Through
Apr 20
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show

Gatlinburg

Come experience some of the best crafts in the Smoky Mountains! You will get to see one of a kind handcrafted gifts made by members of the Arts & Crafts community!

Apr 17
Through
Apr 20
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts show hosts unique hand made gifts created by artisan members of the community at the annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.This free-to-the-public show, filled with handcrafted work of demonstrating local artisans and featuring guest craftspeople from all around the USA, is an event to visit while in 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 20
Easter Egg Hunt At Patriot Park

Pigeon Forge

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 20
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 21
Easter Sunrise at Ober

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!

Apr 23
Through
Apr 27
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Gatlinburg

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.

Apr 24
Through
Apr 27
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 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.”

Apr 26
Gatlinburg - Earth Day 5K Run/Walk

Gatlinburg

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!

Apr 26
Earth Day 5K

Gatlinburg

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.

Apr 26
Through
Apr 28
Women Of Joy

Pigeon Forge

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.

May 02
Through
May 05
Yellow Mustang Car Show

Pigeon Forge

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.

May 07
Through
May 11
Wilderness Wildlife Week

Pigeon Forge

A week long celebration of the Smoky Mountains featuring guides hikes, classes, history, art and music. 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.This spring celebration of the great outdoors is free and open to the public Seminars and workshops are offered daily at the LeConte Center.

May 07
Through
May 11
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 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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May 09
Through
May 11
Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Marketplace
May 16
Through
May 18
Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion

Pigeon Forge

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.

Details:

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.

Book Now

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.

May 17
Through
May 18
Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass

Two-days of food and fun in historic downtown Sevierville. See live entertainment from Balsam Range, Love Canon, Priscilla & Little RicKee, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, and more.More than forty of the nation’s top BBQ cook teams will be on hand for the Bush’s Best Tennessee State Championship Cook Off. Other event highlights include The Mountain Soul Vocal Competition honoring the songwriting of Dolly Parton, The Late Night Jam, and The People’s Choice Tasting Contest (ticketed) which let’s the public sample and vote for their favorite pulled pork. Free admission. Free concerts.

May 24
Through
Jun 02
Dollywood Barbecue And Bluegrass Festival

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!

Jun 13
Through
Jun 16
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 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!