PiddlinEVENTS

Mar 01
Through
Mar 31
Titanic’s Tribute To The Irish

Pigeon Forge

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.

Mar 07
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

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

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

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

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 18
Through
Aug 29
Titanic Welcomes Families With Autism

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

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

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

Mar 30
Smoky Mountain Stangs Mustang Car Show

Smoky Mountain Stangs will hold its 3rd annual car show at The Diner in Sevierville on March 30th from 12-4 pm. The event will benefit Taylor Faith Ministries, a charity that distributes shoes and socks to children in need. No entry fee is required but a donation of shoes or socks is encouraged. All mustangs are welcome. Door prizes and car awards will be given.

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
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 Presented by Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown

Gatlinburg

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

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

The festival begins on Friday, 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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Apr 12
Through
Apr 14
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Explore your creativity, add to your skills and pursue interests in the fiber arts. Twenty-seven new classes this year. The Festival focuses on the “sheep to shawl” concept – transforming fleece into finished goods and art pieces. Vendors offer demonstrations, supplies, tools, handspun and hand dyed yarn, and finished goods.

See the fiber on the hoof and foot–llamas, sheep, goats, and angora rabbits.

Class registration is open now. Register to learn basic skills and advanced techniques in classes, ranging from fiber preparation to weaving on multiple types of looms and felting, knitting, and crochet and dyeing with natural dyes.

Presented by the Townsend Artisan and the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guilds. Sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts and Cultural Alliance of Knoxville, and Blount Partnership.

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 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
Through
Apr 27
Mountain Man Memorial March

Gatlinburg

The Mountain Man Memorial March is an annual 26.2-mile trek through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee that will be held on Saturday, April 27, in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 26
Wild Vine at Zoo Knoxville

New in 2019, Wild Vine will take place at Zoo Knoxville on Friday April 26, 2019 from 6:30 to 10:30 PM. Hosted by Zoo Knoxville and Rhizome Productions, Wild Vine will feature samplings of over 75 red, white, rosé and sparkling wines from 30 wineries around the world. In addition, attendees can sample craft beer from 5 breweries and spirits from 5 distilleries.

General admission tickets are available now for this new event in Knoxville. Attendees will receive a keepsake tasting glass for unlimited samples. There will be animal encounters, live entertainment and food trucks throughout the zoo for the event.

100% of the proceeds from this event will support the Zoo’s conservation work that is saving animals from extinction. For more info about tickets, participating vendors, animal encounters, entertainment and more, visit the Zoo Knoxville website in the coming weeks.

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.

Apr 27
Color Me Mutt 5K and 1 Mile Color Walk/Run

Sevierville

All proceeds benefit Wilderwood Service Dogs! You don't have to have a dog to participate! For more information about the run, please visit their website listed below!

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 03
Music In The Mountains Spring Parade

Formerly referred to as the Dolly Parade or Dolly Parton’s Homecoming, Pigeon Forge’s annual springtime parade was renamed to “Music in the Mountains” in 2018

This parade will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains while spotlighting the variety of entertainment provided by the many theaters located in the popular vacation destination. Theaters located throughout the city also will have the opportunity to give parade attendees a glimpse of their respective shows. Other familiar favorites will be featured as well. In recent years, Pigeon Forge has received an increased number of inquiries from high school bands seeking an opportunity to perform. The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade will provide an annual occasion for bands of all sizes from across the country to compete.

May 04
Great Smoky Mountain Open National Championship

Pigeon Forge

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

May 05
Through
Oct 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Gatlinburg

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

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

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 08
Through
May 11
Smoky Mountain Antique Toy and Pedal Car Show

Pedal Car & Toy Auction
Pedal Car & Toy Auction

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)

May 09
Through
May 11
Kerbela Shrine Fun Fest Marketplace
May 10
Shenandoah & Exile Live

Country Tonite presents Shenandoah & Exile as part of their 2019 Celebrity Concert Series. Two shows: 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road”, and “Next to You, Next to Me”, as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Shenandoah has recorded nine studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, including thirteen Number One hits. Their 30th Anniversary Tour is continuing in 2018. Other audience favorites include: “Sunday In The South”, “Mama Knows”, “Rock My Baby”, and “Moon Over Georgia”.

In the early 1980’s, Exile began to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile had 10 number one singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory,” “Give Me One More Chance” and “She’s A Miracle.” The band wrote their own songs, played on all their recordings and also proved to be prolific songwriters composing hits for other artists such as Alabama, Restless Heart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Huey Lewis, Diamond Rio, Janie Fricke and many more. During this country phase of their career, Exile received 11 nominations including Vocal Group of The Year and Best Instrumental Performance for the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards.

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

May 11
Sweets & Beats At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Sweet Treats, Local Flavors and Live MusicThe Robert F. Thomas Foundation, in conjunction with The Island in Pigeon Forge, presents “Sweets and Beats,” a dessert and music festival.This festival invites local restaurateurs to bring their best desserts out and see how their treats stack up against the competition, all to the tune of the sweet sounds of local music.Come join us for the Sweets and Beats Dessert and Music Festival to sample these amazing sweet treats, dance to live music, and raise money and awareness for a great cause! Date: Saturday May 11, 2019Location: The Island in Pigeon ForgeHours: 2:00-5:00 pm 

May 11
Shrine Funfest Parade

Pigeon Forge

Annual Funfest Parade brought to you by Shriner’s International.

May 16
Through
May 18
Chevy Classic Round-up Car Show

Pigeon Forge

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

May 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 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!

May 27
Through
Sep 02
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium

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

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

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

May 31
Through
Jun 02
Pontiacs In Pigeon Forge Car Show

Pigeon Forge

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.

Jun 01
Alcatraz East Graffiti Contest

Graffiti is defined as the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. It is considered a crime of vandalism; many cities and business owners subscribe to using graffiti art in order to prevent vandalism.

Alcatraz East is accepting submissions for our 2nd Annual Graffiti Art Contest. We are looking for graffiti artists who want to showcase their talents and techniques. Winners will receive cash prizes and have their winning pieces displayed as part of a graffiti exhibit inside the museum! The deadline to enter is May 8, 2019

  • Artist must be at least 18 years old
  • Artist must pre-qualify to enter by filling out the entry form below which includes 3 art samples
  • Individual artists only, no teams
  • The theme for the artwork to be completed during the June 2nd contest is limited to crime related subjects

– Prizes –

1st place: $750 | 2nd place: $350 | 3rd place: $200

Jun 11
Through
Jun 13
Hotel Transylvania 3 at Governor’s Crossing

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

Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.IMDB

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!

Jun 14
Neal McCoy Live

Country Tonite presents Neal McCoy as part of their 2019 Celebrity Concert Series.

Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It”. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On”, came in 2005 from his self-released “That’s Life”. His awards include Entertainer of the Year, 1998 & 1999 TNN/Music City News Country Awards. With over 6 million records sold, Neal McCoy is a favorite of country music fans. His high energy show is packed with familiar hits including “You Gotta Love That”, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”, and “The Shake”.

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

Jun 15
Through
Aug 10
Free Parkway Trolley

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

All Gatlinburg Trolleys are handicap accessible.

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

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

Jun 18
Through
Jun 20
Smallfoot at Governor’s Crossing

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

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.IMDB

Jun 21
Through
Jul 31
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

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

Like Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales on Facebook.

Jun 22
Titanic Daddy-Daughter “Princess” Date Night

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.

Jun 22
Through
Aug 04
Dollywood Summer Celebration

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

Jun 22
Titanic Father Daughter Dinner And Dance

Pigeon Forge

Don’t miss the Titanic Father Daughter Dinner and Dance “A Night in a Dazzling Wonderland” taking place this June at the Titanic Museum.

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

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

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

Jun 30
Through
Jul 03
Rising Star Talent Competition

Pigeon Forge

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

Jul 01
Titanic Museum Life Jacket Display

Pigeon Forge

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

Jul 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Museum Lifejacket Display

Pigeon Forge

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

Jul 02
Paddington 2 at Governor’s Crossing

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

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

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

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

Jul 04
Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale

Gatlinburg

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

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

Jul 04
July 4th Parade in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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

Jul 06
Through
Jul 12
Fastpitch Super Series

Pigeon Forge

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

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

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

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

Jul 09
Through
Jul 13
Rainbow Dance Competition

Pigeon Forge

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

Jul 12
Through
Jul 21
Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

Jul 12
Through
Jul 21
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

Jul 13
Picnic Wine Trail

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

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

Jul 14
Seaa Girls Fast Pitch World Series Opening Ceremony

Pigeon Forge

More information to come!

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

Pigeon Forge

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

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

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

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

Jul 20
Titanic Color Run 5k Walk-run

Pigeon Forge

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

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

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

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

Jul 27
Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference

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

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

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

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

Aug 01
Through
Aug 31
Celebrate Freedom

Pigeon Forge

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

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

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

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

Aug 10
Veterans Homecoming Parade

Pigeon Forge

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

Aug 10
Feast With The Beasts

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

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

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

Aug 11
Through
Aug 18
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gatlinburg

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 23
Through
Aug 24
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Pigeon Forge

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

Aug 24
Dollywood’s Rock The Smokies

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

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

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

Aug 30
The Oak Ridge Boys Live

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

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

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

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

Pigeon Forge

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

Sep 03
Through
Sep 05
Pentecostal Annual Summit

Pigeon Forge

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

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

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

Sep 06
Through
Sep 07
Shades of the Past Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

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

Sep 06
Through
Sep 07
Shades Of The Past Car Show

Pigeon Forge

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

Sep 12
Through
Sep 14
Fall Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

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

Sep 12
Through
Sep 14
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run

Pigeon Forge

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

Sep 12
Through
Sep 14
Fall Rod Run 2019

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

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

Sep 12
Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn

Gatlinburg

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

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

2018 Vendors

Alvin’s Kitchen

Anakeesta

Ben & Jerry’s

Bennett’s Pit BBQ

Brother Johnson & Sister BBQ

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Cicis Pizza

Dick’s Last Resort

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Fox & Parrot Tavern

J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

Landshark Bar & Grill

Mama’s Chicken Kitchen

Mellow Mushroom

Paula Deen Retail Store

Pepsi Cola Company

Proof of the Pudding

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Savannah Bee Company

Texas Roadhouse

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton

Wine-A-Little Wine & Tapas Bar