The Gatlinburg events listed below will help you plan your trip.

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    24
    Mar
    2016
    Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016
    Gatlinburg Convention Center

    Beautiful handcrafted gifts and unique items produced by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are available for purchase March 24 - 26 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    Sun
    03
    Apr
    2016

    Open to adults or children, with multiple categories to be contested in one of the largest trout tournaments in the Smokies. For information, call 865-661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    1PM - 6PMArrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

    From Gatlinburg.com:

    Wineries for the event will come from all over Tennessee! Visitors age 21 and older can purchase a ticket ($20 in advance and $25 at the gate) and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass. The wineries will provide wine samples of 1 oz at a time to everyone with a wristband. Guests will be able to purchase bottles of Tennessee wine to take home as well as wine related merchandise.

    Click here to read more.

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    18
    Apr
    2016
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    23
    Apr
    2016
    Multiple Locations in Gatlinburg

    A week of events for family-friendly education regarding green practices for everyday living.

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    19
    Apr
    2016
    Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    Multiple Locations

    For nature-lovers all around, the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park gives you a close-up view of this unique land and the creatures that call it home.

    Learn more about it here.

  • Thu
    12
    May
    2016
    5:00 - 8:00 PMGatlinburg Parkway, Between Lights 6 & 8

    Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival will feature a beans and cornbread cook-off, foot-stompin’ Smoky Mountain music, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for tasting. Free to attend, $10 for a spoon for unlimited tasting.

    Click here to learn more.

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    30
    Jul
    2016
    Downtown Gatlinburg

    Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s.

    The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling.

    Click here to learn more.

    Or check out the official event Facebook Page.

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
    10:00 amDollywood Theme Park

    Some of the highlights of this celebration of Summer include: Daytime Dance and Light Up the Night Dance Parties, Nightly fireworks extravaganzas (Dolly’s Night of Many Colors), and the Gazillion Bubbles Show (on an even bigger stage this year)! Check out Dollywood's website here for more information.

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    8:00 pm129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge

    These two hitmakers meet up to put on a great show! Concert tickets start at $35; call 865-453-2003 to purchase. Click here for more info.

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    25
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    8:30 am849 Glades Road, Gatlinburg

    The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 - noon. at the Covered Bridge in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg at 849 Glades Road. Vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations. In-season goods may include fruits, nuts, berries, honey, jellies and jams, and vegetables. Plants, baked goods and natural health and wellness products are also available.
    Click here for the website.

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    Gatlinburg

    Come on out and join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Scenery includes spruce firs, flame azalea, rhododendron, and a scenic overlook. The trail is moderate in difficulty, and reaches its highest elevation at 6,310 feet. Hike back to the parking lot on your own and at your own pace after reaching the bald. Bring sturdy footwear, a snack, and water. Call (865) 436-1200 for more information.

  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016
    Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016
    12:00 amGatlinburg

    For the 41st time, at the stroke of midnight on July 3rd, Gatlinburg kicks off Independence Day with the first parade in the nation! This parade has earned the International Festivals and Events Association's Grand Pinnacle Awards and was named a Top 20 Event for 2016 by Southeast Tourism Society. It 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.” Attendees can expect floats, balloons, and marching bands paying tribute to our country and the men and women of our military.
    Call (800) 568-4748 for more information.

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 amChrist in the Smokies bridge on River Road

    Gatlinburg's ever-popular River Raft Regatta registration starts at 10 AM. Anything floatable (unmanned) can be entered into the water at noon at the Christ in the Smokies bridge on River Road and will end at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. The two categories, Trash (not hand-made), and Treasure (hand-made) awards will go to the top 3 in each category. The "Judges Choice" award will go to the most creative raft. Awards are also given to the oldest and the youngest participant. The Gatlinburg Recreation Department is providing trophies. Call 800-588-1817 for additional information or check out the event's Facebook page here.

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 pmGatlinburg

    Gatlinburg marks our nation's "Independence Day" with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00pm. The best viewing is reported to be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. One of the area's most popular events, the show can be seen from all over town. The Facebook page can be found here.
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  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016
    12:00 pmPatriot Park, Pigeon Forge

    Come out to Pigeon Forge and celebrate America's birthday at the 4th of July Patriot Festival. All Patriot Festival activities are free. This year's celebration features Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, Joe Diffie. Emily Ann Roberts from NBC's "The Voice," will entertain at the Patriot Festival; Tribute, a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band will play; and many local entertainers are expected. Lots of family food, fun and games will continue into the afternoon.
    12:00 PM, Patriot Park, Activities begin
    1:30 PM, Onstage entertainment
    9:30 PM, Spectacular 4th of July fireworks show
    Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating! (Umbrellas and coolers will not be allowed.)
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  • Thu
    14
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 amGatlinburg Convention Center

    Be sure to visit the Gatlinburg Convention Center, located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg, this July 14th - 17th! Over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States come to demonstrate their skill, answer questions, and offer their unique art for sale at the 41st installment of the Annual Summer Craftsmen's Fair.

    Dennis Lee and Band and Tim Watson, "The Fiddle Man," will perform a free live country and bluegrass musical event at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

    Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free. The fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Their website can be accessed here.
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  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmCountry Tonite, 129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN

    Neal McCoy made a name for himself in 1993 with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink." From that platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It," Neal's commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. He has earned awards such as Entertainer of the Year, and in 1998 & 1999, TNN/Music City News Country Awards. Neal McCoy is an icon of country music, with over 6 million records sold.

    Neal's show is full of energy and packed with familiar hits including “You Gotta Love That”, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”, and “The Shake”. Concert tickets start at $35; call 865-453-2003 to purchase. Event website may be accessed by clicking here.

    First Class Productions

  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    W.L. Mills Conference Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg

    3 full days of dancing! This year's Tennessee Square and Round Dance Convention will off vendors, workshops, demonstrations, round and advanced dancing. Over 1000 dancers are expected to attend! Call 615-542-2866 or click here for more information.

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    All DayOld Mill Square, 175 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    This unique event combines a free celebration of bluegrass at a site listed on the National Historic Register of Places with the 7th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament. With fun, food, and festivities, it is a full day for the family!

    Old Mill Square hosts Stringtime in the Smokies, featuring Grassroots Gringos, Richard Bennett, Wyatt Rice and Robinella. The Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament is held in memory of Sergeant Brett Benton. Events commence at 11 AM, and evening bluegrass performances start at 7 PM. Lawn chairs are permitted.

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  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016

    Paying tribute to our HEROES past and present, this year's celebration focuses on veterans and first responders.

  • Wed
    24
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    28
    Aug
    2016
    Downtown Gatlinburg

    The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival's is fun for everyone!  Venues all over Gatlinburg will be featuring songwriters performing and telling the stories behind the songs on the radio.  Opportunities for songwriters include: Song Competition, Band Playoff, Stage Spots and a Workshop Series. Songs of all genres are welcome, but only original music is accepted.

    A "Co-Write With Hit Writers" kicks off the festival at 6 PM on Aug. 24th. The Kick-off Show & Opening Ceremonies will be at 7 PM on Aug 25. The Songwriters Meet & Greet is at 6:00 PM.

    Join us a we “Celebrate our Appalachian Musical Roots!” Click here for more information.

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    28
    Aug
    2016
    11:00 amSevierville Convention Center, 202 Gists Creek Road, Traffic Light 17.4, Sevierville, TN

    Admission is $10.00 per day or $20.00 for a Three Day Pass or $25.00 for the Early Bird Pass (The Early Bird Pass entitles you to early entry on Friday 9:00 AM & one 3 Day Pass)
    Friday, Aug. 26, 11 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 AM - 5 PM; Sunday, Aug. 28, 9 AM - 2 PM

    Click here for more information.

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    8:00 pm129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge

    East Tennessee’s own Con Hunley began singing gospel songs with family members in his church. He has since been an ACM and CMA nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year and Newcomer of theYear.  Con's hits include, “What’s New with You,” “Oh Girl,” “Week-End Friend,” “You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart,” “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me,” and, “Since I Fell for You.”

    Janie Fricke's hits include, “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache,” “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy,” and, “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” Janie has been voted the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year, Billboard Top Country Female Vocalist, and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

    Tickets start at $35. For more information call 865-453-2003 or click here for a link.

    First Class Productions

  • Mon
    05
    Sep
    2016
    Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    754 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville

    The fair is coming to town! With rides, games, shows, food, contests and competitions, entertainment, and much, much, more, this annual event should not be missed.

    Call 865-453-0770 or click here for more information.

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    11
    Sep
    2016
    Mon
    31
    Oct
    2016
    Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    5:00 pmGatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Support the United Way of Sevier County while sampling signature dishes from local vendors and restaurants.  Live entertainment and a cash bar will also be provided. The doors of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau will open at 5 PM. Ticket are just $25; call 800-568-4748 for more information.

  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2016
    8:00 pmCountry Tonite Theater, 129 Showplace Blvd., Pigeon Forge

    Bill Anderson's very first number one hit at just age 19 was, "City Lights," and he has been among the top songwriters of country music ever since. “Mama Sang a Song," “Still,” “Po’ Folks,”  “Walk Out Backwards,” and “Wild Weekend” are just a few of his string of hits.

    A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bobby Bare has over 50 years of performing experience.  Some of Bobby's hits include “Detroit City,” “500 Miles Away from Home,” “Four Strong Winds,” and “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn”.

    Ticket for this concert are $35 plus tax. Call or click here for more information.

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  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amGatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States come to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale this October 6 - 23rd at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg.

    Dennis Lee and Ramblin Rose Trio will be performing. A free live country and bluegrass musical event will be at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day (Sundays, 2 & 4).

    Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free. The fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Their website can be accessed <a href="http://www.craftsmenfair.com/Fall-Craft-Fair.htm" target="_blank">here</a>.

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  • Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016
    5:00 pmParkway, Downtown Gatlinburg
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    09
    Nov
    2016
    Tue
    31
    Jan
    2017
    6:30 amDowntown Gatlinburg

    Sightsee in comfort with the Gatlinburg 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.

  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2016
    Ripley's Aquarium Plaza

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee has hosted a celebration of our veterans every year since 2000. On November 11 our nation’s veterans are given the honor and appreciation they have earned. The ceremony begins at 11 AM at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. It is free to the public.

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016
    Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Click here for more information.

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Participate in demonstrations, admire a variety of displays, and see unique handcrafted gifts and products from the Great Smoky Mountains craft community. Click here for more information.

  • Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

    Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! Call 1-800-568-4748 for more information.

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    28
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016
    10:00 am234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg

    Show Days and Times: Mon-Thurs 10am - 5pm; Fri-Sat 10am - 6pm; Sun 10am - 4pm.
    Click here for more information.

  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2016
    7:30 pmDowntown Gatlinburg

    For the last 41 years, Gatlinburg's award winning Fantasy of Lights Parade has come to town. 20 million or more people have seen this parade with a lineup of more than a mile of floats, marching bands, balloons, dancers, musicians, equestrian units and, of course, Santa Claus!

    The parade begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway at 7:30 p.m., winds through downtown Gatlinburg, and ends at traffic light #10. Those viewing the parade are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway. For more information on this and other holiday events in Gatlinburg, call 800-588-1817 or click here.

  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016
    Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016
    129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge

    For over 55 years, Loretta Lynn has racked up 52 Top 10 hits and 16 #1 singles. An American Icon, Ms. Lynn is the Coal Miner's Daughter and a Living Legend. Friday's show is at 8 PM, and Saturday's is at 3 PM; tickets are $49.95 + tax. Click here for more information.

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016
    7:30 amWilderness at the Smokies Resort and Waterpark 1424 Old Knoxville Highway Sevierville, TN

    Click here for more details.

  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2016
    Sun
    01
    Jan
    2017
    115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    See the 29th Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show from the Space Needle on the Gatlinburg Parkway.

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