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.On Friday, June 10, Gatlinburg will present the 12th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg through July 29.
“Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors' experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Marci Claude, PR Manager. “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”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.
Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 42nd annual showcase is the First July Fourth Parade in the Nation Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day.The 42nd Annual Gatlinburg Fourth of July Midnight Parade steps off at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to the cheers of close to 80,000 spectators. For more than 40 years, the parade has honored our nation's Military Veterans and other U.S. Military Heroes with this classic, small town American parade.
Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at traffic light #1A 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 Monday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.
East TN Intertribal Descendants, a group that strives to teach today's generation about Native American heritage and culture, will hold its 13th annual Native American Powwow .There will be native drumming, dancing, storytelling, and demonstrators, along with 40 vendors with Native crafts from all tribes. There will be native encampments for visitors to glimpse how the natives lived in the 1800s. There will be a Ancestors arena where visitors can try their hand at throwing a tomahawk or knife and shoot a traditional Cherokee blowgun. Kids can try corncob darts. East Tennessee Overhill Intertribal Descendants will also pay tribute to America's military, past, present and future with many programs throughout the weekend dedicated to servicemen and women.Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m. and grand entry is at noon. On Sunday gates open at 11 a.m. with grand entry at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Marsha Johnson at 865-774-5626 or 865-335-6907, e-mail email@example.com.
Experience the past now at the Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day! At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid's train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter. Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit! People young and old are sure to enjoy the Old Mill Heritage Day.