Mark May 6, 2016 on your calendars for the 31st Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade! Watch as local entertainers, colorful floats, military veterans, and marching bands make their way down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge to welcome the grand marshal, Dolly Parton, home.
Nature lovers, hikers, and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week™ in Pigeon Forge! This event will take place May 9th through the 13th, and as always it is free and open to the public.Wilderness Wildlife Week has a variety of programs for all ages and different interests, ranging from programs specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes for the more adventurous folks. The programs will be offered from around 8:00 AM until around 7:30 PM daily.
Presented by Bush Brothers & Company. Gatlinburg celebrates its Appalachian culinary past with a festive, fun-filled Beans 'n Cornbread cook off, complete with foot stompin' mountain music, fun and games and of course lots of beans and cornbread. This festival is in downtown Gatlinburg and visitors can sample all the different recipes while supplies last.
An evening of fun, and fine art with artwork generously donated by regional and national artists, great wines and unique event packages.
The Bullseye Preparedness & Outdoors Expo is a two day, ticketed event in the heart of the smoky mountains. Attendees can expect numerous exhibits from a wide variety of vendors, manufacturers and organizations from all over the country; hunting, camping, hiking, emergency preparedness, homesteading, self-reliance, to name a few.This is a family friendly event in a top vacation destination for the region; all ages welcome. There is something for everyone!
Plan your Dollywood trip July 1st - July 31st and be a part of Dollywood's extended hours and nightly fireworks. Enjoy even more opportunities to connect as a family with extended operating hours – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily – and a spectacular new nightly fireworks show. Every day will begin with a live performance of the Star Spangled Banner and the nights will conclude with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza entitled "Dolly's Nights of Many Colors".
During this event you can experience Dollywood park rides like never before! Feel the thrills of riding the Wild Eagle, Thunderhead, Mystery Mine, Tennessee Tornado and the all new FireChaser Express under the light of the moon.
Make tons of fun with your family in Pigeon Forge this summer with Dollywood's extended hours and nightly fireworks!
First July 4th parade in the nation! Gatlinburg parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. Floats, balloons and marching bands pay tribute to our country during this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.
Stars and stripes and everything bright, come celebrate America right! Join us in Pigeon Forge as we celebrate America's Independence Day with our annual Patriot Festival.
There will be plenty of food, fun and games for the entire family throughout the afternoon.
Patriot Festival activities are free. Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Unfortunately, umbrellas and coolers will not be allowed.
Come out to the 4th of July Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge and celebrate America's birthday!
Visitors can enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Free registration begins at 10am at the bridge under the chair lift on River Rd. in Gatlinburg. Prizes will be awarded in several different categories.
Art, crafts and live music lovers will discover 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and crafts people are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer unique art for sale. Live country and bluegrass entertainment.
Come experience a rocking worship experience Dollywood-style as we Rock the Smokies during the theme park's newest Christian Music Festival, featuring Third Day and For King & Country. More artists will be announced soon! Dollywood is partnering with Premier Festivals to produce a powerful Christian rock experience in Dollywood's Celebrity Theater. The day-long celebration provides time for both thrill rides and a Christian Festival for one great price.
Play a part in the fun and excitement of the 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 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams! Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer!
Art, crafts and music lovers will find over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and crafts people are on hand to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer unique are for sale. Enjoy country and bluegrass entertainment.
The Homecoming centers around the Robert A. Tino Gallery and the art of Robert Tino. For over 30 years, Robert has been capturing the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee. Join Robert and other local artisans and craftsmen for a celebration of our mountain heritage.
The 2d Annual Bruce Street Brewfest in Historic Downtown Sevierville. This will include over 30 home and professional brewers, live music, great food, and good friends. Come out to join us October 7th from 1:00-6:00pm. All proceeds to benefit local charities. Come out and enjoy the fun!
City of Gatlinburg kicks off winterfest on the downtown parkway by turning on over 3 million lights. Enjoy live entertainment, sample chili recipes from local restaurants and businesses and vote for your favorite.
The Old Mill Square Holiday Open House is the the perfect time to sample a bit of down home southern cooking and to shop. Pay a visit to the general store, pottery store, and even the toy bin. Experience the Old Mill Square during the holiday season this year.
Join the City of Gatlinburg in saluting the men and women of America who have served in our Armed Forces in this special ceremony at Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.
Yama-Con is an annual convention located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. We have an emphasis on Anime and the Japanese culture, but our convention will also have events themed around video games, card and board games, comics, and much much more. All nerds, gamers, geeks, and otaku are welcome!