A full weekend of crazy fun, music, impact, as well as a special and unique Saturday morning race awaits runners at the gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Imagine youre rocking to the beat of cherished songs from your past, singing at the top of your lungs in an amped-up auditorium packed with kindred spirits. You close your eyes and take in the rhythms of The Beach Boys, The Eagles and other classic bands.
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.
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.
Nature lovers, hikers, and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge! This event will take place May 18th through the 22nd, 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.
An evening of fun, and fine art with artwork generously donated by regional and national artists, great wines and unique event packages.
Discover the roles rural women held in the family and community in days past. Come experience the similarities as well as the differences life presented more than a century ago. A variety of demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.
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.
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.
A fixture from the road racing heyday of the 1990's, when dozens of competitors battled this lightning quick course at sub-5:00 pace, the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8k combines the uniqueness of a midnight starting time with racing down the middle of the divided boulevard in the center of Pigeon Forge.The course is flat and fast, almost guaranteeing personal best times for most competitors.
Come experience a rocking worship experience Dollywood-style as we Rock the Smokies during the theme parks 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 Dollywoods Celebrity Theater. The day-long celebration provides time for both thrill rides and a Christian Festival for one great price.
Sample signature dishes from the area's finest restaurants and enjoy other vendors. Live entertainment with cash bar. Proceeds benefit United Way of Sevier County.
Join Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff and volunteers as we celebrate the fall harvest. The Mountain Farm Museum will be alive with history as demonstrators provide visitors with a glimpse into the past as they make soap, apple cider, sorghum molasses, hominy, music and more.
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.
he 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 artisians and craftsmen for a celebration of our mountain heritage.
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.
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.
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.
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!