Townsend / Great Smokies KOA Events
Local Area Events
Summer Sunset Music Series
Dollywood's 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!
Big Foot Convention
Join us for the second annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference on July 25, 2020 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Doors open at 9am and we go until 6pm. This event is open to the public but advance tickets are required.The 2019 Edition of the conference sold completely out weeks before the conference. VIP seats were gone in less than 72 hours. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.We will once again assemble some of America's most experienced Bigfoot researchers and investigators. We will share each addition as soon as it is official.We will also bring back the full panel of speakers for a Q&A session at the end of the event.Plans are in the works for a VIP dinner experience and a hike out in the Smoky Mountains. Both will have limited availability and only be available to ticket holders. Email announcements will be sent.
The Great Smoky Jeep Invasion
The Annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN once again. The main show will be inside the Main Hall of the LeConte Center, filled completely with vendors. There will also be a Jeep Show held in the parking lot outside the main show. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon & 5K
Escape to the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies" with a gorgeous race through the woods.The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon is a stunning race with sweeping panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee countryside. Both events finish in front of the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend, TN, "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies"! Join us, not to achieve your personal best time, but to have the best time of your life.
Dollywood's National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration
Blue Ribbon County Fair
Celebrating 13 years of Blue Ribbon traditions, the County Fair features competitive exhibits in poultry, vegetables, canning, baked goods, woodworking, photography and more. Guests can also participate in a variety of contests, including: hog calling, Lodge Ladies skillet throw, rooster crowing and catch the greased pig!