SMOKY MOUNTAINS EVENTS

SMOKY MOUNTAINS EVENTS
  • Foothills Quilters Guild Exhibit
    On-Going Event: 3/1/2019 - 3/31/2019
    The very best quilts from the Foothills Quilters Guild will be on exhibit at the Townsend Visitors Center. Free and open to the public. Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134  www.smokymountains.org
  • Dollywood's Festival of Nations
    On-Going Event: 3/16/2019 - 4/14/2019
    Dollywood's Festival of Nations displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during celebration of music, dance, food and art. Shows are free to attend with paid admission. Closed Tues.  Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996  www.dollywood.com
  • Rainbows and Ramps Festival
    3/30/2019
    A rainbow trout dinner with music, warrior dancing, a fishing tournament and more. $10  Fairgrounds, Cherokee, NC. 800-438-1601  www.visitcherokeenc.com
  • Spring Fiddler's Convention
    3/30/2019
    Join us for the Great Appalachian Fiddlers' Convention, which will be taking place during our Family Heritage Day. The categories for the contest are: fiddle, old-time banjo, bluegrass banjo, guitar, flatfoot dancing, clogging, and miscellaneous. 12-5pm. Museum of Appalachia. 865-494-7680  www.museumofappalachia.org
  • 22nd Annual Easter Mountaintop Sunrise Service
    4/1/2019
    Gatlinburg's Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be enhanced by the beauty of the Smokies when the community and its visitors gather at Ober Gatlinburg for this memorable worship service. The 30-40 minute mountain service will begin at 6:30 am and be led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. The offering collected during the service will be used by the Association in assisting those in need. As host for the Sunrise Service, the staff of Ober Gatlinburg will provide guests with free tram rides to the mountain top beginning at 5:30 am and continuing at 15-minute intervals until the service begins at 6:3am. Complimentary parking at Ober Gatlinburg will be provided for those who prefer to drive up the mountain. In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Ober Gatlinburg Upper Tramway Mall around the Ice Rink. 6:30 am. Breakfast buffet available after service. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area, Gatlinburg. 865-436-5423  www.gatlinburg.com
  • Visit with the Easter Bunny
    4/1/2019
    From 10am-5pm the Easter bunny will be hanging out at the Incredible Christmas Place! Children and families can come by to take photographs with the Easter bunny and he'll even share some candy! Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge. 800-445-3396 x192  www.pigeonforge.com
  • National Quartet Convention Spring Break
    4/4/2019 - 4/5/2019
    Gathering of Gospel quartets from around the nation. LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 800-846-8499  
  • TN Smokies Baseball Season Home Opener vs. Mississippi
    4/4/2019 - 4/8/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Season opening game on May 4. 7pm. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Antique Tractor and Engine Show
    4/5/2019 - 4/7/2019
    This is an antique tractor show with lots of opportunity for entertainment including tractor pulls, food and craft vendors, a parade of power and demonstrations. Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 
  • 20th Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
    4/6/2019 - 4/7/2019
    Fun for all - adults, children, tourists and locals. Over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event! Over $10,000 in cash & prizes! Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Little Pigeon River. 865-661-3474  www.rockytopoutfitter.com
  • Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run
    4/11/2019 - 4/13/2019
    A spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! $10,00.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral. LeConte Event Center, Pigeon Forge. 865-687-3976  www.pigeonforgerodruns.com
  • Rock the Smokies
    4/11/2019 - 4/29/2019
    Experience a time of worship unlike any other during Dollywood's Rock the Smokies featuring a number of the genre's biggest acts, including For King & Country and Zach Williams. Free with paid admission. Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996  www.dollywood.com
  • Sheep Shearing Day
    4/11/2019 - 4/12/2019
    Demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning, weaving, and other ways that pioneers turned fleece into woven goods. Guests will also enjoy sheep herding, Appalachian music, an animal meet & greet, storytelling, and several historic demonstrations, including soap carving, beekeeping, sawmilling, blacksmithing, pioneer gardening, and dulcimer lessons. With admission. 9am-3pm. Museum of Appalachia. 865-494-7680  www.museumofappalachia.org
  • 10th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
    4/12/2019 - 4/14/2019
    Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is a unique event that takes place every spring in Townsend, TN. Join our classes, demonstrations and vendor exhibits to learn and celebrate the fiber arts! Townsend. 865-448-0044  townsendartisanguild.net
  • Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts
    4/12/2019 - 4/14/2019
    A weekend event that provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands. Visit the website for class information, prices, and times. Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community 865-568-4178  www.gatlinburg.com
  • Cherokee Heritage Day
    4/13/2019
    Celebrating Cherokee heritage. Featured one Saturday per month from 10am-4pm. Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee, NC. 828-497-3481  visitcherokeenc.com
  • Rt. 411 Yard Sale
    4/13/2019
    Yard sales stretch along the 24 miles of Rt. 411 from Sevierville to Newport. Those who rent space for vendors donate the proceeds to local charities. 7am-3pm. Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville. 865-453-6411  www.foothillsfurniture.com
  • Smoky Mountain WineFest
    4/13/2019
    From 1-6pm, festival-goers can sip and savor from this year's amazing lineup of wine and food vendors at the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, all while strolling the picturesque grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Ticket purchases include a commemorative wine-tasting glass, wine tastings throughout the event, food sampling tickets and access to the festival. $26.50 Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg. 865-277-8989  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gatlinburg-wine-weekend-2019-presented-by-courtyard-by-marriott-gatlinburg-tickets-53662451838
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Jackson
    4/15/2019 - 4/19/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
    4/17/2019 - 4/20/2019
    Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show. Free admission. 10am-5pm daily. Gatlinburg Convention Center. 865-568-4748  www.gatlinburgcrafts.com
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    4/20/2019
    Newport Parks and Recreation will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Newport City Park. The event will begin at noon and refreshments will be served. Age groups will be as follows: 0-3 years old, 4-6 years old, 7-8 years old, and 9-10 years old. Prizes will be awarded for those finding the most eggs as well as those finding the golden eggs in each age group. Newport City Park. 423-625-9675  www.cityofnewport-tn.com
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
    4/20/2019
    The Easter Egg Hunt is held at Patriot Park the Saturday before Easter. This is a Free Event for children ages 0-12! Afterward, brunch with the Easter Bunny is held at the Old Mill Restaurant. Tickets are required for breakfast and sell out quickly. Purchase your ticket at the Old Mill Square or by calling (865) 429-3463. Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 865-429-7373  www.mypigeonforge.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Chatanooga
    4/20/2019 - 4/24/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Easter Extravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
    4/21/2019
    Bring the whole family to the Sevierville Community Center Pavilion for FREE fun, games, food, inflatables, and a giant Easter Egg Hunt. 10 am. Sevierville Community Center Pavilion 865-453-6031  smokymountainchurch.com
  • 69th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
    4/24/2019 - 4/27/2019
    The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a 69-year old annual event in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring professionally-guided walks to explore the region's rich natural and cultural resources. More than 850 visitors from more than 32 states and several countries participated in 2018. Programs include fungi, ferns, wildflowers, trees and shrubs, medicinal plants, insects (terrestrial and aquatic), salamanders and snakes, birds, mammals (bats to bears), journaling, art and photography, and park history. Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 865-436-7318 x222  www.wildflowerpilgrimage.org
  • Earth Day Festival
    4/25/2019
    Enjoy music, free crafts, activities, face painting, demonstrations and more in downtown Gatlinburg from 11am-5pm. Mynatt Park, Gatlinburg. 800-568-4748  www.gatlinburg.com
  • 12th Annual Mountain Man Memorial March
    4/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
    The Mountain Man Memorial March began as a way to honor 1LT Frank B. Walkup, IV, a 2005 University of Tennessee graduate and ROTC alumnus, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007. A group of UT Cadets was looking for a way to honor 1LT Walkup and his family. They began a 26.2-mile march with each Cadet carrying a 35-pound rucksack. The UT Ranger team carried a picture of 1LT Walkup and presented it, along with a Gold Star flag to his mother at the completion of the event. The following year, almost 40 fallen service members from all branches of the United States Military, and their families were honored, with marchers/runners representing 7 states. Each year, the number of Runners and Marchers has continued to grow, and the MMMM has become one of the largest Gold Star Family events on the east coast. Registration and fees apply. Ceremony on the 26th; Races on the 27th. Gatlinburg. 865-974-5371  mountainmanmemorialmarch.com
  • Earth Day 5K Night Run/Walk
    4/26/2019
    Runners and walkers are invited to celebrate Earth Week by participating in the annual Earth Day 5k Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. This night race is scheduled at 10:00 pm. Registration fee applies. Gatlinburg. 800-436-0505  www.gatlinburg.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Jackson
    5/1/2019 - 5/5/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Music in the Mountains Spring Parade
    5/3/2019
    The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade in Pigeon Forge will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains while spotlighting the variety of entertainment provided by the many theaters located in the popular vacation destination alongside high school marching bands, dance groups, choral groups, and baton twirlers from Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia and more! Cal Ripken, Jr. leads the way at 6pm. Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100  www.mypigeonforge.com
  • Circle Yer Wagons VW Car Show #45
    5/4/2019 - 5/5/2019
    Two day all VW show with huge swapmeet and riverbank camping in the show area. Fri. 12-6pm, Sat. 8am-6pm, Sun. 8am-4pm. Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770  www.circleyerwagens.com
  • Shine (moonshine) & Dine on Bruce
    5/4/2019
    Music and moonshine in downtown Sevierville, TN! Area restaurants and distilleries will be serving grub and 'shine all evening. All proceeds will be benefiting Sevierville Commons Association. 4-8pm. Ticketed event. Bruce Street Gazebo, downtown Sevierville. 865-453-6411  www.facebook.com/pg/shineanddineonbruce
  • Tennessee Pottery Festival
    5/4/2019
    Featuring a selection of the nation's finest potters, this festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase different styles of pottery and other goods made of clay. Admission $5. 10am-4pm. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. 865-448-0044  www.gsmheritagecenter.org
  • Townsend Spring Festival & Old Timers Day
    5/4/2019 - 5/5/2019
    Blue grass music (concerts & jam sessions), clogging , arts and crafts, BBQ and other vendors, Appalachian skills demonstrations, storytelling and wildflower walks. Parking on premises cost benefits Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. Alternatively, FREE shuttle service is available to take people between stops through out Townsend, starting and ending at the Townsend Visitor's Center.  Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134  www.smokymountains.org
  • 28th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week
    5/7/2019 - 5/11/2019
    From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. Free! LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100  www.mypigeonforge.com
  • Shrine FunFest
    5/9/2019 - 5/12/2019
    Family-fun festivities. Parade on the parkway on May 11 at 9am. Parkway, Pigeon Forge. 865-573-1901  www.kerbelashriners.org
  • Springtime in the Smokies British Car Show
    5/11/2019
    See breathtakingly beautiful cars exhibited in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, as enthusiasts come together to proudly provide a show of colorful paint, polished chrome and works of art! Talley Ho Inn, Townsend. 865-448-2465  blountbritishcars.org
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Birmingham
    5/11/2019 - 5/15/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • 14th Annual Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival
    5/18/2019 - 5/19/2019
    This family-friendly event will once again bring barbeque cook teams from all over the United States to Sevierville to compete for $17,500 in cash and prizes and the title of Tennessee State Champion in the Bush's Best TN State Championship Cook-Off. Rounding out the event is toe-tapping bluegrass music, incredible arts and crafts, kids' games and the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition honoring Sevierville's favorite hometown girl, Dolly Parton. Free Admission. Downtown Sevierville. 888-889-7415  www.bloominbbq.com
  • Annual Heritage Happening Gala & Auction
    5/18/2019
    The Heritage Center Guild presents the dinner and auction to raise funds for the continuing development of the Heritage Center and its extensive educational programs. Donations also are made to subsidize travel expenses for school groups who otherwise would not be able to afford to visit the Center. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. 865-448-0044  www.smokymountains.org
  • Cherokee Customer Celebration
    5/18/2019 - 5/19/2019
    The Cherokees will be saying sgi, or "thank you" with crafts, face painting, traditional dancing, clogging, authentic storytelling, a cornhole tournament, and music. Admission is free. Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 10am-2pm. Cherokee Welcome Center. 828-359-6490  visitcherokeenc.com
  • Opening Day at Dollywood's Splash Country
    5/18/2019
    Opening day at Dollywood's Splash Country. It is the perfect mountain oasis for families to cool down and chill out over the summer. Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996  www.dollywood.com/waterpark
  • Smoky Mountain Classic Walking Horse Show
    5/18/2019 - 5/19/2019
    Flat Shod Tennessee Walking Horse Show. 2 full days of versatility classes, in-hand & rail. Fun for the whole family! Free. Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-661-2591  www.walkinghorsereport.com
  • Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games
    5/18/2019 - 5/19/2019
    Enjoy athletics, highland dance, Celtic food, pipes and drums bands, Celtic entertainers, dogs, sheep, Highland coos, clan tents, and vendors. Ticketed event. Maryville College, Townsend. 865-777-1059  smokymountaingames.org
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Pensacola
    5/22/2019 - 5/26/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival
    5/24/2019 - 6/2/2019
    Dollywood's popular Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival includes performances by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, and many more. Free with paid admission.  Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996  www.dollywood.com
  • Gourd Artist Gathering at Cherokee
    5/29/2019 - 6/2/2019
    Gourd artists from across the United States and Canada meet to exchange ideas and collaborate on gourd art. Classes provided at this event include wood burning, carving, painting and sculpting, and range from beginner to advanced levels. Other activities include silent auction, live auction, and raffles throughout the event. The Gourd Artists Gathering is free to the public. Class sizes and fees vary. 9am-5pm. Cherokee, NC fairgrounds.   www.gourdgathering.org
  • 15th Annual Mountain Hounds Weekend
    5/30/2019 - 6/2/2019
    (Rescued) Greyhound Friends of NC. Bringing greyhound lovers together in the scenic Smoky Mountains of Tennessee! Register online. Mynatt Park, Gatlinburg. 336-643-0233  gfncmountainhounds.com
  • Starry Night
    5/31/2019
    A full evening of great food, wine, art, conversation, and fun. Dance the night away to live music under the clear tent letting in the night and the stars. 5:30-11pm. Tickets required. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg. 866-607-4109  www.arrowmont.org
  • Sevier County Relay for Life
    6/1/2019
    Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. 4pm-midnight. Downtown Sevierville. 865-558-4046  main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY19NCR?pg=entry&fr_id=92206
  • Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
    6/6/2019 - 6/8/2019
    This is an outdoor festival in the campground under a tent. Bring your own chairs. No high back, rockers or lounge chairs. Festival starts at 12 noon. Happy Holiday RV Village, Cherokee, NC. 770-864-7203 
  • Log & Timber Home Show
    6/7/2019 - 6/9/2019
    Everything you need to plan, design, build and decorate your dream home is here: Meet with experienced log and timber home companies and builders, bring your plans and ideas and share them with designers and architects, and attend FREE informative workshop. Tickets required. Fri. 1-7pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm. Sevierville Convention Center.   www.thelogandtimbershow.com/events/smoky-mountain-sevierville-tn-2019/
  • Secret City Festival
    6/7/2019 - 6/8/2019
    Experience two days of music, food, history, science and more. The Secret City Festival celebrates the best of, the once "Secret City", Oak Ridge, TN. Oak Ridge. 865-482-7821  www.secretcityfestival.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Chatanooga
    6/7/2019 - 6/11/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • 21st Annual Cherokee Voices Festival
    6/8/2019
    The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You're invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 21st year. It's free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum. 10am-5pm. Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee, NC. 828-497-3481 x306  visitcherokeenc.com
  • 21st Annual Lavender Festival
    6/15/2019
    Lavender Festival is a free annual event in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, featuring 150 artisans, live music, great food, informative presentations, Tennessee wine tasting, children's activities and more. 8am-3pm. Historic Jackson Ridge, Oak Ridge. 865-483-1321  www.jacksonsquarelavenderfest.org
  • Women's Work Festival at Oconaluftee
    6/15/2019
    Honors the vast contributions made by the women of Southern Appalachia showcasing traditional work led by women on mountain farms. Demonstrations among the historic buildings include hearth cooking, soap making, corn shuck crafts and spinning. 10 AM-4 PM. Free Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Cherokee, NC. 865-436-1200  www.romanticasheville.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Montgomery
    6/20/2019 - 6/24/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
    On-Going Event: 6/21/2019 - 7/31/2019
    Tunes & Tales is a 7-week street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Daily performances will be from 6-11pm. Downtown Gatlinburg. 865-430-4148  www.gatlinburg.com
  • Dollywood Summer Celebration
    On-Going Event: 6/22/2019 - 8/4/2019
    Dollywood's Summer Celebration is just that–a time to celebrate making memories with the family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime event features extended park hours, exciting summer entertainment and nightly fireworks. Free with paid admission. Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996  www.dollywood.com
  • 44th Annual PowWow
    6/28/2019 - 6/30/2019
    A three-day event of authentic Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia, the Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow combines song and movement with competition. $12 daily (cash only). Children 6 and under are free.  Cherokee, NC. 800-438-1601  www.crazycrow.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Birmingham
    7/1/2019 - 7/3/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • First Independence Day Parade in the Nation
    7/3/2019 - 7/4/2019
    Free. For 44 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Pkwy. Attendees should arrive early on the night of July 3.  Downtown Gatlinburg. 800-568-4748  www.gatlinburg.com
  • 29th Annual Patriot Festival
    7/4/2019
    Join us at Patriot Park on Thursday, July 4th for a night of live music, food, and fun games in celebration of our great nation's birthday. All activities are free and open to the public, and are sure to be enjoyed by the entire family! Bring a seat and stay a while. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Noon-10pm. Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 865-429-7350  www.mypigeonforge.com
  • 4th of July Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale
    7/4/2019
    Evening of July 4th fireworks presentation. Free. Downtown Gatlinburg. 800-568-4748  www.gatlinburg.com
  • 4th of July Townsend Celebration & Fireworks
    7/4/2019
    Gather at the Inn for a free fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. Highland Manor Inn, Townsend. 865-448-2211  www.highlandmanor.com
  • July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot
    7/4/2019
    Anvil Shooting has been a part of American Independence Day celebrations since the founding of the United States. Today, typically only blacksmiths carry on this old tradition as their form of a fireworks display. It is a symbol of the ideals and freedom that exists in few other places the way it does here. With museum admission.  Museum of Appalachia. 865-494-7680  www.museumofappalachia.org
  • River Raft Regatta
    7/4/2019
    Gatlinburg's most-nail biting race of the summer returns! Set against the backdrop of Gatlinburg's fun-filled Fourth of July celebration, comes the ever-competitive River Raft Regatta, an annual race of unmanned floatables down the Little Pigeon River. Registration begins at 10am. Christ in the Smokies Bridge, Gatlinburg. 800-568-4748  www.gatlinburg.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Mobile
    7/11/2019 - 7/16/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • July Craftsmen's Fair
    7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019
    Over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States. Watch as they demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Daily 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Adults $7; Children under 12 are free. Gatlinburg Convention Center. 865-436-7479  craftsmenfair.com
  • Cherokee Heritage Day
    7/14/2019
    Celebrating Cherokee heritage. Featured one Saturday per month from 10am-4pm. Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee, NC. 828-497-3481  visitcherokeenc.com
  • Cocke County A&I Fair
    7/22/2019 - 7/27/2019
    The Cocke County Fair promotes agricultural and good clean competition between family and friends.  Cocke County A&I Fairgrounds. 423-625-9675  cockecountyfair.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Montgomery
    7/22/2019 - 7/26/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
    7/26/2019 - 7/28/2019
    Tax-free shopping on select items. State-wide   www.tn.gov
  • Celebrate Freedom
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2019 - 8/31/2019
    During the month of August, we Celebrate Freedom!™ in Pigeon Forge as we say thank you to America's military and first responders. Throughout August, participating businesses in Pigeon Forge offer discounts to active and veteran military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders. Simply present a valid ID at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center (traffic light #0) to receive the Celebrate Freedom!™ benefits. Pigeon Forge. 865-453-8574  www.mypigeonforge.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Biloxi
    8/7/2019 - 8/11/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • The Sparks Car Show
    8/9/2019 - 8/11/2019
    Truck and car show. All vehicles welcome. Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770  www.facebook.com/thesparksshow
  • Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade
    8/10/2019
    Help salute America's military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming Parade. Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100  www.pigeonforgechamber.com
  • Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
    8/11/2019 - 8/18/2019
    Amazing setting and opportunity for songwriters, music professionals, and music lovers to come together and enjoy, learn, share, and preserve the craft of songwriting. The public, as well as songwriters, are welcome to participate in any facet of the festival they would like to attend. Gatlinburg. 865-604-9066  smswf.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Jacksonville
    8/13/2019 - 8/17/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion
    8/23/2019 - 8/24/2019
    Featuring over a hundred vendors within and outside of the Center, a variety of events, and a Show and Shine competition. A proud sponsor of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, a charity which provides specially trained service dogs to disabled veterans. LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 865-385-3929  www.greatsmokymountainjeepinvasion.com
  • TN Smokies Baseball vs. Birmingham
    8/23/2019 - 8/27/2019
    AA Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Tickets required. Smokies Park, Sevierville. 865-286-2300  smokiesbaseball.com
  • Qualla Arts And Crafts Indian Art Market
    8/24/2019
    A showcase of traditional, handmade Cherokee arts and crafts. Come to shop for authentic and unique gifts but stay for the music, food, storytelling, and craft demonstrations.9am-4pm. Cultural District of Cherokee at Qualla Arts and Crafts, Cherokee, NC. 828-497-3103  visitcherokeenc.com
  • Sevier County Fair
    8/28/2019 - 9/3/2019
    Entry for 10 and under is free; 11 an up is $6. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20. Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770  www.seviercountyfair.org
  • Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
    On-Going Event: 9/7/2019 - 11/30/2019
    A 12-week celebration of the fall season. Free admission and many events. County-wide festival.   www.gatlinburg.com
  • Old Timers Day in the Park
    9/21/2019
    Former Cades Cove residents, their descendants, and others from surrounding areas enjoy an opportunity to take part in Old Timers Day. Storytelling and reminiscing are also featured during this informal affair. Visitors are welcome to join in and contribute stories of their own. Free. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove. 865-436-1200  www.mysmokymountainvacation.com
  • National Quartet Convention
    9/22/2019 - 9/28/2019
    61st Annual National Quartet Convention is Gospel Music's biggest event of the year. Attracting tens of thousands of fans from all around the country. LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 800-846-8499   www.natqc.com
  • Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg
    On-Going Event: 9/26/2019 - 11/2/2019
    This beloved event takes place every October and celebrates some of the time-honored traditions of the original OktOBERfest in Munich, Germany. There are plenty of activities and lots of fun to be had by visitors of all ages Ober Amuseument Park, Gatlinburg 865-436-5423  obergatlinburg.com/oktoberfest/
  • Dollywood Harvest Festival
    On-Going Event: 9/27/2019 - 11/2/2019
    Watch the leaves change in the Great Smoky Mountains while surrounded by the uplifting sounds of Southern Gospel. Stick around when the sun goes down for an even larger Great Pumpkin LumiNights experience during this season's Harvest Festival. Closed Tues. Free with paid admission. Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996  www.dollywood.com
  • Rotary Club Crafts Festival
    On-Going Event: 9/28/2019 - 10/26/2019
    See and purchase handmade items from some of the area's most talented artists and crafters. Admission is free, however, a freewill donation will be distributed to local and area charities. Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 865-909-3446  mypigeonforge.com
  • October Craftsmen's Fair
    10/10/2019 - 10/27/2019
    Over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States. Watch as they demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Daily 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Adults $7; Children under 12 are free. Gatlinburg Convention Center. 865-436-7479  craftsmenfair.com
  • Rt. 411 Yard Sale
    10/19/2019
    Yard sales stretch along the 24 miles of Rt. 411 from Sevierville to Newport. Those who rent space for vendors donate the proceeds to local charities. 7am-3pm. Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville. 865-453-6412  www.foothillsfurniture.com
  • Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas
    On-Going Event: 11/9/2019 - 1/4/2020
    See the Smokies' most spectacular light display and a lineup of live Christmas shows that celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, all at Dollywood. Free with paid admission. Closed Tues. Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5997  www.dollywood.com
  • Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
    11/30/2019 - 12/22/2019
    Special free event on the streets of Gatlinburg featuring a capella carolers and storytellers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Downtown Gatlinburg. 865-430-4148  www.gatlinburg.com