Summer

Things to Do in Gatlinburg in the Summer

Are you always looking for fun things to do on the 4th of July? - Or the rest of the summer, for that matter? - The Gatlinburg calendar is so packed with seasonal special events, you may have a hard time deciding what to do in Gatlinburg. In August, there’s the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival, while July offers the popular River Raft Regatta and a spectacular fireworks show–both great things to do on the 4th of July.

Contrary to many destinations, the heat of the summer won’t impose any limits when choosing what to do in Gatlinburg. In August, the average high is only 86 degrees, while the average low is a comfortable 74 degrees.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

April 4, 2014 - August 9, 2014

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800. Read more

Gatlinburg Farmers Market

May 17, 2014 - October 11, 2014

Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 849 Glades Road through September 13, 2014. Read more

Free Parkway Trolley

June 13, 2014 - August 16, 2014

Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer. Read more

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

July 18, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Art, crafts and music lovers can find 150-plus booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

August 21, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its third annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 21 through 24. Read more