Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta
July 4, 2018
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 800-588-1817
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.
All contestants will begin the day at the race’s starting line at the Christ in the Smokies bridge, beginning from 10 a.m. to register their floatable. The race kicks-off at noon and ends after all floatables have crossed the finish line at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
New this year, eventgoers can opt to enter a rented rubber duck into the competition (or bring your own at no cost) for the bargain price of $1.oo. All proceeds go to the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation and is a great way to for everyone to participate in this fun, thrilling event. This year’s River Raft Regatta is made possible through the coordination of the City of Gatlinburg Special Events Office and the Gatlinburg Recreation Department and will issue trophies to those who finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Treasure, Duck and Most Creative Float categories.
Come be a part of the Fourth of July tradition beloved by Gatlinburg visitors of all ages!