Annual Events in Gatlinburg
Mark Your Calendars. Looking for the best things to do this weekend, next week or even 6 months from now? We have got you covered. Spring and Summer Fall and Winter, we have seasonal events perfect for friend getaways, families, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, musicians and artists.
All year long, Gatlinburg events present memory-making moments you will treasure forever. Visit our events calendar to discover all the top activities and fun things to do in Gatlinburg.
Sample the finest wines and fare from Gatlinburg restaurants and wineries at the Smoky Mountain Wine Fest. Warm your spirits with live music and the best chili east of the Mississippi at the Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff. Witness Santa Claus come to town at the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade.
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Since 1975, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the 4th of July Midnight Parade 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 Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain...Read More
The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From mid to late October, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.Read More
To fully embrace the fall season, the City of Gatlinburg is expanding Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival beginning mid- September through late November. The extension of Harvest Festival offers visitors more time to plan a trip to the Smokies during the peak of the fall season.Read More
The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.Read More
Join us for an entire week of fun-filled, family-friendly festivities honoring the culture of the Irish as Gatlinburg kicks off its 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The town will be painted Shamrock green as Irish flags and decoration adorn the city and Celtic music floats through the air. The weeklong event will be complete with...Read More
For seven days (September 17 - 23), Gatlinburg restaurants will be taking the humble patty to the next level - and so can you! During this week, participating restaurants will have a special, unique burger - not on their menu you can order to "level up" and win cool prizes.Read More