Annual Events & Festivals

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. 

Pancake Week

Gatlinburg Pancake Week is a delightful celebration during National Pancake Week that showcases the region's love for delicious pancakes with a variety of creative and mouth-watering toppings. Local eateries and pancake houses come together for this week-long...

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Join us for an entire week of fun-filled, family-friendly festivities honoring the culture of the Irish as Gatlinburg kicks off its Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. 

Fourth of July

No other city is as Patriotic as Gatlinburg during the 4th of July as we celebrate in a big way by hosting the very first Independence Day Parade in the nation with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters as the Grand Marshals of our 48th Annual July 4th Midnight Parade. 

GatlinBURGER Week

For only 7 days, 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 that you can order to "level...

New Year's Eve Fireworks & Ball Drop

Known as the “Best New Year’s Eve Show in the South,” Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show on December 31. Since 1987, this free,...