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The Budweiser Clydesdales - Grand Marshals for 46th Annual Christmas Parade

Star-studded Parade Line-up Includes Music and Television Celebrities The Budweiser Clydesdales will lead off the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on December 3, 2021, ushering in the 46th annual

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff Winners Announced

A good time was had by all at the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff Thursday, November 11. City officials held a tree lighting ceremony to celebrate the beginning of Gatlinburg’s

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Gatlinburg Honors Veterans with Community Wide Celebration

Gatlinburg will honor United States Military Veterans by hosting its 22nd annual Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 11 at Rocky Top Sports World. The day serves as a moment to

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Grand Ole Opry Member Mark Wills Headlines Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Celebrate the kickoff to Gatlinburg Winter Magic at the 32nd Chili Cookoff Presented by Bush's® Chili Beans on Thursday, November 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festivalgoers will enjoy chili samplings

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2021 GatlinBURGER Burgermeister is Announced!

Gatlinburg, Tenn (October 13, 2021) - The honorable title of GatlinBURGER Burgermeister has been bestowed upon Anakeesta’s Cliff Top Restaurant for their “Tennessee Bourbon Burger.” The second most

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Cades Cove Loop Road Opens at Noon on September 28

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Cades Cove Loop Road will reopen at noon tomorrow, September 28, after a three-week closure in September to resurface the roadway. This

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GatlinBURGER Week Celebrates the All-American Hamburger

Gatlinburg, TN (September 7, 2021) - Gatlinburg has got the line on a great hamburger. That’s why we are dedicating an entire week to the All-American creation. For seven days, beginning September 19,

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Gatlinburg Celebrates 46 Years of 4th of July Midnight Parade

Gatlinburg's Annual 4th of July Midnight Parade a Hit Gatlinburg, TENN (July 7, 2021) - Thousands of people lined the Parkway for the 46th Annual 4th of July Midnight Parade honoring First Responders,

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Gatlinburg rings in Fourth of July with Patriotic Weekend

Gatlinburg celebrates Independence Day with Full Slate of Events. American Idol Contestant EmiSunshine is Parade Grand Marshal Gatlinburg’s award-winning Fourth of July Midnight Parade will step off

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Ole Smoky Distillery Launches New Premium Whiskey Brand

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – (June 15, 2021) – Ole Smoky Distillery, one of the nation’s fastest-growing spirits companies, announced the launch of their small-batch premium whiskey brand today with their

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Anakeesta Offering Military Discount, Hosting Memorial Day Ceremony

Anakeesta will honor fallen members of our country’s military this Saturday, May 29, with a patriotic performance held at Anakeesta’s Black Bear Village. The park will host a special, 45-minute

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Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Wednesdays Begin May 5

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to enjoy the Cades Cove Loop Road on vehicle-free Wednesdays beginning May 5 through September 1. Participants are encouraged to visit in the

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