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Visit Gatlinburg celebrates Millions of Memories on Facebook

Share your memories to win a Gatlinburg getaway Gatlinburg, Tenn. - After over a decade of telling the stories of the gateway to the Smokies, Visit Gatlinburg celebrates “Millions of Memories” as the

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Fall Brings Full Slate of Seasonal Events to Gatlinburg

Another fall season begins, bringing with it cooler temperatures but a rise in opportunity for seasonal family-fun in Gatlinburg. Nominated by USA Today’s 10Best as one of the “Best Destinations for

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Anakeesta Announces Largest Expansion since opening in 2017

Gatlinburg Adventure Theme Park Embarks on a $34 Million Multi-phased Expansion Project Today, Anakeesta announced a multimillion-dollar expansion. This marks their most ambitious and largest

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GatlinBURGER Week Returns Celebrating an All-American Classic

GatlinBURGER Week to begin September 18 to 24, 2022 Celebrating the All-American hamburger for an entire week, GatlinBURGER Week returns with exciting culinary flare. Beginning September 18, lovers

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Gatlinburg Rings in Fourth of July with Patriotic Celebration

The nation's “first” celebration and Gatlinburg’s award-winning Fourth of July Midnight Parade will step off at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Parade-goers can enjoy a celebration of red, white, and

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American Idol Runner-Up HunterGirl Announced as Grand Marshal

Rising Country Music Star to Lead “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation” Rising country music star and recent runner-up of ABC’s American Idol, HunterGirl will lead the 47 th Annual Gatlinburg

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Summer in the Smokies Returns to Anakeesta with Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

The event will include the award-winning exhibit featuring 13 sculptures and summer activities Anakeesta hosts its annual Summer in the Smokies event from June 10 through Sept. 4 Guests can enjoy a

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Gatlinburg celebrates Easter Weekend with Special Events

Sunrise Services, Music and Arts and Crafts Round Out the Calendar Gatlinburg’s spring calendar is filled with family friendly events to celebrate the season. Easter weekend is no exception. Sunrise

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Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Performing in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TENN (Friday, January 26, 2022) - Bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will perform in Gatlinburg on Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. in Mills Auditorium as part of the

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Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced the busiest year on record with 14,137,812 visits. Visitation exceeded the 2019 record by 1.5 million visits and 2020 visitation by more than 2 million

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Gatlinburg 46th Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade Shares Christmas Cheer Across the Nation

Gatlinburg, TN (December 21, 2021) - Named as a Top Holiday Parade in the US by USA Today’s 10 Best, the 46th Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will spread holiday cheer around the country this

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Decorating Contest Winners

Gatlinburg, TENN (December 15, 2021) - Gatlinburg Winter Magic is truly a spectacular time of the year. Families from near and far, make the pilgrimage to Gatlinburg an annual tradition to experience

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