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

Latest Info about the Parade Tree Lighting Ceremony: City officials will host a grand illumination ceremony of the Gatlinburg Christmas Tree at 7:25 pm on the Parkway Plaza at Traffic Light #3.

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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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