Press Releases

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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Park Announces Synchronous Firefly Viewing Dates

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual synchronous firefly viewing opportunity at Elkmont beginning Tuesday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 8. The public may apply for the limited

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Gatlinburg celebrates Easter weekend with a full slate of holiday-related events

Just in time for the season, Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show arrives to put a spring in shoppers' steps with its annual celebration of craft. With paintings to leatherwork and everything

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Blooms and Tunes at Anakeesta

GATLINBURG, Tenn - Anakeesta is ushering in spring with “Blooms and Tunes,” a brand-new event to heighten the anticipation of the season. Beginning April 2nd and running through May 23rd, the mountain

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Park Experiences More Than 12 million Visits in 2020

Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced the second busiest year on record in 2020. In spite of a 46-day, full park closure this spring and partial closures through August due to the COVID-19

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Park Announces Newfound Gap Road Paving Project

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a paving project will begin this week on Newfound Gap Road along an 8-mile section of the roadway from Chimneys Picnic Area to Newfound

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Gatlinburg launches NEW St. Patrick’s Celebration

Gatlinburg, TENN (February 23, 2021) – Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly festival of Irish culture during the NEW Gatlinburg St. Patrick’s Celebration, complete with traditional Irish music,

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