Press Releases

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Gatlinburg, TENN (January 13, 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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Greenbrier Road Sections Temporarily Closed for Bridge Replacement

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Ramsey Prong Road and Greenbrier Road, past the Greenbrier Picnic Area, will be temporarily closed to all motorists and pedestrians

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New Year’s Eve Celebration Cancellation

Gatlinburg has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration. While the city welcomes its visitors to celebrate the holidays in the Great Smoky Mountains, the

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Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade Spreads Holiday Cheer around the Country

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade Spreads Holiday Cheer around the Country Gatlinburg, TN (December 21, 2020) - Named as a Top Holiday Parade in the US by USA Today’s 10 Best, the Fantasy of Lights

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Jim D. Ogle Receives Zeno Wall, Jr. Tourism Award at Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Gatlinburg, TN (December 2, 2020) – In recognition for his efforts in championing Gatlinburg as a premier tourist destination, businessman Jim D. Ogle was named the recipient of the 2020 Zeno Wall,

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New Protocols Announced for Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

The 45th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will step off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, with the Van Zant Brothers leading the way as Parade Grand Marshals. Parade-goers can expect

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Members of Legendary Rock Bands Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special Announced as Grand Marshals

Brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant to headline annual holiday celebration; Television broadcast of festivities to air nationally in over 100 markets across the country Members of rock-n-roll royalty

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Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff - Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans Winners Announced

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff welcomed a sellout crowd for the annual foodie festival. The Anakeesta Parkway location was a beautiful backdrop for the official lighting of the

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Ole Smoky Distillery Announces Partnership to Support 'Friends of the Smokies' Organization

Distillery to Donate a Portion of Limited Edition ‘Friends of the Smokies Blackberry Moonshine’ sales to Support the Preservation and Protection of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg, TN.

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Gatlinburg Celebrates Veterans Day

NEW Location – Rocky Top Sports World Gatlinburg honors United States military veterans and active-duty personnel with a moving Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Rocky

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Gatlinburg Convention Center Achieves Global Biorisk Advisory Council® STAR™ Accreditation

Gatlinburg, TENN – (October 7, 2020) - The Gatlinburg Convention Center is the first in the region to achieve the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for

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GatlinBURGER Burgermeister is Announced!

The honorable title of GatlinBURGER Burgermeister has been bestowed upon Smith & Son Corner Kitchen for their burger “The Italian Job.” The second most popular burger chosen is the “Pickle Me Pimento”

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