June 2017 Smoky Mountain Competitions, Conferences and Conventions

This June 2017, large groups will be heading to the Smoky Mountains to participate in sports tournaments, talent competitions, educational seminars, association conferences and annual conventions.  Many of these events private, but there are also plenty that are open to the public and you are invited to attend!

Annual Gatlinburg Gathering

2017 Mountain Hounds

1-4:  2017 Mountain Hounds – Gatlinburg
Greyhound lovers unite in support of Greyhound adoptions for 3 days of fun in Gatlinburg. Event includes informational seminars, games & contests, Mountain Hounds Hustle, Greyhound Parade, nature walk and pet memorials.

2-4:  2nd Annual Southeastern Regional Basketball Tournament – Rocky Top Sports World
Regional basketball tournaments for boys grades 1-12 and girls grades 5-9.

3-4:  2017 Smoky Mountain Film Festival – Greystone Lodge Conference Center
Two-day multi-genre film festival featuring over 35 short films and an awards ceremony. Tickets available for Saturday & Sunday for $15, or individually for $10.

3-5:  Gatlinburg Jewelry and Apparel Market – Gatlinburg Convention Center
Wholesale and cash-n-carry jewelry market brings 500-800 booths of jewelry artisans to 10,000 – 21,000 buyers from across the US and Canada.

Basketball Tournaments Rocky Top Sports

Rocky Top Sports World
June 2017 Tournaments

4-7:  TAPT Conference & Tradeshow – Pigeon Forge Conference Center
Annual Tennessee Association for Pupil Transportation conference & trade show featuring training sessions, networking lunches, President’s awards dinner and vendor show.

9-11:  Rocky Top Challenge – Rocky Top Sports World
Girls and Boys grades 3-11 compete in a minimum of 4 basketball games.

9-11:  MAGMA – Smoky Mountain Convention Center
MAGMA (Mountain Animation, Gaming, and Media Alliance) Gaming Event annual Pigeon Forge convention with a focus on gaming and multi-media. There will be gaming tournaments, exhibitors, artists, and industry guests as well as plenty of other interactive entertainment.

9-11:  Bullseye Preparedness & Outdoor Expo – Pigeon Forge Convention Center
Family-friendly expo for everyone looking to expand their knowledge of the range of products available to help you get more enjoyment of the great outdoors. Many exhibitors will be offer a variety of free classes, presentations and demonstrations covering hunting, camping, hiking, emergency preparedness, homesteading and self-reliance.

11-17:  Faith and Family Retreat – Edgewater Hotel Conference Center
Christian entertainers and speakers come together for a week-long of worship, sharing, fun and friendship.

12-15:  Tennessee School Nutrition Association Annual Conference – Gatlinburg Convention Center
“Knock It Out Of The Park” conference training sessions, emporium, networking and fun.

12-16:  2017 TnSro Conference – Music Road Conference Center
Tennessee School Resource Officer Association Conference for school administrators and SRO/law enforcement/school security training sessions including mental health, school law updates, EVCO, personal health & safety topics.

15-17:  House Hasson Summer Splash Savings Dealer Market – Sevierville Convention Center
America’s largest regional hardware distributor’s premier buyer event in the Bathroom & Kitchen industry. Event includes products market, workshops, golf tournament, dealer reception and networking luncheons.

Tennessee school systems Plant Managers

Annual TSPMA Conference

19-23: 39th Annual TSPMA Conference – Music Road Hotel Conference Center
Tennessee school systems Plant Managers facilities maintenance workshops, products, and networking event.

21-24:  Epic Dance Showcase – Sevierville Convention Center
Fun, friendly National dance competition with free classes, cash prizes, awards and scholarships.

21-25:  Stage One – Gatlinburg Convention Center
Stage One is a National Dance Competition including Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior and Adult categories. This event is host to nearly 5,000 attendees annually.

22-25:  USAB Girls Nationals – Rocky Top Sports World
National championship tournament for girls grades 2-11 with opening ceremony, pool and bracket play, and semi-finals.

24:  2017 Mountain of Laughs Comedy Festival – Greystone Lodge Conference Center
Comedy Fest dedicated to comedy art & entertainment including comedy films and comedians. Twelve “Best of” categories.  http://mountainoflaughs.com/

26-29:  WorshipLife – Gatlinburg Convention Center
WorshipLife is a one-of-a-kind worship gathering designed to inspire and equip worship leaders, their teams and other church leaders through times of worship and fellowship with renowned pastors and worship leaders, evening concerts with award-winning artists, choral reading sessions with multiple publishers, breakout sessions with experts and leaders in many facets of worship and much, much more.

26-30:  Rising Star National Talent Competition – Pigeon Forge Event Center
Regional vocal and dance competition winners compete in National finals in age 12 & Under and age 13 & Over categories. Watch clogging, hip hop, tap, lyrical, ballet and open dance National Finals competition.  http://www.risingstartalent.com/nationals.htm

27-July 1:  Platinum National Dance Competition – Sevierville Convention Center
Individual and group singers and dancers compete during this National competition in Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior, and Adult divisions. Dance categories include modern, jazz, folk, drill team, ballet and agro-gynmastics.  http://DancePlatinum.com

Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Summer Conference

TASCD Summer Conference
June 29-30, 2017

27-29:  Breakthrough Basketball Camp – Rocky Top Sports World
A 3-day basketball camp for boys & girls grades 5-12 will focus on hardwork and confidence to improve game skills.

29-30:  TASCD Summer Conference – Park Vista Gatlinburg
Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Summer Conference offers 2-days of continuing educational training, leadership and networking opportunities for both teachers and administrators what will assist in implementing great teaching in their own schools and districts.

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