June 2017 Fun Things to Do in the Smokies
Celebrate summer and family vacations with special events and fun things to do all throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville this June. In addition to these local events, your visit won’t be complete until you have a picnic, hike a trail or wade a creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The wonderful thing is, while these events are scheduled for specific dates and times, the National Park is always open and you can easily fit in some outdoor adventures too!
Synchronous Fireflies: May 30-June 6
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to the annual end of May – early June synchronous firefly gathering that offers a splendid light show in the Elkmont area of the park. Advance ticket purchases required for traveling to Elkmont.
1-4: Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival – Ten-day Bluegrass music festival at Dollywood TN featuring hundreds of free concerts performed by top names in Bluegrass and smokin’ southern BBQ! Visit Market Square for delicious BBQ favorites. Park your vehicle at Patriot Park or right here in the Convention Center parking lot and ride the trolley!
2: Relay for Life – Annual cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers fundraising and awareness event at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge from 4-9 p.m. Includes Survivors Lap, Caretakers Lap, Luminaria Bags and Closing Ceremony. For additional details, visit the Sevier County Official Relay For Life web site.
2-3: Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show & Swap Meet – If you love classic Pontiacs—Firebirds, Fieros, GTOs and Lemans to name a few—you’ll want to rent a cabin in Pigeon Forge so you don’t miss this car show now it’s 17th year. Car’s will be on display along with a vendor shop meet, competition and Saturday night cruise all at Music Road Hotel Convention Center. Check out the show flyer at www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com
2-3: Project Appleseed – The Revolutionary War Veterans Association event dedicated to promoting civic responsibility through the teaching of colonial history and the American tradition of rifle marksmanship. Event held at Wears Valley Ranch, Sevierville TN.