Special Events, Festivals and Fun Stuff

You’re looking forward to the last day of school so that you can ‘bug out’ of town and head to the Smokies, and we’re looking forward to having you! Come to Pigeon Forge in June for a full month of great weather, lots of special events and a whole lot of outdoor fun in the National Park. If you’d like personal recommendations on where to stay and what to do, call the hospitality specialists of Heartland Cabins at (855) 977-7766. Safe travels!

Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival: Great food + great music = a great family vacation! Festival fun is included with your regular Dollywood admission ticket and includes 16 days of smokin’ BBQ and spectacular Bluegrass music by top performers. Book your stay with Pigeon Forge Cabins and you can purchase discounted Dollywood tickets from their front desk.

Smoky Mountains Springfest: There’s nothing like springtime in the Smoky Mountains and we hope you’ll be able to celebrate a bit of the glorious season spending time up close and personal with Mother Nature. Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville each offer beautiful city parks for spring picnics and family play. Come to the Smokies and sprout a new family tradition!

Synchronous Fireflies Light Show: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to the annual synchronous firefly gathering that offers a splendid light show in the Elkmont area of the park. Advance ticket purchases required for traveling to Elkmont during these dates. www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/fireflies.htm to learn more.

Smokies Baseball Home Games: Tennessee Smokies vs. Chattanooga Lookouts. There will be a Friday Night fireworks show immediately following the game! Visit SmokiesBaseball.com for daily game times and special stadium events and promotions. (865) 286-2300.

5 – 7
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 15th 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 and plan to attend an awesome show that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

National Trails Day: Today is the day to get out and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nationwide, parks are celebrating Trails Day, hoping to bring awareness of and enjoyment through hiking in your local park. We’re open!

6, 13, 20, 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market: If you enjoy fresh and locally grown produce, visit the Covered Bridge in Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community every Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 a.m. You’ll find fruits, veggies, homemade food good and crafts. Visit www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for additional information.

Smokies Baseball Home Games: Tennessee Smokies vs. Birmingham Barons. Visit SmokiesBaseball.com for daily game times and special stadium events and promotions. (865) 286-2300.

Chubby Checker Concert: First Class Concerts presents this live celebrity concert at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. Show time is 8 p.m. Advance ticket purchase required. Call (865) 453-2003 for tickets and seating.

13-August 2
Dollywood’s Great American Summer Festival: Celebrate your all-American love of family, food and fun at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Park is open later for a full 12 hours of thrill rides, special live entertainment, and great summer cooking at onsite restaurants. Be sure to stick around for Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors fireworks show every night at 9:30 p.m.

13-August 15
Free Gatlinburg Trolley Rides: If you love to walk, shop and dine in downtown Gatlinburg, take advantage of free trolley service between traffic lights #1 and #10. Special open-air trolleys run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. every day. Get on and off as often as you like all day long.

Smokies Baseball Home Games: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mississippi Braves. There will be a Friday Night fireworks show immediately following the game! Visit SmokiesBaseball.com for daily game times and special stadium events and promotions. (865) 286-2300.

Wine on the Lawn: Local grapes produce some of the best local wines to be found in Sevier County. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Governor’s Crossing in Sevierville to Hillside Winery for a fun and casual evening of wine tasting, entertainment and socializing. Event takes place from 6-9 p.m. Children welcome.  Read More…

Happy Father’s Day! Treat Dad to a special getaway in the Smokies for a Father’s Day he’ll never forget. He can go fishing, golf, ride go-karts and mountain coasters, or just kick back and relax. Every day is great in the Smokies, and Dad’s Day makes it even more special.

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