Ober Gatlinburg to Host New Spring Festival: Maifest

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We’re excited to report that Ober Gatlinburg is bringing more German-themed fun to the Smoky Mountains! This spring, the amusement park in Gatlinburg, TN will host its first annual Maifest. Much like Ober Gatlinburg’s popular Oktoberfest celebration in the fall, Maifest will include German-style beer and time-honored traditions from the Old World. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide to the Ober Gatlinburg Maifest. Continue reading

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8 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN in April

Enjoying the spring scenery in the mountains is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in April.
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There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Gatlinburg TN in April! Now that spring is in full swing, the Smokies are bursting at the seams with incredible events that celebrate East Tennessee’s culture and the great outdoors. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best Gatlinburg events in April.

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Gatlinburg Improv Fest Returns with Hilarious Shows and Workshops

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If you’re looking for some laughs during your next vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you can’t beat the Gatlinburg Improv Fest! Returning to Gatlinburg, TN this February, this annual festival brings some of the best improv comedy troupes in the Southeast to the Smokies for two days of gut-busting fun. Popular with both locals and visitors alike, the Gatlinburg Improv Fest features a great collection of interactive shows and workshops. To help you plan your getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a handy guide to this year’s festival. Continue reading

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The Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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Three…two…one…Happy New Year! As 2017 comes to a close, end the year on a good note when you celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Smoky Mountains. From fireworks to incredible live entertainment, you’ll ring in the new year in style. Visit My Smokies put together some of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Celebration Returns for 2018

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2018 will be here before you know it, and there is no better place to ring in the new year than Gatlinburg, TN! Our Smoky Mountain city will host its annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks show at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. This hugely popular event is expected to draw almost 50,000 people from across the nation. Visit My Smokies has all of the details on the Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve festivities. Continue reading

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7 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN in December

Admiring the snow covered mountains and downtown area is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in December.
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Many people call the holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year”, and we’re inclined to agree with them! During the month of December, the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with festive decorations, special events, and (fingers crossed) snow-capped mountains. To help you make the most of your holiday vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in December. Continue reading

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A New Holiday Tradition: See Santa in Gatlinburg TN on The Strip

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If your kids are hoping to see Santa Claus this Christmas season, you won’t have to travel to the North Pole to snag a meet and greet with St. Nick! This December, the big man himself will be in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee to pose for photos with guests of all ages. Santa’s residency on The Strip is a brand new holiday tradition sponsored by the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and Anakeesta, the city’s most-buzzed-about attraction. To help you plan your winter vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a handy guide to seeing Santa in Gatlinburg TN. Continue reading

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7 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg in November

Seeing the fall colors in Cades Cove is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in November.
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The month of November is a very exciting time to visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee! As fall gives way to winter, the Smoky Mountains usher in the holiday season with a variety of special events and traditions. To help you plan your getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide to all of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in November: Continue reading

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5 Spooktacular Ways to Spend Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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If you’re a fan of spooky thrills and chills, Halloween is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Our Smoky Mountain cities always get into the holiday spirit in a big way, so visitors can expect frighteningly good entertainment during the entire month of October. Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide to all of the ways you can celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Sugarlands Mountainfest: New Music and Outdoor Festival Coming to Gatlinburg

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This fall, Sugarlands Distilling Company will host a brand new music and outdoor festival in Gatlinburg, TN! Featuring concerts from Hard Working Americans, The Travelin’ McCourys, the Jeff Austin Band, and more than two dozen other groups, this four-day celebration is a can’t-miss event for anyone who loves roots music. In addition to all of the wonderful tunes, the festival will also include running, cycling, and fishing competitions, whiskey tastings, food trucks, craft demonstrations, and even more fun. Read on to learn everything you need to know about attending the Sugarlands Mountainfest. Continue reading

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