What’s better than a view of downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains during the day? That same view lit up at night with thousands of Christmas lights! Smoky Mountain Winterfest transforms the area into a winter wonderland and provides many different ways to explore and be entertained. Lights Over Gatlinburg is one of the most highly anticipated winter events in Gatlinburg, and this year, the SkyBridge’s Tunnel of Light has gotten quite a big upgrade! Keep reading to learn more!
Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade is one of the biggest events of the holiday season! Everyone loves watching as Christmas cheer is spread throughout downtown Gatlinburg. This parade is one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit in the Smoky Mountains. If you can't attend this year's parade, don't worry! It will air nationally on TV over 100 markets across the country! We’ve got all the details on the Gatlinburg Christmas parade and why you should attend!
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:
As many Gatlinburg visitors will tell you, the Gatlinburg SkyPark offers one of the best views in town. Guests love riding the SkyLift from the heart of downtown Gatlinburg to the summit of Crockett Mountain, then embarking on a walk across the SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America! And now, there’s a brand new way to experience this popular attraction! This fall, the Gatlinburg SkyPark will be offering a brand new experience called Smoky Mountain Sunrise — and we have all the details for you! Read on to find out about this exciting new experience coming to Gatlinburg:
Autumn in the Smoky Mountains is often best spent tucked away in the embrace of nature! As fall colors emerge, a world of coziness mixed with adventure is suddenly at your fingertips. Take it all in at the Bear-Varian Fall Festival at Anakeesta. Gatlinburg’s award-winning adventure park is ready to celebrate the change of seasons from September 9th through October 31st with its brand-new beer tasting experience! Our guide to the Bear-Varian Fall Festival at Anakeesta has all the details you need to know:
As the temperatures begin to drop, the turning leaves provide a splash of color and nature’s beauty mesmerizes at every turn. Welcome to fall in the Smoky Mountains — a special time that calls for celebration with your closest friends and family! Celebrate all of your favorite aspects of fall in the Smokies by taking part in the Smoky Mountain Fall Festival at Ober Mountain. This month-long festival is full of food, music and fun for all! Here’s everything you need to know about the Smoky Mountain Fall Festival at Ober Mountain:
Do you love saving money when you shop? From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, Tennessee Tax Free Weekend will be in full swing across Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. During this time, clothing, school supplies, and computers can all be purchased tax-free, with certain restrictions. You can save on plenty of items items while shopping during the tax free holiday. Find out more below!
Spring is an amazing time to visit the Smoky Mountains! Not only does the warmer weather make an appearance, but there are also a ton of exciting events happening throughout the Smokies! You have the return of the annual car shows in Pigeon Forge, plus all sorts of special events at theme parks as well. One of the most popular events that you don’t want to miss takes place at one of Gatlinburg’s premier attractions! Here are all the details for the Blooms & Tunes spring festival at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg:
Three…two…one…Happy New Year! As this year 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.
October is one of our favorite months to visit Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains! Not only is this when the leaves in the trees start to change colors, but there are also a variety of fun and exciting things to do in Gatlinburg in October! From seeing the changing leaves to enjoying seasonal events, you'll find so many great activities to do during your trip! Check out these 8 amazing things to do in Gatlinburg in October:
Join us this year to celebrate Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg! There’s no better place than the Great Smoky Mountains to enjoy an authentic German festival with friends and family.
Nowhere else in the United States celebrates Independence Day quite like Gatlinburg, TN! Each year, our Smoky Mountain city rings in the holiday with an incredible parade starting at midnight on July 4th. This annual event typically draws around 80,000 spectators and has been named one of the “Top Ten Parades to See in the U.S.” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. To help you prepare for Independence Day, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg parade on the 4th of July.
Independence Day is just around the corner, and the Great Smoky Mountains are gearing up for some fun celebrations! Read on to learn everything you need to know about all of the amazing July 4th events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
We have exciting news — Spring Blake is back! Blake Shelton is returning to Gatlinburg. Get ready to kick off the spring season Shelton-style — with good music, good company and good drinks! We have all the details on Blake Shelton’s visit to Ole Red Gatlinburg below:
2022 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 more than 50,000 people from across the nation. Visit My Smokies has all of the details on the Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve festivities.