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July Events

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Gatlinburg Gathering 2014 - Nightly gospel concerts and special guest speakers at Gatlinburg Convention Center

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The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation-  Marks its 39th year by honoring Women Veterans and Other U.S. Heroes. In the opening moment of July 4th Gatlinburg’s downtown sidewalks will be filled with some 100,000 people on hand to witness the excitement of the Gatlinburg July 4th Midnight Parade.

Patriot Festival - Join us at Patriot Park on the Fourth of July as we celebrate America's Independence Day. The fun begins at noon with games and activities for the kids. Onstage entertainment begins at 1:30 pm. At approximately 9:30 pm, the Patriot Festival closes with a fireworks finale synchronized to music. Food vendors will be onsite throughout the event, with a portion of their proceeds benefiting area charities. Free admission to Patriot Festival, Free parking at Municipal Parking Lot on Teaster Lane, & Free shuttle service to and from Patriot Park.

Gatlinburg's Fireworks Finale- Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. The City of Gatlinburg lights up the mountain skyline downtown centered on the area of traffic light #3 at 10 p.m. with this grand display. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta- This year’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration in Gatlinburg will feature the always-competitive River Raft Regatta, the unmanned kind. Anything floatable can be entered starting at 10 a.m. at the Christ in the Smokies bridge on River Road and will end at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. There are two categories: Trash (not hand-made) and Treasure (hand-made) – awards will go to the top 3 in each category. Additionally, the “Judges Choice” award will go to the most creative “raft.”  Awards will be given to the oldest and the youngest participant. Registration begins at 10 am and the race will start at 12:00 pm. 

Mark Chesnutt - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. Critics have hailed Mark Chesnutt as a classic Country singer of the first order. He has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center presence with a hefty tour schedule year after year. Some of his hits include “Too Cold at Home”, “Brother Jukebox”, “It Sure Is Monday”, and “Goin’ Through the Big D”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

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SEAA Girls World Series Warm-up- Held at Wear Farm City Park, 647 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 865-429-7373

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train - Great Smoky Mountains Railroad BBQ & Brews Dinner Trains roll out this summer departing from Bryson City, NC Saturday July 12 and August 30 at 7:00 pm. Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! 

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SEAA Girl's Fast Pitch World Series- SEAA Girl's Fast Pitch World Series is thrilled our 2013 event will once again be held in Action Packed Pigeon Forge at the new Wear Farm Park located on Wears Valley Road just minutes from the parkway. The location of this brand new facility will allow time for attending teams and family members to not only enjoy our world series but to also take in all there is to see and do in the Pigeon Forge Area. Call for more info 865-429-7373

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair- Art, crafts and music lovers can find 150-plus booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Wine on the Lawn - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Hilllside Winery in Sevierville, TN. Call toll free 1-877-908-9460 for more information.

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Dinosaur Train™ - Travel round-trip to and from our Bryson City, NC depot on a 30-40 min train ride following the Tuckasegee River Excursion route to the Nature's Tracker Area. Upon arrival you will enjoy an hour and 45min layover with all activities! 11:30 am and 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. 3:00 pm on Sunday.

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Jammin’ in Townsend - Knox Volks Motor Club, Knoxville’s premier Volkswagen Club event with an emphasis on VW knowledge, education, family, and fun! A weekend of fun and cool cars at the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend, TN. For more information, visit Summer Jam VW.

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Dinosaur Train™ - Travel round-trip to and from our Bryson City, NC depot on a 30-40 min train ride following the Tuckasegee River Excursion route to the Nature's Tracker Area. Upon arrival you will enjoy an hour and 45min layover with all activities! 11:30 am and 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Steve Wariner - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. A Grand Ole Opry member, he amassed nearly three dozen Top 10 hits on the Billboard country charts, including nine that went all the way to No.1. His discography is dotted by such titles as the quirky “Lynda,” the rangy “All Roads Lead to You” and the poignant “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” a ballad that won the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year Awards in 1998. Several fellow acts earned hits with Wariner-written songs: Keith Urban covered “Where the Blacktop Ends,” Garth Brooks recorded “Longneck Bottle,” Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information. Tickets go on sale February 10, 2014.

Ernie Brown Jr. "Turtleman" - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Smoky Mountain Knife Works. The store begins handing out FREE tickets at 7:00 am at the South Entrance (marked #2). 300 tickets distributed on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of 4 people may use a single ticket. Tickets available the day of the event ONLY. Must be present to receive a ticket. Fans can bring 1 personal item to be autographed.

Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament - Douglas Dam TVA Boat Ramp in Sevierville, TN. Call (865) 933-0082 for more information.

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Gatlinburg Square and Round Dance Convention- Held at W. L. Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg

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