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Find Pigeon Forge events including Winterfest, Springfest, the Dolly Parade and more - Entertainment at its finest! There's a lot to take in on your next visit. A great way to start planning your vacation is to check our calendar of events for things to do and when to see them.

Visitors love the Pigeon Forge car shows, concerts, festivals and parades. You will be amazed at everything that is going on! Never miss an event on your next visit to Pigeon Forge!

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April 2021

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Breakfast With A Mermaid: Click for event info.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Breakfast With A Mermaid

Apr 10

Have you ever wanted to hang out with a Mermaid? Now is your chance! Enjoy breakfast with our Ripley’s Mermaids, and get a free special ph…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Breakfast With A Mermaid

Jun 10Jun 17Jun 26

Have you ever wanted to hang out with a Mermaid? Now is your chance! Enjoy breakfast with our Ripley’s Mermaids, and get a free special ph…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Breakfast With A Mermaid

Jul 3Jul 22

Have you ever wanted to hang out with a Mermaid? Now is your chance! Enjoy breakfast with our Ripley’s Mermaids, and get a free special ph…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Breakfast With A Mermaid

Aug 7

Have you ever wanted to hang out with a Mermaid? Now is your chance! Enjoy breakfast with our Ripley’s Mermaids, and get a free special ph…

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May 2021

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley's: Click for event info.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

May 28

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

Jun 11

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

Jul 24

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

Aug 7

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

Sep 18

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

Oct 9

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sleep With The Sharks At Ripley’s

Dec 26

Sleep with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies- family edition! Spend the evening watching a diving show, participating in a scav…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Mermaids At Ripley's Aquarium: Click for event info.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium

May 31, 2021 - Sep 6, 2021

See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July …

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June 2021

Dollywood

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Dollywood

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration

Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime …

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Downtown Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales: Click for event info.

Downtown Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying chara…

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July 2021

Gatlinburg Convention Center

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair: Click for event info.

Gatlinburg Convention Center

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

July 9-18 & October 9-24

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sal…

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Gatlinburg Convention Center

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair: Click for event info.

Gatlinburg Convention Center

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

July 9-18 & October 9-24

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sal…

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State Of Tennessee

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend: Click for event info.

State Of Tennessee

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Jul 30, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021

In 2021, enjoy 3 sales tax free weekends across the state of Tennessee! Clothing, School Supplies & Computers: Tennessee's traditiona…

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Smoky Mountain Area

Smoky Mountain Fan Fest: Click for event info.

Smoky Mountain Area

Smoky Mountain Fan Fest

Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021

This year will mark the first year the Smoky Mountain Fan Fest will be held in Gatlinburg, TN. Smoky Mountain Fan Fest will host dozens of h…

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August 2021

Pigeon Forge

Celebrate Freedom Month: Click for event info.

Pigeon Forge

Celebrate Freedom Month

Aug 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021

An entire month to honor all the brave men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our freedom. From August 1 – 31, Pigeon Fo…

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329 River Place

Smoky Mountain Flywheelers Tractor & Engine Show: Click for event info.

329 River Place

Smoky Mountain Flywheelers Tractor & Engine Show

Aug 5, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021

The 2021 4th Annual Smoky Mountain Flywheelers Tractor and Engine show August 5th, 6th & 7th 2021. Admission is free, donations are accepted…

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Pigeon Forge Parkway

Welcome Home Veterans Parade: Click for event info.

Pigeon Forge Parkway

Welcome Home Veterans Parade

Aug 7, 2021

Pigeon Forge will honor U.S. military veterans with its annual Veterans Homecoming Parade. Help us salute and pay tribute to America’s mil…

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Douglas Dam Headwaters Campground

Drums On The Dam Dragon Boat Race: Click for event info.

Douglas Dam Headwaters Campground

Drums On The Dam Dragon Boat Race

Aug 7, 2021

Join United Way of Sevier County at the 5th annual Dragon Boat Race on August 7, 2021. Teams of 16-20 members compete in relays using authen…

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Country Tonite Theatre

The Oak Ridge Boys Live: Click for event info.

Country Tonite Theatre

The Oak Ridge Boys Live

Aug 13, 2021

Country Tonite presents The Oak Ridge Boys as part of their 2021 Celebrity Concert Series. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and reco…

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Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival: Click for event info.

Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival

Aug 19, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, The Gatlinburg Songwriter’s Festival is a three-day musical event and conference that …

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Townsend Visitor’s Center

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival: Click for event info.

Townsend Visitor’s Center

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Aug 21, 2021

Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky wil…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium

Aug 25

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley's Aquarium! Several nights a year at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium

Sep 29

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley's Aquarium! Several nights a year at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium

Oct 27

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley's Aquarium! Several nights a year at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium: Click for event info.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium

Nov 24

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley's Aquarium! Several nights a year at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn…

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LeConte Center

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Aug 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021

Once again we will be holding our annual Jeep Invasion at the beautiful LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Both days are 9am to 5pm. $10.00 Gen…

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September 2021

Sevier County Fair Grounds

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Sevier County Fair Grounds

Sevier County Fair

Sep 1, 2021 - Sep 7, 2021

Sevier County Fair will now run from September 1-7, 2021. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.Keep looking for updates as we get closer to t…

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Dollywood’s Splash Country

Shades Of The Past Car Show: Click for event info.

Dollywood’s Splash Country

Shades Of The Past Car Show

Sep 10, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

Dollywood’s Splash Country is hosting the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup. All ages will marvel at over 200 hot rods competing …

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Talley Ho Inn

Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon & 5K

Talley Ho Inn

Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon & 5K

Sep 10, 2021

The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon is a stunning race with sweeping panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee countryside. B…

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LeConte Center

Fall Rod Run 2021: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Fall Rod Run 2021

Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021

A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap …

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Downtown Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival: Click for event info.

Downtown Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Sep 16, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is a 12 week celebration of the fall season. This year, it will begin on September 22nd and extend throu…

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Dumplin Valley

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival: Click for event info.

Dumplin Valley

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021

The 21st Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival in Kodak, Tennessee brings 15 bands to the area. Shows will start at noon and go until 11 …

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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Ober's Oktoberfest: Click for event info.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Ober’s Oktoberfest

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don…

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Dollywood

Dollywood Harvest Festival & Great Pumpkin Luminights: Click for event info.

Dollywood

Dollywood Harvest Festival & Great Pumpkin Luminights

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

Carve out time for fall's biggest event! The Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana is happening September 24 - October 30. This cel…

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Country Tonite Theatre

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Country Tonite Theatre

Ronnie Milsap

Sep 24, 2021

Country Tonite presents Ronnie Milsap as part of their 2021 Celebrity Concert Series. One of country music’s most popular and influenti…

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NASCAR SpeedPark

Color Me Mutt 5K: Click for event info.

NASCAR SpeedPark

Color Me Mutt 5K

Sep 25, 2021

Show off your “TRUE” colors at the sixth annual Color Me Mutt 5K at NASCAR SpeedPark in Sevierville, TN. The Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run …

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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Ober Uphill 5K: Click for event info.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Ober Uphill 5K

Sep 25, 2021

Run to the top and get a free ride down on the Aerial Tramway! Runners will also be able to drop a bag to be transported to the finish line.…

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The Old Mill

Old Mill Heritage Day: Click for event info.

The Old Mill

Old Mill Heritage Day

Sep 25, 2021

Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge is a family friendly way to experience the past and present of the area. This free event includes many…

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Smoky Mountain Area

Blue Ribbon Country Fair: Click for event info.

Smoky Mountain Area

Blue Ribbon Country Fair

Sep 25, 2021

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center celebrates the 13th Annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair. Bring your family and friends and delight in …

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LeConte Center

National Quartet Convention: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

National Quartet Convention

Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021

Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the l…

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October 2021

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

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Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Fright Nights

Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure will be hosting its Annual Fright Nights show on weekends this October. The theme for the shows will be announc…

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LeConte Center

Women Of Joy: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Women Of Joy

Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Women of Joy is thoughtfully designed to enhance and energize the spiritual lives of Christian women. With the very best Christian speakers …

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3179 Wears Valley Rd.

Wears Valley Fall Fest: Click for event info.

3179 Wears Valley Rd.

Wears Valley Fall Fest

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

The Wears Valley Fall Fest brings visitors together to celebrate the Smoky Mountains and the beautiful fall colors, crafters, entertainers, …

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LeConte Center

Monsters On The Mountain: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Monsters On The Mountain

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

Monsters on the Mountain is a 3 day music event at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. It will feature 3 days of rock music on several stage…

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Country Tonite Theatre

Tracy Lawrence Live: Click for event info.

Country Tonite Theatre

Tracy Lawrence Live

Oct 22, 2021

Country Tonite presents Tracy Lawrence as part of their 2021 Celebrity Concert Series. Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voi…

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Pigeon Forge Community Center

Spooktacular Halloween Event: Click for event info.

Pigeon Forge Community Center

Spooktacular Halloween Event

Oct 28, 2021

Every year, the Pigeon Forge Community Center hosts a safe, non-scary event for families to go trick or treating. This event takes place a…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Annual Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival: Click for event info.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Annual Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival

Oct 31, 2021

A fantastic family Halloween day event at the aquarium in Gatlinburg. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed cha…

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November 2021

Alcatraz East

Alcatraz East Graffiti Contest: Click for event info.

Alcatraz East

Alcatraz East Graffiti Contest

Nov 6, 2021

Graffiti is defined as the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti may appea…

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Dollywood

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas: Click for event info.

Dollywood

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Nov 6, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Christmas is a magical time at Dollywood. Enjoy Smoky Mountain Christmas, an award-winning festival known for being the best across America.…

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Rocky Top Sports World

Veterans Day Celebration: Click for event info.

Rocky Top Sports World

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 11, 2021

Salute America's veterans of the Armed Forces. This year the event will take place at Rocky Top Sports World. This event will feature stirri…

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Anakeesta

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff: Click for event info.

Anakeesta

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff

Nov 11, 2021

For more than 30 years, the city of Gatlinburg has celebrated the beginning of Winterfest with its annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff presented…

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Cades Cove

Cades Cove Loop Lope: Click for event info.

Cades Cove

Cades Cove Loop Lope

Nov 14, 2021

The Cades Cove Loop Lope is a fun run around Cades Cove on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. There are 750 spots for runners and 3 separate ways …

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LeConte Center

Hearts On Fire: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Hearts On Fire

Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 20, 2021

Plan now to attend this years Hearts On Fire, and it's never too early to begin bathing the conference in prayer. Without prayer, this minis…

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Country Tonite Theatre

Gene Watson Live: Click for event info.

Country Tonite Theatre

Gene Watson Live

Nov 19, 2021

This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted …

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W.L. Mills Conference Center

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees: Click for event info.

W.L. Mills Conference Center

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees

Nov 24, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021

The Gatlinburg Festival of Trees will kick off on November 24th at the WL Mills Conference Center. A full list of events will be added as in…

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Gatlinburg Convention Center

Great Smoky Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Click for event info.

Gatlinburg Convention Center

Great Smoky Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Nov 29, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Ga…

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December 2021

Downtown Gatlinburg

Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade: Click for event info.

Downtown Gatlinburg

Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade

Dec 3, 2021

Gatlinburg's Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade will roll through Downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the arrival of t…

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LeConte Center

Yama Con: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Yama Con

Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

Yama-Con is coming to Pigeon Forge! The convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but will also feature other events that are re…

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Sugarlands Visitor Center

Festival of Christmas Past: Click for event info.

Sugarlands Visitor Center

Festival of Christmas Past

Dec 11, 2021

Join us to celebrate Christmas in the mountains with old-time music, harp singing, storytelling and reminiscing, craft demonstrations such a…

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LeConte Center

Strength To Stand Bible Conference: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Strength To Stand Bible Conference

Dec 28, 2021 - Dec 30, 2021

The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students …

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Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks: Click for event info.

Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

Dec 31, 2021

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2022 in unique style with its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks Show around the inter…

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February 2022

LeConte Center

Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee: Click for event info.

LeConte Center

Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee

Feb 10, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022

If you love Gospel music, then make plans now to attend Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee held at the LeConte Center. Enjoy the sounds of that g…

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April 2022

Smoky Mountain Area

Smoky Mountain Relay: Click for event info.

Smoky Mountain Area

Smoky Mountain Relay

Apr 29, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022

A scenic, wild, team adventure in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Smoky Mountain Relay is an adventure that is not to be missed…

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