Travel Guide


In The Smoky Mountains

Jun 21 - Sep 23, 2023

School is out and hot, sunny summer days are ahead. It is the perfect time to take a trip to Pigeon Forge! Come beat the heat in the Smoky Mountains with ziplining excursions, afternoons at the swimming hole, sweet treats and more. There will be also plenty of fun events to take part in throughout the summer months including 4th of July festivities and the synchronous fireflies display. There has never been a better time to take a summer vacation to Pigeon Forge!

Soaky Mountain Water Park

Soaky Mountain

Opening in May, Soaky Mountain Water Park should be at the top of your list of spots to hit for your summer vacation. Cool off in all the amazing pools, slides, and lazy rivers on this 50 acre playground.

Soaky Mountain
The Lodge at Camp Margaritaville

The Lodge at Camp Margaritaville

The Lodge at Camp Margaritaville blends the carefree spirit of the islands and the welcoming ambiance of the mountains.

Camp Margaritaville

Swimming Holes

Cool off this summer in one of nature’s top swimming spots. These swimming holes in the Smoky Mountains are fed by the fresh waters of mountain rivers and streams and treat visitors to a refreshing retreat during the hottest parts of summer.

Swimming Holes

Cabins With Private Pools

A Smoky Mountain cabin rental with a private pool is the perfect option for a summer vacation with the family.

Cabins With Pools


Rafting tubes

Let's Get Tubular

Lean back and relax on the ultimate lazy river or kick things up a notch with some adrenaline-pumping rapids at Smoky Mountain River Rat.

River Rat

Have A Beer

While you're in Townsend, stop by The Abbey after tubing for a cold beer and a delicious meal by the river.

The Abbey

Blaster Boats

Stop by The Track in Pigeon Forge for all kinds of fun activities, including this exhilarating way to cool off with friends.

The Track
Rita's Italian Ice

Italian Ice

A cold treat is just what you need after a hot day of fun in Pigeon Forge. Rita’s Italian Ice serves up all the fun with their fresh made Italian ice, custard and gelati. Your tastebuds will be dazzled by their fun flavors.


Rock Hopping Season

June 3 is National Trails Day, a great opportunity to get out in the warm summer air and explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Summer Hikes
Tastes Of The Smokies: Click for details.

Tastes Of The Smokies

Jun 3, 2023

Enjoy a day of Appalachian food, drinks, history and art at the annual Tastes Of The Smokies event benefitting the GSM Heritage Center.

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Breakfast With A Mermaid: Click for details.

Breakfast With A Mermaid

Jun 3, Jun 8, Jun 15, Jun 22

Meet a mermaid at Ripley's Aquarium this summer and enjoy a breakfast of eggs, bacon & biscuits with a new friend from under the sea.

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Smoky Mountain Beer Run: Click for details.

Smoky Mountain Beer Run

Jun 17, Jul 1, Jul 21

Hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for one of their fun themed expeditions this summer and enjoy a night in beer country.

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An Evening With Diamond Rio: Click for details.

An Evening With Diamond Rio

Jun 23, 2023

Recently celebrating 20 years of Grand Ole Opry membership, legendary country group Diamond Rio is performing at Country Tonite this summer.

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The Pines

One of downtown Sevierville's most famous venues has reopened with all kinds of fun. Stop by The Pines for dinner, drinks, bowling, and tons of great games.

The Pines
The Flying Ox

The Flying Ox

Cool off on the world's first zipline roller coaster at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud.

Summer drinks

Anakeesta Cocktails

Catch some live music, gorgeous views, and delicious summer-themed cocktails at Anakeesta’s Sunset In The Smokies event this summer.

Summer Event

July 4 Events

Celebrate America’s birthday with the first fourth of July parade in the nation, fireworks and a big music festival at the park.

July 4

Have A Pinch

All new to Sevierville, Pinchy’s Lobster & Beer Co. serves up fresh New England seafood in the Smokies.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales: Click for details.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Jul 1-31, 2023

Walk the streets of Gatlinburg this July and you'll be sure to run into some colorful characters performing daily.

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair: Click for details.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Jul 7-16, 2023

This event at the Gatlinburg Convention Center is a great opportunity to find unique gifts & support local artisans.

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Summer Jam VW Show: Click for details.

Summer Jam VW Show

Jul 15-16, 2023

Visit the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend for a weekend of colorful cars, swap meets & vendors, and fun summer activities.

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Randy Travis at Country Tonite: Click for details.

Randy Travis at Country Tonite

Jul 21, 2023

Catch a special appearance of the one and only Randy Travis at Country Tonite Theatre.

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Rafting paddles

Grab A Paddle

Explore a different side of the national park via a whitewater rafting exursion with Big Creek Expeditions.

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Hot air balloon

Keep Your Eyes To The Skies

Watch the Tennessee sunset behind a colorful backdrop of balloons in the sky at the Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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Ride A Night Coaster

The heat of the summer is a great time to try out Rocky Top Mountain Coaster after the sun goes down.

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Chef serving Trotter's BBQ

Trotter's BBQ

The all new Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ offers fine fixins’ for the whole family in downtown Sevierville.

Polaris RZR

Four Wheel Drive

Bring the magic of the mountains to life when you rent an open-air vehicle and explore the national park.

Celebrate Freedom Month: Click for details.

Celebrate Freedom Month

Aug 1-31, 2023

For the month of August, look for discounts for all military personnel and other freedom fighters.

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Smoky Mountain Fanfest: Click for details.

Smoky Mountain Fanfest

Aug 11-13, 2023

Catch this event at the LeConte Center featuring dozens of celebrities from your favorite movies and TV shows.

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Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion: Click for details.

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Aug 24-26, 2023

The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion at the LeConte Center gets bigger and bigger year after year.

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An Evening With The Oak Ridge Boys: Click for details.

An Evening With The Oak Ridge Boys

Aug 25, 2023

With one of the most recognizable sounds in the music industry today, the Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at Country Tonite in August.

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