Smoky Mountain Events Page

Below you will find many events happening in Sevier County including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee. See a special show at one of the theaters, experience a fall festival in the south, or take in a parade featuring Sevier County's own Dolly Parton. No matter what time of the year you visit, you will find something unique to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. There are many things to see and do through out the year in the Smoky Mountains. Check back often for updates and changes to local events.

2017 Events Schedule for Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville

January 1-31: Pigeon Forge: Winterfest
Draped in more than 5 million lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city's annual Winterfest celebration.

January 1-31: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride Of Lights
Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights.

February 24-26: Pigeon Forge: Challenge Youth Conference
The mission of CYC is to present a program utilizing solid and sound scriptural emphasis.

March 3-5: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Improv Fest
This event for both performers and spectators at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre will feature a number of improvisation groups and instructors participating in a series of shows and classes.

March 4: Pigeon Forge: CHUCK WAGON COOKOFF
The Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff is back and in store for another great turnout.

March 11-12: Pigeon Forge: Groove Dance Nationals
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge - 865-694-7668

March 13-19: Pigeon Forge: NACMAI
North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI) - Hall of Fame Show & Awards Country Tonite Theatre

March 15-31: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Springfest
A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. (800) 568-4748

March 17-18: Sevierville: Spring Corvette Expo
Features a Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Sales Corral, Corvette Park 'N' Show, Corvette Judged Competition Show, HorsePower and HotRods Show, and Corvette Cruise.

March 21-25: Pigeon Forge: 23RD ANNUAL A MOUNTAIN QUILTFEST™
Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 23rdAnnual A Mountain Quiltfest™.

April 1-30: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Springfest
A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. (800) 568-4748

April 1: Pigeon Forge: Miss Tennessee International Pageant
Country Tonite

April 1-2: Pigeon Forge: 19th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
865-661-3474

April 1-30: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing!
As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, Gatlinburg has jam packed April with special events and activities for the whole family!

April 6-8: Pigeon Forge: SPRING ROD RUN
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 meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.

April 7-9: Gatlinburg: "Hands-On Gatlinburg"
Experience, create, learn and enjoy! Learn how to make a piece of art or craft from an artist in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and take it home with you.

April 11-15: Gatlinburg: 67th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Celebrate and enjoy the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 110 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and classroom lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors.

April 16-16: Gatlinburg: Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg
Early morning Easter Service at Ober Gatlinburg includes complimentary tram service to the top of the resort begins at 5:45 a.m. Service begins at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet available. (800) 251-9202

April 17-21: Gatlinburg: Earth Week
A week of family-oriented events created around Earth Day Celebration. The week features fun and entertaining community activities designed to educate people about adopting easy green practices.

April 22: Gatlinburg: Mountain Man Memorial March
This eighth annual 26.2-mile march starts in downtown Gatlinburg at 9 a.m. as a challenging tribute to our men and women in uniform, with Military Heavy, Military Light and Civilian entry categories. The course includes highway and rural road stretches in addition to rugged terrain and mountain slopes.

April 28-30: Pigeon Forge: Women of Joy
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge - 1-800-374-1550

May 9-13: Pigeon Forge: Wilderness Wildlife Week™
Nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week™ in Pigeon Forge!

May 11: Gatlinburg: GATLINBURG BEANS & CORNBREAD FESTIVAL
Gatlinburg will celebrate its Appalachian culinary history during a festive, fun-filled event on Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company. The event will feature a Beans and Cornbread Cook-Off, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for the tasting!

May 18-20: Pigoen Forge: Chevy Classic Round-Up Car Show
Inn at Christmas Place - 1-888-465-9644

May 19-20: Sevierville: Sevierville's Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
1-888-889-7415

June 1-7: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Springfest
As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, June is jam packed with special events and activities for the whole family!

June 2-3: Pigeon Forge: Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge
Music Road Resort Convention Center - 865-379-9595

June 7-30: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform along the Parkway every evening during this ninth annual event! (GCVB) (800) 568-4748.

June 17-30: Gatlinburg: Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Mid-August. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway. (800) 568- 4748

July 1-31: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood Summer
1-800-365-5996

July 1-29: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform along the Parkway every evening during this twelfth annual event! (GCVB) (800) 568-4748.

July 1-31: Gatlinburg: Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through August 15. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway. (800) 568- 4748

July 3: Gatlinburg: First Independence Day Parade in the Nation
Be apart of the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation! The parade kicks off at midnight on Thursday, July 3, 2016!!

July 4: Pigeon Forge: 27th Annual Patriot Festival
Patriot Park - 1-800-251-9100

July 4: Gatlinburg: River Raft Regatta
Visitors can enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Free registration begins at 10 a.m. at bridge beneath chair lift on River Road. Race begins at noon at Christ of the Smokies bridge and ends at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies bridge where prizes will be awarded in several different categories. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

July 4: Gatlinburg: 4th of July Fireworks Show
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 at 10 p.m. with this grand display. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

July 14-23: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 200 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

July 28-30: Sevierville: Tennessee
Tax Free Weekend

August 1-12: Gatlinburg: Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Mid-August. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway. (800) 568-4748

August 1-6: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood Summer
1-800-365-5996

August 1-31: Pigeon Forge: Celebrate Freedom!
1-800-251-9100

August 16-20: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Celebrating the area's Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg hosts its fourth Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. For more information, visit www.smswf.com.

August 19: Pigeon Forge: Veterans Homecoming Parade
Pigeon Forge Parkway - 1-800-251-9100

September 1-9: Sevierville: Sevier County Fair
Fair Grounds

September 8-9: Pigeon Forge: Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup
Dollywood's Splash Country - 865-995-2009

September 9-30: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

September 14-16: Pigeon Forge: FALL ROD RUN
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 meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.

September 23: Pigeon Forge: 14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day
Old Mill Square - 865-428-0771

September 23-31: Gatlinburg: Oktoberfest
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information.

September 24-25: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The 17th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children - and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed.

September 25-30: Pigeon Forge: National Quartet Convention
Gospel Music's largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. More information to come! You can always visit www.nqconline.com or call 1-800-846-8499 with any questions you may have.

September 29-30: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood's Harvest Festival & Gospel Celebration
1-800-365-5996

October 1-28: Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Crafts Festival
Patriot Park - 865-909-3446

October 1-31: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season featuring special events, festivals, craft shows, autumn-themed displays and more. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

October 1-30: Gatlinburg: Oktoberfest
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information.

October 1: Pigeon Forge: National Quartet Convention
Gospel Music's largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. More information to come! You can always visit www.nqconline.com or call 1-800-846-8499 with any questions you may have.

October 5-22: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers will find over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Enjoy live country & bluegrass entertainment at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

October 28: Pigeon Forge: Halloween Carnival
The Island

October 31: Gatlinburg: Trick Or Treat Kickoff Carnival
Local businesses offer contests, costumed characters, inflatables and candy on Halloween at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

November 6-30: Sevierville: Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration
1-888-766-5948

November 6: Sevierville: Sevierville's Winterfest Kick Off
1-888-766-5948

November 7: Pigeon Forge: 28th Annual Winterfest Kickoff
Patriot Park - 1-800-251-9100

November 7-30: Pigeon Forge: Winterfest
1-800-251-9100

November 8: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs. (GCVBE) (800) 568- 4748

November 8: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff
The City of Gatlinburg kicks off Gatlinburg Winter Magic from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Downtown Parkway by turning on over three million lights. Enjoy live entertainment, sample chili recipes from local restaurants and businesses and vote for your favorite. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

November 9: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley's Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Group reservations are available.

November 17-18: Pigeon Forge: Hearts on Fire Youth Conference
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

November 17-18: Pigeon Forge: HEARTS ON FIRE
The purpose of Hearts on Fire is to share the Gospel with middle school, high school and college age young people and fan the flame within their hearts, challenging them to a dynamic walk and commitment IN CHRIST. We hope you join us for this year's event!

November 21-26: Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Show
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

November 22-27: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees
Dozens upon dozens of ornately decorated Christmas trees await visitors in this winter wonderland at Gatlinburg Convention Center's W.L. Mills Conference Center. Presented by Gatlinburg Hilton Garden Inn, the event benefits Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

November 24-25: Gatlinburg: Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

December 1-31: Pigeon Forge: Winterfest
1-800-251-9100

December 1-31: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular lights displays, featuring all LED bulbs. (GCVBE) (800) 568- 4748

December 1-30: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley's Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Excludes December 5, 24, 25, 31. Group reservations are available.

December 1: Gatlinburg: 42nd Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
This popular Christmas parade in downtown Gatlinburg is recognized as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. Parade features lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units and balloons. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. (GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

December 6-9: Pigeon Forge: Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival
Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Great Smoky Mountain National Open Championships - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge - 1-800-966-5867

December 31: Gatlinburg: New Year's Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop
on Historic Nature Trail at the Parkway - For the 30th straight year, the Space Needle area at traffic light #8 comes alive at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous fireworks show. Features live entertainment. "Best New Year's Eve Show in the South."(GCVBE) (800) 568-4748

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