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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.

2016 Events Schedule for Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville

January 1-31: Pigeon Forge: 26th Annual Winterfest Kick-off
Join us as for the 26th Annual Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the nearly four-month celebration of winter in the Smokies. Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour. Pick up your tour guide at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center at traffic light #0 or at the Fun Time Trolley office in Patriot Park. Winterfest light displays will shine through the end of February

February 1-29: Pigeon Forge: 26th Annual Winterfest Kick-off
Join us as for the 26th Annual Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the nearly four-month celebration of winter in the Smokies. Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour. Pick up your tour guide at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center at traffic light #0 or at the Fun Time Trolley office in Patriot Park. Winterfest light displays will shine through the end of February

February 4-5: Pigeon Forge: Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee
If you love Gospel music then make plans now to attend Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee held at County Tonite. Enjoy the sounds of that good ole gospel music in the heart of Pigeon Forge.

February 17-21: Pigeon Forge: 16th Annual Saddle Up
Join us as we celebrate the American West at the 16th Annual Saddle Up.

March 7-12: Pigeon Forge: North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI)
Fans of all ages that enjoy country, gospel, and bluegrass won't want to miss the North America Country Music Association, Annual Country Music Week at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge. Admission is Free for general public.

March 7-12: Pigeon Forge: North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI)
Fans of all ages that enjoy country, gospel, and bluegrass won't want to miss the North America Country Music Association, Annual Country Music Week at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge. Admission is Free for general public.

April 2-3: Pigeon Forge: Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams!

April 8-10: Gatlinburg: Hands on Gatlinburg
The 2016 Hands On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

April 19-23: Gatlinburg: Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association's 66th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

May 13-22: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass
Bring your barbeque-eating hands and your bluegrass-tapping feet to the Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival! With the price of park admission you get access to free concerts by some of the greatest bluegrass acts in the country and great food to go along with it. Opening performers include The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears and Doug Green. Other performers throughout the week include Riders in the Sky, The Boxcars and much more!

June 1-30: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as 1800.

June 11-30: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood's Great American Summer
Enjoy even more opportunities to connect as a family with extended operating hours - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily - and a spectacular new nightly fireworks show.

July 1-31: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 849 Glades Road

July 1-30: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as 1800.

July 1-31: Gatlinburg: Free Parkway Trolley
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

July 14-17: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers can find 150-plus booths featuring some of the nation's finest work.

August 1-31: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 849 Glades Road

August 1-14: Gatlinburg: Free Parkway Trolley
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

August 6-6: Pigeon Forge: Stringtime in the Smokies
Come out to Old Mill Square for free music during Stringtime in the Smokies!

August 20-20: Sevierville: Drums on the Dam
The inaugural Drums on the Dam Dragon Boat Race to benefit United Way. Join a team of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a trained steer-person provided by Dynamic Dragon Boats to race in a series of heats on Douglas Lake.

August 24-28: Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Celebrating the area's Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its fourth annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 24 through 28.

August 27-27: Pigeon Forge: Welcome Home Veterans Parade
Join us in Pigeon Forge as we salute America's military veterans at The Veterans Homecoming.

September 1-17: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 849 Glades Road.

September 2-2: Sevierville: STANG STAMPEDE BLUE OVAL ROUND-UP FORD SHOW
Mustang and all Ford cruise-in September 2 -3 2016 awards, cruise music, + more. Partial proceeds benefits local charity.1900-2016 all vehicles welcome.See website for more info. www.stangstampede.com

September 3-3: Pigeon Forge: Dollywoods Rock The Smokies
Get the best of both worlds this Labor Day weekend during Dollywood's Rock the Smokies event.

September 5-10: Sevierville: SEVIER COUNTY FAIR
It's Fair time in Sevier County!!! Presale Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be on sale beginning Monday July 28th.

September 9-10: Pigeon Forge: Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXIII
Roll on into Dollywood's Splash Country for the 33rd annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup.

September 15-15: Gatlinburg: Taste Of Autumn
Gatlinburg's Annual Taste of Autumn takes center stage on tradition September 15, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

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. Headliners include the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Kingdom Heirs and Mark Trammell Quartet. For more information, visit www.nqconline.com or call 1-800-846-8499.

September 30-30: Pigeon Forge: Dollywood National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration
If you love autumn, handmade arts and crafts, and free concerts then come to the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration!

October 1-2: Sevierville: ROBERT A. TINO'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN HOMECOMING
Join us for one of the Smoky Mountain's most anticipated events of the year, the Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountian Homecoming: Where the artwork of landscape artist Robert A. Tino comes to life. The homecoming has something special for everyone.

October 1-31: Sevierville: SMOKY MOUNTAIN HARVEST FEST
By the end of September, cornstalks and pumpkins begin creeping onto the porches and front lawns of folks in East Tennessee. The fall season is intoxicating with its crisp, cool air and vibrant color that blankets the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

October 1-29: Pigeon Forge: DOLLYWOOD NATIONAL SOUTHERN GOSPEL & HARVEST CELEBRATION
If you love autumn, handmade arts and crafts, and free concerts then come to the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration!

October 1-1: Pigeon Forge: National Quartet Convention
Gospel Music's largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. Headliners include the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Kingdom Heirs and Mark Trammell Quartet. For more information, visit www.nqconline.com or call 1-800-846-8499.

October 1-31: Gatlinburg: Autumn Color In The Smokies
The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.

October 6-23: Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 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.

November 1-14: Gatlinburg: Autumn Color In The Smokies
The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.

November 7-7: Sevierville: SEVIERVILLE'S WINTERFEST KICKOFF
During the winter months, Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains area sparkle with millions of twinkling lights during Smoky Mountain Winterfest (Nov. 7 - Feb. 28). Smoky Mountain Winterfest has become a holiday tradition for many visitors who return year after year to enjoy the lights, shopping.

November 8-30: Pigeon Forge: 27th Annual Winterfest Kick-off
Join us for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the nearly four-month celebration of winter in the Smokies. Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour.

November 9-9: Gatlinburg: Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 27th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.

November 9-30: 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.

November 11-11: Gatlinburg: Veterans Day Celebration
Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.

November 22-27: Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

November 28-30: Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

December 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.

December 1-4: Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

December 1-31: Sevierville: SHADRACK'S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Welcome to Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland! You may wonder, why go to such great lengths to create an attraction of this magnitude? It's simple; we uncovered a passion and followed our dreams.

December 1-31: Pigeon Forge: 27TH ANNUAL WINTERFEST KICK-OFF
Join us for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the nearly four-month celebration of winter in the Smokies. Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour.

December 2-2: Gatlinburg: Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade
The award winning 41st Annual Christmas Fantasy of Lights Parade will step off at 7:30pm on Friday, December 2.

December 11-11: Sevierville: SANTA HUSTLE 5K & HALF MARATHON
Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Sevierville at the Fifth Annual Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon Run/Walk at the Wilderness of the Smokies on December 11, 2016 at 7:30.

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