GATLINBURG PIGEON FORGE SEVIERVILLE TOWNSEND CHEROKEE BRYSON CITY WEARS VALLEY MAGGIE VALLEY
Smoky Mountains > Happenings & Events

Events & News in the Smokies

Upcoming Events...

Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 26, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 28, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 28, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 28, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 28, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 28, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  June 29, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 29, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 29, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  June 29, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 30, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 1, 2017
Contact: 
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.
BBQ & Brews Dinner Train    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 1, 2017
Contact:  800-872-4681
Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating.
Evening Campfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 30, 2017 thru July 1, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for a National Park tradition-the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy. Check at Sugarlands Visitor Center or Campground Office for times.
42nd Annual 4th of July Powwow    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 30, 2017 thru July 2, 2017
Contact:  828.497.7128
This event features fireworks of another kind, which means a three-day explosion of authentic Indian music, dancing, food, and festivities. Dance competitions kick off the excitement with over $60,000 in prize money. Spectators travel cross-country to see a powwow as spectacular as this. So come join us as the ground erupts in a sea of twirling color at the height of our tourist season. This action-packed weekend includes colorful regalia, jaw-dropping dances, and music made to move you. Experience authentic tribal foods, browse traditional Indian crafts, and get an insider's look at a rich, ancient culture. Cost is $12 daily. Please note that this event is cash only. Children 6 and under are free.
July 4th Fireworks     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  800.438.6492
Enjoy a brilliant display of fireworks over the Acquoni Expo Center as we celebrate Independence Day. Though admission to the 4th of July Powwow is by ticket only, viewing of the fireworks is free to the public and spectators are encouraged to watch from the parking lot.
Thunder in the Smokies Summer Motorcycle Rally    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  June 30, 2017 thru July 2, 2017
Contact: 
Largest Motorcycle Rally in Maggie Valley and the Great Smoky Mountains. Click here for more information.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Branching Out    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easy Tral. Every Sunday through 8/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 3, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
27th Annual Patriot Festival    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Pigeon Forge
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  865-429-7350
Pigeon Forge looks good in red, white, and blue, and so will you at the 27th Annual Patriot Festival. Join us at Patriot Park on Tuesday, July 4th for a night of live music, food, and fun games in celebration of our great nation's birthday. The headliner for this year's event is an American country music husband and wife duo, Thompson Square. All activities are free and open to the public, and are sure to be enjoyed by the entire family! Bring a seat and stay a while. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Umbrellas and coolers are not permitted, so please leave those behind.
Schedule
Noon: Free Kids' Carnival along with food vendors start the festivities off.
1:30 - 9:30: Free entertainment including games along with performances by Departure (Journey Tribute Band) & headliner Thompson Square
9:45: Fireworks Showcase begins!
First Independence Day Parade in the Nation    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 3, 2017 thru July 4, 2017
Contact:  (800) 568-4748
Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 42nd annual showcase is the First July Fourth Parade in the Nation Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. The 42nd Annual Gatlinburg Fourth of July Midnight Parade steps off at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to the cheers of close to 80,000 spectators. For more than 40 years, the parade has honored our nation's Military Veterans and other U.S. Military Heroes with this classic, small town American parade.
Gatlinburg's Fireworks Finale    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact: 
Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg! Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation's "Independence Day" with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00pm. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  800-588-1817
Gatlinburg's popular River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on July 4th, on the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg. 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.
Fourth of July Celebration at Fontana    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 3, 2017 thru July 4, 2017
Contact:  800-849-2258
Event activities include field & water games, hometown parade, boating, BBQ cookouts, live entertainment throughout the weekend and fireworks on the Village Green on the 4th.
Freedom Train Dinner Ride    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  800-872-4681
Spend the day in Bryson City enjoying the annual Freedom Fest celebration then board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for a beautiful evening ride. Enjoy a BBQ meal, a visit with Uncle Sam and be back in Bryson City in time for the evening fireworks show.
Freedom Fest & Fireworks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson city
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact: 
Spend your Fourth of July in a small town that celebrates big! Our old fashioned street festival begins with a dedication by the local VFW Post and continues with great music throughout the day. The music is complemented by an amazing array of handcrafted arts and a children's area that is sure to keep the little ones occupied. And don't forget the P.A.W.S. dog show, watermelon eating contest, and hula hoop off. Stay for the full day or return later to enjoy the headliner show at 8pm followed by the spectacular fireworks show at 10pm.
Backyard Fourth    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  828-926-0866
Our fireworks will be held on Tuesday evening! Come celebrate Independence Day at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Gates open at 6pm. Bring your blanket, chairs, picnic basket and yard games! This is an alcohol free event. Enjoy our great fireworks at dark!
4th of July Fireworks and celebration    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  865-448-6886
Come join the locals and everyone in celebration of July 4th in Townsend Tn. Event possible by Highland Manor Inn.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 4, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 5, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 5, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 5, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 5, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 5, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 7, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 8, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Evening Campfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 7, 2017 thru July 8, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for a National Park tradition-the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy. Check at Sugarlands Visitor Center or Campground Office for times.
Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Crafts Festival    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  July 8, 2017 thru July 9, 2017
Contact:  800-624-4431
Free event! Chainsaw demonstrations and a variety of foods on site. Open both days 9am - 5pm.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 9, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Branching Out    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 9, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easy Tral. Every Sunday through 8/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 9, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 10, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
Hike the Smokies: Alum Cave to LeConte Lodge    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 11, 2017
Contact:  828-452-0720
Friends of the Smokies guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the featured trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. The Alum Cave to LeConte Lodge hike is 10.0 miles with a strenuous 2,600 foot ascent and features panoramic views and historic lodge with the highlight of the hike being the Trails Forever Project.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 12, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 12, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 12, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 12, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 12, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Free Parkway Trolley    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 17, 2017 thru July 12, 2017
Contact:  (800) 568-4748
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 17 through August 20. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 14, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 15, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Evening Campfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 14, 2017 thru July 15, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for a National Park tradition-the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy. Check at Sugarlands Visitor Center or Campground Office for times.
VOLKSWAGEN CAR SHOW    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 14, 2017 thru July 15, 2017
Contact:  865-448-2465
Summer Jam will feature a huge display of air- and water-cooled Volkswagens vying for tops in their vehicle category, bicycle show, new and used parts vendors, swap meet vendors, children's activities, and games.Summer Jam will be filled with two-days of planned events and giveaways.

Come beat the heat of July in scenic and cooler Townsend, TN, located at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains and mere minutes from family friendly Pigeon Forge. The event will be held at the Talley Ho Inn.
Wizard of Oz Train Ride    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson city
When:  July 14, 2017 thru July 16, 2017
Contact:  800-872-4681
The 2-1/2 hour journey begins with a show in Munchkinland (at the depot) where Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch, who suggests she take a train that follows the Yellow Brick Road to see if the Wizard of Oz could help her find a way back to Kansas. Guests will board the train with Dorothy and several of her special friends as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and return. Children receive a special souvenir.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 16, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Branching Out    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 16, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easy Tral. Every Sunday through 8/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 16, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 16, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 16, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 16, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 17, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 18, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 18, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 18, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 18, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 19, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 20, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 20, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 20, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 20, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 21, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 22, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Evening Campfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 21, 2017 thru July 22, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for a National Park tradition-the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy. Check at Sugarlands Visitor Center or Campground Office for times.
Smokin’ in the Valley – WNC BBQ Festival    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  July 21, 2017 thru July 22, 2017
Contact: 
Open Friday, from noon - 9pm & Saturday, from 10am - 6pm. Professional BBQ Teams Cookoff! Live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids zone!
Gatlinburg's Craftsmen's Fair    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 14, 2017 thru July 23, 2017
Contact:  865-436-7479
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. Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 23, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Branching Out    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 23, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easy Tral. Every Sunday through 8/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 23, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 23, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 23, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 23, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 24, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 25, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 25, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 25, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 25, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 26, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 26, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 26, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 26, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 26, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  July 27, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 28, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 29, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Master Highlighting Event at Thomas Kinkade Gallery & Gifts    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Pigeon Forge
When:  July 28, 2017 thru July 29, 2017
Contact:  (865) 366-3266
Meet a Thomas Kinkade Master Highlighter & watch as they artfully illuminate your canvas with paint. This is a one of kind experience for Thomas Kinkade collectors. Call (865) 366-3266 or info@thomaskinkadesmokymountains.com to make your appointment. Space is limited!
Evening Campfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 28, 2017 thru July 29, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for a National Park tradition-the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy. Check at Sugarlands Visitor Center or Campground Office for times.
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 9, 2017 thru July 29, 2017
Contact:  (865) 430-4148
Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. On Friday, June 10, Gatlinburg will present the 12th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg through July 29. This popular seven-week event truly highlights one of Gatlinburg's greatest assets in the walkability of the city and provides guests with an interactive, educational and entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 30, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Branching Out    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 30, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easy Tral. Every Sunday through 8/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  July 30, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 30, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 30, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  July 30, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  July 31, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 1, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 1, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 1, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 1, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 2, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  August 3, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 3, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 3, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  August 3, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 4, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 5, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Evening Campfire    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 4, 2017 thru August 5, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for a National Park tradition-the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy. Check at Sugarlands Visitor Center or Campground Office for times.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 6, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Branching Out    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 6, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easy Tral. Every Sunday through 8/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  August 6, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 6, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers     Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 7, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through 8/07.
Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 8, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come take an adventure on the Oconaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 8, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Ever say that when someone asks you do do something you do not want to do? Ranger would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Come learn a little about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping. Easy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through 08/08.
Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 8, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy. Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. until 8/08/2017.
Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 8, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 - p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Porch Program    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once! Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. through 8/9.
Junior Ranger: Slimy Salamanders    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 19, 2017 thru August 9, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger to explore the damp, dark world of the park's most popular amphibian. Be prepared to get a little wet and even a little dirty as we search for this slimy creature. Closed-toed shoes recommended. 2:00 - 3:oo p.m. Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/09/2017
Hike with a Naturalist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 26, 2017 thru August 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Monday and Wednesday Weekly from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Get outside, connect with Nature and explore the Smokies!
Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Come and experience the art of making a simple corn shuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Easy. Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. through 8/09.
Junior Ranger: Pack Your Bags    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017 Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Do you know why coins were placed on the eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia. Every Wednesday from 10:oo a.m. - 12:30 through 8/09.
Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 9, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens. Wednesday Weekly from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  August 10, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary. Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through 8/10.
Junior Ranger: History Detective    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 10, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017 Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established. 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 10, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017 Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills. 10:00 - 12:00.
Kephart Prong Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Bryson City
When:  August 10, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017. Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Talking Tombstones    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017. The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us. 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Feeding Time!    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 19, 2017 thru August 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/11/2017. Join park staff as they close up the Mountain Farm Museum for the evening. You'll even be able to help feed the pigs and chickens!
Junior Ranger: Whose Poop is on my Boots?    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 19, 2017 thru August 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Monday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/11/2017 Grab the kids and meet a ranger to get the scoop on animal skins, tracks, and...poop! 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
A Resilient Forest    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 20, 2017 thru August 11, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/11/2017
Wildfire is an agent of change. Join a ranger to learn about fire's effect on the landscape.
10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. Location: Tues.: Noah "Bud" Ogle Parking Area; Fri.: Cove Hardwood Nature Trail
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 12, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Little River Morning Stroll    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 17, 2017 thru August 12, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Every Tuesday and Saturday Weekly - Investigate the intricately beautiful world of the Smokies on this easy walk.
Mosaics of the Landscape    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 17, 2017 thru August 12, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Explore the park's dynamic ecosystems and their resilience in times of change. Join a ranger for a conversation on the ecological and social implications of fire. Easy to moderate. Every Monday at Cove Mountain Trailhead and Saturday at Gatlinburg Trailhead.
Smokemont Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  June 19, 2017 thru August 12, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Every Monday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/12/2017 Ever wonder what goes "grrr" in the night? What creatures are out there moving under the cover of darkness? Take a walk on the dark side with a ranger and learn about some of the mysteries and wonders found only after the sun goes down. 8:45-9:45 p.m.
Junior Ranger: Porch Talk    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 23, 2017 thru August 13, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Did you know that the Smokies is one of the most diverse places in the world? Join a ranger to learn more during this "Ranger's Choice" style program. Easy.
A Walk in the Woods    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 17, 2017 thru August 13, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
11:00-12:30 p.m - Do you have a few minutes? Get away from the hustle and bustle by taking an easy stroll and discover stories of history and nature along this scenic, wooded trail.
Andrews Bald Hike for Families    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 13, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Moderate (600' elevation change). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday from 06/18-08/13.
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Townsend
When:  August 13, 2017
Contact:  (865) 436-1200
Accessible. Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time. Every Sunday through 8/13. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land. Every Sunday from 3:00-3:45. Every Sunday weekly through 8/13.
Old Town of Elkmont    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarlands Night Hike    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 13, 2017
Contact:  865-436-1200
Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark. Easy. Every Sunday through 8/13 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 19, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Reach Out 5K Color Run    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 19, 2017
Contact:  865-661-0685
The third annual Reach Out 5K Color Run - Reaching out to Orphans across the world! The run is in the beautiful City of Gatlinburg. All proceeds from this race will support orphanages in Indonesia. These orphanages are changing the lives of children. They are providing these kids with a home, love, school, and teaching them about Jesus. Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me..." He loves the children of the world. Do you? These orphanages are run by Bill and Lamoin Cunningham through BIO Baptist International Outreach.
Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 16, 2017 thru August 20, 2017
Contact:  (865) 604-9066
Celebrating the area's Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 16 through 20. August 16-20, 2017. "Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical Roots" 4-day festival downtown Gatlinburg featuring "Hit" songwriters. Public Invited. Free Live Entertainment. Songwriter Opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots. Rain or shine.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  August 26, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  September 2, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Sevier County Fair    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Sevierville
When:  September 7, 2017 thru September 9, 2017
Contact:  (865) 453-0770
Rise 'n Shine! The 82nd annual Sevier County Fair, presented by Farm Bureau, will be held September 1st - 9th. A true agricultural fair, come in and see animals, ride rides, enjoy the exhibit hall, and several free (with paid admission) activities each night! Multiple nightly contests give everyone a chance to win a prize. Kids 10 and under are free, 11 and over admission is only $6.00. Parking is always free.
Gatlinburg Farmers Market    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  September 9, 2017
Contact: 
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.
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  September 24, 2017 thru September 25, 2017
Contact:  865-661-3474
Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children - and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed.
Sugarlands Mountainfest    Add to Trip Planner
Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  September 28, 2017 thru October 1, 2017
Contact: 
The Sugarlands Music and Mountain Festival is a spirited celebration of the great outdoors. For four days this fall, outdoor enthusiasts will gather to enjoy live musical performances, competitive races, outdoor competitions, craft cocktails, award-winning spirits and brews-all in the breathtaking mountains of East Tennessee. Festival goers will experience the world class attractions and shopping of downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn., all the while enjoying the natural splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. So take in the fresh air, climb the peaks and swim in our creeks this fall. At Sugarlands Distilling Company, our backyard is your natural playground.
Trip Planner My Trip Planner
Lodging
No items added.
Things to Do
No items added.
Restaurants
No items added.
Events
 Minimize Item

January 1, 1970
Where: 
Contact: 

Print My Trip Planner Save My Trip Planner Planner Help



Explore More

Features

Communities

Helpful Links

Connect

Contact Smokies Adventure Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter
Pin Us on Pinterest See Us on YouTube Privacy / Terms
© 2006-2017 Smokies Adventure / Explorations Media Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Be sure to visit our sister site, Explore Kentucky Lake, for awesome fishing and water recreation in western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee.