Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports

Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports

Ober Gatlinburg features a wide variety of skiing trails for the intermediate to the experienced with breathtaking views and entertainment for the whole family. If you’re not up for skiing, try out many of the other exciting activities they have to offer including an ice skating rink, snow tubing, alpine slide, aerial tramway, or plenty of shops and restaurants to visit.
Date: January 3 – March 15, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 251-9202

Store Britches

Store Britches

This charming and romantic comedy, directed by Sabrina Gray, is a riveting love story set in Gatlinburg during the 1890s and will open at 5pm on Friday and Saturday (Feb 17/18) at the American Legion Hall in Gatlinburg. Proceeds from each performance will go towards the Gatlinburg Garden Club with the restoration of the Lucinda Oakley Ogle Cabin.
Date: February 17 – February 18, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (937) 475-7572

Gatlinburg Improv Fest

Gatlinburg Improv Fest

The Gatlinburg Improv Fest is a special occasion for both performers and spectators at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg. The event takes place February 23-26 and will feature a variety of improvisation groups and instructors taking part in a series of shows and classes over the four days of the event.
Date: February 23 – February 26, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (865) 325-9712

Smoky Mountain SpringFest

Smoky Mountain SpringFest

Spring is a beautiful time of year and Gatlinburg should be your ideal place to visit. Three months out of the year, Gatlinburg hosts its annual Smoky Mountain SpringFest. During the three-month celebration, Gatlinburg transforms into spring when the city’s streets overflow with beautiful baskets of flowers and plants. With beautiful weather, live entertainment, plenty of good food, and arts and crafts for your enjoyment, Gatlinburg should be your spring destination.
Date: March 9 – June 13, 2012
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 568-4748

GFA Fit for Duty 5K Run/Walk

GFA Fit for Duty 5K Run/Walk

The event will be starting at the American Legion Hall and will begin at 9 am. The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association will be hosting the event and will feature multiple categories, including the Firefighter Challenge and numerous age divisions for both male and female athletes. Trophies and medals will be awarded accordingly. The event will also feature a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Firefighters Association to promote cardiac health.
Date: March 31, 2012
Location: 1230 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 661-0685

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show

Members of the Great Smoky Arts and Craft Community host their annual show featuring unique handcrafted gifts and products that are placed on display and offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Date: April 5 – April 7, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Phone: (865) 436-2363

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

The 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies. The event is open to both adults and children and will feature multiple categories that will be judged accordingly. This is a unique Gatlinburg event that is both challenging and fun.
Date: April 7 – 8, 2012
Phone: (865) 661-3474

Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg

Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg

Enjoy a special Easter Service at Ober Gatlinburg. The service includes a complimentary tram service to the top of the resort, and a breakfast buffet will be available. Service begins at 6 am.
Date: April 8, 2012
Location: Mt. Harrison, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (800) 568-4748

Smoky Mountain MABC Regional Bridge Tournament

Smoky Mountain MABC Regional Bridge Tournament

The Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Tournament is the largest regional bridge tournament in the United States. The event will feature over 9,500 tables and 1,000 card tables in play. Bridge players will also have the chance to explore Gatlinburg, a popular year-round family-friendly vacation destination that hosts more than 10 million visitors a year and serves as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Date: April 16 – 22, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg Tennessee Convention Center
Phone: (800) 568-4748

Mountain Man Memorial March

Mountain Man Memorial March

The Mountain Man Memorial March is a 26 mile march in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 to pay tribute to those who fight for our freedom. The event pays tribute to 1st Lt. Frank Walkup, a University of Tennessee alumnus who was killed in the line of duty in 2007 in Iraq.
Date: April 20 – 21, 2012
Location: 26 Mile Stretch Starting in Gatlinburg
Phone: (865) 974-5371

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Experience an outdoor hike like no other. The Wildflower Pilgrimage, which began in 1951, offers over 150 programs including a selection of instructional walks and guided hiking tours to meet individual skill levels. With demonstrations and guest lecturers, these tours showcase Gatlinburg’s wildlife. Experience the abundant varieties of plants and animals all native to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Date: April 25 – 28, 2012
Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center
Phone: (865) 436-7318 ext.22

Ribfest, Wings and BBQ

Ribfest, Wings and BBQ

Gatlinburg’s downtown area will convert into a street fair on Thursday, April 26 with Ribfest, Wings & BBQ. This event is perfect for anyone with a big appetite who enjoys good southern BBQ. With live music entertainment, plenty of good food, and activities for both adults and children, Ribfest should be on your to-do list.
Date: April 26, 2012
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
Phone: (865) 436-4178

Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon

Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon

Gatlinburg will host its fourth annual triathlon at the Community Center on May 15. The event will begin at 8:15 am and is open to anyone 15 years of age and older. You must be capable of swimming a one-half mile, biking twenty kilometers, and running five kilometers consecutively. Awards will be given in multiple age categories for men and women. Pre-registration is required.
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg Community Center
Phone: (865) 436-4990

Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market

Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market

Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market is the prime choice for local healthy living and is open each Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot on 705 East Parkway. If you are looking for fresh produce or homemade products with great prices and southern hospitality, then look no further than the Farmer’s Market.
Date: May 19 – October 13, 2012
Location: 705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg TN, 37738
Phone: (865) 332-4769

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a popular eight-week event in the summer that truly highlights Gatlinburg’s greatest assets – live music and the walk-ability of the city. The event provides guests with an interactive, educational and entertaining experience with nightly music and great food that the entire family can enjoy.
Date: June 15 – August 11, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 568-4748

Fourth of July Midnight Parade

Fourth of July Midnight Parade

Gatlinburg celebrates Independence Day in style with a two day festival highlighting our armed services. Members of the U.S. Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard will appear in the parade. Vintage military vehicles, local area public safety agencies, and lots more will participate.
Date: July 3-4, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 568-4748

Stand Here Fireworks Finale

Stand Here Fireworks Finale

Celebrate Independence Day with a magnificent fireworks show in downtown Gatlinburg. The event will begin at 10 pm, and admission is free.
Date: July 4, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg's River Raft Regatta

Gatlinburg’s River Raft Regatta

Gatlinburg will feature a fun-filled 4th of July celebration with the always-spirited River Raft Regatta. The event will begin at 10 am at the Christ in the Smokies Bridge on River Road. Anything floatable can be entered, and prizes will be awarded to the top three places in different divisions.
Date: July 4, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 568-4748

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

With over 150 booths, lovers of art, crafts, and music can enjoy some of the nation’s finest work at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. Artisans and craftspeople will be on hand to demonstrate their expertise, answer questions, and offer their art for sale. Open daily, with live music and good food – don’t miss out on the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair.
Date: July 20 – July 29, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (865) 436-7479

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

The festival is designed to bring back focus on Gatlinburg’s Appalachian musical roots and will feature over three hours of live music and entertainment.
Date: August 23-35, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (865) 604-9066

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

The eighth annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival will be held at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and will showcase artists of all types. For artists, this is a prestigious event with over $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake. For visitors, it’s a chance to enjoy the best in fine art, listen to great music, or appreciate the beautiful landscape that surrounds the festival.
Date: August 31 – September 2, 2012
Location: 1504 Arbon Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-7484

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Fall is a wonderful time of the year, and what better way to start than with the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. If you want to be captivated by the autumn atmosphere, then look no further than the beautiful mountains of Gatlinburg. The event will feature craftsmen and artists from all over as they display their work for all to see. With more arts and craft shows in Gatlinburg than any place else in the country, you are sure to be enchanted by the quality of work and unique finds that you will discover at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.
Date(s): September 13 – October 31, 2012
Location: Various Areas Throughout Gatlinburg

Autumn Colors in the Smokies

Autumn Colors in the Smokies

Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a special time of year in Gatlinburg. The diversity of trees in the Smoky Mountains is just breathtaking. There are over 100 species of native trees that live in the Smokies, with the vast majority being deciduous. There are many beautiful spots including the Blue Ridge Parkway and Foothills Parkway East & West from which to enjoy the scenery.
Date(s): September 14 – November 7, 2012
Location: Various areas in Gatlinburg including state parks.

Taste of Autumn

Taste of Autumn

For a small contribution, attendees can enjoy unlimited sampling from 17 participating vendors, including Calhoun’s Restaurant, Cherokee Grill, and Mellow Mushroom, with live entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Taste of Autumn will benefit the 2012 United Way Sevier campaign. Tickets are $25 with children 7 and under eating free.
Date: September 20, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Phone: (865) 436-0500

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is celebrating October with an excellent festival featuring great Bavarian-style food, drink, and music. Ober Gatlinburg is known for its outdoor attractions including an Aerial Tramway, indoor ice skating rink, and Alpine Slide. Ober Gatlinburg’s newest attraction is the 4,600 square-foot Amaze‘n Maze that is perfect for all ages. This fall, enjoy great skiing, food and music at Oktoberfest.
Date: September 28 – November 4, 2012
Address:1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-5423

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

The annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies and is open to both adults and children. Trophies will be awarded in each category contested. This event is perfect for both visitors and locals looking for something challenging.
Date: September 29 – September 30, 2012
Contact: (865) 661-3474

Ripley’s Fright Nights

Ripley’s Fright Nights

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a year-round haunted house that will feature its 14th annual Fright Nights show this year with “Voodoo 13,” a show featuring a voodoo style theme during the 13 special event evenings. There is no extra charge for these special Fright Nights shows which run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Shows begin nightly at 6:13 p.m. with a New Orleans-style character parade to kick things off.
Date: October 5 – October 31, 2012
Address: 908 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738
Phone: (865) 430-9991

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is a unique event that showcases artisans who not only make their art available for viewing and sale but also demonstrate their special abilities and skills during the show. This event is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2, and 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Date(s): October 11 – October 28, 2012
Contact: (865) 436-7479

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg has a lot to offer in winter with its annual Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff. The cookoff will feature more than 20 restaurants, attractions, civic groups, retailers, banks, and public service agencies that will compete for a variety of awards including People’s Choice, Best Presentation, and Best Chili. Admission is free, but if you want a taste of what Gatlinburg chili has to offer, then you must purchase an $8 wristband.
Date(s): November 7, 2012
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
Contact: (800) 568-4748

Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day Celebration

Gatlinburg will extend a special thank you to the men and women who put service before themselves at the Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration. The popular admission-free event on Sunday, November 11 will be held at Ripley’s Aquarium. Activities will include acknowledgement of veterans, patriotic music, a military flyover, an American Bald Eagle presentation, and many more.
Date(s): November 11, 2012
Location: (Ripley’s Aquarium) 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Contact: (865) 430-8808

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees will take place at Gatlinburg’s W.L. Mills Conference center. Surrounded by twinkling lights and sounds, decorated trees, and handmade centerpieces and crafts, return to the joys of Celebrating Christmas in Gatlinburg. Benefits will support the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.
Date(s): November 20 – November 24, 2012
Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center

Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl

Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl

Youth football teams will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by converging onto Mills Park for the 40th Annual Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl. Teams will compete in nine age divisions (U6 through U12 and two U13 classes) during the three-day tournament. Registration fee is $500 per team, but that fee is waived if the team stays at one the event’s three host hotels in Gatlinburg. No gate fee will be charged to spectators for the weekend.
Date(s): TBD
Location: (Mills Park) 1230 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Contact: (865) 654-4830

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

Enjoy handcrafted arts and crafts made by members of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. The annual holiday show will take place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and admission is free. Everything featured in this craft show will be hand made with creativity and skill right here in the United States.
Date(s): November 22 – December 3, 2012
Contact: (800) 568-4748

Nutcracker Sweet Ballet

Nutcracker “Sweet” Ballet

Enjoy the timeless Christmas-time ballet presented by the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre. They are a non-profit organization that helps students get professional experience in dancing to prepare them to enter the dance workforce in forthcoming years. Shows begin at 7 pm and will be one that you don’t want to miss.
Date(s): November 23 – 24, 2012
Location: W.L. Mills Auditorium
Contact: (865) 680-7369

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

Gatlinburg Winter Magic features an array of beautiful lights displayed throughout Gatlinburg’s Downtown Parkway with a unique and one of a kind LED lighting display. Featuring displays from Gatlinburg’s most prominent areas, this is truly an experience you will never forget.
Date:November 9, 2012 – February 29, 2013
Location: Gatlinburg

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg will hold its annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade on Friday, December 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. with cheers to an anticipated crowd of more than 80,000 spectators. The parade brings excitement to all ages and includes more than 100 parade entries, balloons, and over a dozen marching bands from Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
Date: December 7, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 568-4748

Christmas on Ice

Christmas on Ice

Come out and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season as local skaters display their talents and skills on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena.
Date: December 8 – December 9, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg
Phone: (800) 251-9202

New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

Gatlinburg will ring in the New Year in inimitable style with its 25th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. The event will take place around the intersection of the Parkway/Historic Nature Trail, at the base of the Space Needle on Saturday night, December 31. Before the stroke of midnight, come out and celebrate with music and friends on the balcony of the Gatlinburg Convention Center at the Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road entrance.
Date: December 31, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg