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Spring 2014

12th Annual Smoky Mountain Springfest is a countywide celebration of the season in the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. Gatlinburg will fill the city and line the streets with springtime blooms and Pigeon Forge offers special entertainment, outlet shopping sales & the Annual Dolly Parade!  Mid March - Mid June, 2014.

Dollywood's Annual Festival of Nations with more than 250 international performers at this multicultural spring festival featuring musicians, dancers and artisans bringing a world of entertainment to the Great Smoky Mountains.  Lat March - Late April, 2014.

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show – End of March, 2014 you'll find unique, handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community that are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Demonstrations are part of the show.  Stay at Carr's Cottages in Gatlinburg and ride the trolley!

29th Annual Dolly's Homecoming Parade – Entertainer Dolly Parton leads this spring tradition across Pigeon Forge with marching bands, local entertainers, clubs and organizations.  Early May, at 6 p.m. on the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

9th Annual Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival is the largest event in Sevierville! Tennessee State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off, FREE bluegrass concerts from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Del McCoury Band, kids games, great food and authentic mountain crafts. Admission is free.  May, 2014.

Dollywood's BBQ & Bluegrass Festival moves to Late May - Early June, 2014, and offers the best bluegrass music by popular and local artists throughout the month with great southern cookin' including ribs, chicken and pork!

Summer 2014

8th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales Festival features Arts, Entertainment, and History throughout the city of Gatlinburg.  Dramatic entertainment, story telling, and music by local artists strolling the Parkway each weekend / evening Early April - August, 2014.  Enjoy even more local art when staying at Ridgecrest Mountain Cabins in the Arts & Crafts Community.

Dollywood's Great American Summer Celebration – Plan for more summertime fun with family and friends at Dollywood with longer park hours, new shows, and a fireworks display every night.  Park is open each day until 10 p.m. Late June - Early August, 2014.

Annual 4th of July Independence Day Celebrations across the Smokies in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.  Gatlinburg presents the first July 4th parade in the nation at midnight, July 3.  Pigeon Forge kicks off their Patriot Festival at Patriot Park at 5 p.m. with free entertainment and fireworks display at dusk.  July 3-4, 2014.

24th Annual Patriot Festival - Celebrate America's birthday free activities and entertainment at Patriot Park.  3rd Annual Veterans Parade kicks off the evening on the Pigeon Forge Parkway and ends at Patrio Park where there's plenty of food and refreshments available for purchase and free live entertainment.  Bring your chairs & blankets and enjoy the show!  July 4, 2014.

Autumn 2013                      Why Do The Tree Leaves Change Color?

Annual Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is a countywide celebration of harvest season including the cities of Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Pigeon Forge. See beautiful harvest displays, enjoy great entertainment and hayrides.  Stay at Ridgecrest Mountain Cabins and visit the Arts & Crafts Community too!  September 13 - October 31, 2013.

15th Annual Taste of Autumn allows you to sample signature dishes from the area finest restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment, live auction with a cash bar.  For a $25 donation to the United Way of Sevier County, attendees can enjoy unlimited sampling from all the participating vendors, as well as live entertainment. 100% of the proceeds from the Taste of Autumn go to the United Way of Sevier County Campaign. Stay at Carr's Cottages, Crossroads Inn or Twin Islands!  September TBA, 2013.

Dollywood's National Gospel & Harvest Celebration celebrates Autumn with four weeks of free Southern gospel concerts, visiting crafters, beautiful autumn décor & fantastic foods.  Ride the trolley to Dollywood!  October 4 - November 2, 2013.

Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming at the Robert Tino Gallery off Hwy 66, Smoky Mountain Homecoming unveils Robert Tino's latest mountain print and features authentic mountain craftsmen, roving storytellers, mountain music, and antique games for the kids. Admission is free.  October 5-6, 2013.

12th Annual Safe Halloween Celebration at Pigeon Forge Community Center from 6-9 p.m.  Hosted by the city of Pigeon Forge Parks & Recreation department, your children can enjoy a hayride, games, cosmic bowling, movie, entertainment & "Trick or Treating."Most local restaurants and outlet shopping malls also participate in handing out Halloween treats.  October 24, 2013.

Winter 2013

Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration has become one of the south's most popular events! Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville each honor the coming of winter with fantastic kick-off events featuring entertainment, great food and twinkling lights. The fun continues through February with trolley light tours, special holiday theater performances, and spectacular sales events at all area outlet malls.  Kick-off Events:  Sevierville - 12th / Gatlinburg - 13th / Pigeon Forge - 12th.  Reserve your stay for Gatlinburg Winter Magic at Hemlock Hills Gatlinburg Cabins, Best Western Crossroads Inn, or Best Western Twin Islands Hotel.  November 12, 2013-February, 2014.

Annual Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival turns Dollywood Theme Park into a winter wonderland of more than 3.5 million holiday lights to set the stage for extraordinary holiday entertainment.  Make this a Christmas holiday to remember and vacation during one of the Great Smoky Mountains "warmest" seasons.  Ride the trolley from Gatlinburg to Dollywood!  November 9 - December 30, 2013.

2013-2014 dates subject to change.


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