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Event Calendar – in and around Pigeon Forge
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10:00 am World’s Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction
World’s Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
World's Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
The TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! It is said that the best way to respect and honor those who gave their lives is to simply tell their stories. As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, the TITANIC  Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand. Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided[...]
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11:00 am Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
May 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies   | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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all-day Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley
Jun 16 – Aug 15 all-day
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley @ Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer. It will be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg when the City begins offering free Trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 16 through August 15. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.  
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6:00 pm Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 10:00 pm
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
  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. Gatlinburg will present the 13th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg. The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling. This popular 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. “Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Marci Claude, PR Manager. “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”
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8:00 pm Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown ... @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown ... @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown Live @ Country Tonite Theatre   | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
  Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” and followed that with two more No. 1 hits–“My Only Love” and “Too Much On My Heart”. Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever” and co-wrote the top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall”. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame on June 29, 2008. After the Statler Brothers retired, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His latest album “Hits & Hymns”, is off to a roaring start, as it debuted on Billboard’s Country Albums chart at No. 10, becoming his first top ten record on the chart as a solo artist. The feel-good album also debuted at #1 on the Southern Gospel Album chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Album chart. Accompanying the album is the Bill Gaither hosted DVD special, Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns, which also debuted with strong numbers. The DVD collection debuted[...]
Jun
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8:00 pm Kids Night Out @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Kids Night Out @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 9:00 am
Kids Night Out @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
This program is for Kids Only! Moms and Dads leave your worries behind and enjoy your own night out because this will be a night your kids will never forget! They will explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies during Scavenger Hunts and participate in a variety of Science Experiments, Crafts and Activities. After a fun-filled evening, we will set up camp in the Shark Lagoon tunnel. Details: Aquarium admission, activities, scavenger hunts, late night snack, breakfast, & certificate of participation 2018 Dates: June 24th, and July 15th Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 am Ages: 6 & up Minimum: 10 campers to hold this program Cost per person: $39.99 +tax  
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all-day First Independence Day Parade In...
First Independence Day Parade In...
Jul 4 all-day
First Independence Day Parade In The Nation @ Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
  Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception. For 43 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Tuesday, July 3in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route. Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July celebrations will come to a close at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th when visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute fireworks display in the heart of downtown, with the best viewing areas around traffic lights #3 and #5. In addition to the Fourth of July events, the streets of Gatlinburg are filled with Appalachian music from Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales every night through August 11. The City offers free Parkway Trolley service, spanning the full length of the Parkway, daily through August 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
all-day Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Jul 4 all-day
Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center  | Townsend | Tennessee | United States
  The good folks in Townsend, Tennessee invite you to their 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks show at the Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center. Admission is free. For more information please call (865) 448-6886.
9:00 am Freedom Train @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Freedom Train @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Freedom Train @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad   | Bryson City | North Carolina | United States
Celebrate Independence Day by taking the Freedom Train on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The Freedom Train will have incredible views of the sunset on the Fontana Trestle, and all passengers will have a BBQ picnic-style dinner with a slice of apple pie. There will also be a visit from Uncle Sam to celebrate the 4th of July. The Freedom Train departs from the Bryson City Depot on July 4th at 7:00 PM and will follow the Nantahala Gorge Excursion route to Fontana Trestle. It will pause for lake views, and then return to Bryson City. Seating is limited so reserve your train ticket today!
10:00 am Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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.

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Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Smokies Events and Special Activities

Here we keep our guests up to date on all the OTHER things to do.
:: And here are all the free family activities at the hotel >

  • Most Fridays and Saturdays, we have the firepit or bon-fire by the river going – with s’mores and a live music sing-along with Bill Young.

  • Fishing rods to borrow.
  • Pool open 24/7
  • Meadow games = volleyball, badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, kites, frisbees, balls
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Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium 11:00 am
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
May 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies   | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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Alcatraz East Graffiti Contest 8:00 am
Alcatraz East Graffiti Contest @ Alcatraz East
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alcatraz East Graffiti Contest @ Alcatraz East   | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
  Graffiti is defined as the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. It is considered a crime of vandalism; many cities and business owners subscribe to using graffiti art in order to prevent vandalism. Alcatraz East is accepting submissions for the 1st Annual Graffiti Art Contest. We are looking for graffiti artists that want to showcase their talents and techniques to be part of the graffiti exhibit within the museum! Win the contest and get some pretty amazing bragging rights! Artist must be at least 18 years old Artist must pre-qualify to enter by filling out the entry form below which includes 3 art samples Individual artists only, no teams The theme for the artwork to be completed during the June 2nd contest is limited to crime related subjects
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Rock’n Summer Pool Party 2:00 pm
Rock’n Summer Pool Party @ Bearskin Lodge on the River
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rock’n Summer Pool Party @ Bearskin Lodge on the River   | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
Come out for the annual Pool Party with free games, food, music and prizes! The event is held at Bearskin Lodge but you can stay at Bearskin Lodge or Old Creek Lodge to receive a special rate; You must call the hotels directly and mention “Rock’n Summer Pool Party” and you must stay on or through June 6th to receive rate. Bearskin Lodge- 865-430-4330 Old Creek Lodge- 865-430-7200. Rooms are limited!
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Smoky Mountain Crawl
Smoky Mountain Crawl
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day
Smoky Mountain Crawl @ Townsend | Tennessee | United States
The nation’s largest small bore event is back in 2018! June 8-10, Townsend TN. Ride some of the best routes in the US, make 1000 new friends, take home a load of free loot, and help generate a lot of coin for charity. See you there.
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Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – June 2018
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – June 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Jun 16 all-day
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – June 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad   | Bryson City | North Carolina | United States
Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience! Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm. Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw. And, of course, no respectable Southern barbecue would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley
Jun 16 – Aug 15 all-day
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley @ Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer. It will be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg when the City begins offering free Trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 16 through August 15. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.  
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 6:00 pm
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 10:00 pm
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
  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. Gatlinburg will present the 13th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg. The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling. This popular 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. “Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Marci Claude, PR Manager. “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”
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Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown Live 8:00 pm
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown Live @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown Live @ Country Tonite Theatre   | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
  Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” and followed that with two more No. 1 hits–“My Only Love” and “Too Much On My Heart”. Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever” and co-wrote the top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall”. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame on June 29, 2008. After the Statler Brothers retired, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His latest album “Hits & Hymns”, is off to a roaring start, as it debuted on Billboard’s Country Albums chart at No. 10, becoming his first top ten record on the chart as a solo artist. The feel-good album also debuted at #1 on the Southern Gospel Album chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Album chart. Accompanying the album is the Bill Gaither hosted DVD special, Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns, which also debuted with strong numbers. The DVD collection debuted[...]
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