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Summer Gatlinburg Events

Event Name:
Gatlinburg’s River Raft Regatta
Date(s):
July 4
Season:
Summer
Category:
Entertainment
Description:
Gatlinburg’s popular River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on Monday, July 4th, on the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg.
Location:
Downtown Gatlinburg
 
 
 
 
Admission:
Free

Event Name:
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Date(s):
July 15 – 24
Season:
Summer
Category:
Arts, Entertainment
Description:
Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Website/Link:
http://www.craftsmenfair.com
Contact Info:
865/436-7479
Admission:
$6.00

Event Name:
Fourth of July Midnight Parade
Date(s):
July 3 – 4
Season:
Summer
Category:
Entertainment, History, Parades
Description:
Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 36th annual showcase is the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day.
Location:
Downtown
Website/Link:
http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/
Contact Info:
(800) 568-4748
 
 

Event Name:
Gatlinburg United Way Shark Race
Date(s):
July 30
Season:
Summer
Category:
Entertainment, Fundraiser
Description:
Rubber sharks are released into the Little Pigeon River at the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens bridge to race downstream, first one to cross the finish line wins!
Location:
Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza
Website/Link:
http://www.uwosc.org/eventscalendar/2011sharkrace.html
Contact Info:
865/430-5727
Admission:
Entry Fee

Event Name:
“Stand Here” Fireworks Finale
Date(s):
July 4
Season:
Summer
Category:
Entertainment
Description:
Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg!
Location:
Downtown Gatlinburg
 
 
 
 
Admission:
Free

Event Name:
Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market
Date(s):
May 21 – October 15
Season:
Summer, Fall
Category:
Food
Description:
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway through October 21.
Location:
705 East Parkway
Website/Link:
http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com
 
 
 
 

Event Name:
Christmas Expo
Date(s):
June 29 – July 2
Season:
Summer
Category:
Arts, Entertainment
Description:
Whether you’re a home decorator or professional, Christmas Expo has something for you. See new lighting products and decorations at this FREE trade show, or register to attend a how-to-class or seminar.
Location:
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Website/Link:
http://www.ChristmasExpo.com
 
 
 
 

Event Name:
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Date(s):
June 17 – August 13
Season:
Summer
Category:
Arts, Entertainment
Description:
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.
Location:
Downtown
Website/Link:
www.eventsgatlinburg.com
Contact Info:
Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Admission:
Free