Browse Our Seasonal Event Calendar

Not only does every season in Gatlinburg, TN, bring with it different weather, but each also brings a unique list of activities and events for our guests to enjoy. In warm seasons, the green mountains, blooming flowers and local wildlife throughout Gatlinburg come alive with bright colors and an energy all their own. Our town celebrates with farmers markets, flower shows, parades and much more. When the seasons shift and temperatures begin to cool down, a special kind of peace settles here. We welcome the change with outdoor fairs, festivals and food, and continue to see the season through with holiday lights and tours.

Preview our staff’s favorite events below, and then make plans to visit us any time of the year for a wonderful experience you and your loved ones with treasure forever!

Events in Gatlinburg 2017:


April 12-15 Great Smoky Mtn Easter Arts & Crafts Show

April 21-22  Mountain Man Memorial March

April 8-10   Hands on Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mtn Arts & Crafts Community

April 8th   Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Winefest

April 11-15th   Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

April 16th  Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg

Arpil 20th  Earth Day Festival

April 21-22nd  Earth Day 5K

May 11th: Gatlinburg Bean's Cornbread Blast

May 25-26  Family Fest in the Smokies


JUNE 2017

Early June - Synchronous Fireflies at Elkmont

Jun. 9th - July. 29th: Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

June 21-25th - Stage One National Dance Finals Gatlinburg

Jun. 13th - Aug. 15th - FREE PARKWAY TROLLEY service in Gatlinburg 10am-10pm Daily

JULY 2015

Jul. 3rd-4TH: 40th Annual 4th of July Midnight Parade

Jul. 4th: City of Gatlinburg Firework Show @ 10pm.

Jul. 14th – 23th: Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair


Aug. 1st - Aug. 15th - FREE PARKWAY TROLLEY service in Gatlinburg 10am-10pm Daily

Aug. 3rd- 5th - Gatlinburg Square and Round Dance Convention - Convention Center

Aug. 16th - 19th Gatlinburg Gaither Gathering Gatlinburg Convention Center

Aug. 16th - 20th: Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival


FALL 2017


Sept. 11th & 12th: Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXIII (Car Show In Pigeon Forge).

Sept. 17th - 19th: Fall Rod Run (Car Show In Pigeon Forge)

Mid September - Early November  FAll in the Smokies

Sept. 25th - October 31st: OktOberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

TBD Late September Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament


Oct. 1st - 31st: OktOberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

Oct. 3rd, 10th & 17th: (Saturdays) Smoky Mountain Farmers Market

Oct. 5th - 22nd: Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair

Oct.  ALL FRIDAY & SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER: Ripley's Fright Nights

Oct. 31st: Trick or Treat Kickoff Carnival


Nov. 1st - 2nd: Oktoberfest

Nov. 8th: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Nov. 11th: Veterans Day Celebration

Nov. 8th - 30th: Gatlinburg Winter Magic 

Nov. 12th - 30th: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolly Rid of Lights

Nov. 21st - 26th: Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Show

Nov. 27th - Dec. 3rd  Great Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Show



Nov. 30th - Dec. 6th: Great Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Show

Dec. 1st - 30th: Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Rid of Lights

Dec. 1st - 31st: Gatlinburg Winter Magic

December 4th: 40th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Dec. 4th - 19th: Winter Majic Tunes & Tales

Dec. 5th & 6th: Christmas on Ice

December 31st: New Year’s Eve Firework Show & Ball Drop


Noveber 7 -Feb 28th Gatlinburg Winter Magic