Jun
1
Fri
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Jun 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States

Ripley’s Mermaids return on May 26! See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July daily beginning Memorial Day. Call for dates and times in August through Labor Day.

“We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our Aquarium for everyone to enjoy of all ages. Everyone loves to be entertained by the mystical beauty of the Mermaids,” said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

The mermaids will be performing daily at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the summer. The Mermaids are available for Meet and Greets at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

World’s Largest Lego Titanic @ Titanic Museum & Attraction
Jun 1 – Dec 31 all-day
World’s Largest Lego Titanic @ Titanic Museum & Attraction | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States

A 10 year old boy from ICELAND had a dream to build the World’s Largest Titanic Model out of LEGO® BRICKS. It was a daunting, 11 month undertaking that resulted in the final product measuring 26ft x 5ft. His inspiring story has generated wide media where he shared his story in his own words. Now, following international acclaim, the Titanic Museum Attraction has this Titanic masterpiece built with LEGO® BRICKS on display for its USA debut, as an exclusive, featured attraction!

Jul
21
Sat
Titanic Color Run @ Titanic Museum Attraction
Jul 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Titanic Color Run @ Titanic Museum Attraction | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States

Get ready Smoky Mountains, for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color. Color Vibe is coming soon so join the VIP list by pre-registering today!  Titanic is hosting this event to benefit East TN Autism Foundation.  Every participate will just not be running or walking to have fun but to help AUTISM!!  The race will start promptly at 7:30am on Saturday, July 21st.  Plan to arrive around 7:00am for fun live entertainment and registration.  There will be a pre-registration the day before the race held at the Titanic.  Each pre-registered participate will receive a number, t-shirt, 2 bags of color, and a fun bag.  Extra t-shirts and color will be for sale and all proceeds will go to Autism.  The route for the Color run will start at the Titanic go around the surrounding properties, down the parkway and return back to the Titanic.  We will give out awards in the different age categories and also some fun awards. COME OUT FOR TITANIC COLOR RUN AND ALSO AUTISM. Rain/Shine NO REFUNDS.

Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – July 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – July 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountain 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.

July will feature a steam powered train, and Hoppy Trout Brewing Company of Andrews, NC.

Neal McCoy Live @ Country Tonight Theatre
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Neal McCoy Live @ Country Tonight Theatre | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States

Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It”. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On”, came in 2005 from his self-released “That’s Life”. His awards include Entertainer of the Year, 1998 & 1999 TNN/Music City News Country Awards. With over 6 million records sold, Neal McCoy is a favorite of country music fans. His high energy show is packed with familiar hits including “You Gotta Love That”, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”, and “The Shake”.

Aug
10
Fri
Bubba Fest @ LeConte Center
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm
Bubba Fest @ LeConte Center | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States

BUBBA FEST! is a weekend celebration of America’s Heartland. The event will feature special appearances by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, a comedy performance, a country music concert, and a Friday night kickoff party. BUBBA FEST! will include activities and contests that will appeal to all ages, including a Tricked-Out Truck Contest, a Baddest Bike Contest, and exhibitors from around the world. Think of the state fair meets comic con, and there lies BUBBA FEST!: a family-friendly event like no other.

Friday, August 10, 2018: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 11, 2018: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Find out more at www.bubbafest.com

Aug
15
Wed
Gatlinburg Gathering @ Galtinburg Convention Center
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
Gatlinburg Gathering @ Galtinburg Convention Center | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States

August 15 @ 6:30 pm – August 18 @ 6:30 pm

Gatlinburg Gathering is a weekend of great Gospel Music and preaching with some of your top favorite Gospel Music artists and world renown speakers. Located in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Gatlinburg Gathering offers you a great weekend getaway for you and your family. The event is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg next to all the sites and shops that you enjoy. Experience great Gospel Music and preaching during the evening and take in the sights of beautiful Gatlinburg, TN during the day. Make your plans to attend Gatlinburg Gathering today!

Aug
16
Thu
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival @ Downtown Gatlinburg
Aug 16 – Aug 26 all-day
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival @ Downtown Gatlinburg

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 16 through 26.

The 10-day festival downtown Gatlinburg featuring hit songwriters. Public invited for free live entertainment. Songwriter opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots. Rain or shine.

The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers, but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.

Aug
18
Sat
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – August 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Aug 18 all-day
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – August 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountain 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.

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Townsend Visitor's Center
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Townsend Visitor's Center | Townsend | Tennessee | United States

Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset.

The balloons begin to inflate at dusk and glow for around an hour. This means balloons are usually up from about 7:30pm to 9:00pm, conditional on weather. Parking for the event is $20 online and $25 day of event.

Our four legged friends are not discouraged from attending the GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival, but we understand that the Balloons can be frightening and noisy much in the same way a fireworks show creates stress for our furry pets. All pets must be leashed and poop bags are required.

This year we will offer tethered rides (weather permitting) and balloon glow. The balloons will not launch.