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!

Jun
22
Fri
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales @ Downtown Gatlinburg
Jun 22 – Aug 11 all-day
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales @ Downtown Gatlinburg

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.”

Jul
13
Fri
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Entertainment is included in the admission cost.

Aug
2
Thu
2018 Square Dance Convention
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 11:00 pm

Join us on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2018 for the 44th Convention, back in Gatlinburg again after that record-setting 2017 Convention there. The beautiful W. L. Mills Conference Center provides more than great dancing space in a comfortable and convenient layout.

What You can Expect for 2018:

  • Over 60 gifted, talented and challenging callers, cuers and lines instructors
  • 5 Halls of GREAT, CONTINUOUS DANCING…. including:
  • Live Band Hall: Friday & Saturday Evenings… Square Dancing only… dancing in beautiful Mills Auditorium… high energy, FUN ! … Mainstream & Plus calling (split sessions)
  • Wood flooring in ALL halls: NO dancing on carpet!
  • Mainstream hall: a more relaxed hall for ALL dancers… Lines between tips in the evenings
  • Plus hall: for the dedicated Plus dancer… Rounds between tips in the evenings
  • Advanced hall: full program, both Friday and Saturday. 9+ amazing advanced callers… LARGE hall…C1
  • Rounds hall: full program, both Friday and Saturday. 10+ “smooth” rounds cuers… LARGE hall… more hours of dancing!
  • Lines program: 2 full hours of Line Dancing only, both Friday & Saturday
  • Thursday Night Trail-in Dance: … dancing in LARGE, COOL Mills Auditorium. It’s “wear your convention t-shirt ” and be ready to dance night!!!!
  • Workshops
  • Intros
  • Request Rounds (higher levels)
  • Fun Squares
  • Hot Hash
  • Singles’ Activities
  • Afterparty
  • Fashion Show… NOT your ordinary runway stroll!
  • Sewing Clinic
  • Used Clothing Sale

Tentative Schedule:

  • Thursday: Trail-In Dance 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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
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.

Aug
24
Fri
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion @ LeConte Center
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion @ LeConte Center | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States

Once again we will be holding our annual Jeep Invasion at the beautiful LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Both days are 9am to 5pm. $10.00 General Admission per day per person on the days of the show at the door or entry gate. This is an indoor and outdoor event that will feature an array of over 150 national, regional and local Jeep accessory vendors. We had over 7,000 Jeeps attend in 2017 and are looking to break that record again. We will also be having our vendors donating off lots of cool jeeping products and there will be plenty of show Jeeps on display for your viewing pleasure. Please check back for the latest updates.The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is an annual event hosted by the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club of Maryville, Tennessee. This year’s 6th Annual Invasion will be held on August 24th-25th, 2018. This event is a vendor-driven event open to all Jeep enthusiasts. Anyone who owns or loves Jeeps is welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

The Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area draws 10 million visitors per year, making it the perfect location for the 5th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion. Held inside the beautiful 100,000 square foot LeConte Center, this year’s Invasion will be packed full of vendors and spectators alike, enjoying all things Jeep! This year’s event drew over 7,000 Jeeps and nearly 15,000 attendees, and next year’s event will not disappoint.

We have begun accepting applications for vendors excited to participate and eager to dazzle in this year’s show!

If you would like to contact us about being a vendor please visit our Contact Page If you are interested in participating in this event as a Vendor please contact us at jeepinvasion@gmail.com or go to our website.