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.

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.

Jul
27
Fri
Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend
Jul 27 @ 12:01 am – Jul 29 @ 11:59 pm

Enjoy a sales tax free weekend across the state of Tennessee! Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 27th, sales tax will not be charged on a variety of items, such as clothing, school supplies and computers. All Tennessee merchants must participate in the sales tax holiday. Clothing and school supplies must be less than $100 per item to qualify, and technology must be less than $1500 per item. Online purchases and purchases through apps also qualify if the purchase is paid for by the customer and accepted by the retailer during the holiday period for immediate shipment.

Jul
28
Sat
Smokies Trot 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk @ Smokies Stadium
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Smokies Trot 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk @ Smokies Stadium | Kodak | Tennessee | United States

The Smokies Trot 5k will be held at 8:00 AM on July 28, 2018. Runners will start at Smokies Stadium and finish the race by rounding the bases then heading to home plate!

Beer and concessions will be sold during and after the event!

If you would like to register ahead of time for the 2018 Smokies Trot 5K, please visit the event website. To view the Smokies Trot 5K flyer, click here.

Please send any questions to events@smokiesbaseball.com or call 865-286-2317.

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