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.

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.”

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