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
3
Tue
July 4th Parade in Gatlinburg, TN @ Downtown Gatlinburg
Jul 3 all-day
July 4th Parade in Gatlinburg, TN @ Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception with the first Independence Day Parade in the nation.

For 43 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Tuesday, July 3in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.

Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July celebrations will come to a close at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th when visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute fireworks display in the heart of downtown, with the best viewing areas around traffic lights #3 and #5.

In addition to the 4th of July events, the streets of Gatlinburg are filled with Appalachian music from Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales every night through August 11. The City offers free Parkway Trolley service, spanning the full length of the Parkway, daily through August 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

100th Army Brass Band @ Ripley's Aquarium Plaza
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm
100th Army Brass Band @ Ripley's Aquarium Plaza | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States

GCVB is pleased to add to the list of Fourth of July festivities the The U.S. 100th Army Brass Band Quintet. They will be performing on July 3 at 5 p.m.on Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza.

They will be performing again at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza on July 4th at 9 p.m. Just before the Gatlinburg Fireworks Show!

100th Army Band “Hard Knox” @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm
100th Army Band “Hard Knox” @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States

100th Army Band “Hard Knox” will be playing at the Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza.

Jul
4
Wed
Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Jul 4 all-day
Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center | Townsend | Tennessee | United States

The good folks in Townsend, Tennessee invite you to their 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks show at the Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center.

Admission is free. For more information please call (865) 448-6886.

Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States

Gatlinburg’s popular River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on July 4th, on the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg. This year’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration in Gatlinburg will feature the always-competitive River Raft Regatta, the unmanned kind.

Anything floatable can be entered starting at 10 a.m. at the Christ in the Smokies bridge on River Road and will end at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. There are two categories: Trash (not hand-made) and Treasure (hand-made) – awards will go to the top 3 in each category. Additionally, the “Judges Choice” award will go to the most creative “raft.” Awards will be given to the oldest and the youngest participant. Registration begins at 10 am and the race will start at 12:00 pm.

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival 2018 @ Patriot Park
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival 2018 @ Patriot Park | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States

Experience the 4th of July in Pigeon Forge, TN! The 28th Annual Patriot Festival will take place on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018! The night will feature music, food and fun games, all of which are free and open to the public. Join us for a celebration of America’s birthday- bring blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family. Umbrellas and coolers will not be permitted on site.

Event Schedule:

  • 12:00 PM: Free Kid’s Karnival and food vendors open
  • 1:30 PM: Free Entertainment, featuring:
    • Veterans Tribute
    • Pigeon Forge Community Chorus and more!
    • Special Guests: Electric Avenue
  • 8:30 PM: Event Headliner- Craig Morgan
  • 9:45 PM: Fireworks Spectacular
Gatlinburg’s July 4th Fireworks Finale @ Downtown Gatlinburg
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm
Gatlinburg’s July 4th Fireworks Finale @ Downtown Gatlinburg | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States

Celebrate America at Gatlinburg’s July 4th Fireworks Finale in Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00pm. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This event is designated as a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.