Oct
4
Fri
Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival @ Arrowmont
Oct 4 – Oct 7 all-day

Combine fine art, a gorgeous mountain backdrop, diversity in creativity from across the nation, a national renowned school of arts and crafts, and what do you have?

That would be the 9th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival at Arrrowmont, set October 4-6, 2013, at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, showcasing artists at the top of their fields.  Participating exhibitors are chosen by jury in 16 categories ranging from ceramics and glass to watercolor and woodworking; $10,000 in prizes and purchase vouchers is at stake.  For artists, the festival is a prestige event. For visitors, it’s a guaranteed opportunity to enjoy the best in fine art, a fantastic free children activity program, listening to music, and gaze at the nearby mountains.

The 2013 three-day fair will be headquartered on the grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and is scheduled October 4 through October 6, 2013, with attendees of the free event able to mingle with their favorite artists and view an outstanding array of their creations.

A special “Night with the Artist Party” will be part of the festivities.

While admission to the festival is free to visitors, the event serves as a major fundraiser for Arrowmont, the Sevier County Arts Council and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club art program.

Oct
10
Thu
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair @ Gatlinburg Convention Center
Oct 10 – Oct 28 all-day

Autumn’s brisk air signals all of nature to transform the Great Smoky Mountains from lush green to a majestic patchwork quilt of colors.

The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the 38th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 10 through 27, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.

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. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit website.

Nov
9
Sat
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
Nov 9 2013 – Jan 5 2014 all-day

Don’t miss the five-time winner of America’s Best Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana! Walk amid a winter wonderland of four million lights as you enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions for the entire family. Settle in for one of the park’s holiday shows, including Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, Christmas in the Smokies and O’ Holy Night before gathering around the table for a delicious holiday meal served at one of the park’s many restaurants.

Visit Santa’s Workshop where Santa is awaiting to hear every child’s Christmas wishes. A Dollywood Christmas is the most holiday fun you’ll have in the Smokies.

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Nov
26
Tue
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show @ Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
Nov 26 – Dec 2 all-day

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748 for more information.

Festival of Trees @ WL Mills Conference Center
Nov 26 @ 9:15 pm – Nov 30 @ 10:15 pm

Surrounded by the twinkling lights and sounds and smells of the holidays, shop the many handmade centerpieces and craft items, and return to the joys of celebrating Christmas in the Smokies. Hundreds of Festive Christmas Trees, Sounds and Smells of Christmas Time Years Ago in the Smokies, Gingerbread House Contest, Gatlinburg-Made Holiday Decoratives and Gifts by Donation, Entrance by donation. All Proceeds Benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Nov
30
Sat
Nutcracker “Sweet” @ WL Mills Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 12:00 am – Dec 1 @ 1:00 am

Presented by the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GSE) Call (865) 680-7369 for information and reservations.

Dec
2
Mon
Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show @ Gatlinburg Convention Center
Dec 2 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 10:30 pm

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748 for more information.

Jun
1
Fri
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.