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
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
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
Jul
21
Sat
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.