July Fourth Midnight Parade in Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July Midnight Parade celebrates its 42nd year as the “First Independence Day Parade in the in Nation." Saluting the men and women of our armed forces, at the stroke of midnight, Gatlinburg’s Parkway will fill with balloons, floats, marching bands and more to pay tribute to our country. Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July Midnight Parade is listed as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event. For more information, call 800-568-4748 or visit www.gatlinburg.com
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales Gatlinburg – a summer-long street performance event throughout the city of Gatlinburg. Come see costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back in time as the early 1800's.
Annual Patriot Festival at Pigeon Forge Patriot Park! A FREE event, thousands gather at Patriot Park each year to enjoy live musical entertainment throughout the day with games and activities for the kids. The evening’s finale is an extravagant fireworks display! Various foods like ice cream, shaved ice, hot dogs, burgers and more are available (a portion of the proceeds goes to local charities). The fun starts around noon and lasts until 9:30 or 10pm. Patriot Festival event parking is free and a trolley shuttle will run from the Municipal Parking Lot on Teaster Lane right into Patriot Park. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for comfortable seating but no umbrellas please.
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta– Beginning at noon, the River Raft Regatta well set sail down the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale– End the 4th with a bang! Come see this dazzling fireworks display visible anywhere in downtown Gatlinburg!
Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg! Performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. 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. Performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.
Saturday, July 1, 2017