May 25, 2009
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Gatlinburg Hospitality Association wants to wish All Mother’s a Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank You for all you do!!!!
May 16 & 17
Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival
Family oriented fine arts festival at Ripley’s Plaza and River Road featuring juried artists from around the country, delicious cusine and music. Proceeds benefit Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and Sevier County Arts Council.
Gatlinburg Scottish Festival & Games
May 16 & 17
The 28th Annual Scottish clans meeting at Milss Park Features Highland athletics, bagpipe comptetions, Highland dancing, border collie demostrations, caber toss, entertainment, along with food & merchandise vendors.
Scottish Festival Parade
May 15, 2009
Join the Scots in the annual dowtown Parade at 6 Pm
April 12, 2009 at 5:45 AM
Easter Sunrise Service at Ober
Gatlinburg includes complimentary
tram service to the top of Mt. Harrison
beginning at 5:45 a.m. Service begins
at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet available.
April 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. on River Road and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza.
Come out and enjoy live entertainment and children’s activities promising a lip-smackin’ good time!
This year’s event at the Aquarium plaza with feature an entertainment menu spiced up by soulful rock ‘n roll blues.
Awards will be presented to the best ribs or wings in six categories. All vendors will be vying for the coveted “People’s Choice Award” chosen by popular vote.
An armband for Ribfest & Wings may be purchased that allows as long as they last sampling, or shell out a “buck for a bone or two wings.”
8th Annual Trade show
Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge
10:00 Am until 5:00 Pm
Food & Prizes
Presented by: Sevierville Lodging Association, Smoky Moutain Vacation Lodging,
Pigeon Forge Hotel & Lodging Association, Gatlinburg Lodging & Hospitality Association
March 17 – Holly and Shamrock Parade – St. Nicholas Meets St. Patrick – If a gathering of more than 750 Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses, elves and even reindeer won’t be enough to mesmerize you, how about a parade? The first annual parade will be hosted by the City of Gatlinburg at mid-afternoon and feature floats, carriages, decorated wagons, bands and singers to help these happy St. Nicks to party with the Irish!
April 8 – 11 – Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show – Unique handcrafted gifts are made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and placed on display as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. For more information, visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748
April 1 to 30 – Smoky Mountain Springfest – Join in a countywide celebration of the season, featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. (800) 568-4748
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop on Historic Nature Trail at the Parkway – For the 21st straight celebration, the Space Needle area at traffic light #8 comes alive at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous fireworks show. Features live entertainment and party favors. “Best New Year’s Eve Show in the South.”
December 5 – Gatlinburg’s 33rd Annual “Fantasy of Lights” Christmas Parade – This popular Christmas parade in downtown Gatlinburg is recognized as one of the very best by the International Festival and Events Association. Features lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units and helium balloons. Popular parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at Traffic Light #1A and continues through downtown to Light #10.
December 1 to 31 – Gatlinburg Winter Magic tm – The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over three million spectacular lights, featuring LED displays. Snowmen and children are new for 2008!
City of Gatlinburg’s 19th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 19th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, November 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. on River Road and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Highlighted by the debut of Phase III of the spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lights program and entertainment headlined by the return appearance of the fabulous Cornell Gunter Coasters, up to 20 vendors will serve up kettles of chili ready for you to sample. For a small donation, receive a spoon and a voting ballot, then be pleasantly tempted and tested before casting your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Also, judges will select winners in categories including Best Taste, Booth Presentation, Apron Design and Most Unique Chili Name. The classic sounds of The Coasters highlight the musical talent for the festivities, with their songs including “Charlie Brown,” “Yaketey Yak,” “Poison Ivy” and “Along Came Jones” sure to get you up off your feet for a trip around the dance floor. The main stage will also feature Grammy nominated bluegrass band, Barry Scott & Second Wind, and local favorites, The Griffin Brothers. Among the chili cookers willing to put their taste to the test are Citizens National Bank, Corky’s BBQ, Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Bar, Fox & Parrott Tavern, Gatlinburg Elks Lodge, Gatlinburg Fire Department, Gatlinburg Mass Transit Department, Gatlinburg Police Department, Hellbender Grill, Hoggs & Honey’s Saloon & Grill, Pittman Center Volunteer Fire Department, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Sevier County Utility District, Smokey’s Pub & Grub, Tennessee State Bank, TGI Friday’s, Touch Love Catering, Walters State Community College Culinary Department, and Westgate Resort’s Smoke House Grill. Event sponsors include A Step Above & Premier Limousine, Best Western Twin Islands, Coca-Cola, Food City, Hard Rock Café, Mountain Rentals of Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Sprint, Star 102.1, and Wireless Image. Tickets are $7 in advance, with the Pi Beta Phi PTA receiving $3 of pre-sale proceeds. Tickets are available at City Welcome Centers, BB&T, Citizens National Bank, Greystone Lodge at the Aquarium, Home Federal, Jack Huff’s Motor Lodge, Mountain National Bank, SmartBank and Tennessee State Bank. Tickets are $8 after 2 p.m. on November 5, with Pi Beta Phi PTA receiving $2 of those proceeds.
Enjoy a unique, fun-filled wagon ride in downtown Gatlinburg,surrounded by the Great Smokies in the fall and Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays beginning in November. Downtown Gatlinburg
Departure is at Traffic Light #6 at Mountain Mall. Rides run from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and leave approximately every 45 minutes. Proceeds benefit United Way.
Call 865-436-0535 Cost is $4.00
September 1st – November 30th 2008
fall event happening here