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2011 Special Events

Date

Event

March 4 - 5

APPL Murder Mystery - Visitors and residents alike are invited to enjoy the performance of “Some Show (About A Murder)” this years locally produced and cast theatrical show presented as a fundraiser for Anna Porter Public Library

March 11 - June 6

Smoky Mountain SpringFest - Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, trees are full of new growth and leaves, frost has melted from the high country and waterfalls cascade onto rocks below.

March 25 - 27

3rd Annual Gatlinburg Screenfest - Gatlinburg Screenfest features independent films and filmmakers from all over the nation at River Terrace Resort.

April 2

Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon - The third annual triathlon at the Community Center starts at 8:15 a.m. and is open to anyone 15 years and older capable of swimming one-half mile, biking twenty kilometers, and running five kilometers consecutively.

April 3-4

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - The 12th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.and adults. www.rockytopoutfitters.com

April 16

Music of the Mountains - Great Smoky Mountains National Park presents its one-day event at Sugarlands Visitor Center with free, limited-seating performances by a series of six prominent musical acts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 16

Mountain Man Memorial March - The Fourth Annual Mountain Man Memorial March is a 26.2-mile march in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee which will be conducted Saturday, April 16 in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform.

April 20 - 23

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show - Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Demonstrations are part of the show.

April 26 - May 1

Wildflower Pilgrimage - Enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 150 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations & classroom lectures.

April 28

Ribfest & Wings - Enjoy the area’s best ribs and wings as well as live entertainment during Gatlinburg’s Ribfest & Wings on Thursday, April 28. One admission price allows sampling until the ribs and wings run out as the Parkway transforms into a Street Fair.

May 13 - 14

Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games - For the 30th consecutive year, Scottish clans will gather in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for the Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games, scheduled May 13 and 14 at Mills Park.

May 14 - 15

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival - A family oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country, delicious cuisine and music on Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza and River Road..

May 27 - 29

Family Fest In The Smokies - For 21 years Bill & Gloria Gaither have been coming to Gatlinburg with an extraordinary 3-day musical event!

June 2 - 5

Mountain Hounds Weekend - Owners of retired racing Greyhounds gather in Gatlinburg to support the rescue efforts of rescue activists.

June 17 -
August 13

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales - All summer long hear tales, mountain music, and learn the lore of the Smoky Mountains on the sidewalks of downtown Gatlinburg. Fourteen acts nightly. 6 - 11 p.m.

July 3 - 4

36th Annual July 4th Midnight Parade - For the 36th consecutive year, Gatlinburg kicks off America’s Independence Day celebration with the nation’s first parade, which leads off at 12 a.m. on Sunday.

July 4

Gatlinburg’s River Raft Regatta - Gatlinburg’s popular River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on Monday, July 4th, on the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg.

July 15 - 23

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair - Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 30

Gatlinburg United Way Shark Race - Rubber sharks are released into the Little Pigeon River at the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens bridge to race downstream, first one to cross the finish line wins!

September 15

Taste of Autumn - Featuring the fare of the area’s finest restaurants and businesses plus live music, the Taste of Autumn returns to the Gatlinburg Convention Center

September 15 -
October 31

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival - Fall decorations, old fashioned hayrides, events, entertainment, and local craft exhibits.

September
24 - 25

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - The 12th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

October 6 - 23

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair - Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 9

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff - Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 22nd annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the popular Downtown Parkway.

November 9, 2011 -
January 30, 2012

Trolley Ride of Lights - Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. These popular guided excursions.

November 11

Veteran’s Day Celebration - Join Gatlinburg in saluting America’s veterans. Stirring musical tribute on Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza.

November 21 -25

Festival of Trees - Festival of Trees and weekend performances of a holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg.

November 22 -
December 4

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

December 2

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade - The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 36th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m.

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