If you are reading this blog, we know that you are a special kind of traveler. The kind that is open to visiting new places, experiencing new things and always looking for the next story to bring home to friends and family. Despite what you may think, Gatlinburg is not just some sleepy old town tucked away in the mountains. We host events year-round that bring people from around the world to our neck of the woods.
Check out these events happening over the next few weeks. We guarantee you won’t find anything else like them near you!
Smoky Mountain Encore: This event is held each year in Gatlinburg and has grown by leaps and bounds. If you have ever wanted to try clogging or just want to watch some of the best cloggers in the United States, you have come to the right spot. Clogging is a unique form of dancing that originates in the Appalachian Mountains but is now popular around the world. From March 15 to 17, you can learn about clogging by taking workshops or rooting on dancers during the the competitions.
Santa’s ClausFest: Do you miss Christmas when it is over? Do you find yourself wishing that it could be Christmas again – even when it is warm and sunny outside? If so, you will love ClausFest. Folks that spend their holidays dressed as Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer or the big guy himself gather in Gatlinburg each year to celebrate the most wonderful season of all. Check out all the Clauses in their splendor at the parade, held this year on March 17. Floats and more will wind down the streets of Gatlinburg and everyone is invited to join in the fun.
AFC Nine: If you are in the mood to get a little rowdy, you will not want to miss out on this mixed martial arts event. MMA athletes from around the southeast will gather in Gatlinburg to duke it out for multiple titles. The event is open to the public so go ahead and buy your tickets today. Since the event began years ago, it has led to the wide success of many MMA fighters across the United States. You might even see the next big star duking his way to the top this spring! The event will be held on March 30 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
ENCORE DCS Regional Dance Competition: Whether you have a child participating in this event or you just love dance, everyone is invited to watch the regional championships. As one of the most renowned dance companies in the country, its dancers are prized for their skill and keen attention to detail. The event will be held from March 31 to April 1 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Help cheer on the dancers as they battle for scholarships, prizes and much more.
And just think, these are only the events for March! Visit our blog each week to learn about all of the exciting events that take place in and around Gatlinburg. As always, don’t hesitate to contact our main office with any questions you may have about your stay at the Elk Springs Resort.
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