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THINGS TO DO

Your comprehensive guide to the best events and things to do in and around Gatlinburg.

The Great Outdoors

Fishing

With over 2,000 miles of streams within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boundaries, there is a wide variety of fly fishing experiences for anglers of all ages and skill sets.

Swimming and Tubing

Experience the Great Smoky Mountains from a different vantage point- the water- by taking a dip or trip down some of the clearest, cleanest mountain streams or rivers in the Southeastern US. Whether you choose to brave the rapids or opt for a gentler float or splash downstream these pure waters are guaranteed to delight and rejuvenate you!

Whitewater Rafting

Run the River Wild, and experience the wonder and thrill of the Great Smoky Mountains from a different vantage point, rambling the whitewater rapids of the Pigeon River.

Activities & Attractions

Anakeesta Outdoor Adventure Park

This Gatlinburg based theme park is a great family value! Admission to Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via the Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you enter the magical Firefly Village.  From there, you can experience breathtaking scenery, amazing activities, great food, and much more!

Rocky Top Sports World

Taking sports facilities to a whole new level. Rocky Top Sports World is an 80 acre state-of-the-art sports campus in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.

Attractions & Amusement

Gatlinburg offers families and visitors endless fun and amusement. Being bored is impossible.

Culture

Live Music

For visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains there is no better way to immerse yourself in the local culture, and have fun than to experience live music events.

Arts & Crafts

Creativity runs deep here; arts and crafts lovers will rejoice in the abundance of visual arts available in Gatlinburg.

 

Best In Show

Born in the Smoky Mountains, Dolly Parton put this region on the map. See why so many other country music stars and entertainers call East Tennessee home. With an array of talented showman, and superb live entertainment for the whole family, visitors to the area will revel in their options of music, dinner theatre, magic, comedy, variety shows and more.

Seasonal Events

Spring

Fresh air, blossoming flowers, spring showers, and fun activities await you in Spring.

 

 

Summer

Gatlinburg is bustling in summer and there is no shortage of events that entertain enhance your experience.

Fall

Spectacular fall foliage, festivals and activities await you during this breathtaking time of year.

Food & Drinks

Tennessee Moonshine: A History & Modern Day Distillery Tours

Take part in an age-old tradition and learn more about the heritage of Moonshine by visiting a local distillery, taking a tour, and even buying some authentic moonshine as treasured souvenir.

Restaurant Dining Guide

Your dining possibilities are endless in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. We’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants; find out where to get home-style cooking, southern cuisine, local fare, upscale dining, sweets and more!