January 2015 Event Calendar
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Festival: Gatlinburg lights up the winter nights through February with Christmas lights throughout the city. Gatlinburg TN.
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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights: Hop aboard a special trolley at the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies trolley depot at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. to enjoy a guided trolley ride to view all the lighting displays that remain throughout Gatlinburg. Please call (865) 436-0535 for reservations or book your seats on-line by visiting www.gatlinburg.com/events. Gatlinburg TN.
January Strength to Stand Bible Conference: Take your faith to another level at the Strength to Stand Bible Conference. Students aged 12 through college who desire a way to reflect deeper and more effectively into faith will leave the conference with the tools to do so. Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference Facebook page reveals many personal reviews of experiences of convergence's of the past. Conference held at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. (800) 869-8738. facebook.com/strengthtostand and strengthtostand.com Pigeon Forge TN.
25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week: A celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with exhibits, demonstrations, hiking, authentic Appalachian music and more. Indoor and outdoor activities open to all ages. Programs take place between 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily at LeConte Center. mypigeonforge.com/wildlife. (800) 251-9100. Pigeon Forge TN.
Tennessee Winter Special Olympics: Special olympians competition in ice skating, snowboarding and snow skiing at Ober Gatlinburg. Call (800) 251-9202 for specific schedule. Opening ceremonies are held at W.L. Mills Auditorium. Gatlinburg TN.
Climbing for Hope: http://mountainhope.org/lumberjacktickets.html
February 2015 Festivals & Events
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Festival: Gatlinburg lights up the winter nights in February with Christmas lights throughout the city. Gatlinburg TN.
Teacher Appreciation Month: Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge pays it forward in the month of February to all teachers. Present your school ID and any principal or teachers from Tennessee Schools (public and private) are invited to purchase tickets at a special rate. (800) 381-7670. titanicpigeonforge.com. Pigeon Forge TN Event.
February Freeze 5k: Located on Butler Street, across from Patriot Park, registration beginning at 4:45 and racing starts at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited, start the year off with this fun race! (865) 453-3882. email@example.com Pigeon Forge TN Event.
Titanic Valentine's Party: Celebrate love at the Titanic Museum. Many guests who were on the real titanic were celebrating honeymoons, weddings, and love. Bring your special loved ones and make a special memory. (800) 381-7670. titanicpigeonforge.com
Miss Tennessee United States Pageant: The goal of the Miss Tennessee United States Organization is to provide a life changing experience for young, vibrant women across the state. Country Tonite Theatre. (865) 453-2003. www.misstennesseeus.com
15th Annual Saddle Up: Celebratory tribute to the American West that features cowboy poets and storytellers, western music, a chuckwagon cookoff and Cowboy Church service. Join cowboys and cowgirls from across the country for singing, cooking, and great entertainment. Click here for a printable flyer. LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. (800) 251-9100. mypigeonforge.com/saddleup
Smoky Mountain Snowdown Winter Heritage Festival: A celebration of the human history, natural beauty, and cultural traditions of Townsend, Cades Cove, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many community groups and businesses and Great Smoky Mountains National Park host various events. Most events are free except for lunches and suppers and where there are reservations required with charges for meals or material fees. Music and photography workshops require pre-registration. Click here for flyer. Townsend TN Event.
Challenge Youth Conference: Empowering teens with teachings and challenges, while encouraging them to live their lives for Christ. LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. (256) 710-7671. cyconline.com. Pigeon Forge TN.
March 2015 Things to Do
Challenge Youth Conference: Empowering teens with teachings and challenges, while encouraging them to live their lives for Christ. LeConte Center. (256) 710-7671. cyconline.com Pigeon Forge TN.
Irish Month at Titanic Museum: Built in Ireland 1912, all 882 feet of the Titanic formed the world's biggest boat. Pigeon Forge pays tribute to Ireland and its connection to the Titanic. (800) 381-7670. titanicpigeonforge.com
TBD (Early in the Month)
"Sock Hop Under the Sea": Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies presents a fun tribute to the 1950's complete with food, beverages, 50's music and a dance contest for all ages. So put on your poodle skirt or blue jeans and leather jacket, slick back your hair and join the fun. 100% of the proceeds go to the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. For tickets call Ashley at 865-774-7684 ext. 219. http://mountainhope.org. Gatlinburg TN.
Winter Carnival of Magic: Beginning at 8 p.m. each night, witness local magicians offering up their finest performances at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. www.ibmring58.com
Gatlinburg Improv Fest: The improvisational festival brings performers and spectators to the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre for 3 days of shows and classes. Super funny and family friendly! Visit www.gatlinburgimprovfest.net. (865) 325-9712. Gatlinburg TN.
2015 Warrior 10 Miler & 5K Run: Join local hero's in support of the Wounded Warrior Project—rain, snow or shine! Race is sponsored by Tennessee Spine & Performance Enhancement Center. Race begins on Collier drive, and continues to Veterans Blvd. and up Teaster Lane, and back. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Click here to print registration. Sevierville TN.
Shakespeare Festival: The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend presents an annual Shakespeare Festival including seminar and discussion. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. (865) 448-1441. Townsend TN.
CXE Neon Xtreme National Championship: Pigeon Forge will fill with spirit as cheering squads compete in this U.S. National Qualifier at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. (800) 251-9100. cxecheer.com
North American Country Music Association International: NACMAI is dedicated to promote the development of Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music through discovering and showcasing emerging and aspiring artists. Enjoy daily competitions and a Hall of Fame & Awards Show. Country Tonite Theatre, Pigeon Forge. http://nacmai.wordpress.com/
Smokemont Classic Hike of the Smokies: Friends of the Smokies guided hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, East Tennessee. Led by author and hiking expert Danny Bernstein, this full-day hike will feature a historic chapel and cemetery, and highlight Public Safety Treatment of Ash Trees. The moderate hike is 6.2 miles with a 1,400 ft. ascent. To support the Smokies Trails Forever program, a donation of $10 for members and $35 for non-members is requested. Non-members receive a complimentary 1-year membership to Friends of the Smokies on their first hike and members who bring a friend may hike for free. Contact Anna Lee Zanetti at AnnaLee@FriendsOfTheSmokies.org or call (828) 452-0720 to register and click here for a printable 2015 Classic Hikes of the Smokies schedule.
Art & Wine Release: Come out to the Robert A. Tino Gallery and enjoy a fun day of art and wine! Sugarland Cellars will be at the gallery with their limited edition seasonal wine Sunny Days with labels designed by Robert A. Tino. There will be plenty of wine to sample and purchase, and $5 of the first 1000 bottles sold will be donated to the Friends of the Smokies. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sevierville TN.
Boy Scout Day: Boy Scouts from everywhere are invited to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction for awards ceremony, dinner and show. Pigeon Forge. (800) 356-1676
21st Annual A Mountain Quiltfest: Celebrate the timeless tradition of quilting at this award-winning event. Visit the quilt show and vendor mall, or attend classes conducted by top quilting instructors. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration begins Nov 4, 2014. For a complete schedule and registration please visit mountainquiltfest.com or call (800) 251-9100. Event is held at the Pigeon Forge Events Center.
Smoky Mountain Springfest & Gatlinburg It's a Spring Thing!: A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, Gatlinburg has jam packed April with special events and activities for the whole family! For more information on Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It's a Spring Thing, visit www.gatlinburg.com
Dollywood's Sneak Peak: Season passholders can enjoy this exclusive day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.dollywood.com
Dollywood's Festival of Nations: Dollywood brings cultural experiences to Pigeon Forge. With all the food, music and festivities there is surely something for everyone. Call (800) DOLLYWOOD for additional event details and plan to buy your discount Dollywood Tickets at our front desk.
16th Annual Smoky Mountain Boogie: Smoky Mountain Shaggers dance party, benefiting St. Jude's Research Hospital. (865) 428-2700. http://www.smokymountainshaggers.com
Spring Wildflower Festival: Head to The Lily Barn in Townsend for a day of adventure for gardening and wildflower enthusiasts. This will include a hands-on bonsai workshop and a discussion on native plants of East Tennessee. Several local artists will be on site displaying and selling their wares. Guided tours are available through our native perennial gardens and along the wildflower creek trail. Bonsai class begins at 11 a.m. with tours following. Wildflowers and native plants will be available for purchase in our greenhouse. General admission is free. Bonsai workshop, including azalea is $7. Call (865) 448-0399 for additional details. Click here for printable flyer. Lilybarn.com
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. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com
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