Gatlinburg 4th of July

The Downtown Gatlinburg 36th Annual Fourth of July Celebration is just days away! This 2-day festival will begin on Sunday, July 3 with musical performances at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing at two-hour intervals, you’ll hear the sounds of the Dixieland Band, the Brass Quintet, the Jazz Ensemble, and […]

Free Gatlinburg Trolley Rides

Riding the downtown Gatlinburg trolley is fun, convenient—and for a limited time—free! Now through August 13, you can hop on and off 3 specially designated, open-air shuttles as often as you like between 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at no cost.  The free route is from traffic light #1 at the north end of Gatlinburg to traffic […]

Planning a Road Trip #3 – Road Trip Food

In our Road Trip Planning series, we’ve already covered determining the purpose of your road trip to Gatlinburg along with must-have road trip songs. The next thing you’ll need to do is plan to have some great snacks and road trippin’ food ready so that hunger never interferes with the fun! One of our favorite […]

7th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

This much anticipated downtown Gatlinburg event kicks off on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. with “A Night with The Artists Party” held at Mills Auditorium. There will be an abundance of entertainment, appetizers, beer, wine, and a cash liquor bar. Tickets are $50 to attend, but you’ll get that back in a $50 voucher […]

Gatlinburg Cinco de Mayo

Head to downtown Gatlinburg for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Thursday, May 5, Gatlinburg will host its 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo at the Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza.   Bring the kids early for a culture-filled afternoon with crafts, Latin music, traditional dress, a Mexican Hat Dance and even a bust-the-piñata contest! Beginning at 4 p.m., […]

Mountain Man Memorial March ‘Honor through Action’

Come to Gatlinburg to participate in the annual ‘Honor through Action’ Mountain Man Memorial March. This Memorial March began in 2007 in honor 1LT Frank Walkup, a UT alumni, killed in Iraq.  In just four years, the event has grown into a tribute which honors all of our fallen American Heroes and Veterans along with special […]

Discount Dollywood Tickets

Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge is set to open March 26 and we’ve got “Play Another Tickets” available to all guests at Carr’s.  Essentially, this ticket is a Buy One Get One Free Dollywood ticket because you can visit any time on one day and return within the next 2 days and do it […]

Planning a Road Trip

Planning a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? We’re going to provide a series of road trip planner ideas that will help you prepare for your journey, give entertaining ways to pass the time, and make the most of your destination vacation in the Smokies! Whether you have a limited budget or really deep […]

Gatlinburg Christmas Parade – Fantasy of Lights

This Friday, December 3, is the 35th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade in downtown Gatlinburg. Not only has the Gatlinburg parade been recognized by the International Festival and Events Association as one of the very best, it’s also designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society. Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus), the red […]

Gatlinburg Winter Magic & Chili Cookoff

Creekside Motel Rooms with 2 Queen Beds for only $49 per night plus tax, Sunday-Thursday, and this includes Wednesday’s Winterfest Kickoff! November 10 is the date of this year’s Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and concurrent Chili Cookoff.   This event has been aptly named one of winter’s “Top 20 Events” by the Southeast Tourism Society. […]