Gatlinburg Summer Events


The season of summer fun has arrived in Gatlinburg, and it comes with no shortage of activities for the whole family. This summer, visitors will have the chance to spend their evenings enjoying live entertainment, attending award-winning Independence Day festivities and getting a firsthand look at unique items hand-crafted in Gatlinburg for generations.

Summer Events in Gatlinburg, TN

Summer of Shine.pngOle Smoky Annual Summer of Shine Entertainment Series

Ole Smoky Distillery has announced their entertainment series, Summer of ‘Shine. This year, the leading moonshine company, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, is expanding their genre of musical acts by bringing in some rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.

Ober Gatlinburg Saturdays in the Summer.jpgOber Gatlinburg Saturday's in the Summer

Join us for fun in the Smokies at Ober Gatlinburg Saturdays in the Summer! We will be featuring extraordinary local talent and our artists will bring you: soul, neo-soul, jazz, country, classic rock, and today’s hits! This will be happening at our restaurant Seasons of Ober on the main stage from....

Sugarlands Distilling Staurday Nights.jpgSugarlands Distilling Co. Saturday Nights

Come out to Sugarlands Distilling Company and enjoy our spirit stage each Saturday from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for some great music. The spirit stage is located on the back porch of our Gatlinburg distillery on the Parkway....

Gatlinburg Independence Day Parade.jpgFirst Independence Day Parade in the Nation

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception. For 43 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, turning south onto....

Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale.jpgGatlinburg's Fireworks Finale

Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg! Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00 p.m. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights....

Gatlinburg Craftmens Fair.jpegGatlinburg Craftmen's Fair

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show.

Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival.jpgGatlinburg Songwriters Festival

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 13 through 22.“Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical Roots” 10-day festival downtown Gatlinburg featuring....

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament.jpgSmoky Mountain Trout Tournament

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. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed.