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The season of Summer has arrived in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There’s plenty of amazing events happening all summer long that you don’t want to miss.

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1. Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley

Offering free transportation throughout the summer, Gatlinburg’s iconic open-air trolley offers the best and most affordable way to explore the city’s festive happenings.

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2. Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

The walkable streets of downtown Gatlinburg become a live stage during the city’s summer-long performance festival. Visitors will enjoy meeting costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying Appalachian characters from time periods as far back as the 1800’s along the Gatlinburg Parkway from 6PM to 11PM.

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3. Fourth of July Midnight Parade

The first Independence Day parade in the nation promises a spectacular patriotic celebration filled with marching bands, floats and local performers all along the Gatlinburg downtown parkway.

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4. July 4 Fireworks Show

When the sun goes down, Gatlinburg lights up the night on Independence Day with a grand fireworks display. The 129th Army band performs at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza beginning at 9PM and leading up to the fireworks finale.

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5. Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Arts and crafts lovers can enjoy over 200 booths featuring some of the country’s finest handmade items. Open daily from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday’s from 10AM to 5PM at the Gatlinburg Convention Center location downtown, artisans and craftspeople demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale.

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6. Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

Celebrating the area’s rich musical heritage, Gatlinburg’s weeklong music festival summons songwriters from around the world to compete and share their craft in the city’s downtown venues.

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Staying in a Cabin in Gatlinburg

If you're planning a summer vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to experience one of these amazing events, then you have to make plans to stay in one of our beautiful cabin rentals located in Gatlinburg. With a fantastic selection of cabins in Gatlinburg to choose from, we have the perfect vacation rental for your and your family to enjoy this summer. Plan your Gatlinburg summer cabin vacation today!