Upcoming Events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

There's always something fun and exciting to see and do when you're visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Here's a complete list of upcoming events for you to enjoy!

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION


Location Leconte Center
September 25 - October 1, 2022  Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. The NQC has been held annually since 1957, and took place in Louisville Kentucky until 2014, when it moved to Pigeon Forge. Visitors in town for the convention can expect to spend their days perusing booths representing musical artists, record labels, CD duplication plants, media entities, booking agents, Christian bookstores and other industry related organizations in the LeConte Center....

CHALKFEST AT THE ISLAND


Location The Island Pigeon Forge
Professional and aspiring chalk artists will gather at The Island in Pigeon Forge to adorn its concrete with colorful masterpieces made entirely with chalk during the annual Chalkfest. All artists, professional and aspiring, are invited to create a masterpiece. Registration is free and chalk and concrete are provided. If you prefer to just watch, come check out four featured artists and be sure to vote for your favorite community piece!...

HALLOWEEN TRICK OF TREAT AT THE ISLAND


Location The Island Pigeon Forge Time Starts: 5PM ‐ Ends: 7PM
Step right up! Step right up! Join The Island in Pigeon Forge for its annual Halloween Trick of Treat event. Enjoy free trick-or-treating Halloween night from 5-7 PM. The best part? Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating at The Island from 5pm – 7pm, and throughout the night enjoy spooky fountain shows and music! This family-friendly event is a fun, safe way to spend Halloween!...

DOLLYWOOD’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS


Location Dollywood
November 5 - January 1, 2023 Christmas is a magical time at Dollywood. Enjoy Smoky Mountain Christmas, an award-winning festival known for being the best across America. This year, there will be more lights & shows, a themed area and all of the classics that you know and love. Enjoy Glacier Ridge, showcasing a 50 foot video motion Christmas tree that was added in 2019. In addition, classic shows and productions such as It’s a Wonderful Life, the Parade of Many Colors and more will return....

GATLINBURG CHILI COOKOFF


Location Downtown Gatlinburg Time Starts: 5:00 PM ‐ Ends: 8:00 PM
For more than 30 years, the city of Gatlinburg has celebrated the beginning of Winterfest with its annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Beans. The tradition continues with live entertainment and mouth watering chili sampling, with mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous. City leaders will participate in an official lighting ceremony for Smoky Mountain Winterfest that features millions of twinkling lights adorning Gatlinburg Winter Magic light displays throughout the city....

PIGEON FORGE WINTERFEST


Location Pigeon Forge Parkway
November 13 - February 19, 2023 Draped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November until February....

FANTASY OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE


Location Downtown Gatlinburg Time Starts: 7:00 PM ‐ Ends: 9:00 PM
Gatlinburg’s Annual Fantasy of Lights Parade will roll through Downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the arrival of the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus. The excitement begins at 7:30 p.m. where the parade will step-off from Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway, before spanning through Gatlinburg and ending at traffic light #10....

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE ISLAND


Location The Island Pigeon Forge Time Starts: 10:00 AM ‐ Ends: 12:01 AM
Join us at The Island in Pigeon Forge as we countdown to 2023 with a dazzling midnight fireworks production on December 31! The Island in Pigeon Forge will be open on Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to midnight, and we look forward to celebrating with you as we ring in the New Year! Our rides, retail and dining establishments will operate as scheduled, including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel – so we invite you to bring your family and enjoy spending quality time together at The Island before the fireworks go off at midnight! The Island in Pigeon Forge is excited to offer families the opportunity to celebrate and make cherished memories together while ringing in the New Year in spectacular fashion! Join us on New Year’s Eve for a day of family fun and incredible fireworks, and let’s kick off 2023 with a bang!...