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Gatlinburg offers fun and excitement throughout the year with annual celebrations and other major events throughout the city. The Independence Day Celebrations, Harvestfest, Smoky Mountain Traditions, Springfest and Winterfest are the most popular annual activities. Arts and crafts, galleries, fine dining establishments and numerous attractions participate together to showcase life in the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains with seasonal decorations and famous light displays.

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The Smoky Mountain Field School offers Non-Credit courses throughout the year at the Sugarlands Visitors Center in Gatlinburg. For a complete listing of courses offered, see http://www.ce.utk.edu/Smoky/

January 2015

1 - 2:  Winter Extreme Youth Gatlinburg Conference
Gatlinburg Convention Center. http://www.xtremeconferences.com/w14/index.html

1 - 31:  Gatlinburg's 24th Annual Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town.  Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.  Special lighting displays are added in January for Valentines Day.  For more information please call 800-568-4748.

1 - 25:  Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Trolley Station. Guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Group reservations are available. Departs at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Tickets on sale October 15. Call 865-436-0535 for ticket information.

1 - 31:  Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. 800-251-9202.

9 - 12:  Winter Photography Master Class in the Smokies 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. Emphasizes form, pattern, and structure in black and white (B&W) format. $642 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709

16 - 18:  Annual Resurrection
Gatlinburg Convention Center. Spiritual renewal weekend retreat for youths in grades 6 - 12. 865-293-4137.

16 - 19:  Winter Skifest - Registration Deadline December 5, 2014
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. 1 - 4 pm. 888-612-0566.

18 - 25:  Wilderness First Responder Class 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. Ideal for scout leaders, camp counselors and any other youth or outdoor workers. Offers hands-on training for dealing with bites, burns and other injuries, but also teaches participants how to manage conditions brought about from extreme temperatures and other outdoor emergencies. $795 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. Required course materials must be purchased separately and obtained in advance. http://www.gsmit.org/wfr.html

23 - 25:  Annual Resurrection
Gatlinburg Convention Center. Spiritual renewal weekend retreat for youths in grades 6 - 12. 865-293-4137.

24:  SANCP Advanced:  Winter Woody Plant ID
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. Do you know what to look for to identify trees and shrubs in the wintertime? Discover a number of leafless characteristics that will help you do so. For SANCP graduates as well as those who are simply interested in further developing their naturalist skills. $44 per person. Optional overnight and breakfasts are additional. 865-448-6709.

30 - 31:  Wilderness First Responder Refresher
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. $393 per person, includes meals and lodging. http://www.gsmit.org/wfrrefresh.html

February 2015

1 - 28:  Gatlinburg's 24th Annual Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town.  Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.  Special lighting displays are added in January for Valentines Day.  For more information please call 800-568-4748.

1 - 28:  Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. 800-251-9202.

6 - 8:  Family Adventure Weekend
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Enjoy hikes, crafts, games, waterfalls, beautiful views, campfires, and more. Family of four (ages 6 and up) costs $465. $97 for each additional person. Check in begins at 3 pm. 865-448-6709.

13 - 15:  Educators' Workshop: Likin' Lichens
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. $50 per person for educations. $295 per person if not a teacher. Limited to 20 people. 865-448-6709.

13 - 15:  SANCP Interpretation and Naturalist Skills
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Provides rudimentary knowledge regarding the theory and principles of environmental interpretation, how to communicate effectively, and how to develop meaningful interpretive programs. Expect fun, hands-on activities and participatory education as we progress from learning about good communication to actually teaching. Pre-class readings necessary for this course. $327 per person. See http://www.gsmit.org/sancpinterp.html for details.
865-448-6709.

TBA:  Owl Prowl
Rainbow Falls Trailhead. 7 pm. Provided by the Great Smoky Mountains Association. $5 for GSMA members and $10 for non-members. There is no fee for children ages 10-12; however, we do ask that children be 10 years of age or older. The event is limited to 20, so call early in order to enjoy prowling for owls. Call 865-436- 7318, Ext. 325 for Lisa, Ext. 222 for Judy, or Ext. 254 for Marti to make your reservation.

March 2015

1 - 15:  Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. 800-251-9202.

TBA:  Sock Hop Under the Sea
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Tribute to the 1950's complete with food, beverages, 50's music and a dance contest for all ages. Grab a 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. Live music, food and drink. 865-774-7684.

TBA:  Gatlinburg's Improv Fest
Sweet Fanny Adams Theater. For performers and spectators. 865-325-9712.

18 - June 7:  Smoky Mountain Springfest 
A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. 800-568-4748.

21:  Smoky Mountain Scavenger Hunt  
Get your hunt on! 1 vehicle per team, as many people that can fit in your one vehicle allowed. Takes place over a 25-hour period with teams receiving their hunt questions via e-mail by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20th and are due back at Tremont no later than 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21st with your answers. A light dinner will be served while tallying takes place. This event is limited to 200 participants so register early! Cost per team is $70 if registered by Thursday, March 20, 2014 by 3:30 pm. $80 if registering Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Proceeds benefit the Tremont Scholarship Fund. 865-448-6709.

TBA:  4th Annual Fit for Duty 5K Run/Walk
Gatlinburg Fire Department. Begins at 9 am. Presented by the Gatlinburg Firefighters Association. Open to all ages. For race registration and information call 865-661-0685.

TBA:  World Storytelling Day
Sweet Fanny Adams Theater. The topic will be Dragons and Monsters. 2 - 4 pm. $7 at door, $5 for seniors, students or groups. Children must be accompanied by adults. Call 865-429-1783 for information.

22 - 27:  Spring Outdoor Recreation Consortium 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. 865-448-6709.

31:  Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg Convention Center. 
FREE.

April 2015

1 - 4:  Smoky Mountain Springfest 
A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. Call 800-568-4748 for details.

1 - 4:  Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg Convention Center. 
FREE.

TBA:  Guided Walks and Tours of Gatlinburg
Learn about Gatlinburg's past and present. Naturalist tours and bird walks. Reservations required. Call Jennifer at 865-436-0505.

3 - Aug. 8:  10th Annual Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales
Downtown Gatlinburg. Enjoy live mountain music and folklore of the Smoky Mountains every Friday and Saturday night from April 5, 2014 to August 9, 2014. 6 pm - 11 pm. Free. 800-568-4748.

4:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

4 - 5:  16th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Festival
Open to adults and children. Multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. For information call 865-661-3474.

5:  Easter Sunrise at Ober 
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Free tram rides for worshipers begins at 5:45 am. running every 15 minutes. Service begins at 6:30 am. Free parking for those who drive up to Ober. Breakfast buffet available at the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant from 7:15 am - 10:30 am.  

10:  Wine, Dine and Art Crawl
Gatlinburg Convention Center. Private, guided tour of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Meet the artists while sampling local wines and enjoying hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants.  Finish the evening with a sit down dinner at one of Gatlinburg’s unique eating establishments, all for one price.  Seating is limited and reservations are required. 5 - 9 pm. Call 865-430-4148 for information.

10 - 11:  8th Annual Mountain Man Memorial March
Gatlinburg Convention Center. A 26.2 mile march in the Smoky Mountains. A tribute to our men and women in uniform. For information call 800-568-4748.

11:  Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Winefest
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Visitors 21 and older may purchase tickets $20 and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass.  The wineries will provide wine samples to everyone with a wristband. Guests will be able to purchase bottles of Tennessee wine. Talks associated with wine making, wine pairing and more. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association Scholarship Fund. 1 - 6 pm. 

11:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

12 - 17:  Spring Hiking Road Scholar Hike
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Elderhostel. Guided day hikes 5 - 13 miles. $693 per person. 865-448-6709.

TBA:  8th Annual Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon
Gatlinburg Community Center. Begins at 8:15 am. Open to anyone 15 years and older capable of swimming one-half mile, biking twenty kilometers, and running five kilometers consecutively. 865-436-4990.

18:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

19 - 25:  7th Annual Earth Day Week
Downtown Gatlinburg. 

21 - 25:  65th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
W. L. Mills Conference Center and other locations. Seven day event featuring 170 different programs, nature walks, lectures, seminars, art classes, photographic tours, and motorcades. Call 865-436-7318 ext. 22 or visit www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org.

TBA:  5th Annual Food Ministry Fiesta
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. 6 pm. Benefits Sevier County Food Ministries. Entertainment and refreshments. 865-428-5182.

TBA:  Spur Clean-Up
Beginning at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center. Teams are encouraged to help clean up debris and trash along the Spur. Winning team receives a Pizza Party at Big Daddy's Pizzeria. Ben and Jerry's will provide free ice cream to all participants. 9 am - 12 pm. Call Jennifer Burke at 865-436-0505 to participate. 

23:  Earth Day Festival
Mynatt Park. 3 - 7 pm. T-shirts featuring the art work of a local student will be for sale, food will be for sale from the Cabin Café and Ben and Jerry’s. All sales will benefit the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation which provides local scholarships, donations to schools, the Gatlinburg Goes Green Program and community educational events. 

24:  4th Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk Night Race
Nantahala Outdoor Center. A USA Track and Field sanctioned event.  Early registration is encouraged to guarantee your shirt size! Race night registration begins at 8:00 pm. Race starts at 10 pm. Register online at imathlete.com/events/earthday5kgatlinburgtn2014. Cost is $15 for youth and students. Early registration (before April 1) is $20. Regular registration (April 1-24) is $25. Day of Race registration is $30.

TBA: LeConte Lodge Overnight
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Hike to the top of the Smokies and stay overnight in LeConte Lodge. $305 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

24 - 27:  Spring Photography Workshop
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Instructed by Bill Lea. $611 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

25:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

26:  Junior Ranger Day
All 3 of the Park's Visitor Centers. Free, hands-on activities including Ranger guided walks, historic toy making, the making of dinner bells at a blacksmith shop, and visiting touch tables with animal skins, skulls and scat. 10 am - 2 pm.

TBA:  Go Green Disc Golf Tournament
Mills Park Pavilion. On-site registration begins at 12:30 pm. $20 for adults (beginner and open categories), $15 for children.  Registration includes lunch provided by Mellow Mushroom and a 2014 Earth Week T-shirt. Tee-off between 1 and 3 pm.  Each tee-pad will feature tips on how to “go green” provided by Keep Sevier Beautiful.  The tournament will also include putting contests with prizes from the Nantahala Outdoor Center at 1 pm. Register online at http://bit.ly/greendiscgolf
Call Jennifer Burke at 865-436-0505 to participate. 

May 2015

1 - 30:  Smoky Mountain Springfest
A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. Call 800-568-4748 for details.

1 - Aug. 8:  9th Annual Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales 
Downtown Gatlinburg. Enjoy live mountain music and folklore of the Smoky Mountains every Friday and Saturday night from April 5, 2014 to August 9, 2014. 6 pm - 11 pm. Free. 800-568-4748.

2:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

9:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

TBA:  Indians, Bushwhackers, and Conscripts: The Civil War in the Smokies
Sugarlands Visitor Center. Take a short walk with us to hear the war stories of Colonel Thomas and his legion of Cherokees, outposts at Clingmans Dome, Fort Harry, and the Battle of Gatlinburg. Walk rated easy to moderate in difficulty. Every Saturday.
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm. Free Admission.

TBA:  Logging in the Smokies
Sugarlands Visitors Center. Park staff explain how "misery whips and woodhicks" changed the landscape of the Smoky Mountains in the early 1900's. Handicap accessible. 2 pm - 2:45 pm. Free Admission.

14:  2nd Annual Gatlinburg Beans N' Cornbread Blast
Downtown Gatlinburg.  Games, foot-stompin' mountain bluegrass music and lots of Beans and Cornbread. Vendors compete against each other and you help decide the winner! Compete to win in our 2nd annual Corn Hole Tournament and help support our local Humane Society. Corn hole tournament runs from 3 - 5 pm. Finals are at the Gatlinburg Inn at 5 pm. Winners announced at 7:15 pm. A small fee will allow participants to sample all the different recipes while supplies last. 865-430-4148.

9 - 11:  SANCP Plants
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. A weekend of birdwatching. $327 per person. 865-448-6709.

9 - 11:  SANCP Birds
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. $327 per person. 865-448-6709.

16:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

16 - 17:  34th Annual Smoky Mountain Highland Games
Maryville College. Scottish clans meeting featuring Highland athletics, bagpipe competitions, Highland dancing, border collie demonstrations, haggis hurling, entertainment, whiskey tasting, food and merchandise vendors. Visit http://smokymountaingames.org

23:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

22 - 24:  25th Annual Family Fest in the Smokies
Gatlinburg Convention Center. 3 day musical event by Bill and Gloria Gaither. 7 pm. $125 for 3 day adult tickets. $35 per 3 day 12 and under tickets. $5.50 per ticket processing fee. 800-406-4224.

23:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 5th Season
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8:30 am - Noon. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

28 - 30:  11th Annual Mountain Hounds Weekend
Mynatt Park. Sidney James Mountain Lodge. Owners of retired racing Greyhounds gather in Gatlinburg to support the rescue efforts of rescue activists. Visit http://www.gfncmountainhounds.com.

30:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

30:  Oconaluftee Back Porch Old Time Music
Oconaluftee  Visitors Center. Jam session welcoming anyone who plays and would like to share their talents, regardless of playing level. The jams will follow an "around-the-circle" format, where folks may lead tunes/songs or pass the tune choice to the next person. 1 - 3 pm. Free. 828-497-1904.

June 2015

1 - 7:  Smoky Mountain Springfest 
A countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more. Call 800-568-4748 for details.

1 - Aug. 8: 9th Annual Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales
Downtown Gatlinburg. Enjoy live mountain music and folklore of the Smoky Mountains every Friday and Saturday night from April 5, 2014 to August 9, 2014. 6 pm - 11 pm. Free. 800-568-4748.

6:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

8 - 10:  Music in the Mountains 
The Park Vista. LifeWay Worship, PraiseGathering Music Group, and Lillenas invite you to a choral conference unlike any. 800-254-2022.

8 - 13:  Discovery Camp I
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 9 - 12. $555 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

8 - 13:  Wilderness Adventure Trek I 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $607 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

8 - 13:  Girls in Science Camp
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 12 - 15. $638 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. Participant cost is based on a sliding scale according to financial need. Final cost ranges from $100 - $638.  865-448-6709.

13 - Aug. 1520:  Free Parkway Trolley
Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway. Free open-air shuttles along the length of the Parkway in specially painted shuttles. 10 am - 10:30 pm daily. 40 total stops. 865-436-0535.

13:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

15 - 20:  NCSU Wildlife Camp
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Middle and High School teachers. $100 per teacher that qualify, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

15 - 20:  Trout Unlimited Camp - Deadline March 15th, 2015
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp.
12-15 years of age as of June 14th. $495 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. Contact John R. Thurman at 865-494-7771.

20:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

22 - 27:  Discovery Camp II
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 9 - 12. $539 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

22 - 27:  Wilderness Adventure Trek II
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $607 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

22 - 27:  Backcountry Ecological Expedition
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $619 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

27:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

29 - 30:  Girls in Science II 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 9 and up. $638 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. Participant cost is based on a sliding scale according to financial need. Final cost ranges from $100 - $638. 865-448-6709.

30:  Backcountry Ecological Expedition 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $619 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

1 - 4:  Girls in Science II
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 9 and up. $638 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. Participant cost is based on a sliding scale according to financial need. Final cost ranges from $100 - $638. 865-448-6709.

1 - 5:  Backcountry Ecological Expedition II
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $619 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

1 - Aug. 8:  9th Annual Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales
Downtown Gatlinburg. Enjoy live mountain music and folklore of the Smoky Mountains every Friday and Saturday night from April 5, 2014 to August 9, 2014. 6 pm - 11 pm. Free. 800-568-4748.

1 - Aug. 15:  Free Parkway Trolley
Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway. Free open-air shuttles along the length of the Parkway in specially painted shuttles. 10 am - 10:30 pm daily. 40 total stops. 865-436-0535.

3 - 4:  40th Annual Midnight Independence Day Parade
The nation's first parade kicks off at midnight in downtown Gatlinburg.  Featuring over 100 floats, balloons and entries, including a tribute to all 5 branches of the military. Free. 800-568-4748.

4:  4th of July Fireworks Show
Downtown Gatlinburg. Begins at 10 pm. Spectacular fireworks displays in commemoration of America’s independence. Free.
Call 800-568-4748 for details.

3:  Gatlinburg's River Regatta
Begins at the Christ in the Smokies Bridge on River Road. An unmanned river race featuring hundreds of floating exhibits and rubber ducks. Registration begins at 10 am. Race begins at 12 pm.
Call 800-568-4748 for details.

4:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

6 - 11:  Smoky Mountain Family Camp
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Ages 6 and up. $1,654 for a family of four ($364 for each additional person), includes meals, lodging and instruction. Early Bird Savings of $100 per family if registered by February 27, 2015. 865-448-6709.

11:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

13 - 18:  Discovery Camp III
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 9 - 12. $555 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

13 - 23:  Teen High Adventure
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $1,164 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

13- 23:  Field Ecology Adventure
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 13 - 17. $1,164 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

17 - 26:  40th Annual Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair
Gatlinburg Convention Center. Live Country and Bluegrass music. Over 150 display booths featuring woodcarving, pottery, broom making, metal work, stained glass, jewelry, calligraphy and more. 10 am - 6 pm daily. 10 am - 5 pm Sunday. Call 865-436-7479 for information.

18:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

20 - 26:  Maryville College Great Smokies Experience
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. 865-448-6709.

25:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

27 - 29:  SANCP Reptiles & Amphibians
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Ages 12 - 15. $327 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

27:  11th Annual Gatlinburg's United Way Shark Race
Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. Rubber sharks are released into the Little Pigeon River at the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens bridge to race downstream, first one to cross the finish line wins! 865-453-4261.

29 - 31:  SANCP Aquatic Ecology
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Ages 12 - 15. $317 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

August 2015

1:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

1 - 8:  9th Annual Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales
Downtown Gatlinburg. Enjoy live mountain music and folklore of the Smoky Mountains every Friday and Saturday night from April 5, 2014 to August 9, 2014. 6 pm - 11 pm. Free. 800-568-4748.

1 - 15:  Free Parkway Trolley
Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway. Free open-air shuttles along the length of the Parkway in specially painted shuttles. 10 am - 10:30 pm daily. 40 total stops. 865-436-0535.

2 - 8:  Natural Resources College Consortium
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Summer camp. Ages 12 - 15. $608 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. Participant cost is based on a sliding scale according to financial need. Final cost ranges from $100 - $608.   865-448-6709.

8:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

14 - 17:  Summertime Photography Master Class
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. Emphasizes form, pattern, and structure in black and white (B&W) format. $642 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

15:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

19 - 23:  4th Annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival
Celebrating Appalachian musical roots. 865-604-9066.

22  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

29 - 30:  Teacher Escape Weekend
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. $75 registration fee to partially cover food and lodging. 865-448-6709.

29:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

4 - 5:  8th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts campus. 16 categories ranging from ceramics and glass to watercolor and woodworking. $10,000 in prizes and purchase vouchers. Admission is free, however the program benefits Arrowmont, the Sevier County Arts Council and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club art program. 

2:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market 
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

12 - 13:  Teacher Escape Weekend
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. $75 registration fee to partially cover food and lodging. 865-448-6709.

12:  Gatlinburg's Farmer's Market - Closing Day
Covered Bridge in the Glades at 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods, delicious local buttermilk and buttermilk ice cream, herbs, farm to table produce, fresh cut flowers, mushrooms, jams, jellies, honey and local blue grass music. Every Saturday. 8 am - 11:30 am. Visit http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for more information.

12 - Oct. 31:  Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival and Fall Decorating Contest
A county wide festival, which includes the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. Festival will include decorating contest, special events, local craft shows, and more. 800-568-4748.

13:  Homecoming - RSVP by September 7th
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Legacy of Tremont celebrates environmental education. Dinner, music and silent auction. 5 - 8 pm. $75 per ticket. Proceeds benefit the Tremont Scholarship Fund. 865-448-6709.

18 - 20:  SANCP Advanced Fungi in the Smokies 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. $327 per person. 865-448-6709.

TBA:  Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum
Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. Provided by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

TBA:  2nd Annual Fast Cars and Mason Jars Moonshine Festival - CANCELLED UNTIL 2015
Ole Smoky Moonshine. 865-436-6995.

26 - 30:  5th Annual Octoberfest at Ober 
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. 865-436-5423.

27 - 28:  15th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
Open to adults or children. Come out and enjoy the largest trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. 865-661-3474.

1 - 31:  Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival and Fall Decorating Contest
A county wide festival, which includes the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. Festival will include decorating contest, special events, local craft shows, and more. 800-568-4748.

1 - 31:  Autumn Colors in the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Autumn color displays above 4,000 feet start as early as mid-September and usually reach peak colors in the middle and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. Newfound Gap Road from Alum Cave Trailhead to Kephart Prong Trailhead, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway East & West, and Heintooga Ridge Road to Balsam Mountain Campground are the best places to view the fall colors.

1 - 31:  5th Annual Octoberfest at Ober
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. 865-436-5423.

1 - 31:  Shocktober
The Iris Theater in the Space Needle. Enjoy memories, laughs, a little mystery and absolute wonder. Join us as hypnotist Guy Michaels takes you on a Halloween journey. 

3 - 5:  10th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts campus. 16 categories ranging from ceramics and glass to watercolor and woodworking. $10,000 in prizes and purchase vouchers. Admission is free, however the program benefits Arrowmont, the Sevier County Arts Council and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club art program. 

4 - 27:  14th Annual Ripley's Fright Nights
Ripley's Haunted Adventure. Shows begin at 6:13 pm. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October. 865-430-9991.

4 - 9:  Fall Hiking Road Scholar Hike 2015
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Elderhostel. Guided day hikes 5 - 13 miles. $693 per person. 865-448-6709.

8 - 25: 40th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair 2015
Gatlinburg Convention Center. Featuring over 180 of the finest craftsmen's work. Live country and bluegrass music. Hours are 10 am - 6 pm Mon. - Sat. Sundays 10 am - 5 pm. 865-436-7479 or visit http://www.craftsmenfair.com.

16 - 18:  Women's Backpack 2015
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Women backpackers. $339 per person. 865-448-6709.

23 - 25:  SANCP Advanced Wilderness Survival  2015
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. 865-448-6709.

23 - 26:  Autumn Brilliance Photography Workshop 2015
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. Willard Clay lead instructor. $611 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

28: 17th Annual "Taste of Autumn" 2015
Gatlinburg Convention Center. Sample Gatlinburg's finest restaurants and homemade desserts for a wonderful benefit for United Way of Sevier County. Enjoy live entertainment, benefit auction and door prizes for a wonderful countywide cause. 5 - 8 pm. $25.00 per person. 800-568-4748.

1 - 2:  5th Annual Octoberfest at Ober
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. 865-436-5423.

1 - 15:  Autumn Colors in the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Autumn color displays above 4,000 feet start as early as mid-September and usually reach peak colors in the middle and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. Newfound Gap Road from Alum Cave Trailhead to Kephart Prong Trailhead, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway East & West, and Heintooga Ridge Road to Balsam Mountain Campground are the best places to view the fall colors.

6 - 8:  SANCP Mammals 2015
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Field class. $317 per person, includes meals, lodging and instruction. 865-448-6709.

11:  12th Annual Veteran's Day Celebration
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Activities begin at 11 am. Free. 800-568-4748.

12:  Gatlinburg's 25th Annual Winter Magic Kick-off & Chili Cook-off
Downtown Gatlinurg. Join the City of Gatlinburg as we light the city with millions of sparkling winter lights.  $8 spoon allows you to sample Award Winning Chili from approximately 20 booths.  A portion of the proceeds benefit Pi Beta Phi Elementary PTA. 5 - 8 pm. 800-568-4748.

13 - 31:  Gatlinburg's 25th Annual Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town.  Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.  Special lighting displays are added in January for Valentines Day.  800-568-4748.

12 - 31:  Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Trolley Station. Guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Group reservations are available. Departs at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Tickets on sale October 15. $5. Call 865-436-0535 for ticket information.

26 - 30:  Gatlinburg Festival of Trees
W. L. Mills Conference Center. Hundreds of ornately decorated Christmas trees on display. Event benefits Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. 800-568-4748.

25 - 30: Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members assemble in downtown Gatlinburg to display the unique crafts and artwork for which they are nationally known. Live demonstrations. Free Admission. 800-568-4748.

28 - 30:  41st Annual Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl
Mills Park. 3 day youth football tournament. Proceeds benefit local football teams. Free Admission. Contact Brad Justus at 865-654-4830.

28 - 29:  The Nutcracker “Sweet”
W.L. Mills Auditorium. 7 pm. Call 865-680-7369 for information and reservations.

26 - 30:  Great Smoky Mountain Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members assemble in downtown Gatlinburg to display the unique crafts and artwork for which they are nationally known. Live demonstrations. Free admission. 800-568-4748.

28 - Dec. 21:  Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this fourth annual event! 800-568-4748.

1:  Great Smoky Mountain Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community members assemble in downtown Gatlinburg to display the unique crafts and artwork for which they are nationally known. Live demonstrations. Free admission. 800-568-4748.

1 - 21  Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings. 800-568-4748.

1 - 31:  Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Trolley Station. Guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Group reservations are available. Departs at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Tickets on sale October 15. Call 865-436-0535 for ticket information.

1 - 31:  Gatlinburg's 24th Annual Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with over 2 million spectacular lights in fantastic displays throughout town.  Displays are sure to dazzle the spirit and bring out the kid in everyone.  Special lighting displays are added in January for Valentines Day. 800-568-4748.

5:  38th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Downtown Gatlinburg. Enjoy lighted floats, marching bands and giant helium balloons. Parade begins at 7:30 pm. 800-568-4748.

7 - 8:  Christmas on Ice
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Ice Rink. Enjoy the spirit of the season as local skaters display their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance. 800-251-9202.

14:  Festival of Christmas Past
Sugarlands Visitor Center. Provided by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

21:  Holiday Homecoming
Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. Provided by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

23 - 31:  Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. 800-251-9202.

27 - 29:  1st Annual Winter Extreme Youth Gatlinburg Conference - SOLD OUT
Gatlinburg Convention Center. http://www.xtremeconferences.com/w14/index.html

29 - 31:  1st Annual Winter Extreme Youth Gatlinburg Conference
Gatlinburg Convention Center. http://www.xtremeconferences.com/w14/index.html

31: Gatlinburg's 27th Annual New Year's Ball Drop and Fireworks Show
Gatlinburg Parkway at the Space Needle. At the stroke of midnight enjoy a fabulous pyrotechnic show.  Free party favors compliments of Mr. Tablecloth. 800-568-4748.

31 - Jan. 2, 2015: 1st Annual Winter Extreme Youth Gatlinburg Conference
Gatlinburg Convention Center. http://www.xtremeconferences.com/w14/index.html

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