Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee 2012

Every year, the State of Tennessee holds their Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee the first Friday in August at 12:01am and ends that following Sunday evening at 11:59pm. This year, the dates are August 5th thru August 7th, 2011. This is a great time to check out the back to school deals in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN! Here is just a sample of the high end retailers that have stores in the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area: Continue reading

Fourth of July Midnight Parade in Gatlinburg

Starting at 12 a.m. on July 4, military officials, public safety officials and others will start off on a parade at the bottom of the Smoky Mountains to the cheers of bystanders. Started in 1976 as a testament to the 200th anniversary of the United States, this parade will be celebrating its 40th birthday in just a few short years.
Before the parade begins, Gatlinburg will have some celebratory fireworks to mark the eve of this glorious day. People begin lining up for the parade early on July 3, so make sure to reserve your spot! Inside of traveling into and out of the city on what is sure to be a traffic-laden day, consider staying over at a hotel, motel or a Gatlinburg cabin for the evening. As the parade progresses through town, Inside Gatlinburg’s article “4th of July Midnight Parade” reminds individuals that “there will be a tribute to the 5 military branches-a major highlight of the parade and rightfully so.” Other aspects of the event include parade staples such as balloons, music and an overall sense of good tidings and cheer, as people remember our forefathers who fought so bravely for independence.
Why travel to the Gatlinburg’s midnight Fourth of July Parade? Well, you’re witnessing history in the making! Due to its early starting time, it is the first Fourth of July parade in the country every year, according to the Escape to the Smokies website. Remember, though, pick out your spot early. The crowds are certain to be big as patriotism toward the country, as well as honor and respect for those fighting in the war right now, continue to grow. If you intend to go, be sure to note that the parade starts at 12 a.m. on the 3rd going into the 4th, not the 4th going into the 5th.

Independence Day Sidewalk Sale in Pigeon Forge

There are no lack of events to take part in while in Pigeon Forge, and Independence Day is no exception to that rule. From July 4 to July 8, 2012, an Independence Day Sidewalk Sale will take place at the Pigeon River Crossings on Teaster Lane. Vendors will be participating in this event, giving you opportunities for great prices on an abundance of souvenirs. The nearbyGatlinburg cabins are a short distance from this event, ensuring everyone can participate in all of the events occurring on Independence Day and throughout the week.
The entire family is welcome at the sidewalk sale, and there is even going to be an Independence Day fireworks show that the kids will love. You can find great items from local vendors, experience the sights and sounds around you, and then enjoy a great finale to the Independence Day holiday. The fireworks take place nearby many of the Gatlinburg cabins that are available, and the continuing events of the week are all within a stone’s throw of these areas.
The Independence Day Sidewalk Sale is a great start to an entire week of events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The Pigeon River Crossings Mall will be open throughout the week for shopping as well. Get the entire family together and experience Tennessee as you never have before. These events will be well worth the trip, but don’t hesitate to check out other great areas around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as you’ll be guaranteed to want to come back. Enjoy the beauty and convenience of local Gatlinburg cabins while having the vacation or day-long getaway of a lifetime. For more information, contact the Pigeon River Crossings mall at (865) 453-7316.

Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon

Are you living in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee or staying in Gatlinburg cabin rentals and are and looking for something fun to do? You should consider participating in the third annualGatlinburg Gateway triathlon. The triathlon will take place at the community center at 8:15 A.M. This event is open to anyone who is over the age of 15. The triathlon will consist of swimming, running and cycling. You do not have to be in a professional athlete to participate. However, you should be in decent shape. This event will require you to swim a half mile, cycle for 20 kilometers and run for five kilometers.
If you are interested in participating in this event, you should call 865-436-4990 for more information. You will certainly be glad that you choose to participate in the Gatlinburg Triathlon. Not only will you get a great workout, but you will also be able to meet new friends. Again, if you are interested, you should not delay. Call today so that you can register and prepare for this amazing race. After the race, why not take time to relax in Gatlinburg cabin rentals courtesy of Timber Tops cabins.

Music of The Mountains Celebration

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be holding their 7th annual ‘Music of the Mountains’ celebration this April 8th through April 10th, in the beautiful town of Townsend, Tennessee. Featuring the beautiful smoky mountains as the backdrop, this three day concert of music and fun is a great family get-away especially for music lovers.
These rich and colorful concerts shine a light on Southern Appalachians traditions and music, making it a one of a kind celebration that is sure to entertain. The three day concerts feature a variety of music, singing, and instrumental acts across three different venues. This is a great time to check out some Gatlinburg cabin rentals to make your stay in the Smokies truly memorable.
The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band will be the opening act on Friday at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, followed by events at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Saturday, and a final concert on Sunday evening at the W.L. Mills Conference Center.
There are many Gatlinburg cabin rentals you can stay at in the area, including Timber Tops cabins. Saturday’s events are free admission making this a budget friendly event for the entire family. The concerts on Friday and Sunday do charge a small fee to attend, to find out further information or to reserve tickets contact 865.448.0044.