Category Archives: Smoky Mountains Events

Are you going to spend Christmas in the Smokies? If you are, you might be wondering what kind of fun festivities you should do! From seeing the Winterfest lights to watching a show, you have so many options! Here are the top 5 fun things to do for Christmas in the Smokies:

One of the most beloved Smoky Mountain traditions is returning next year! The 25th annual Wilderness Wildlife Week will bring thousands of visitors to the Smokies for eight days of free workshops, guided hikes, lectures, musical performances, and more. All of the events celebrate the beauty and history of the Great Smoky Mountains and the surrounding region. Timber Tops has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about Wilderness Wildlife Week 2015.

Winter is one of the most magical times of the year to be in the Great Smoky Mountains! Whether it’s Christmas time or just a beautiful day in January, there is always something amazing going on during the winter months. We’ve put together seven of our favorite things about this wonderful season in the Smokies:

Celebrate the holidays this year by enjoying a spectacular Christmas lights show in the Smoky Mountains! Shadrack's Winter Wonderland at Smokies Stadium features millions of dazzling lights that are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Guests can enjoy this magnificent technicolor display from the comfort and warmth of their cars. Read on for everything you need to know about this can’t-miss attraction in East Tennessee.

For a great night out, head on down to Smokies Park in Kodak, grab a hot dog, and cheer on the Tennessee Smokies baseball team. Adult tickets start at just $7.50! The Smokies, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are the stars of the show, but there are many other reasons why families head out to the ballpark for some summer fun.

Band_performing_music_at_Dollywood-OrginalWould you like to celebrate spring in old-fashioned style? If so, the annual Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer’s Day is planned for May 2 and 3. Featuring bluegrass music, wildflower walks and cast iron cooking, this Smoky Mountain event is the first of many to celebrate the new season and the quieter side of the mountains.

Cades Cove at sunsetOne of the best known areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Cades Cove. With diverse wildlife, a long looping auto-tour and variety of hiking trails, this area has some of the best things to do in the Smokies. Now, guests of the National Park have the opportunity to view the night sky in Cades Cove while under a full moon with experienced guides.

Dolly Parton has announced her Blue Smoke World Tour will continue through the U.S. this year, with a special charity concert near her hometown of Sevierville in May. Read more to learn how to win free tickets to the Dolly Parton concert.  Enter to WIN!

Spring in the Smokies means many things. It is the time of year where the bears and the wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains national park begin to wake up. It is also the time where locals and visitors can wave goodbye to drab and heavy winter coats, and say hello to light and comfortable warmer-weather clothing. However, most importantly this is the time of year where everywhere you look your eyes are met with the vibrant hues of the thousands of beautiful Smoky Mountain Wildflowers!

Santa Claus blowing snow at cameraIt’s March Madness in the Smokies! Next month is absolutely jam-packed with great festivals and shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. To help you keep track of all the fun, we’ve put together a handy guide to all of the upcoming Smoky Mountain events.