For those of you planning on visiting the Smoky Mountains for the annual Fourth of July Gatlinburg Parade, you are in for a special treat this year. The ghosts and ghouls from the Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion are leaving the house for one night only to help the city celebrate our nation’s independence.
Among the characters rising to the occasion are patriotic favorites like Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and Uncle Sam, as well as longtime favorites of the mansion like the Grave Digger and the haunted maids of the Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion.
During the parade the characters will spend more time celebrating than spooking as they interact with the crowd. Spider rings, vampire teeth and candy are among the items the ghostly crew will bring to pass out to attendees
Located at 424 River Road, the Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion promises a fun filled frightful evening for its visitors. Guests enter into the early 18th century Victorian-style mansion and are required to find their way through the mazes and trap doors on their own to get out.
One of the oldest attractions in Gatlinburg, tickets to the mansion are $9.87 for adults and $7.16 for children. Ticket prices are before tax. For additional information on the Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion call (865) 436-7007.
Other notable appearances at this year’s Gatlinburg Fourth of July Parade include members of the United States Military with a special honor awarded to women veterans and a unique performance from the 572nd U.S. Air Force Band. The Grand Marshal of this year’s event include Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and members of the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20 from Nashville.
The parade will begin at midnight on July 4. Organizers encourage guests to arrive early as in the past people have begun lining up as early as 7 a.m. on July 3.
For a list of other upcoming Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge events, visit our Events Calendar. At Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals, we want to make sure that every family that visits the Smokies leaves with the satisfaction of having created long-lasting memories.