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Gatlinburg’s Annual 4th of July Midnight Parade

It’s that time again! Gatlinburg is preparing to have the first 4th of July parade in the country once again with the 2024 4th of July […]

Additional Springtime Special Events In East Tennessee

These are snapshots of special events going on during the Spring season in East Tennessee within a reasonable driving distance of the Smokies from Tennessee Home […]

Mural Art In East Tennessee

This is a new thing we want to try on our blog network. We receive several publications from regional magazines every season and, more now than […]

Smoky Mountain St. Patrick’s Day And More Irish Celebration

Is it time to start celebrating the Emerald Isles’ influence on the Smoky Mountain region? Almost! Sevier County rings in the return of the green in […]

Spring In Gatlinburg 2024

Some blogs from the official Gatlinburg tourism website highlight the oncoming of the Spring season with ideas and events that are expected to take place soon […]

Winter Special Events For 2024 After The Holidays

By now, the Christmas decorations have (hopefully) been put away for another 10 months, the eggnog has long been drunk to its full contents, all the […]

Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade 2023

Coming December 1st for 2023 is the 48th annual Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade in downtown Gatlinburg! Gatlinburg’s most popular Christmas centered event comes marching down […]

Beyond The Lens And FlyRide

One of the most unique and attention-getting parkway attractions between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge (and with that same street having King Kong, a Hollywood Mount Rushmore, […]

Vehicle Rentals In The Smokies

In the early 2010s, the industry growing the fastest in the Smokies was the distillery industry. In the mid-2010s, the fasted growing industry in the Smokies […]

Best Places In The Smokies To Propose

If you’re reading this article, you plan on proposing to your guy or gal during the holiday season while on vacation in the Smoky Mountains. You […]

5 Ways to Get “High” in Gatlinburg

No, no, no, not that kind of “high”, we’re talkin’ altitude here, buddy! The Smoky Mountains are some of the most gorgeous mountains you’ll find on […]

Winterfest Cookoff Weekend 2023

Winterfest Cookoff and kickoff events are in full swing again! Traditionally, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have had their Winterfest kickoff events go alongside each other, either […]

Christmas Shows In The Smokies 2023

* Christmas At Array November 1st – December 30th From their website: “Of course, it wouldn’t be Array without our award winning, record holding variety acts […]

Upcoming Gatlinburg Special Events For September

From Gatlinburg.com: * Bear-varian Fall Festival September 9, 2023 – October 31, 2023 “Autumn has arrived in the Great Smoky Mountains, and there’s no better place […]

Celebrate Freedom In Nearby Pigeon Forge

The month of August in Pigeon Forge is dedicated to “Celebrate Freedom”. This is an unofficial Patriotic holiday season in the city of Pigeon Forge that […]

Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain Rollercoaster

As sort of a “in case you missed it”, we gleefully remind you that Dollywood’s newest rollercoaster Big Bear Mountain is now open and taking riders […]

New Memorial Plaza And Bridge At Mynatt Park

From Gatlinburgrecovers.com: “Earlier in June, the city of Gatlinburg unveiled it’s long-awaited memorial project to honor the lives lost and the rescue efforts made during the […]

4th Of July Celebrations In Gatlinburg For 2023

From Gatlinburg.com: “No other city is as Patriotic as Gatlinburg during the 4th of July as we celebrate in a big way by hosting the very […]

A Mountain Quiltfest 2023 In Pigeon Forge

From mypigeonforge.com: “Online Class Registration: Tuesday, March 7 @ 10AM EST Quilting Classes: June 5 – June 8 Quilt Show & Vendor Hall Open: June 6 […]

Sara Evans Performs For Patriot Festival 2023 In Pigeon Forge

VisitMySmokies.com writes: “Country Music Star Set to Headline at This Year’s Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge Each year, Pigeon Forge gets decked out in red, white, […]

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival And Games in Townsend, TN.

This year’s annual Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival is taking place at the Townsend Visitor’s Center in, you guessed it, Townsend, TN, on the main road on […]

Great Smoky Mountains Park It Forward Program

It is possible you’ve heard the news already, but if not, we’ll be happy to introduce you to it here. Beginning March 1st, 2023, the Smoky […]

#GatlinburgEats

I was on Gatlinburg’s official tourism site and came across these restaurant blogs by Haley Pierpont that were written and posted earlier this month. I wanted […]

Smoky Mountain New Years Eve Parties For 2023

So what’s Sevier County got in store for New Years Eve parties for 2023? Here’s what the cities are posting: Pigeon Forge: New Years Eve Celebration […]

Best Places To Dine In The Smokies: Three Jimmys in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg local’s favorite good time eatery. We source local products & create scratch-made recipes that will be served up fresh and delicious, every time. Three Jimmy’s […]

Valentine’s Day For Families In The Smokies

Not every Valentine’s Day outing needs to be a romantic duet, Valentine’s can be a perfectly good reason to take the kids to the Smokies for […]

Smoky Mountain Wedding Venue Spotlight: Foothills Farm

For those of you looking to come to the quiet side of the Cosby Smoky Mountains for a Southern, rustic-themed farm wedding, we would like to […]

The Hidden Gems Of The Arts and Crafts Community

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community of the Smoky Mountains is the first major attraction other than the mountains themselves to bring people in from all […]

Dolly Parton’s Tribute to the State of Tennessee

As reported by WATE.com: “As part of the 225th celebration of statehood, the county music icon lent her voice and her 1973 single “My Tennessee Mountain […]

New Species Of Bee Discovered In The National Park

“It sure doesn’t have a catchy name, but the Epeolus inornatus is a big catch for Dr. Will Kuhn; the Director of Science and Research at […]

Tennessee Mountain Tours

The Smoky Mountains are great in size, historical significance, natural significance and culture – and on some level, at least, that’s what everyone who comes to […]

Tail of the Dragon Roadway

Visitors wanting to drive the Foothills Parkway near the Smoky Mountains will want to consider this travel destination as an addition to their driving fun. From […]

Spring Break With Cosby Creek Cabins

Spring Break is right around the corner, Smokies fans! The weather has been considerably kinder to us throughout the winter season than much of the rest […]

Restaurants

Alamo Steakhouse: The premiere steakhouse in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Alamo specializes in EVERYTHING you came to the South to enjoy – Texas-sized steaks, ribs, chicken, burgers and even some seafood…

More Attractions

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: Explore the lush and unique worlds of the Tropical Rainforest and Ocean Realm, Nature’s Kaleidoscope in Coral Reef, the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel in Shark…

Fishing in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains are known for their native brook and brown trout, and Gatlinburg and the National Park have over 2,800 miles of rivers and streams that are just waiting for you to cast your line. Beginning…

Rafting in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains offer many thrilling experiences just by the very nature of its… well, nature. And one of our favorite providers for those thrills is Rafting in the Smokies just down the road from us in Gatlinburg…

Carver’s Orchards

In Cosby, we like to tout that we are the Gatlinburg equivalent of Wears Valley on the other side of the Smokies. We both share the “quiet side of the Smokies” mantle unofficially and offer a less commercial alternative…

Rocky Top Sports Center

What is Rocky Top Sports World? Probably the most important thing to happen on Highway 321 from Gatlinburg to Cosby since the completion of GPHS. Rocky Top Sports is a huge sports facility complex that…