Gatlinburg Events Spring 2014

With all the Gatlinburg events in 2014, there will be plenty of things to do in downtown Gatlinburg this year. It’s certainly going to be an exciting year in the Smoky Mountains. Check the schedule of 2014 Gatlinburg events below and plan your trip to coincide with one of these special events that promise to be fun for the entire family. We’ll see you in downtown Gatlinburg in 2014.

Gatlinburg Improv Fest
March 6, 2014 - March 8, 2014
The Gatlinburg Improv Fest is an event for both performers and spectators at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg March 6-8.

Smoky Mountain SpringFest 
March 19, 2014 - June 8, 2014
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, trees are full of new growth and leaves, frost has melted from the high country and waterfalls cascade onto rocks below.

Gatlinburg Space Needle 
March 21, 2014 - June 22, 2014
Come up for the 360 degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Gatlinburg Space needle has the best views all spring long.

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring. It's a Spring Thing!
 April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014
When the weather warms up, the mountains turn green and the flowers bloom, Gatlinburg comes alive with many opportunities to enjoy a Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing! April and May are jam packed with special events and activities for the whole family!

Guided Outings and Tours of Gatlinburg
 April 2, 2014 - April 20, 2014
Go on a search for spring wildflowers or explore the world of bird watching on a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains with Guided Hiking tours or learn about Gatlinburg’s past and present during the Guided Downtown Gatlinburg Tours.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 
April 5, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
 April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014
The 15th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

Mountain Man Memorial March 
April 12, 2014 - April 12, 2014
The Eighth Annual Mountain Man Memorial March is a 26.2-mile march in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee which will be conducted Saturday, April 12 in Gatlinburg as a tribute to our men and women in uniform.

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain WineFest
 April 12, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
 April 15, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage 
April 15, 2014 - April 19, 2014
As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 64th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

Earth Week 
April 20, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more!

Earth Day Festival 
April 24, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Families are encouraged to come and celebrate in the Earth Day Festival. Enjoy music, free crafts, activities, face painting, demonstrations and more at Mynatt Park from 3:00-7:00pm!

Earth Day 5K
 April 25, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful Gatlinburg. Funds raised will benefit the Chamber Foundation's initiatives in education and our green program.

Go Green Disc Golf Tournament
 April 27, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Come out and play disc golf and learn about green practices during Earth Week.

Gatlinburg's Beans and Cornbread Blast
 May 8, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the new Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! presented by Bush Brothers Beans.

Gatlinburg Farmers Market 
May 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway starting May 11 through October 12, 2013.

Free Parkway Trolley 
June 13, 2014 - August 17, 2013
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

Gatlinburg Events Summer 2014

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales April 5, 2014 - August 9, 2013
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

Gatlinburg Farmers Market May 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway starting May 11 through October 12, 2013.

Free Parkway Trolley June 13, 2014 - August 17, 2013
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.

First Independence Day Parade in the Nation July 3, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 39th annual showcase is the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day.

Gatlinburg's Fireworks Finale July 4, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Finish off the 4th in style with a magnificent fireworks show visible from the downtown streets of Gatlinburg!

Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta July 4, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Gatlinburg’s popular River Raft Regatta takes place at noon on July 4th, on the Little Pigeon River in Downtown Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair July 18, 2014 - July 27, 2014
Art, crafts and music lovers can find 150-plus booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 21, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its third annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 21 through 24.

 Gatlinburg Events Fall 2014

Shocktober, October 1 - 31
Shrieks and Mindfreaks is an evening of mystery, suspense, and absolute wonder. Join us as mentalist Bill Gladwell and hypnotist Guy Michaels take you on a Halloween journey into the dark recesses of the lesser known phenomenons, folk lore, and legends of the Smoky Mountains. Be there...if you DARE!

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair October 9, 2013 - October 26, 2013
Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment.

Gatlinburg Farmers Market May 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway starting May 11 through October 12, 2013.

Autumn color in the Smokies October 1, 2014 - November 15, 2014
The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
A family oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country and music on the campus of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in downtown Gatlinburg.

Taste of Autumn October 28, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Gatlinburg swings into fall in the most delightful way as dining and dancing will highlight Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn on Tuesday, October 29 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2014 - November 11, 2014
Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff November 12, 2014 - November 12, 2014
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 25th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show November 25, 2014 - December 1, 2014
Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade  December 5, 2014 - December 5, 2014
The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 38th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m.

Gatlinburg Events Winter 2014

Gatlinburg Winter Magic December 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with millions of spectacular lights and lighted displays from November through February.

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff November 12, 2014 - November 12, 2014
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 25th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show November 25, 2014 - December 1, 2014
Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade December 5, 2014 - December 5, 2014
The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 38th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31.
The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks at the Gatlinburg Space Needle.

 

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