• Flowers, Blooms, Tunes and More! Spring Events in Gatlinburg For 2021

    Some awesome events are coming up as Spring begins to blend into Summer here in the Smokies. Spring Events in Gatlinburg for 2021 include the following:

    * Blooms and Tunes *
    Now to May 23rd

    From Gatlinburg.com:
    “Anakeesta is in full bloom during the “Blooms and Tunes” spring event. Beginning April 2, Anakeesta will feature grand and colorful nature-themed art installations throughout the park including a 20’ long-blooming daisy, live music Thursday through Sunday and a spring-themed food and beverage menu at their four dining venues. Twinkling light displays and firepits warm up the cool spring nights. The event runs through May 23.”

    See more information at
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/articles/post/blooms-and-tunes/.

    * Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage *
    Now to May 16th

    From Gatlinburg.com:
    “As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during the Great Smoky Mountain Association’s Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

    From May 8-16, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.”

    See more information at
    http://www.wildflowerpilgrimage.org/.

    * MayFest *
    May 21st to May 31st

    From Gatlinburg.com:
    “Ober Gatlinburg will host our 3rd MayFest, beginning Friday, May 21 running through Sunday, May 31, 2021. MayFest is a traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring with displays of history, culture and the traditional Maypole dance.

    Visitors to Ober Gatlinburg will enjoy the Biergarten and demonstrations by artists from the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. This year we are adding several competitions – stay tuned for more details coming soon.

    For a challenge, participate in Ober’s grueling Uphill 5k on May 22, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.”

    See this event at
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/mayfest/127/.

    * Dollywood’s Summer Celebration *
    June 25th to July 31st

    From mypigeonforge.com:
    “Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime event gives families a unique chance to ride Dollywood’s world-class roller coasters, including Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle all day and well into the night!

    Dollywood’s great shows, like Dreamland Drive-In and Live at the Back Porch, make dancing in the aisles acceptable and bring out the kid in everyone. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is a great reminder that some of the best family memories are made after the sun goes down.”

    See this event at
    https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/dollywood-summer.

  • Halloween in Gatlinburg 2019

    For those who want to see the Halloween thrills, chills and spooks for 2019, here are some worthwhile events to look forward to. Take a look:

     

    The Legend of Hallow Mountain
    Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

    Info:
    “Enter a world of whimsy and scares at Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain. From kid-friendly Halloween fun to pulse-pounding scare zones, everyone will find their level of fun… or FEAR…at Anakeesta.

    For all ages throughout the day, Autumn at Anakeesta will offer family-friendly crafts, games, activities, not-so-spooky character visits, and fall-inspired treats for all.

    As the nightlife awakes, the Treetop Skywalk with 16 sky bridges transforms into the NEW Firefly Forest, Anakeesta Gem Mining treasures begin to glow, Halloween movies air at the overlook and the mountain coaster and zipline rides turn into haunted adventures and the Vista Gardens transform into Hallow Mountain Graveyard where the undead rise to seek their way off Hallow Mountain… enter if you DARE!

    Autumn at Anakeesta and Hallow Mountain are included in the cost of general admission. Zombie Ziplining and the Haunted Rail Runner Mountain Coaster require an additional ticket purchase.” – Gatlinburg.com

    See more on Anakeesta at https://www.anakeesta.com/.

     

    Ripley’s Fright Nights
    Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

    Info:
    “Celebrate 21 years of Fright Nights with Nostalgic Nightmare at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! Travel back to the 1980s with our warped versions of your favorite toys, cartoons, television shows, and movies! See how many twisted characters you recognize.

    Fright Night shows run every Friday–Sunday from 6pm until close, with a special event night on Halloween. A character parade kicks off the festivities every evening at 6pm, so have your camera ready!

    There is no extra charge to experience the Fright Nights show. You can find additional package options online and at our ticket booth!” – official website

    See more on Ripley’s Haunted Adventure at https://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/haunted-adventure/.

     

    Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival
    Anakeesta and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

    “A fantastic family Halloween day event from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Anakeesta Plaza and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg.”

    See more Gatlinburg events at https://www.gatlinburg.com/.