• It’s Not Too Early To Consider 4th of July in the Smokies

    We’re only in the late part of Spring, just before Memorial Day, but we have our minds thinking forward to one of the best parts of the upcoming season and the grandest patriotic event on the calendar: 4th of July!

    Six weeks from today will be the most exciting day of the Summer season – the always astounding 4th of July celebration in the country and the Smoky Mountains. Nearby Gatlinburg will be celebrating it as it always has with the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation going on at 12:01AM July 4th (as in the first minute it transitions the night from July 3rd to July 4th), the River Raft Regatta that starts the following morning at 10:00AM between Christ in the Smokies and Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies, and the fireworks that explode overhead downtown Gatlinburg at 10:00PM will all be expected and greatly anticipated as it should be.

    Lodging for the 4th of July can get hard to come by as it gets closer to the famous date, but we’re happy to announce that Deer Ridge still has several units available for Independence Day fun-seeking visitors coming to the Smokies!

    The following units still available as of writing are:

    Unit C205
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/c205/

    Unit C102
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/c102/

    Unit A203
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/a203/

    Unit D204
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/d204/

    And the 4th of July events in Gatlinburg are as follows:

    4th of July Midnight Parade
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/midnight-parade/

    River Raft Regatta
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/gatlinburg-river-raft-regatta/

    Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale
    https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/gatlinburgs-fireworks-finale/

    Get them while they’re good to get! Availability will not last long!

  • Reserve For the 4th of July

    One month from today will be the most exciting day of the Summer season – the always astounding 4th of July celebration in the country and the Smoky Mountains. Nearby Gatlinburg will be celebrating it as it always has with the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation going on at 12:01AM July 4th (as in the first minute it transitions the night from July 3rd to July 4th), the River Raft Regatta that starts the following morning at 10:00AM between Christ in the Smokies and Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies, and the fireworks that explode overhead downtown Gatlinburg at 10:00PM will all be expected and greatly anticipated as it should be.

    Lodging for the 4th of July can get hard to come by as it gets closer to the famous date, but we’re happy to announce that Deer Ridge still has several units available for Independence Day fun-seeking visitors coming to the Smokies!

    The following units still available as of writing are:

    C-105
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/c105/

    E-107
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/e107/

    E-302
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/e302/

    C-101
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/c101/

    D-201
    https://deerridge.com/portfolio-item/d201/

    Get them while they’re good to get! Availability will not last long!

  • Veteran’s Day Celebration in Downtown Gatlinburg

    Gatlinburg is celebrating Veteran’s Day with a proper tribute at Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies:

    From their website:

    Gatlinburg is formally honoring the valiant men and women who have served and are currently serving our country during this year’s Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee recognizes the ceremony, now in its 18th year, as an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day. The event is free to the public and will feature Major General Terry M. “Max” Haston as a keynote speaker.

    The event will feature musical entertainment by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band and distinguished vocalists Lakieta Bagwell-Graves, who will perform the National Anthem. Likewise, special presentations will be made by the Gatlinburg Boy Scout Troop 111, Girl Scout Troop 20648, and Wings to Soar, which will commemorate the occasion with a demonstration of an American Bald Eagle. Gatlinburg Police Department Captain Jim Maples, a Vietnam veteran, will also present the POW-MIA Table/Invocation. This year the Master of Ceremonies will be WVLT anchor Alan Williams.”

    You can read the full press release at https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/veterans-day-celebration/.