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August 6, 2023

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 to experience the season and the changing leaves than at Anakeesta: Gatlinburg’s award-winning theme park. During Anakeesta’s Bear-Varian Fall Festival which runs from September. 9 – […]
August 3, 2023

Pigeon Forge Car Shows In August

Pigeon Forge in East Tennessee has been known for two “rod run seasons” in September and March of each year practically since Pangea split, but this year is when that foundation, like Pangea, is beginning to shift. Not only was September 2022 the last year for the “Shades Of The Past” Rod […]
August 3, 2023

Celebrate Freedom In 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 is nevertheless city-wide with dozens of businesses participating in offering additional discounts and perks to military and emergency personnel (with proper identification) from now until the […]
July 15, 2023

Encouraging Children To Read: Willee The Bookworm

Here’s something new to help get the kids continuing their reading enrichment over the summer (and school seasons!): Willee Worm The Bookworm by Smoky Mountain publisher Alexander Expressions. Willee Worm is a literary project by Sheila Alexander dedicated to bringing reading lessons to children through a system of greeting cards that may […]
July 5, 2023

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 ready for a new thrill in Tennessee’s greatest amusement park! From Dollywood’s official brochure: “LOCATED IN WILDWOOD GROVE Voted Best Kids Area 2022 – Golden Ticket […]
June 15, 2023

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 2016 Smoky Mountain wildfires (for this very site was originally designed to provide information and support on). Myself and Ge’ne Kea went to Mynatt Park to […]
June 11, 2023

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 first Independence Day Parade in the nation with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters as the Grand Marshals of our 48th Annual July 4th Midnight Parade. This parade […]
June 11, 2023

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

From Mypigeonforge.com: “Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain 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! Once the sun […]
June 5, 2023

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 – June 8 Quilt Show & Vendor Hall Admission: FREE Quilt Show Hours: June 6 & 7 from 9am-5pm. June 8 from 9am-4pm. Celebrate the art […]