If you’re heading to the Smokies this summer, stay up-to-date with what’s going on in Gatlinburg. From road closures and bear safety to new events, read about the latest news for the area. You can also follow our blog where we keep you informed of upcoming events and give you tips for travel, booking cabins, exploring the area, and more. Here’s what’s happening in Gatlinburg right now!
All summer long, Gatlinburg has exciting events and adventures in store for its visitors. But on July 4, things get a lot more fun as you take part in special celebrations you’ll only find in the Smokies. From the first Independence Day Parade in the Nation to the River Raft Regatta, Gatlinburg waves the red, white, and blue in a big way for a Fourth of July to remember!
There’s exciting news in Gatlinburg this summer! For the fifth year, the City of Gatlinburg will be offering a free trolley service to visitors and locals in the area. During the trolley’s peak season, enjoy free rides in designated trolleys that will be stopping at many places along the busy Parkway. Starting at traffic light #1 on the north end of town, the shuttle service will go all the way to traffic light #10 at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, stopping at many popular attractions and convenient areas along the way. The trolleys will run from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day from June 13 until August 15.
2015 Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
After a 1,000-plus signature petition, the 10th annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is back on in the city of Gatlinburg! The Gatlinburg City Commission had thought to cancel this event for 2015, but its popularity in years past with locals and visitors alike was able to override their decision. And that’s great news if you’re planning to visit the Smokies this summer!
Dad does a lot for you all year long, so now it’s time to celebrate him a little! While we can never repay our dads for all they’ve done in our lives, we can show them some extra appreciation on the one day a year devoted to them – Father’s Day. And what better way to show Dad you love and appreciate him than a trip to a place where the great outdoors is celebrated – Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains. With so many great attractions that dads love, opportunities for outdoor activities, delicious restaurants, breweries, and shops filled with gear for dads of all types – outdoorsmen, techies, movie buffs, music lovers, and athletes – it’s the perfect getaway for a Father’s Day he won’t forget.
Did you know that according to the CDC, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t get the recommended amount of exercise each week? They recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week—a goal you can easily achieve by spending a few hours hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
You might have known you wanted pool access, two comfortable king-size beds, and a rocking-chair porch with a view. But have you thought about the possibilities when you rent a cabin with a full-size kitchen? At Cabins For You, you’ll have this handy feature in all our properties, and we think you’ll find this very important for at least five reasons:
A Guide to the 2015 Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Make your plans to attend one of the Southeast’s most popular events this summer—the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair! Gatlinburg hosts this exciting event every July, and when you come, you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to see 200 booths with unique and handmade products made by skilled craftsmen from all over the United States! Below we have answered your FAQs about the event. For more information, be sure to visit the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair website.
A highlight of visiting the Great Smoky Mountains is the chance to get back to nature. The Smokies have everything from waterfalls to beautiful picnic spots overlooking the Appalachian Valley to—everyone’s favorite—a wide variety of wildlife!
In March 2015, officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that Lynn Camp Prong would be reopening, effective March 6, 2015. The opening of this stream marks a big milestone in the park’s history and future. It is the first time since the park’s establishment in 1934 that all the streams in the park will be open to fishing! The opening comes after a native brook trout restoration project that lasted seven years. The Lynn Camp Prong stream is an 8.5-mile section, so that means even more fishing opportunities for anglers in the Smoky Mountains. It’s an exciting time for those looking to fish in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!