There is truly no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than in arguably the most beautiful region of this magnificent country, Eastern Tennessee. Communities in the Smoky Mountains absolutely come to life during this time of year so if you’re planning a summer vacation to stay with us in an incredible cabin rental from Cabins For You, but just aren’t quite sure when to do it, consider visiting Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge in early July! Come on over to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area a few days before the festivities begin and enjoy the unsurpassable and serene natural surroundings as you get settled in and acquainted with the area.
The Smokies offer fun and entertainment to visitors of all ages all year round, and this holiday weekend is no exception! In fact, Gatlinburg doesn’t waste any time in kicking off the annual 4th of July festivities, making this experience truly one of a kind! For over 30 years, a festive parade illuminates the streets of Gatlinburg right as the clock strikes 12 (yes, midnight!). Whatever you do, make sure you don’t underestimate the excitement packed into this mile-long parade and be sure to claim your spot early! Over 100,000 spectators from all over the country flood the streets of Gatlinburg to get caught up in the action of the awesome floats and music that start the 4th of July the best way imaginable! After you’ve had a glimpse of the excitement that this area has to offer during the 4th of July, enjoy the luxury of returning to your cozy cabin rental from Cabins For You, and get a good night’s rest to prepare for the festivities that take place the following day.
When you awake the morning, hope that your creative juices are flowing! The River Raft Regatta is a unique form of entertainment that attracts viewers from all over to watch carefully constructed rafts made out of everything from rubber ducks to matches, race down the Little Pigeon River. This annual regatta begins every year at 12 o’clock noon and allows families to be creative in crafting their very own raft! If you’re not up for making your own floating vehicle to participate in this nail-biting boat race, don’t worry, tons of people come just to cheer on their favorite/most creative contestants as they float downstream! Regardless of whether your participating, or simply there to watch the regatta and be a part of the fun, if you’re lucky enough to be in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge on the 4th of July, be sure to save your spot along the Little Pigeon River in downtown Gatlinburg and see what the annual River Raft Regatta is all about!
To fill the time after the early afternoon regatta and the jaw-dropping firework show, the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area has plenty to keep you occupied outside of the traditional 4th of July carnival and will make it seemingly easy to leave behind your beautiful Cabins For You rental for the day! Tunes and Tales provides a wide array of entertainment as it includes artisans, musicians, and even storytellers! Beginning at 6 PM as many as 18 live acts occupy the downtown area throughout the night and serve visitors with some superb live entertainment prior to watching the sky light up in miraculous color!
It is evident that the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are somewhere everyone wants to be during this holiday weekend, so don’t wait any longer to reserve your rental from Cabins For You or else you risk missing out on all the action! With everything ranging from a parade to live musical performances, all for the unbeatable price of $0.00, what more could you ask for on your 4th of July weekend? Begin packing your red, white and blue attire as you book your stay with us over the 4th of July at Cabins For You in the Great Smoky Mountains and be prepared to experience the vacation of a lifetime!