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Gatlinburg Events for 2014

Gatlinburg always has something fun to do. Every month brings a new holiday or special event for the area. Check out this list of events in Gatlinburg to see what's going on during your next trip to the Smoky Mountains.

July

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
July 18 through 27

This summer celebration brings together Gatlinburg’s finest craftsmen to display their work and talent. Here you can purchase a variety of items, from pottery to paintings and everything in between. This event takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown.

August

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
August 21 through 24

Enjoy free live music at venues throughout downtown Gatlinburg at this special event! Celebrate the Appalachian music roots of the Smokies through song, dance, and storytelling. Visit their website for a full event schedule.

September

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
September 12 through October 31

Celebrate the start of fall with decorations throughout downtown Gatlinburg. Pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, and more line the streets of the town as fun fall events kick off throughout the season.

OktOBERfest
September 26 through November 2

This Gatlinburg festival celebrates the annual celebration in Germany. Folks dressed in authentic costumes perform folk dances, sing-alongs, yodels, and more. You can also enjoy traditional German food and drink!

October

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival
October 3 through 5

Hosted at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, this event is a celebration of the spectacular Arts and Crafts Community. Prizes will be awarded to the finest pieces, and this event is free for the public. Enjoy live music and free kids’ activities throughout the weekend.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
October 9 through 26

This twice-annual event takes place in both the summer and fall. Here you can find more than 200 booths showing off some of the area’s best work! Enjoy demonstrations of basket weaving, painting, live music, and entertainment.

Taste of Autumn
October 28

This 17th annual event takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and showcases some of the best food and drinks in town. Proceeds go to benefit the United Way of Sevier County. Sample food from some of your favorite places in Gatlinburg!

November

Veterans Day Celebration
November 11

Participate in a “thank you” to service men and women at this free event. Hosted at the Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza, this celebration and commemoration includes patriotic music and words from veterans and their families.

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff
November 12

Get into the spirit of winter with some hearty servings of chili and holiday lights! Attend as vendors serve up cups of chili and compete for awards, including People’s Choice! In the evening, millions of holiday lights will be switched on for the first time, celebrating the start of the holiday season.

Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
November 12 through January 25

Board one of Gatlinburg’s climate controlled trolleys to gaze at the magical and nationally-renowned light display. This energy-efficient light display is valued at more than $1 million and is sure to delight both kids and adults alike!

Winter Magic Tunes and Tales
November 28 through December 21

Get in the holiday spirit with free weekend entertainment. All along the Parkway you can find carolers and storytellers celebrating the holiday season. These events take place on Friday and Saturday evenings!

December

Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
December 1 through 7

Love holiday decorations? You won’t want to miss this event! Purchase unique handcrafted gifts and decorations made by members of the Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community. Find everything from wreaths to scented candles!

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
December 5

Don your gloves and hats and head to the Gatlinburg Parkway for yet another spectacular parade. Thousands of spectators gather as floats, marching bands, and giant balloons from the southern area march down the street. Bask in the glow of the holiday lights and bring along some hot chocolate for this fun 39th annual event!

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