COVID-19 Update: What’s Closed in the Smoky Mountains

We’re Open – and so is the Smokies!

We are thrilled to say that Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are beginning to open! Local businesses began reopening in phases on May 1, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is NOW OPEN! Reduced occupancy and additional safety measures will be in place, so you can continue to maintain distance while supporting area businesses. 

Read on for new 2020 event dates and updates on open restaurants, businesses, and attractions. You can also visit our COVID-19 Updates for YOU blog if you have questions about your reservation, our cleaning procedures, and more. If you want ideas on outdoor activities to keep you moving and fun things to do in the cabin, check out our How to Enjoy the Smokies during COVID-19 blog.

BUSINESSES + ATTRACTIONS REOPENING

In accordance with new guidelines in Tennessee, most sporting event venues, concert venues, bars and nightclubs, racetracks, indoor play areas, amusement parks, and similar businesses will remain closed through May 29. We will continue to update as more local businesses open up! 

OPEN NOW

  • Adventure Park Legacy Mountain
  • Anakeesta 
  • Arcadia
  • A Long Story Short 
  • Beyond the Lens 
  • Buttonwillow Civil Water Theater 
  • Cades Cove Riding Stables 
  • Comedy Barn Theater  
  • Crave Golf Club 
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede 
  • Double Decker Bus Tours 
  • Extreme Racing Speedzone 
  • Fat Daddy’s Arcade 
  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
  • Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park  
  • Fun Stop 
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park 
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle 
  • Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
  • Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show 
  • Gatlinburg Trolley  
  • Great Smokies Flea Market 
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
  • Hillbilly Golf 
  • King’s Family Distillery 
  • LazerPort Fun Center 
  • Lid’l Dolly’s 
  • Lock, Stock & Blade 
  • Lodge Cast Iron Pigeon Forge 
  • MagiQuest Pigeon Forge 
  • Moonpie General Store 
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center 
  • Ober Gatlinburg 
  • Ole Smoky Distillery 
  • Paint the Smokies
  • Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Show & Outdoor Adventure Park
  • Pigeon Forge Snow 
  • Pigeon Forge Traders Gift Shop 
  • Pink Jeep Tours 
  • Pirates Voyage
  • Rainforest Adventures 
  • Ripley’s Attractions 
  • Rip Roaring Adventures 
  • Rocky Top Mountain Coaster 
  • RRW Krawlzone
  • Sevier Air Trampoline & Ninja Warrior Park
  • Sevier County Library branches 
  • Sevier Distilling Company 
  • Sevierville Golf Club 
  • Smith Creek Moonshine
  • Smoky Mountain Adventure Tours 
  • Smoky Mountain Jeep Rental 
  • Smoky Mountain Opry 
  • Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company 
  • Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing 
  • Smoky Mountain Ziplines 
  • Stages West
  • Sugarlands Distilling Company 
  • Tennessee Mountain Tours 
  • The Coaster at Goats on the Roof 
  • The Escape Game Pigeon Forge 
  • The Island – restaurants and stores only
  • The Track 
  • Three Bears General Store 
  • TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena  
  • The Island Shops 
  • WonderWorks 
  • Zi Olive Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

OPENING SOON

  • Biblical Times Dinner Theater – May 30 
  • Grand Majestic Dinner Theater – June 2 
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center Pigeon Rafting – May 29 
  • Red Skelton Tribute Theater – May 30 
  • Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre – June 5 
  • Titanic Museum – June 1 
  • Wilderness at the Smokies – June 4 

RESTAURANTS REOPENING 

Tennessee restaurants may now reopen at 50% capacity, so you can enjoy a meal while still practicing social distancing. Please call restaurants directly to confirm hours and available services as you plan! 

OPEN NOW

  • Alamo Steakhouse – Pigeon Forge 
  • Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Q 
  • Big Daddy’s Pizzeria 
  • Blue Moose Burgers & Wings 
  • Brick & Spoon
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 
  • Bullfish Grill 
  • Calhoun’s – Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg 
  • Carino’s Italian 
  • Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen 
  • Cherokee Grill Gatlinburg 
  • Chocolate Monkey 
  • Cinnabon & Auntie Anne’s Pretzel 
  • Corky’s Ribs & BBQ 
  • Crockett’s Breakfast Camp 
  • Crystelle Creek Restaurant 
  • Curl de la Crème 
  • Delauder’s BBQ 
  • Dolce Nitrogen Ice Cream 
  • El Ranchero Loco 
  • Elvira’s Café 
  • Fannie Farkle’s 
  • Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin – Gatlinburg 
  • Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin – Pigeon Forge 
  • Gatlinburg Brewing Company 
  • Gaucho Urbano 
  • Gigi’s Cupcakes
  • Golden Corral
  • Great American Cookie Company
  • Hard Rock Café 
  • Harpoon Harry’s Crab House 
  • Healthy Balance Meals 
  • Hot Diggity Dawg 
  • Huck Finn’s Catfish 
  • IHOP Pigeon Forge + Sevierville 
  • Joe & Pop’s Sub Shoppe
  • Joe’s Crab Shack 
  • JT Hannah’s Kitchen 
  • Junction 35 Spirits 
  • Knox Dough 
  • Local Goat New American Restaurant 
  • Log Cabin Pancake House of Gatlinburg 
  • Machete Mexican Restaurant 
  • Maddog’s Creamery & Donuts 
  • Mama’s Farmhouse 
  • Marble Slab Creamery 
  • Marco’s Pizza 
  • Margaritaville Coffee Shop 
  • Margaritaville 
  • Mel’s Diner
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • MonsterMash Burgers 
  • Mulligan’s at Sevierville Golf Club
  • Nagano Japanese Grill 
  • Old Mill Restaurant 
  • Parton’s Deli 
  • Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen 
  • PawPaw’s Kajun Kitchen 
  • Pizza at the Cove 
  • Pollo Loco 
  • Pottery House Cafe 
  • Poynor’s Pommes Frites
  • Preacher’s Smokehouse
  • Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant 
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Reagan’s House of Pancakes
  • Rita’s Italian Ice 
  • Smokies Cuban Café
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery 
  • Smoky Mountain Pancake House 
  • Smoky’s Pancake Cabin 
  • Split Rail Eats 
  • Sunliner Diner 
  • TGI Friday’s – Pigeon Forge, Sevierville & Gatlinburg
  • The Dressing Room 
  • The Island – restaurants 
  • The Melting Pot 
  • The Park Grill 
  • The Red Tomato 
  • Timberwood Grill 
  • Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill 
  • Wood Grill Buffet 

NEW! 2020 Event Dates

Much has changed in recent weeks, but these Smoky Mountain events already have NEW dates you can start planning around! 

JUNE

  • Women of Joy | June 5 – 7 
  • Music in the Mountains Spring Parade | June 19 

JULY

  • ICMA Week/Awards | July 20 – 23 
  • Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference | July 25 
  • Ponies in the Smokies | July 29 – August 1 

AUGUST 

  • Chevelles in the Smokies | August 7 – 8 
  • Horsepower and Hotrods | August 7 -8 
  • Spring Corvette Expo | August 7 – 8
  • Grand National F-100 Truck Reunion | August 13 – 15 
  • Smoky Mountain Antique Car Show | August 19 – 22 
  • Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion | August 20 – 22 

SEPTEMBER

  • Family Fest in the Smokies | September 3 – 6 
  • TN Credit Union League Event | September 15 – 18 
  • Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run | September 17 – 19 
  • Vette Fest | September 24 – 26 

OCTOBER

  • Bronco Super Celebration | October 7 – 10 
  • Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge | October 16 – 18 
  • Great Smoky Mountain Autofest | October 17 – 18 
  • Color Me Mutt 5K | October 24  

NOVEMBER

  • Great Smoky Mountains Food Truck Festival | November 13-14

DECEMBER

  • Americheer | December 19 

2021 DATES

  • Wilderness Wildlife Week | February 2 – 4, 2021 
  • ASI Southern Union Convention | Apr 1-4, 2021
  • Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic | April 17 – 18, 2021
  • Catapalooza | May 21 – 23, 2021

National Park Services + Community Service Closures

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park began reopening in phases on May 9. We are so excited to be back out in nature in the most-visited national park in the U.S. Tennessee state parks are already open, but please remember to continue social distancing while in public spaces – including parks – for the safety of everyone. 

CANCELED EVENTS | POSTPONED EVENTS WITH DATE TBD

Some events have been cancelled until 2021, but others will likely have new dates announced – hopefully soon! We will continue to update you with new dates as they become available. 

  • Arrowmont Jubilee 
  • ASI Southern Union Convention at the Gatlinburg Convention Center
  • Beta Club TN Leadership Summit
  • Big Ears Music Festival
  • Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass 
  • Breakfast with a Mermaid at Ripley’s Aquarium (March 28 & April 11 dates canceled)
  • Bridge Tournament
  • Brunch with the Easter Bunny – The Old Mill
  • Chuckwagon Cookoff Competition
  • Church of God Kidfest
  • Cirque Du Soleil Knoxville
  • Country Music Week
  • Defenders LEMC Banquet 
  • Easter Sunrise at Ober
  • Easter Egg Hunt 
  • Fire Chiefs Smoky Mountain Weekend
  • Future Farmers of America at the Gatlinburg Convention Center
  • Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
  • HT Hackney at LeConte Center
  • Irish Month at the Titanic Museum
  • Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame Event – Gatlinburg Convention Center
  • Kids’ Artistic Review at LeConte Center
  • Knoxville Ice Bears – Southern Pro Hockey League
  • Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic 
  • Made for More Women’s Expo 2020 
  • Movies at Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14
  • NOC Spring Fling
  • Norton’s Gift Show & Apparel Market
  • NRC Slalom US Open
  • PCG Impact Summerfest
  • Peanuts Easter Beagle Express 
  • Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference
  • Smoky Mountain Music Festival
  • Smoky Mountain Relay
  • Spring Rod Run 
  • Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
  • Teammate Basketball at LeConte Center
  • The Southeast Climate Conference
  • The Valley Cat Fanciers’ 43rd Annual Springtime in TN
  • TN City Management Association Event – Gatlinburg Convention Center  
  • TN Smokies MLB 
  • TSSAA – suspended remainder of tournament
  • UT Knoxville vs UT Martin baseball at Smokies Stadium
  • Wildwater World Championships
  • WonderWorks Sensory Days 
  • WorshipLife Event – Gatlinburg Convention Center

CLOSED ATTRACTIONS 

Closed Until Further Notice: 

  • Bush’s Visitor Center 
  • Dollywood
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 
  • Mysterious Mansion of Gatlinburg 
  • NASCAR SpeedPark 
  • Pigeon Forge Trolley – not visiting Dollywood, Wears Valley, or Gatlinburg until further notice, open 8 am – 8 pm only 
  • Smoky Mountain Escape Games
  • Smoky Mountain Winery 
  • The Ripken Experience 

STORE CLOSURES

Closed Until Further Notice:

  • Smoky Mountain Winery 

Restaurant Closures

  • Courthouse Donuts & Deli – closed for the week, will reevaluate on a week-by-week basis
  • Starbucks – grab-n-go 8 am – 6 pm, full menu  

Take-Out Only 

  • Best Italian Café and Pizzeria (+curbside)
  • Donut Friar (at window)
  • No Way Jose’s
  • Pancake Pantry
  • Tennessee Jed’s (+curbside)
  • The Fox & Parrot (+curbside)
  • The Rampant Lion (+curbside)
  • Whole Earth Grocery (curbside service 10 am – 3 pm)

Take-out + Delivery 

  • Alvin’s Kitchen 
  • Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
  • Pizza at the Cove  

Delivery Only 

  • Geno’s Pizza (5 pm – midnight)
  • Papa John’s Pizza (10 am – midnight)

Closed Until Further Notice:

  • Ole Red Gatlinburg
  • Pigeon Forge Deli
  • Ruby Sunshine
  • The Peddler

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