Best Gatlinburg Destinations

From Ober Gatlinburg to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg has plenty to do for guests of all ages. Families can enjoy kid-friendly activities and events, while adult travelers can take romantic cabin getaways or seek out outdoor festivals.


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The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Upcoming Events at Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Tripster Travel Guide 628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
musicians with guitars and microphones performing on stage at The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

Every year, the country's best songwriters and musicians come together at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Throughout the event, guests get the opportunity to meet their favorite artists, learn through various workshops, and create masterpieces. It's time to recognize and celebrate the talents of songwriters and their craft. This event features songwriting competitions, free concerts, and auditions. During the fair, […]

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Upcoming Events at Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Tripster Travel Guide 628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Pumpkins of all different sizes and color coming out of a giant cornucopia at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

Gatlinburg will be decked out from September through November with beautiful fall foliage and over-the-top displays. Embrace the season and the Smokies’ spectacular colors with the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. Get outdoors and enjoy the cool briskness of the Smoky Mountains this autumn. There will be a variety of activities to explore throughout the two-month-long event. Take in the striking […]


Anakeesta Lumina Nights

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar

Prepare to be spellbound as Lumina Nights is finally coming to Anakeesta! Feel the magic as you stroll the new attraction that looks like something out of a fairy tale. The first of its kind in the country, The Lumina Night Walk offers a nighttime experience you'll never forget. Anakeesta transforms an underdeveloped section of their park into a delightful […]

Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Rocky Top Outfitters 0000, Pigeon Forge, TN
close up of trout fish with a man fishing in a stream at Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee USA

The Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament invites you to compete whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler. The biggest trout tournament in the Smokies is for all skills and ages! Tired of extreme outdoor activities? Then, spend a day catching some trout surrounded by nature in the Smoky Mountains. Every year, adults, children, tourists, and locals join the competition […]

Pigeon Forge Winterfest

Upcoming Events at Downtown Pigeon Forge - Tripster Travel Guide Pigeon Forge, TN
building covered in colorful lights at night for Pigeon Forge Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Step into a world of holiday sparkle and style at Pigeon Forge Winterfest. This annual celebration brings over 5 million twinkling lights and more than a mile of garlands that you're sure to love. Pigeon Forge Winterfest doubles the joys of the season. The entire Smoky Mountains will glow and sparkle throughout the holiday from Gatlinburg to Sevierville. Take in […]

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