Summer 2023 Events

Explore Summer Delights in the Smokies: Events & Festivals

Summer 2023 Events

As summer rolls around, the breathtaking beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park comes alive with a myriad of exciting events and activities. Nestled between Tennessee and North Carolina, this enchanting region offers visitors a perfect blend of natural wonders and vibrant cultural experiences. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff or a lover of the arts, the Smoky Mountains have something to offer everyone!

Annual A Mountain Quiltfest | June 5-8, 2023
The Annual A Mountain Quiltfest is a highly anticipated event for quilting enthusiasts and artisans. Held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, this multi-day festival offers a wide range of activities and opportunities to explore the world of quilting.

Gatlinburg Kids Trout Fishing Tournament | June 11, 2023
Gatlinburg Parks and Recreation invites young anglers to participate in the annual Gatlinburg Kids Trout Fishing Tournament, scheduled for June 11th. This exciting event provides children with the opportunity to experience the joys of fishing in the beautiful surroundings of Gatlinburg, TN.

Dollywood's Summer Celebration | June 17 – August 6, 2023
Dollywood's Summer Celebration is an exciting festival held at the Dollywood theme park. This festival offers a fantastic opportunity for families and visitors to create lasting memories in a place that caters to everyone's enjoyment. During the Summer Celebration, Dollywood extends its park hours, allowing guests to have more time to experience their favorite attractions. Whether you're seeking thrilling roller coasters, entertaining shows or immersive themed areas, Dollywood offers a wide range of attractions to suit every age and interest.

4th of July
Starting at 3 p.m. at Patriot Park, in Pigeon Forge, the area will come alive with a vibrant atmosphere as visitors gather to commemorate this significant national holiday. The festival offers a wide variety of food vendors, allowing attendees to indulge in delicious treats and satisfy their cravings throughout the day. As the sun begins to set, the highlight of the festival arrives - live fireworks!
The Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade and Fireworks is a highly anticipated annual event that celebrates Independence Day with a grand parade and a spectacular fireworks display. It offers locals and visitors alike a fantastic opportunity to come together and commemorate this significant national holiday in style.

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair | July 7-16, 2023
The Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair is an annual event that showcases the work of talented artisans and craftsmen from across the United States. Held indoors at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, this fair provides a wonderful opportunity to escape the summer heat while exploring a wide array of unique arts and crafts. With over 180 booths, visitors can browse through a diverse range of handmade items and witness artisans demonstrating their skills firsthand.

The Gatlinburg Square and Round Dance Convention |August 3-5, 2023
The Gatlinburg Square and Round Dance Convention is an annual event that brings together square and round dancers from various regions. This convention is a vibrant celebration of dance, music and community, offering participants the chance to engage in lively dances and socialize with fellow enthusiasts. The event takes place at the W. L. Mills Conference Center, providing ample space for dancers to showcase their moves and enjoy the festivities.

Smoky Mountain Fishing Expo | August 11-12, 2023
The Smoky Mountain Fishing Expo is a two-day event held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Designed for fishing enthusiasts of all levels, this expo offers a platform to explore the latest fishing gear, attend informative seminars and connect with fellow anglers.

The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion | August 24 – 26, 2023
The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is a highly anticipated event for Jeep enthusiasts and Jeep clubs across the nation. Held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, this expo serves as a gathering point for all things Jeep-related, featuring leading Jeep parts vendors, accessory suppliers and a thrilling Jeep Show.

The Smoky Mountains offer a plethora of exciting summer events and festivals that cater to a variety of interests. From Craftsmen's Fair and Square Dance Convention to the 4th of July Midnight Parade and Fireworks, there's something for everyone to enjoy. These events not only provide entertainment and opportunities for fun but also foster a sense of community and celebration in the picturesque surroundings of the Smoky Mountains.

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