Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta

Fourth of July in Style

Gear Up for Gatlinburg's Riveting Summer Race! Prepare for heart-pounding action at the annual River Raft Regatta, set amidst the lively Fourth of July festivities. From 11 a.m., head to the starting line at the former Christ in the Smokies Museum to register your floatable. At 1 p.m., the race begins, ending with a thrilling finish at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Join the excitement by entering a rented rubber duck (or bring your own decorated boat) for just $2 each or 3 for $5 onsite. All proceeds support the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation, making it a fantastic way for everyone to join in the fun and support a worthy cause. Trophies await the top finishers in the Treasure, Duck, and Most Creative Float categories.

Don't miss out on this beloved Fourth of July tradition, cherished by visitors of all ages in Gatlinburg!

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