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Smoky Mountain Events

Return of the Elk  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  August 21, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200

Come enjoy a guided hike to the former elk acclimation pen site and explore how, when and why the elk were returned to the Smokies. This event begins at 5:00 p.m. and lasts 1.5 hours. Moderate hike less than 1 mile


Music on the River  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 24, 2018 thru August 25, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.


Ober Gatlinburg Presents Saturdays in the Summer  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Gatlinburg
When:  June 2, 2018 thru August 25, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-5423

Come up the Mountain and be a part of our inaugural Live Music Summer Series that begins on June 2nd and runs every Saturday through August 25th. We will be featuring extraordinary local talent and our artists will bring you: soul, neo-soul, jazz, country, classic rock, and today's hits! This will be happening at our restaurant Seasons of Ober on the main stage from 6-8pm. Drive up Ski Mountain Road or take our scenic aerial tram up the mountain, grab a bite to eat and sit back and get your fill of great music!

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Return of the Elk  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  August 28, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200

Come enjoy a guided hike to the former elk acclimation pen site and explore how, when and why the elk were returned to the Smokies. This event begins at 5:00 p.m. and lasts 1.5 hours. Moderate hike less than 1 mile


Celebrate Freedom  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Pigeon Forge
When:  August 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018
Contact:  865-453-8574

During the month of August, we Celebrate Freedom! in Pigeon Forge as we say thank you to America's military and first responders. Throughout August, participating businesses in Pigeon Forge offer discounts to active and veteran military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders. Simply present a valid ID at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center (traffic light #0) to receive the Celebrate Freedom! benefits.


Music on the River  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Cherokee
When:  August 31, 2018 thru September 1, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Friday and Saturday evenings in downtown Cherokee. Performances include rock n' roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.


Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Show  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Magie Valley
When:  September 1, 2018 thru September 2, 2018
Contact:  828-926-1686

Maggie Valley's largest gathering of artisans and crafters come together to sell their handmade treasures. Artisans from all over the Southeast will be in attendance. Chainsaw art demonstrations and lots of festival food.

Seasonal items, yard art, paintings, photography, pottery, wooden bowls, furniture, jewelry, goat milk soaps and more will be featured at the event. The Maggie Valley Arts & Crafts Festivals is one of the longest running and most popular events held in Maggie Valley.


Thunder in the Smokies Summer Motorcycle Rally  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  September 7, 2018 thru September 9, 2018
Contact:  828-926-1686

Come ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Dragon's Tail, the Cherohala Skyway and more scenic roads. With top-notch performers, tasty treats and an enthusiastic crowd, it's sure to be a good time. Win $1,000 at the Bike Games or win $1,000 at the Bike Show. Stock up on gear with a great selection of vendors. You don't want to miss the Thunder in the Smokies Rally. We offer Tour Rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Exciting entertainment, $1,000 Bike Games Prize, $1,000 Bike Show Prize, Vendors and much more during our three-day rally! We are THE LARGEST RALLY IN MAGGIE VALLEY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF NC. All bikes and ages welcomed. Join us at the Handlebar Corral for a rumbling weekend where thousands of bikers roll into town for the busiest motorcycle weekend in town.


Mountain Life Festival  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Cherokee
When:  September 15, 2018
Contact:  (865) 436-1200

Join park staff and volunteers 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate the fall harvest. The Mountain Farm Museum will be alive with history as demonstrators provide visitors with a glimpse into the past as they make soap, apple cider, sorghum molasses, hominy, music and more.


Maggie Valley Swap Meet  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Maggie Valley
When:  September 27, 2018 thru September 29, 2018
Contact:  828-926-1686

Swap Meet featuring street rods, classics, rat rods, muscle cars, customs, pick ups and antiques.


Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Show  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Magie Valley
When:  October 20, 2018 thru October 21, 2018
Contact:  828-926-1686

Maggie Valley's largest gathering of artisans and crafters come together to sell their handmade treasures. Artisans from all over the Southeast will be in attendance. Chainsaw art demonstrations and lots of festival food.

Seasonal items, yard art, paintings, photography, pottery, wooden bowls, furniture, jewelry, goat milk soaps and more will be featured at the event. The Maggie Valley Arts & Crafts Festivals is one of the longest running and most popular events held in Maggie Valley.


Cherokee Bonfire  Add to Trip Planner

Where:  Cherokee
When:  May 25, 2018 thru October 27, 2018
Contact:  800.438.1601

This event is offered on Friday and Saturday nights from May-October (except September).

Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.: