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Events and Activities near Gatlinburg July 2016

July 2016 Activities Calendar – Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend TN

Gatlinburg Area Events July 2016

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4th of July Weekend Sale – BIG sale at Tanger Outlets Sevierville where you’ll get more bang for your buck! Click for sales & coupons.

1-4, 15-17, 22-24
Living Statue Performance at the Pigeon Forge Island – Randy King, the talented living statue, wows guests with a performance unlike any other! Randy’s character can pose for hours at a time in a statuesque position, wowing those who pass by with constant surprises up his sleeve!

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Live Entertainment at Margaritaville – Every night this month, you’ll find great live entertainment at Margaritaville restaurant at the Pigeon Forge Island. Music begins at 8 p.m. Call (865) 210-8530 for July entertainment and restaurant hours.

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Live Entertainment at Crystelle Creek – Hear some of the best live entertainment in Gatlinburg as singers and songwriters perform in the main dining and bar areas at Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill. (Separate dining area set aside just for those that prefer to dine without entertainment.) View the weekly entertainment schedule.

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Dollywood’s Summer Celebration– Extended hours at Dollywood allow you to have a whole lot more fun all summer long. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with nightly fireworks.

1-August 14
Free Downtown Gatlinburg Trolley – For the next six weeks, you can get on and off the open air trolley as often as you’d like between lights #1-#10 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. every day.

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Summer Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales – Street performers are found along the sidewalks of downtown Gatlinburg every night at 6 p.m. through the end of the month. Enjoy singing, music and Appalachian storytelling.

Living Statue Pigeon Forge Island

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Gatlinburg Farmers Market – If you love fresh and love to shop local, head out to our local farmer’s market for the good stuff! Market is in the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road. Open every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Noon now through October 8.

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Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade – This 41st annual parade celebrates our independence and salutes military services personnel in the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. Parade begins on Hwy. 321 near light #3 and continues through light #10.

3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Open Mic Night – Every Sunday afternoon at Three Jimmy’s, beginning at 12:30 p.m., you’re invited to step up to the stage or sit back and enjoy those that do.

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Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta – This annual race of unmanned floating objects begins at Noon at Christ of the Smokies bridge and ends at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies bridge prizes will be awarded to the oldest and youngest participants in two categories: Trash / Not Handmade or Treasure / Handmade. Free registration begins at 10 a.m. at bridge beneath chair lift on River Road.

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4th of July Fireworks Finale – Wrap up the holiday with a fantastic, 20-minute fireworks show in downtown Gatlinburg beginning at 10 p.m. You’ll find the best viewing spots between lights #3-#5.

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Pigeon Forge 26th Annual Patriot Festival – Patriot Park – for more information call 1-800-251-9100 or visit Patriot Festival online.

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Townsend 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks – Join the locals in celebration of Independence Day. Location is next to Highland Manor Inn. Call (865) 448-2211 for times and activities.

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Karaoke Thursdays – Every Thursday afternoon at Three Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, beginning at 12:30 p.m., you’re invited to step up to the stage or sit back and sing along with those that do.

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Joe The Show – TGI Friday’s in Sevierville brings live music to the patio every Thursday evening from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Shop Wood Carvers & Woodworking Shops in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

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Summer Concert Series – The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center presents Early Morning String Dusters in concert at 7 p.m. Take your own lawn chair to kick back and enjoy. Food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers allowed. Concert is free for members and children 5 and under, $8 for others.

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BRUNS Live – Beginning at 7 p.m. on the Sugarlands Spirit Stage, BRUNS performs classic American rock. The show is free and runs 7-10 p.m.

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair – Live Country and Bluegrass music will entertain as you stroll through over 150 booths of hand crafted items for sale by crafters from across the nation. The craft show takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Smokies Century Challenge Hike: Little River Trail O&B
The Little River Trading Company invites you to celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary with a series of free guided hikes designed for both families and hiking junkies. Each hike will focus on history, waterfalls and joy for the great outdoors. Meet at the Trading Company’s shop for carpool. This 9 a.m.-3 p.m. hike is approximately 4.8 miles. RSVP on the Trading Company Facebook page.

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Summer Concert Series – The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center presents WestWend in concert at 7 p.m. Take your own lawn chair to kick back and enjoy. Food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers allowed. Concert is free for members and children 5 and under, $8 for others.

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Smokies Century Challenge Hike: Spence Field-Russle Field Loop
The Little River Trading Company invites you to celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary with a series of free guided hikes designed for both families and hiking junkies. Each hike will focus on history, waterfalls and joy for the great outdoors. Meet at the Trading Company’s shop for carpool. This 9 a.m.-6 p.m. hike is approximately 13.2 miles. RSVP on the Trading Company Facebook page.

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Summer Concert Series – The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center presents EmiSunshine and the Rain in concert at 7 p.m. Take your own lawn chair to kick back and enjoy. Food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers allowed. Concert is free for members and children 5 and under, $8 for others.

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Looking ahead?  See the free outdoor concerts & live entertainment to be performing in August!

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