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June 2013 Gatlinburg Special Events

As if the Great Smoky Mountain National Park doesn’t provide enough things to do during your Gatlinburg vacation, the city of Gatlinburg continues to put on a great show of local events and mountain festivals to entertain, enlighten and educate.  Most are free family events and attending them can only enhance your getaway.

Great Smokies National Parks


This June, the Smoky Mountains are bursting with wildflowers, wildlife and perfect temperatures.  Book your vacation in one of our 1 or 2 bedroom mountain cabins and then plan to attend these great events in and around Gatlinburg.

June 1, 7 & 8, 14-30
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales:  On Fridays and Saturday through June 8 and then every day through August 10, plan to be in downtown Gatlinburg after 6 p.m. for free entertainment all along the Parkway.  Meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies through storytellers, musicians and cloggers performing in traditional Appalachian style.

June 1-9
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival:  Folks of all ages enjoy visiting Dollywood year round, but the BBQ and Bluegrass Music Festival offers something extra special!  The extra sweet flavors of southern BBQ recipes and the extra sweet sounds of Bluegrass music’s top names.  All music concerts are free with your Dollywood admission and hours most days are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Click here to view or download the Bluegrass Concert Schedule.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
If you want to make the most of your fully equipped cabin kitchen by cooking in, be sure to include fresh, locally grown produce from the Gatlinburg Farmers Market in your recipes.  The market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway (Hwy 321).  Meet local farmers and producers who bring their homegrown and homemade products to this community gathering.  More information can be found on the Farmer’s Market website.

TN Smokies Baseball with Free Fireworks Fridays Home Games

Fireworks Fridays!

June 2-6
Do you love some baseball?  Make it a nine-inning vacation this June 2-6 when the Tennessee Smokies host the Jackson Generals at Smokies Stadium in Kodak.   Visit for game times and tickets.

June 13-17
It’s another Tennessee Smokies home week, but this time challenging the Mississippi Braves.  Since this series including a Friday night home game, you’ll get to enjoy complimentary Friday Night Fireworks!

Father’s Day Sidewalk & Truckload Sales:  The former Belz Outlet World—now Pigeon River Crossings—in Pigeon Forge brings in the big trucks for huge savings!  Have a great time shopping the outside tent sale and then visit indoors to shop Camp Coleman, Burkes Outlet, Old Tyme Pottery, Tuesday Mornings, and Rack Room Shoes.

June 14
It’s T. Graham Brown (“Don’t Go to Strangers,” “Darlene”) and Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers Tenor, “More Than a Name on a Wall”) in concert at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  Call 1-800-792-4308 or visit for concert tickets and showtimes.

June 14-August 17
Free Parkway Trolley Rides!  Yep… you get yourself downtown and then you can ride the specially painted open air trolley FREE, all day long, between lights #1 – #10 in downtown.  Get on, get off to shop, get back on, get back off again and have a bite to eat.  (We think you get it!  LOL)  Operating hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

June 16
Happy Father’s Day!!!  We hope every Dad, Papaw and father figure has a most spectacular day filled with love and appreciation for all you do.

Dollyworld Great American Summer Festival and County Music Concerts

Open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

June 22-August 4
All NEW Dollywood Festival!  It’s a Great American Summer Festival at Dollywood theme park with late night hours so that you can have even more fun than usual.  Late shows, great food, nighttime rides and nightly fireworks!  The park will be open everyday from 10 a.m.-10 a.m. clear through August 4.  Come have a great American summer vacation with us in Pigeon Forge!

June 24-28
It’s going to be another Fireworks Friday as the Tenessee Smokies hosts the Jackson Generals in Kodak at Smokies Stadium.  Hot Dogs! Peanuts!  Diamond and Slugger too!  Visit online at for tickets and game time.

There’s definitely a lot of fun to be had and choosing your vacation dates won’t be easy.  What will be easy is choosing Ridgecrest Mountain Cabins and enjoying an additional night FREE when you stay 6 nights or more this June.  Don’t wait too long… our cabins are fillin’ up fast!

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