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How To Spend New Years in The Smokies

How To Spend New Years in The Smokies

The end of the year only comes once a year and we like to punctuate the change and transition by ending the previous cycle and beginning a new one - with a BANG!Or rather a series of BANGs across a couple areas at least once the world's most popular midnight hour...

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Upcoming Winterfest Kickoff Events

Upcoming Winterfest Kickoff Events

While Halloween and the peak colors of the mountains get closer in our month of October, we wanted to take a minute to look ahead at the next truly big event coming up in the Smokies - the Winterfest kick off! Most of you know that all three cities have a party within...

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Dollywood Harvest Festival and LumiNights 2017

Dollywood Harvest Festival and LumiNights 2017

Dollywood is currently in full swing for their Harvest Festival and LumiNights celebrations for 2017. These pictures were taken by our frequent collaborator, Ge'ne Kea-Lawhead and all copyright belongs to her. See more on the Dollywood Harvest Festival and LumiNights...

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Get Ready For The 2017 Eclipse!

Get Ready For The 2017 Eclipse!

The eclipse is just a few days away! Here is a slightly updated account of information on the eclipse from the National park Service: "Where Can I See The Eclipse? The entire western half of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will fall under the path of totality for...

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Tax-Free Weekend 2017

Next weekend, from July 28th to the 30th, is the coveting Tax-Free Weekend in the state of Tennessee. Although this event isn't exclusive only to the Smokies, it becomes a special event as many families use this as an opportunity to get school supplies from our outlet...

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Fourth of July in Pigeon Forge

Fourth of July in Pigeon Forge

The 4th of July is coming up very soon and we wanted to keep you up to date on the events going on here in the Smokies. In Gatlinburg, the events start as soon as the 3rd of July ends with the 4th of July Midnight Parade on the main downtown street where you and your...

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August Smoky Mountain Eclipse

August Smoky Mountain Eclipse

Have you heard the news? If not, you're about to hear it here - the Smoky Mountains are going to be able to see a partial solar eclipse as it comes over head on August 21st, 2017. From the National Park Service: "The entire western half of Great Smoky Mountains...

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Smoky Mountain Fall Color Forecast 2016

Part of our Smoky Mountain color forecast we’re starting to do for October. Photography provided by Brainstorm Cafe and Friendly Falls (Squadron 4) in Wears Valley. We’ll likely be posting more here as they become available and continue to change colors. Check back...

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