July 1 – 31 Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales – All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life in the Smoky Mountains on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform at different locations along the Parkway every evening during this seventh annual event! Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society. (800) 568-4748
July 3 4th of July Midnight Parade – Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 37th annual showcase is the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. Floats, balloons, and marching bands pay tribute to our country during this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event. (800) 568-47480
July 4 River Raft Regatta – Visitors can enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Free registration begins at 10 a.m. at bridge beneath chair lift. Race begins at noon at Christ of the Smokies bridge and ends at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies bridge where prizes will be awarded in several different categories. (800) 568-4748
July 4 4th of July Fireworks Show – Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. The City of Gatlinburg lights up the mountain skyline downtown at 10 p.m. with this grand display. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society. (800) 568-4748
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Gatlinburg Farmers Market – Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway through October 13. Comprised of local producers, the emphasis is on fresh produce and homemade products offered in an atmosphere of community. Visit www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for details.
July 20 to 29 Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair at Gatlinburg Convention Center – Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 200 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (865) 436-7479 or visit www.craftsmenfair.com for more information.
July TBA Great Gatlinburg Shark Race - Festivities start at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza with live entertainment, food & fun and opportunity to win fantastic grand prizes. Rubber sharks are released into the Little Pigeon River at the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens bridge to race downstream, first one to cross the finish line wins! Proceeds benefit United Way of Sevier County. For information, call (865) 430-5727.
July 1 – 31 Christmas in July – Inn at Christmas Place; for more information call 1-888-465-9644
July 1 – 31 Behind the Scenes of Jim Cameron’s TITANIC – Titanic Museum Attraction; for more information call 1-800-381-7670 or visit titanicpigeonforge.com
July 4 22nd Annual Patriot Festival – Celebrate America’s birthday with food, fun, entertainment and fireworks. Activities are at Patriot Park and offered free of charge. For more information call 1-800-251-9100
July 4 A Visit with Uncle Sam – The Incredible Christmas Place; for more information call 1-800-445-3396; 865-453-0415 or visit christmasplace.com
July 4 – 8 Independence Day Sidewalk Sale – Pigeon River Crossings (formerly Belz Outlets); for more information call 865-453-7316
July 6 Mel Tillis in Concert – Country Tonite Theatre; for more information call 1-800-792-4308 or visit firstclassconcerts.com
July 19 – 22 Summer Truckload & Tent Sale – Pigeon River Crossings (formerly Belz Outlets); for more information call 865-453-7316
July 27 – 28 George Jones in Concert - Country Tonite Theatre; for more information call 1-800-792-4308 or visit firstclassconcerts.com
July 30 – August 12 Dollywood Nights - Dollywood offers extended park hours; for more information call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
July 4-6 TN Smokies vs. Jacksonville – www.smokiesbaseball.com 865-286-2300
July 7-9 TN Smokies vs. Chattanooga - www.smokiesbaseball.com 865-286-2300
July 9-12 Biltmore Baptist Church Summer Camp @ Sevierville Events Center. Private event.
July 14-17 Smokies Baseball vs. Jacksonville – www.smokiesbaseball.com 865-286-2300
July 23-26 TN Sheriff’s Association Family Conference @ Sevierville Events Center. Private event.
July 30-August 2 TN Smokies vs. Pensacola - www.smokiesbaseball.com 865-286-2300