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Army Veteran Craig Morgan Headlines Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

Army Veteran Craig Morgan Headlines Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

Craig Morgan, United States Army veteran and Grand Ole Opry member, is set to headline the 28th annual Patriot Festival, Pigeon Forge’s Independence Day celebration. Morgan takes the stage immediately before an elaborate fireworks display lights up the night sky with the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. “We look forward to the Patriot Festival all year long here in ...

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Wilderness Wildlife Week Offers 250 Free Seminars, Concerts, Excursions

Wilderness Wildlife Week Offers 250 Free Seminars, Concerts, Excursions

Featuring more than 250 free sessions and activities spanning five days, Pigeon Forge’s award-winning Wilderness Wildlife Week runs May 8-12, 2018. The event is headquartered at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. In its 28th year, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of workshops, lectures, seminars, concerts, hikes and other activities designed to introduce or reacquaint participants of all ages with the great ...

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Registration Open for Branch Out Events in Smokies

Registration Open for Branch Out Events in Smokies

Cultural history, natural surroundings, park cemeteries, and sweat-inducing, blood-pumping hikes. These are just a few of the topics to be explored in Great Smoky Mountains Association’s Branch Out activity series this May. Those interested in learning more about our country’s most visited national park are encouraged to join any of these programs set within Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Program: ...

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Enter Lottery to View Smoky Mountains Synchronous Fireflies

Enter Lottery to View Smoky Mountains Synchronous Fireflies

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for viewing Synchronous Fireflies in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Thursday, June 7 through Thursday, June 14. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont must have a parking pass distributed through the lottery system at www.recreation.gov. Every year in late May ...

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Comedian Heather Land to Perform at Stronger Women’s Retreat in Pigeon Forge

Comedian Heather Land to Perform at Stronger Women's Retreat in Pigeon Forge

The Stronger women’s retreat in Pigeon Forge will end on a funny note as comedian Heather Land performs on the retreat’s final day. Kathy Crabb, matriarch of the Grammy Award-winning Crabb Family, has hosted the Stronger women’s retreat in Pigeon Forge for several years. Ladies from all across the country have gathered in the mountains for services, food, fellowship and ...

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Knox Shamrock Fest to Feature Irish Festival and Lucky Kidney Run

Knox Shamrock Fest to Feature Irish Festival and Lucky Kidney Run

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation invites families, runners and volunteers to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support local dialysis patients by participating in its Knox Shamrock Fest on March 16-17, 2018 in downtown Knoxville. The event includes a two-day Irish festival on Market Square and the 7th annual Lucky Kidney Run. “Whether you plan to run or walk in the ...

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A Mountain Quiltfest Brings Folk Art Extravaganza to LeConte Center

A Mountain Quiltfest Brings Folk Art Extravaganza to LeConte Center

Pigeon Forge invites you to be immersed in the tradition of quilt-making at the 24th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest on March 20 – 24, 2018. More than 500 quilts will compete in a variety of different categories for $20,000 in prize money. Held at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, located at 2986 Teaster Lane, the artistic quilts are displayed ...

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Rose Glen Literary Festival Announces 2018 Line-Up

Rose Glen Literary Festival Announces 2018 Line-Up

Sevierville’s ninth annual Rose Glen Literary Festival will offer a venue for some of East Tennessee’s best local writers to sell and sign books while also featuring new and innovative programming from nationally recognized authors. The festival will take place Saturday, February 24, 2018, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Sevierville Convention Center. The luncheon keynote speaker will ...

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Park, Astronomical Society to Host Stargazing Event at Cades Cove

Park, Astronomical Society Host Stargazing Event at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, September 23, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the spring sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, including the Milky Way. In case of ...

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Mountain Life Festival Showcases Appalachian Folkways

Mountain Life Festival Showcases Appalachian Folkways

The annual Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. This event continues to preserve the legacy of Appalachian folkways and is a tribute to the many families who lived on lands that would later become the national park. The event hours are from 10 a.m. to ...

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