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Gatlinburg Events

Information about Gatlinburg events and things to do in Gatlinburg TN on your vacation!

See Gatlinburg’s Christmas Parade When You Stay at River Edge Motor Lodge

When you stay at the River Edge Motor Lodge, you will be just minutes away from the enchanting Christmas parade in Gatlinburg! This annual event, now its 39th year, celebrates the holiday season with a spectacular procession of performers, floats and large balloons, as well as over a dozen marching bands. Read on for everything you need to know about this beloved Smoky Mountain tradition. Continue reading »


Walk to the Winter Magic and Chili Cookoff from Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

This November, Gatlinburg celebrates the changing of the seasons with the 25th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff. Featuring holiday lights and endless bowls of homemade chili, this popular fall event is within walking distance of our downtown Gatlinburg hotel. Read on for everything you need to know about this Smoky Mountain tradition.   Continue reading »


Your Guide to the 2014 Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Looking for something nutritious and delicious to enjoy during your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is the perfect place to find locally grown fruits, vegetables, and more. Featuring everything from homemade baked goods and local produce, to fresh coffee and artisan products, the Farmers Market is can’t miss addition to any vacation in the Smokies. Continue reading »



New Food Festival in Gatlinburg Celebrates Southern Flavor

Beans and cornbreadNothing sticks to your ribs like a big bowl of beans and cornbread. This classic Smoky Mountain dish is finally getting the recognition it deserves with its very own food festival in Gatlinburg! Coming to the Smokies this spring, the Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast will feature music, games, and endless bowls of everyone’s favorite Southern meal. Continue reading »


Celebrate Spring With Free Tours of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sunset Great Smoky MountainsHow would you like a behind the scenes look at spring in the Smokies? This April and May, naturalist Jamie Matzko and biologist Keith Watson will lead free guided tours of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You haven’t truly seen the national park, until you’ve visited it with two wildlife experts! Read on to find out everything you need to know about this very special Gatlinburg event. Continue reading »


2 April Events Bring Fine Wine to Gatlinburg

wine glassesHow would you like to try some of the best wines from all over Tennessee? You’ll get your chance this April with two spectacular wine tastings in the Smokies! Just minutes away from River Edge Motor Lodge, these Gatlinburg events are the perfect date for a romantic getaway or anniversary trip. Continue reading »


Hundreds of Santas Will Parade Through Gatlinburg

Santa Claus parade
Santa Claus is coming to town. Actually, Santa Clauses are coming to town! Although the holidays have come and gone, the Christmas spirit is returning to the Great Smoky Mountains for a one of a kind parade. This March, hundreds of Santas will walk the streets of Gatlinburg as part of the annual Clausfest convention. Located right around the corner from our Gatlinburg hotel, this fun filled parade is your last chance to enjoy Christmas cheer until December. Continue reading »