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GATLINBURG EVENTS

Use the Gatlinburg events listed below to help you plan your trip!

Gatlinburg has something for everyone to enjoy. From festivals, to concerts, to parades — there is always something going on! Whether you want to see a fireworks show, listen to live music or attend a crafts fair, there is an event in Gatlinburg that you are guaranteed to love. No matter when you decide to visit, you can find fun things to do that are close to our Gatlinburg hotel.

Some of the most popular Gatlinburg events are the Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade, Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales and the Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. To help you plan your vacation, we’ve found all the exciting events in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain area and listed them below. You can search through the events by date, keywords or even season! Browse all of the Gatlinburg events and get ready for a fun and memorable vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

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Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta

Jul 04, 2022 - Jul 04, 2022
(865) 430-4148
Gatlinburg - Tennessee, 37738
Gatlinburg’s most-nail biting race of the summer returns! Set against the backdrop of Gatlinburg’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration, comes the ever-competitive River Raft Regatta, an annual race of unmanned floatables down the Little Pigeon River. All contestants will begin the day at the race’s starting line at the former Christ in the Smokies Museum, beginning from 11 a.m. to register their floatable. The race kicks off at 1 p.m. and ends after all floatables have crossed the finish line at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Eventgoers can opt to enter a rented rubber duck into the competition (or bring your own at no cost) for $2 or 3 for $5 onsite. All proceeds go to the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation and is a great way to for everyone to participate in this fun, thrilling event. This year’s River Raft Regatta will issue trophies to those who finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Treasure, Duck and Most Creative Float categories. Come be a part of the Fourth of July tradition beloved by Gatlinburg visitors of all ages!
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