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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little June round-up of upcoming local events throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! For a complete events calendar, check out our events calendar page. Want to add your event to the list – contact us here
Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg
Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg
Date: Month of June
When: Hours vary, check the website for updates
Country fans already know this place gets its name from superstar Blake Shelton’s breakout hit, “Ol’ Red”, and Blake knows a thing or two about spotting country’s next rising stars. This month, Ole Red features the best in live music with smaller acts to keep you and the artists safe. Artists slated for June include Rebecca Lee Daniels, Jordan Foster, Danny Henderson, Emily Miller, Matt Stillwell, Gabe Walsh, Cole Sitzler, Sara Collins, Shaun Abbott, Temper Evans, Elijah Wise, John Clayton, Kevin Jaggers, Brad Hudson, Chris Rains, Nouveaux Honkies, Ryan Perry, Stephen Goff, Emily Daniels, Chloe Litton, Zach Ray, Aaron Walker Band and Haley Mae Campbell.
Dollywood Summer Celebration
Date: June 20 – August 2, 2020
When: Daily during park hours free with park admission
Spend summer days and nights at Dollywood during the summer celebration. The Gazillion Bubble Show returns and fireworks light the sky each night after dark.
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
Where: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Address: Downtown Gatlinburg
Date: June 19, 2020 – August 1, 2020
When: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales returns this summer to entertain Gatlinburg visitors! Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Daily performances will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This popular six-week event has made the walkable streets of Gatlinburg its live stage, enriching the summer season with interactive, educational and entertaining performances the whole family can enjoy. Note: Artisans only are currently on hold, check the event page before attending for updates.
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament by Rocky Top Outfitters
Where: Pigeon Forge, TN
Date: Saturday, Sunday, June 13-14
When: Saturday, 30 minutes before sunrise-4pm and Sunday, 30 minutes before sunrise-2pm
Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the 21st Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! Fun for all – adults, children, tourists and locals. Over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event! Over $10,000 in cash & prizes! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Rules, registration, and guidelines are available on the website. Note: This tournament has been cancelled and there will be another in October.
Music in the Mountains Parade
Where: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Address: Pigeon Forge Parkway
Date: Friday, June 19
When: 6 pm
For over 30 years, more than 50,000 tourists, fans, and residents gather in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as the summer season kicks off with the annual Spring Parade! This year’s Grand Marshal is Cal Ripken Jr. The parade will celebrate the music history and culture that lives here in the Great Smoky Mountains. Th parade kicks off at 6 pm on June 19th. Get ready to celebrate with many musical groups and talented performers that will fill the streets. The theaters in town will be open ready to entertain with singing, dancing, acting, and so much more! NEW this year, they will be adding four life- sized cold- air balloons with children’s characters and a baseball themed balloon! This event was rescheduled from May. Note: This event has been cancelled.
Pigeon Forge Rod Runs, Car Shows
Where: Leconte Center at Pigeon Forge
Date: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13
When: Check the website
A spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! There will be a cash giveaway, top 25 awards, ultimate 5 awards and King of the Hill. Also scheduled is a swap meet with hundreds of showcars, a car corral, vendors and entertainment. Note: The Rod Run event scheduled for June, has now been cancelled.
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