A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for July
Ready to explore the Smoky Mountains in July? The Cades Cove Loop and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail are two of the area’s most visited scenic drives. These can be great options during the summer months when an air-conditioned view of the mountains is preferred by many. They also make for great wildlife-spotting locations.
And if you’re headed to the Loop, be sure to stop by Big Dude Rock Ranch for a bit of horseback riding located conveniently on the way to the Cove from the Pigeon Forge Parkway. If you’re up for a hike, add some of our beautiful waterfalls to your must-see list. Some of the most popular options include Grotto Falls, Rainbow Falls or Laurel Falls. And of course, don’t forget about the area’s second-biggest attraction: The Dollywood theme park.
Dollywood is home to a plethora of record-breaking coasters, incredible shows and fun activities for the whole family. There’s also Dollywood’s Splash Country and Soaky Mountain – Sevier County’s premier waterparks. And trust us, there’s no better way to beat the summer heat. Also in July, the city of Gatlinburg features Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. This special event is a summer-long street performance with costumed musical performers, dancers and storytellers that take to the streets of Gatlinburg. Daily performances are typically from 6 to 10 pm. For additional activities and things to do, be sure to check out our events calendar below.
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