June Events in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

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A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for June

There are so many fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in June, including summertime activities like hiking, kayaking, zip-lining, whitewater rafting and tubing. Also, popular area outdoor attractions like Dollywood, Soaky Mountain and Anakeesta are back to their regular schedules.

If you’re looking for things to do in the great outdoors, you might want to start with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy our many miles of trails, picnic areas and scenic drives. It’s a perfect time to go for an early morning hike and see some mountain peaks – for those who can stand the heat, that is. Our more popular include the Trillium Gap Trail (to the Grottos Falls waterfall), Laurel FallsAlum Cave Trail, and Clingmans Dome. Also, from late May to early June, thousands of visitors gather near the Elkmont Campground to observe the unique synchronous fireflies.

If you’re looking for ways to cool down on warm days, there are also plenty of indoor activities to enjoy at one of our many top attractions. Popular area museums include Alcatraz East, WonderWorks and the Titanic Museum. Head to downtown Gatlinburg for other popular (mostly indoor) attractions including Ober Mountain (and its Aerial Tramway) and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Alternatively, kids of all ages can cool off at a waterpark and enjoy some water slides or a lazy river. Soaky Mountain and Dollywood’s Splash Country are the best waterparks in the Smokies.

River Rat
River Rat offers tubing and whitewater rafting expeditions (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

If you’re a local attraction that would like to add an event to our calendar, please contact our editorial team.

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