A list of upcoming events in the Smoky Mountains for November
November is an amazing time to visit the Smoky Mountains and the surrounding area. It’s the best time to visit if you want a front-row seat to the fall-winter transformation. Fall leaves tend to reach peak color during the first week of the month. A comfortable chill sets in around week two or three with a few sunny days sprinkled in throughout. And the local attractions follow suit as the entire town transitions into Winterfest. During Winterfest, the fall decor comes down, the winter lights go up, and local shows switch to holiday-themed performances.
Below, you will find a list of local events and attractions happening throughout the area. Our suggestions include Gatlinburg SkyLift Park’s Lights Over Gatlinburg celebration and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. If you want to catch some live music, check out Ole Red’s, Ole Smoky’s at the Island and downtown Gatlinburg, Anakeesta, Hard Rock Cafe, and Puckett’s on select nights.
And hikers will enjoy our many popular trails like Laurel Falls which is open year-round and features beautiful waterfalls. If hiking isn’t your thing, you could instead take a scenic drive on the Cades Cove Loop Road and enjoy nature from the comfort of your car. Be sure to click on the “details” buttons below for additional information about each event.
If you’re a local attraction that would like to add an event to our calendar, please contact our editorial team.