February 2021: Upcoming events in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

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With so much to see and do in The Smokies – we thought it would be helpful to create this little February 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!

Litter on Roadway in the Smokies

Save Our Smokies Trash Pick-up Events

Join the Save Our Smokies trash pick-up events on Feb. 17 (meeting at the GSMNP Cosby Entrance) and on Feb. 28 (meet at the Cove Creek Baptist Church in Waynesville, NC).

Group assignments and paperwork completion will be held in the parking area of the meet-up locations.

Supplies will be provided as the supply lasts. Please be aware of health protocols and socially distance during the outdoor work and wear masks during any carpools with anyone outside of your household.

To save time, complete the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) online. For minors, the OF301a and Job Description will also need to be signed in addition to the JHA. Any minors (17 and under) should have an adult accompanying them to volunteer. Visit the Facebook page for more information, updates, and a link to the online forms.

Where: GSMNP Cosby, TN and Cove Creek Baptist Church, Waynesville, NC

Address: GSMNP, Cosby, Tennessee 377221397 Cove Creek Rd, Waynesville, North Carolina 28785

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

When: 8 am

Swimming Fish

Sips and Sharks

Do sharks sleep? Come find out for yourself as you enjoy an adult only version of our aquarium overnights! The night will include drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvers, a behind the scenes tour, a creature feature, continental style breakfast, and so much more!

For more information or updates, visit the website.

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Saturday evening to Sunday morning – Feb. 13-14, 2021

When: 8 pm-8:45 am, admission $99 per person

WonderWorks Building Pigeon Forge

WonderWorks Sensory Days for Children and Adults with Special Needs

WonderWorks is hosting Sensory Days with exhibits that will be altered to provide limited stimulation for those with special needs.

The music in the facility is lowered. Any loud exhibit is not operational and the inversion tunnel is halted, creating a safe environment to enjoy the facility without feeling overwhelmed.

Parents, caretakers, family and children can come to WonderWorks for $10 per person during this event. For more information, visit the website.

Where: WonderWorks

Address: 100 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

When: 2-6 pm, admission is $10 per person

Fish Swimming at Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium Homeschool Program

Ripley’s Aquarium offers special programs for all home schooled students.

In addition to reservation prices, a walk up discount is available for $10.99 (plus tax) per person.

This discount is available for teaching parents, homeschool children and immediate siblings in the same household (minors).

You must provide either a letter of intent, attendance record, or homeschool ID card at the admission windows in order to receive this discount. Visit the website for details.

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

When: 12:30-3:30 pm; K-8 costs $11, adults cost $7, ages 2-5 cost $5.99, ages 2 and under are free

Mountain View

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week 2021 will offer educational programs targeted for the youngsters and guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, as well as many other programs for all ages and interests.

For details on the daily schedule, information on how to sign up for programs, a list of exhibits and vendors and how to enter the photo contest, visit the website.

Where: The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center

Address: 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: Monday-Friday, Feb. 1-5, 2021

When: 1:30 pm-6 pm (Monday), 8:30 am-6 pm Tuesday-Friday

Arrowmont Campus Sign
Photo curtesy of Arrowmont

Arrowmont Kids Camp Day

Register for some cool workshops this spring including Wild World, Hand Sewn Monsters, Bookbinding Camp, Cold Connections and Exploring Acrylic Paint.

Each workshop is geared toward specific age groups. Bring your own lunch, but materials will be provided.

Registration began in December by telephone. Visit the website for a detailed description for each course.

Where: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Address: 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

When: 9 am-2 pm, $50 per person

Early Morning Winter Scene

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Want to take better photos of your adventures?

Join master landscape photographer Will Clay and close-up specialist Ken Thompson for this special weekend featuring the “creative uses of winter light.”

The class will emphasize the use of winter light, sunrise and sunset, overcast and midday light to create master photographs in the Smokies.

The emphasis will be on “shoot and critique,” with class participants presenting a short portfolio of their work on Sunday evening.

As with the spring and fall workshops, there will be help from the instructors in the field as well as with Photoshop. Visit the website to register online.

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Address: 9275 Tremont Road, Townsend, TN 37882

Date: Friday, Feb. 5-Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

When: Begins 4 pm Friday and ends 7:30 am Monday, $750

Fish Swimming at Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium Sensory Night

Ripley’s hosts several sensory-friendly events and nights throughout the year which offer lowered lighting and music throughout the facility.

Quiet spaces are also offered for those who may need a break during their visit.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a Certified Autism Center.

This designation was given by IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) and is awarded to organizations who have completed a training and review process to better serve individuals with sensory needs.

Visit the website for details.

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

When: 5-9 pm, discount of $3 off per person for families, mention ‘Sensory Night’ at the window

Ober Gatlinburg Sign

Ladies Night at the Slopes

Ladies, bring 10 canned food items (or donate $10) and get a free night ski area ticket.

Proceeds benefit the Sevier County Food Ministry. Visit the Ober Gatlinburg website for more information.

Where: Ober Gatlinburg

Address: 1339 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

When: 6-10 pm, free with $10 donation of canned goods (or donate $10)


Love is in the Air at the Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Throughout the month of February, celebrate Valentine’s Day by visiting the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, which will be adorned with red and white twinkling lights along with floral garland wrapped around the “Tunnel of Love”.

Whether you are wanting to get the perfect Valentine’s Day photo opportunity, looking to pop the question or simply wanting to spend quality time with your sweetheart, the Tunnel of Love on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge will definitely create the most romantic memory of a lifetime.

For more information, visit the website.

Where: Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Address: 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Month of February

When: Daily, included with admission

Free Music at Ole Red Gatlinburg

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.

Here, at the only live music spot in Gatlinburg with hand-picked talent from Nashville, you never know who will take the stage every Friday and Saturday night!

Visit the website for updates.

Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg

Address: 511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Date: Month of February

When: 5-10 pm, most Friday & Saturday nights (see website for details)

Enjoying a Meal at Puckett's

Free Music at Puckett’s

Puckett’s is a restaurant and music venue that embodies true Tennessee culture through its signature comfort foods and featuring of talented area artists and musicians.

Puckett’s Pigeon Forge features live music most Saturday nights starting at 7:30 pm. Follow the website for updates.

Where: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

Address: 2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Date: Month of February

When: 7:30 pm, most Saturday nights

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.

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