View of Smoky Mountains with sun setting

Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month in Gatlinburg

June 05, 2017

Dad can hike the trails, go zip-lining or mountain biking, and still enjoy the sights and activities downtown, such as Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. This popular event is now in its 12th season, and will take place from June 9 - July 29. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. every evening, musicians, artisans, and various street performers in period costumes will arrive in the center of downtown. Guests will be treated to portrayals of characters from olden days, as far back as 1800. This seven-week period focuses on the rich culture and heritage of the area, and offers the city’s visitors an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience. We suggest booking a family getaway, and visiting additional local and regional attractions. For information on reservations and special getaway packages, visit:, or call (865) 213-2228.