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Sizzling Summer Fun

July 01, 2019

Our glorious July 4th parade begins at 12:00 p.m. on July 4, and is a perfect combination of lights, floats, and marching bands, along with an ongoing theme: a tribute to the nation’s veterans, those currently serving, and our military heroes. Next, get ready for a dazzling fireworks finale on July 4th at 10:00 p.m. in the heart of downtown. Hint: optimal viewing can be found near traffic lights #3 and #5, so arrive early and listen to the music of Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. Lastly, head over to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on July 12-21. Enjoy live music as you browse hundreds of vendor booths and get a head start on that holiday gift list. Best of all, you’ll see on-the-spot demonstrations by dozens of skilled artisans, who welcome your questions and comments as they create their work.