Check out the Smokies in the summer! Schools out, summer is in!

  “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

 Henry James Getemoji 




We know you are just as excited as we are that summer is finally here! There are so many things to do while you are visiting the Smokies in the summer. Here are a few of our recommendations!

Smokies in the Summer

Farmers Market

 Downtown Sevierville Farmer’s Market : Located at 148 Bruce Street every Friday morning through October. Here you will find locally sourced; produce, fresh breads, soaps, pottery,  and many other crafts.



Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Expeditions Camps : Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers half-day adventures with their educational staff. Campers will enjoy story time, a scavenger hunt and crafts. Campers even get a chance to get up close and personal with fascinating animals!


2018 Dates
June 13th – Expedition: Tropical Trek
June 27th – Expedition: Searching for Sea Turtles
July 11th – Expedition: Playful Penguins


 Wears Valley Ranch Artisan Craft Sale : Wears Valley Ranch host its 3rd annual artisan craft sale. You will find vintage items, crafts, jewelry,  furniture, and pottery. Live music and ice cream! This even is under shelter and has free admission and parking.



Gatlinburg kicks off the first Independence Parade in Nation at 12:01AM on July 4th. The Parade begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turns south on the Parkway at traffic light #3 and travels the length of downtown.


Gatlinburg 4th of July firework celebrations begins at 10PM. The best viewing area is between Traffic light #3 and #5.


Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair : The artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show. Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.



Smoky Mountain TN May Events

Springtime in the Smokies is a great time of year to look at Smoky Mountain TN property.  This springtime is extra special because the entire year is the 75th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, so throughout the year community and park events are offered to the locals and tourists.  The following are the park and surrounding Smoky Mountain TN community May activities:

Dolly’s Homecoming Parade in Pigeon Forge 5/8/2009

Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Fontana Dam 5/9/2009, 5/10/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Lakeshore Campsite 90 to Campsite 77 in Fontana Dam 5/9/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Hazel Creek to Bone Valley in Fontana Dam 5/10/2009

Pi Beta Phi Elementary School’s Heritage Celebration in honor of the Park’s 75th Anniversary in Gatlinburg 5/14/2009, 5/15/2009

Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass in Sevierville 5/15/2009, 5/16/2009

TROUTFEST in Townsend 5/15/2009, 5/16/2009, 5/17/2009

Bear Awareness Day in Knoxville 5/16/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Ace Gap/Beard Cane/Cooper Road/Wet Bottom in Fontana Dam 5/16/2009

Cosby in the Park05/16/2009

DLIA Springtail Saturday in Lake Junaluska 5/16/2009

Caldwell Fork Loop Hike with Carolina Mountain Club in Cataloochee Valley 5/17/2009

Heritage Fest in Bryson City 5/22/2009, 5/23/2009

Fading Voices in Robbinsville 5/23/2009

Appalachian Dumplin’ Festival in Winfield 5/23/2009

Take a Walk on the River Walk in Townsend 5/23/2009, 9/5/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Noland Creek to Campsite 66 in Fontana Dam 5/23/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Tunnel Bypass/Goldmine Loop/Lakeshore in Fontana Dam 5/23/2009

Fern Foray5/23/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Hemphill Bald/Caldwell Fork/Rough Fork in Fontana Dam 5/24/2009

Spring for the Smokies in Waynesville 5/28/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Forney Ridge/Springhouse Branch/Forney Creek to Campsite 70/Forney C./Whiteoak Branch/Lakeshore in Fontana Dam 5/30/2009

75 on the 75th Hike: Meigs Creek/Meigs Mountain/Jakes Creek in Fontana Dam 5/31/2009

For more information on these Smoky Mountain TN community events or Smoky Mountain TN property, please contact Jason White, the local Smoky Mountain TN real estate agent.