Things to Do in the Smokies 2015

Nov 24, 2014

2015 Special Events in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

road-trip.jpgAs in years passed, 2015 will be another year offering free, fun and exciting events throughout the Great Smoky Mountains.  Here is a line up 2015 holidays, special events and other things to do that you can include in your vacation plans.  Be sure to make your cabin reservations early to get the best availability and latest deals offered only on advance bookings.

2015 Dates to Remember Printable Calendar

Here are just some of the highlight events of things to do that take place each year in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:

January 24-31:  Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week
A full 8 days dedicated to celebrating all that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers including indoor and outdoor activities, hikes, wildflower and wildlife exhibits, guest speakers and so much more.  This event takes place at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

February 14:  Valentine’s Day
Plan a long, romantic getaway in one of our cabins made for romance featuring a Jacuzzi, cozy fireplace, hot tub and Smoky Mountain views.  President’s Day is on Monday, so you have a long weekend for a romantic winter getaway.
February 18-22: 15th Annual Saddle Up
Enjoy all things the cowboy way during a celebration of the Wild West.  Dance, food, stories, history and good ‘ol fun for 5 days at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

March 21-April 20: Dollywood Festival of Nations
Dolly brings a world of culture to the Smokies with talent, costumes and cuisine from across the globe.

April 5:  Easter and Spring Break
April 17-18:  Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run
April 21-25:  Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
Register now for the annual wildflower pilgrimage that take you into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for all things flora and fauna.

May 23-June 7:  Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Great music, excellent BBQ and tons of family fun!
May 25:  Memorial Day
Choose a family sized cabin and celebrate a long weekend and holiday grilling on a deck with a fabulous view of the Smoky Mountains!

June 13-August 2:  Dollywood’s Great American Summer Celebration
Summertime at its best!  Great food, family fun, and extra long park hours with nightly fireworks!

July 3:  4th of July Downtown Gatlinburg Midnight Parade
July 4:  Independence Day Celebrations
In downtown Gatlinburg, and in Pigeon Forge at Patriot Park and The Island.

* August 7-9:  Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
Enjoy tax free back to school shopping along with low, off-season cabin rental rates. *Anticipated dates.

September 11-12:  Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup Car Show
September 17-19:  Pigeon Forge Fall Grand Rod Run Car Show 

October 31:  Halloween
Celebrate Halloween with the entire family like never before!  Start with the Halloween Kick Off Carnival at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg and then head to the Island in Pigeon Forge for safe, late night fun.

November 7-January 2:  Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Kick off your holiday spirit with a visit to Dolly’s winter wonderland!  Christmas lights, music, special holiday shows and a nightly parade celebrate all things Christmas!
November 11:  Veterans Day
Join the city of Gatlinburg and Heartland Rentals as we honor American Vets with a Regional celebration of their service.
November 11:  Winter Magic Kick Off and Chili Cookoff
Winter magic starts with a chili tasting and contest, live entertainment, Christmas lights and trolley rides throughout Gatlinburg.
November 26:  Happy Thanksgiving!
Celebrate your traditional family holiday right here in the Smokies.  Our large cabins feature full kitchens and large dining areas for your holiday meal.  Choose a cabin with a big screen TV to watch the Macy’s Day Parade and Thanksgiving Football in style!

December 25:  Merry Christmas
Give the gift of a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg vacation this Christmas!
December 31:  New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Gather in Gatlinburg at the Space Needle for a New Year’s Ball Drop and fireworks, or celebrate in Pigeon Forge at The Island.

2015 Dates to Remember Printable Calendar

There are 365 reasons to vacation in the Smoky Mountains during 2015.  Please give us a call at (855) 977-7766 and let one of our guest services representatives assist you in choosing the perfect cabin with just the right amenities for making your vacation a special occasion any day of the year.


Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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