Gatlinburg Summer Events

Gatlinburg's summer events calendar is packed full of fun stuff to enjoy with the family.  The City of Gatlinburg will host Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales and will also offer the Free Parkway Trolley all summer long. Both of these events start this weekend June 15 and will continue through the middle of August.

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales will kick of its 7th season Friday, June 15 and will run through August 11.  This eight-week nightly event will highlight the past of the Appalachian history and culture.  Tunes and Tales is a summer-long street performance featuring musical performers, storytellers, and craftsmen portraying historical figures from as far back as the 1800s.

The performers arrive nightly in the center of Gatlinburg at 6:00 pm.  These talented individuals turn the streets of Gatlinburg into a stage and provided performances until 11:00 pm.  There are at least 12 different performances each night.  This is sure to be a fantastic educational and entertaining event for the entire family.  If you are in Gatlinburg this summer be sure to stop by to listen to the storytellers, mountain style music, and watch the dancers.  Here is a preview of what to expect.

Also starting Friday, June 15 is Gatlinburg's 2nd annual Free Parkway Trolley.  The Parkway Trolley will run for nine-weeks through August 14.  This free service runs from traffic light number 1 to light number 10 at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  The Parkway Trolley allows visitors and locals to board 3 specially designated trolleys at numerous stops along the parkway at no charge. Just look for the Trolley marked "Free Parkway Trolley" and hop aboard for a ride through downtown Gatlinburg.


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