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Gatlinburg July 2013 Events


CHEROKEE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina
July 4th, 2013
Celebrate Independence Day with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds.

DOLLYWOOD KIDSFEST
Dollywood, 1020 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Mid-June - Early August, 2013
800-DOLLYWOOD
Kid crafts, karaoke, puppets, clowns, jugglers, magicians, a trained dog show, extreme sports and much more highlight the festivities at Dollywood theme park during Kidfest. Other annual events held at Dollywood include the Dollywood Festival of Nations in April, Harvest Celebration in September and Smoky Mountain Christmas starting in November. For more information about Dollywood's KidsFest, visit www.dollywood.com.

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW
Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Fourth of July, 2013
865-436-0500
Celebrate Independence Day with an incredible display of fireworks that will light up downtown Gatlinburg. The fireworks show usually takes place approximately 1 hour after dark.

FOURTH OF JULY MIDNIGHT PARADE
Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee
July 3, 2013
865-436-0500

Lighted floats, giant helium balloons, lively marching bands and more make up Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July Midnight Parade, which begins promptly on July 4 th at 12:01 AM – making it the first Independence Day parade in the country each year.

GATLINBURG CRAFTSMEN’S FAIR
Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
July 19-28, 2013
865-436-7479

More than 200 of the most talented artists and craftspeople in the Smoky Mountains showcase their talents in the areas of woodworking, pottery, furniture making, basketweaving, dulcimer making, stained glass, metal work, jewelry, broommaking, quilting, candlemaking and more at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, which also takes place in October. Hours are 10 AM to 7 PM Monday through Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday.

GATLINBURG RIVER RAFT REGATTA
River Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Fourth of July, 2013
865-436-0500
Starting at 12 PM sharp on the Fourth of July at Christus Gardens bridge, the Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta is an unmanned floatable object race for prizes. Arrive at 11:30 AM to enter the free Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta.

INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina
Mid-July, 2013
Horseshoe enthusiasts of all skill levels descend upon the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds for the Indian Summer Festival, which also features great food and live music.

JULY POWWOW
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina
Early July, 2013
Live music, arts and crafts, traditional dance, singing can be experienced at the two-day July Powwow, which takes place at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds.

PATRIOT FESTIVAL AT PATRIOT PARK
Patriot Park, Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
July 3, 2013
865-429-7350
Enjoy live music, great food, children’s activities and a spectacular fireworks display during the Patriot Festival at Patriot Park in downtown Pigeon Forge. For more information about the Patriot Festival, visit mypigeonforge.com/patriot.

TENNESSEE SMOKIES BASEBALL
Smokies Stadium, 3540 Line Drive, Kodak, Tennessee
Early April to Early September, 2013

865-286-2300
For a night of fun, affordable family entertainment, Tennessee Smokies baseball can’t be beat! A Class AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tennessee Smokies compete in the Southern League of Professional Baseball against the likes of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Greenville Braves, Carolina Mudcats and Jacksonville Suns. The state-of-the-art Tennessee Smokies Stadium, which opened in 2000, features 6,000 seats, a grass berm around most of the outfield and a full-service restaurant called the Double Play Café. The Tennessee Smokies play their home games in Kodak, which lies just Northwest of Sevierville (Exit 407 off of Interstate 40).

UNTO THESE HILLS OUTDOOR DRAMA
U.S. 441 at Drama Road, Cherokee, North Carolina
Mid-June to Late August, 2013
828-497-2111, 1-866-554-4557
A moving outdoor drama that takes place in the beautiful 2,800-seat Mountainside Theatre, Unto These Hills traces the history of the Cherokee people from the arrival of Hernando De Soto in 1540 to the tragic Trail of Tears in 1838. Unto These Hills is presented nightly at 8:30 PM (except Sunday) from mid-June through late August. Arrive early for pre-show entertainment, which begins at 7:45 PM. Reservations are strongly suggested.